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The Week in Pictures: October 30-November 5, 2010

Victories and defeats, hurricanes and volcanoes, hippo hygiene and cute kids in bunny costumes

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    Comedians Stephen Colbert, right, and Jon Stewart perform

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    An earthquake survivor washes his hands in a bucket, donated by Haiti’s Red Cross to control infections, near a damaged helicopter in a provisional camp in downtown Port-au-Prince Saturday.

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    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is helped onto a cart to be taken off the field

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    President Obama, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, right, and U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias

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    Motorists ride away from the eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Indonesia, Sunday. The volcano’s renewed eruption Sunday prompted panic and chaos among thousands of villagers who had taken advantage of a lull in activity to rush home and check on their livestock.

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    Supporters of presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff celebrate the former guerrilla fighter’s victory in a runoff election in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday. Rousseff will become Brazil’s first female leader when she takes office Jan. 1.

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    Triplets Aliah, Steven and Aiden Tarabokija, from left, take part in the annual Halloween Ragamuffin Parade in Hoboken, N.J., Sunday.

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    A poll worker marks votes for former President Henri Konan Bedie on a school blackboard during vote counting at a polling station in the former rebel stronghold of Bouake, Ivory Coast, Sunday.

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    Former Presidents George Bush, left, and his son, George W. Bush, drive onto the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers Sunday.

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    Actress Shannon Tavarez, left, who starred on Broadway in “The Lion King,” on July 16 at her home in Queens, N.Y. Tavarez died Monday at the age of 11 after a battle with leukemia. At right, Sparky Anderson in a 1994 file photo.

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    A woman kisses Hanan al-Samawi outside al-Samawi’s house in the capital city of San’a, Yemen, Monday after Yemeni police released her.

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    An aerial view shows a giant landslide under a residential street taking a car with it and leaving another near the edge in Schmalkalden, Germany, Monday. Residents were evacuated from 23 buildings, but there were no injuries.

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    People hang a banner reading “No more death” in Spanish outside the federal attorney general’s office in Mexico City, Monday.

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    San Francisco Giants players meet at the mound as they celebrate their victory in Game 5 to clinch the World Series over the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Monday.

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    An Afghan policeman poses while wearing a mask at an outpost near the town of Kunjak in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province Tuesday.

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    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. and Christine O’Donnell, right

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    House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, who broke into tears during his speech, addresses supporters at a Republican election night results watch rally in Washington Tuesday.

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    A keeper brushes a hippo’s teeth at the Shanghai Zoo Wednesday. The hippo has its teeth cleaned three times a week to reduce the chance of mouth diseases.

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    President Obama

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    One of a fleet of cable car buses carries San Francisco Giants players through a sea of confetti during a victory parade for the World Series champions Wednesday.

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    U.N. soldiers and an aid worker take a little girl up into a U.N. truck as earthquake survivors are evacuated from the Corail-Cesselesse tent refugee camp before the arrival of tropical storm Tomas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday.

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    Actress Demi Moore speaks during a news conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York Thursday.

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    Firefighters surround a Qantas passenger plane that made an emergency landing in Singapore’s Changi International Airport Thursday after having engine problems.

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    U.S. Marines take defensive positions after a rocket was fired at their base Thursday in Sangin, Afghanistan. The rocket overshot the base.

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    A man sells face masks on an ash-covered street in Muntilan, Indonesia, Thursday.

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    Brian David Mitchell is escorted into the federal courthouse building in Salt Lake City Thursday.

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    A man stands near the crowned head of a statue of Jesus being built in Swiebodzin, Poland.

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    People wade through a flooded street during the passing of Hurricane Tomas in Leogane, Haiti.

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    Indian Shiite Muslims hold placards and shout slogans against the visit of President Obama after prayers outside a mosque in Lucknow, India, Friday. President Obama was scheduled to visit India Nov. 6-9.