The Week in Pictures

From violence in Iraq to strikes in Portugal, here's a look at what dominated the headlines this week.

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    Egyptian military drills

    On Sunday, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, second left, observes a military drill dubbed Naval Victory 45, from the frigate Toshka in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. The drill involved dozens of naval vessels, Chinook helicopters and F-16 fighter jets in a commemoration of the 1967 sinking of the Israeli destroyer Eilat by Egypt.

    (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    NYSE

    On Monday, specialist Patrick Kenny works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Latest government data on the growth of the U.S. economy is expected to show tepid expansion.

    (AP Photo)

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    Maria Sharapova

    Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Sara Errani of Italy during their tennis match at the WTA championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday.

    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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    Detroit Tigers

    Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander throws during a workout at Comerica Park in Detroit, Monday. When Dave Dombrowski first took over as president of the Detroit Tigers, they lost 225 games his first two seasons. But in 2004, Detroit drafted Justin Verlander, the first step toward building one of baseball's glamour teams in the heart of the Motor City.

    (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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    Violence in Lebanon

    A Lebanese man prays at the grave of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan and his bodyguard, Ahmad Sahyouni, who were assassinated on Friday by a car bomb, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday.

    (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon, Pool)

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    Benjamin Netanyahu

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks to journalists during his visit to the east Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood of Gilo, Tuesday. Netanyahu vowed on Tuesday to continue building in the Jerusalem district days after European Union criticism because it is claimed by Palestinians.

    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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    Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign stop, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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    Russian riot police

    Russian riot police force (OMON) officers demonstrate their skills during an exhibition training devoted to the 25th anniversary of the squad in Moscow, Tuesday.

    (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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    Violence in Baghdad

    People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in the Shiite neighborhood of Shula in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday. Three bombs in parked cars exploded simultaneously in separate areas of the northwestern Bagdad neighborhood of Shula in the early morning Tuesday, killing and wounding several people, police said.

    (AP Photo)

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    Myanmar monks

    Myanmar Buddhist monks pray at Sule pagoda as they stage a rally in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Oct.25, 2012. About nearly 200 protester including Buddhist monks called for to stop violence in western Myanmar.

    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama delivers boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, that he purchased nearby, to firefighters at Fire Station No. 14., during an unannounced visit, Thursday in Tampa, Fla.

    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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    Portuguese austerity

    Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest called by a Portuguese Republican Guard force association against economic austerity measures taken by Portugal's government in Lisbon, Wednesday.

    (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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    Ai Weiwei

    Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei plays a video clip he uploaded on Youtube on a computer in Beijing, China, Thursday. In the video, Ai sports a neon-pink T-shirt, black jacket and dark sunglasses and energetically mimics rodeo-style dance moves made famous by South Korean rapper PSY whose original video became an Internet sensation.

    (AP Photo/Ezra Shaw, Pool)

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    World Series

    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, in San Francisco.

    (AP Photo/Todd Stone)

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    Peanuts

    Peanut grower Armond Morris examines peanuts ready for harvest at his Irwinville, Ga., farm on Thursday. Morris, like most Georgia farmers, is expecting a banner year for peanuts.

    (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Spink)

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    Church shooting

    Law enforcement gather in front of the chapel at World Changers Church International in College Park, Ga. Wednesday, where a church volunteer leading prayer was shot and killed. Authorities were searching for a former church employee suspected in the shooting.

    (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Mark Lambie)

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    Mexican artifacts

    Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Director of Domestic Operations Janice Ayala speaks during a news conference Thursday at the Mexican Consulate where the United States returned seized artifacts to Mexico.

    (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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    Japanese world markets

    A woman cycle pasts in front of electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday. Asian stock markets fell Friday after the latest data on U.S. housing dimmed hopes of improvement in an industry that is crucial to recovery in the world's No. 1 economy.

    (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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    Microsoft Windows 8

    An attendant stands next to a computer running Microsoft Windows 8 operating system during a launching ceremony in Hong Kong Friday. Microsoft launched a radical redesign of its world-dominating Windows operating system, introducing a touch-enabled interface that attempts to bridge the gap between personal computers and fast-growing mobile devices powered by the company's fiercest competitors.

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    George McGovern

    Joe Biden addresses a crowd at a funeral ceremony for former U.S. Sen. George McGovern.

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