In Pictures

Week in pictures: 1-7 November 2014

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

Image copyright Yannis Behrakis/reuters
Image caption Turkish soldiers keep warm on top of a hill overlooking the Syrian border city of Kobane which has been besieged by Islamic State fighters for almost two months.
Image copyright Ross D Franklin/ap
Image caption The Republican Party had a successful night in the US mid-term elections, winning control of the Senate. Here supporter Katie Granger leaves a Republican election night party with a photo cut-out of former President George W Bush.
Image copyright Stefano Rellandin/reuters
Image caption An assistant helps Pope Francis as a gust of wind blows his mantle across his face at the end of his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Rome.
Image copyright Massoud Hossaini/ap
Image caption Afghan special forces demonstrate their skills at a training camp in Kabul during the first visit to the country by Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg.
Image copyright Dolores Ochoa/ap
Image caption Ecuador's Emelec fans cheer for their team during a Copa Sudamericana football match in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Image copyright Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images
Image caption US tightrope walker Nik Wallenda successfully completed back-to-back high-wire walks above the city of Chicago, watched by thousands of people. The 35-year-old achieved the two skyscraper crossings without a safety net or a harness.
Image copyright Edgard Garrido/reuters
Image caption A woman, with her face painted to look like the popular Mexican figure called Catrina, poses for a photo during the Day of the Dead in Mixquic.
Image copyright OLIVIER MORIN/AFP
Image caption A windsurfer rides on the northern coast of Italy in Aurelia in Andora.
Image copyright Matt Alexander/PA
Image caption About 500 cars made the 60-mile annual London-to-Brighton Veteran Car Run. The event attracts entrants from all over the globe.

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