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A soldier mans a checkpoint where a sign spells out curfew hours in the Philippine city of Tacloban, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP/Getty Images

A woman helps her husband breathe with a hand ventilator after he had to have his leg amputated at the Divine Word hospital, which was still operating without power seven days after Typhoon Haiyan struck Tacloban.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP/Getty Images

U.S. relief aid delivered by the aircraft carrier George Washington is loaded onto a Navy Seahawk helicopter for distribution in Tacloban.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated Press

Figure skaters perform during the opening of the 16th Annual Downtown On Ice outdoor skating rink at Pershing Square in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

United Teachers Los Angeles union members including Will Elston, a high school special education teacher, center, rally outside LAUSD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles to call for pay raises in light of the passage of Proposition 30.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

A family is reflected in a tide pool as they search for hermit crabs amid warm weather and clear skies in Laguna Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

President Obama delivers a speech about the economy at the ArcelorMittal Cleveland steel mill in Ohio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM WATSON / AFP/Getty Images

The National Park Service has begun removing the scaffolding that was erected around the Washington Monument to allow crews to repair the obelisk, which was damaged in an earthquake in August 2011. It has been closed to the public ever since, and the park service hopes it will reopen in the spring. It will take about three months for the scaffolding to be gone.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Greek children place red flowers at a monument in Athens to victims of the violent putdown of a 1973 uprising against the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU / EPA

Demonstrators scuffle with police during a student rally in Turin, Italy. Students were protesting all over the country against the government's austerity measures and cuts in the education system planned in the 2014 budget bill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO DI MARCO / EPA

Fernando Vérgez Alzaga lies prostrate before being elevated to bishop during a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Pope Francis canceled his morning audiences Friday because of a cold, the first time the industrious pope is known to have slowed his busy schedule due to illness.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated Press

A Shiite Muslim shouts slogans in front of a burning market outside an Islamic seminary set on fire by a Shiite mob during clashes with Sunni Muslims in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anjum Naveed / Associated Press

A Sikh boy displays his skills at Gatka, a form of martial art, during a religious procession in Bhopal, India, celebrating the birthday of the first Sikh guru, or master, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPA

Kristin Lynn Hildebrand of the U.S. has the upper hand in a FIVB World Grand Champions Cup volleyball match against Russia in Tokyo. The U.S. won the opening-round match, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 25-12.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIYOSHI OTA / EPA

Travis White and other volunteers with Unified We Serve at Cal State Northridge in Southern California places thousands of collected food items on the steps of the campus library Wednesday. The items, including clothing, books and toys, will be donated to Meet Each Need with Dignity.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Paddleboaters coast through the cooling mist of the fountain in Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, where temperatures climbed into the high 80s on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

San Bernardino County sheriff's investigators on Wednesday excavate a grave on the outskirts of Victorville, Calif., containing what they suspect are the skeletal remains of multiple people. A motorcyclist on Monday found the first set of remains and reported it to the Sheriff's Department, officials said in a written statement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A woman in the Indonesian village of Tigapancur holds her daughter as Mt. Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke. As many as 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in North Sumatra due to the volcanic eruptions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images AsiaPac

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, left, and Maria Tereza Goulart, the widow of former Brazilian President (1961-64) Joao "Jango" Goulart, place a wreath over the coffin of the former leader at Brasilia's air base. His remains were exhumed Wednesday at a cemetery in Sao Borja, near the Argentinian border, to determine if he was poisoned.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EVARISTO SA / AFP

A man walks by broken palm trees on the outskirts of Tacloban, Philippines, on the eastern island of Leyte. Scores of decaying bodies from Typhoon Haiyan were being taken to mass graves as authorities grappled with the disposal of the dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP

A young Bulgarian couple kiss during an anti-government protest Wednesday in downtown Sofia. Forty-eight people were arrested and four, including a police officer, were injured in clashes that broke out during a protest to press for the resignation of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski's Socialist-backed government, Bulgarian police said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP

Men and women in Kabul, Afghanistan, gather to commemorate Ashura, an annual holy day throughout the Muslim world. Ceremonial chest beating and other types of self-flagellation are a display of their devotion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Palestinian militants of the Izzedine Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing, display their skills during an anti-Israel parade as part of the celebrations marking the first anniversary of an Israeli army operation in the Gaza Strip.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

A large ball of fire burns in an open field after a gas line exploded outside of Milford, Texas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LARRY W. SMITH / EPA

A woman washes up amid the devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Getty Images

Wounded TSA Officer Tony Grigsby is greeted by fellow officers after the public memorial service for slain Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

In this natural color mosaic image provided by NASA and taken by the Cassini spacecraft, Saturn is shown eclipsing the sun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA

The skeleton of a woman from Salzmuende is shown in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle, Germany. Funeral rites and graves are the focus of the new special exhibition "3,300 BC - Mysterious Stone Age Dead and Their World."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER ENDIG / EPA

Activists wear masks of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and the leader of the Social Democratic Party, Sigmar Gabriel, as they demonstrate for the introduction of nationwide referendums while the party and members of the conservative CDU/CSU union met for coalition talks in Berlin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP/Getty Images

Albanian environmental activists protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tirana against the prospect of using the country as a site for destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENT SHKULLAKU / AFP/Getty Images

Ukrainian riot policemen stand in front of activists holding a banner bearing the picture of Yulia Tymoshenko and reading "Free Yulia, free Ukraine" during a demonstration held in front of the parliament in Kiev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP/Getty Images

An Olympic torchbearer starts his ride atop a dog sled at Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, more than 4,000 miles east of Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

Iranians distribute food in the village of Ahaar to needy people during the Ashura mourning feast. The day commemorates the anniversary of death of the third Shiite Imam Hussein, who was grandson of Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH / EPA

An Iranian Muslim Shiite impersonates the role of Zaafar Jinni, the king of Muslim genies, the spiritual creatures mentioned in the Koran, during the annual religious performance of "Taazieh" in the Iranian town of Noosh Abad, marking the mourning period of Ashura.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEHROUZ MEHRI / AFP

Jordanian fans cheer for their team during the World Cup playoff first leg soccer match between Jordan and Uruguay at Amman International Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Raad Adayleh / Associated Press

French dancer Annabelle Chambon performs in Taipei ahead of the Jan Fabre/Troubleyn performance of "Preparatio Mortis."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANDY CHENG / AFP/Getty Images

A couple view Christmas lights at the Shinjuku business district after leaving their office in Tokyo. About 370,000 light-emitting diodes will be on display until Dec. 25.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPA

A mostly cloudy day yields a golden sunset as a brakeman aboard a freight train rolls into Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Tears stream down the face of 10-year-old James Dotson of Bellflower as he attends a candlelight vigil for his cousin Elawnza Peebles,14, in in Los Angeles. Elawnza was fatally shot as he was walking home in the 4600 block of Kansas Avenue near 46th Street Friday evening.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A Filipino woman holding a baby runs during a downpour in the super typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban, Philippines. International aid poured in for the Philippines as authorities stepped up efforts to reach survivors driven to looting after one of the world’'s strongest typhoons devastated their towns. A tropical depression brought heavy rains over the central and eastern Philippines, where provinces badly hit by Haiyan are located, raising concerns that relief operations would be hampered.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPA

A boy looks at the debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban after Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm in the world this year, hit the Philippines. The Philippine government said it had deployed armored vehicles, set up checkpoints and imposed a curfew to help end looting.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP

Lee Roeser, right, a lead wrangler in front of 100 mules as they march on Western Avenue making their way from Brand Park in Glendale to the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Artist Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio organizers began the journey in Lone Pine, Calif., on Oct. 18 and have traversed more than 240 miles, walking the length of the aqueduct with the animals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A boat motors along the Lake Lucerne behind an autumnal maple in front of the Urner mountains in Luetzelau, Switzerland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sigi Tischler / KEYSTONE

Afghan government officials and policemen watch as a cache of alcohol and drugs burn in Kabul, Afghanistan. Opium, heroin, morphine, hashish and thousands of bottles alcohol and beer were destroyed as part of a fight against drugs amid a surge in opium cultivation government, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FARSHAD USYAN / AFP

A Shia Muslim walks across burning embers during the Ashura festival in Yangon, Myanmar. Shia Muslims mark the Day of Ashura as a day of mourning for the death of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Devotees recite prayers, flagellate themselves and walk on fire to mark the day of mourning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khin Maung Win / Associated Press

A rebel fighter holds a position in a damaged building during clashes with Syrian government forces in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor, Syria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD ABOUD / AFP

A Syrian boy holds bottles of water in a refugee camp in the town of Harmanli, south-east of Sofia, Bulgaria. Bulgaria's asylum centers are severely overcrowded after the arrival of almost 10,000 refugees this year, half of them Syrian. The influx has fueled anti-immigrant sentiment in a country already struggling with dire poverty.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV / AFP

Afghan refugee Hasanat Mohammed, 5, poses for a picture while standing outside his home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency. Thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Matthew McConaughey, the lead actor in "Dallas Buyers Club," in Beverly Hills.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Jared Leto stars in "Dallas Buyers Club," in which he plays a transvestite.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Homeless veterans gather at the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles to raise a U.S. flag on Veterans Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Marine Corps veteran Steven Bell, 49, salutes during the presentation of the colors during a Veterans Day observance at the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles. The event also included patriotic music, testimonials and a color guard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A visitor at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington passes early in the morning on Veterans Day on Monday to look at the names inscribed on the wall. Several ceremonies are scheduled in the nation's capital to honor those who have served in the U.S. military including a wreath laying at Vietnam War Memorial. The Washington Monument is at right.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: J. David Ake / Associated Press

World War II veteran Harry Marrington, from Portsmouth, England, leans down to pick up a paper poppy during an Armistice Day ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, on Monday. The Menin Gate Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are not known.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Virginia Mayo / Associated Press

People walk among debris next to a ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan at Anibong in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on Monday. Hundreds of Philippine soldiers and police poured into a city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan to try to contain looting that threatens an emergency relief effort.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Noel Celis / AFP

A Palestinian kicks a burning tire toward Israeli security forces (unseen) in a demonstration in the West Bank city of Hebron on Monday, marking the ninth anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat, the former PLO chairman and Palestinian president. Recent reports by a Swiss forensic team conclude that Arafat was poisoned to death by polonium-210, but a Russian teams thinks the results are inconclusive.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPA

A woman throws a bag near a garbage container piled up with trash bags during the seventh day of a garbage collectors strike, in Madrid on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

Ground personnel carry International Space Station crew member Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin near his capsule after it landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shamil Zhumatov / Pool

Residents flee the area following the eruption of Sinabung volcano at Kuta Gugung village, in Karo on Sunday. No casualties were reported. Some 1,710 people have been evacuated since Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia erupted, according to Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHARISMA TARIGAN / AFP

Iraqi youngsters help push a vehicle through flood waters in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday following overnight rains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

Indian camel herders sit among camels as they arrive for the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, India, on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / Associated Press

David Hall and Star the Reindeer cross I Street in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, while walking in a snowstorm on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Roth / The Anchorage Daily News

Runners participate in the "Color Run" across the streets of Santiago on Sunday. Some 15,000 people took part in the 5-kilometer race, organizers said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

Masqueraded revelers celebrate the start of the carnival season in the western German city of Duesseldorf on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRIK STOLLARZ / AFP

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The Week in Pictures | Nov. 11–17, 2013

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The Week in Pictures | Nov. 11–17, 2013

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin our report in the Philippines with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, where an international aid effort gathered steam and resilient Filipinos in battered towns have started the process of rebuilding their lives and those of their neighbors – with or without help from their government or foreign aid groups. Under fire for what critics say is the slow pace of its typhoon relief effort, the Philippine government Friday defended its handling of what might be the worst natural disaster in recent history. More photos

Los Angeles: Wounded TSA officer Tony Grigsby is greeted by fellow officers after the public memorial service for slain Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. More photos

Space: A natural color mosaic image provided by NASA shows Saturn eclipsing the sun.

Washington, D.C: The National Park Service began removing the scaffolding that was erected to allow crews to repair the Washington Monument, which was damaged in an earthquake in August 2011. It has been closed to the public ever since, and the park service hopes it will reopen in the spring. It will take about three months for the scaffolding to be gone.

Ahaar, Iran: Iranians distribute food to needy people during the Ashura mourning feast. The day commemorates the anniversary of the death of the third Shiite Imam Hussein, who was grandson of Muslim prophet Mohammed.

Medan, Indonesia: Mt. Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke near the village of Tigapancur. As many as 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in North Sumatra due to the volcanic eruptions. The volcano has been erupting for several days, spewing ash and lava 2.5 miles into the sky.

Kabul, Afghanistan: A cache of alcohol and drugs are burned as part of a fight against drugs amid a surge in opium cultivation, government officials said.

Turin, Italy: Demonstrators scuffle with police during a student rally. Students were protesting all over the country against the government’s austerity measures and cuts in the education system planned in the 2014 budget bill.

Add stops in New York, Germany, Russia, Japan and Ukraine to round out the report.

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