U.S. President Barack Obama walks onstage with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters, Sasha and Malia, to deliver his victory speech at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 6. After a hard-fought campaign, Obama won reelection against Republican candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Tuesday. For a look at the global challenges facing the president in his next term, click here.
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Above, supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney react to election results on Nov. 6 in Boston, Massachusetts. Romney has not announced plans for what he'll do next.
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Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in China, declared the once-in-a-decade 18th Party Congress open on Nov. 8 inside Beijing's Great Hall of the People, where more than 2,200 delegates will meet for a week and install Vice President Xi Jinping as the party's new general-secretary. In this photo, delegates arrive for the opening session of the congress. For FP's complete coverage of the selection process, click here.
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Greek police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting outside parliament ahead of a key vote on a new round of austerity measures on Nov. 7. Some protestors responded by hurling petrol bombs at police forces as 70,000 people briefly rioted in Athens. Above, a protester wearing a gas mask faces riot police.
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Thousands of opponents of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner gathered in middle- and upper-class neighborhoods around the Argentine capital and other cities, banging cooking pots in a noisy protest (called a "cacerolazo") against Kirchner's bid to run for a third term. Kirchner, 59, is currently barred by the Argentine constitution from running for a third consecutive term, but her supporters in Congress have been lobbying for a constitutional amendment allowing her to make a bid for reelection. Above, an aerial view of protesters in Cordoba on Nov. 8.
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southwestern Guatemala on Nov. 7, killing 48 people and injuring another 150. The earthquake also rattled nerves in neighboring Mexico and El Salvador, sparking a tsunami alert on the Salvadoran coast and evacuations from offices, homes, and schools as far north as Mexico City. In this photo taken in the San Cristobal Cuchu municipality of San Marcos, close to Guatemala City, relatives huddle by the coffins of loved ones who died in the earthquake .
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Bahraini Shiite women attend the funeral of 43-year-old Asia Hassan al-Madeh in the western Manama suburb of Jidhafs on Nov. 6. According to the Bahraini opposition, Asia was allegedly killed after tear gas was fired by riot police inside her house. The country was rocked on Nov. 5 by the coordinated detonation of five explosives, causing observers to worry that political tensions on the island could lead to increased violence.
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A man walks past several boats that were washed up on the shoreline of the Great Kills community in Staten Island, New York, during Superstorm Sandy on Nov. 7. The city continued to struggle in the aftrmath of the storm, with gas shortages and power outages continuing to plague residents of some areas.
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According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 37,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of Syria's anti-regime revolt since March 2011, with over 1,000 dead in the past week. Above, Syrian children play on the rubble of buildings in the northern Syrian town of Atareb in the Aleppo province on Nov. 7.
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The demolition of Palestinian properties and Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem are two of the most contentious issues in the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. In this photo, Palestinian girls look at what remains of their houses, which were demolished by Israeli bulldozers for being built without a permit in Yatta village, south of the West Bank town of Hebron, on Nov. 6.
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About 85 people are missing after an overloaded boat carrying Rohingya refugees to Malaysia sank off the coast of Bangladesh early on Nov. 7, the second such event in less than a fortnight, officials said. Above, surviving refugees wait on a fishing boat following their rescue by Bangladeshi border guards in Teknaf.
Above, a municipal health worker fumigates a neighborhood in New Dehli, India, against mosquitoes on Nov. 7 to control the spread of dengue. The mosquito-borne disease continues to spread in the Indian capital, with 39 fresh cases reported on Nov. 7, bringing the number of people infected this season to 1,288, according to the Press Trust of India.
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On Nov. 7, Russia marked the 71st anniversary of the historic 1941 parade, when Red Army soldiers marched to the front line of World War II while Nazi German troops were just a few miles from Moscow. Above, Russian soldiers prepare to march in a military parade in Moscow wearing the World War II-era uniforms of the Red Army troops.
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A crack addict sleeps on the ground in the Parque Uniao slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during a joint operation on Nov. 7 by municipal social workers and police to remove addicts from the streets.
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A man rides a horse at Teppe Maranjanin, close to of the Tomb of King Mohammad Nadir Shah, on Nov. 6 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The tomb was built to commemorate the king's assasination in 1933.The trial of Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, who is accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers, continued this week in the United States, with prosecuters seeking the death penalty.
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An Indian worker puts gunpowder inside a clay pot to make a firecracker for the upcoming Diwali celebration near Kolkata on Nov. 8. Firecrackers are in heavy demand during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which takes place on Nov. 13.
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A Romanian shepherd herds his sheep in front of the Bucegi mountains in Rasnov, close to Bucharest, on Nov. 6.
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