Photos of the Week: From Catalonia’s independence vote to Kenyan elections

From Catalonia’s independence vote to Kenyan elections, photos of the week from around the world.

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A protester brandishing a machete and a knife prepares to take cover from incoming tear gas canisters during clashes with police forces in Kibera, Nairobi, on October 26, 2017. (Marco Longari / AFP)

A protester brandishing a machete and a knife prepares to take cover from incoming tear gas canisters during clashes with police forces in Kibera, Nairobi, on October 26, 2017. (Marco Longari / AFP)

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People celebrate after Catalonia's parliament voted to declare independence from Spain in Barcelona on October 27, 2017. (Pau Barrena / AFP)

People celebrate after Catalonia's parliament voted to declare independence from Spain in Barcelona on October 27, 2017. (Pau Barrena / AFP)

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A mourner holds up an image of the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej as she waits with others for his funeral procession to continue in Bangkok on October 27, 2017. (Ye Aung Thu / AFP)

A mourner holds up an image of the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej as she waits with others for his funeral procession to continue in Bangkok on October 27, 2017. (Ye Aung Thu / AFP)

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Supporters of National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga pray during a protest prior to a political rally in Kenya's capital Nairobi on October 25, 2017. (Luis Tato / AFP)

Supporters of National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga pray during a protest prior to a political rally in Kenya's capital Nairobi on October 25, 2017. (Luis Tato / AFP)

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The top of five of U.S. President Donald Trump's eight border wall prototypes are shown near completion along U.S.- Mexico border near San Diego, California, U.S.on October 23, 2017. (Mike Blake / REUTERS)

The top of five of U.S. President Donald Trump's eight border wall prototypes are shown near completion along U.S.- Mexico border near San Diego, California, U.S.on October 23, 2017. (Mike Blake / REUTERS)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and former Chinese President Jiang Zemin are seen during the closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China a in Beijing, China on October 24, 2017. (Jason Lee / REUTERS)

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and former Chinese President Jiang Zemin are seen during the closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China a in Beijing, China on October 24, 2017. (Jason Lee / REUTERS)

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Dress rehearsal of the lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame Pyeongchang 2018 in Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece on October 23, 2017.

Dress rehearsal of the lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame Pyeongchang 2018 in Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece on October 23, 2017.

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Hostesses jump in the air and throw their hat on Tiananmen square during the closing session of the 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing on October 24, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri / AFP)

Hostesses jump in the air and throw their hat on Tiananmen square during the closing session of the 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing on October 24, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri / AFP)

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An opposition supporter lays on the street, unharmed, as he demonstrates near a burning barricade in Kibera, Nairobi, on October 25, 2017 a day before the scheduled re-election for the presidency. (Marco Longari / AFP)

An opposition supporter lays on the street, unharmed, as he demonstrates near a burning barricade in Kibera, Nairobi, on October 25, 2017 a day before the scheduled re-election for the presidency. (Marco Longari / AFP)

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Ozlem Dalkiran(C), member of Citizens' Assembly is seen after her release from Silivri prison in Istanbul on October 26, 2017. (Yasin Akgul / AFP)

Ozlem Dalkiran(C), member of Citizens' Assembly is seen after her release from Silivri prison in Istanbul on October 26, 2017. (Yasin Akgul / AFP)

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A woman disguised as ‘Catrina’ (Mexican representation of death) takes part in the ‘Catrinas Parade’ along Reforma Avenue, in Mexico City on October 22, 2017. (Ronaldo Schemidt / AFP)

A woman disguised as ‘Catrina’ (Mexican representation of death) takes part in the ‘Catrinas Parade’ along Reforma Avenue, in Mexico City on October 22, 2017. (Ronaldo Schemidt / AFP)

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An opposition supporter reacts after burning tyres during demonstrations in Mombasa, Kenya on Thursday, October 26, 2017. (AP)

An opposition supporter reacts after burning tyres during demonstrations in Mombasa, Kenya on Thursday, October 26, 2017. (AP)

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A picture taken on October 26, 2017 shows rockets being launched from Iraqi security forces' against Kurdish Peshmerga positions in the area of Faysh Khabur, which is located on the Turkish and Syrian borders in the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region. (Ahmad Al- Rubaye / AFP)

A picture taken on October 26, 2017 shows rockets being launched from Iraqi security forces' against Kurdish Peshmerga positions in the area of Faysh Khabur, which is located on the Turkish and Syrian borders in the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region. (Ahmad Al- Rubaye / AFP)

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish demonstrator points towards an Israeli policeman during a protest against Israeli army conscription outside the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on October 23, 2017. (Thomas Coex / AFP)

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish demonstrator points towards an Israeli policeman during a protest against Israeli army conscription outside the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on October 23, 2017. (Thomas Coex / AFP)

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Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga, members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran), take part in routine military exercise in Koya, northern Iraq, on October 22, 2017. (Safin Hamed / AFP)

Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga, members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran), take part in routine military exercise in Koya, northern Iraq, on October 22, 2017. (Safin Hamed / AFP)

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Rohingya refugees cross a bamboo bridge as they arrive at a port after crossing from Myanmar in Bangladesh on October 25, 2017. (Hannah McKay / REUTERS)

Rohingya refugees cross a bamboo bridge as they arrive at a port after crossing from Myanmar in Bangladesh on October 25, 2017. (Hannah McKay / REUTERS)

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Chilean students take part in a parade for the upcoming Halloween celebration, in Santiago, on October 25, 2017. (Martin Bernetti / AFP)

Chilean students take part in a parade for the upcoming Halloween celebration, in Santiago, on October 25, 2017. (Martin Bernetti / AFP)

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny seen shortly after being released in Moscow. Alexei Navalny was released after a 20-day jail term for organising protests against Russian President. (AFP)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny seen shortly after being released in Moscow. Alexei Navalny was released after a 20-day jail term for organising protests against Russian President. (AFP)

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A father holds his severely malnourished child's hand, on his bed inside a feeding and rehabilitation centre on October 23, 2017 in Tshikapa. Conflict in the Kasai Provinces between the local militia, Kamwina Nsapu and Government troops have displaced 1.4 million people since August, 2016. (John Wessels / AFP)

A father holds his severely malnourished child's hand, on his bed inside a feeding and rehabilitation centre on October 23, 2017 in Tshikapa. Conflict in the Kasai Provinces between the local militia, Kamwina Nsapu and Government troops have displaced 1.4 million people since August, 2016. (John Wessels / AFP)

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Nominees for the Best FIFA football player, Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi (R) and Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) chat before taking their seats for The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on October 23, 2017 in London. (Ben Stansall / AFP)

Nominees for the Best FIFA football player, Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi (R) and Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) chat before taking their seats for The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on October 23, 2017 in London. (Ben Stansall / AFP)

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Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga, members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran), take part in routine military exercise in Koya, 100 kms east of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. (Safin Hamed / AFP)

Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga, members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran), take part in routine military exercise in Koya, 100 kms east of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. (Safin Hamed / AFP)

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