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Pictures of the Week: October 4 – October 11

From the continuing government shutdown and a deadly monster truck crash in Mexico to extreme face piercing with guns in Thailand and a monkey getting a shave in Pakistan, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

From the continuing government shutdown and a deadly monster truck crash in Mexico to extreme face piercing with guns in Thailand and a monkey getting a shave in Pakistan, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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