October 30, 2014 8:30 PM EDT From the encroaching lava of the Hawaii volcano to the U.S. Marines withdrawal from Helmand Province, Afghanistan and the World Series victory for the San Francisco Giants to a terrifying Tokyo Halloween, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.
Oct. 25, 2014. A North Korean bride and groom pose for a photograph at the Moranbong Hill in Pyongyang, where they went to take wedding pictures. Wong Maye-E—AP Oct. 29, 2014. Lava from Kilauea Volcano runs on the island of Hawaii, threatening the town of Pahoa. BRUCE OMORI—EPA Oct. 30, 2014. Queen Elizabeth II leaves following an official visit to International Security Printers to view their work on specialist postage stamps in Wolverhampton, U.K. PA Photos—PA Photos/ABACA Oct. 28, 2014. Chinese and foreign tourists walk on a section of the Great Wall of China in Mutianyu, near Beijing. Kevin Frayer—Getty Images Oct. 27, 2014. A woman reacts during a joint memorial service Johannesburg for South African athletes, national soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa, female professional boxer Phindile Mwelase and Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi. SIPHIWE SIBEKO—REUTERS Oct. 29, 2014. Quinn Bradlee puts his head on the casket of his father and former Washington Post Executive Editor, Ben Bradlee, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla—Getty Images On the eve of the end of U.K. operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the Royal Artillery 105mm light gun crew fire out and over the perimeter of Camp Bastion on their last fire mission to deter Taliban around the base, Oct. 25, 2014. Ben Birchall—PA/Landov Oct. 28, 2014. Kathy Cirillo is comforted in front of the coffin of her son Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at his regimental funeral service in Hamilton, Ontario Province, Canada. Cirillo was standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday when he was killed by a gunman who went on to open fire on Parliament Hill. Nathan Denette—REUTERS Oct. 26, 2014. A Free Syrian Army fighter carrying a weapon looks through a hole in the wall inside a damaged building on the frontline of Aleppo's Al-Ezaa neighborhood. HOSAM KATAN—REUTERS Oct. 24, 2014. Two people hug as others write messages on paper following a memorial vigil at the Grove Church in Marysville, Wash., for people affected by a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School earlier in the day. Ted S. Warren—AP Oct. 30, 2014. The new experimental aircraft, Solar Impulse 2 HB-SIB, flies at night during a test flight with Solar Impulse's Chief Executive Officer and pilot Andre Borschberg at the airbase in Payerne, Switzerland. LAURENT GILLIERON—EPA Oct. 27, 2014. A model prepares to walk a runway before a fashion show in Neve Tirza prison in Ramle, central Israel. Neve Tirza, Israel's only women prison, hosted its first fashion show where models strutted on a red catwalk, showcasing clothes designed and made by inmates. Oded Balilty—AP Oct. 30, 2014. A laborer sells coal in Peshawar, Pakistan. BILAWAL ARBAB—EPA Oct. 29, 2014. Rain covered ceramic poppies that form part of the art installation, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red , are seen at the Tower of London in London. PETER NICHOLLS—REUTERS Oct. 25, 2014. Patrons sit in a coffee shop in central Kiev, Ukraine. Emilio Morenatti—AP Oct. 28, 2014. Dust rises as a herd of camels arrive for the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Deepak Sharma—AP Oct. 27, 2014. Wing Commander Matt Radnall, Officer Commanding 7 Force Protection Wing, carries a carefully folded U.K. flag under his arm as he walks out towards helicopter to go back home to the U.K. He is one of the last British boots to leave Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. BEN BIRCHALL—PA/Landov Oct. 26, 2014. After handing over their guard post to the Afghan National Army counterparts, some of the last Marines left on Camp Leatherneck crowd into a C-130 at Bastion Airfield for the official withdrawal of U.S. Marines from Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Nelvin C. Cepeda—U-T San Diego/ZUMA Wire Oct. 27, 2014. British troops are pictured leaving Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan for the final time in the back of a RAF Hercules transporter aircraft.
Corporal Andrew Morris—M/REX USA Oct. 26, 2014. Kurdish refugees watch from a hilltop as thick smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani during heavy fighting between Islamic State (ISIS) and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa Province. YANNIS BEHRAKIS—REUTERS Oct. 28, 2014. Dancers perform during the opening of the 24th International Ballet Festival at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana. Ramon Espinosa—AP Oct. 28, 2014. A man sits at the beach in Karachi. A tropical cyclone named Nilofar was heading for western India from over the Arabian Sea, prompting authorities to take precautionary measures. SHAHZAIB AKBER—EPA Oct. 26, 2014. Women carry censers as they participate in a procession honoring The Lord of Miracles the patron saint of most Catholic Peruvians, in Madrid. Andres Kudacki—AP Oct. 27, 2014. An elderly woman stands in a cloud of insecticide after a health ministry worker fumigated her house against mosquitoes that transmit dengue fever as well as chikungunya fever, in Managua.
The Nicaraguan health ministry detected 20 new cases of chikungunya in Managua during the weekend. Esteban Felix—AP Oct. 30, 2014. Models wearing masks hold umbrellas as they perform during the Toray Liu Wei Collection segment at China Fashion Week in Beijing. JASON LEE—REUTERS Oct. 27, 2014. Police officers clear away protestors during a demonstration of feminist organization, Femen, in front of the Iranian embassy in Berlin. The protest addresses the execution of a 19-year old woman in Iran. TIM BRAKEMEIER—DPA /LANDOV Oct. 29, 2014. Construction crews try divert lava from Mt. Kilauea from a home in the village of Pahoa, Hawaii. A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town. MARCO GARCIA—REUTERS Oct. 30, 2014. A Lebanese mother of a soldier who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants and the Nusra Front, is carried by firefighters after she tried to burn herself with fuel, at an open-ended sit-in by families of kidnapped soldiers and policemen, in downtown Beirut. Militants from the Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group seized around 20 soldiers and policemen after overrunning a Lebanese border town in early August. Hussein Malla—AP Oct. 30, 2014. A man carrying a suitcase crosses a muddy slope at the site of a landslide at the Koslanda tea plantation near Haldummulla. Hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of the landslide in south-central Sri Lanka had run out by first light on Thursday, though a government minister cut the estimated death toll to more than 100 from 300 the previous night. DINUKA LIYANAWATTE—REUTERS Oct. 30, 2014. Riot police arrest an anti-government protester in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices on Thursday, forcing President Blaise Compaore to scrap a plan to extend his 27-year rule. JOE PENNEY—REUTERS Oct. 30, 2014. A Hindu devotee pushes the foam away to make space for other devotees to worship the Sun god Surya in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in New Delhi. Hindu women fast for the whole day for the betterment of their family and the society during the festival. AHMAD MASOOD—REUTERS Oct. 25, 2014. Kurdish boys play in a field near the Syrian border at the southeastern village of Yumurtalik, Sanliurfa province, Turkey. BULENT KILIC—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 29, 2014. Horses train in preparation for the 2014 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Harry How—Getty Images Oct. 29, 2014. San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval catches the last out a pop fly by Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez during the ninth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. Orlin Wagner—AP Oct. 29, 2014. An Indian Hindu devotee worships the setting sun while celebrating Chhath Puja in Mumbai. Chhath Puja is a festival dedicated to Chhatti Mai, Goddess of Power, in which bejeweled women in colorful saris and devotees visit the banks of rivers and ponds, singing folk songs. They then take a dip in the water and pray to the Sun god. DIVYAKANT SOLANKI—EPA Oct. 24, 2014. Israeli police detain a Palestinian youth following clashes after Friday prayers in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz. Tension in Jerusalem rose on Wednesday after an Israeli baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop. FINBARR O'REILLY—REUTERS Oct. 28, 2014. This image provided by NASA shows the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft was filled with about 5,000 pounds of supplies slated for the International Space Station, including science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions. Joel Kowsky—AP Oct. 29, 2014. An Afghan policeman talks on his phone during the burning of illegal narcotics on the outskirts of Kabul. Over 20 tons of narcotics, seized by Afghan security forces, were destroyed by the police on Wednesday, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said. MOHAMMAD ISMAIL—REUTERS Oct. 29, 2014. Smoke rises after a house was blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip. At least 33 Egyptian security personnel were killed on Friday in the Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel and Gaza, in an attack on a checkpoint that bore the marks of assaults claimed by Egypt's most active militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA—REUTERS Oct. 30, 2014. An armed Israeli right wing activists stand at the entrance to the Western Wall and the Al-Aqsa compound, the third most holiest site in Islam, in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli authorities close the compound for the first time since the second Intifada following an assassination attempt of the Israeli right-wing activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick. OLIVER WEIKEN—EPA Oct. 28, 2014. The legs of camel and sheep for the Living Nativity scene, and Rockettes, of the Radio City Christmas Special, are juxtaposed as they pose for photos outside New York's Radio City Music Hall. Richard Drew—AP Oct. 27, 2014. Sex workers in Mexico City wear skeleton masks, a traditional Mexican symbol representing the Day of the Dead, during a procession to remember their deceased colleagues, especially those who were violently murdered. EDGARD GARRIDO—REUTERS Oct. 26, 2014. A participant in costume eats a sandwich after a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. More than 100,000 spectators turned up to watch the parade, where 2,500 participants dressed up in costumes, according to the organizer. YUYA SHINO—REUTERS Oct. 24, 2014. A model is pictured during a Quinceañera Magazine Catrina fashion show at a press reception ahead of the 15th annual Day of the Dead festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI—REUTERS Oct. 26, 2014. A human skeletal anatomy model hangs on a stand in a forensic laboratory in Huamanga, Peru, surrounded by coffins containing the exhumed remains of people slain three decades ago during the country's dirty war. Since 2006, forensic teams have been exhuming victims of Peruís 1980-2000 internal conflict, recovering 2,925 sets of remains. Rodrigo Abd—AP Oct. 27, 2014. A flower from bouquet held by children is seen on the red carpet before the welcome ceremony for visiting Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Andy Wong—AP Oct. 26, 2014. A woman casts a ballot during a parliamentary election at a school gym in the village of Semyonovka near Slaviansk, eastern Ukraine. Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election that is likely to install a pro-Western parliament and strengthen President Petro Poroshenko's mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may fuel tension with Russia. VASILY FEDOSENKO—REUTERS Oct. 24, 2014. Women ride the women-only passenger car at a subway station in Mexico City. Trains, buses and taxis for women only are on the rise in cities globally. EDGARD GARRIDO—REUTERS Oct. 29, 2014. People walk along the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, where metal bars marking the border with the U.S. meet the sea as seen from San Diego. Gregory Bull—AP Oct. 25, 2014. A cat is placed in the transport bag during the World Cat Show 2014 in Prague. Matej Divizna—Getty Images Oct. 31, 2014. The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket separates from the carrier aircraft prior to it exploding in the air during a test flight. The explosion killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert. Kenneth Brown—AP Oct. 25, 2014.
Members of the pro-government Blue Ribbon group rally during a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong. A U.N. rights watchdog pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed. NICOLAS ASFOURI—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 29, 2014. Protective suits are left to dry after an Ebola training session held by Spain's Red Cross in Madrid , Spain Susana Vera —REUTERS Oct. 30, 2014. People are reflected in the window of a shoe and handbag store in central Madrid. Spain's economy expanded for the fifth quarter running between July and September, but a slowing rate of growth along with falling consumer prices suggested the recovery may be losing momentum. SUSANA VERA—REUTERS Oct 26, 2014. A man dressed as a woman, carries a pig's head on a platter balanced on his head during the celebration of Torovenado in honor of Masaya's patron saint, San Jerónimo, in Masaya, Nicaragua. Torovenado is a satirical dance festival that ridicules social and political characters since the early years of the Spanish conquest. Esteban Felix—AP More Must-Reads From TIME Inside the White House Program to Share America's Secrets Meet the 2024 Women of the Year East Palestine, One Year After Train Derailment The Closers: 18 People Working to End the Racial Wealth Gap Long COVID Doesn’t Always Look Like You Think It Does Column: The New Antisemitism The 13 Best New Books to Read in March Want Weekly Recs on What to Watch, Read, and More? Sign Up for Worth Your Time