November 2, 2012 10:25 AM EDT From the devastation brought by Hurricane Sandy and Eid al-Adha celebrations around the world to the final week of campaigning for the 2012 U.S. presidential election and a suspected smuggler’s jeep perched atop the U.S.-Mexico border fence, TIME presents the best images of the week. Oct. 27, 2012. A red-clad Romney supporter clutches two American flags during a rally at a football stadium in Land O’ Lakes, Fla. Christopher Morris—VII for TIME Oct. 30, 2012. French gendarmes police stand guard during an evacuation of squatters who oppose a project to build an international airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, in western France. Jean-Sebastien Evrard—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 26, 2012. Indonesian Muslim women attend prayer at the slopes of Mount Merapi during celebrations for Eid al-Adha, the 'Festival of Sacrifice,' at Kalitengah Lor village in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Ulet Ifansasti—Getty Images Oct. 26, 2012. A displaced Syrian boy fights to get a present during a distribution of toys for Eid Al-Adha in a refugee camp near Atma, Idlib province, Syria. Manu Brabo—AP Oct. 26, 2012. Models get ready backstage before the SEC Qi Gang Collection of China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 in Beijing. Feng Li—Getty Images Oct. 29, 2012. Laura Lucrecia and her baby participate in the "Kangaroo Mothers" program in the maternity ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City. During the 19-day program, known as "Madres Canguro," mothers are trained to breastfeed and hold their premature babies near their chest as the body-to-body contact reduces infant mortality in preterm infants. Jorge Dan Lopez—Reuters Oct. 29, 2012. Hindu devotees put on saris after taking a holy dip in the Yamuna River on Sharad Purnima, an auspicious day for the new moon in the fall, in New Delhi. Kevin Frayer—AP Oct. 29, 2012. Female Giant Panda "Jia Jia," one of two Giant Pandas from China is seen in its enclosure in Singapore. Wong Maye-E—AP Oct. 25, 2012. Hundreds of crosses are pictured in front of a pilgrimage chapel in Altusried, Germany. Believers bring the grave crosses of friends and family to commemorate them. Karl-Josef Hildenbrand—DPA/Landov Oct. 28, 2012. A performer stands in a streetlight shower as part of an installation to celebrate the city's 775th anniversary in Berlin's Nikolai Quarter. Odd Andersen—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 26, 2012. A man drags the head of a cow during the Eid al-Adha or 'Hari Raya Haji' celebrations in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The three-day festival and holiday is celebrated by Muslims across the world as a commemoration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for God. Ulet Ifansasti—Getty Images Oct. 26, 2012. Members of the crowd are reflected in a teleprompter as they listen to U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney deliver a speech on the U.S. economy while campaigning in Ames, Iowa. Brian Snyder—Reuters Oct. 26, 2012. A man sleeps on the sidewalk covered with a plastic sheet next to the Parque Uniao slum in Rio de Janeiro. Christophe Simon—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 26, 2012. U.S. soldiers prepare for a night foot patrol in a COP (Combat outpost) Sar Howza in Paktika province, Afghanistan. Goran Tomasevic—Reuters Oct. 27, 2012. A participant prepares backstage during a professional bodybuilding competition in Prague. David W. Cerny—Reuters Oct. 27, 2012. Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi speaks during a news conference at Villa Gernetto near Milan. Berlusconi appeared to have done an about-face on Saturday, vowing to stay in front-line Italian politics after a Milan court sentenced him to four years in jail for tax fraud related to his media empire. Alessandro Garofalo—Reuters Oct. 27, 2012. A child leans against a tent wall while putting on a costume in Bucharest, Romania during celebrations of Eid al-Adha organized by the Turkish community. Vadim Ghirda—AP Oct. 27, 2012. A young boy looks out from under the barrier at the edge of the stage as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Pensacola, Fla. Brian Snyder—Reuters Oct. 27, 2012. Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, campaigns in Land O' Lakes, Fla. Christopher Morris—VII for TIME Oct. 27, 2012. Afghan refugee girl Parveen Bashir, 6, plays with her sister Shaheen, 1, dressed in new clothes, while celebrating the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice," on the outskirts of Islamabad. Muhammed Muheisen—AP Oct. 28, 2012. The San Francisco Giants celebrate after striking out the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in the 10th inning to win Game 4 and the 2012 World Series at Comerica Park in Detroit. Eric Seals—MCT/ABACAUSA.COM Oct. 28, 2012. A U.S. soldier kneels during a night foot patrol near COP (Combat outpost) Sar Howza in Paktika province, Afghanistan. Goran Tomasevic—Reuters Oct. 28, 2012. A street of shattered buildings is viewed through a mirror used by rebel fighters to keep an eye on their enemy's positions in the Karm al-Jabel battlefield in Aleppo, Syria. Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions, flouting a U.N.-backed cease-fire that was supposed to quiet fighting over a long holiday weekend but never took hold. Narciso Contreras—AP Oct. 28, 2012. A rebel fighter belonging to the Liwa Al-Tawhid group, kisses a Quran as mortar explosions and gunshots are heard in the nearby battlefield in the Karm al-Jabel neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. Narciso Contreras—AP Oct. 28, 2012. French car-ferry Napoleon Bonaparte of the SNCM (National Maritime Corsica-Mediterranean company) lists on her starboard side along a dock after breaking her moorings due to strong wind, in the port of Marseille, Southern France. Violent winds have swept the region causing damages and the postponement of the Ligue 1 soccer match between Marseille and Lyon. Guillaume Horcajuelo—EPA Oct. 28, 2012. Workers place a coffin in a grave as relatives of the deceased watch at the Navotas Municipal Cemetery in Manila. Millions of Filipinos will soon flock to cemeteries around the country to visit departed relatives and loved ones as they mark All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
Noel Celis—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 29, 2012. An employee of the OGF company works on a wooden coffin in Reyrieux, France. Jeff Pachoud—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 29, 2012. A rebel fighter belonging to the Qatebee Sokor Al-Islam group fires a gun at an army jet flying a bombing run on nearby rebel positions in the district of Aleppo Jedida, Syria. Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since Syria's troubles started 19 months ago. Narciso Contreras—AP Oct. 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy hits in Brooklyn, N.Y. Misha Gulko—ABACAUSA.COM Oct. 29, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Obama cancelled his appearance at a campaign rally in Orlando, Fla. and returned early to Washington, D.C. to monitor response to Hurricane Sandy. Mandel Ngan—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 29, 2012. Fireworks burst over the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul during Republic Day, the anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic. Bulent Kilic—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 29, 2012. A barber gives an Indian Hindu boy his first haircut before going for a holy dip in the Yamuna River on Sharad Purnima, an auspicious day for the new moon in the fall, in New Delhi. Kevin Frayer—AP Oct. 29, 2012. Members of the ancient Samaritan community, pray during the pilgrimage for the holy day of the Tabernacles or Sukkot at the religion's holiest site on the top of Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus. Sebastian Scheiner—AP Oct. 29, 2012. New Jewish immigrants during a welcoming ceremony after arriving on a flight from Ethiopia at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv. The flight is the first of a series of monthly flights planned as part of Operation Dove's Wings, an Israeli government initiative to bring to Israel the remainder of the Falash Mura, members of the Ethiopian Jewish community who converted to Christianity during the 19th and 20th century, as part of the Law of Return. Uriel Sinai—Getty Images Oct. 29, 2012. Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts to a television camera during an exhibition tennis match against the Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova (not pictured) in Prague. David W. Cerny—Reuters Oct. 29, 2012. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaign in Marion, Ohio. Christopher Morris—VII for TIME Oct. 29, 2012. Master Chief walks through a mine during the HALO 4 launch by Xbox 360 in Balzers, Liechtenstein. Xbox 360 became the only brand to ever transform the Principality of Liechtenstein by taking over iconic landmarks, including a 13th century castle to create a real-life 'Halo' universe within the heart of Europe. Getty Images for Halo by Xbox 360 Oct. 30, 2012. Anti-airport protesters clash with French riot gendarmes amid a cloud of teargas during an evacuation operation on the land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France. Stephane Mahe—Reuters Oct. 30, 2012. A French riot gendarme smeared with paint stands guard after clashes with anti-airport protesters during an evacuation operation on land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France. Stephane Mahe—Reuters Oct. 30, 2012. A playground stands surrounded by water pushed up by Hurricane Sandy in Bellport, New York. Lucas Jackson—Reuters Oct. 30, 2012. The Breezy Point section of Queens, N.Y. after it sustained devastating damage during Hurricane Sandy. Benjamin Lowy—Reportage by Getty Images for TIME Oct. 30, 2012. The Breezy Point section of Queens, N.Y. after it sustained devastating damage during Hurricane Sandy. Benjamin Lowy—Reportage by Getty Images for TIME Oct. 31, 2012. A woman stands in front of a tombstone in a cemetery in the central French city of Lyon, on the eve of All-Saints Day. Jeff Pachoud—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 31, 2012. Kamal, the father of an 8-year-old girl who was fatally wounded cries while being treated in a local hospital in a rebel-controlled area of Aleppo, Syria. Javier Manzano—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 30, 2012. A cat sleeps next to a Kalashnikov on a Hamas security check point in Gaza City. Bernat Armangue—AP Oct. 30, 2012. People light candles at a pagoda during the Full Moon Festival in Yangon, Myanmar. Ye Aung Thu—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 31, 2012. A 2-year-old macaque is trained to ride a bicycle in the village of Suzhou, Anhui province, China. Thousands of animals are raised and trained by over 300 circus groups in Suzhou. Reuters Oct. 31, 2012. Jana, an 8-year-old lion-tailed macaque and her 2-week-old baby are photographed through a fence at the Ramat Gan Safari park near Tel Aviv. A total of three monkeys gave birth at the park in the past three weeks. Oliver Weiken—EPA Oct. 31, 2012. An Indian schoolgirl yawns as she rides with friends to school on a bicycle rickshaw in New Delhi. Kevin Frayer—AP Oct. 31, 2012. An Ethiopian Orthodox Christian woman prays at Deir El Sultan in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem's Old City. Sebastian Scheiner—AP Oct. 31, 2012. A cow is washed before entering the slaughterhouse of the Frigorifico San Jacinto, one of the most important Uruguayan meat processing plants, in San Jacinto, Canelones. Pablo Porciuncula—AFP/Getty Images Oct. 31, 2012. Crosses are pictured at the "Friedhof der Namenlosen" (Cemetery of the Anonymous), near the Danube river in Vienna. The graveyard was set up in 1840 for anonymous drowned persons who were found on the Danube river banks. Herwig Prammer—Reuters Oct. 31, 2012. A dog sits atop a mountain of garbage in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A.M. Ahad—AP Oct. 31, 2012. A Jeep Cherokee, driven by suspected smugglers over the U.S.-Mexico border fence, is stuck at the top of a makeshift ramp in Yuma, Ariz. U.S. Customs and Border Protection/ZUMAPRESS.com Oct. 31, 2012. Two helicopters fly over a house that was washed from Mantoloking into the adjacent lake some 500 yards from the closest row of houses in Mantoloking, N.J. Andrew Quilty—Oculi for TIME Oct. 31, 2012. President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie look at storm damage along the coast of New Jersey on Marine One. Pete Souza—The White House Oct. 31, 2012. The aerial view shows storm damage over the Atlantic Coast in Seaside Heights, N.J., taken from a helicopter traveling behind the helicopter carrying President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, as they viewed storm damage from superstorm Sandy. Doug Mills—The New York Times/AP Oct. 31, 2012. President Barack Obama hugs Donna Vanzant, the owner of North Point Marina, as he tours damage from Hurricane Sandy in Brigantine, N.J. Pete Souza—The White House The foundations to the historic Rockaway boardwalk are all that remain after it was washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Spencer Platt—Getty Images Oct. 31, 2012. People walk by a destroyed section of the Rockaway boardwalk in the heavily damaged Rockaway section of Queens after the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy. Spencer Platt—Getty Images Oct. 31, 2012. A woman wears a witch's hat at a Halloween party at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin. Britta Pedersen—EPA Nov. 1, 2012. A view of Nueva Esperanza cemetery during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Villa Maria, Peru. 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