Photos of the Week: 45

Diwali lights in England, families fleeing the violence in Mosul, a pair of scary clown masks in Nicaragua, a rat stuck in a New York garbage can, a bioluminescent jellyfish in the Marianas Trench, cliff diving in Japan, a little Hitler, and much more. [35 photos total]

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Azalea, a 19-year-old female chimpanzee whose Korean name is "Dallae," smokes a cigarette at the Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea, on October 19, 2016. According to officials at the newly renovated zoo, the chimpanzee smokes about a pack a day. They insist, however, that she doesn’t inhale. (Wong Maye-E / AP) #
Russia's Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of US astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on October 19, 2016. (Vasily Maximov / AFP / Getty) #
Students from St Andrew's University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honor the 'academic family' on October 17, 2016, in St Andrews, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
Sergio Guzman of Mexico dives from the 6 meter practice platform while Alain Kohl of Luxembough watches on during the eighth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Shirahama, Japan. (Jason Halayko / Red Bull via Getty) #
An artwork entitled 'Him', depicting Hitler on his knees in prayer by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is displayed prior to the opening of the exhibition "Not Afraid of Love" at the Hotel de la Monnaie on October 17, 2016, in Paris, France. (Chesnot / Getty) #
Smoke rises from a building after shelling in the rebel held besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, on October 19, 2016. (Bassam Khabieh / Reuters) #
Haitian soldiers shoot in the air to try to control the crowd as they wait for food to be handed out after Hurricane Matthew hit Jeremie, Haiti, on October 18, 2016. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters) #
Competitors take part in the annual cross-harbor swim in Hong Kong on October 16, 2016. (AFP / Getty) #
A flock of starlings flies over the Lavaux on an autumn morning near Grandvaux, Switzerland, on October 20, 2016. (Denis Balibouse / Reuters) #
Fourth grade students do exercises on fitness apparatus for bodybuilding and physiotherapy invented by Valery Titov, graduate of Leningrad State University, as part of an experiment in the non-use of traditional chairs during mathematics lessons at school number 78 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on October 20, 2016. The invention promotes the evolution of psychomotor functions, the formation of a correct back posture, and better concentration, according to inventor Titov and school representatives. (Ilya Naymushin / Reuters) #
A man shows his tattoos during the International Tattoo Convention Bucharest 2016 in Bucharest, Romania, on October 16, 2016. (Vadim Ghirda / AP) #
This April 24, 2016 image made available by NOAA shows a bioluminescent jellyfish during a deepwater exploration of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument area in the Pacific Ocean near Guam and Saipan. Dives in the expedition ranged from 250 to 6,000 meters (820 feet to 3.7 miles) deep. (NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research via AP / NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research / AP) #
The head of a rat pokes through a hole in the bottom of a garbage can, where it became stuck, in Brooklyn, New York, on October 18, 2016. A paramedic on the scene was able to free the rat. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) #
The statue of Saint-Martin is lifted to be placed on top of the dome of the St Martin Basilica of Tours, France, on October 15, 2016. (Guillaume Souvant / AFP / Getty) #
Thai mourners dressed in black offer prayers outside the Grand Palace, where the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is lying in state, in Bangkok on October 16, 2016. (Manan Vatsyayana / AFP / Getty) #
Ukkrit Sakulwararak shows a newly-inked tattoo on his back to honor Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at his house in Bangkok, Thailand, October 19, 2016. (Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters) #
Smoke rises as firefighters battle a blaze after a gas explosion in Portland, Oregon, on October 19, 2016. A powerful natural gas explosion that neighbors said felt like an earthquake rocked the busy injuring two firefighters and two civilians. One building in the popular shopping district was reduced to rubble and the exterior of one side of another building had been ripped off, its windows blown out. (Don Ryan / AP) #
Masks of Donald Trump hang from a drying rack at the Shenzhen Lanbingcai Latex Crafts Factory on October 18, 2016 in Shenzhen, China. (Anthony Kwan / Getty) #
Men wearing clown masks and holding Nicaraguan national flags take part in a protest demanding fair elections in Diriamba city, 40 kilometers from Managua, on October 16, 2016. (Inti Ocon / AFP / Getty) #
Men of Nakamura village use salt to purify their body as ritual before carrying Mikoshi or portable shrine on the second day of Nada Fighting Festival the Matsubara Shrine on October 15, 2016 in Himeji, Japan. During the Nada Fighting Festival, men from seven villages participate in the parades where they carry the portable shrines and jolt against one another until one smashes to compete for the god's blessings of good harvest next season. (Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty) #
Thousands of pedestrians gather downtown for a lighting exhibition on a Catholic church, as part of the UN Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, on October 18, 2016. (Guillermo Granja / Reuters) #
A Muslim woman is caned 23 times after being caught in close proximity with her boyfriend in Banda Aceh on October 17, 2016. Out of seven couples caught spending time together outside marriage, 13 were caned while one woman was spared after it was discovered that she was pregnant. Indonesia's Aceh province has gained international infamy for its strict Islamic laws. (Chaideer Mahyuddin / AFP / Getty) #
Horse riders perform with guns during the El-Jadida International Horse Show in El-Jadida, south of Casablanca, Morocco, on October 15, 2016. (Youssef Boudlal / Reuters) #
Visitors view the autumn foliage and colors in the gardens and estate at Stourhead in southwest Britain, on October 21, 2016. (Toby Melville / Reuters) #
A young family pictured in their provisional shelter build of old corrugated sheet metal on October 15, 2016 in Saut-Maturin near Camp Perrin, Haiti. Hurricane Matthew heavily devastated the southern half of Haiti last week. (Thomas Lohnes / Getty) #
A model displays a creation designed by Japanese musician Yoshiki as he plays the drums during the opening of the 2017 Spring/Summer Collection at the Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo on October 17, 2016. (Koji Sasahara / AP) #
A stray dog and a puppy peer from behind a fence in Bucharest, Romania, on October 20, 2016. The stray dog population of the Romanian capital is above 60 thousand according to city hall sources. (Andreea Alexandru / AP) #
Fans dressed as Darth Vader and Chewbacca in a bathroom as they attend 53rd Antalya Film Festival in theTurkish resort of Antalya on October 17, 2016. (Emre Tazegul / AP) #
A motorcyclist wearing a skull helmet sits on his bike during a group tour to La Cumbre Mountain on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, on October 15, 2016. Riders were attempting to break the Guinness World Record for most motorcyclists gathered at the highest altitude. La Cumbre stands at 4,650 meters (15,256 feet) above sea level. (Juan Karita / AP) #
Iraqis who fled violence in Mosul gather as they reach Syria, near the Iraqi border, in Hasaka Governorate October 20, 2016. (Rodi Said / Reuters) #
Protesters lie on the ground after being hit by a police van during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila on October 19, 2016. A Philippine police van on October 19 rammed and ran over baton-wielding protesters outside the US embassy in Manila. (AFP / Getty) #
A girl plays in the ocean of lights attraction during the Diwali lights switch on in Leicester, England, on October 16, 2016. (Darren Staples / Reuters) #
An Amish boy stands behind a clothesline in Canajoharie, New York, on October 17, 2016. (Mike Groll / AP) #
Migrants and refugees rest on the deck of a ship after being rescued, in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya on October 20, 2016. More than 200 migrants and refugees were rescued off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday, according to a "Save the children" NGO media spokesman. The migrants were taken to Italy. (Mstyslav Chernov / AP) #
A woman prepares to sleep on the floor next to her baby in a partially destroyed school used as a shelter after Hurricane Matthew hit Jeremie, Haiti, on October 11, 2016. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters) #

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