Top News Photos: Turkey, Kurds Battle Over Key Border Town, Typhoon Hagibis, More


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Mourners attend the funeral of five Syrian Democratic Forces' fighters killed in battles against Turkey-led forces in the flashpoint town of Ras al-Ayn along the border, Oct. 14, 2019 in the Syrian Kurdish town of Qamishli. The Syrian regime sent troops towards the Turkish border to contain Ankara's deadly offensive against the Kurds, stepping in for US forces due to begin a controversial withdrawal.

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A woman, who declined to give her name, surveys her home destroyed by Typhoon Hagibis, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nagano, Japan. At least 53 people were reported dead from typhoon-hit areas of central and northern Japan, while rescue crews continue to search for the missing.

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Protestors light cellphone "torches" during a peaceful rally in central Hong Kong's business district, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The protests that started in June over a now-shelved extradition bill have since snowballed into an anti-China campaign. The protests have spiraled into some violence between hardcore protestors and police, with even moderate, peaceful protestors defying Carrie Lam's mask ban by the thousands.

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Members of the nationalist movements light flares during a rally marking Defense of the Homeland Day in center Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Some 15,000 far-right and nationalist activists protested in the Ukrainian capital, chanting "Glory to Ukraine" and waving yellow and blue flags. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged participants to avoid violence and warned of potential "provocations" from those who want to stoke chaos.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II travels in a carriage to parliament for the official State Opening of Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.

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Smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces Oct. 9, 2019, in this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria. Turkey launched a military operation Wednesday against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria after U.S. forces pulled back from the area, with a series of airstrikes hitting a town on Syria's northern border.

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CVS Pharmacy shift supervisor James Quinn throws out ice cream from darkened freezers as downtown Sonoma, Calif., remains without power on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Pacific Gas and Electric has cut power to more than half a million customers in Northern California hoping to prevent wildfires during dry, windy weather throughout the region.

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A police robot near the scene of a shooting that has left two people dead on Oct. 9, 2019, in Halle, Germany. A man opened fire with a submachine gun outside a synagogue and threw a hand grenade into the Jewish cemetery on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day.

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Mothers hold up their babies as they finish taking part in an Extinction Rebellion "mass nurse-in" protest to highlight the environmental benefits of breast feeding including its zero carbon footprint and zero waste, on the third day of ongoing demonstrations in London, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Wednesday during a third day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming.

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Environmental activists participate in a die-in during a rally for action against climate change near the Wall Street Fearless girl in the Financial District Oct. 7, 2019, in New York City. The group 'Extinction Rebellion' has organized protests and sit-ins around the globe today to push for action against climate change.

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The Red Brigade of The Invisible Circus gesture to police in Westminster on Oct. 7, 2019, in London, England. Climate change activists are gathering to block access to various government departments as they start a two week protest in central London. Other Extinct Rebellion protests occurred in major cities around the world, including Paris, Amsterdam and New York.

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Protestors demonstrate for climate change in Melbourne, Australia, Oct. 7, 2019. The event was organized as part of Extinction Rebellion's global "Week Of Action" in 60 cities across the world to bring attention to climate change and push governments to declare a climate emergency.

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Friends of four victims killed over the weekend leave memorials to the victims in Chinatown's Chatham Square in New York. Five men were attacked over the weekend as they slept in an area that includes the Bowery, an area that has long served as a nighttime resting area for the city's homeless. The only survivor of the attacks were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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Taxi drivers protest against the private taxi company Uber and others driving apps for alleged unfair competition at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City on Oct. 7, 2019.

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Botham Jean's younger brother Brandt Jean hugs convicted murderer and former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger after delivering his impact statement to her after she was sentenced to 10 years in jail, Oct. 2, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that he was an intruder.

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Smoke fills the sky after a World War II-era bomber plane crashed, Oct. 2, 2019, outside Bradley International Airport north of Hartford, Connecticut. Seven people died when the vintage plane crashed at the airport on Wednesday while attempting to land.

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Allison Jean, Botham Jean's mother, hugs a supporter after ex-Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was found guilty of murder, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger awaits her sentence of five to 99 years in prison after she was convicted of murder, having shot and killed Botham Jean, her unarmed 26-year-old neighbor, in his own apartment.

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Schoolmates of form five student Tsang Chi-kin, 18, who was shot in the chest by police during violent pro-democracy protests that coincided with China's National Day, place their hands on their chests during a protest at a school in Hong Kong on Oct. 2, 2019. Hundreds of Hong Kong protestors staged a sit-in outside the school of a young activist who was shot by police.

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Police tackle and arrest pro-democracy protesters during clashes in Wan Chai on Oct. 1, 2019, in Hong Kong, China. Pro-democracy protesters marked the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China through demonstrations as the city remains on the edge with the anti-government movement entering its fourth month

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Hong Kong police detain a protester during demonstrations in the Wanchai district in Hong Kong on Oct. 1, 2019, as the city observes the National Day holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding. Strife-torn Hong Kong marked the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding with defiant "Day of Grief" protests and fresh clashes with police as pro-democracy activists ignored a ban and took to the streets across the city.

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A float with a giant portrait of China's President Xi Jinping passes by Tiananmen Square during the National Day parade in Beijing on Oct. 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

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TOPSHOT - Protesters trash a local government office during a demonstration in the Sham Shui Po area in Hong Kong on October 1, 2019, as the city observes the National Day holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding. - Strife-torn Hong Kong on October 1 marked the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding with defiant "Day of Grief" protests and fresh clashes with police as pro-democracy activists ignored a ban and took to the streets across the city. (Photo by May JAMES / AFP) (Photo credit should read MAY JAMES/AFP/Getty Images)

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A police officer fires his tear gas launcher during a clash with student protesters in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, Sept. 30, 2019. Thousands of Indonesian students resumed protests in several cities on Monday against a new law they say has crippled the country's anti-corruption agency, with some clashing with police.

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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron welcome former President Bill Clinton prior to a lunch at the Elysee Presidential on Sept. 30, 2019, in Paris, France. Foreign heads of state and government made the trip to France to pay tribute to the late French President Jacques Chirac.

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A general view shows relatives attending the private burial for former French President Jacques Chirac at the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris on Sept. 30, 2019. The former two-term French president died on September 26, at the age of 86.

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Fans sing along to the famous José José songs while mourning his passing at José José's statue in Mexico City, Mexico, Sept. 28, 2019. The elegant crooner who moved audiences to tears with melancholic love ballads and was known as the "Prince of Song," has died at the age of 71. Mexican artists' association ANDI confirmed the death in a Twitter post on Saturday.

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People take part in the climate march 'Fridays for Future', on Sept. 27, 2019, in Rome, Italy. Thousands of people took part in a second wave of the Global Climate Strike, a global mass day of action, to demand for urgent measures and concrete action to combat climate change, global warming.

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Demonstrators march along with relatives of 43 missing teachers' college students as they protest on the fifth anniversary of the students' disappearance, in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Family members continue to call for justice five years after the Ayotzinapa students were allegedly taken from buses by local police and turned over to a drug gang.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announces a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Over 100 House Democrats and one Independent member called for impeachment proceedings or inquiries in wake of a whistleblower complaint alleging political misconduct by Trump.