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REWIND: Stunning PHOTOS of the week that was

October 12, 2015 09:21 IST

Here's a glimpse of all that happened around the world last week, in 13 images.

Image: Bolivian wrestlers Yenny Mamani (R), nicknamed Martha "La Altena” and Leonor Cordova, nicknamed Anglea "La Simpatica", battle during a wrestling bout in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Juan Medina/ Reuters 


Image: An artist applies finishing touches to a face of demon king Ravana in preparations for the upcoming Durga Puja festival at a pandal, a temporary platform, in Kolkata, India. The Durga Puja festival will be celebrated from October 19 to 22, which is the biggest religious event for Bengali Hindus. Hindus believe that the goddess Durga symbolises power and the triumph of good over evil. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/ Reuters


Image: Israeli soldiers detain a wounded Palestinian protester during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled a trip to Germany, as tensions rise between Palestinians and Israelis after about 10 days of violence. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/ Reuters


Image: US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to the audience at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, United States. Photograph: Jim Young/ Reuters


Image: People look at an illuminated light installation called "House of Cards" during a technical check for the Festival of Lights in Berlin. Several landmarks of the German capital, including boulevards, squares, towers, historical and modern buildings, will be illuminated during the festival. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/ Reuters


Image: Lebanese protesters are sprayed with water during a protest in Martyr square, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanese security forces fired water cannon at scores of anti-government protesters on Thursday. The crowd chanted "the people want the fall of the regime" as riot police surrounded them in downtown Beirut. Lebanon has been hit by weeks of protests by people angry about political paralysis, corruption and poor infrastructure in the country. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/ Reuters


Image: An Iraqi refugee on a wheelchair reacts as refugees and migrants arrive on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast. Refugee and migrant arrivals to Greece this year will soon reach 4,00,000, according to the UN Refugee Agency. Photograph: Dimitris Michalakis/ Reuters


Image: A woman (R) who gave her name as Allyson, and who is dressed up as the Statue of Liberty high fives as she teases and harasses a man who is also dressed up as a Statue of Liberty while she films a comedy segment in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York. The woman was following the man who poses for tips with tourists around and joking with him. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/ Reuters


Image: Models present Victoria Secret Fantasy Bras priced at $2 million each during a media preview of the Singapore JewelFest in Singapore. The festival which is in its 13th year, sees over 42 Asian designers participating and over $300 million worth of jewels for sale. It opens from October 9 to 18. Photograph: Edgar Su/ Reuters


Image: A reporter takes pictures of a soldier during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in Kinmen, Taiwan. Rustic Kinmen, with a population of less than 1,29,000, is a half-hour ferry ride to China, but it takes an hour to fly to major Taiwan cities. Just off its shores, glass-walled high-rises wink seductively from the booming mainland port of Xiamen in one of China's most prosperous provinces. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/ Reuters


Image: A woman and child take a photograph as hot air balloons lift off during the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/ Reuters


Image: Syrian-Americans protest Russian intervention in Syria outside a Russian consular office in Santa Monica, California, United States. Russia moved on Tuesday to resume military talks with the United States aimed at setting rules for air-to-air conduct over Syria, a US official said, as the former Cold War foes carry out parallel, uncoordinated campaigns of air strikes. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/ Reuters 


Image: People wear house models during a march held on World Habitat Day in central Phnom Penh. Former residents of Boeung Kak lake, Borei Keila neighbourhood and other communities affected by private corporation developers gathered on Monday as they called on the Cambodian government to stop evicting them from their homes, according to local media. Photograph: Samrang Pring/ Reuters