This Week in Pictures: 12-18 October

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Sputnik's weekly photo gallery presents a selection of pictures that capture the most significant and eye-catching events that happened across the globe during the past seven days.

This week was filled with a series of significant events around the globe, from major political ones, including Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Syrian government's army entering Manbij amid the Turkish operation, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un taming a horse to violent protests in Ecuador and destructive Typhoon Hagibis in Japan, as well as fashion and sports events, like a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Talladega and Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Brazil.

Check out this gallery to catch up on the most important events that you might have missed!

© AP Photo / Nelson AntoineA model wears a creation from the Fabiana Milazzo collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.
Модель демонстрирует творение Fabiana Milazzo на неделе моды в Сан-Паулу, Бразилия - Sputnik International
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A model wears a creation from the Fabiana Milazzo collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.
© Sputnik / Michael Metzel / Go to the photo bankRussian President Vladimir Putin During His Visit to Abu-Dhabi
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Russian President Vladimir Putin During His Visit to Abu-Dhabi
© REUTERS / Ivan AlvaradoA demonstrator fires a homemade weapon during a protest against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador October 12, 2019.
A demonstrator fires a homemade weapon during a protest against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador October 12, 2019.   - Sputnik International
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A demonstrator fires a homemade weapon during a protest against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador October 12, 2019.
© AP Photo / Greg McWilliamsBrendan Gaughan (62) flips in Turn 3 as driver Kurt Busch (1) and David Ragan (38) pass underneath during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Monday, Oct 14, 2019, in Talladega, Ala.
Brendan Gaughan (62) flips in Turn 3 as driver Kurt Busch (1) and David Ragan (38) pass underneath during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Monday, Oct 14, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. - Sputnik International
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Brendan Gaughan (62) flips in Turn 3 as driver Kurt Busch (1) and David Ragan (38) pass underneath during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Monday, Oct 14, 2019, in Talladega, Ala.
© AFP 2022 / Martin BernettiA woman and her daughter pose as indigenous people celebrate outside the Casa de la Cultura in Quito on October 13, 2019 after Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement to end violent protests. - Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures put in place to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF. President Lenin Moreno met with Jaime Vargas, the head of the indigenous umbrella grouping CONAIE, for four hours of talks in the capital Quito broadcast live on state television.
A woman and her daughter pose as indigenous people celebrate outside the Casa de la Cultura in Quito on October 13, 2019 after Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement to end violent protests. - Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures put in place to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF. President Lenin Moreno met with Jaime Vargas, the head of the indigenous umbrella grouping CONAIE, for four hours of talks in the capital Quito broadcast live on state television.  - Sputnik International
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A woman and her daughter pose as indigenous people celebrate outside the Casa de la Cultura in Quito on October 13, 2019 after Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement to end violent protests. - Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures put in place to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF. President Lenin Moreno met with Jaime Vargas, the head of the indigenous umbrella grouping CONAIE, for four hours of talks in the capital Quito broadcast live on state television.
© AFP 2022 / Str / KCNA via KNSThis undated picture released by Korean Central News Agency on October 16, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse amongst the first snow at Mouth Paektu.
This undated picture released by Korean Central News Agency on October 16, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse amongst the first snow at Mouth Paektu.  - Sputnik International
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This undated picture released by Korean Central News Agency on October 16, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse amongst the first snow at Mouth Paektu.
© AFP 2022 / Lluis GeneProtesters clash with Spanish policemen outside El Prat airport in Barcelona on October 14, 2019 as thousands of angry protesters took to the streets after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for sedition over the failed 2017 independence bid. As the news broke, demonstrators turned out en masse, blocking streets in Barcelona and elsewhere as police braced for what activists said would be a mass response of civil disobedience.
Protesters clash with Spanish policemen outside El Prat airport in Barcelona on October 14, 2019 as thousands of angry protesters took to the streets after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for sedition over the failed 2017 independence bid. As the news broke, demonstrators turned out en masse, blocking streets in Barcelona and elsewhere as police braced for what activists said would be a mass response of civil disobedience.  - Sputnik International
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Protesters clash with Spanish policemen outside El Prat airport in Barcelona on October 14, 2019 as thousands of angry protesters took to the streets after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for sedition over the failed 2017 independence bid. As the news broke, demonstrators turned out en masse, blocking streets in Barcelona and elsewhere as police braced for what activists said would be a mass response of civil disobedience.
© Sputnik / Mikhail Alaeddin / Go to the photo bankSyrian army soldiers hold placard depicting President of Syria Bashar al-Assad as Syrian government army troops rolled into Manbij, Syria, a flashpoint town west of the Euphrates River that Turkey had been aiming to capture and wrest from Kurdish control. Syrian forces moved into the area as part of a deal that has seen regime troops deploy in several Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria's north to protect the region from an assault by Turkish forces.
Syrian army soldiers hold placard depicting President of Syria Bashar al-Assad as Syrian government army troops rolled into Manbij, Syria, a flashpoint town west of the Euphrates River that Turkey had been aiming to capture and wrest from Kurdish control. Syrian forces moved into the area as part of a deal that has seen regime troops deploy in several Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria's north to protect the region from an assault by Turkish forces. - Sputnik International
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Syrian army soldiers hold placard depicting President of Syria Bashar al-Assad as Syrian government army troops rolled into Manbij, Syria, a flashpoint town west of the Euphrates River that Turkey had been aiming to capture and wrest from Kurdish control. Syrian forces moved into the area as part of a deal that has seen regime troops deploy in several Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria's north to protect the region from an assault by Turkish forces.
© Sputnik / Alexey Kudenko / Go to the photo bankРазведывательно-ударный вертолёт Ка-52 "Аллигатор" на совместных учениях Коллективных сил оперативного реагирования Организации договора о коллективной безопасности (КСОР ОДКБ) "Взаимодействие-2019" на полигоне "Мулино" в Нижегородской области. С 16 по 18 октября военнослужащие шести стран (Армении, Белоруссии, Казахстана, России, Киргизии, Таджикистана) отрабатывают практические действия войск по обнаружению незаконных вооруженных формирований, десантированию различными способами, ведению штурмовых действий, разгрому и ликвидации незаконных вооруженных формирований, в том числе с боевой стрельбой.
Reconnaissance and combat helicopter Ka-52 Alligator during military training. - Sputnik International
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Reconnaissance and combat helicopter Ka-52 "Alligator" during military training.
© Sputnik / Alexey Danichev / Go to the photo bankRussia's Alena Kostornaia skates her free program at the Finlandia Trophy figure skating competition in Espoo, Finland.
Russia's Alena Kostornaia skates her free program at the Finlandia Trophy figure skating competition in Espoo, Finland. - Sputnik International
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Russia's Alena Kostornaia skates her free program at the Finlandia Trophy figure skating competition in Espoo, Finland.
© AP Photo / StringerEliud Kipchoge's mother Janet Rotich, seated 2nd left wearing a headscarf, watches on television and celebrates her son's sub-2 hour marathon time, with friends and neighbors, in Kapsisiywa village in the Rift Valley of Kenya Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Eliud Kipchoge sent shockwaves through the world of sport by becoming the first athlete to break the two-hour barrier for a marathon, at an event set up for the attempt in Austria, although it will not count as a world record.
Eliud Kipchoge's mother Janet Rotich, seated 2nd left wearing a headscarf, watches on television and celebrates her son's sub-2 hour marathon time, with friends and neighbors, in Kapsisiywa village in the Rift Valley of Kenya Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Eliud Kipchoge sent shockwaves through the world of sport by becoming the first athlete to break the two-hour barrier for a marathon, at an event set up for the attempt in Austria, although it will not count as a world record.  - Sputnik International
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Eliud Kipchoge's mother Janet Rotich, seated 2nd left wearing a headscarf, watches on television and celebrates her son's sub-2 hour marathon time, with friends and neighbors, in Kapsisiywa village in the Rift Valley of Kenya Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Eliud Kipchoge sent shockwaves through the world of sport by becoming the first athlete to break the two-hour barrier for a marathon, at an event set up for the attempt in Austria, although it will not count as a world record.
© REUTERS / Annegret HilsePeople take photos during sunset near Osaka Station, as typhoon 'Hagibis' approaches Japan, in Osaka, Japan October 12, 2019.
People take photos during sunset near Osaka Station, as typhoon 'Hagibis' approaches Japan, in Osaka, Japan October 12, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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People take photos during sunset near Osaka Station, as typhoon 'Hagibis' approaches Japan, in Osaka, Japan October 12, 2019.
© REUTERS / Soe Zeya TunFormula One F1 - Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Japan - October 13, 2019. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the race.
Formula One F1 - Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Japan - October 13, 2019. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the race.  - Sputnik International
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Formula One F1 - Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Japan - October 13, 2019. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the race.
© AP Photo / Michael ProbstTwo Iceland foals play in a stud in Wehrheim, Germany, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
Two Iceland foals play in a stud in Wehrheim, Germany, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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Two Iceland foals play in a stud in Wehrheim, Germany, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Martin BureauEnthusiasts dressed as Zombies take part in the Zombie Walk event on the Place de la Republique in Paris, on October 12, 2019.
Enthusiasts dressed as Zombies take part in the Zombie Walk event on the Place de la Republique in Paris, on October 12, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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Enthusiasts dressed as Zombies take part in the Zombie Walk event on the Place de la Republique in Paris, on October 12, 2019.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Fedorenko / Go to the photo bankPeople fishing in the Aegean Sea
People fishing in the Aegean Sea. - Sputnik International
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People fishing in the Aegean Sea.
© Sputnik / Sergey Melkonov / Go to the photo bankUkranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his visit to the Republic of Latvia
Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his visit to the Republic of Latvia. - Sputnik International
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Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his visit to the Republic of Latvia.
© Sputnik / Vitaly Timkiv / Go to the photo bankCheerleaders for PBC Lokomotiv–Kuban during the European Cup.
Cheerleaders for Lokomotiv–Kuban during the European Cup. - Sputnik International
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Cheerleaders for PBC Lokomotiv–Kuban during the European Cup.
© AP Photo / J. David AkeThe moon rises behind One World Trade Center on a clear night in Lower Manhattan neighborhood of New York, as seen from Green Brook Township, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.
The moon rises behind One World Trade Center on a clear night in Lower Manhattan neighborhood of New York, as seen from Green Brook Township, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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The moon rises behind One World Trade Center on a clear night in Lower Manhattan neighborhood of New York, as seen from Green Brook Township, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Nhac NguyenWaste collectors transport plastic scrap for recycling in the suburbs of Hanoi on October 15, 2019.
Waste collectors transport plastic scrap for recycling in the suburbs of Hanoi on October 15, 2019. - Sputnik International
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Waste collectors transport plastic scrap for recycling in the suburbs of Hanoi on October 15, 2019.
© REUTERS / KyodoA Shinkansen bullet train rail yard is seen flooded due to heavy rains caused by Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano, central Japan, October 13, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo.
A Shinkansen bullet train rail yard is seen flooded due to heavy rains caused by Typhoon Hagibis in  Nagano, central Japan, October 13, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo. - Sputnik International
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A Shinkansen bullet train rail yard is seen flooded due to heavy rains caused by Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano, central Japan, October 13, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo.
© AFP 2022 / Narinder NanuSikh devotees take a dip in the holy sarovar (water tank), on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru Ram Das at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on October 15, 2019.
Sikh devotees take a dip in the holy sarovar (water tank), on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru Ram Das at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on October 15, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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Sikh devotees take a dip in the holy sarovar (water tank), on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru Ram Das at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on October 15, 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Kazuhiro NogiA woman looks at flood-damaged homes in Nagano on October 15, 2019, after Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan on October 12 unleashing high winds, torrential rain and triggered landslides and catastrophic flooding. - Rescuers in Japan worked into a third day on October 15 in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused widespread destruction.
A woman looks at flood-damaged homes in Nagano on October 15, 2019, after Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan on October 12 unleashing high winds, torrential rain and triggered landslides and catastrophic flooding. - Rescuers in Japan worked into a third day on October 15 in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused widespread destruction.  - Sputnik International
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A woman looks at flood-damaged homes in Nagano on October 15, 2019, after Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan on October 12 unleashing high winds, torrential rain and triggered landslides and catastrophic flooding. - Rescuers in Japan worked into a third day on October 15 in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused widespread destruction.
© AFP 2022 / Krabi Pitakpracha FoundationMembers of the Krabi Pitakpracha Foundation foundation holding a four-metre long king cobra that was found in a sewer in Krabi. Rescuers pulled a feisty four-metre long King Cobra from a sewer in southern Thailand after an hourlong operation, a rescue foundation said on October 15, calling it one of the largest ever captured there.
Members of the Krabi Pitakpracha Foundation foundation holding a four-metre long king cobra that was found in a sewer in Krabi. Rescuers pulled a feisty four-metre long King Cobra from a sewer in southern Thailand after an hourlong operation, a rescue foundation said on October 15, calling it one of the largest ever captured there.  - Sputnik International
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Members of the Krabi Pitakpracha Foundation foundation holding a four-metre long king cobra that was found in a sewer in Krabi. Rescuers pulled a feisty four-metre long King Cobra from a sewer in southern Thailand after an hourlong operation, a rescue foundation said on October 15, calling it one of the largest ever captured there.
© REUTERS / China Stringer NetworkVillagers work on drying bamboo products in bunches for making chopsticks in Lijiang county, Jian, Jiangxi province, China October 11, 2019.
Villagers work on drying bamboo products in bunches for making chopsticks in Lijiang county, Jian, Jiangxi province, China October 11, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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Villagers work on drying bamboo products in bunches for making chopsticks in Lijiang county, Jian, Jiangxi province, China October 11, 2019.
© Sputnik / Kirill Kallinikov / Go to the photo bankModel at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.
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Model at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.
© AP Photo / Peter KomkaSporting a traditional dress Piroska Kovacsne Bablena exits the ballot booth after voting in the nationwide local elections, in the village of Rimoc, Hungary, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.
Sporting a traditional dress Piroska Kovacsne Bablena exits the ballot booth after voting in the nationwide local elections, in the village of Rimoc, Hungary, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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Sporting a traditional dress Piroska Kovacsne Bablena exits the ballot booth after voting in the nationwide local elections, in the village of Rimoc, Hungary, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.
© Sputnik / Natalia Seliverstova / Go to the photo bankCanadian Sphynx Cats in Moscow.
Canadian Sphynx Cats in Moscow. - Sputnik International
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Canadian Sphynx Cats in Moscow.
© REUTERS / ParwizAn Afghan boy sits on corn cobs after harvest in a field in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan October 15, 2019.
An Afghan boy sits on corn cobs after harvest in a field in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan October 15, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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An Afghan boy sits on corn cobs after harvest in a field in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan October 15, 2019.
© REUTERS / Ivan AlvaradoA demonstrator wearing an Anonymous mask takes part in a protest against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures, in Quito, Ecuador October 12, 2019.
A demonstrator wearing an Anonymous mask takes part in a protest against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures, in Quito, Ecuador October 12, 2019.   - Sputnik International
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A demonstrator wearing an Anonymous mask takes part in a protest against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures, in Quito, Ecuador October 12, 2019.
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