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    • A woman and a child walk next to a huge cardboard skull made by artisans in a street in the Tlahuac neighbourhood, in Mexico City on October 28, 2019, ahead of the Day of the Dead celebrations.
    • A riot policeman removes an anti-government protester who is blocking a main highway with her body, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Lebanese security forces pushed and dragged away protesters who refused to move from roadblocks in central Beirut on Saturday, to reopen roads closed during a campaign of civil disobedience.
    • A man walks past a baobab tree with his donkeys on the outskirts of Bandia forest on September 25, 2019.
    • A person dressed as a Zombie poses for a photo as she participates in a 'Zombie Walk' on the weekend before Halloween in central Kiev, Ukraine Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.
    • A woman passes a mural in Manhattan on October 27, 2019 in New York City.
    • Protests in Barcelona over the sentencing of former Catalan leaders.
    • This picture taken on October 25, 2019 shows Indonesians taking part in a pig catching contest during the Pig and Pork Lake Toba Festival in Muara, located near Lake Toba, a popular crater lake in Sumatra.
    • US President and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to hand out candy for children at a Halloween celebration at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 28, 2019.
    • A fire burns in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico October 25, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media on October 26, 2019.
    • Police officers and their supporters protest in Port-au-Prince on October 27, 2019.
    • Women attend the Colour Run event during Riyadh season festival, in Saudi Arabia, October 26, 2019.
    • Sergei Sadov, a street musician, plays guitar at the entrance to a metro station in Moscow on October 30, 2019.
    • Singaporean cosplayer Rithe, poses during the Anime Festival Asia press conference in Singapore on October 30, 2019.
    • A protester fires a rocket during a pro-Kurdish demonstration against Turkey's military action in northeastern Syria, outside the Turkish consulate in Milan, Italy, October 26, 2019.
    • Robyn Phipps (L) and Laura Horvitz help rescue a goat from a ranch near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley during the Easy Fire in Simi Valley, California on October 30, 2019.
    • During a sailing regatta at the Gelendzhik Bay
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin meets the Hierarchs of the Middle East Christian churches on 30 October, 2019
    • Open class at the Boris Eifman Academy of Dance in Saint Petersburg
    • A Bangladeshi street shoe vendor arranges shoes as he prepares his display in Dhaka on October 30, 2019.
    • This picture taken on October 25, 2019 shows lava from the Piton de la Fournaise (Peak of the Furnace) flowing down the east-south-east face on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
    • Polar bear Gerda and her cub at the Novosibirsk Zoo
    • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he poses for a photo during a meeting with fundraisers for the Royal British Legion outside Downing Street in London, Britain October 28, 2019.
    • Iraqi security forces use tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.
    • A Lebanese demonstrator waves a national flag at the Martyrs' Square in the centre of the capital Beirut on October 27, 2019, during ongoing anti-government protests.
    • A jay in a snowy park in Petrozavodsk.
    • Children play with a camera at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia.
    • Delegates chat near a robot during the Future Investment Initiative (FII) forum at the King Abdulaziz Conference Centre in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, on October 30, 2019.
    • The 'Metro Industrials' youth festival of street culture in Moscow
    • Participants steer their quad bikes during a rally, outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
    • A model prepares backstage before the David Sylvia collection by Weimin Hao during China Fashion Week in Beijing on October 28, 2019.
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    A woman and a child walk next to a huge cardboard skull made by artisans in a street in the Tlahuac neighbourhood, in Mexico City on October 28, 2019, ahead of the Day of the Dead celebrations.

    The end of October did not bring us what was probably the most anticipated event (Brexit, of course) but it was full of other remarkable things - in politics, in entertainment and in sports.

    Wildfires in California and Mexico, protests in Barcelona and Port-au-Prince, the Anime Festival Asia press-conference in Singapore and a 'zombie parade' in Kiev - these and many other events have been included in our weekly selection of pictures. Check out Sputnik's gallery to learn more.  

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