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    • Revellers are seen in the street after a pub's closing time in Leeds, northern England on 4 November 2020, on the eve of a second COVID-19 lockdown in an effort to combat soaring infections.
    • People march during a protest after the 3 November elections, Wednesday, 4 November 2020, in Portland, Oregon.
    • People watch a big screen displaying election results live in Florida at Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House on election day in Washington, DC on 3 November 2020.
    • A photo taken in Spijkenisse, on 2 November 2020 of a Dutch metro train that was saved from disaster  when it smashed through a safety barrier but was prevented from plummeting into the water by a sculpture of a whale tail. The driver of the train, who was the only person on board, was unharmed in the incident, which happened just after midnight at Spijkenisse, near the port city of Rotterdam.  The front carriage was left hanging 10 metres (30 feet) above the water, propped up only by the giant silver-coloured sculpture -- called, improbably, Saved by the Whale's Tail.
    • A mask-wearing student puts on plastic gloves as a precaution amid the spread of the new coronavirus during class in Havana, Cuba, 2 November 2020. Tens of thousands of school children returned to class Monday in Havana for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic prompted authorities to shut the island down in April.
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin during a tourof the Museum of Archaeology in Chudov monastery at the Moscow Kremlin on 4 November 2020
    • Russian Kuban Cossacks perform a flag-raising ceremony on National Unity Day in Krasnodar, 4 November 2020.
    • People watch as rescue operations take place in the coastal province of Izmir, Turkey on 3 November 2020 after an earthquake struck the Aegean Sea.
    • Law enforcement forces trying to stop a bicyclist during an unauthorised rally in Minsk, Belarus.
    • Models parade in creations from the Kdilon collection by Lingling Hou during China Fashion Week in Beijing on 31 October 2020.
    • Macaque monkeys play with a face mask, used as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, left behind by a passerby in Genting Sempah in Malaysia’s Pahang state on 30 October 2020.
    • A young woman dressed as a nurse struts in a crowd gathered during Halloween night at a shopping district in Beijing on Saturday, 31 October 2020. Although Halloween is not traditionally celebrated in China, some residents in the Chinese capital took the time to dress up for a bit of fun.
    • Bodybuilders prepare to participate in the National Bodybuilding Championship in Managua on 31 October 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic.
    • Voodoo practitioners attend a prayer during a two-day 'Fet Gede' ceremony at Lakou Savalouwe in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1 November 2020.
    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, following a meeting with her so-called Corona-Cabinet, on 2 November 2020 in Berlin.
    • A man gestures while standing inside an apartment destroyed by shelling in Stepanakert, the capital of the unrecognised Nagorno-Karabakh republic.
    • A man looks for the grave of a relative, victim of the new coronavirus pandemic, in the cemetery Covid-19, on the Day of the Dead, in Tegucigalpa, on 2 November 2020.
    • A Kashmiri girl reacts as a health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for Covid-19 in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, 4 November 2020.
    • Police detain Bharatiya Janata party workers protesting against the Maharashtra state government for the arrest of television news anchor Arnab Goswami in Mumbai, India, 4 November 2020. Indian police on Wednesday said they arrested the Republic TV founder and charged him with assisting in a suicide in connection with the 2018 deaths of an interior designer and the designer's mother.
    • A dog is pictured inside a house in a neighbourhood affected by flooding as Hurricane Eta approaches, in Tela, Honduras, 3 November 2020.
    • A member of a local electoral commission wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) holds a mobile ballot box as a woman casts her vote in Moldova's presidential election in the village of Stetcani, some 40 km north of Chisinau, on 1 November 2020, amid the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic.
    • Demonstrators are sprayed by a riot police water cannon during a protest against Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's government in Santiago on 30 October 2020
    • A resident points at a damaged electric power line after a tree fell from strong winds caused by tropical storm Eta in San Salvador, El Salvador, 4 November 2020.
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    Revellers are seen in the street after a pub's closing time in Leeds, northern England on 4 November 2020, on the eve of a second COVID-19 lockdown in an effort to combat soaring infections.

    The past week has been full of events throughout the world, with each country having its own highlights.

    For the United States, the presidential election which took place on 3 November has been marked with uncertainty over the outcome since four battleground states have yet to finish counting votes. 

    The rest of the world continues its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, while continuing to postpone major political, cultural and sports events. 

    Check out Sputnik's gallery to catch up with the most outstanding events of the past week.

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