Top 5 news photos of the week

By admin
31 October 2014

In case you missed it – these are the 5 incredible photographs you have to see from this week.

Jeff Hulbert of Maryland, holds up a sign in front of the White House on 24 October 2014 in Washington, D.C. Hulbert is protesting for a mandatory quarantine for people that have returned from Ebola affected countries.

Residents and activists scuffle with anti-North Korea activists as they try to stop the release of balloons carrying propaganda leaflets on 25 October 2014 in Paju, South Korea. Amid the decision of the South Korean government to conclude the scattering of anti-North Korea leaflets in the Demilitarized Zone cannot be banned with the Aviation Act, a group of South Korean conservative activists sent leaflets critical of the North's politics into the North from a park on the border.

A woman uses a magnifying glass to read her ballot while voting at home in the village of Gornostaypol, 80km north of Kiev, on 26 October 2014, during Ukraine's parliamentary elections. Ukrainians voted in parliamentary elections that could sharpen divisions in the war-torn country, while strengthening President Petro Poroshenko's bid to set the ex-Soviet republic on an irreversible pro-Western course.

Robert Willis shops for a Halloween mask at Fantasy Costumes on 28 October 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. With about a third of the population either attending or throwing Halloween parties, Americans are expected to spend $7.4 billion on the holiday this year. Fantasy Costumes will stayed open 24 hours-a-day from 24 October until 31 October.

A follower is baptised during a Mandaean baptism ceremony in the Nepean river at Emu Plains on 26 October 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The small western Sydney Mandaen community gather weekly on a Sunday to conduct traditional baptisms in Aramaic on the Nepean River. The baptism is a principal ceremony of the Mandaens, presided over by a Reverend in a free-flowing fresh water river. Mandaens claim descent from John the Baptist and the religion is one of the oldest in the world. Originating in Iraq and Iran, Mandaen diaspora communities extend across the globe with an estimated 70,000 practitioners.

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