The most compelling photos from the week's news, November 7-13, 2015, including a Medal of Honor recipient, groovy Pluto and Diwali, the Festival of Lights.
In this photo, men carry one of the coffins for seven people killed by unknown militants in Kabul, November 10, 2015. A convoy drove the bodies of seven members of Afghanistan's minority Hazara community to the capital to protest against their murder by unknown militants, who dumped their partially beheaded bodies at the weekend.
By CBSNews.com Senior Photo Editor Radhika Chalasani
Andalucia de Moda in Seville
A model wearing a creation by Luis Benitez poses during an urban shoot as part of Andalucia de Moda (Andalusia Fashion) at an aquarium in Seville, southern Spain, November 11, 2015.
Hawaii - Kilauea volcano
Smoke rises from the Kilauea Volcano caldera at night in Hawaii, November 4, 2015. The Kilauea volcano has been erupting since 1983.
Medal of Honor
President Barack Obama presents retired U.S. Army Captain Florent Groberg with the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony in Washington, D.C., November 12, 2015.
Groberg was honored for thwarting a suicide bomber during an ambush in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on August 8, 2012.
Diwali Festival of Lights
Children play with fire crackers while celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual Festival of Lights in Mumbai, India, November 11, 2015.
Diwali marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates the time when the Hindu god Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana and returned to his kingdom Ayodhya.
National Beard & Moustache Championships
Nayland Blake from Brooklyn, New York, poses at the 2015 Just For Men National Beard & Moustache Championships at the Kings Theater in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, November 7, 2015.
Hundreds of facial hair enthusiasts attended the event competing in 18 different categories.
Germany - carnival season
A reveler celebrates the start of the carnival season in Cologne, Germany on November 11, 2015.
In many parts of Germany, at 11:11 am on November 11, people marked the official start of carnival, a season of controlled raucous fun that reaches a climax during the days before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.
A motorist tries to drive a vehicle through a flooded street in the southern city of Ashkelon, Israel, November 9, 2015.
Vehicles were swept along the streets by torrents of rain after 30 mm of rain struck the city in less than an hour. Israeli police said they rescued several drivers from their vehicles and a few families who were trapped inside their homes. No injuries were reported.
Veterans Day Parade
Gavin Kinney (9) holds up a sign thanking veterans at the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on November 11, 2015.
Known as "America's Parade" it features over 20,000 participants, including veterans of numerous eras, military units, businesses and high school bands and civic and youth groups.
Turkeys competing for pardon
Men dressed as Secret Service agents stand guard next to two Nicholas White turkeys, who are presidential turkey candidates, during a press conference at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco, November 6, 2015.
The two presidential turkey candidates, known as Tom 1 and Tom 2, are contending for the honor of being named the 2015 National Thanksgiving turkey and being pardoned by President Barack Obama during the annual pardoning ceremony at the White House before Thanksgiving.
Israeli police lead away a Palestinian minor (C) they said stabbed an Israeli security guard in Pisgat Zeev, which lies on occupied land that Israel annexed to Jerusalem after the 1967 Middle East war, November 10, 2015.
An Israeli police spokeswoman said two Palestinians, aged 12 to 13, stabbed a security guard on the Jerusalem light-rail train in Pisgat Zeev, a Jewish settlement north of Jerusalem. The guard shot back at them, wounding one.
China ferris wheel
The sun is seen rising behind a ferris wheel in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China, November 10, 2015.
London - Field of Remembrance
Pictures of fallen soldiers are seen on crosses placed in the Field of Remembrance outside Westminster Abbey in central London, November 11, 2015.
Miss International Queen 2015
Contestants prepare to go on stage during the Miss International Queen 2015 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand, November 6, 2015.
Some 27 contestants from 17 countries, all born male, competed in the week-long event for the crown of Miss International Queen.
$15 minimum wage supporters
Fast-food workers and their supporters join a nationwide protest for higher wages and union rights outside McDonald's in Los Angeles, November 10, 2015.
Bogota's Palace of Justice
Citizens walk in front of a mural representing victims and the missing near the rebuilt Justice Palace in Bogota, Colombia on November 6, 2015.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos apologized for military actions during a 1985 assault on Bogota's Palace of Justice by M-19 rebels, in which over 100 people died including nearly half of the country's Supreme Court justices.
Rabbis gather to pose for a group photo in front of the Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, November 8, 2015.
Some 4,400 Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic rabbis from around the world gathered for the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries.
Brazil dam burst
Rescue workers search for victims in the Bento Rodrigues district that was covered with mud after a dam, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd, burst in Mariana, Brazil, November 8, 2015.
Brazilian authorities confirmed a second death caused by a massive mudflow and flooding that swamped towns near an iron ore mine in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. As many as 28 people were still missing after the disaster three days after it occurred November 5, prompting a rescue and salvage operation involving about 500 people.
New Horizons scientists made this false color image of Pluto using a technique called principal component analysis to highlight the many subtle color differences between Pluto's distinct regions.
Ukraine anti-homophobia protest
Ukrainian police detain activists of women's rights group Femen as they protest against homophobia outside the parliament building in Kiev, November 12, 2015.
Femen and gay rights activists are pushing parliament to adopt bills, including one that would ban discrimination in the workplace based on sexuality, which is included in a package of laws to liberalize Ukraine's visa regime with the EU.
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Supporters of Burma's pro-democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi gather outside National League for Democracy headquarters (NLD) in Rangoon, also known as Yangon, November 9, 2015.
The ruling party of Burma, also known as Myanmar, conceded defeat in the general election, as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory to form the next government. It was the Southeast Asian country's first free nationwide election in a quarter of a century.
An aerial view shows protesters participating in a demonstration in Warsaw, November 11, 2015.
Nationalist groups who believe traditional Polish values are under threat marched through Warsaw to mark the anniversary of Polish independence.
A staff member watches as a Christmas display of Mr Toad, a character from the classic children's book 'The Wind in the Willows," sitting in a sleigh is hoisted into place above a staircase at Chatsworth stately home near Bakewell, central England on November 6, 2015.
Various rooms in Chatsworth, the residence of Britian's Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, which is open to the public, are decorated every year for the festive season with this year's theme being scenes from "The Wind in the Willows," a classic story by Kenneth Grahame.
Petrol bombs at Bank of Greece
A youth paints a slogan on the Bank of Greece headquarters as fires, caused by petrol bombs thrown by youths, burn at the entrance of the bank during a 24-hour general strike in central Athens, November 12, 2015. The slogan reads "Burn it."
WW II veteran's funeral
Hundreds of mourners attend the funeral of WWII veteran Tom Bryan, 92, at Stockport Crematorium on November 10, 2015 in Stockport, England.
Tony Budgett, the nephew of Tom Bryan, made an appeal on Facebook for people to attend the war hero's funeral since Tom only had two living family members. Tom Bryan served with the Queens Rifle Regiment and went into battle against the Japanese in Burma during Word War II. Tom only recounted the harrowing experiences he went through decades after the war.
Tree destruction in Tegucigalpa
Aerial view of an area of trees affected by a southern pine beetle (Dentroctomus frontalis) plague in a forested area in Talanga, 90 km north of Tegucigalpa on November 9, 2015.
This unprecedented ecological catastrophe in Honduras is said to be boosted by the rise in temperatures caused by climate change.
Revellers parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, southern England, on November 5, 2015, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations.
Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. Processions held across the South of England culminate in Lewes on November 5, commemorating the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs. Thousands of people attend the parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy, or 'guy,' usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament.
Hindu Goddess Kali
Indian laborers transport a clay idol of the Hindu Goddess Kali, the Goddess of Power, at Kumartoli, the idol artist's village, in Kolkata on November 9, 2015.
The Kali worship takes place on November 11, in the eastern Indian states along with Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which will be celebrated simultaneously in other parts of the country.
Commando Memorial Service
The sun breaks through the clouds behind a statue as both serving and former commandos gather during the Commando Memorial Service commemoration and pay respect to the sacrifice of service men and women who fought in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts on November 8, 2015 in Spean Bridge, Scotland.
People across the UK gathered to pay tribute as part of the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies.
Popular Party (PP) deputies, with their leader Xavier Garcia Albiol (L), display the Spanish and Catalonian flags as Catalonia's regional government reacts after voting in favor of a resolution to split from Spain at Parlament de Catalunya in Barcelona, November 9, 2015.
The declaration on secession, the first step which pro-independence parties hope will lead to the northeastern region splitting from Spain within 18 months, was backed by a majority in the regional parliament.
Chinese martial arts school
Students perform during a founding ceremony of a football team of Shaolin Tagou martial arts school, in Dengfeng, Henan province, November 10, 2015.
Rio fundraising concert
Gisele Marie, a Muslim woman and professional heavy metal musician, plays her Gibson Flying V electric guitar during a fundraising concert for Syrian refugees in Rio de Janeiro, November 8, 2015.
Based in Sao Paulo, Marie, 42, is the granddaughter of German Catholics, and converted to Islam several months after her father passed away in 2009. Marie, who wears the Burka, has been fronting her brothers' heavy metal band Spectrus since 2012.
Maureen O'Hara buried
An Air Force Honor Guard casket team moves Maureen O'Hara, also known as Maureen FitzSimons Blair, into place before she is buried next to her husband, Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles Blair Jr., at Arlington National Cemetery November 9, 2015 in Virginia.
An actress and singer who was known as the Queen of Technicolor and starred in movies including "How Green Was My Valley," ''Miracle on 34th Street" and "The Quiet Man," O'Hara died October 24 at the age of 95.
Migrants and Refugees in Lesbos
Refugees and migrants spend the night in a field outside of the Moria Hot Spot, on the Greek island of Lesbos on November 9, 2015.
More than 3,000 refugees and migrants have drowned among the nearly 800,000 who have reached Europe this year.
A gaucho falls from a colt at a rodeo exhibition during during Tradition Day in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina, on November 8, 2015. The celebration aims to preserve gaucho traditions.