Week in review: The most compelling photos from the week's news, October 24-30, 2015, including an earthquake, a runaway blimp and Nepal's first female president.
People rush an injured woman to a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan sending tremors to India and Pakistan, October 26. 2015. More than 350 people died.
By CBSNews.com Senior Photo Editor Radhika Chalasani
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Ryan and Boehner
U.S. House of Representives Speaker-elect Paul Ryan (L) salutes the members of the House as he stands with outgoing Speaker John Boehner after Ryan was elected on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 29, 2015.
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An unmanned army blimp became untethered and floated away from a military base in Maryland, October 28, 2015.
The blimp, which drifted over central Pennsylvania while tracked by two Air Force fighter jets, was finally deflated by small arms fire.
The blimp's tether snapped thousands of power lines, causing outages.
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Manila - Typhoon Koppu
Residents wade across floodwaters after Typhoon Koppu battered Calumpit town, north of Manila on October 24, 2015.
The typhoon dumped heavy rains on the northern Philippines and killed 58 people as it flattened houses and destroyed crops.
Credit: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters
Forida plane on fire
A Boeing 767 carrying 101 people caught on fire minutes from take off, leaving Fort Lauderdale, Florida for Caracas, Venezuela when an engine burst into flames, October 29, 2015.
Seventeen people were taken to an area hospital.
One of Interpol's most wanted
Indonesian plainclothes policemen escort Indian gangster Rajendra Nikalje, widely known as Chhota Rajan, as they walk outside Denpasar police station, October 29, 2015.
Indonesian police arrested Nikalje, one of India's most wanted gangsters sought in more than two dozen murder cases, on the resort island of Bali, ending a two-decade-long international manhunt.
Nikalje has been on Interpol's wanted list since 1995 for running a crime syndicate that engaged in extortion, arms smuggling and contract killing.
Simone Biles of the U.S competes on the beam during the women's all-round final at the World Gymnastics Championships at the Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, October 29, 2015.
Credit: Phil Noble/Reuters
Turkey's Republic Day
Turkish soldiers march during a Republic Day ceremony in Istanbul, October 29, 2015.
Turkey marked the 92nd anniversary of the republic.
Credit: Murad Sezer/Reuters
Female Kurdish Peshmerga
Female Kurdish Peshmerga take part in a training session during German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen's (center R) visit at a camp in Banslawa in Arbil, north of Baghdad, October 27, 2015.
Credit: Azad lashkari/Reuters
California surfer wipes out
A surfer wipes out while trying to ride a breaking wave during high tide and high surf in Cardiff, California on October 27, 2015.
Credit: Mike Blake/Reuters
People holding 18 baby pandas born in 2015 pose during at a giant panda breeding center in Ya'an, China, October 24, 2015.
Nepal's first woman president
Nepal's newly elected President Bidhya Bhandari waves at the media after she was elected in Kathmandu, October 28, 2015.
Bhandari is Nepal's first woman president.
Credit: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
16.08 carat pink diamond
An employee poses with a cushion-shaped 16.08 carat vivid pink diamond at Christie's auction house in London, October 26, 2015.
The stone is estimated to sell for $23-28 million when it is auctioned in Geneva on November 10.
Credit: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
Havana - Camilo Cienfuegos anniversary
A student carries a picture of the rebel hero Camilo Cienfuegos during a gathering in honor of Cienfuegos at Havana's seafront wall "El Malecon" on October 28, 2015.
Cienfuegos was a commander of Fidel Castro's rebel army but died less than a year after their victory when his plane disappeared over the ocean on October 28, 1959 enroute from Havana to Camaguey. The plane and his body were never found.
Every year on October 28, Cubans toss flowers into the sea in his honor.
Prince Harry and Michelle Obama
Britain's Prince Harry laughs as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama catches a basketball during a game played by wounded warriors at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, October 28, 2015.
Prince Harry is at Fort Belvoir to meet soldiers and spread the word about the Invictus Games, which supports wounded warriors.
Prince Harry spearheaded the Invictus Games, first held in London last September. The next Invictus Games is planned for May in Orlando, Florida.
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Field of fireweed
A woman holds a parasol as she stands in a field of fireweed, or Kochia scoparia, on a sunny autumn day at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachi, north of Tokyo, October 26, 2015.
Fireweed is a grass bush that takes on a bright red color in autumn.
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Dolphin gets Pedialyte
A dolphin feeds on a fish injected with Pedialyte at the Audubon Institute Aquatic Center in New Orleans, October 28, 2015.
Veterinarian Tres Clarke said remnants of Hurricane Patricia apparently battered and exhausted the young dolphin.
Credit: Gerald Herbert/AP
London mayor in tug of war
London Mayor Boris Johnson takes part in a tug of war with members of the armed services to launch the London Poppy Day, outside City Hall, October 27, 2015.
London Poppy Day is a street collection event to raise money for serving and retired members of the armed services and their families.
Credit: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
A student of the "Escola de Papai Noel do Brasil" (Brazil's Santa Claus school) wears his hat before lessons in Rio de Janeiro, October 27, 2015.
The school, which was founded since 1993, prepare men to represent Santa Claus during the Christmas season. Lessons include singing, physical activity, how to dress and how to care for their beard.
Credit: Pilar Olivares/Reuters
Whale watching boat capsized
An RCMP boat carrying divers sits beside a capsized whale watching boat in Tofino, British Columbia, October 26, 2015.
A tour boat, the MV Leaviathan, with 27 passengers on board sunk off the coast after a wave toppled it on October 25. Five people died and 21 were rescued.
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Memorial for asylum-seeker
People leave candles and flowers at a makeshift memorial site for the missing four-year-old asylum-seeker Mohamed at the State Office of Health and Social Affairs in Berlin (LAGeSo) on October 29, 2015.
A 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the disappearance of the boy after the body of a child was found in his car.
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Justin Bieber - MTV awards
Canadian singer Justin Bieber holds the "Best Male" award during the MTV EMA awards at the Assago forum in Milan, Italy, October 25, 2015.
Credit: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
Mourners carry the body of 19-year-old Palestinian Iyad Jaradat, who was killed by Israeli troops, during his funeral in the West Bank of village of Sair near Hebron, October 27, 2015.
Israeli forces shot dead Jaradat during stone-throwing confrontations at a nearby village, Palestinian officials said.
Credit: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters
Indian woman returns home
Geeta holds her palms together as she looks out of a van while leaving for an airport to depart for New Delhi, outside the Edhi Foundation in Karachi, Pakistan, October 26, 2015.
Geeta, a deaf-mute Hindu woman now in her early 20s, was around 11 years old when she inadvertently crossed the border from India to Pakistan, and lost her family. Since stumbling into Pakistan, Geeta has lived in a home for lost and abandoned children, say officials at the charitable Edhi Foundation.
Credit: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
Katy Perry and Hillary Clinton
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives with singer Katy Perry during a campaign rally with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in Des Moines, Iowa, October 24, 2015.
Credit: Scott Morgan/Reuters
China TATOO convention
Contestants of a tattoo competition pose for photographs at the China TATTOO convention in Nanning, China, October 24, 2015.
The annual convention was held in Nanning from October 23 to 25 this year.
Ivory Coast elections
A man casts his vote at a polling station during the presidential election in Bayota in the region of former president Laurent Gbagbo, in western Ivory Coast, October 25, 2015.
The country's president, Alassane Ouattara, won a second five-year term, with almost 84% of the vote.
Ouattara defeated Gbago in 2010, but when Gbago rejected the results a wave of violence left around 3,000 people dead, before pro-Ouattara forces supported by the UN and France gained control of the country.
Credit: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters
Policemen detain a person dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca during a regional election near a polling station in Odessa, Ukraine, October 25, 2015.
Ukrainians went to the polls on Sunday to appoint mayors and council heads to regional seats. The person was detained for illegal election-day campaigning, according to local media.
Credit: Ihor Babak/Reuters
Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush debate
Senator Marco Rubio fired back at Jeb Bush during the third Republican Presidential Debate in Colorado, "I don't remember you ever complaining about John McCain's voting record," October 28, 2015.
In a contentious debate, Rubio added that "someone has convinced you that attacking me is going to help you" in response to Bush comments his absenteeism from the senate.
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Edinson Volquez at father's wake
Kansas City Royals player Edinson Volquez, third from Right, embraces his sister Wendy Volquez, left, and mother Ana Ramirez as they stand next to the body of his father during his wake at a funeral home in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, October 28, 2015.
Volquez played Game 1 of the World Series on October 26, just hours after his father died of heart failure in the Dominican Republic. The family withheld the news from the ballplayer till after the game.
Credit: Tatiana Fernandez, AP
Migrant boat sinks
Volunteer doctors and paramedics try to revive a baby after a boat carrying more than 200 refugees and migrants sunk while crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey, on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 28, 2015.
Credit: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters
Violence in Israel
Shachar (C), the grand-daughter of American-Israeli Richard Lakin, mourns during his funeral in the town of Beit Shemesh, Israel October 28, 2015.
Lakin, a 76-year-old American-Israeli educator, was wounded in a Palestinian stabbing and shooting attack on a Jerusalem bus two weeks earlier and died on October 26 of his injuries.
Credit: Baz Ratner/Reuters
UN 70th anniversary
Students form the UN sign at a rally to honor the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 24, 2015.
Team USA at White House
President Barack Obama poses for photos with a jersey he received from head coach Jill Ellis as he welcomed the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team in the East Room of the White House in Washington, during a ceremony to honor the team and their victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Oct. 27, 2015.
Standing with Obama, from left are, Christie Rampone, Morgan Brian, Abby Wambach, Julie Johnston, Obama, Sydney Leroux, and Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe.
Abby Wambach announced her retirement after the visit.
Pumpkin Jack O' Lanterns
Pumpkin Jack O' Lanterns carved as skeletons are displayed on the grounds of the historic Van Cortlandt Manor House and Museum during the "Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze" in Croton-on Hudson, New York, October 27, 2015.
With more than 7,000 hand carved illuminated Jack O' Lanterns, the annual Halloween exhibit draws thousands of visitors.
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A group of elephants, believed to have been killed by poachers, lie dead at a watering hole in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, October 26, 2015.
Saturn's Titan moon
This specially processed composite view reveals a tremendous amount of structure in the northern polar atmosphere of Titan, one of Saturn's moons.
The hazes in Titan's atmosphere are known to extend hundreds of kilometers above the surface.
Ten images taken during a brief period were processed to enhance fine detail and then were combined to create this view and released by NASA.