Photos of the Week (10/20/19)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) After President Trump tweeted this photo from a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16., 2019, with congressional Democrats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made it her cover photo on social media accounts.  The president tweeted, “Nervous Nancy’s unhinged meltdown!”

2) A man at Trump rally wears a jacket depicting a wall. Construction of a 30ft-high section of the president’s border barrier has begun in the Organ Pipe Cactus national monument in southern Arizona, a federally protected wilderness area and Unesco-recognized international biosphere reserve. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

3) U.S. President Donald Trump holds a purse as Louis Vuitton’s CEO Michael Burke and Chairman and CEO of Luxury goods group LVMH Bernard Arnault look on during a visit to the Louis Vuitton Rochambeau Ranch leather workshop in Keene, Texas. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

4) The House Committee on Oversight and Reform room displays a memorial for deceased committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Tom Brenner

5) Teachers and support staff at Steven Tyng Mather School in Chicago, strike with cars honking in support as Chicago Public Schools teachers officially began a strike on Thursday after failing to reach a new contract deal with the city. About 300,000 CPS students and their families are affected by the strike, as well as about 25,000 teachers in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 17, 2019  Rick Wood, USA TODAY NETWORK/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

6) Students affected by the Chicago Public Schools work stoppage sit at tables at the McCormick YMCA of Metro on the first day of strike by the Chicago Teachers Union. Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski, AFP via Getty Images

7) An employee clears shattered glass after anti-government protesters vandalized a restaurant during a demonstration at New Town Plaza shopping mall in Hong Kong, China. Photo: Reuters

8) Luceyn Kifretune and her brother Omer were injured after a barrel bomb fired by the Assad regime struck their home in Saraqib district, north-west Syria. Their father, mother, aunt and brother were killed in the attack and the children are now being schooled and cared for in Turkey. Photograph: Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

9) NASA astronauts Jessica Meir, left, and Christina Koch inside the Quest airlock, preparing the spacesuits and tools they will use on their first spacewalk to replace a failed power controller. Photograph: NASA/EPA

10) The first all-female spacewalk took place last week. Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir planned to venture outside the International Space Station for a 6.5 hour spacewalk for station maintenance. Photo: NASA

11) Astronaut Kate Rubins, the first person to sequence DNA in space,  has spent her career studying dangerous pathogens on Earth and advancing science on the International Space Station.  Photo: NASA

12) The moon rises behind One World Trade Center on a clear night in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of New York, as seen from Green Brook Township, New Jersey, Oct. 15, 2019. Photo: AP

13) Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Charles, the Prince of Wales proceed through the Royal Gallery before the Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London. Photo: Reuters

14) Simone Biles of the U.S. celebrates with her five gold medals, breaking the World Championships medals record at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo: REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

15) Illinois place kicker James McCourt kicks the game-winning field goal during the fourth quarter as time expired Saturday as the Illini beat Wisconsin, 24-23. Photo: Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

16) Illinois place kicker James McCourt is hoisted by his teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter as time expired. Photo: Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

17) Illinois  stuns No. 6 Wisconsin with a 24-23 homecoming win on Saturday, October 19,2019 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. After the upset, fans stormed the field. Photo: Scott Richey, the News-Gazette

18) A four-metre long king cobra is pulled from a sewer in southern Thailand. Photograph: Krabi Pitakpracha Foundation/Getty Images

19) Hailing from the Chinese province of Qinghai, Yongqing Bao has won the prestigious wildlife photographer of the year 2019 title for his image The Moment, which frames the standoff between a Tibetan fox and a marmot. A powerful frame of both humor and horror, it captures the drama and intensity of nature. The images are now on display at the Natural History Museum in London before touring internationally.

20) In Lembang, Indonesia, residents of Cikareumbi village take part in the tomato war event, a tradition of getting rid of rotten tomatoes after low valued yields. All tomatoes thrown as ‘bullets’ are collected again to be used as compost and vegetable fertilizers. Photograph: Algi Febri Sugita/SOPA Images/Rex/Shutterstock

21) A woman was removed from a cruise ship and banned for life by the cruise company after she climbed onto her room’s balcony railing to pose for a dangerous photo shoot over the ocean. The incident happened on board the Royal Caribbean ship Allure of the Seas as it was approaching Labadee, Haiti last week. The unnamed woman was spotted by a fellow passenger, Peter Blosic, who alerted the crew. Blosic later posted a picture of the woman wearing a blue bathing suit with hands over her head on social media.


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