The most compelling photos from Oct. 15-21, 2016.
A Ukrainian serviceman fires a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun during military exercises near the village of Divychky in Kiev region, October 21, 2016.
Las Vegas - Clinton-Trump final debate
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves to a member of the audience as she walks off stage as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump remains at his podium at the conclusion of their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, October 19, 2016.
North Korea - Smoking chimpanzee
Azalea, whose Korean name is “Dallae,” a 19-year-old female chimpanzee, lights one cigarette from another at the Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea on October 19, 2016. She smokes about pack a day, but zoo authorities insist she doesn’t inhale.
Turkey - Anti-Israel protest
Protesters shout anti-Israeli slogans on October 19, 2016 at the Istanbul courthouse during a demonstration. Israeli cabinet ministers on June 29 approved a deal reached with Turkey at the weekend on normalizing relations after years of acrimony over a deadly 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
Battle for Mosul
A man stands in front of an oil fire that was set ablaze in the Qayyarah area, some 60 kilometers (35 miles) south of Mosul during an operation by Iraqi forces against ISIS to retake the main hub city, on October 19, 2016.
In the biggest Iraqi military operation in years, forces have retaken dozens of villages, mostly south and east of Mosul.
New York - Commuters
Commuters arrive from Metro North Railroad trains in Grand Central Station in New York City, October 19, 2016.
Attorney Gloria Allred (L) holds a press conference with Summer Zervos, a former candidate on ”The Apprentice,” season five, who accused Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual conduct on October 14, 2016 in Los Angeles. This is the first time the accuser has spoken publicly about the alleged incident.
Mogadishu - Corn stalks
People sit on the top of a truck heavily piled with corn stalks as they head for Mogadishu from Afgooye on October 19, 2016.
Typhoon Sarika aftermath
Residents and cars make their way through a flooded street after heavy rain caused by Typhoon Sarika in Qionghai, south China’s Hainan province, October 18, 2016.
Typhoon Sarika, the 21st typhoon of the year, made landfall in south China’s Hainan on October 18 morning as torrential rain and gales lashed the island province.
Lebanon - Funeral for Hezbollah fighter
A man reacts while clenching onto the coffin of Hezbollah fighter Jalal al-Effie, who was killed during clashes in Syria’s Aleppo, during his funeral in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Lebanon on October 18, 2016.
World’s largest superyacht
A sailboat (L) passes the world’s largest superyacht called ‘A’ during it’s first sailing test in Strande, nearby Kiel, northern Germany, on a foggy October 16, 2016. The luxury yacht was built at a shipbuilding yard near Hamburg.
Firebomb attack on North Carolina Republican Party office
Political signs are seen in the damaged local office of the North Carolina Republican Party after a firebomb attack in Hillsborough, North Carolina, October 17, 2016.
China - World Robot Conference
A robot of the Siasun Robot and Automation Corporation simulates the use of a medical instrument on a model of a human skeleton at the WRC 2016 World Robot Conference in Beijing, October 21, 2016.
France - Anti-police violence protest
Police officers gather during an unauthorized protest against anti-police violence in front of the Marseille courthouse in France, October 20, 2016.
Arizona - elections
A man wears a mask depicting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while holding a doll depicting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Phoenix, October 20, 2016.
Haiti - Funeral
Relatives react during the funeral of a woman who died during Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie, Haiti, October 18, 2016.
First lady Michelle's campaign speech
First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Phoenix, October 20, 2016.
Buenos Aires - Protest
Thousands gather under the rain around Buenos Aires’ Obelisk during a demonstration to demand policies to prevent gender-related violence, Argentina, October 19, 2016.
Germany - Chemical plant explosion
A long column of smoke rises from the Chemical plant of the BASF site in Ludwigshafen, western Germany on October 17, 2016.
One person was killed and at least six others were missing after an explosion Monday at a chemical plant at BASF’s headquarters in western Germany, the firm said, advising local residents to stay indoors.
Opposition leader arrested
Ivory Coast’s riot police arrest Aboudramane Sangare (C) one of country’s opposition leaders during a protest against a referendum on the adoption of a new constitution that changes contentious rules on presidential eligibility on October 20, 2016 in Abidjan.
Current rules require both parents of presidential candidates to have been born in Ivory Coast. It was one of the factors that triggered violent unrest five years ago during contested elections won by President Alassane Ouattara.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L-R), Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump sit together at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner in New York City, October 20, 2016.
Mediterranean - Rescue operation
Migrants are helped during rescue operations in the Mediterranea Sea, October 20, 2016.
Nigeria b- Newly crowned
Newly crowned Oba of Benin Kingdom Eheneden Erediauwa is guided through a symbolic bridge by the palace chiefs during his coronation in Benin City, Nigeria October 20, 2016.
China - Hairy crab farming
A hairy crab farmer steering his boat past crab breeding farms in Yangcheng Lake in Kunshan, October 18, 2016.
Autumn is believed to be the best season for eating and harvesting hairy crabs, which are regarded as a delicacy in Shanghai and neighboring provinces.
India - Golden Temple
Indian Sikh devotees pay respects as a Jalau ritual takes place inside the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on October 17, 2016. The Jalau took place on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru Ramdass, who was born in Lahore in 1574, and was the guru who established the city of Amritsar.
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan poses with his creation “Is There Life Before Death” (2010), prior to the opening of the exhibition “Not Afraid of Love” at the Hotel de la Monnaie in Paris, France, October 17, 2016.
Indonesia - Woman caned
A Muslim woman gets caned 23 strokes after being caught in close proximity with her boyfriend in Banda Aceh on October 17, 2016.
Out of seven couples caught spending time together outside marriage, 13 were caned while one woman was spared after it was discovered that she was pregnant. Indonesia’s Aceh province has gained international infamy for its strict Islamic laws.
Cape Town - Students clash with police
University of Cape Town students clash with police as stun grenades are used during protests demanding free tertiary education in Cape Town, South Africa, October 17, 2016.