The week in pictures


Palestinian territories: People on a roof watch as fire and smoke rise above the Palestinian tower block after the building was hit during an Israeli airstrike. Thousands of people have already died in the conflict between Israel and Palestine after war broke out here last weekend. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP)

France: Fiji’s center Waisea Nayacalevu holds the ball during a group match of the Rugby World Cup tournament between Fiji and Portugal at the Stade de Toulouse. (Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP)

Myanmar: Residents fumble with their groceries as they walk through a flooded street after heavy rains lashed Bago settlement. Floods caused by record rainfall in October washed away roads and fields in parts of southern Myanmar. (Photo: Sai Aung Main/AFP)

America: A farm worker processes cranberries at the Mann farm in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. The cranberry industry at Buzzards Bay is an integral part of the area’s economy and culture. About 20% of America’s crop is grown in the region. (Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP)

China: South Korea’s Hur Yoon-seo and Lee Ri-young compete in the finals of the women’s artistic swimming event at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Oct. 7. (Photo: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP)