A costumed woman awaits the start of the Grand Procession of the "Catrinas," part of the upcoming Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City on October 22, 2017.
People celebrate after Catalonia's parliament voted to declare independence from Spain in Barcelona on October 27, 2017. Catalonia's parliament voted to declare independence and proclaim a republic, just as Madrid was poised to impose direct rule on the region to stop it in its tracks. The motion declaring independence was approved with 70 votes in favor, 10 against, and two abstentions. Catalan opposition MPs walked out of the 135-seat chamber before the vote in protest at a declaration unlikely to be given official recognition.
Myeshia Johnson kisses the casket of her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, during his burial service at the Memorial Gardens East cemetery on October 21, 2017, in Hollywood, Florida. Sgt. Johnson and three other American soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4.
People take pictures of elaborate floral displays made in honor of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Pak Klong Talad flower market in Bangkok on October 23, 2017. The kingdom has been preparing for the cremation of the former king following his death at the age of 88 on October 13, 2016, triggering an outpouring of grief in a nation where the charismatic leader commanded a cult-like following.
Tom Morgan, from the Bristol-based company The Adventurists, flies in a chair tied to large party balloons filled with helium near Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 20, 2017. The stunt was a test run for a planned balloon race.
Dodger Justin Turner, left, celebrates his two-run home run with Cody Bellinger against the Houston Astros during Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. The series is tied at 1-1 with the next game is this evening at Houston.
Jonathan Paredes of Mexico dives from the 27-meter platform during the sixth and final stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on October 21, 2017, in Lago Ranco, Chile.
Students from University of St Andrews indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honor the "academic family" on the lower college lawn on October 23, 2017, in St Andrews, Scotland. The "raisin weekend" stems from a gift of raisins (now flour and foam) traditionally given by a first year student to their academic "parents" in gratitude for their guidance.