Images from around the world, showing the current and interesting events of the week that went by. (Pics- AFP)
UNITED STATES: Barack Obama re-elected as US President, defeating Republican Mitt Romney, wave to supporters on election night in Chicago with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha (L) and Malia (R).
GERMANY: The sun rises behind a plant in Freising, southern Germany.
CHINA: Delegates listen as Chinese President Hu Jintao delivers his address at the opening of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Vice President Xi Jinping had moved closer to taking the reins of power and is expected to replace President Hu Jintao as party chief in a once-a-decade power transition, setting the stage for his promotion to president of the world's most populous nation, expected by March 2013.
GUATEMALA: A car remains under the ruins of a collapsed house in San Marcos, 240 km of Guatemala City. At least 39 people died in southwestern Guatemala after a strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the country's Pacific coast on November 7.
ITALY: Mireille Ballestrazzi of France poses after she was elected President of the world's top association of crime-fighters, Interpol, during Interpol's general assembly in Rome. Mireille Ballestrazzi of France becomes first woman to be elected president of Interpol.
SYRIA: A Syrian boy holds a toy gun in the northern Syrian town of Atareb in the Aleppo province. More than 37,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of Syria's anti-regime revolt in March 2011, with over 1,000 dead in the past week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.