October 4 — US President Donald Trump waves to supporters as he  rides by in the presidential motorcade in front of Walter Reed medical centre, where he was treated for Covid-19, in Bethesda, Maryland, the US. The ride caused some controversy, and later in the week Trump refused to participate in the next debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden if it was conducted virtually.

Picture: REUTERS/CHERISS MAY/FILE PHOTO
Picture: REUTERS/CHERISS MAY/FILE PHOTO

October 4 —  Huge waves crash over the breakwater at Kalk Bay harbour in Cape Town, whipped up by strong winds at the weekend. The wind tore off roofs and uprooted trees, which became entangled in power lines, leaving parts of the city without electricity.

Picture: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES
Picture: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES

October 4 —  Ethiopian Shura Kitata outsprinted Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba to win a thrilling London Marathon on Sunday as  stunned world record-holder Eliud Kipchoge faded late in the race to suffer his first defeat since 2013.

Picture: REUTERS/RICHARD HEATHCOTE
Picture: REUTERS/RICHARD HEATHCOTE

October 4 — Members of black militia group NFAC raise their guns while holding an armed rally at Parc Sans Souci in Lafayette, Louisiana, the US.

Picture: REUTERS/GO NAKAMURA
Picture: REUTERS/GO NAKAMURA

October 5 — A trishaw driver in Yangon, Myanmar, wears a mask with a picture of the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as he waits for customers. The World Health Organisation said about one in 10 people may have been infected with the coronavirus globally.

Picture: REUTERS/SHWE PAW MAY TIN
Picture: REUTERS/SHWE PAW MAY TIN

October 6 — People sit in a hammock as Israelis protest against a new law that curbs demonstrations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Tel Aviv, Israel. It bans protesters from holding demonstrations more than 1km from their homes.

Picture: REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD
Picture: REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD

October 6 —  Table Mountain is floodlit in  gold for the fighters and survivors of childhood cancer. Organisers chose gold because it is the colour used for the international awareness ribbon for childhood cancer.

Picture: ESA ALEXANDER
Picture: ESA ALEXANDER

October 7 — Members of Cosatu wave placards in Cape Town during a nationwide strike over issues including corruption and job losses

Picture: REUTERSMIKE HUTCHINGS
Picture: REUTERSMIKE HUTCHINGS

October 7 — Shiite Muslim pilgrims take part in a mourning ceremony, ahead of the holy Shiite ritual of Arbaeen, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Karbala, Iraq.

Picture: REUTERS/ABDULLAH DHIAA AL-DEEN
Picture: REUTERS/ABDULLAH DHIAA AL-DEEN

October 8 — Police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday. Protest were held against the government’s new  labour reforms, which are contained in a controversial “jobs creation” bill.

Picture: REUTERS
Picture: REUTERS

October 7 — A supporter of India’s main opposition Congress party is detained by police during a protest after the death of a rape victim, in Ahmedabad, India.

Picture: REUTERS/AMIT DAVE
Picture: REUTERS/AMIT DAVE

October 9 — French aid worker Sophie Petronin, who was freed after almost four years in captivity in the hands of Islamist extremists, stands with her son Sebastien Chabaud-Petronin in Bamako, Mali. Petronin, 75, who is France’s last known hostage held by jihadist militants, ran a charity for malnourished and orphaned children. 

Picture: REUTERS/PAUL LONGERIE
Picture: REUTERS/PAUL LONGERIE

October 9 — Malian politician Soumaila Cisse is welcomed by interim president Bah Ndaw at the Presidential Palace in Bamako, Mali. He was also kidnapped by Islamist extremists and held for nearly seven months. Mali announced details of its new transitional government on Monday.

PICTURE: MALI PRESIDENCY/REUTERS
PICTURE: MALI PRESIDENCY/REUTERS

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