Remembrance Day commemorations, Trump's awkward handshake and a deadly quake in Iran: The week in pictures

Top images from around the world, Nov. 11-17

Remembrance Day 99-year-old WWII veteran Les Cherrington

World War II veteran Les Cherrington, 99, attends the annual Armistice Day Service at the National Memorial Arboretum on Nov. 11, in Alrewas, England. Armistice Day traditionally marks the end of WWI when Germany and the allied forces signed the armistice signaling the end of hostilities on the western front. The cessation of the war officially took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month and is marked annually by services of remembrance for all those who have fallen in wars. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Working the fields 

An Indian child works on a mustard field near the India-Pakistan border some 25 kilometres from Jammu, the winter capital of India-controlled Kashmir, on Friday. Mustard, formerly dubbed the "pepper of the poor man," is a versatile seed and a basic ingredient in Indian cuisine. 

INDIA AGRICULTURE child works on mustard field

(Jaipal Singh/EPA)

Iran-Iraq quake kills more than 530

An Iranian boy rides a bicycle through the rubble past damaged buildings in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's western Kermanshah province on Tuesday, two days after a powerful earthquake struck near the border with Iraq. The magnitude 7.3 quake left at least 530 people dead and thousands homeless.

Iran earthquake Iranian boy rides a bicycle through the rubble

(Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters greet Trump in the Philippines 

Protesters burn an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump in Manila, Philippines on Monday. Trump attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila along with other world leaders as part of a lengthy trip to Asia this week. 

Trump was criticized for not raising the issue of human rights during a bilateral meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte's war on drugs has alarmed human rights advocates around the world, as government officials estimate that well over 3,000 people, mostly drug users and dealers, have died in the ongoing crackdown. Human rights groups believe the victim total is far higher, perhaps closer to 9,000.

ASEAN SUMMIT Protesters burn an effigy of Donald Trump

(Erik De Castro/Reuters)

The 'ASEAN-way handshake'

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he does the "ASEAN-way handshake" with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit in Manila on Monday. 

Trump initially did the handshake incorrectly, appearing baffled by the cross-body group handshake that has become tradition at the summit. Trump laughed it off, finally mastering the art of the ASEAN-way shake with a big smile.

Donald Trump Philippines ASEAN-way handshake

(Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

Trudeau-mania in Manilla 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also attended the ASEAN Summit in Manila this week, seen here holding a baby at a non-government women's health advocacy group on Sunday. Trudeau drew excited crowds in the Philippines capital, taking time to chat with people and pose for selfies at a popular fast-food restaurant. 

PM Justin Trudeau holds baby during visit to the Philippines

(Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

Italy to miss World Cup 

Team Italy players look dejected after a 0-0 draw with Sweden in the second leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff on Monday. Four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades after losing to the Swedes 1-0 on aggregate.


(Max Rossi/Reuters)

Harrowing escape

Rohingya refugee Momtaz Begum, 30, poses for a photograph at Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. Begum described how soldiers came to her village demanding valuables. "I told them I was poor and had nothing. One of them started beating me saying, 'If you have no money, then we will kill you.'" 

After beating her, they locked her inside her house and set the roof on fire. She escaped to find her three sons dead and her daughter beaten and bleeding. Begum fled to Bangladesh where she spent 20 days at a clinic receiving treatment for burns to her face and body. "What can I say about the future, if now we have no food, no house, no family. We cannot think about the future. They have killed that as well." 


(Jorge Silva/Reuters)

Australians say yes to same-sex marriage

People react after watching the marriage vote result announcement at Prince Alfred Park in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday. Australians have given same-sex marriage their approval with a 61.6 percent yes vote in a non-binding survey, meaning Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year.


(Erik Anderson/EPA)

Workers in Germany protest job cuts

Siemens workers attend a protest in front of a Siemens steam turbine plant in Goerlitz, Germany on Friday. Siemens said this week that it would cut 6,900 jobs around the globe as part of its restructuring effort, half of which will be lost in Germany. 

The job cuts are related to low sales figures in the power plant sector of its gas turbines in Germany and Europe. The power plant and fossil energy sector of Siemens employs almost 47,000 people around the world.


(Filip Singer/EPA)

Red hot chili peppers

A farmer spreads red chili to dry at a village in Huaibei, Anhui province, China.

CHINA AGRICULTURE farmer spreads red chili


Venom in Vancouver

Cosplayer Imnotbradpitt, dressed up as Spider Man character Venom, attends Fan Expo at Vancouver Convention Centre on Sunday.

Cosplayer Imnotbradpitt aka Venom attends Fan Expo Vancouver

(Phillip Chin/WireImage/Getty Images)

Remembering the fallen

Messages are written on crosses placed in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in central London on Sunday. Ceremonies were held around the world on Nov. 11 to mark Armistice Day, when Germany and the allied forces signed an agreement to put an end to the First World War.

The poppies worn in November — most notably in the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand — symbolize the flowers which grew on French and Belgian battlefields during the war. 

Remembrance Day crosses and poppies row on row

(Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images)