Pictures of the Week: October 12 – 19

Anja Niedringhaus—AP
Anja Niedringhaus—AP
Oct. 17, 2012. Afghan National Police line up after the official ceremony to take down the flag at the end of the day at their base in Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan.

From Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Los Angeles street journey and the second presidential debate to the world’s highest freefall and a pair of painted camels in Pakistan, TIME presents the best photographs of the week.

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