Pictures of the Week: October 26 – November 2

Image: Oct. 30, 2012. French gendarmes police stand guard during an evacuation of squatters who oppose a project to build an international airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, in western France.
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Oct. 30, 2012. French gendarmes police stand guard during an evacuation of squatters who oppose a project to build an international airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, in western France.

From the devastation brought by Hurricane Sandy and Eid al-Adha celebrations around the world to the final week of campaigning for the 2012 U.S. presidential election and a suspected smuggler’s jeep perched atop the U.S.-Mexico border fence, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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