Pictures of the Week: October 25 – November 1

APTOPIX School Shooting Demolition
Jessica Hill—AP
Oct. 28, 2013. Workers use backhoes to dig through the rubble as the demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary School continues in Newtown, Conn.

From the demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary School and surfing a 100-foot wave in Portugal to a sun-starved Norwegian village lit up by giant mirrors and Michelle Obama’s new partnership with Elmo, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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