This exclusive drone footage gives a rare look inside Raqqa, Syria, where US-backed forces fighting ISIS have just announced that “major military operations” in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost control of their self-declared capital. The development marks a decisive victory in the fight against ISIS, though US officials said there were still pockets of resistance in the city. (: Gabriel Chaim)
Thousands of carved pumpkins line the trail at Iroquois Park for the Louisville Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular in Kentucky. The display opened on October 12 and runs through November 5. ( by @mamajsoccer)
The Eiffel Tower went dark to pay tribute to the victims of the car bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia. At least 300 people were confirmed dead after a double car bombing rocked Mogadishu on Saturday, making it the deadliest attack in Somalia’s modern history. ( by @charlesbaudry)
The sky turned orange across the UK on Monday. The reddish tint came from the remnants of Hurricane #Ophelia carrying debris from wildfires in Portugal and Spain, plus some sand from the Sahara desert, north to the UK. This was the scene in #London. #redsun#redsky
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge joined 'Darkest Peru's' Paddington Bear for a dance at a charity event in a train station. Catherine, her husband Prince William, and Prince Harry were meeting children who had been helped by their charities at London's Paddington Station -- the namesake of the iconic bear. Kensington Palace announced the Duchess' third pregnancy in September. Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images
Former Hurricane #Ophelia is racing toward Ireland and the United Kingdom as a post-tropical storm, bringing with it strong winds and the threat of heavy rain and dangerous storm surge. Here's video of waves crashing onto the seawall in Cobh Port ( via Nathan Graepel)
Dozens of people have been killed by flash floods and landslides caused by torrential rainfall in northern and central Vietnam. Rain levels in the northern mountainous provinces have been double the norm, according to the country's Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development.
The famed #RockefellerCenter ice skating rink opened for the season yesterday in #NewYork. And who better to take the ice first than Olympic gold medalists and legendary ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White? ( Abbie Parr/Getty Images) #iceskating#skating
A member of staff at a restaurant in China handles a snow crab from North Korea. Pyongyang was taking in roughly $300 million a year from seafood exports, according to the US, with China buying most of it. Donald Trump's administration says the trade helped finance North Korea's nuclear weapons.
8-year-old Syrian refugee Bana Alabed says she wishes every boy and girl had the opportunity to go school #DayOfTheGirl Read Bana's full statement:
I am very sad. Education is very important but many children do not go to school because of wars and hunger. My mother and teachers taught me to read and write. This was very important for me during the war in Aleppo. We could read together to help us forget the war and I also kept a diary. I published my book so that I could tell people what it is like to be a child in war. All girls must go to school so they too can learn to read and write to tell their stories. I support the UN Global Goals and wish that all children, girls and boys from all around the world can go to school. We must help every child to have an education for a better tomorrow.
This is the Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California, where a wildfire destroyed everything that wasn’t steel, concrete, or brick. Metal mailboxes sit on the ground where their wood posts disintegrated, and all that is recognizable in many houses are the washer, dryer, and water heater. ( by CNN’s @photogjake)
A child in Bangladesh gets ready to receive an oral cholera vaccine at a refugee camp in the Ukhia district of Bangladesh. The UN launched a huge cholera vaccination drive in refugee camps in the southeast of the country. There are fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there. ( by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Hundreds of people gather at Barcelona’s Arc de Triomf to watch Catalan President Carles Puigdemont address a specially convened session of the region’s parliament on two giant TV screens following a "Yes" vote in a controversial referendum on independence from Spain. ( by @atikacnn)
Entire neighborhoods have burned to the ground in northern California, where multiple #wildfires have stubbornly spread in one of the region’s worst wildfire seasons. Fire officials there are still working hard to contain the blazes, but already, at least a dozen lives, and countless homes and business have been lost to the flames. (Photo by CHP)
A pilot helps fight wildfire in Napa, California. At least 10 people have been killed by fast-moving wildfires across the state. The biggest fires burned in the wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties.
Brooke Nicole captured this image as the smoke of the wildfires in Anaheim Hills covered the sky and turned it into “pumpkin” orange to match the Halloween decorations at #Disneyland.
(Photo: Brooke Nicole)
Wildfires have left this neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California, unrecognizable for a resident driving back through. The fires have consumed 57,000 acres and forced 20,000 people to evacuate their homes, authorities say.
Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary celebrates Egypt’s emotional 2-1 win over Congo during Sunday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying match, marking the country’s first World Cup qualification since 1990. (Photo: TAREK ABDEL HAMID/AFP/Getty Images)
At least 12 Rohingya refugees, including 10 children, have died after their boat capsized as they tried to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, officials say. Here, Bangladeshi children react to seeing the bodies at Shah Porir Dwip, on the southern tip of the country. At least 519,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since late August after fleeing violence in Myanmar, according to the latest report. ( FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)