Oct. 26, 2012. U.S. soldiers prepare for a night foot patrol in a COP (Combat outpost) Sar Howza in Paktika province, Afghanistan. (photo: Goran Tomasevic—Reuters)
From the devastation of 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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