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China's Xi Jinping speaks during the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, protesters attend a vigil to demand the release of imprisoned Catalonian separatist leaders, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wows the crowds in Toronto.

Protesters attend a vigil to demand the release of imprisoned separatist leaders, the Catalan National Assembly head Jordi Sanchez, and Omnium Cultural chief Jordi Cuixart, in Barcelona on Tuesday. The Spanish state is turning up the pressure on the separatist leaders as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tries to persuade Catalonia's President Carles Puigdemont to drop his push for independence.

Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, speaks during an event in Toronto, Ontario, on Tuesday. Sidewalk Labs LLC, the urban innovation unit of Alphabet Inc., and Waterfront Toronto plan to foster the development of a high-tech community from scratch along Lake Ontario in Canada's biggest city. The area aims to become an innovation hub for technologies that improve city life, from green energy systems to self-driving transit and new construction techniques that can lower housing costs, the companies said in a a statement.

Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Supporters react during a speech by Raila Odinga (not pictured), opposition leader for the National Super Alliance, or NASA, during a political rally in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Kenya is repeating its Aug. 8 presidential election after the Supreme Court last month overturned President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory, saying that the vote wasn’t conducted in line with the constitution and that the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission’s systems were “infiltrated and compromised.”

Photographer: Luis Tato/Bloomberg

An attendee takes a photograph as Xi Jinping, China's president, speaks during the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Xi kicked off the twice-a-decade Communist Party meeting on Wednesday with a lengthy speech that leaned heavily on history to set out China’s ambition to become a true global power by 2050.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Huhtamaki Oyj Chief Executive Officer Jukka Moisio poses for a photograph following an interview in Espoo, Finland. India is a focus for the company, with sales there nearly doubling since 2014, to €281.9 million ($333 million) at the end of last year. India has one of the fastest growth rates projected, compared with the more mature U.S. and European markets.

Photographer: Roni Rekomaa/Bloomberg

The Shin Kori facility No. 3 and No. 4 nuclear reactors, left, operated by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., a unit of Korea Electric Power Corp. (Kepco), stand next to the construction site for Shin Kori No. 5 and No. 6 reactors in Ulju, South Korea.  South Korean President Moon Jae-in reversed his policy on halting the construction of two nuclear reactors, sending construction shares soaring while casting fresh doubt on his ability to carry out election promises. 

Photographer: Jean Chung/Bloomberg

Workers inspect plants at the Roelands Plant Farms Inc. greenhouse in Lambton Shores, Ontario, Canada. Roelands relies on a tech-heavy approach to farming using an advanced computer system to guarantee proper greenhouse lighting, heating and irrigation.

Photographer: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

Photovoltaic solar panels sit in an array at the Senergy Santhiou Mekhe PV solar plant in Thies, Senegal, on Monday. The electricity produced at the 30-megawatt site, West Africa's largest to date, will be bought by the Senegal National Electricity Company (Senelec) and injected into the national network.

Photographer: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

A CSX Corp. freight train pulls out of a siding in La Grange, Kentucky, on Sunday. CSX is scheduled to release earnings figures on Oct. 17.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president, stands ahead of a Bloomberg Television interview in Silangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Saturday. Former Jakarta governor Jokowi, 56, is the first president to come to power from outside the political elite, gaining support with pledges to improve people’s daily lives while making it easier to do business by streamlining regulation and tackling graft.

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

A pedestrian walks past a mural of dinosaurs outside the Fukui station in Fukui, Japan, on Wednesday. Fukui Prefecture has one of the lowest rates of unemployment, a growing economy and the highest level of female employment in the country. 

Photographer: Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg

Emmanuel Macron, France's president, speaks during a news conference at a European Union (EU) leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May told European Union leaders they must take “urgent” steps to move Brexit talks forward, warning them that both sides need a deal they can sell to their own people.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Jeff Sessions, U.S. attorney general, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Sessions told senators he won't answer questions about his conversations with President Donald Trump over the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

A man holds a "No Muslim Ban" sign near the Trump International Hotel during a protest in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Today a federal judge in Maryland issued a second halt of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban that blocks travelers from a handful of countries, most of them predominantly Muslin.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Pedestrians stand outside during a media preview of the new Apple Inc. Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday. The building features exterior walls made entirely of glass with four interior columns supporting a 111-by-98-foot carbon-fiber roof, designed to minimize the boundary between the city and the Chicago River.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Students gather around a washing machine during a house-keeping class at an IACM Smart Learn Ltd. learning center in New Delhi, India. By 2026, 64 percent of Indians are expected to be in the working age group of 15 to 59 years old, making it home to the largest workforce in the world. 

Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg