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Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont and his lawmakers vote to implement an independent state, automakers at the Tokyo Motor Show show off the latest electric, extremely intelligent and very sleek cars, and China's Xi Jinping unveiled a new leadership lineup that included no clear potential heirs, breaking with a quarter-century-old succession system.

Pro-Catalan separatist supporters celebrate following the vote to declare independence from Spain by the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on Friday, Oct. 27. Catalonian lawmakers voted to set up an independent state, an irrevocable step that augured a dramatic confrontation with Spanish authorities while delighting their supporters in the streets.

Photographer: Guillem Sartorio Teixidó/Bloomberg

An attendee sits inside a Nissan Motor Co. IMx electric-concept-vehicle experience booth at the Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday. The Tokyo Motor Show has been forced to reinvent itself as a venue for Japan's automakers to tout the latest technologies, as rival auto shows in China garner ever more of the spotlight.

Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg

The sunrise reflects off Norfolk Southern Corp. train tracks in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Norfolk Southern is scheduled to release earnings figures on Oct. 25.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont and his regional lawmakers have voted to implement an independent state, an irrevocable step that augured a dramatic confrontation with Spanish authorities while delighting their supporters in the streets. The resolution approved by the parliament in Barcelona said a new republic independent from Spain had been set in motion.

Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

Xi Jinping, China's president, center, approaches the podium as other members of the Communist Party's new Politburo Standing Committee applaud in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Xi unveiled a new leadership lineup that included no clear potential heirs, breaking with a quarter-century-old succession system and raising the chances that he might seek to stay in office beyond 2022.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A supporter of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta salutes from the crowd in Nairobi on Monday. Kenyatta met the head of the nation’s electoral authority and insisted that a rerun of elections scheduled for Thursday go ahead, even as the agency chief says he can’t guarantee a credible vote.

Photographer: Luis Tato/Bloomberg

Workers stand in front of the construction site of the Elite Town project, developed by Overseas Cambodia Investment Corp. (OCIC) in the Diamond Island area of Phnom Penh on Wednesday. China's ambassador to Cambodia recently hailed the "strong momentum" in relations between the two countries, saying his nation's companies have built a third of Cambodia's highways and more than a dozen major bridges and hydropower stations.

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Senator Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, speaks to members of the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. The feud between President Donald Trump and Corker flared up again Tuesday when the Republican senator said the president should stay out of the tax-overhaul effort, expressing concern that the White House has been making it harder for Congress to craft legislation.

Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

Bottles of beer move along a conveyor belt at the Anheuser-Busch InBev NV Budweiser bottling facility in St. Louis, Missouri, on Tuesday. The world’s largest brewer sold 14.4 million barrels of Budweiser in the U.S. last year, less than one-third of the volume at the beer’s peak in 1988, according to Beer Marketer’s Insights.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

A worker monitors furnaces at the MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC copper refinery in Norilsk, Russia. Norilsk Nickel, which mines the rich deposits of nickel, copper and palladium near Norilsk, has spent 2.5 billion rubles ($40 million) to lay fiber-optic cabling in the Siberian tundra.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

A worker stands on a dike between flooded cranberry bogs during harvest in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. The 2017 harvest is expected to reach 5.6 million barrels, more than half of all the cranberries harvested in the U.S., which is expected to be about 9 million barrels, according to the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Sweat drips from the nose of a Royal Guard as he stands at attention outside the Grand Palace at the Sanam Luang ceremonial ground ahead of the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on Thursday. The elaborate, $90 million royal cremation ceremony for Bhumibol brought Thailand to a standstill, as mourners bid a final farewell to a monarch who reigned for seven decades.

Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

The silhouette of Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is seen as he speaks during an interview in his office at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Pruitt vowed that he will get tough on corporate polluters, dismissing critics who cast him as too cozy with industry.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Electoral officials count ballots for Japan's general election in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, on Sunday. After a landslide election victory, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to seek broad consensus on revising Japan's 70-year-old pacifist constitution and reiterated there was no fixed schedule for change.

Photographer: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg