Bloomberg's Week in Pictures

The U.K. and the European Union strike a deal to unlock divorce negotiations, firefighters tackle wildfires across Los Angeles, and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda attends the Paris Europlace International Financial Forum in Tokyo.

A worker wearing a protective mask cuts a sheet of steel at a factory in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The ascent of less-developed states could spell a future of more balanced, sustainable growth in which regional rivalries fuel productivity gains, much as they have in the other giant economies of the U.S. and China.

Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota walks through the U.S. Capitol with his wife Franni Bryson, center left, before speaking on the Senate floor in Washington on Thursday. Franken announced Thursday he’ll resign to end the turmoil over allegations that he groped or tried to forcibly kiss several women after more than half of his Democratic colleagues demanded he step down to make clear that mistreatment of women is unacceptable.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda attends the Paris Europlace International Financial Forum in Tokyo on Monday. The BOJ’s yield-curve control program has been "quite successful," Kuroda said at the forum.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

The skipper cleans his catch of brill and turbot aboard the Harvest Reaper fishing trawler approximately 18 nautical miles offshore from Britain's Newlyn. Prime Minister Theresa May will pull Britain out of the 1964 London convention that allows European fishing vessels to access waters as close as six to 12 nautical miles from the U.K. coastline.

Photographer: Annie Sakkab/Bloomberg

A firefighter hoses down the perimeter of a partially burned home on Wednesday, during the Skirball Fire in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. Fast-moving fires fanned by high winds in Southern California charred 50,000 acres of land and prompted a shutdown of Interstate 405 highway as they moved closer to Los Angeles.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker hold a news conference at the European Commission building in Brussels on Friday. The U.K. and the European Union struck a deal to unlock divorce negotiations, opening the way for talks on what businesses are keenest to nail down -- the nature of the post-Brexit future.

Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

A worker examines steel after being rolled into a giant coil at the Stelco Holdings Inc. plant in Nanticoke, Ontario, Canada. The 107-year-old company just completed the first initial public offering of a North American steelmaker in seven years.

Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

A Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 Aspherical lens is inspected on the assembly line at the Leica Camera AG factory in Wetzlar, Germany.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

A worker harvests a pineapple at a fair-trade pineapple plantation in Pranburi, Pranchuap Khiri Khan, Thailand, on Friday. The Thai economy expanded 4.3 percent last quarter from a year ago, the fastest pace since 2013, supported by such traditional pillars of growth as exports and tourism.

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Breitbart News Network LLC Chairman Steve Bannon, left, welcomes Roy Moore, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Alabama, onstage during a campaign rally in Fairhope, Ala., on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Moore can expect to face an ethics investigation if the Republican Senate candidate wins next week's special election in Alabama.

Photographer: Nicole Craine/Bloomberg

The silhouettes of workers are seen as they stand on boxes of tiles stacked on trucks at the Shabbir Tiles & Ceramics Ltd. production facility at dusk in Karachi, Pakistan, on Wednesday. Fighting to compete with cheap imports from neighboring China, Shabbir had suffered four years of losses. It’s now on course to post an annual profit next financial year after Pakistan placed an anti-dumping duty on Chinese tiles in October.

Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg

Red lights illuminate the Yavuz Sultan Bridge, also known as the 3rd Bosporus Bridge, over the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul on Friday. The bridge, which links Asia to Europe, is billed as the world's widest. It is named after Ottoman Sultan Selim the Grim, known in Turkish as Yavuz Sultan Selim, who ruled in the 16th century, and was opened in August 2016 to ease traffic congestion in the city of more than 17 million.

Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

KannaSwiss GmbH Chief Strategy Officer Boris Blatnik poses for a photograph with legal hash bricks inside the greenhouse facility at KannaSwiss GmbH in Koelliken, Switzerland. KannaSwiss was founded in 2014 and is already producing marijuana that meets Switzerland’s legal standard containing no more than 1% tetrahydrocannabinol—known as THC, the psychoactive chemical that gets you high. Now it will also make hashish, or hash, for the Swiss market, with plans to expand to other countries loosening their drug laws.

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Cash founder Yusuke Mitsumoto poses for a photograph in Tokyo on Thursday. E-commerce entrepreneur Mitsumoto agreed to sell marketplace app Cash to media and technology empire DMM.com for 7 billion yen ($62 million) and continue running the business.

Photographer: Kentaro Takahashi/Bloomberg

Demonstrators walk through Central Park while participating in a performance art protest during the "Dream Killers" event in New York on Saturday. Activists gathered in New York to protest the Trump administration's decision earlier this year to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or the Dream Act.

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg