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This week in photos: Hurricane Sandy, final days of US campaign, iPad mini launch, and more

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Oct. 30, 2012. Taxis are submerged in floodwaters in the wake of superstorm Sandy in Weehawken, N.J.
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Oct. 30, 2012. Rescuers bring people out by boat in Little Ferry, N.J. in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
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Oct. 31, 2012. Protesters demonstrate in front of the Brandenburg Gate against the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Berlin.
Getty Images / Lintao Zhang
Oct. 31, 2012. Models showcase designs on the catwalk during the East Asia Fashion Show of the China Fashion Week in Beijing.
Getty Images / Bethany Clarke
Oct. 31, 2012. A boy plays with Star Wars Angry Birds at the Toy Retailers Association's annual 'Dream Toys' fair in London, England. Also this week, Disney announced the purchase of Lucusfilm, creator of the Star War series.
Getty Images / Yawar Nazir
Oct. 30, 2012. Raw hide and skin workers apply salt to sheep and goat hide in Srinagar, India. Muslim countries produce the highest number of raw hides during Eid ul Adha.
Getty Images / Stephen Lam
Oct. 29, 2012. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer holds a Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone during a Windows Phone 8 launch event in San Francisco, Calif.
AP Photo / John Minchillo
Oct. 31, 2012. Lisa Kravchenko stands in her Halloween costume among flood debris in Staten Island, New York City.
AP Photos / Lennart Preiss
Nov. 2, 2012. An iPad Mini in an Apple store in Munich.
Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla
Nov. 1, 2012. US President Barack Obama at a campaign rally in Nevada.
Getty Images / Justin Sullivan
Oct. 29, 2012. US presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa.
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