From Europe to Latin America, demonstrations against inequality and corruption garnered international headlines.
Tens of thousands took to the streets after ex-Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune triumphed in Algeria's presidential elections.
This week a volcano erupted in New Zealand taking lives, Boris Johnson's Conservatives won the election in UK, the climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine's Person of the Year. Here's a look on this week in pictures carefully selected for you.
Angry protesters yell "shame on you" on Maltese Justice , as he arrived for a meeting with an EU parliament delegation and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat
Protesters took to the streets again, one week after pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory in district council elections.
Marching near the waterfront on the Kowloon side of Victoria Harbour, they sought to keep the pressure on city leader Carrie Lam after pro-democracy candidates won district council elections a week earlier.
A new hashtag is encouraging Twitter users to share pictures of themselves holding a can of soda to their head, highlighting the horrific injuries sustained by Iraqi protesters.
Police in riot gear attempted to push thousands of demonstrators away from the parliament building in the Georgian capital, as a second day of sizable protests simmered over the failure of promised election reforms
They built concrete walls and watchtowers and had weapons that included bows and arrows, catapults and hundreds of petrol bombs.
Cellphone footage showed passengers arguing on a Hong Kong train as protesters blocked the carriage doors from closing on Wednesday morning.
French police have used pepper spray and batons to push back pro-Catalan independence protesters who blocked a major highway border pass between France and Spain.
Protesters in Guy Fawkes masks, a protest symbol worldwide, marched in downtown Hong Kong on Tuesday to mark the one-month anniversary of the mask ban
Protesters clashed with police on the streets of Santiago yet again on Monday (November 4), with tensions initially sparked by an increase in the price of metro fares continuing to remain high
At least five people were killed as Iraqi security forces opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday (November 4), a Reuters witness said, as thousands continued to gather in the largest wave of anti-government protests for decades
Hundreds of protesters marched in Lima on Sunday (November 3) to call for an end to bullfighting as the country's most high-profile bullfighting event, the Feria Taurina del Senor de los Milagros, begins
Thousands of anti-government protesters spent the night camping in central Baghdad on Monday (November 4), with more gathering near Tahrir Square in defiance of the prime minister's plea to end protests which he says are costing Iraq's economy billions of dollars and disrupting daily life
Anti-government protests in Iraq continued over the weekend with medical sources claiming one person was killed and over 90 injured
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Protesters in Lebanon have vowed to remain on the streets despite the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.
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The Iraqi government sent in the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) onto the streets of Baghdad.
NBC News was able to view hundreds of videos coming in from cities across Iraq documenting the entire day of demonstrations via Snapchat's interactive heatmap.
Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters, some waving Catalan flags and banners urging to "fight for freedom together", rallied in support of a separate Catalonia, broaching an issue that is anathema to Hong Kong's Communist Party leaders in Beijing.
Hundreds of Catalan separatists took to the streets in Barcelona on Tuesday (October 22) and symbolically "cleaned" Barcelona by dumping soap into a fountain.
Anti-government protests went on in Lebanon as the government failed to agree on economic reforms.
Masked demonstrators clashed with police in central Barcelona on Friday as a fifth day of protests over the jailing of separatist leaders turned violent.