Thick smoke and flames from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
A thick blanket of smoke is seen against the setting sun as young ragpickers search for reusable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
The sun rises from behind the Hajjar Mountains as one of the world’s largest hot air balloons carries 24 passengers flying over the Margham Desert about 60 km southeast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Performers rappel down to the French production company La Machine’s mechanical spider, also known as La Princesse, during a show held in front of the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
A model displays a creation of Russian designer Slava Zaitsev during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A young man gets his hair cut at a party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
People sit near an entrance to a bomb shelter as they hide from shelling not far from Donetsk airport in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
A man rides a wave at the Wavehouse as others stay warm in a hot tub, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A protester bleeds from his face as he tries to stop a group of taxi drivers from trying to remove the barricades, which are blocking off main roads, near a line of riot police at an occupied area, in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Line judge John Hussey separates Minnesota Vikings’ Greg Jennings (15) and Buffalo Bills’ Stephon Gilmore (24) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
This week’s collection includes smoke and flames rising from an airstrike by the U.S.- led coalition in Kobani, Syria; young ragpickers searching for reusable materials at a garbage dump in New Delhi; a hot air balloon rising over the Margham desert, southeast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and performers repelling down a mechanical spider in Beijing.
This gallery contains photos published Oct. 17-23, 2014.