The Week in Photos: From an Election in Austria to a Rally in Kenya

A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
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A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Sebastian Kurz (R), Austrian foreign minister and leader of the conservative Austrian People's Party, speaks to supporters after initial results give the party a first place finish and 31.4 percent of the vote in Austrian parliamentary elections on October 15th, 2017, in Vienna, Austria.

Sebastian Kurz (R), Austrian foreign minister and leader of the conservative Austrian People's Party, speaks to supporters after initial results give the party a first place finish and 31.4 percent of the vote in Austrian parliamentary elections on October 15th, 2017, in Vienna, Austria.

Iraqi forces arrive in the southern outskirts of Kirkuk on October 16th, 2017. Government troops clashed with Kurdish fighters Monday near the disputed city, seizing a military base and oil fields in a major operation sparked by a controversial independence referendum.

Iraqi forces arrive in the southern outskirts of Kirkuk on October 16th, 2017. Government troops clashed with Kurdish fighters Monday near the disputed city, seizing a military base and oil fields in a major operation sparked by a controversial independence referendum.

An aircraft drops fire retardant over a brush fire in the Angeles National Forest near Mt. Wilson Observatory, northeast of Los Angeles, on October 17th, 2017.

An aircraft drops fire retardant over a brush fire in the Angeles National Forest near Mt. Wilson Observatory, northeast of Los Angeles, on October 17th, 2017.

Delegates leave after the opening session of the 19th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People on October 18th, 2017, in Beijing, China.

Delegates leave after the opening session of the 19th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People on October 18th, 2017, in Beijing, China.

Indian Sikh devotees light candles to mark Bandi Chhor Divas, or Diwali, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on October 19th, 2017. Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali is the biggest festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Buddhists around the world.

Indian Sikh devotees light candles to mark Bandi Chhor Divas, or Diwali, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on October 19th, 2017. Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali is the biggest festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Buddhists around the world.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga speaks to the crowd gathered at a rally at the Ogango Grounds on October 20th, 2017, in Kisumu, Kenya. Tensions are high as Kenya awaits a new presidential election after it annulled the results of the first vote in August.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga speaks to the crowd gathered at a rally at the Ogango Grounds on October 20th, 2017, in Kisumu, Kenya. Tensions are high as Kenya awaits a new presidential election after it annulled the results of the first vote in August.

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