A quick way to catch up on the week’s news through our favorite photos.
Election Day Don Smith waits outside Firehouse 8 in Roanoke to vote before going to work Nov. 5. Polls opened at 6 a.m. in Virginia, as that state and several others held elections for statewide and local offices. READ: Election week 2013 take-awaysRyan Stone/For the Washington Post
Battling wildfires in Portugal and California, Ironman World Championship triathlon, the front line in Raqqa, Syria, record for most people dressed as Rosie the Riveter and more images from around the world.
The contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account.