AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

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Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:02 AM
AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

The deadly virus Ebola dominated the news last week. AP photographers captured a health care worker donning protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the hard-hit West African nation of Sierra Leone and followed an Ebola burial team in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed economic deals on a visit to Slavic ally Serbia, while pro-Russian rebels fought Ukrainian troops over the airport in the eastern region of Donetsk and Ukrainian police clashed with protesters in Kiev.

Mourners attended a funeral for a female Kurdish fighter killed in clashes with Islamic State group militants, while a mother in Kosovo rejoiced to get her 8-year-old son back after his jihadi father took him to war-torn Syria.

Serbian riot police tried to tamp down violence at a soccer game with Balkan rival Albania; bishops in Rome attended a beautification ceremony for Pope Paul VI; boys wrapped themselves in a Catalonian flag in Barcelona and a top wheelchair tennis athlete waited for a group photo.

In Paris, just ahead of Halloween, visitors at night can now see the skulls and bones of 6 million people in the underground Catacombs.