This was the week in which Monty Python reunited, the 50th anniversary of JFK was marked, the Ashes restarted and the Justin Bieber of Chess was victorious.

Not to mention the Typhoon Haiyan aftermath, the supermarket collapse in Latvia, a gunman on the loose in Paris and the birth of a new Japanese volcano island.

Mourners look on during the burial and folding of the flag ceremony for former US president John F Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, in this handout image taken on November 25, 1963.Friday, November 22, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy.Reuters
Norway's Magnus Carlsen (R) comes out on top against India's Viswanathan Anand in the FIDE World Chess Championship in the southern Indian city of Chennai.Reuters
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins (R) and Christian Flaesch (L), director of the Paris' judiciary police, show two photographs of the suspect gunman taken from surveillance footage during a news conference in Paris.Police hunted a lone gunman on the loose in central Paris on Monday after he opened fire at the offices of left-wing daily newspaper Liberation and a major bank before hijacking a car to take him to Champs-Elysees. The shaven-haired assailant seriously injured a photographer's assistant.Reuters
Australia's Ryan Harris (L) avoids a high delivery from England's Stuart Broad during the second day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match between against England in Brisbane.Reuters
Toronto mayor Rob Ford at a special council meeting in Toronto where he was stripped of much of his powers and had his budget slashed over the growing scandal of a video said to show him indulging in crack cocaine.Reuters
Smoke from an erupting undersea volcano forms a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima in the southern Ogasawara chain of islands.Reuters
Civil Defence workers tackle fires after two suicide bombs targeting the Iranian embassy in Beirut killed 23 people.Reuters
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (2nd L) and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3rd R) in talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Geneva.Reuters
Photographer Denis Sinyakov, one of the Arctic 30 Greenpeace activists, embraces his wife Alina after release from a St Petersburg prison. Twenty of those detained on September 18 by Russian coast guards during a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling have been granted bail after international protests.Reuters
Firefighters remove debris from a collapsed supermarket in Latvia's capital of Riga.Reuters
A destroyed house stands in the midst of fallen trees near Guiuan in the central Philippines. The country faces an enormous rebuilding task after Typhoon Haiyan, the biggest storm on record, killed at least 5,000 people with 1,186 still unaccounted for.Reuters
Surviving members of the original cast of the Monty Python comedy team (L-R) Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones,Terry Gilliam and John Cleese, hold Carol Cleveland announce their reunion.Reuters