The World in Photos This Week

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U.S. President Barack Obama walks to the podium before addressing the nation on the Syrian civil war in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House on Sept. 10 in Washington, D.C. Be sure to check out Kori Schake's post on the 14 things Obama should have said in the address and Rosa Brooks's suggestions for two alternate speeches he could have given, and more of FP's coverage of the Syrian conflict here.


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) meets with former NBA star Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sept. 7, according to the regime's official Korean Central News Agency. The news wire said that they watched a friendly basketball game and had dinner together.


People attend an interfaith memorial on Sept. 11 in Hoboken, New Jersey, as the 'Tribute in Light' shines from the Manhattan skyline next to One World Trade Center, to commemorate those who were lost on 9/11.


A South Korean man eats a live octopus during an event to promote a local food festival in Seoul on Sept. 12.


Activists calling for the independance of Catalonia, currently a region of Spain, take part in a 'human chain' during a protest on Sept. 11 in Perthus, southern France, on the border with Catalonia.


Toy soldiers are displayed on the pavement as part of an art installation in front of 'La Moneda' Presidential Palace in Santiago on Sept. 11, during the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet.


A model prepares backstage at The Blonds during MADE Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Milk Studios on Sept. 11 in New York City.


A Chinese worker assembles the elevator door at the Brillian elevator manufacture workshop of Yuanda Group Co., Ltd. on Sept. 9 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China.


A Palestinian man is lowered into a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip on Sept. 11. Egyptian security forces have stepped up a crackdown campaign on smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip since July, Hamas officials said.


An alpine cattle herder escorts cows down into the valley during the annual Viehscheid cattle drive on Sept. 11 near Bad Hindelang, Germany.


Presidential dog Sunny is seen outside the White House Press Room on Sept. 9 in Washington, D.C.


Dancers perform a tango at Plaza Dorrengo in San Telmo on Sept. 8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Indian defense lawyer A.P. Singh addresses the media outside the Saket Court complex following the sentencing of four men convicted of rape and murder in New Delhi on Sept. 13. 


Waders flock together seeking new feeding grounds during the incoming tide at RSPB's Snettisham nature reserve on Sept. 9 in Snettisham, England. A few times every year, higher than average tides force thousands of waders to take flight and advance up the mud flats in search of food.


Masked Turkish leftist protesters prepare to throw Molotov cocktails toward riot policemen during an anti-government demonstration in the district of Okmeydani in Istanbul on Sept. 9.


The new Przewalski foal is welcomed into the Highland Wildlife Park on Sept. 9, 2013 in Kingussie, Scotland. Przewalski horses were once extinct in the wild until a small captive-bred population were reintroduced in Mongolia in the 1990s.


Members of the Roma community carry buckets to be filled with water in the village of Korolevo near the Ukrainian city of Vynohradiv in Transcarpathia on Sept. 7.


The north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge is seen surrounded by fog on Sept. 8.


Contortionist Zlata performs on a bus stop on Sept. 9 in Bergisch Gladbach, western Germany, to promote the International Contortionists' Congress.


Afghan soccer fans watch a giant TV screen showing the South Asian Football Federation Championship in Kabul on Sept. 11.


A visually-impaired student learns chess on a specially-designed board at the Yangon Education Centre for the Blind (Khaweichan) in Yangon on Sept. 10.

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