The World in Photos This Week

Artists sculpt idols for the Durga Puja festival in India; Protestors demand a referendum to oust president Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela; and the World Noman Games get underway in Kyrgyzstan.

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The 801-foot chimney of Grain Power Station, a oil-fired power station and the second tallest chimney in Great Britain was demolished Sept. 7.

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Sisters of Charity arrive to attend the holy mass and Canonization of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, on St. Peter square in the Vatican, on Sept. 4.

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Members of staff pass by an installation by British artist Antony Gormley entitled 'Object, 199', a life-size cast-iron sculpture cast from the artist's body and hung from the ceiling of the National Portrait Gallery, on Sept. 7 in London, England.

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A fighter from the Jaish al-Islam army runs to avoid sniper fire in the village of Tal al-Siwan near the rebel-held stronghold of Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, Sept. 5.

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Kelsey Lefevour of the United States competes against Jessica Cooper Lewis in the women's 100-meter on day 1 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Sept. 8 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Keepers ride on the back of ostriches at the Jelita Ostrich Farm in Seremban, outside Kuala Lumpur on Sept. 5.

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A 120-meter-long wooden model of London's 17th-century skyline burns on the River Thames after it was set alight in a dramatic retelling of the story of the Great Fire of London on Sept. 4.

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A distressed Gabonese woman reacts at the Libreville Magistrate Court on Sept. 6 while she waits, with other relatives, to hear about the release of young men arrested during a wave of unrest that followed the announcement of the results of the presidential election.

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A farmer walks with a decorated cow at the so-called Allgaeuer Viehscheid cattle drive on Sept. 9 near the village of Oberstaufen, southern Germany.

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An aerial view of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Sept. 8 in New York City, where the city is preparing to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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Aerial view taken on Sept. 8 from a hot air balloon shows fog hanging in a forest near Arnsberg, western Germany.

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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chano-cha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, U.S. President Barack Obama, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippine foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah stand on the stage for group photographs during the ASEAN-US Summit in Vientiane on Sept. 8.

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Ishag Adam, a Sudanese asylum seeker, sleeps inside his mosquito net tent in the city park next to the regional parliament building for the city of Batam, Indonesia on Sept. 5.

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People demonstrating against President Nicolas Maduro are blocked by the National police in front of the Electoral National Council in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on Sept. 7 as the country's opposition called for new nationwide protests to pressure for a referendum on removing the president from power by the end of the year.

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Kyrgyz stuntmen perform during the World Nomad Games 2016 in the Kyrchin gorge, some near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Sept. 4.

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A vendor walks past an old propaganda magazine featuring Mao Zedong on the cover at a stall in Hong Kong on Sept. 9, 2016, which marks 40 years since Mao's death in 1976.

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An artist making an idol of Goddess Durga for the Durga Puja festival on Sept. 7, in Kolkata, India. Idol makers struggled with two days of rain and bad weather.

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Children play in the water in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on Sept. 9 during an event to promote traditional culture and games.

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University of KwaZulu-Natals student Nathi Phetha carries injured fellow student Bongeka Mntaka who was allegedly shot with a rubber bullet during a protest against proposed fee increases on Sept. 6 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Union members and social activists demonstrate in support of Brazil's impeached president Dilma Rousseff and against President Michel Temer in Sao Paulo Brazil on Sept. 8, 2016.

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