The World in Photos This Week

The Caribbean reels after a devastating hurricane; Australia gears up for a vote on same-sex marriage; and the Catalonian Parliament voted on a date to hold a referendum for independence.

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Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on September 2, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

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A member of Greece's coast guard carries a child recently rescued off the coast of the Greek island of Crete on September 5.

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The bodies of Rohingya refugees shot by the Myanmar army are brought to shore on a boat by fellow Rohingyas after being recovered on the Naf river on September 6, as scores of refugees tried to flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

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Ivanka Trump arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 6.

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Ultra-runners compete at sunrise on September 2, in Courmayeur, Italy, during the fifteenth edition of the Mount Blanc Ultra Trail, a 170 km race around France, Italy, and Switzerland.

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A man shows off his tattoos during the second Expo-Tattoo in San Salvador, on September 2.

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An Indian girl looks at the painted body of a man during preparations ahead of the "Pulikali," or Tiger Dance, in Thrissur on September 7. The folk-art event is held every year in the town during the "Onam" festival.

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A "Vote Yes" banner hangs from a residential building in Sydney. Same-sex marriage advocates launched legal action in Australia's highest court on September 5, against a controversial government plan for a vote on the issue.

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A bride wipes her eyes prior to a mass wedding ceremony held by the Unification Church entitled a "cosmic blessing ceremony," in Gapyeong, South Korea on September 7.

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Syrian government forces fire artillery shells as they advance near Al-Shula on the southwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzor, on September 7.

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A surfer catches a wave off Unstad beach on the Lofoten Islands, Norway, on September 6.

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Pakistani Naval soldiers take part in celebrations marking Defense Day at Clifton beach in Karachi on September 6.

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Indian devotees carry a statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha for immersion in the Arabian sea in Mumbai on September 5.

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Karen Caudillo cries as she looks on during a new conference about President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the U.S. Capitol on September 6, in Washington, D.C.

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People walk through damage on September 7, in a sand-covered street on the northeast Caribbean island of Saint-Martin after the passage of Hurricane Irma.

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Senegalese-born German MP for the Social Democratic Party Karamba Diaby puts up a campaign poster in the city of Halle on September 6. Diaby will be defending his seat representing the eastern German city in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

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Hot air balloons glide during a flight over Nevsehir in Turkey's historical Cappadocia region, Central Anatolia, on September 5.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and his wife Peng Liyuan pose with BRICS leaders and other invited heads of state and their spouses for a family photo during the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Fujian province on September 4.

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Children dressed in Soviet-Era military uniform celebrate the 74th anniversary of Donbass liberation from Fascist-German invaders during WWII, in Torez.

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Mohd Farhan (R), 27, a member of the Malaysian armed forces, hugs his wife Siti Salwa, 27, after a dispatching ceremony for the first batch of Malaysian soldiers to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) on September 7.

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Korean People's Army soldiers cheer while watching fireworks on September 6 during a mass celebration in Pyongyang for scientists involved in carrying out North Korea's largest nuclear blast to date.

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President of the Catalan government Carles Puigdemont (4th L) and members of the Catalan Parliament celebrate after Catalonia's parliament passed a law on September 6, paving the way for an independence referendum on October 1.

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An anti-Hong Kong independence poster is displayed by a student from mainland China at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 7, after Hong Kong students condemned their universities for attacking freedom of speech when banners and signs calling for independence from China were taken down from campuses.

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South Korean marines participate in an exercise on September 6, in Baengnyeong Island, South Korea. The exercise aims to defend a front-line island near North Korea.

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People gathering at Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia wave gloves in the colors of the Colombian flag while listening to Pope Francis on September 7, as he urged Colombians to avoid seeking "vengeance" after their country's half-century civil conflict.

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