The World in Photos this Week

Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya continue to flee to Bangladesh in droves; and thousands protest against the Spanish police’s detention of 13 Catalan government officials.

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Rohingya refugees take refuge in cement cylinders in in Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar, fleeing anti-Muslim violence in the Rakhine state.

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People watch as the Red Arrows aerobatic team from Britain performs during Athens Flying Week on September 17. The annual airshow hosts aerobatic teams from several countries.

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A Finnish armored vehicle during war games between Finnish and Swedish troops on the Swedish island of Gotland on September 19. Known as Aurora 17, it's the first and largest defense exercise in 20 years on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.

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Strong waves swept rocks onto a road in Le Carbet, on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, after it was hit by Hurricane Maria, on September 19.

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U.S. President Donald Trump before addressing the 72nd session of the General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York on September 19.

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The Boxing Gogos in Johannesburg, South Africa, on September 19. The "Gogos," or "grannies," trained by coach Claude Maphosa, say they no longer suffer from the ailments they had before, and are stronger than ever.

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An air balloon on display for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Christian Dior brand at Paris's Galeries Lafayette Haussmann on September 19.

 

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A traditional Chinese design created using different varieties of rice is seen in a paddy during the harvest season in Shenyang in China's northeast Liaoning province on September 20.

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A tank takes part in the joint Zapad-2017 (West-2017) Russian-Belarusian military exercises near the town of Borisov on September 20.

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Protesters hold aloft the Catalan pro-independence flag in Barcelona on September 20. Thousands demonstated against the Spanish police's detention of 13 Catalan government officials in a crackdown ahead of an independence referendum which Madrid says is illegal.

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The search for survivors continues a day after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

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Kenyan police officers sit atop a water-cannon vehicle near the Supreme Court in Nairobi on September 20, during a reading out of the full ruling annulling Kenya's August 8 election. Kenya's Supreme Court blamed the election commission for irregularities in last month's now-annulled presidential vote.

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Fishermen pull in a 2.5 meter crocodile in their net in the Western Amazon region, Brazil on September 20.

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San Juan experiences blackout after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20 in Puerto Rico.

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Firefighters lower a corpse from a house that was leveled during a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City on September 20.

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Activists burn an effigy to denounce drug killings and what they call a slide to tyranny under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on September 21.

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Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and U.S. President Donald Trump at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on September 21 in New York City.

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Palestinian children playing in Gaza City on September 21.

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Firefighters attempt to extinguish a burning private airplane at Ataturk Airport on September 21 in Istanbul.

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North Korean and Russian blackbelts fight during the women's team event of the 20th ITF World Taekwondo Championships in Pyongyang on September 21.

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U.S. surfer Alison Teal poses with her surfboard next to the Seine river in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on September 19. Teal travels the world with her pink "eco-friendly" surfboard to raise awareness about the environment.

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A boy walks on a garbage-filled creek in Manila on September 22. Western consumer-product brands — including Nestle, Unilever, and Procter & Gamble — cause serious ocean pollution by packaging products sold in the Philippines in cheap and disposable plastics, according to Greenpeace.

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North Koreans listen to a television statement by Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on September 22.

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Anti-Brexit protesters hold placards in Florence, Italy, before a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Fighters of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) paramilitary group ride in the back of a truck advancing towards the northern Iraqi town of Sharqat on September 22.

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