A woman carries posters of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's current chief executive officer, ahead of the presidential elections in Herat, Afghanistan on Sept. 23. HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP/Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Elections in Afghanistan, testimony in Washington, and a people’s party in China.

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A woman carries posters of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's current chief executive officer, ahead of the presidential elections in Herat, Afghanistan on Sept. 23. HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP/Getty Images

A woman carries posters of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan’s current chief executive, ahead of the presidential election in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sept. 23.

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People bath in sulphurous mud on the volcanic island of Vulcano, one of the Aeolian Islands, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy, on Sept. 19. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

People bath in sulfurous mud on the volcanic island of Vulcano, one of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea, on Sept. 19.

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Locals remove banners, posters, and sticky notes from a "Lennon Wall,” one of many which appeared during the recent pro-democracy protests, in an underground walkway in the Aberdeen area of Hong Kong on Sept. 21. RICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images

Locals remove banners, posters, and sticky notes from a “Lennon Wall,” one of many that appeared during the recent pro-democracy protests, in an underground walkway in the Aberdeen area of Hong Kong on Sept. 21.

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A man walks past burning tires during a protest against fuel shortages and to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sept. 25. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images

A man walks past burning tires during a protest against fuel shortages and to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sept. 25.

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Children play on a cell phone at a market in New Delhi on Sept. 23. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Children play on a phone at a market in New Delhi on Sept. 23.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York City on Sept. 23. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

The climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City on Sept. 23.

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A girl attends a memorial service in Monrovia for victims of a recent fire at a Koranic school in the Liberian capital on Sept. 22. Only eight of the 36 people inside the building survived when the fire broke out in the early morning as the victims slept in the school dormitory. CARIELLE DOE/AFP/Getty Images

A girl attends a memorial service in Monrovia for victims of a recent fire at a Koranic school in the Liberian capital on Sept. 22. Only eight of the 36 people inside the building survived when the fire broke out in the early morning as victims slept in the school dormitory.

Volunteers for Mondo4Africa, a non-governmental organization, work to clean up waste at Makoko, the largest community slum settlement at the lagoon waterfront in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sept. 21. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images

Volunteers for Mondo4Africa, a nongovernmental organization, work to clean up waste at Makoko, the largest community slum settlement at the lagoon waterfront in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sept. 21.

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A car is crushed by the partially collapsed roof of a building after two earthquakes over 5.0 magnitude struck the Adriatic coastline of Albania on Sept. 21 GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images

A car is crushed by the partially collapsed roof of a building after two earthquakes over 5.0 magnitude struck the Adriatic coastline of Albania on Sept. 21.

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A Palestinian protester raises his cane as he stands before Israeli border guards during a demonstration against Israeli settlers laying claims and pitching tents in al-Sawahre, near the village of Abu Dis in East Jerusalem, on Sept. 20. HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian protester raises his cane as he stands before Israeli border guards during a demonstration against Israeli settlers laying claims and pitching tents in Sawahre, near the village of Abu Dis in East Jerusalem, on Sept. 20.

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An elephant follows its mother in the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya on Sept. 20. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

An elephant follows its mother in the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya on Sept. 20.

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An inmate speaks on the phone on visiting day at the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, on Sept. 21. The prison will close on Sept. 30, and its 2,685 inmates will be transferred to other prisons in the city. JULIO CESAR AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images

An inmate speaks on the phone on visiting day at the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, on Sept. 21. The prison will close on Sept. 30, and its 2,685 inmates will be transferred to other prisons in the city.

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French farmers set fire to straw bales in Witry-les-Reims on Sept. 23. Several local federations are lighting fires around major cities in France to protest against non-treatment areas which ban the use of pesticides near homes. FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP/Getty Images

French farmers set fire to straw bales in Witry-lès-Reims on Sept. 23. Several local federations are lighting fires around major cities in France to protest against non-treatment areas that ban the use of pesticides near homes.

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Indonesian firefighters battle a peatland forest fire in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, on Sept. 23. The blazes have been spewing toxic haze across Southeast Asia, forcing the closure of schools and airports, and prompting Jakarta to deploy thousands of personnel to tackle them. ABDUL QODIR/AFP/Getty Images

Indonesian firefighters battle a peatland forest fire in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, on Sept. 23. The blazes have been spewing toxic haze across Southeast Asia, forcing the closure of schools and airports and prompting Jakarta to deploy thousands of personnel to tackle them.

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Members of the Venezuelan National Guard stand outside the National Assembly in Caracas on Sept. 24. MATIAS DELACROIX/AFP/Getty Images

Members of the Venezuelan National Guard stand outside the National Assembly in Caracas on Sept. 24.

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Carabineros police officers march with their sniffer dogs during a military parade in Santiago marking the 209th anniversary of Chile's independence on Sept. 19. CLAUDIO REYES/AFP/Getty Images

Police officers march with their sniffer dogs during a military parade in Santiago marking the 209th anniversary of Chile’s independence on Sept. 19.

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Protesters confront police outside the local parliament building in Surabaya, Indonesia, on Sept. 26 during a rally against the government's proposed change in its criminal code laws and plans to weaken the anti-corruption commission. JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP/Getty Images

Protesters confront police outside the local parliament building in Surabaya, Indonesia, on Sept. 26 during a rally against the government’s proposed changes to its criminal code and plans to weaken the anti-corruption commission.

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A firefighter stands at the scene of a car accident involving a fuel tank truck that caught fire when people tried to lift it, killing at least five people and injuring 15, in central Bamako, Mali, on Sept. 24. MICHELE CATTANI/AFP/Getty Images

A firefighter stands at the scene of a car accident involving a fuel tank truck that caught fire when people tried to lift it, killing at least five people and injuring 15, in central Bamako, Mali, on Sept. 24.

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A child pulls the chain around the neck of Pope Francis as he greets the crowd during his weekly general audience at the Vatican on Sept. 25. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

A child pulls the chain around the neck of Pope Francis as he greets the crowd during his weekly general audience at the Vatican on Sept. 25.

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Indian schoolchildren walk through a waterlogged road during heavy rain in Kolkata on Sept. 25. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images

Indian schoolchildren walk through a waterlogged road during heavy rain in Kolkata on Sept. 25.

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Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testifies about a whistleblower complaint that accuses U.S. President Donald Trump of abuse of power during a hearing in Washington on Sept. 26. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, testifies about a whistleblower complaint that accuses U.S. President Donald Trump of abuse of power during a hearing in Washington on Sept. 26.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet at U.N. Headquarters in New York City on Sept. 24.  SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet at U.N. headquarters in New York City on Sept. 24.

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Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó gestures during a session of the National Assembly in Caracas on Sept. 24. MATIAS DELACROIX/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó gestures during a session of the National Assembly in Caracas on Sept. 24.

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Students and relatives protest on Sept. 25 ahead of the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students of the teaching training school in Ayotzinapa who went missing in 2014 in Mexico City. The prosecutor-general's office said it will reinvestigate the disappearance and suspected massacre of the students, a case that still haunts the country. ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images

Students and relatives protest in Mexico City on Sept. 25 ahead of the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students who went missing in 2014. The prosecutor-general’s office said it would reinvestigate the disappearance and suspected massacre of the students of a teacher training school in Ayotzinapa, a case that still haunts the country.

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Students gather at a shopping mall in the Lok Fu area of Hong Kong to sing the protest song “Glory to Hong Kong” on Sept. 23. ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images

Students gather at a shopping mall in the Lok Fu area of Hong Kong to sing the protest song “Glory to Hong Kong” on Sept. 23.

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People take pictures in front of portraits of past and present Chinese leaders at an exhibition marking the country's achievements over the past 70 years ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing on Sept. 26. WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

People take pictures in front of portraits of past and present Chinese leaders at an exhibition marking the country’s achievements over the past 70 years ahead of the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing on Sept. 26.

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A member of a Chinese military band performs during a tour arranged for the media in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the country's founding at a camp on the outskirts of Beijing on Sept. 25. WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

A member of a Chinese military band performs during a tour arranged for the media in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at a camp on the outskirts of Beijing on Sept. 25.

WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian schoolgirls in national dress take part in a traditional dance as musicians from the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music perform at a United Nations Relief and Works Agency school in Beit Hanoun, in the Southern Gaza Strip, on Sept. 26. MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinian schoolgirls in national dress take part in a traditional dance as musicians perform at a United Nations Relief and Works Agency school in Beit Hanoun in the southern Gaza Strip on Sept. 26.

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