A Mapuche Indigenous woman plays a drum as riot police use water cannons to disperse demonstrators during a protest against the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 4. MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty Images

The Month in World Photos

September brought a devastating fire at a Greek migrant camp and the death of a U.S. Supreme Court icon—plus a mass whale stranding in Australia, fires in California, and protests against police violence around the world.

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People with children flee flames after a major fire breaks out in the Moria migrant camp on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos on Sept. 9. A fast-moving fire destroyed much of the camp, leaving most of its 12,000 residents homeless. ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP via Getty Images

Families flee flames as a major fire breaks out in the Moria migrant camp on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos on Sept. 9. A fast-moving fire destroyed much of the camp, leaving most of its 12,000 residents homeless.

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A riot police officer is reached by a petrol bomb during clashes with demonstrators protesting against police brutality in Medellin, Colombia, on Sep. 10. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images

A petrol bomb reaches a riot police officer during clashes with demonstrators protesting police brutality in Medellin, Colombia, on Sep. 10.

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A police officer is hit by an egg during a scuffle with protesters during an anti-government demonstration in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Sept. 2. Stoyan Nenov/REUTERS

A police officer is hit by an egg during a scuffle with protesters during an anti-government demonstration in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Sept. 2.

Stoyan Nenov/REUTERS
The Glass Fire begins its descent into the valley after ravaging the hills in Napa Valley, California, on Sept. 27. SAMUEL CORUM/AFP via Getty Images

The Glass Fire begins its descent into the valley after ravaging the hills in Napa Valley, California, on Sept. 27.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sept. 24. Tom Brenner/REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sept. 24.

Tom Brenner/REUTERS
A Mapuche Indigenous woman plays a drum as riot police use water cannons to disperse demonstrators during a protest against the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 4. MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty Images

A Mapuche Indigenous woman plays a drum as riot police use water cannons to disperse demonstrators during a protest against the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 4.

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From her window, a devotee watches the Rato Machindranath Jatra Chariot festival in Lalitpur, Nepal, on Sept. 6. The centuries-old procession was supposed to begin at the end of April but was delayed when a nationwide coronavirus lockdown was imposed March 24. Although restrictions were eased in July, curbs were imposed again Aug. 20 as coronavirus cases surged. Only essential services are allowed on the streets. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images

From her window, a devotee watches the Rato Machindranath Jatra Chariot festival in Lalitpur, Nepal, on Sept. 6. The centuries-old procession was supposed to begin in late April but was delayed when a nationwide coronavirus lockdown was imposed March 24. Although restrictions eased in July, curbs were imposed again Aug. 20 as coronavirus cases surged. Only essential services are allowed on the streets.

PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images
An ethnic Armenian soldier fires an artillery piece during fighting with Azerbaijan’s forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on Sept. 29. Defence Ministry of Armenia/Handout via REUTERS

An ethnic Armenian soldier fires an artillery piece during fighting with Azerbaijan’s forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on Sept. 29.

Defence Ministry of Armenia/Handout via REUTERS
The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose under the portico at the top of the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington on Sept. 23. ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose in a flag-draped casket of under the portico at the top of the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington on Sept. 23.

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A health worker prepares to administer a nasal swab to a patient at a testing site for the coronavirus in front of the city hall in Paris on Sept. 2. Christian Hartmann/REUTERS

A health worker prepares to administer a nasal swab to a patient at a coronavirus testing site in front of Paris city hall on Sept. 2.

Christian Hartmann/REUTERS
Palestinian students exercise as schools reopen gradually amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the village of Susya in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Sept. 7. Mussa Qawasma/REUTERS

Palestinian students exercise as schools reopen gradually amid the coronavirus outbreak in the village of Susya in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Sept. 7.

Mussa Qawasma/REUTERS
Demonstrators embrace each other after a grand jury indicts one of three police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 23. Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Demonstrators embrace one another after a grand jury indicts one of three police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 23. However, neither he nor the two other officers were charged directly with Taylor's death.

Brandon Bell/Getty Images
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during a demonstration against the Israeli settlement expansion in the village of Jbara, south of Tulkarm, in the occupied West Bank on Sept. 1. JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images

Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during a demonstration against the Israeli settlement expansion in the village of Jbara, south of Tulkarm, in the occupied West Bank on Sept. 1.

JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images
A boat is engulfed in waves from the large wakes of a flotilla featuring supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump during a boat parade on Lake Travis near Lakeway, Texas, on Sept. 5.  Bob Daemmrich via REUTERS

A boat is engulfed in waves from the large wakes of a flotilla featuring supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump during a boat parade on Lake Travis near Lakeway, Texas, on Sept. 5.

Bob Daemmrich via REUTERS
Kayaks sit on cracked earth near the dried-out Doubs river in Villers-le-Lac, eastern France, on Sept. 15. A drought in the region caused the river to be at one of its lowest levels in more than a century. SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images

Kayaks sit on cracked earth near the dried-out Doubs river in Villers-le-Lac, eastern France, on Sept. 15. A drought in the region caused the river to be at one of its lowest levels in more than a century.

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Butte County firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck during the Bear Fire in Oroville, California, on Sept. 9. JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images

Butte County firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck during the Bear Fire in Oroville, California, on Sept. 9.

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A vendor stands in a flooded flower market following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on Sept. 23. SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP via Getty Images

A vendor stands in a flooded flower market following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai on Sept. 23.

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Relatives mourn the death of a man from COVID-19 at a crematorium in New Delhi on Sept. 28. Adnan Abidi/REUTERS

Relatives mourn the death of a man from COVID-19 at a crematorium in New Delhi on Sept. 28.

Adnan Abidi/REUTERS
Clashes erupt during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on Sept. 13. JUAN BARRETO/AFP via Getty Images

Clashes erupt during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota on Sept. 13.

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Maria Hernandez, 38, embraces her aunt through a transparent curtain at a Hogar Jardin de los Abuelitos nursing home in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Sept. 11 amid the coronavirus pandemic. YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images

Maria Hernandez, 38, embraces her aunt through a transparent curtain at a Hogar Jardin de los Abuelitos nursing home in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Sept. 11 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images
A firefighter douses flames as the Creek Fire pushes toward homes in the Cascadel Woods area of Madera County, California, on Sept. 7. JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images

A firefighter douses flames as the Creek Fire pushes toward homes in the Cascadel Woods area of Madera County, California, on Sept. 7.

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Resident Osvaldo Ramirez walks away from his burned vehicle during the Glass Fire in St. Helena, California, on Sept. 27. Ramirez said the $8,000 in cash along with his family’s papers located in a safe inside the vehicle were burned. JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images

Resident Osvaldo Ramirez walks away from his burned vehicle during the Glass Fire in St. Helena, California, on Sept. 27. Ramirez said the $8,000 in cash along with his family’s papers located in a safe inside the vehicle were burned.

JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images
Isolating students peer out of their window as they are interviewed by a television crew in Manchester, England, on Sept. 28. Around 1,700 students across two student housing blocks were told to self-isolate for 14 days after more than 100 students tested positive for COVID-19. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Students peer out of their window as they are interviewed by a television crew in Manchester, England, on Sept. 28. Around 1,700 students were told to self-isolate for 14 days after more than 100 students tested positive for the coronavirus.

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
A member of the gang Barrio 18 looks out from an overcrowded cell at the Quezaltepeque prison in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, on Sept. 4. YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images

A member of the gang Barrio 18 looks out from an overcrowded cell at the Quezaltepeque prison in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, on Sept. 4.

YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images
Security personnel detain a protester during a demonstration outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi on Sept. 30, a day after a 19-year-old woman who was allegedly gang-raped died from her injuries. Indian police were accused of forcibly cremating the victim’s body. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images

Security personnel detain a protester during a demonstration outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi on Sept. 30, a day after a 19-year-old woman died from injuries sustained when she was gang-raped. Indian police were accused of forcibly cremating the victim’s body.

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images
Environmental activist and campaigner Mya-Rose Craig, 18, holds a cardboard “Youth strike for climate” sign as she sits on an ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles above the Arctic Circle, on Sept. 20. Natalie Thomas/REUTERS

Environmental activist and campaigner Mya-Rose Craig, 18, holds a cardboard “Youth strike for climate” sign as she sits on an ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles above the Arctic Circle, on Sept. 20.

Natalie Thomas/REUTERS
Students attend the 100th anniversary of the founding of Wuhan High School on the first day of the new semester in China’s central Hubei province on Sept. 1. STR/AFP via Getty Images

Students attend the 100th anniversary of the founding of Wuhan High School on the first day of the new semester in China’s central Hubei province on Sept. 1.

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A girl greets Uruguayan peacekeepers from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who were patrolling in Fataki on Sept. 14. Villages and vehicles along National Route 27 in Ituri province have been targeted by recurring armed attacks by militiamen. ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP via Getty Images

A girl greets Uruguayan peacekeepers from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who were patrolling in Fataki on Sept. 14. Villages and vehicles along National Route 27 have been targeted in recurring armed attacks by militiamen.

ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP via Getty Images
Youths play cricket at sunset at the Nader Khan hilltop in Kabul on Sept. 22. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images

Young people play cricket at sunset at the Nader Khan hilltop in Kabul on Sept. 22.

WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden arrives at Duluth International Airport in Minnesota on Sept. 18. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden arrives at Duluth International Airport in Minnesota on Sept. 18.

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A police officer arrests a demonstrator in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 23 after the Breonna Taylor grand jury announcement. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

A police officer arrests a demonstrator in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 23 after the Breonna Taylor grand jury announcement.

Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
Evangelist Christian volunteers harvest merlot wine grapes for the Israeli family-run Tura Winery in the estate’s vineyards in the occupied West Bank Har Bracha settlement on Sept. 23. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images

Evangelist Christian volunteers harvest merlot wine grapes for the Israeli family-run Tura Winery in the estate’s vineyards in the occupied West Bank Har Bracha settlement on Sept. 23.

MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images
A girl dressed in a Supergirl costume pays her respects at the casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Sept. 23. Alex Brandon-Pool/Getty Images

A girl dressed in a Supergirl costume pays her respects at the casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Sept. 23.

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A firefighter pauses as she works to put out a wildfire in Anavyssos, south of Athens, on Sept. 9. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images

A firefighter pauses as she works to put out a wildfire in Anavyssos, south of Athens, on Sept. 9.

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A woman argues with a police officer during a protest in New York City on Sept. 3 following the death of the Daniel Prude, a Black man who was killed in Rochester after police put a spit hood over his head during an arrest in March. Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS

A woman argues with a police officer during a protest in New York City on Sept. 3 following the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who was killed in Rochester after police put a spit hood over his head during an arrest in March.

Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS
A migrant boy reacts after police throw tear gas during clashes near the city Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos on Sept. 12, a few days after a fire destroyed the Moria refugee camp. Police fired tear gas at migrants who were throwing stones during a protest to demand shelter. ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP via Getty Images

A migrant boy reacts after police throw tear gas during clashes near Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos on Sept. 12, a few days after a fire destroyed the Moria refugee camp. Police fired tear gas at migrants who were throwing stones during a protest to demand shelter.

ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP via Getty Images
At a funeral in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Sept. 27, relatives mourn two Palestinian brothers who were shot at sea while fishing to the south of the Gaza Strip bordering Egypt. MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images

At a funeral in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Sept. 27, relatives mourn two Palestinian brothers who were shot at sea while fishing to the south of the Gaza Strip bordering Egypt.

MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images
Law enforcement officers arrest and detain opposition activist Nina Baginskaya, 73, during a rally to protest against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 19. TUT.BY/AFP via Getty Images

Law enforcement officers arrest and detain opposition activist Nina Baginskaya, 73, during a rally to protest against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 19.

TUT.BY/AFP via Getty Images
Right-wing demonstrators chase a Black Lives Matter protester after a pro-Trump caravan rally convened at the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem on Sept. 7. David Ryder/Getty Images

Right-wing demonstrators chase a Black Lives Matter protester after a pro-Trump caravan rally convened at the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem on Sept. 7.

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Activists from the Extinction Rebellion group are carried away by police as they block traffic at Kongens Nytorv Square in Copenhagen on Sept. 16. EMIL HELMS/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

Activists from the Extinction Rebellion group are carried away by police as they block traffic at Kongens Nytorv Square in Copenhagen on Sept. 16.

EMIL HELMS/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images
Rescuers work to save a whale on a beach in Macquarie Harbour on the rugged west coast of Tasmania on Sept. 25. Australian rescuers have been forced to euthanize some surviving whales from a mass stranding that killed 380 members of the giant pod. MELL CHUN/AFP via Getty Images

Rescuers work to save a whale on a beach in Macquarie Harbour on the rugged west coast of Tasmania on Sept. 25. Australian rescuers have been forced to euthanize some surviving whales from a mass stranding that killed 380 members of the giant pod.

MELL CHUN/AFP via Getty Images
A demonstrator at an anti-vax rally is arrested following clashes with police officers at Trafalgar Square, central London, on Sept. 19. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images

A demonstrator at an anti-vaccination rally is arrested following clashes with police officers at Trafalgar Square, central London, on Sept. 19.

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Andrea Lara looks at her father, Juan Carlos Lara, 59, a patient with COVID-19, as he is transferred inside a security capsule on an air ambulance from Iquitos, Peru, to Rebagliati Hospital in Lima on Sept. 1. ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP via Getty Images

Andrea Lara looks at her father, Juan Carlos Lara, 59, a patient with COVID-19, as he is transferred inside a security capsule on an air ambulance from Iquitos, Peru, to Rebagliati Hospital in Lima on Sept. 1.

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A partially submerged car is seen on a flooded street in the Algerian capital Algiers on Sept. 8. RYAD KRAMDI/AFP via Getty Images

A partially submerged car is seen on a flooded street in the Algerian capital Algiers on Sept. 8.

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A woman walks along The Embarcadero in San Francisco under an orange smoke-filled sky on Sept. 9. BRITTANY HOSEA-SMALL/AFP via Getty Images

A woman walks along The Embarcadero in San Francisco under an orange smoke-filled sky on Sept. 9.

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A girl’s silhouette is seen from behind a tent along a beach in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on Sept. 29. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images

A girl’s silhouette is seen from behind a tent along a beach in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on Sept. 29.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets members of the public during a visit to Rāwhiti Domain Canopy in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Sept. 24. Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets members of the public during a visit to Rāwhiti Domain Canopy in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Sept. 24.

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Pope Francis arrives to his first limited public weekly audience since the pandemic began at the San Damaso Courtyard in the Vatican on Sept. 2. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Francis arrives to his first limited public weekly audience since the pandemic began at the San Damaso Courtyard in the Vatican on Sept. 2.

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Ole, a young orangutan, plays with a ladybug in his enclosure at the zoo in Kaliningrad, Russia, on Sept. 17. Vitaly Nevar/REUTERS

Ole, a young orangutan, plays with a ladybug in his enclosure at the zoo in Kaliningrad, Russia, on Sept. 17.

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