TOPSHOT - People walk through damage on September 7, 2017, in a sand-covered street of Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the island of Saint-Martin in the northeast Caribbean, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. 
France, the Netherlands and Britain on September 7 sent water, emergency rations and rescue teams to their stricken territories in the Caribbean hit by Hurricane Irma, which has killed at least 10 people. The worst-affected island so far is Saint Martin, which is divided between the Netherlands and France, where eight of the 10 confirmed deaths took place.
 / AFP PHOTO / Lionel CHAMOISEAU        (Photo credit should read LIONEL CHAMOISEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - An aerial view shows Muslim pilgrims circumambulating the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on September 2, 2017, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. / AFP PHOTO / Karim SAHIB        (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

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 coastguard carries a child after disembarking from a vessel at the port of Heraklion on the island of Crete on September 5, 2017, after being rescued off the coast of the Greek island. 
A group of some 103 migrants aboard a wooden boat off the islands' eastern coast have been safely transferred to the port, with the last few days seeing an increase in refugees and migrant arrivals in Greece.  / AFP PHOTO / COSTAS METAXAKIS        (Photo credit should read COSTAS METAXAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / The bodies of Rohingya refugee are brought to shore on a boat by fellow Rohingyas after being recovered on the Naf river, as scores of refugees tried to flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh, near Ulubunia in Ukhiya on September 6, 2017.
The victims were shot by the Myanmar army as they crossed the Naf into Bangladesh, according to the refugees who recovered their bodies from the river. More than 125,000 refugees have flooded across the border into Bangladesh. Most are Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority that the government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar largely does not recognise as citizens.
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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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TOPSHOT - Ivanka Trump arrives at Andrews Air Force Base September 6, 2017 in Maryland. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Ultra-trailers compete at sunrise on September 2, 2017 in Courmayeur, Italy, during the 15th edition of the Mount Blanc Ultra Trail (UTMB), a 170 km race around the Mont Blanc crossing France, Italy and Switzerland.
The 15th Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) is a mountain ultramarathon with numerous passages in high altitude (>2500m) and in difficult weather conditions (night, wind, cold, rain or snow). It takes place once a year in the Alps, across France, Italy and Switzerland.
 / AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD        (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A man shows his tattoos during the second Expo-Tattoo in San Salvador, on September 2, 2017. 
More than 50 tattoo artists from Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador gathered this weekend at the International Fairs Convention Center where the Expo tattoo 2017 is staged.  According to the organizers of the event, the objective of the expo is to put aside the stigma that relates tattooing with crime in El Salvador. / AFP PHOTO / MARVIN RECINOS        (Photo credit should read MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images)

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

MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images
An Indian girl looks their painted body of a man during preparations ahead of the 'Pulikali', or Tiger Dance, in Thrissur on September 7, 2017.
The folk-art event is held every year in the town during the 'Onam' festival. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKAR        (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A "Vote Yes" banner hangs from a residential building in Sydney on September 5, 2017. 
Same-sex marriage advocates launched legal action in Australia's highest court on September 5, 2017 against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on the issue, calling it divisive and harmful. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS        (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A bride wipes her eyes prior to a mass wedding ceremony held by the unification church entitled a 'cosmic blessing ceremony', in Gapyeong on September 7, 2017.
Thousands of Unification Church couples married at a mass wedding to mark the fifth anniversary of its founder and self-proclaimed messiah Sun Myung Moon. Four thousand identically-dressed couples from 64 countries crowded the hall as they participated in the ceremony in Gapyeong, east of the capital Seoul. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Syria government forces fire artillery shells as they advance in Al-Shula on the southwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzor, on September 7, 2017, during the ongoing battle against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. 
Syria's army are continuing their battle to expel Islamic State group fighters from their key stronghold of Deir Ezzor after breaking a years-long siege of a government enclave in the city.  / AFP PHOTO / George OURFALIAN        (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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

GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A surfer catches a wave in the water of Unstad beach on Lofoten Islands, Arctic Circle, on September 6, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRAND        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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

JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Pakistani Naval soldiers take part in celebrations to mark Defence Day at Clifton beach in Karachi on September 6, 2017.
Pakistan on September 6 celebrated the 52nd anniversary of its second war with arch-rival India weeks after the two nuclear powers faced off in some of their deadliest skirmishes in over a decade. / AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUM        (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

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

RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Indian devotees carry a statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha for immersion in the Arabian sea in Mumbai on September 5, 2017.
During the eleven-day Ganesh Festival Hindu devotees bring home idols of Lord Ganesha and offer prayers in temporary temples in order to invoke his blessings for wisdom and prosperity, culminating with the immersion of the idols in bodies of water, including the ocean on the last day. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE        (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

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

PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 6:  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 (DACA) program at the U.S. Capitol September 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Democrats called for action on young undocumented immigrants that came to the U.S. as children who now could face deportation if Congress does not act.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

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.

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - People walk through damage on September 7, 2017, in a sand-covered street of Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the island of Saint-Martin in the northeast Caribbean, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. 
France, the Netherlands and Britain on September 7 sent water, emergency rations and rescue teams to their stricken territories in the Caribbean hit by Hurricane Irma, which has killed at least 10 people. The worst-affected island so far is Saint Martin, which is divided between the Netherlands and France, where eight of the 10 confirmed deaths took place.
 / AFP PHOTO / Lionel CHAMOISEAU        (Photo credit should read LIONEL CHAMOISEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

LIONEL CHAMOISEAU/AFP/Getty Images
Senegalese-born German MP for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Karamba Diaby puts up a campaign poster in Halle on September 6, 2017.
Diaby will be defending his seat representing the eastern German city of Halle in the upcoming parliamentary elections. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL        (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Hot air balloons glide during a flight over Nevsehir in Turkey's historical Cappadocia region, Central Anatolia, eastern Turkey, on September 5, 2017. 
The rides by hot air balloon start in the morning as the balloons cannot fly at temperatures over 28 degrees Celsius and during extreme windy conditions. Cappadocia is one of the most famous tourist sites in Turkey and has been listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985. / AFP PHOTO / YASIN AKGUL        (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)

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

YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - 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, 2017. 
Leaders of the BRICS grouping of emerging economies said September 4 they "strongly deplore" North Korea's latest nuclear test and hydrogen-bomb claim, which has overshadowed the five-nation group's annual summit. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR        (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images
Children dressed in Soviet-Era military uniform carry participate in a rally of supporters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic on September 7, 2017 at the Saur Mogyla Memorial, celebrating the 74th anniversary of Donbass liberation from Fascist-German invaders during WWII, in Torez. / AFP PHOTO / Aleksey FILIPPOV        (Photo credit should read ALEKSEY FILIPPOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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

ALEKSEY FILIPPOV/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - 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 the Malaysian Battalion 850-5 for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) at the Subang Air Force base near Kuala Lumpur on September 7, 2017. 
Malaysia sent about 850 troops to Lebanon to take part in UN peacekeeping activities. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN        (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - In a photo taken on September 6, 2017, Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers cheer while watching fireworks during a mass celebration in Pyongyang for scientists involved in carrying out North Korea's largest nuclear blast to date.
Citizens of the capital lined the streets September 6 to wave pink and purple pom-poms and cheer a convoy of buses carrying the specialists into the city, and toss confetti over them as they walked into Kim Il-Sung Square. / AFP PHOTO / Kim Won-Jin        (Photo credit should read KIM WON-JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

KIM WON-JIN/AFP/Getty Images
President of the Catalan Government Carles Puigdemont (4thL), Catalan regional vice-president and chief of Economy and Finance and leader of the Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) leftist republican party Oriol Junqueras (3rdL), Catalan chief of Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency Raul Romeva (L) and other members of the Catalan Parliament applaud the results of the vote on a bill for a referendum on independence in Barcelona, on September 6, 2017.
Catalonia's parliament passed a law on September 6, 2017 paving the way for an independence referendum on October 1 which is fiercely opposed by Madrid, setting a course for Spain's deepest political crises in decades. The law was adopted with 72 votes in favour and 11 abstentions. Lawmakers who oppose independence for the wealthy northeastern region of Spain abandoned the chamber before the vote.

 / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE        (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images
An anti-Hong Kong independence poster is displayed on top of pro-Hong Kong independence posters by a student from mainland China at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong on September 7, 2017.
Hong Kong students have condemned their universities for attacking freedom of speech after banners and signs calling for the city's independence from China were taken down from campuses. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE        (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images
BAENGNYEONG ISLAND, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 06:  In this handout photo released by the South Korean Defense Ministry, South Korean marines participate in an exercise on September 6, 2017 in Baengnyeong Island, South Korea. The exercise aims to defend a front-line island.  (Photo by South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images)

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.

South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images
People gathering at Bolivar Square wave big gloves in the Colombian colours listen as Pope Francis appears at abalcony of the Archbishop's Palace in Bogota on September 7, 2017.
Pope Francis urged Colombians to avoid seeking "vengeance" for the sufferings of their country's half-century civil conflict as they work towards a lasting peace. The 80-year-old pontiff spoke alongside Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, who has overseen recent controversial efforts to make peace with armed rebel groups.
 / AFP PHOTO / Luis ROBAYO        (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

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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