TOPSHOT - Smoke rises from buildings in the area of Bughayliyah, on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor on September 13, 2017, as Syrian forces advance during their ongoing battle against the Islamic State (IS) group. 
After breaking an Islamic State group blockade, Syria's army is seeking to encircle the remaining jihadist-held parts of Deir Ezzor city, a military source. / AFP PHOTO / George OURFALIAN        (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The World in Photos This Week

More natural disasters around the world, protests against the treatment of Rohingya Muslims, and another terrorist attack in London.

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TOPSHOT - View of a collapsed hotel in Juchitan de Zaragoza, state of Oaxaca on September 10, 2017, following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico's Pacific Coast on September 8.
Mexican families picked nervously at the ruins of their homes Sunday as help trickled in after a huge earthquake killed 90 people. People in Juchitan were afraid to return to their homes, fearing the effects of hundreds of aftershocks -- but camped within sight of them to prevent looting. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT        (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

View of a collapsed hotel in Juchitán de Zaragoza in Mexico's Oaxaca state on Sept. 10, following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico's Pacific Coast on the night of Sept. 7.

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TOPSHOT - This picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows demonstrators taking part in a same-sex marriage rally in Sydney.
As Australia prepares for a contentious vote on legalising gay marriage set to kick off on September 12, fierce divisions have emerged within the church, with many Christians disregarding traditional religious views as outdated. / AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN / TO GO WITH Australia-politics-marriage-rights-gay-religion, FOCUS by Daniel DE CARTERET        (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

This picture, taken on Sept. 10, shows demonstrators taking part in a same-sex marriage rally in Sydney. As Australia prepared for a contentious vote on legalizing gay marriage starting Sept. 12, fierce divisions have emerged among Australian Christians, with many disregarding traditional religious views as outdated.

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TOPSHOT - An aerial picture taken from a hot air balloon on September 10, 2017 shows the Temple of Hatshepsut (top R) and the Ramesseum temple (top L) in the southern Egyptian town of Luxor. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

An aerial picture taken from a hot air balloon on Sept. 10, shows the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut (top R) and the Ramesseum temple (top L) in the southern Egyptian town of Luxor.

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TOPSHOT - A resident pushes his cart as he wades a flooded main street in Manila on September 12, 2017, after tropical depression locally codenamed "Maring", hit the eastern town of Mauban before moving northwest across the main island of Luzon and passing just beside Manila, the government weather station said.
At least three people died and six were missing after a major storm caused widespread flooding in and around the Philippine capital on September 12, forcing schools, government offices and businesses to shut down. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE        (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

A resident pushes his cart as he wades a flooded main street in Manila on Sept. 12, after a tropical depression locally nicknamed "Maring" hit the city, killing at least three people in the Philippine capital.

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TOPSHOT - Toaist priests kneel to worship during an event to mark the Hungry Ghost Festival in Hong Kong on September 11, 2017.
The festival, celebrated in the seventh lunar month of the lunar new year calendar among communities in southern China, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, marks the belief that the "Gates of Hell" are opened to let out the hungry ghosts who then wander in the land of the living while foraging for food. During the festival, food offerings are made while paper money and joss sticks are burnt outside homes to keep the spirits of dead ancestors happy and to bring good luck. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE        (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Taoist priests kneel to worship during an event to mark the Hungry Ghost Festival in Hong Kong on Sept. 11. The festival marks the opening of the "Gates of Hell" and the release of hungry ghosts, who are said to wander in the land of the living while foraging for food.

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TOPSHOT - Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone lineup during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 12, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson        (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone lineup during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 12.

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TOPSHOT - Indian demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, as they try to march towards Myanmar embassy in New Delhi on September 13, 2017.
A crackdown by Myanmar's army, launched in response to Rohingya militant attacks on August 25, has sent some 379,000 Rohingya refugees scrambling across the border to Bangladesh in less than three weeks. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN        (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, as they try to march towards Myanmar's embassy in New Delhi on Sept. 13. A crackdown by Myanmar's army, launched in response to Rohingya militant attacks on Aug. 25, has sent some 379,000 Rohingya refugees scrambling across the border to Bangladesh in less than three weeks.

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Iraqi Kurds wave Kurdish flags and hold burning torches as they walk up a mountain during a gathering to show support for the upcoming independence referendum and encourage people to vote in the town of Akra, some 500 kilometres north of Baghdad on September 10, 2017. 
Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region will hold a historic referendum on statehood in September 2017, despite opposition to independence from Baghdad and possibly beyond. / AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi Kurds hold burning torches as they walk up a mountain during a gathering to show support for the upcoming independence referendum and encourage people to vote in the town of Akra, some 300 miles north of Baghdad, on Sept. 10. Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region will hold a historic referendum on statehood at the end of September, despite opposition to independence from Baghdad and beyond.

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TOPSHOT - A dead grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) washed ashore at Maria Martha beach is seen on September 12, 2017, in Rosarito, Baja California state, Northwestern Mexico. / AFP PHOTO / GUILLERMO ARIAS        (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images)

A dead gray whale washed ashore at Maria Martha beach is seen on Sept. 12, in Rosarito, Baja California state, Northwestern Mexico.

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TOPSHOT - Harvesters work in a vineyard during the grape harvest of the "Clos Saint Jacques", a Gevrey-Chambertin Burgundy great vintage wine, at the Armand Rousseau wine estate on September 12, 2017 in Gevrey-Chambertin.  / AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG        (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Harvesters work in a vineyard during the grape harvest of the Clos Saint-Jacques, a Gevrey-Chambertin great vintage winery, at the Armand Rousseau wine estate on Sept. 12.

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TOPSHOT - Anti-US protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a rally near the US embassy in Manila on September 15, 2017.
The protesters marched to the US embassy to commemorate the Philippine Senate's voting on September 21, 1991 to end the continued stay of US military bases in the country, and accused the US of continued intervention in Mindanao island. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE        (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-United States protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a rally near the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Sept. 15. The protesters marched to the embassy to commemorate the Philippine Senate's voting in September 1991, to end the continued presence of U.S. military bases in the country, and they accused the United States of continued intervention on Mindanao island.

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TOPSHOT - Supporters of Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga, of the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) party, listen during his political rally in Kibera slum in Nairobi on Sepetember 12, 2017
Kenya will hold a fresh presidential vote on October 17 after the country's Supreme Court overturned the result of last month's poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta. / AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA        (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters of Kenya's opposition leader, Raila Odinga of the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) party, at a political rally in Kibera slum in Nairobi on Sept. 12. Kenya will hold a fresh presidential vote on Oct. 17, after the country's Supreme Court overturned the result of last month's election, which was won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana, on September 10, 2017.
Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba on Saturday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital.
 / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE        (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cubans wade through a flooded street in Havana on Sept. 10. Deadly Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees, and ripping the roofs off homes as it headed towards Florida. Authorities said they had evacuated more than a million people as a precaution, including about 4,000 in the capital.

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TOPSHOT - A man carries bamboo sticks in a field next to Bangladesh's Balukhali refugee camp for displaced Rohingyas on September 15, 2017.
Bangladesh will use troops to deliver foreign aid to the border town that has been overwhelmed by Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, authorities announced late September 14. The move follows criticism of the chaotic conditions in which relief supplies have been handed out at the huge camps around Cox's Bazar, where about 389,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's Rakhine state have arrived since August 25.

 / AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET        (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

A man carries bamboo sticks in a field next to Bangladesh's Balukhali refugee camp for Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar on Sept. 15.

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TOPSHOT - Police forensics officers works alongside an underground tube train at a platform at Parsons Green underground tube station in west London on September 15, 2017, following an incident on an underground tube carriage at the station.
British police are treating an incident on a London Underground train on Friday as an act of terrorism, saying "a number of people" had been injured. Twenty-two people were injured after a bomb blast on a packed London Underground train on Friday, the National Health Service said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Police forensics officers work alongside an underground train at a platform at Parsons Green station in west London on Sept. 15, following an explosion in one of the train cars at the station. British police are treating the incident, which left several people injured, as an act of terrorism.

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TOPSHOT - Palestinian children do their homeworks during a power cut in an impoverished area in Gaza City, on September 11, 2017. 
Residents of Gaza, home to 1.8 million people, have been experiencing for the past two weeks long hours of electricity outage. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian children do their homework during a power cut in an impoverished area of Gaza City on Sept. 11. Residents of Gaza, home to 1.8 million people, have been experiencing long power outages for the past two weeks.

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TOPSHOT - Demonstrators and riot police clash in Santiago, on September 10, 2017, during the commemoration of the 44th anniversary of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet that deposed President Salvador Allende.  / AFP PHOTO / CLAUDIO REYES        (Photo credit should read CLAUDIO REYES/AFP/Getty Images)

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 10, during the commemoration of the 44th anniversary of the military coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet that deposed President Salvador Allende.

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TOPSHOT - This picture taken on September 12, 2017 shows oil that has washed ashore on a beach of Salamis island near Athens, after an old tanker sank close to Salamis island over the weekend.
The coastguard said an entire bay on the southeast of the island had been affected after the Agia Zoni II, carrying 2,500 metric tonnes of fuel, sank.
The spill extends over 1.5 kilometres and the full cleanup will likely require four months, greater Athens fisheries councillor Voula Toutountzi told the capital's municipal radio.
 / AFP PHOTO / Angelos Tzortzinis        (Photo credit should read ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Oil washes ashore on a beach of Salamis Island near Athens on Sept. 12, after a tanker sank close to the island over the weekend. The spill extends over 1 mile and the full cleanup will likely require four months, according to greater Athens fisheries councillor Voula Toutountzi.

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TOPSHOT - This photo taken on September 10, 2017 shows people crawling through a muddy puddle during the Spartan Race, a race through an obstacle course, in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by STR has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Spartan Race] instead of [Sparta Race]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

People crawl through a muddy puddle during a Spartan Race obstacle course in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province.

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TOPSHOT - Smoke rises from buildings in the area of Bughayliyah, on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor on September 13, 2017, as Syrian forces advance during their ongoing battle against the Islamic State (IS) group. 
After breaking an Islamic State group blockade, Syria's army is seeking to encircle the remaining jihadist-held parts of Deir Ezzor city, a military source. / AFP PHOTO / George OURFALIAN        (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Smoke rises from buildings in the area of Bughayliyah, on the northern outskirts of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, on Sept. 13, as Syrian government forces advance during their ongoing battle against the Islamic State.

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TOPSHOT - This photo taken on September 11, 2017 shows a wingsuit flyer hitting the target during the 6th Carabao World Wingsuit Championship on Tianmenshan mountain in Zhangjiajie in China's central Hunan province. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A wingsuit flyer hits a target during the 6th Carabao World Wingsuit Championship on Tianmenshan Mountain near Zhangjiajie in China's central Hunan province.

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TOPSHOT - Afghan residents clear rubble from their homes after they were damaged by US airstrikes during ongoing clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in the Achin district of Nangarhar province on September 12, 2017.

 
Over 1500 villagers have been displaced and hundreds of homes destroyed following clashes between Afghan-US Joint forces and Islamic State (IS) militants, Nangarhar government spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said. / AFP PHOTO / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA        (Photo credit should read NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghan residents clear rubble from their homes after they were damaged by U.S. airstrikes during ongoing clashes with Islamic State militants in the Achin district of Nangarhar province on Sept. 12.

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TOPSHOT - Grand sumo champion, or "yokozuna", Harumafuji (L) of Mongolia somersaults over to lose his bout against Onosho of Japan (R) on the fifth day of the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on September 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Grand sumo champion Harumafuji Kohei (L) of Mongolia somersaults over to lose his bout against Onosho Fumiya of Japan (R) on the fifth day of the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Sept. 14.

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TOPSHOT - A protester throws a tire onto the fire set by demonstrators on a main road in the centre of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, on September 12, 2017. 
Demonstrators took to the streets to protest against the government and the new budget for 2018, throwing stones at the police, setting tires on fire and blocking some streets. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

A protester throws a tire onto a fire set by demonstrators on a main road in the center of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, on Sept. 12. Demonstrators took to the streets to protest against the government and the new budget for 2018, throwing stones at the police, setting tires on fire, and blocking some streets.

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TOPSHOT - Russia's Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 53/54, US astronauts Joseph Akaba and Mark Vande Hei and Russia's cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, blasts off from the launch pad to the International Space Station (ISS) early on September 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft, carrying the members of the International Space Station expedition 53-54, blasts off from the launch pad early on Sept. 13.

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