TOPSHOT - A tank takes part in the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises Zapad-2017 (West-2017) at a training ground near the town of Borisov on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Sergei GAPON        (Photo credit should read SERGEI GAPON/AFP/Getty Images)

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 take shelter in a cement cylinder in Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Around 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August, fleeing anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Recent satellite images released by Amnesty International provided evidence that security forces were trying to push the minority Muslim group out of the country. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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, 2017. 
The annual airshow hosts aerobatic teams from several countries. / AFP PHOTO / Angelos Tzortzinis        (ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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 terrain vehicle, Patria, during war games between Finnish and Swedish troops on the Swedish island Gotland on September 19, 2017 during Aurora 17, the first and largest defense exercise in 20 years on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. / AFP PHOTO / TT News Agency / Anders WIKLUND / Sweden OUT        (Photo credit should read ANDERS WIKLUND/AFP/Getty Images)

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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US President Donald Trump before addressing the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 19, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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" (Grannies) stretch as they take part in a session hosted by the A Team Gym in Cosmo City in Johannesburg on September 19, 2017.
The grandmothers, many of whom are over 70 have been training with coach Claude Maphosa and claim that they no longer suffer from the ailments they had before, and are stronger than ever. The grannies travel from all over Cosmo City for the twice weekly sessions. Coach Maphosa is in the process of planning events in other areas for grannies who have been inspired by the story, to join in.  / AFP PHOTO / GULSHAN KHAN        (Photo credit should read GULSHAN KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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 is displayed during an exhibition to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Christian Dior brand at the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann in Paris on September 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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 image of Chinese traditional beauty 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, 2017. 
The design aims to promote tourism in the area and boosts the income of local farmers. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A tank takes part in the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises Zapad-2017 (West-2017) at a training ground near the town of Borisov on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Sergei GAPON        (Photo credit should read SERGEI GAPON/AFP/Getty Images)

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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People hold 'Esteladas' (Catalan pro-independence flag) during a protest at the entrance of Catalonia's regional government economy headquarters in Barcelona on September 20, 2017.
Thousands took to the streets of Barcelona as Spanish police detained 13 Catalan government officials in a crackdown ahead of an independence referendum which Madrid says is illegal. With tensions mounting, separatist organisations called for more people to protest as leaders in the northeastern region pressed ahead with preparations for the October 1 vote despite Madrid's ban and a court ruling deeming it unconstitutional.
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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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Aerial view of a flattened building in Mexico City taken on September 20, 2017 as the search for survivors continues a day after a strong quake hit central Mexico.
A powerful 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. / AFP PHOTO / Mario VAZQUEZ        (Photo credit should read MARIO VAZQUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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 rest on a water cannon vehicle near the Supreme Court in Nairobi on September 20, 2017, during a reading out of the full ruling that annulled Kenya's August 8 election.
Kenya's Supreme Court on September 20 blamed the election commission for last month's annulled presidential vote, rebuking officials for bungling the transmission of results and basing the outcome on dubious documents. The full ruling detailing the court's shock decision on September 1 to annul President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory struck a searing blow to the credibility of the election commission, casting doubt on its ability to organise a new poll in less than a month.
 / AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA        (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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 up a live 2.5 metre crocodile in their net in the Western Amazon region, Brazil on September 20, 2017. 
The fishermen were fishing for a large river fish called Arapaima but sometimes crocodiles become stuck in the nets as well.  / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA        (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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, PUERTO RICO - SEPTEMBER 20: San Juan is seen during a blackout after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20, 2017 in Puerto Rico. Thousands of people have sought refuge in shelters, and electricity and phone lines have been severely effected. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Rescuers and firefighters lower the corpse from a house that was destroyed after a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 20, 2017.
A devastating quake in Mexico on Tuesday killed more than 100 people, according to official tallies, with a preliminary 30 deaths recorded in the capital where rescue efforts were still going on. / AFP PHOTO / Victor GALINDO        (Photo credit should read VICTOR GALINDO/AFP/Getty Images)

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 during a protest against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte near the Malacanang palace in Manila on September 21, 2017.
Activists are holding a series of protests on September 21 to denounce drug war killings and what they say is a slide to tyranny under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS        (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and US President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly September 21, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Palestinian children play on the beach in Gaza City on September 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian children playing in Gaza City on September 21.

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A plane passes as firefighters attempt to extinguish a burning private airplane after crashing at Ataturk Airport on September 21, 2017 in Istanbul. 
Turkey's main international airport was closed to traffic on September 21 after a private jet crashed on landing and burst into flames, reports said. The plane, which had four people on board, was making an emergency landing at Ataturk International Airport, the DHA news agency said. All four were injured but the fire was brought under control, NTV television said.  / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - In a photo taken on September 21, 2017 team members from North Korea (C) and Russia (R) fight during the women's team event of the 20th ITF World Taekwondo Championships in Pyongyang. 
The world of taekwondo is even more divided that the Korean peninsula where it has its origins and there are at least three rival world championships.   / AFP PHOTO / ED JONES        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - US surfer and adventurer Alison Teal jumps with her surf next to the Seine river in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on September 19, 2017.
After tackling wastewater in Mexico and a garbage island in the Maldives,a "protest surfer" has taken a dip in the river Seine in Paris to back efforts to combat climate change. Alison Teal travels the world with her pink "eco-friendly" surfboard to raise awareness about the environment, and it is no coincidence she chose France's capital for the latest stop on her campaign.
 / AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A boy walks on a garbage filled creek to get his ball in Manila on September 22, 2017.
Giant Western consumer products brands led by Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble cause serious ocean pollution by packaging products sold in the Philippines in cheap and disposable plastics, Greenpeace alleged on September 22. The environmental watchdog group ranked the Philippines as the "third worst polluter into the world's oceans" behind China and Indonesia in a report released in Manila. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS        (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Spectators listen to a television news brodcast of a statment by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, before a public television screen outside the central railway station in Pyongyang on September 22, 2017.
US President Donald Trump is "mentally deranged" and will "pay dearly" for his threat to destroy North Korea, Kim Jong-Un said on September 22, as his foreign minister hinted the regime may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Anti-Brexit protesters hold placards reading 'Europe is my country - make it (y)ours again' (L) and 'Denied a Vote - Denied a Voice' on September 22, 2017 in Florence, Italy, where British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to deliver a speech. 
May will seek to unlock Brexit talks on September 22 with a major speech in Florence, after Brussels demanded more clarity on the crunch issues of budget payments and EU citizens' rights. May is expected to offer to meet Britain's obligations until the end of the current EU budget period, worth at least 20 billion euros, and will set out plans for a time-limited transition period. A fourth round of negotiations with the European Commission is due to start next week, with London keen to make progress on the terms of the divorce so that talks can move on to trade. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI        (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Fighters of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries flash the victory gesture while riding in the back of a truck advancing towards the northern Iraqi town of Sharqat on September 22, 2017.
Iraqi forces achieved the first goal of a new offensive against the Islamic State group, penetrating the northern town of Sharqat.
Sharqat is the first goal of a major offensive launched to recapture an Islamic State (IS) group-held enclave centred on the insurgent bastion of Hawija in the province of Kirkuk, 300 kilometres (185 miles) northwest of Baghdad, one of just two pockets still controlled by the jihadists in Iraq. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE        (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

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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