The week in 43 photos – A surfer is dwarfed by a crashing wave on the Northern Beaches of Sydney on Friday, September 5.
The week in 43 photos – People wearing flamenco outfits are seen during a pilgrimage in Alajar, Spain, on Monday, September 8. Every year, pilgrims converge at the Arias Montano crag to pay homage to the Reina de Los Angeles.
The week in 43 photos – Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev looks out of the capsule of the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft after landing near the city of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Thursday, September 11. Artemyev and two others returned to Earth after working at the International Space Station for half a year.
The week in 43 photos – A member of Iraq's security forces helps comrades who were wounded in an attack at a military post Sunday, September 7, in Iraq's Anbar province. The governor of Anbar province, Ahmed al-Dulaimi, was also hurt in the attack.
The week in 43 photos – A bungee jumper leaps from a platform 207 meters (679 feet) in the air Friday, September 5, at the AJ Hackett Skypark in Sochi, Russia.
The week in 43 photos – The Rev. Linda Hunsaker presides over the wedding of 91-year-old Vivian Boyack, left, and 90-year-old Alice "Nonie" Dubes on Saturday, September 6, in Davenport, Iowa. The two women were married more than seven decades after beginning their relationship.
The week in 43 photos – Moon jellyfish swim in Warnemunde, a Baltic Sea resort in Rostock, Germany, on Monday, September 8. The jellyfish pose no danger to humans.
The week in 43 photos – A relative of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 cries Monday, September 8, as she gathers with others to pray at the Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing. The plane, carrying 239 people, disappeared six months ago.
The week in 43 photos – A protester in Thessaloniki, Greece, argues with a police officer during a rally against austerity measures Saturday, September 6. That same day, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced cuts to unpopular taxes that were introduced at the height of the country's debt crisis.
The week in 43 photos – People work together to climb over a wall during a "Tough Mudder" obstacle race Saturday, September 6, in Arnsberg, Germany.
The week in 43 photos – Emma Sulkowicz, a senior at Columbia University in New York, carries a mattress on campus Friday, September 5. Sulkowicz has said she is committed to carrying the mattress everywhere she goes until the university expels the student she says raped her during her sophomore year. The protest is also doubling as her senior thesis project.
The week in 43 photos – A demonstrator is detained by riot policemen Sunday, September 7, during a protest marking the 1973 military coup in Santiago, Chile.
The week in 43 photos – Jaromir Joo, director of the Jo-Joo Circus, is seen behind two snakes as he tries to set a record Tuesday, September 9, at St. James Square in Brno, Czech Republic. Three boa constrictors and two pythons, weighing more than 1,100 pounds combined, were placed on Joo.
The week in 43 photos – A stuntman performs Wednesday, September 10, in Kyrgyzstan during the first-ever World Nomad Games. Teams from the host country competed in various competitions against teams from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan.
The week in 43 photos – Children play in the murky waters of an open drainage being repaired by workers in Manila, Philippines, on Monday, September 8.
The week in 43 photos – Rapper Kanye West performs in Perth, Australia, during a stop on his "Yeezus Tour" on Friday, September 5.
The week in 43 photos – The teeth of Misha, a brown bear, are examined Friday, September 5, at a zoo in Poznan, Poland. It was the bear's first-ever dental treatment.
The week in 43 photos – A child touches the belly of an artist whose body is painted in the likeness of a tiger to perform the annual "Pulikali," or Tiger Dance, in Thrissur, India, on Wednesday, September 10. The colorful folk art revolves around the theme of tiger hunting and is performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual harvest festival.
The week in 43 photos – Martin Tata sits on his horse Primavera as he performs a demonstration of "Indian taming" Tuesday, September 9, at a ranch in Canuelas, Argentina. Tata says the techniques he uses to tame horses avoid unnecessary violence and help build a more harmonious relationship between humans and horses.
The week in 43 photos – A Bryde's whale and seagulls feast on anchovies together in the Gulf of Thailand on Tuesday, September 9.
The week in 43 photos – People wearing "Star Wars" costumes make their way through a metro station after a Balloon's Day Parade in Brussels, Belgium, on Saturday, September 6.
The week in 43 photos – Min Woo Seol grooms the tail of his mini poodle before they compete at a dog show in Hangzhou, China, on Sunday, September 7.
The week in 43 photos – U.S. President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge after leaving the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, on Friday, September 5.
The week in 43 photos – A 5-month-old Afghan girl rests in a makeshift cradle inside a tent on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, September 8.
The week in 43 photos – A woman reads on her cell phone next to sculptures by artist Rosanna Li Wei-han outside a railway station in Hong Kong on Saturday, September 6.
The week in 43 photos – Pro-Russian rebels stand near a monument Monday, September 8, during a ceremony to honor those who defended Donetsk, Ukraine, from Nazi forces during World War II.
The week in 43 photos – Abortion rights activists hold signs inside the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, on Wednesday, September 10. Missouri lawmakers overrode a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon and passed legislation that would require a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, one of the longest mandatory delays in the nation.
The week in 43 photos – During a workshop in Allahabad, India, on Friday, September 5, artisans from the Indian state of Kolkata prepare idols of Hindu gods and goddesses for the upcoming Durga Puja festival.