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The week in 30 photos

Published 6:27 AM ET, Fri September 5, 2014
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Health workers place a corpse into a body bag Thursday, September 4, in Monrovia, Liberia. The suspected cause of death was the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1,900 people in West Africa since December, according to the World Health Organization. Health officials say the current Ebola outbreak is the deadliest ever. Abbas Dulleh/AP
Mount Tavurvur erupts Friday, August 29, in Papua New Guinea. The volcano spewed a thick tower of ash that reached as high as 60,000 feet above sea level. See other recently active volcanoes OLIVER BLUETT/AFP/Getty Images
A wax model of actress Angelina Jolie is fitted with a bridal veil Friday, August 29, by a staff member of Madame Tussauds in Sydney. Jolie and actor Brad Pitt married last month in France. Jason Reed/Reuters/Landov
Supporters of politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri beat a riot policeman during an anti-government protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday, September 1. Thousands of protesters, demanding the resignation of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, have been battling police and soldiers for weeks. AMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
A humpback whale breaches the water 3 miles off New York City's Rockaway Beach on Sunday, August 31. Artie Raslich/Getty Images
Shiite militia fighters run during a mission Monday, September 1, in Tikrit, Iraq. They have been battling the militant group ISIS, which is seeking to create an Islamic caliphate that stretches from Syria to Iraq. YOUSSEF BOUDLAL/Reuters/Landov
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron meet with schoolchildren in Newport, Wales, before attending a NATO summit on Thursday, September 4. The two-day summit is billed as the most important gathering of NATO leaders in more than a decade. See more photos from Obama's trip to Europe Tim Ireland/Pool/AP
Chew Lai Choo cries Tuesday, September 2, during a wake service for her son-in-law Eugene Choo, who was on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July. The service was held at Eugene Choo's residence in Seremban, Malaysia. MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images
People struggle to wade through floodwaters Thursday, September 4, in Srinagar, India. Many villages and urban areas in Indian-administered Kashmir have been flooded after heavy rain made lakes and rivers overflow. Dar Yasin/AP
Ragheda, the wife of Lebanese soldier Ali Sayid, holds their 10-month-old daughter, Rahaf, during his funeral in Fnaydek, Lebanon, on Wednesday, September 3. Sayid was beheaded by Islamic militants who overran the Lebanese town of Arsal for several days last month. Arsal is near the Syrian border. Hussein Malla/AP
Residents of Aleppo, Syria, remove a body from debris on Friday, August 29, after what activists claim was shelling by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The United Nations estimates more than 190,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising in March 2011 spiraled into civil war. Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters/Landov
Employees of the Revel Casino Hotel remove signage from its wall along the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Monday, September 1. Revel closed the next day after its second bankruptcy since opening in 2012. TOM MIHALEK/Reuters/Landov
Mohammed Harith Youssif, a displaced Iraqi Shiite, walks with his Sunni bride, Reem Ahmed, during their wedding Monday, September 1, at a school in Baghdad. The couple fled to Baghdad after the militant group ISIS advanced into their hometown of Mosul, Iraq. THAIER AL-SUDANI/Reuters/Landov
A stuntman performs near Gasfort Mountain in Crimea during the Prometheus International Stunt Festival on Friday, August 29. Alexei Pavlishak/ITAR-TASS/Landov
Workers at the U.S. Open tennis tournament dry a rain-soaked court Sunday, August 31, in New York. EDUARDO MUNOZ/Reuters/landov
A boy experiences the effect of air pressure Friday, August 29, at the Newton Park interactive science museum in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/Reuters/Landov
Members of the Breitling Wingwalkers perform during the Air14 air show Sunday, August 31, in Payerne, Switzerland. DENIS BALIBOUSE/Reuters/Landov
Members of the Guard of Honor of the Presidential Regiment from Russia perform in Moscow's Red Square on Saturday, August 30. It was the first day of the International Military Music Festival. MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters/Landov
A competitor runs through a foam tunnel Saturday, August 30, during the Brutal Run obstacle race in Budapest, Hungary. LASZLO BALOGH/Reuters/Landov
Rescuers work at the site of a residential building collapse in Hyderabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, September 2. PPI/ZUMA Wire
People watch others play an arcade game Wednesday, September 3, at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park in Pyongyang, North Korea. Wong Maye-E/AP
An 82-foot white rabbit, created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, sits in Taipei, Taiwan, on Thursday, September 4. The rabbit is part of the Taoyuan Land Art Festival at Taoyuan Naval Base. Ashley Pon/Getty Images
A man is covered in mud Friday, August 29, after he was rescued from a collapsed mine near Bonanza, Nicaragua. OSWALDO RIVAS/Reuters/Landov
Swiss pilot Yves Rossy flies with jet-powered wings attached to his back Sunday, August 31, during the Air14 air show in Payerne, Switzerland. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
A Ukrainian soldier who was injured fighting pro-Russian rebels talks to a relative Tuesday, September 2, at a hospital in Kiev, Ukraine. For months, Ukrainian government forces have been fighting the rebels near Ukraine's eastern border with Russia. The fighting has left more than 2,500 people dead since mid-April, according to the United Nations. VALENTYN OGIRENKO/Reuters/Landov
Fisherman collect dead fish Monday, September 1, at the Cajititlan lagoon in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Mexico. At least 48 tons of fish have turned up dead at the lagoon, and authorities are investigating the cause. HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images
A mahout lies over his elephant Saturday, August 30, before a match at the King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in Thailand's Samut Prakan province. Sixteen teams representing 40 nations took part in the charity event, which raised money for elephant conservation. ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/Reuters/Landov
A man immerses an idol of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh in an artificial pond Saturday, August 30, during the 10-day Ganesh Chathurthi festival in Mumbai, India. SHAILESH ANDRADE/Reuters/Landov
Cars sit on a street that collapsed after heavy rain in Veracruz, Mexico, on Tuesday, September 2. Felix Marquez/AP
People swim in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gaza City, Gaza, on Friday, August 29, days after a ceasefire ended more than seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas. See last week in 36 photos IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/Reuters/Landov