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The week in 40 photos

Updated 12:44 PM ET, Fri September 25, 2015
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Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on Thursday, September 24. During the Pope's six-day visit of the United States, he is also making stops in New York and Philadelphia. Alessandra Tarantino/AP
The International Space Station flies over the United States in this photo released by NASA on Friday, September 18. NASA
Muslim pilgrims and rescuers gather around victims of a stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, September 24. Hundreds were killed during one of the last rituals of the Hajj, which is the annual Islamic pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. AP
A dog rides on the back of a man swimming in Tyre, Lebanon, on Sunday, September 20. Hassan Ammar/AP
A visitor at the Yogi Berra Museum looks at a portrait of the former baseball great Wednesday, September 23, in Little Falls, New Jersey. Berra, who was also known for his wacky way with words, died Tuesday, September 22. He was 90. Julio Cortez/AP
A couple in Los Angeles walks with a pinata of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday, September 23. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
This photo from a Palestinian activist group is said to show an Israeli soldier and a teenager who was shot at a military checkpoint in Hebron, West Bank, on Tuesday, September 22. Israel Defense Forces said a teenager was shot after she tried to stab an Israeli soldier, but a witness said she was surrounded by soldiers and was standing still when shot. CNN could not independently verify the teen's identity or the IDF's statement that a knife was recovered at the scene. Youth Against Settlements
People protest next to a burning tire Monday, September 21, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The U.S. State Department recommended that U.S. citizens leave the West African nation as leaders of a recent coup faced domestic and international pressure to lay down their arms. SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
Nuns celebrate as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on Thursday, September 24. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images
"Veep" stars Reid Scott and Anna Chlumsky celebrate after the television show won the Emmy Award for outstanding comedy series on Sunday, September 20. See all major winners Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP
Members of the U.S. Army carry the remains of Spc. Kyle E. Gilbert at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Wednesday, September 23. Gilbert, a 24-year-old from Buford, Georgia, died two days earlier while serving in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Steve Ruark/AP
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker pauses Monday, September 21, as he announces that he is suspending his presidential campaign. The Republican entered the race in July as a front-runner in Iowa and a darling of both the conservative base and powerful donors. But that promising start was quickly dashed after poor debate performances dried up support. Morry Gash/AP
Smoke rises from a burning ethanol tanker after a train derailed in rural South Dakota on Saturday, September 19. Officials didn't immediately know what caused the derailment. Dave Tunge/AP
Britain's Prince William prepares to take off in a Chipmunk airplane at a Royal Air Force base in Coningsby, England, on Tuesday, September 22. He was attending events commemorating the Battle of Britain. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
Rachelle Bond wipes her eyes she is arraigned Monday, September 21, on charges related to the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Bella. Bella Bond was allegedly killed by her mother's boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, because he thought she was possessed and "it was her time to die," a prosecutor told a judge in Boston. McCarthy was charged with murder and unlawful disposition of human remains. Bond was charged as an accessory to murder. Both pleaded not guilty. Pat Greenhouse/AP
An Iraqi army cadet performs a "leap of faith" from a bridge in Baghdad on Tuesday, September 22. AHMED SAAD/Reuters/Landov
A model presents a creation from handbag designer Anya Hindmarch during London Fashion Week on Tuesday, September 22. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/Reuters/Landov
Congressional staffers and guests strain to view the Pope at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, September 24. Steve Helber/AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping is pictured on a giant screen as he tours a jet Wednesday, September 23, at the Boeing assembly line in Everett, Washington. Boeing and Xi announced that Chinese companies have inked a deal to buy 300 more Boeing planes this year. MARK RALSTON/AFP/AP
Migrants desperately try to board a train in Tovarnik, Croatia, on Sunday, September 20. Croatia has opened its borders to refugees and migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina takes part in a town-hall meeting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Tuesday, September 22. A CNN/ORC poll showed Fiorina moving into second place in the GOP field following a strong debate performance. Sean Rayford/Getty Images
Sharon Dawson, right, embraces a friend Monday, September 21, after she lost her home to a wildfire in Middletown, California. The American West has seen one of its worst fire seasons this year, burning through a particularly large area of the landscape, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Noah Berger/AP
A boy yawns as he offers prayers outside a mosque in Pristina, Kosovo, on Thursday, September 24. Visar Kryeziu/AP
Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. appears before a judge in Phoenix on Saturday, September 19. Merritt, the suspect in Phoenix's recent highway shootings, was charged with 16 felony counts, including four counts of drive-by shooting, five counts of aggravated assault, three counts of unlawful discharge of a firearm, three counts of disorderly conduct and one count of endangerment, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office said. The 21-year-old told the judge, "All I have to say is I'm the wrong guy." Rob Schumacher/AP
A plume of vapor rises from the Cotopaxi volcano near Quito, Ecuador, on Monday, September 21. Dolores Ochoa/AP
Migrants arrive at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on Tuesday, September 22. IAKOVOS HATZISTAVROU/AFP/Getty Images
German Chancellor Angela Merkel watches the media after an emergency summit on the migration crisis Thursday, September 24, in Brussels, Belgium. The president of the European Union announced an increase in financial aid to help nations deal with the influx of migrants. Martin Meissner/AP
Darleen Greenert, the wife of the U.S. Navy's chief of operations, blows a kiss to sailors during a change-of-command ceremony held Friday, September 18, in Annapolis, Maryland. Adm. Jonathan Greenert was retiring. Glenn Fawcett/Department of Defense/Sipa USA
Prayers are performed over the body of Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Saturday, September 19. The 34-year-old was the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. He died of a heart attack, according to the state-run WAM news agency. WAM/AP
Students in Palembang, Indonesia, wear masks in class on Friday, September 18. Choking smog across Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia can be linked to the burning of farmland that takes place every year for paper, pulp and palm oil production. Tatan Syuflana/AP
Sheets of rain fall in front of a paddleboarder Tuesday, September 22, in Bal Harbour, Florida. Wilfredo Lee/AP
Pope Francis departs from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland shortly after his flight landed on Tuesday, September 22. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
A man who sells chewable tobacco in Lucknow, India, covers his items Tuesday, September 22, as a municipal worker fumigates the area to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Dengue fever outbreaks are reported every year after the monsoon season that runs from June to September. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
Comedian Tracy Morgan shows off his belly on the red carpet before the Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 20. Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images
A man lights a stove to make food in his family's flooded house in Gauhati, India, on Wednesday, September 23. Anupam Nath/AP
A woman in Srinagar, India, cries as she prays at the shrine of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, a Sufi saint, during a religious festival marking the anniversary of his death on Monday, September 21. DANISH ISMAIL/Reuters/Landov
Relatives of late firefighter Robert Taylor embrace one another after being presented with an honorary flag Saturday, September 19, at a fallen firefighter memorial service in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mark Reis/AP
Pope Francis is greeted by Cuban President Raul Castro in Holguin, Cuba, on Monday, September 21. The Pope spent several days in the country before traveling to the United States. TONY GENTILE/AP
Oktoberfest visitors get their first beers after the festival opened in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, September 19. CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty
A Jewish shochet waves a chicken over a man's head in Jerusalem as part of a traditional ceremony held Monday, September 21, ahead of the Yom Kippur holiday. See last week in 39 photos Li Rui/Corbis