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The week in 24 photos

Published 9:09 PM ET, Thu September 6, 2018
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US President Donald Trump holds up a Washington Examiner story as he responds to a reporter's question at the White House on Wednesday, September 5. Trump was asked about an anonymous op-ed, written by a senior administration official and published in the New York Times, that attacked the President and his decision-making. The op-ed writer said he or she is part of a "resistance" working inside the White House to thwart Trump's worst impulses. Trump called the op-ed a "disgrace" and "gutless" and held up the Examiner story as an example of "positive stuff" the administration has accomplished. Susan Walsh/AP
Heavy winds from Typhoon Jebi caused a tanker to slam into a bridge in Osaka, Japan, on Tuesday, September 4. Jebi is the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan in 25 years. Kentaro Ikushima/Mainichi Newspaper/AP
Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's choice to replace retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, is sworn in before his confirmation hearing in Washington on Tuesday, September 4. Kavanaugh, 53, once clerked for Kennedy. Since May 2006, he has sat on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
A billboard featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is displayed on the roof of a Nike Store in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 5. Kaepernick is one of the faces Nike is using to promote the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" slogan. He's hasn't played in the NFL since 2016, when he began kneeling during the National Anthem and inspiring other players to do the same. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A newborn Bengal tiger cub is weighed at the Shanghai Zoo in China on Friday, August 31. Four cubs were born at the zoo in July. The species is endangered. Bai kelin/Imaginechina/AP
People in Mumbai, India, celebrate Thursday, September 6, after the country's Supreme Court struck down a colonial-era law that criminalized consensual gay sex. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images
A train rounds a bend near the Sacramento River as a wildfire burns in Delta, California, on Thursday, September 6. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga arrive for the photo call of their new movie, "A Star Is Born," during the Venice Film Festival in Italy on Friday, August 31. It's Lady Gaga's first leading role in a major motion picture, and it's Cooper's directorial debut. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which was holding a hearing Wednesday, September 5, about the foreign use of social media to influence US politics. Google had offered to send Kent Walker, its senior vice president of global affairs, but the committee declined, saying it wanted someone more senior. So Google did not offer anyone. Next to Sandberg and Dorsey was an empty chair, with a place card for Google. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Kyaw Soe Oo is escorted out of a court in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday, September 3. He and fellow Reuters journalist Wa Lone were sentenced to seven years in prison for breaking the Official Secrets Act while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims. The verdict prompted immediate international censure. Reuters stands by the reporters and the investigation, which included photographic evidence of the massacre, editor-in-chief Stephen Adler said. LYNN BO BO/EPA
Houses in Atsuma, Japan, are buried by landslides that were caused by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake on Thursday, September 6. The tiny town is home to 40 people. The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images
A model walks a runway Wednesday, September 5, as part of Melbourne Fashion Week. DANIEL POCKETT/EPA
US Sen. Kamala Harris questions Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, September 5. The Democrat pressed Kavanaugh about whether he had discussed special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation with anyone. After answering "with other judges I know," Kavanaugh was asked if he had discussed the probe with anyone who works at Kasowitz Benson Torres, the New York law firm founded by President Donald Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz. Kavanaugh replied that he's unsure he knows everyone who works at that law firm and asked the senator if there was a specific person she was talking about. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
As smoke rises from burning tires near the Gaza-Israel border, a Palestinian protester uses a slingshot in front of Israeli forces on Friday, August 31. MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images
The casket of US Sen. John McCain is seen at the US Capitol rotunda as he lies in state on Friday, August 31. McCain died August 25 at the age of 81. His memorial services took place over five days in three cities. MORRY GASH/AFP/Getty Images
Ali Seena receives treatment at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, after a pair of bombings in the city on Thursday, September 6. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed 20 people at a wrestling club. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump speaks at a Republican fundraiser in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday, August 31. T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times/Redux
Pastor Charles H. Ellis III wraps his arm around singer Ariana Grande after she performed at Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday, August 31. He later apologized to Grande and her fans for how he touched her on stage, telling the Associated Press that while "it would never be my intention to touch any woman's breast. ... maybe I crossed the border, maybe I was too friendly or familiar." Scott Olson/Getty Images
A protester dressed as a character from the TV show "The Handmaid's Tale" is seen at the Hart Senate Office Building, near where a confirmation hearing was taking place for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, September 4. The costumes have become a popular symbol for women's rights, not only in the United States but across the globe. Eric Thayer/The New York Times/Redux
Peek and Boo, 4-week-old barn owls, are photographed at the Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland, on Wednesday, September 5. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/ZUMA Press
Fire consumes Brazil's National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, September 2. Firefighters worked through the night to battle the flames, but a museum official said the damage is "irreparable." The museum was home to an estimated 20 million artifacts spanning 11,000 years. Leo Correa/AP
The world's oldest-living married couple, Masao and Miyako Matsumoto, look at photo albums at a nursing home in Takamatsu, Japan, on Tuesday, September 4. Masao is 108 years old, and Miyako is 100. Kwiyeon Ha/REUTERS/Newscom
Police detain a protester as they separate leftist and nationalist demonstrators in Chemnitz, Germany, on Saturday, September 1. Over the course of one turbulent week, the eastern German town revealed deep fault lines in the country over the flashpoint issue of refugees and immigration. Jens Meyer/AP
The Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon, Chile, on Sunday, September 2. See last week in 28 photos Cristobal Saavedra Escobar/REUTERS/Newscom