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The week in 26 photos

Updated 9:54 PM ET, Thu September 13, 2018
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Astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this photo on Twitter of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday, September 12, saying, "Ever stared down the gaping eye of a (Category 4) hurricane? It's chilling, even from space." Gerst is aboard the International Space Station. Alexander Gerst/ESA/Twitter
Migrants are stranded in the Strait of Gibraltar before being rescued by the Spanish Civil Guard and the Salvamento Maritimo sea search and rescue agency on Saturday, September 8. Marcos Moreno/AFP/Getty Images
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and China's Li Zhanshu wave during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang on Sunday, September 9. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters/Newscom
Children react during a pedal car race at Goodwood, England, on Sunday, September 9. Toby Melville/Reuters/Newscom
An attendee sits in the front row at the Nonie Spring/Summer 2019 collection presentation at New York Fashion Week on Sunday, September 9. Andrew Kelly/Reuters/Newscom
Flowers are placed on Burt Reynolds' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 6. The actor, whose easygoing charms and handsome looks drew prominent roles in films such as "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Boogie Nights," died on September 6. He was 82 years old. Sarah Morris/Getty Images
Former President Barack Obama is greeted during a political rally for California Democratic candidates in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, September 8. Mike Blake/Reuters/Newscom
Apple CEO Tim Cook waves on stage during Apple's annual event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, on Wednesday, September 12. The company announced new iPhones and a new Apple Watch. Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images
A house is destroyed in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Thursday, September 13, after a series of explosions in the area. The explosions and fires injured residents and damaged homes and businesses in three Massachusetts towns. The incidents may have resulted from an issue with gas service, officials said Carl Russo/AP
Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during the controversial US Open final on Saturday, September 8. Williams was docked a game after calling the umpire a "thief," sparking debate over sexism and double-standards in the game. Sarah Stier/Getty Images
Embers fly above a firefighter as he works to control a fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in California on Thursday, September 6. Noah Berger/AP
This image shows the X-ray of Xavier Cunningham, 10, after he fell from a tree he was climbing and landed face-first on a meat skewer sticking out of the ground in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday, September 8. HO/AFP/Getty Images
Miss New York Nia Franklin, center, reacts after being named Miss America in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday, September 9. Noah K. Murray/AP
Ahead of Hurricane Florence making landfall, evacuees take refuge at Burgaw Middle School in Burgaw, North Carolina, on Wednesday, September 12. Caitlin Penna/EPA
President Donald Trump speaks at a joint fundraising committee reception in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Friday, September 7. Doug Mills/The New York Times/Redux
North Korean gymnasts perform in the Arirang Mass Games on Sunday, September 9. How Hwee Young/EPA
A man is covered with bees in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, September 11. Mohamed Al Hwaity/Reuters/Newscom
Britain's Prince William speaks with artist Nancy Fouts at Kensington Palace Gardens on Monday, September 10, during an event to celebrate the Tusk Rhino Trail. The London-wide art installation celebrates rhinos and draws attention to the global poaching crisis. Tim P. Whitby/AP
A portion of "The Awakening" statue is seen submerged by rising waters at the National Harbor in Washington on Sunday, September 9. Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images
From left, Kofi Annan's son Kojo Annan, widow Nane Annan and daughter Ama Annan join family members for the memorial of the former UN Secretary-General at the Accra International Conference Center in Ghana on Wednesday, September 12. Ghanaians were paying their respects to Annan, who died in August in Switzerland at age 80. Sunday Alamba/AP
An idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, is loaded onto a truck to be transported to a place of worship ahead of the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad, India, on Tuesday, September 11. Amit Dave/Reuters/Newscom
An Indian man makes his way through flood waters from the overflowing Panchanai River in Siliguri on Monday, September 10. Continuous rainfall has caused flooding and landslides in parts of Siliguri and surrounding areas, affecting road travel and daily life. Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images
From left, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk past a portrait of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, as they arrive for a press conference in Tehran on Friday, September 7. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Sputnik/AFP/Getty Images
People hold candles at Blue Slide Park in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, September 11, during a vigil for rapper Mac Miller, who died last week at age of 26. "Blue Slide Park" was the name of Miller's debut studio album. Matt Freed/AP
Orthodox Jews from Israel sit outside one of the several dozen temporary synagogues to serve pilgrims on the second day of Rosh Hashanah in Uman, Ukraine, on Tuesday, September 11. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
A couple in Jersey City watches The Tribute in Light from across the Hudson River on the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks. See last week in 24 photos Andres Kudacki/AP