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The week in 27 photos

Updated 5:14 AM ET, Fri September 28, 2018
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Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, tears up while giving testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, September 27. She and Kavanaugh both gave emotional statements to the committee and took questions from its members. Ford said the incident took place in the 1980s, when the two were at a party during their high-school years. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegation and said he is facing a politically motivated "smear campaign." MICHAEL REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images
Passengers evacuate an Air Niugini plane that overshot a runway at the international airport on Weno, the main island of Chuuk state, Micronesia, on Friday, September 28. Dr. James Yaingeluo
This mugshot of entertainer Bill Cosby was taken on Tuesday, September 25, after he was sentenced three to 10 years for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand 14 years ago. He had been convicted in April. Montgomery County Correctional
A monkey plays the drums during a show at the Ukrainian National Circus on Thursday, September 27. The circus in Kiev is one of the oldest in Ukraine. SERGEY DOLZHENKO/EPA
US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 25. He opened his speech by saying his administration "has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country." When that drew some chuckles, Trump said, "I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK." Then there was louder laughter and some applause. See more photos from the General Assembly Richard Drew/AP
This image of Typhoon Trami was taken from the International Space Station and posted to Twitter by astronaut Alexander Gerst on Tuesday, September 25. "As if somebody pulled the planet's gigantic plug," he wrote. Alexander Gerst/ISS/Twitter
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holds her 3-month-old daughter, Neve, at the United Nations assembly hall on Monday, September 24. Ardern is the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a child while in office. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS
A giant panda eats bamboo at a breeding-research base in Chengdu, China, on Monday, September 24. See how pandas are making a comeback Zhong Zhi/Getty Images
Joy Gerhard cries in the Hart Senate Office Building atrium as she uses her phone to listen to the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday, September 27. During Thursday's hearing, many people protested in the halls — and even the elevators — outside the hearing room. Congressional Quarterly/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images
Brian Terry looks at the floodwaters outside his home in Brittons Neck, South Carolina, on Saturday, September 22. Hurricane Florence had lingered over the Carolinas, leading to catastrophic and historic flooding. Jason Lee/The Sun News/AP
Juan Carlos Rojas embraces police dog Katy during a retirement ceremony held Friday, September 21, for 14 police dogs in Bogota, Colombia. The retiring dogs were presented with medals and certificates for their service. Fernando Vergara/AP
Childish Gambino performs in Las Vegas during the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday, September 21. STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS
US Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, shouts at his Democratic colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee during the questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Graham said the allegations against Kavanaugh are politically motivated, and he called this "the most unethical sham since I've been in politics." Win McNamee/Getty Images
A rare two-headed copperhead was discovered in northern Virginia this month. It was taken to a wildlife center so officials could study how both the heads functioned with the body. J.D. Kleopfer/Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries
People take cover after a military parade was attacked in Ahvaz, Iran, on Saturday, September 22. At least 29 people were killed and 70 others were wounded. Analysis: Who attacked Iran's military parade? BEHRAD GHASEMI/AFP/Getty Images
"Castellers" react after their human tower collapsed Monday, September 24, during the St. Merce celebrations in Barcelona, Spain. Human towers, or "castells," are a tradition in Catalonia. Emilio Morenatti/AP
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, September 27. In a fiery opening statement, Kavanaugh again denied the allegations against him and said he wouldn't be withdrawing from the confirmation process. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Rescue workers observe a ferry that capsized in Tanzania on Friday, September 21, killing more than 200 people. Initial reports indicated that overloading contributed to the deadly disaster, but an investigation will determine the exact cause, Tanzanian President John Magufuli said. Andrew Kasuku/AP
US President Donald Trump holds a rare news conference after attending the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, September 26. He touched on a variety of topics. Many questions were centered on the accusations facing his Supreme Court nominee. Evan Vucci/AP
A wife of a sanitation worker who died while cleaning a sewer cries as she attends a protest in New Delhi on Tuesday, September 25. About 1,800 sewer cleaners have died in the past decade as they manually unclog drains in India, according to a group campaigning to end the practice. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS
A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' cape as he arrives for a meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, on Tuesday, September 25. Andrew Medichini/AP
Tristan Robertson-Eyes, 7, plays with Elasti Plasti slime as the toy shop Hamleys holds an event in London on Wednesday, September 26. PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS
Former first lady Michelle Obama attends a voter-registration rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, September 23. John Locher/AP
A woman looks at a whale carcass Monday, September 24, that washed up on Australia's Wattamolla Beach. Jenny Evans/Getty Images
People kiss in Munich, Germany, during the opening day of Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 22. ANDREAS GEBERT/REUTERS
Cadets crawl as they demonstrate their skills at a police college in Khan Yunis, Gaza, on Wednesday, September 26. MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS
A full moon is seen behind a passenger plane as it begins its landing approach in London on Monday, September 24. See last week in 24 photos TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS