The week in 25 photos

Published 10:02 PM ET, Thu October 4, 2018
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US Sen. Jeff Flake looks on from the dais Friday, September 28, as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for a vote regarding the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. A day earlier, the committee heard testimony from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually and physically assaulting her during their high-school years more than three decades ago. Kavanaugh called the accusation a "calculated and orchestrated political hit." Flake, a Republican from Arizona, said he supported moving Kavanaugh's nomination out of the committee, but he called for the FBI to conduct an investigation into the allegations. Senate Republicans agreed to delay the confirmation vote for one week so the FBI could look into the allegations. Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Redux
This aerial view shows an area of Palu, Indonesia, that was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami on Friday, September 28. More than 1,400 people were killed in the disaster, tens of thousands were displaced, and the death toll is expected to rise. Hafidz Mubarak/Antara Foto/Reuters
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Southaven, Mississippi, on Tuesday, October 2. At the event, Trump directly mocked Christine Blasey Ford's recent testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Evan Vucci/AP
Police officers in Barcelona, Spain, clash with people who were protesting in favor of Catalonian independence on Saturday, September 29. David Ramos/Getty Images
British Prime Minister Theresa May dances to ABBA's "Dancing Queen" as she arrives to deliver a keynote address at the Conservative Party Conference on Wednesday, October 3. The dance moves were part of an opening sequence in which she sought to dispel memories of a poor speech at the same event last year, when she was plagued by a cough, a prankster, and the signage falling from the stage behind her. DARREN STAPLES/X90183/REUTERS
Lightning strikes New York's One World Trade Center on Tuesday, October 2. Gary Hershorn/Corbis News/Getty Images
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke testifies during his murder trial on Tuesday, October 2. Van Dyke is charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. Video of the shooting sparked protests, a Justice Department civil rights investigation, criticism of the city's mayor and eventually the ouster of the police superintendent. Antonio Perez/AP
A dog competes in the Surf City Surf Dog competition on Saturday, September 29. The annual event is held in Huntington Beach, California. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Megan Murphy, at right in the hat, embraces Cara Knoedler as Kenneth Wright wipes his eyes in Las Vegas on Monday, October 1. Many people were gathering in Las Vegas to remember those who died in a mass shooting there one year ago. It was the deadliest mass shooting in US history. John Locher/AP
Young dancers prepare behind the scenes before the Opera Garnier's annual gala in Paris on Thursday, September 27. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images
A rebel fighter reads the Quran in Al-Zahraa, Syria, on Wednesday, October 3. AMER ALHAMWE/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant -- part of a group that was intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea -- stands in line after arriving in the Spanish port of Motril on Tuesday, October 2. JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, sits with Bernie Ecclestone, the former chief executive of the Formula One racing circuit, as they watch the Grand Prix of Russia on Sunday, September 30. Clive Mason/Getty Images
Base jumpers leap from the skydeck of Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur Tower on Sunday, September 30. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers try to free an earthquake survivor who was trapped in the flooded ruins of a collapsed house in Palu, Indonesia, on Sunday, September 30. Arimacs Wilander/AP
Noor Jahan, an elephant at the Zoological Garden in Karachi, Pakistan, eats cake to celebrate her 14th birthday on Thursday, October 4. AKHTAR SOOMRO/REUTERS
Mount Soputan erupts on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Wednesday, October 3. The volcano is just north of the area affected by last week's earthquake and tsunami. Adwit B Pramono/ANTARA FOTO/REUTERS
Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight appears in court Thursday, October 4, when he was formally given a 28-year prison sentence for the death of Terry Carter, a man who was hit by a truck near a movie set in 2015. Knight pleaded no contest to manslaughter earlier this month. David McNew/Pool/EPA/REUTERS
Paris' Grand Palais was made to look like a day at the beach during a Chanel fashion show on Tuesday, October 2. STEPHANE MAHE/X02520/REUTERS
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev is carried away by ground personnel in Kazakhstan after he and his crew returned from the International Space Station on Thursday, October 4. MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images
Confiscated elephant tusks and other illegal wildlife parts are burned during a destruction ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on Thursday, October 4. Xinhua/Sipa USA
Hundreds of dead fish float near the Canal Parkway in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, October 3. A marathon algae bloom has already killed thousands of marine animals in Florida. Patti Blake/AP
Circuit Court judges proceed into London's Westminster Abbey on Monday, October 1, ahead of a service to mark the start of the legal year. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump kisses a woman who watched him depart from the south lawn of the White House on Tuesday, October 2. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Mist hangs over the South Downs National Park in Amberley, England, on Wednesday, October 3. See last week in 27 photos Dan Kitwood/Getty Images