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The week in 27 photos

Published 8:57 PM ET, Thu October 11, 2018
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A storm chaser climbs into his vehicle to retrieve equipment after a hotel canopy collapsed in Panama City Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, October 10. Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida's Panhandle as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. It was the strongest storm to make landfall in the continental United States since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Gerald Herbert/AP
Brett Kavanaugh takes the judicial oath from Anthony Kennedy, the man he is replacing on the US Supreme Court, during a ceremonial swearing-in on Monday, October 8. Joining Kavanaugh at the White House were his wife, Ashley, and his two daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth. President Donald Trump was also there for the ceremony. See a timeline of Kavanaugh's confirmation process, which was roiled in controversy Jim Watson/Getty Images
Stunned onlookers watch as Banksy's "Girl with Balloon" painting, which had just sold for $1.4 million, is damaged by a paper shredder hidden inside the frame on Friday, October 5. After it was clear that this was the artist's intention, the buyer decided to keep it. It has also been given a new title: "Love is in the Bin." Banksy
Melania Trump, the first lady of the United States, pets a baby elephant while visiting a national park in Nairobi, Kenya, on Friday, October 5. Trump was in Africa for her first solo trip abroad as first lady. She visited Kenya, Ghana, Malawi and Egypt. Carolyn Kaster/AP
A security guard walks in the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday, October 9. Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of the Saudi regime, has been missing for more than a week after going to the consulate for an appointment that he had scheduled to obtain wedding papers. Turkish officials privately believe he was killed at the consulate, an allegation denied by Saudi Arabia. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Mourners attend a candlelight vigil in Amsterdam, New York, for the 20 people who died in a fatal limousine crash on Saturday, October 6. It is the deadliest transportation accident in the United States since 2009. The limo was carrying several couples to a birthday party when it failed to stop at an intersection and struck a parked SUV. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images
Rescue personnel stand outside destroyed homes in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Thursday, October 11. The small resort saw the brunt of Hurricane Michael, authorities say. Gerald Herbert/AP
A protester sits on the lap of Lady Justice outside the US Supreme Court building on Saturday, October 6. There were rallies across the country where people voiced their opposition to the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, left, and NASA astronaut Nick Hague are escorted back to base after they had to abort their rocket launch and make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday, October 11. Their Soyuz rocket was heading for the International Space Station when there was a booster failure. TASS/Getty Images
People march during an anti-fascist demonstration in Valencia, Spain, while a bullfight takes place nearby on Tuesday, October 9. Jose Jordan/Getty Images
Rapper Kanye West stands up during his Oval Office meeting with US President Donald Trump on Thursday, October 11. West and football legend Jim Brown had been invited for a working lunch to discuss topics such as urban revitalization, workforce training programs and how best to address crime in Chicago. Here, West was using his phone to show photos of the iPlane-1, an Apple-backed hydrogen plane, to Trump and White House adviser Jared Kushner, who is in the foreground. "This is what our President should be flying in," West said. Analysis: 17 surreal things that happened during the Trump-West summit Oliver Contreras/Getty Images
A group called the "Bordegassos de Vilanova" builds a human tower during a competition in Tarragona, Spain, on Saturday, October 6. Human towers, or "castells," are a tradition in Spain's Catalonia region. David Ramos/Getty Images
Residents of Panama City, Florida, hug each other in front of an apartment building after Hurricane Michael slammed the Panhandle region on Wednesday, October 10. Luke Sharrett/Getty Images
US Sen. Susan Collins answers reporters' questions after she expressed her support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday, October 5. The Maine Republican said she believes that Christine Blasey Ford, who testified that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s, "is a survivor of a sexual assault and that this trauma has upended her life." But she argued that ultimately the allegation against Kavanaugh was not corroborated. "I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court," she said. Kavanaugh himself has vehemently denied the allegation. Alex Brandon/AP
Tiger cubs Melati and Mya play in their new enclosure at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, Australia, on Wednesday, October 10. Lukas Coch/EPA
Oktoberfest hostesses dance on tables Sunday, October 7 -- the last day of the beer festival in Munich, Germany. Felix Horhager/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump meets with Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the White House Oval Office on Tuesday, October 9. Trump announced that Haley was resigning and will leave her post by the end of the year. "She's done a fantastic job and we've done a fantastic job together," Trump said. Haley said there was no personal reason why she was stepping down: "It's very important for government officials to understand when it's time to step aside." See photos of Haley's career Evan Vucci/AP
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from California's Vandenberg Air Base on Sunday, October 7. It was delivering an Argentine satellite into orbit. SpaceX/ZUMA
A prospective buyer looks at frozen tunas at the new Toyosu fish market in Tokyo on Thursday, October 11. Toyosu replaces Tokyo's famous Tsukiji market, a popular tourist destination that closed on October 6 following 83 years of operations. Eugene Hoshiko/AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, October 7. They met for two hours before Pompeo flew to South Korea to meet with President Moon Jae-in. Pompeo told reporters that his meeting with Kim was "a good, productive conversation" and "another step forward." KCNA/Reuters
People look at inflatable tentacles at a rusty warehouse in Philadelphia's Navy Yard on Monday, October 8. The commissioned artwork was done by Pedro Estrellas and Filthy Luker. Bastiaan Slabbers/ZUMA
A protester bleeds after being injured during an anti-government demonstration in Paris on Tuesday, October 9. Etienne Laurent/EPA
A child watches US President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Tuesday, October 9. Leah Millis/Reuters
Pop star Taylor Swift performs during a concert in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, October 6. Swift made headlines this week when she endorsed a couple of Democratic candidates for the upcoming election. In an Instagram post, Swift said she has been reluctant in the past to voice her political opinions. "But due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now." Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
A Swiss Air Force helicopter releases flares during a live-fire display in the Bernese Alps on Wednesday, October 10. Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images
Peter Moore has fake tan applied to his body before a competition for the International Association of Trans Bodybuilders on Saturday, October 6. David Goldman/AP
The Marine Corps War Memorial is silhouetted against a hazy Washington skyline as the sun rises on Monday, October 8. See last week in 25 photos J. David Ake/AP