23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Get the Full StoryA kitten with whiskers damaged by heat is inspected by a veterinarian at a property that was evacuated and partially burnt by the Valley Fire in Hidden Valley Lake, California. The toll of property loss from this deadly Northern California wildfire has climbed to at least 585 homes and hundreds of other structures destroyed.

David Ryder Reuters

A firefighter douses flames from a backfire while battling the Butte Fire near San Andreas, California.

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Andy Jones of the USA dives from the 27.5 meter platform during the seeding round of the seventh stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Polignano a Mare, Italy.


High-wire artist Kane Petersen successfully walks a tightrope 300 meters above the ground at Eureka Skydeck in Melbourne, Australia. The walk was the highest tightrope walk ever attempted in the Southern Hemisphere.

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A worker prepares to fit a wooden arm onto a Christ statue during preparations of the altar where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in the Plaza of the Revolution, in Havana, Cuba. When Francis arrives in Havana on Sept. 19, he'll find his church ministering to more Cubans than at any time since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power.

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A womans takes a selfie in front of the "lions open-air cage" at the Tbilisi zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia. The zoo was reopened this week after being destroyed by last June's floods.

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An archer holding an umbrella checks the target during the first day of the Archery test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Sapucai Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Runners take part in the 'The Color Run Night' in Stockholm. The Color Run founder, Travis Snyder, was inspired by the Indian Holi Festival, and decided to combine the idea with a 5km running experience.

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A jockey spurs buffalos as they race during the Barapan Kebo or buffalo races as part of the Moyo festival in Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The traditional Buffalo races, known as Barapan Kebo, are held by Samawa tribes in muddy rice fields to celebrate and provide entertainment ahead of the annual planting season. Jockeys secure themselves on a wooden structure attached to the buffalo, and manoeuvre across the mud in a race to the finish line.

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A cadaver dog swims through mud and debris during a search for the remaining victim of a flash flood in Hildale, Utah. The flood water swept away multiple vehicles in the Utah-Arizona border town, killing several people.

Rick Bowmer AP

A fishing boat is seen on shore in the port of Coquimbo after an earthquake on September 17. A million people were evacuated in Chile after an 8.3-magnitude quake struck offshore in the Pacific, killing at least 10 people and triggering tsunami waves along its northern coast.

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Cornelius Bundrage is knocked out by Jermall Charlo during a fight at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

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BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses at a presentation during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt. The new chief executive fainted on stage at the Frankfurt auto show on Tuesday, collapsing as he was commenting on BMW's latest models during a news conference.

Kai Pfaffenbach Reuters

The Jaguar F-PACE is unveiled as it drives round a giant looped track in Frankfurt, Germany. Jaguar is celebrating its 80th year – earlier the F-PACE beat the Guinness World Record for largest loop-the-loop drive in a car.

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A woman walks past a migrant sleeping, covered only in a blanket, near the Keleti railway station as they wait to board trains leaving for the Austrian border in Budapest, Hungary. Since the beginning of 2015, the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with refugees arriving in Greece from Turkey, then traveling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II.

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An Emirati gunner watches for enemy fire from the rear gate of a United Arab Emirates Chinook military helicopter flying over Yemen. The Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels pounded the insurgents' positions on Thursday with heavy artillery fire, part of their push to retake the capital, Sanaa.

Adam Schreck AP

A poster is seen on the wall of a room in a house destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Sanaa, Yemen. At least nine Yemeni civilians were killed in air strikes by Saudi-led warplanes, medical sources said on Thursday.

Khaled Abdullah Ali Al Mahdi Reuters

Members of Saudi security forces take part in a military parade in preparation for the annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca.

Ahmad Masood Reuters

A protester who was shot during clashes is treated in a hospital in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The protester later died. While gunfire rang out in the streets, Burkina Faso's military took to the airwaves to declare it now controls the West African country, confirming that a coup had taken place just weeks before elections.

Theo Renaut AP

Muslims pray in front of MacArthur High School at a prayer vigil in support of Ahmed Mohamed in Irving, Texas. Ahmed, 14, was arrested Monday when teachers and police mistook a clock he built for a possible bomb.

Jeffrey Mcwhorter AP

A young boy looks through the fence of a migrant holding camp at the Hungarian border with Serbia in Roszke, Hungary.

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The ruins of a home that burned in the Valley Fire in Middletown, California. The 104-square-mile fire is only 15 percent contained and has destroyed 585 homes so far and hundreds of other structures.

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Migrants arrive at dawn at the Hungarian border with Serbia in Roszke, Hungary. Migrants are rushing to the border due to fears that the borders will soon be closed by the government.

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David Ryder Reuters