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Image: 20,000 U.S. Flags Memorialize 200,000 Covid Dead Milestone On National Mall

Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Sept. 17 - 24

20,000 flags on the National Mall, mourners honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a grand jury decision sparks more protests in Louisville and more.

Image: A man kneels as he brings a megaphone to a vigil on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington

Washington, D.C.

A man kneels on the steps of the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18, 2020.

Ginsburg, a lifelong champion of women's rights and a fierce advocate for gender equality, died at the age of 87 at her home in Washington, D.C., after complications from pancreatic cancer. She was the second woman justice on the high court and served for more than 27 years.

Photos: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life in pictures

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Great Britain

Joel Friedman and his family observe Tashlich beside the seafront at dusk on Sept. 24 in Canvey Island, England.

The atonement ritual of Tashlich is performed between the Jewish holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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Los Angeles

Protesters march against police brutality in Los Angeles on Sept. 23 following a decision on the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, Ky.

Brett Hankison was the only officer involved in the early morning raid on Taylor's Louisville apartment who was charged, but not in her death. He is accused of first-degree wanton endangerment. Det. Myles Cosgrove, the officer whose rounds killed Taylor, according to the indictment, was not charged.

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Image: Louisville Police Officer Charged With Wanton Endangerment In Breonna Taylors Death


A protester is detained following the grand jury's decision not to file charges in the killing of Breonna Taylor.

After months of demands by people across the country for police accountability, demonstrators spilled into the streets to voice their support for Taylor's memory and for her grieving family.


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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Sept. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C.

North Carolina

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One on Sept. 24 in Charlotte, N.C.

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Image: 20,000 U.S. Flags Memorialize 200,000 Covid Dead Milestone On National Mall

Washington, D.C.

Visitors walk past 20,000 miniature flags on the National Mall on Sept. 21. The flags memorialize the more than 200,000 lives lost to coronavirus in the U.S.

Six out of every 10,000 residents in the United States has died from Covid-19, one of the highest rates among developed nations.

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Image: *** BESTPIX *** Connecticut Students Return To School With Hybrid Model During COVID-19 Pandemic


Kindergartner Cameron McManus, 5, watches as a fellow student has his portrait made during "Picture Day" at Rogers International School on Sept. 23 in Stamford, Conn.

Students lined up outside to be photographed while socially distanced due to Covid-19 precautions. Most students at Stamford Public Schools are taking part in a hybrid education model, attending in-school classes every other day and distance learning the rest.

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People look at a funnel cloud formed near the beach in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept. 21.

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Washington, D.C.

Former law clerks wait for the arrival of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's casket at the Supreme Court on Sept. 23.

Ginsburg who was appointed by former President Bill Clinton served on the high court from 1993 until her death on Sept. 18.

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Image: A child in a Supergirl costume pays respects as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose under the Portico at the top of the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building, in Washington

Washington, D.C.

A girl dressed in a Supergirl costume pays her respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court on Sept. 23.

Photos: Mourners honor feminist icon "RBG"

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Image: *** BESTPIX *** Adelaide Researchers Train Sniffer Dogs To Detect People Infected With COVID-19


English Springer Spaniel Floki takes part in Covid-19 detection training at the University of Adelaide on Sept. 18 in Australia.

Researchers are working to train sniffer dogs to detect Covid-19 in people. The study is part of an international research effort aimed at training dogs who could screen people for coronavirus at airports, hospitals or quarantine facilities.

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An opposition supporter stands on the monument to Yakub Kolas, a famous Belarusian poet, in Minsk on Sept. 20.

The opposition has staged frequent demonstrations since Belarus’ authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, was named the winner of a contested election on Aug. 9. / via AFP - Getty Images


A pilot whale, one of at least 380 stranded whales that have died, is washed up in Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's west coast on Sept. 24.

Tasmania's largest mass stranding has seen 470 whales trapped on a sandbank on the island's west coast this week. While the final rescue efforts are underway, crews are also left to remove the carcasses of 380 whales that died.

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The wind whips embers from Joshua trees burned by the Bobcat Fire in Juniper Hills, Calif., on Sept. 18.


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Fog surrounds a road in Kvaerndrup on the island of Funen, Denmark, on Sept. 22.

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A cyclist rides on an empty street as the sun sets on the first day of a second coronavirus lockdown in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sept. 18.

Israel went back into a full lockdown to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for months as its government has been plagued by indecision and infighting.

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