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The Week in Pictures: Sept. 15 - 22
Juggalos march on Washington, Trump debuts at U.N., earthquake devastates Mexico City, and more.
A man walks out of the door frame of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Mexico City’s Condesa neighborhood on Sept. 19, 2017. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico, killing hundred as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust and thousands fled into the streets in panic. The quake came less than two weeks after another quake left 90 dead in the country's south, and it occurred as Mexicans commemorated the anniversary of a 1985 quake that killed thousands.
Spectators listen to a television news broadcast of a statement by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, before a public television screen outside the central railway station in Pyongyang on Sept. 22. US President Donald Trump is "mentally deranged" and will "pay dearly" for his threat to destroy North Korea, Kim Jong-Un said on Sept. 22, as his foreign minister hinted the regime may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.
A police car patrols a road as Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico in Fajardo, on Sept. 20.
The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.
Robert Weiss photographs his brother-in-law, Matthew Ferri, and his wife, Andrea Weiss, just before sunrise from their campsite on the Appalachian Trail in Beans Purchase, New Hampshire on Sept. 17. The backpackers were taking advantage of pleasant weather to get in some hiking on the final weekend of summer.
Israeli police use a water cannon to disperse Ultra-Orthodox Jewish demonstrators blocking a main junction as they protest against army recruitment in Jerusalem on Sept. 17. On Sept. 12, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected a government bill exempting Haredi service from the Israeli army.
Supporters of Kenya's opposition candidate Raila Odinga listen to his speech during his campaign rally in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sept. 17.
Earlier this month the Supreme Court invalidated President Uhuru Kenyatta's August re-election and ordered a rerun within 60 days.
People survey the damage from Hurricane Maria in Roseau, Dominica, on Sept. 20. Maria smashed into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday, with its prime minister describing devastating damage as winds and rain from the storm also hit territories still reeling from Irma.
At least 15 people are reported dead and 20 remain missing after Maria's direct hit on the Caribbean island.
Diners watch as a protester runs by in front of a restaurant on Sept. 17 in St. Louis.
Protests turned violent near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests.
The confrontation took place late Saturday night after a peaceful march earlier in the evening to protest a judge's ruling Friday clearing ex-officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith.
A protester is sprayed with mace by riot police after throwing a chair through the window of a business during the second night of demonstrations after a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, in St. Louis on Sept. 16.
People march after the not guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley in St. Louis on Sept. 17.
Russian President Vladimir Putin uses a pair of binoculars while watching the Zapad (West) 2017 drills at a military training ground in the Leningrad region, Russia Sept.18.
Putin attended the weeklong war games with Belarus that have demonstrated the Russian military's resurgent might and made neighboring countries nervous.
Some NATO members, including the Baltic states and Poland, have criticized an alleged lack of transparency about the war games and questioned Moscow's intentions.
A man struggles to carry supplies across a stream as monsoon rains continue to make life miserable for the displaced Rohingya, in Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on Sept. 17.
Nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in the Rakhine state.
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi cancelled her trip to the United Nations General Assembly in New York while criticism of her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows and her government has been accused of ethnic cleansing.
A Rohingya refugee arrives at a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on Sept. 18.
Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violent attacks in their predominantly Buddhist homeland of Myanmar.
A woman wearing a clown's nose smokes a cigarette as fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, known as juggalos, gather on Sept. 16 near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
A 2011 report by the Justice Department's Gang Task Force labeled the juggalos, who favor extensive tattoos and outlandish face paint, a "loosely organized hybrid gang." It's the same classification used for overtly violent gangs such as the Bloods and the Crips.
The rap duo has developed an intensely devoted fan base over the course of a 25-year career, and its fans claim to be a nonviolent community. Protesters chanted "family!" as well as several obscene slogans aimed at the FBI.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a fruit farm at Kwail County, South Hwanghae Province in a photo released on Sept. 21.
Kim lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at frightening new weapons tests.
It was the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement against a U.S. president, dramatically escalating the war of words between the former wartime foes and raising the international nuclear standoff to a new level.
Trump responded by tweeting that Kim is "obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people."
Students of Makerere University clash with police during a protest in Kampala on Sept. 21.
Ugandan police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters and arrested dozens of people who are opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime president to extend his rule.
Uganda's constitution bars anyone over the age of 75 from seeking the presidency.
The draft bill faces growing opposition from civic groups, opposition leaders and religious leaders, who have called for a national referendum before the age limit is jettisoned from the constitution.
President Donald Trump sits with other world leaders ahead of a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 18, in New York.
Trump made his debut at the United Nations, using his first appearance to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs while more clearly defining its mission around the world.
But while Trump chastised the U.N. — an organization he sharply criticized as a candidate for president — he said the U.S. would "pledge to be partners in your work" in order to make the body a more effective force for peace across the globe.
A sniffer dog stands behind a rescue worker taking part in the search for survivors in Mexico City on Sept. 21, two days after a strong quake hit central Mexico. At least 293 people were killed in the 7.1 magnitude earthquake.
A car sits crushed from a building in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico on Sept. 20.
Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades.