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The Week in Pictures: Sept. 16 - 23

Protests flare in Charlotte, bombings in New York and New Jersey prompt manhunt, a rhino is rescued and more.


Officers stand in formation in front of protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sept. 20.

Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters in an overnight demonstration in North Carolina's largest city after protests broke out Tuesday when 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a black officer who said he was armed and posed a threat.

PHOTOS: Overnight Protests Disrupt Charlotte After Fatal Police Shooting

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A young boy listens to President Barack Obama as he speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner on Sept. 17, in Washington, D.C.

Obama said Saturday night he will take it as a "personal insult" if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and encouraged black voters to support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Boston Red Sox outfielders Chris Young, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts celebrate after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore on Sept. 20. Boston won 5-2.

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Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia dance during a cultural event held at their encampment in Llanos del Yari, Caqueta department, Colombia, on Sept. 21.

It was the FARC's last conference as a rebel army and was supposed to provide a roadmap of how the group would compete electorally once it turns over its weapons to United Nations-sponsored observers over the next six months.

FARC leaders gave their unanimous support on Friday to a peace agreement reached last month with the government.

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Students are injured by a police grenade during a protest against university fee increases on Sept. 21, in Johannesburg. South African police on Wednesday set off stun grenades and threw tear gas at stone-throwing students from a leading university who were demonstrating for free education.

The chaos in the streets around the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg followed violent protests on the campus on Tuesday that forced the university's closure for the rest of the week. The demonstrators have been reacting to a government announcement that universities can increase fees by up to 8 percent next year. 

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A man takes out a quail from a net after catching it on a beach in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip on Sept. 20.

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New Yorkers pass a shattered storefront window on W. 23rd St. in Manhattan on Sept. 20 in New York. The window was hit by shrapnel from the bomb that exploded across the street Saturday evening. An Afghan immigrant wanted in the bombings was captured Monday after being wounded in a gun battle with police.

PHOTOS: New York Emergency Crews Respond to Blast Scene

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Law enforcement officers arrest Ahmad Khan Rahami following a shootout in Linden, New Jersey on Sept. 19.

Rahami was wanted in connection with blasts in New York and New Jersey. He was shot in the leg and possibly the arm but managed to shoot one police officer in the hand and another in a bulletproof vest during the 10:30 a.m. confrontation, law enforcement officials said.

PHOTOS: Manhunt for Bombing Suspect Ends in New Jersey Shootout

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A veterinary from Saving the Survivors and Rhino 911 crew tend to a wounded Rhino during an operation on Sept. 19 at the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa. Rhino 911 is a tactical air support non-profit organization that fights rhino poaching in South Africa.

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A woman tries to prevent the arrest of a Palestinian man by Israeli soldiers in West Bank city of Hebron on Sept. 20. The man was identified by family members as Mohammed al-Kawasmi, 30, whom they said suffers from psychological troubles. Earlier in the day, a Palestinian teenager tried to stab an Israeli soldier near Hebron before being shot dead, officials said, the latest death in a flare-up of violence.

The Israeli military said it has imposed restrictions on movement in and out of the village since Friday, when a Palestinian from the village rammed his car into Israeli civilians in the West Bank. The army initially imposed a complete closure on the village, except for humanitarian cases, and since Sunday has prohibited Palestinians between the ages of 15 and 30 from leaving.

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An elderly man stands among the rubble of the Alsonidar Group's water pump and pipe factory after it was hit by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Sept. 22. The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels and their allies since March 2015.

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Children play on the beach at an unofficial refugee site run by activists on the island of Lesbos on Sept. 22. Thousands of migrants and refugees fled the Moria refugee camp on Monday after a fire broke out destroying tents and trailers following protests.

PHOTOS: Thousands Flee Greek Migrant Camp Fire as Tensions Flare

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A woman cries as she attends a Catholic mass in Kinshasa on Sept. 21 to mourn the victims of recent violent clashes.

Congo officials on Wednesday vowed to round up those they say are responsible for violence and looting during street clashes this week over a delayed presidential election. Dozens were killed.

Thousands took to the streets of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Monday to oppose an election delay which some call a plot by President Joseph Kabila to stay in power after his mandate expires in late December.

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A young man is attended to as he lies on the sidewalk after being critically shot in front of the Omni Hotel in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina on Sept. 21. The man, who later died from his injuries, was not shot by police who had massed in riot gear to keep the marchers outside the hotel.

Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters. 

The second night of violent protests added Charlotte to the list of U.S. cities that have erupted in violence over the death of a black man at the hands of police.

PHOTOS: Violent Protests Flare for Second Night in Charlotte


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Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton talks to reporters about the explosion in Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, as she arrives at the Westchester County airport in White Plains on Sept. 17.

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A leopard sits on a tree branch in Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya on Sept. 17.

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A sniper from Misrata fires towards Islamic State militant positions in Sirte, Libya on Sept. 21. Libyan forces said they foiled three attempted car bombings in renewed heavy fighting against Islamic State holdouts in the group's former stronghold of Sirte on Thursday.

Forces led by brigades from the western city of Misrata and supported since Aug. 1 by U.S. air strikes have surrounded militants in a gradually shrinking residential area in central Sirte after a four-month campaign.

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People attend a viewing of the film "Jaws" by director Steven Spielberg, screened at Strasbourg public baths during the European Fantastic Film Festival, in Strasbourg, France on Sept. 18.

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