The Week in Pictures: Sept. 18 - 25
Swimming stunts stagger, autumn arrives, California docks go dry, police mourn one of their own, a polar bear pickets and more.
Marina owner Mitzi Richards carries her granddaughter as they walk on their boat dock on the dried-up Huntington Lake in California, on Sept. 23. The lake is only at 30 percent capacity. California is in its third year of severe drought, the worst in decades, threatening to drain underground aquifers and leave the taps of some 40 million people to run dry.
Pennsylvania State Police line the streets outside St. Peters' Cathedral in Scranton, Pa., as the casket carrying slain trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, is carried to his funeral service on Sept. 18. The suspected killer of a state trooper has eluded a massive dragnet for nearly two weeks. Upwards of 1,000 law enforcement officials have been involved in the search for Eric Frein, 31, who is charged with gunning down Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a Sept. 12 ambush outside their barracks in Blooming Grove.
Eric Gweah, 25, weeps as he watches members of a Red Cross burial team carry the body of his father, Ofori, a suspected Ebola victim who was turned away from treatment centers for lack of beds in Monrovia, Liberia. “The only thing the government can do is come for bodies,” he said. “They are killing us.”
The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile in the Arabian Gulf on Sept. 23. The United States and Arab allies hit Islamic State targets including training camps, headquarters and weapon supplies in northern and eastern Syria in dozens of air and missile strikes on Tuesday, the U.S. military and a monitoring group said.
Nicole Tashly, 2, lies on the ground holding a white rose to remember her father on Sept. 21, her father Paul Muriithi Muriuki died in the Westgate Mall attack a year ago. Families gathered at the Amani Garden memorial site in Nairobi's Karura Forest on Sunday to mark one year since gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in the Kenyan captial, killing at least 67 people. A memorial plaque with the names of the victims was unveiled at the popular forest on the edge of the city.
Japan's Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui perform in the women's duet technical routine synchronized swimming competition at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Sept. 20.
A Kurdish woman runs away from a water cannon near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Turkey's Sanliurfa province on Sept. 22. Turkey said that some 130,000 people had flooded across its border from Syria as Kurdish fighters battled ISIS militants trying to capture a strategic town.
Syrian Kurds return to Syria at the Mursitpinar crossing gate in Suruc, Turkey, on Sept. 24.
Turkish soldiers stand guard as a Syrian refugee boy carries his belongings at the border in Suruc, Turkey, on Sept. 20. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria.
A red deer appears through the morning mist in Richmond Park in London, England, on Sept. 23. Tuesday marked the autumn equinox where day and night are of equal lengths.
Displaced South Sudanese walk through floodwaters around a makeshift camp in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan base in the town of Bentiu, on Sept. 22. South Sudanese residing in the U.N. camp are living in knee-deep, sewage-contaminated floodwater, the Doctors without Borders aid group said in August, stating that the conditions in the camp in Bentiu are "an affront to human dignity."
A cancer patient poses for a photo during her "Quinceanera" party among other celebrants at a hotel in Managua, Nicaragua. Quinceaneras are a traditional celebration for girls turning 15. Forty-four girls celebrated their quinceanera as part of an annual event organized by Nicaragua’s Association of Mothers and Fathers of Children with Leukemia and Cancer.
A doll lies smeared with mud inside a flood damaged house in Srinagar, India, on Sept. 19. Floods engulfed much of Kashmir two weeks ago, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless in both the Indian- and Pakistani-administered areas of the disputed territory.
An Indian schoolboy is confronted by a white tiger inside its enclosure at the Delhi Zoo in New Delhi on Sept. 23. A white tiger attacked and killed the schoolboy who appeared to have jumped or fallen into its enclosure at the zoo in the Indian capital, witnesses said.
A man collects rubble from his house damaged from Hurricane Odile in San Jose Los Cabos, Baja California State, Mexico, on Sept. 20.
Palestinian boys stand behind a cloth barrier at their family's destroyed house in Gaza City, on Sept 24. A new UN-brokered deal has set the stage for private companies to help rebuild Gaza after a seven-week conflict between Israel and Hamas that left 100,000 people with nowhere to live. Until now Israel's eight-year blockade of Gaza has meant that few building materials are flowing into the Palestinian territory, making reconstruction a near-impossible task.
A man dressed as a polar bear climbs a barricade as protesters take part in the "Flood Wall Street" demonstrations head of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, on Sept. 22.
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