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Image: Pope Francis


The Week in Pictures: Sept. 30 - Oct. 7

Hurricane Matthew's path of destruction, thousands saved at sea, a superhero's funeral, the pope's blessing and more.

Image: Israelis fly kites during Rosh Hashanah holiday

Israelis fly kites during Rosh Hashanah, the first two days of the Jewish new year, in Beit Guvrin National Park near the city of Kiryat Gat on Oct. 4.
AMIR COHEN / Reuters
Image: Hurricane Matthew

A woman cries amid the rubble of her home destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, on Oct. 5.
Ramon Espinosa / AP
Image: Jacob Hall

Dale Hall, dressed as Superman, stands before the casket of his brother, 6-year-old Jacob Hall, at Oakdale Baptist in Townville, South Carolina, on Oct. 5.


Jacob died after a teen gunman opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school. He was struck by a bullet in a main artery in his thigh as he left for recess. A fellow classmate and a teacher were also shot but were treated and released from the hospital.

PHOTOS: Superheroes Honor 6-Year-Old Shooting Victim at Funeral

Ken Ruinard / Pool via Reuters
Image:  Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona

Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona start to form a human tower called \"castell\" during a biannual competition in Tarragona, Spain on Oct. 2.
ALBERT GEA / Reuters
Image: Fashion Week in Paris

Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Spring/Summer 2017 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Chanel during Fashion Week in Paris Oct. 4.
Image: Hurricane Matthew

People bike on the beach before Hurricane Matthew roared up the Florida coast in Atlantic Beach on Oct. 5.

PHOTOS: Hurricane Matthew Pounds Florida Coast

JEWEL SAMAD / AFP - Getty Images

Migrants step over bodies while being rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms in the Mediterranean Sea, 14 miles off the coast of Libya on Oct. 4.

More than 10,000 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast over a 48-hour period as dozens of bodies were recovered.

PHOTOS: Massive Rescues Save Migrants off Libya

ARIS MESSINIS / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Gaza Strip

A Palestinian man broils corn at sunset on the beach in Gaza on Oct. 5.
Image: Haitian and African migrants seeking for asylum

Haitian and African migrants seeking asylum in the United States sleep on the street near a migration office on Oct. 2 in Tijuana, Mexico.
Image: Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks before a meeting with African-American community leaders at Mert's Heart & Soul restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina on Oct. 2.
Image: A girl walks on a tree damaged by Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes

A girl walks on a tree damaged by Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti on Oct. 5.

PHOTOS: Scenes of Devastation in Haiti

Image: Risk of famine looms in Yemen

A woman holds her malnourished boy after he was weighed at a hospital malnutrition intensive care unit in Sanaa, Yemen. The photo was taken on Sept. 27, but wasn't received by NBC News until Oct. 7.
Image: Mediterranean Sea

Migrants wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms as they drift in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya on Oct. 4.
ARIS MESSINIS / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Pope Francis

Pope Francis blesses faithful as he arrives to the church of the Immaculate Conception in Baku, Azerbaijan on Oct. 2. Azerbaijan, the second-largest Shiite Muslim nation after Iran, has a tiny Catholic population - fewer than 300 Azeris are Catholics.
Alessandra Tarantino / Pool via AP
Image: Damascus

A wounded Syrian child looks on from inside a vehicle following a reported airstrike on Kafr Batna, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Sept. 30. Air raids on several rebel-held towns in the Eastern Ghouta region killed at least 17 people including eight children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
Image: Mediterranean Sea rescue

Members of Proactiva Open Arms, an NGO, remove a body on a stretcher during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya on Oct. 4.
ARIS MESSINIS / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Frankfurt, Germany

A businessman crosses a street in the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany on Oct. 5.
Michael Probst / AP

The body of an ISIS militant lays on the ground after a repelled attack from the militants by the Iraqi army, outside the town of Qayyarah on Oct. 4. Qayyarah has become an important staging ground for military and humanitarian efforts.
Bram Janssen / AP
Image: Turkish police officer

A Turkish police officer stands behind his shield as he secures the scene of a blast in Istanbul on Oct. 6. A bomb placed on a motorcycle exploded near a police station wounding several people.
Emrah Gurel / AP