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A migrants girl waits to register with the police at a refugee center in the southern Serbian town of Presevo, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Several Eastern European countries are cooperating on controlling the flow of migrants at the external borders of the European Union â a program a top Hungarian official said Tuesday could set an example for the rest of the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Israeli soldiers treat Palestinians wounded during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli military forces, near Ramallah, West Bank, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Israel's prime minister says he is calling off a planned trip to Germany because of a wave of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. A statement from Benjamin Netanyahu's office Wednesday said the Israeli leader would not depart for the two-day visit so that he could "closely monitor the situation." (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
A man rides a bicycle as the sun sets at the Oriente square in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The square is a novel area of the Spanish capital flanked by the Royal Palace and the Opera house. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
An Indian boy offers prayers as others gather near a dead elephant at Bagulamari, in Goalpara in the eastern Indian state of Assam, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The wild adult elephant was killed when a tree that he had uprooted to eat fell on an electric tower just past midnight on Tuesday. Locals told the photographer that the rest of the herd of 20-25 elephants tried to help but were scared by the jolts of power and finally had to abandon the pachyderm. (AP Photo/Vishma Thapa)
A pedestrian exits a subway station as a homeless man sleeps covered in cardboard packaging, outside the main railway station in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The sewers around the railway station are a popular shelter for the town's many homeless, especially in the bitter Balkan winter weather. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Containers are stacked at the container terminal in the port of Mariel, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker visited special development zone of Mariel as part her two-day official visit to Cuba. (AP Photo / Ramon Espinosa)
Maine Maritime Academy students attend a vigil of hope for the missing crew members of the U.S. container ship El Faro, Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 2015, in Castine, Maine. The Coast Guard has concluded the vessel sank near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Storm clouds move through the Phoenix metro area Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, bringing heavy rains and flash flooding to some areas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Members of CodePink protest the deadly American attack on a hospital in northern Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Situation in Afghanistan, where as U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen. John Campbell testified. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Floodwater surrounds cars parked behind a home in Ridgeville, S.C. Despite an improving forecast, it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by an historic rainstorm. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Window washers use cables to lower themselves from a skyscraper while working on a polluted day in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Air quality readings in the city on Tuesday were at levels considered hazardous by international measuring standards. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Bishops and cardinals attend the opening session of a two-week bishops' meeting on family issues, at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. The Synod of bishops and cardinals from around the world is aimed at making the church's teaching on family life relevant to today's Catholic families. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Emirati officials arrive for the launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives project in a ballroom at the Emirates Towers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Sunday, October 4, 2015. The ruler of Dubai is launching the new foundation to consolidate a range of charitable and human development initiatives that aims to support more than $270 million in projects annually. The project hopes to reach more than 130 million people in at least 116 countries in the coming years, though much of its work will target the Arab world. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A fireman holds a photo of an unidentified family as he searches the site of a mudslide in Cambray, a neighborhood in the suburb of Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rescue workers recovered more bodies Saturday after a hillside collapsed on homes late Thursday, while more are feared still buried in the rubble. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
Randy Scroggins, a pastor at New Beginnings Church of God, cries in his church Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Scroggins had just spoke on the phone with the mother of a man who was shot and killed by Chris Harper Mercer while he was near his daughter Lacey Scroggins at Umpqua Community College Thursday. (AP Photo/John Locher)
A person walks along Market Street during a rainstorm Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Philadelphia. Rainfall and heavy winds are expected to last through the weekend. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A Syrian boy looks for his shoes on the shore of a beach shortly after he and other refugees arrived to the Greek island of Lesbos from the Turkish coasts, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. The International Organization for Migration says a record number of people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 07: Two cows stand in a field as smoke from a bushfire billows past Benloch, Victoria on October 7, 2015 near Melbourne, Australia. Victorian fire crews have been battling to contain a blaze that started in Cobaw. Despite a cool change on Tuesday, over a hundred homes are still under threat and one man has been reported missing. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
NEWMARKET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: A shadow of a yearling with its groom during the Tattersalls auction sales in Newmarket on October 06, 2015 in Newmarket, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
Sea lions swim in a muddy and dirty water in the zoo of Marineland on October 5, 2015 in Antibes, southeastern France, after severe flooding. Violent storms and flooding along the French Riviera have killed at least 17 people and another four are still missing in what were described as 'apocalyptic' scenes, local officials said on October 4. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)
A general view shows the part of the skyline of Dubai covered in an early morning fog on October 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / RENE SLAMA (Photo credit should read RENE SLAMA/AFP/Getty Images)
BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK, BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK, PALESTINE - 2015/10/04: Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at Palestinian demonstrators in the streets of the West Bank city of Bethlehe. Palestinians across the West Bank and Eastern Jerusalem have been engaged in intense clashes and demonstrations with Israeli forces for the past 24 hours. Clashes were reported in most major cities across the West Bank including Ramallah, Nablus, Hebron, Bethlehem, and Eastern Jerusalem. The violent surge in the West Bank and Eastern Jerusalem started when two Jewish Israeli settlers were killed, while at the same time, two Palestinian teenagers were killed when they attacked Jewish Israeli settlers. On October 03 2015, a 19-year-old Palestinian from Ramallah, Mohannad Shafiq Halabi, killed two Jewish Israeli settler men before being shot and killed by an Israeli police officer. Less than 24 hours later, another 19-year-old Palestinian, Fadi Samir Mustafa Alloun, from the neighborhood of al-Issawiya in Eastern Jerusalem, attempted to stab an Israeli teenager near the entrance to the old city of Jerusalem. He was also shot and killed by Israeli police. (Photo by Anna Ferensowicz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SIKAMINIAS, GREECE - OCTOBER 04: Migrants warm themselve by a fire at a checkpoint as they arrived with other others on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on October 4, 2015 near town of Sikaminias, Greece. Despite bad weather due to the upcoming Autumn, migrants and refugees are risking their lives in search of a better one in the European Union. Officals have warned that a rise in migrant deaths is expected as weather conditions gradually worsen. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - OCTOBER 4: Bisleri conducts India's largest drive of collecting of used plastic bottles for Swachh Bharat campaign at Kamgar Maidan, over 2 lakh students of 100 schools participated in this used plastic bottle collection, on October 4, 2015 in Mumbai, India. The brand has joined hands with close to 100 schools to create awareness amongst students, teachers and parents on the indispensable role of PET bottles in our lives and the need for effective PET recycling. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO - OCTOBER 4: Balloons launch from Balloon Fiesta field and float above the crowd as they just take off during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico, USA on October 4, 2015. (Photo by Leo York/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Lebanese riot policemen are seen through the spray of water cannons used against anti-government protesters against the ongoing trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Lebanese security forces used water cannons and eventually fired tear gas canisters to disperse dozens of anti-government protesters who tried to get past security barricades and reach parliament. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
An Indian woman farmer dries the maize crop at Aloli village, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) southeast of Ajmer, Indiaâs western state of Rajasthan, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Maize is an important cereal crop in the world after wheat and rice. (AP Photo/Deepak Sharma)
An Afghan refugee jumps into the sea at the port of Mitylene on the northeast Greek island of Lesbos while waiting to get on board a ferry traveling to Athens, Thursday, Oct. 8 , 2015. More than 500,000 people have arrived in the European Union this year, seeking sanctuary or jobs and sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
A Palestinian man walks in the Old City in Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. A Palestinian stabbed a Jewish seminary student in Jerusalem on Thursday as the Israeli prime minister barred all Cabinet ministers and lawmakers from visiting a sensitive holy site in the Old City in an effort to calm tensions that have gripped the country for weeks. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Landon Fox, 5, of Birmingham, looks up to see his favorite superhero, Captain America, a window washer dressed as a superhero at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Kashmiri protestors throw stones at Indian security personnel in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of Kashmiris who gathered after Friday afternoon prayers to protest against the arrest of separatist leaders and civilians. They were also protesting against what they said were attempts by the coalition government of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the regional Peoples Democratic Party to divide residents on the basis of religion and choking political space in the restive state. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, a Russian navy ship launches a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea. Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said four Russian navy ships in the Caspian launched 26 cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria.(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

This past week in news saw severe flooding in South Carolina, Russia launching missiles into Syria, and the continuation of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. In lighter news, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta took place, and window washers dressed up as superheroes to bring joy to hospitalized children in Alabama.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the next seven days.

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