Photos of the week: 10/2 - 10/9

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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