Photos of the week: 9/23 - 9/30

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HATAY, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 23: A tornado passing 300 meters close to a beach at Iskenderun Gulf in Turkey's Hatay province on September 23, 2016. (Photo by Burak Milli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Streets are submerged in floodwaters brought by typhoon Megi in Xiamen, eastern China's Fujian province on September 28, 2016. Typhoon Megi smashed into the Chinese mainland on September 28 morning, killing one person, after leaving a trail of destruction and four people dead in Taiwan. / AFP / STR / China OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters douse the Casa Loma fire station as flames approach in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Loma Prieta, California on September 27, 2016. The Loma Prieta Fire has charred more than 1,000 acres and burned multiple structures in the area. / AFP / Josh Edelson (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Syrian children run in the street in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus on September 25, 2016. / AFP / Abd Doumany (Photo credit should read ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images)
TIJUANA, MEXICO - SEPTEMBER 25: A deportee in Mexico speaks through the U.S.-Mexico border fence to loved ones on the American side on September 25, 2016 in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. Border Patrol agents allow people into 'Friendship Park' on the San Diego side of the border to meet through the fence with family and friends on the Mexican side on weekends. The park is one of the few places on the 2,000-mile border where families, many of them separated by deportations, are allowed to meet. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Pope Francis releases a dove at the end of a visit to the Chaldean Catholic Church of St. Simon Bar Sabbae in Tbilisi, Georgia, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PRIMORYE TERRITORY, RUSSIA SEPTEMBER 23, 2016: The International Space Station (ISS) passes by the Moon. Yuri Smityuk/TASS (Photo by Yuri Smityuk\TASS via Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama looks up as is honored in a blanketing ceremony before speaking at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A sheep, painted orange, that belongs to farmer Pip Simpson, grazes on a hillside in Troutbeck in the Lake District, northern England on September 29, 2016. The flock have been painted a flourescent orange colour to prevent rustling. / AFP / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
A salt lake which is separated by a road, shows parts of it in different colours due to algae, in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, China, September 25, 2016. Picture taken September 25, 2016. REUTERS/Wei Liang ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 30: U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu look on as Israeli military pass by with wreaths of flowers during the funeral of Shimon Peres at Mount Herzl Cemetery on September 30, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. World leaders and dignitaries from 70 countries attended tthe state funeral of Israel's ninth president, Shimon Peres, in Jerusalem on Friday, after thousands of Israelis paid their last respects to the elder statesman who died on Wednesday. (Photo by Abir Sultan- Pool/Getty Images)
HOBOKEN, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Train personel survey the NJ Transit train that crashed in to the platform at the Hoboken Terminal September 29, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey. (Photo by Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images)
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As we head into a new month, take some time to look back at the best photos from the last week of September's biggest stories.

The first presidential debate took place on Monday in New York as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continue to campaign. We also saw severe weather including wildfires in California, and tragic events from a mall shooting in Washington to the devastating train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Take a look through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these events and more from around the world.

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