Photos of the week: 9/22 - 9/29

Photos of the week: 9/22 - 9/29
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Photos of the week: 9/22 - 9/29

Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton attend the trophy presentation prior to Thursday foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 28, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

A man kneels with a folded U.S. flag as the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump passes him after an event at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. September 27, 2017.

(REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Irma Maldanado stands with Sussury her parrot and her dog in what is left of her home that was destroyed when Hurricane Maria passed through on September 27, 2017 in Corozal, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico experienced widespread damage including most of the electrical, gas and water grid as well as agriculture after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, passed through.

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Prince Harry sits with David Henson's wife Hayley Henson and daugther Emily Henson at the Sitting Volleyball Finals during the Invictus Games 2017 at Mattamy Athletic Centre on September 27, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation)

U.S. Capitol Police remove a protester in a wheel chair from a Senate Finance Committee hearing about the proposed Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. Demonstrators disrupted the hearing to protest the legislation, the next in a series of Republican proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare.

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A balinese man prepares for pray with mount Agung in the background on September 29, 2017 in Karangasem regency, Island of Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities declared a state of emergency as hundreds of tremors are recorded at Bali's Mount Agung volcano and around 130,000 villagers evacuated their homes. Authorities issued travel warnings for the popular tourist destination and warned Mount Agung has the potential to erupt imminently although flights to Bali and its main tourist areas remain unaffected for now.

(Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Brandon Larnard, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron, carries an evacuee off an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica in this September 27, 2017 handout photo.

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS)

Bruce Maxwell #13 of the Oakland Athletics kneels in protest next to teammate Mark Canha #20 during the singing of the National Anthem prior to the start of the game against the Seattle Mariners at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 26, 2017 in Oakland, California.

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

An albino Rohingya refugee poses for a picture in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 27, 2017.

(REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)

Britain's Prince Harry arrives with girlfriend actress Meghan Markle at the wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2017.

(REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

Sona Banu gets carried by Nobi Hossain to the shore of the Naf river as hundreds of Rohingya arrive by boats in the safety of darkness September 27, on Shah Porir Dwip island, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Over 480,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state as Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi downplayed the crisis during a speech in Myanmar this week faces and defended the security forces while criticism on her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows. Bangladesh's prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, spoke at the United Nations General Assembly last week, focusing on the humanitarian challenges of hosting the minority Muslim group who currently lack food, medical services, and toilets, while new satellite images from Myanmar's Rakhine state continue to show smoke rising from Rohingya villages.

(Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

A giant sign in the front yard of a St. Croix homeowner asks U.S. President Donald Trump for "tremendous! huge! best ever!" relief for the U.S. Virgin Islands, as seen from a Navy helicopter passing over St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands September 25, 2017.

(REUTERS/Jonathan Drake)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accompanied by (L-R) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), speaks with reporters following the party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2017.

(REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

Smoke and flames rise over a warehouse storing ammunition for multiple rocket launcher systems at a military base in the town of Kalynivka in Vinnytsia region, Ukraine September 27, 2017.

(REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Justina Escamilla, 88, poses for a photo as she holds her wedding dress inside her destroyed house after an earthquake in San Juan Pilcaya, at the epicenter zone, Mexico, September 25, 2017. Justina returned to the interior of her house to retrieve her dress during the earthquake.

(REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)

Pope Francis poses with a group of faithfuls from Mexico during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, September 27, 2017.

(REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Ugandan lawmakers involve in a fight in the parliament ahead of proposed age limit amendment bill debate a move to change the constitution to extend the president's rule, in Kampala, Uganda September 26, 2017.

(REUTERS/James Akena)

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner arrives at his home at 1 Irving Place in Manhattan after he was sentenced 21 months in prison for sexting a minor on Monday, September 25, 2017.

(Photo by Anthony DelMundo/NY Daily News via Getty Images)

A tourist stretches out a shawl as they stand at the gate of Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple with mount Agung seen in the background enshrouded by clouds on September 26, 2017 in Karangasem regency, Island of Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest level as nearly 50,000 villagers around the mountain evacuated their homes and travel warnings have issued for the popular tourist destination. Indonesian authorities warned Mount Agung has the potential to erupt imminently although flights to Bali and its main tourist areas remain unaffected for now.

(Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Rescue dog Frida looks on while working after an earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico September 22, 2017.

(REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

A cargo ship sails on the Mediterranean sea during a thunderstorm some 20 nautical miles from Malta on September 24, 2017. 


Two newly-born Bengal tiger cubs play at Jinan Zoo on September 28, 2017 in Jinan, Shandong Province of China.

(Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

People sit in their apartment after the window was blown out by the winds of Hurricane Maria as it passed through the area on September 25, 2017 in San Juan Puerto Rico. Maria left widespread damage across Puerto Rico, with virtually the whole island without power or cell service.

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The White Helmets motorcycle display team rehearse ahead of their final farewell display and closing show at Blandford Camp near Blandform Forum on September 28, 2017 in Dorset, England. After 90 years the Royal Signals Motor Cycle Display Team 'White Helmets' will be performing their iconic tricks aboard their 750cc Triumph Tiger bikes for the very last time to dignitaries and invited guests at a closing show at the home of the Royal Signals at Blandford Camp on Saturday. Formed in 1927, the Royal Signals Motorcycle Display team has put on displays for millions of people but is being disbanded as a result of the modernisation of the Royal Signals and a move to cyber operations. The display team was originally meant to show to the British public the precision horsemanship and motorcycle riding skills required of Royal Signals' soldiers when the use of dispatch riders to ferry communications was still a vital element of the battlefield, however it has been decided that the display no longer reflect the reality of the high-tech communications of modern conflicts.

(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

A man rides his bicycle through a damaged road in Toa Alta, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 24, 2017 following the passage of Hurricane Maria. Authorities in Puerto Rico rushed on September 23, 2017 to evacuate people living downriver from a dam said to be in danger of collapsing because of flooding from Hurricane Maria.



Headlines this week continued to be centered on natural disasters, including Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the deadly earthquake in Mexico. President Donald Trump was criticized for his response to the crisis in the Caribbean island with people accusing him of being preoccupied with his ongoing feud with the NFL and the protests during the national anthem. 

The Invictus Games were also a popular topic of discussion this week -- not only for the stunning feats accomplished by the injured active duty and veteran service members who competed -- but for the people who attended the event. Prince Harry was joined by first lady Melania Trump during the opening ceremony. Meghan Markle was also in Toronto for the games, where the duo made their first public appearance as a couple.

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




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