Photos of the week: 9/29 - 10/6

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Photos of the week: 9/29 - 10/6
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Photos of the week: 9/29 - 10/6
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: A man lays on top of a woman as others flee the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after a active shooter was reported on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman has opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving at least 2 people dead. Police have confirmed that one suspect has been shot. The investigation is ongoing. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
HONG KONG, CHINA - OCTOBER 01: Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the National Day on October 1, 2017 in Hong Kong, China. China is celebrating the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
O.J. Simpson signs documentation at Lovelock Correctional Center, Nevada, U.S. as he is released on parole, in this still picture released by Nevada Department of Corrections October 1, 2017. Nevada Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Air Force One departs Las Vegas past the broken windows on the Mandalay Bay hotel, where shooter Stephen Paddock conducted his mass shooting along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Bode Mende (R) and Karl Kreile stamp their marriage certificate as they became Germany's first gay couple to be legally married tying the knot at the Schoeneberg town hall in Berlin on October 1, 2017.. Germany celebrates its first gay marriages as same-sex unions become legal after decades of struggle. Local authorities rushed to get weddings underway as soon as possible, after lawmakers voted on June 30th to give Germany's roughly 94,000 same-sex couples the right to marry. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
BINZHOU, CHINA - OCTOBER 02: A rescuer from Beihai Rescue Bureau of the Ministry of Transport tries to save the fishing enthusiast stuck in the sea waters on October 2, 2017 in Binzhou, Shandong Province of China. The fishing enthusiast stuck in sea waters calls for help from Beihai Rescue Bureau of the Ministry of Transport, which later sends a helicopter to save him. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 5: An officer wipes away tears during a vigil for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Charleston Hartfield at Police Memorial Park on October 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hartfield, who was off duty at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on October 1, was killed when Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 450. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump tosses rolls of paper towels to people at a hurricane relief distribution center at Calvary Chapel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron and Team Oracle aerobatics pilot, Sean Tucker, fly over San Francisco Bay during a photo flight ahead of Fleet Week in San Francisco, California, U.S., October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 30, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) visiting Farm No. 1116 under Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 810 at an undisclosed location. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. / (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: People take cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama dances with Jill Biden (2nd L) as Britain's Prince Harry (R) and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) watch a wheelchair basketball event at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 03: Flowers are placed on musician Tom Petty's star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 3, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Petty died on October 2, 2017 at 66 years old. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 04: Amanda Werner, who is dressed as Monopoly's Rich Uncle Pennybags, sits behind Richard Smith, left, CEO of Equifax, during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing in Dirksen on the company's security breach on October 4, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A photograph hangs from one of the 58 white crosses set up for the victims of the Route 91 music festival mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 03: Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama watches the surprise video message from her husband Former President of the United States Barack Obama during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women)
TOPSHOT - Protesters gather at the Placa de la Universitat square during a general strike in Catalonia called by Catalan unions in Barcelona, on October 3, 2017. Large numbers of Catalans are expected to observe a general strike today to condemn police violence at a banned weekend referendum on independence, as Madrid comes under growing international pressure to resolve its worst political crisis in decades. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)
PORTADOWN, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 01: A competitor screams towards the camera as he makes his way through a pool of muddy water during the McVities Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness race in association with charity partner Marie Curie at Foymore Lodge on October 1, 2017 in Portadown, Northern Ireland. Now in it's eleventh year the race takes place over an 8k course which features sink holes among it's 25 obstacles deep in the County Down countryside. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images for McVities Northern Ireland)
People hold candles and flashlights into the air during a memorial for Rachael Parker and Sandy Casey, Manhattan Beach city employees and victims of the October 1st Las Vegas Route 91 music festival mass shooting, in Manhattan Beach, California, U.S., October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
PORTO JOFRE, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 29: A jaguar stalks and kills a yellow anaconda on the Cuiaba River in the Pantanal in Mato Grosso, Brazil. The cat spotted the snake resting on the riverbank and chased it into the shallow waters at the river's edge before struggling with it for over two minutes on the morning of the 29th of September, 2017. Anaconda kills by jaguars have only been observed on a handful of occasions and very few photographs of this incredibly rare behaviour are known to exist. Brunskill has spent a month observing the jaguars of the Brazilian Pantanal and last week his patience was rewarded when a jaguar captured a caiman. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A destroyed house is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Naguabo, Puerto Rico on October 2, 2017. President Donald Trump strenuously defended US efforts to bring relief to storm-battered Puerto Rico, even as one island official said Trump was trying to gloss over 'things that are not going well,' two weeks after devastating Hurricane Maria left much of the island without electricity, fresh water or sufficient food. / AFP PHOTO / Ricardo ARDUENGO (Photo credit should read RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images)
SIRNAK, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 29: Turkish Armed Forces continue to conduct a military drill on its twelfth day, near Habur border gate, during the sunset on Turkish-Iraqi border in Silopi district of Sirnak province, Turkey on September 29, 2017. (Photo by Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: High Court Judges wait in Westminster Abbey, ahead of the annual service to mark the start of the legal year, on October 2, 2017 in London, England. The service, conducted by the Dean of Westminster, dates back to the Middle Ages and is attended by over 700 Judges and Senior Judicial figures. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 5: A bump stock device (left) that fits on a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing speed, making it similar to a fully automatic rifle, is installed on a AK-47 semi-automatic rifle, (right) at a gun store on October 5, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Congress is talking about banning this device after it was reported to of been used in the Las Vegas shootings on October 1, 2017. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright of Lyons, Georgia, at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, U.S. on October 5, 2017. Courtesy Aaron J. Jenne/U.S. Air Force/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.
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The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left the nation in mourning this week. Stephen Paddock opened fire on people attending a country music festival in Las Vegas from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. More than 500 people were injured and 58 people lost their lives in the massacre. The tragedy also prompted the NRA to call for more regulations on "bump stocks."

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited with victims of the Las Vegas shooting on Wednesday. But one day earlier the president was in Puerto Rico visiting areas devastated by Hurricane Maria. Trump faced criticism for stating that the island had thrown the budget "a little out of whack." The president also made headlines when he got personally involved in the aid distribution effort at a relief center by throwing paper towels into the crowd.

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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