Photos of the week: 8/31 - 9/7

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Photos of the week: 8/31 - 9/7
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04: Fred Guttenberg (L), father of murdered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Jamie Guttenberg, tries to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 4: Ayanna Pressley greets supporters after becoming the Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts Seventh Congressional District during her campaign primary night celebration at IBEW Local 103, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston on Sep. 4, 2018. Pressley is a Boston City Councilor who defeated incumbent Michael Capuano for the Seventh Congressional District seat. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
People watch as a fire burns at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 2, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Peek and Boo the four week old barn owls chicks at Blair Drummond Safari Park. The chicks are being hand reared by their keeper Dominic King, a process called imprinting which involves them spending as much time as possible with their keeper. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump reads from an article praising his administration as he answers a journalist during a meeting with sheriffs at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. - Trump was responding to an anonymous 'senior official' who wrote an op-ed article entitled 'I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration' in The New York Times on September 5. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Cindy McCain lays her head on the casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during a burial service at the cemetery at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. David Hume Kennerly/McCain Family/Pool via Reuters TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
World's oldest living married couple Masao Matsumoto (L) and Miyako Matsumoto look at albums in their room at a nursing house in Takamatsu, Kagawa prefecture, Japan September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Kwiyeon Ha TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A child sits on a doorstep, dressed as Lord Krishna during Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna in Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 2, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick appears as a face of Nike Inc advertisement pictured on top of a building in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandria Sage
Flowers are seen on actor Burt Reynold's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Reynolds died today at 82 years old.
TOPSHOT - This picture shows an aerial view of houses damaged by a landslide in Atsuma town, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018, after an earthquake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. - Rescuers scrabbled through mud for survivors after a powerful earthquake sent hillsides crashing down onto homes in Japan, killing at least nine people and leaving dozens of people missing. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
An activist of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community celebrates after the Supreme Court's verdict of decriminalizing gay sex and revocation of the Section 377 law, in Bengaluru, India, September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night from Pucon town, Chile, September 2, 2018. Picture taken September 2, 2018. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra Escobar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TOPSHOT - CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey (R) and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (L) are sworn in to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A boy tries on an improvised gas mask in Idlib, Syria September 3, 2018. Picture taken September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04: Protesters dressed in The Handmaid's Tale costume, protest outside the hearing room where Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
SANA'A, YEMEN - SEPTEMBER 03: A malnourished girl is weighed as she receives treatment at a hospital on September 03, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen. Due to more than three years and half of conflicts and blockade, millions of Yemenis are on the brink of starvation. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)
A Pakistani naval helicopter is seen during a drill during celebrations to mark Defence Day at Clifton Beach in Karachi on September 6, 2018. - Pakistan on September 6 celebrated the 53rd anniversary of its second war with arch-rival India weeks after the two nuclear powers faced off in some of their deadliest skirmishes in over a decade. The major fighting of the war took place between August and September 1965 with both sides claiming victory after it ended in stalemate following the intervention of the United States and Soviet Union. (Photo by ASIF HASSAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A man participates in "Bolas de Fuego" (Balls of Fire) festival in Nejapa, El Salvador August 31, 2018. Revellers participate in "La Recuerda" to remember the fight of Saint Geronimo against the devil with balls of fire. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An aerial view from a Jiji Press helicopter shows a ship that collided with a breakwater due to strong winds caused by typhoon Jebi in Nishinomiya city, Hyogo prefecture on September 5, 2018. - The toll in the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in a quarter century rose on September 5 to nine, with thousands stranded at a major airport because of storm damage. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
A mountain lion kitten which National Park Service researchers discovered in August 2018 in a remote area of the Santa Monica Mountains, California, U.S. is shown in this image released on September 4, 2018. Courtesy National Park Service/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 05: A protester is led away by police after disrupting the second day of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo's wife, Chit Suu Win, and daughter, Moe Thin Wai Zan, react after listening to the verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Myat Thu Kyaw TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the memorial service of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at National Cathedral in Washington, U.S., September 1, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TOPSHOT - Fire trucks drive away from a burning hillside during the Delta Fire in Delta, south of Pollard Flat, California on September 5, 2018. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of dried lake Poopo affected by climate change, in the Oruro Department, Bolivia, September 1, 2017. Picture taken September 1, 2017. REUTERS/David Mercado TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper walk the red carpet ahead of the 'A Star Is Born' screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival (Photo by Matteo Chinellato/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
An aerial view of the National Museum of Brazil after a fire burnt it in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Women embrace through the border fence during the "Interfaith Service for Justice and Mercy at the Border" to demand the U.S. government to end the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the border, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico September 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 5: Alex Jones of InfoWars speaks into his phone during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg faced questions about how foreign operatives use their platforms in attempts to influence and manipulate public opinion. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
SKOGAR, ICELAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Tourists walk around Skogafoss waterfall on September 2, 2018 near Skogar, in South Iceland. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Randy Credico, an associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, secures his pet dog as he arrives to testify before the grand jury convened by Special Counsel Robert Mueller at U.S. District in Washington, U.S., September 7, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 04: Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., attend the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Hart Building on September 4, 2018. The hearing was delayed by motions to adjourn by Democratic senators and interruptions by protesters. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates victory following her women's singles semi-final match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia on Day Eleven of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
BALIKESIR, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 06: A man prepares for the 'Hairy Squashes' show during the liberation day of Balkesir, Turkey on September 06, 2018. During the Turkish War of Independence, the workers of tannery made secret meetings and covered up their legs, arms and face with chimney soot, wanted to frighten the enemy soldiers. (Photo by Ali Atmaca/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 05: In this handout image provided by the South Korean Presidential Blue House, Chung Eui-Yong (L), head of the presidential National Security Office talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) during their meeting on September 5, 2018 in Pyongyang, North Korea. A high-level South Korean delegation left for North Korea on September 5, to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang. (Photo by South Korean Presidential Blue House via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Alternative crop of image 1027065702.) In this handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police, Salisbury Novichok poisoning suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are shown on CCTV on Fisherton Road, Salisbury at 13:05hrs on 04 March 2018, released on September 05, 2018 in London, England. Two Russian nationals using the names Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have been named as suspects in the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia March, 2018. (Photo by Metropolitan Police via Getty Images)
A hummingbird hawk-moth stretches its straw for food on September 4, 2018 in Petershagen, western Germany. (Photo by Boris Roessler / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read BORIS ROESSLER/AFP/Getty Images)
Deer rest in front of the Papal cross during sunny weather at the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland, September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BRISTOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Cheddar Gorge (305m) / Peloton / Landscape / Fans / Public / during the 15th Tour of Britain 2018, Stage 3 a 128km stage from Bristol to Bristol 144m / OVO Energy / TOB / on September 4, 2018 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings began this week. Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, promised to be a "team player" and a "pro-law judge." The proceedings were interrupted by protesters numerous times, including activists who dressed up as characters from Hulu's dystopian TV series "The Handmaid's Tale." A moment between Trump's nominee and the father of a student killed in the Parkland school shooting also went viral. Fred Guttenberg tried to introduce himself, but Kavanaugh turned and was led away without shaking his hand. 

Other major headlines of the week included Ayanna Pressley defeating 10-term Rep. Michael Capuano in a Boston-area Democratic primary, a New York Times op-ed by an anonymous White House "senior official" and a fire that destroyed the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro.

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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