Photos of the week: 9/14 - 9/21

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Photos of the week: 9/14 - 9/21
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Photos of the week: 9/14 - 9/21
Panicked dogs that were left caged by an owner who fled rising flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, are rescued by volunteer rescuer Ryan Nichols of Longview, Texas, in Leland, North Carolina, U.S., September 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
#KremlinAnnex protesters place a sign referring to Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of a 1982 sexual assault, and spell out the word "AMORAL" on the 66th consecutive day of their demonstration outside the White House in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Chilean police officers march with the puppies of future police dogs during the annual military parade at the Bernardo O'Higgins park in Santiago, Chile, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump meets with local high school students involved in robotics competitions during a tour of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, U.S. September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Loren Elliott TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A participant with her face decorated with fluorescent paint smiles before the YARKOcross Night Edition colour run race in Almaty, Kazakhstan September 15, 2018. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Russian President Vladimir Putin looks through the scope as he shoots a Chukavin sniper rifle (SVC-380) during a visit to the military Patriot Park in Kubinka, outside Moscow, on September 19, 2018. (Photo by Alexey NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers including children work at a dockyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Jimmy Shackleford (74) of Burgaw transports his son Jim Shackleford and his wife Lisa, and their pets Izzy, Bella and Nala (in the cage) in the bucket of his tractor as the Northeast Cape Fear River breaks its banks during flooding after Hurricane Florence in Burgaw, North Carolina, U.S., September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An elderly man wearing a traditional turban sips tea from a saucer as he poses for a picture outside his house on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Glenn Weiss (L), winner of the Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special award for 'The Oscars,' proposes marriage to Jan Svendsen onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
U.S. President Donald Trump hands out food through a car window while visiting a distribution center outside the Temple Baptist Church on a tour of Hurricane Florence recovery efforts in New Bern, North Carolina, U.S., September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men of the Vizhnitz Hassidic sect listen to their rabbi on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea as they participate in a Tashlich ceremony in Herzeliya, Israel, on September 17, 2018. Tashlich, which means "to cast away" in Hebrew, is the practice in which Jews go to a large flowing body of water and symbolically "throw away" their sins by throwing a piece of bread, or similar food, into the water before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.

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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens in during the trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., September 18, 2018. Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/Pool via REUTERS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man carrying a child with a pot wades through floodwaters in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut, in Yangchun, Guangdong province, China September 18, 2018. Picture taken September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A male deer stands in a field in Republican landscape reserve "Nalibotsky" near the village of Kozliki, Belarus September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, her mother, Doria Ragland and Britain's Prince Harry take part in the launch of a cookbook with recipes from a group of women affected by the Grenfell Tower fire at Kensington Palace in London, Britain September 20, 2018. Ben Stansall/Pool via Reuters
A transgender woman waits backstage to perform during an event to raise funds for their community in Mumbai, India, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly steps out from inside an armored vehicle as U.S. President Donald Trump participatesin a briefing on Hurricane Florence recovery efforts at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina, U.S., September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Sheep throng a road near a Koktokay mine pit during seasonal migration in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MOUNT PAEKTU, NORTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 20: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL USE) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (L) pose with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2nd R) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (R) on the top of Mount Paektu on September 20, 2018 in Mount Paektu, North Korea. Kim and Moon meet for the Inter-Korean summit talks after the 1945 division of the peninsula, where they will discuss ways to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. (Photo by Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is questioned by reporters about the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of a woman's accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago, as McConnell walks through the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
About 20,000 pallets of unused water bottles are seen along an airplane runway a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, September 18, 2018. Picture taken September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SPRING LAKE, NC - SEPTEMBER 17: Bob Richling carries Iris Darden as water from the Little River starts to seep into her home on September 17, 2018 in Spring Lake, North Carolina. Flood waters from the cresting rivers inundated the area after the passing of Hurricane Florence. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
LISHUI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 19: Tourists enjoy food at a restaurant built on the cliff of Longquan Mountain on September 19, 2018 in Lishui, Zhejiang Province of China. Over 100 tourists experienced the newly opened restaurant on suspended plank road of Longquan Mountain on Wednesday. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - This aerial view shows French artist Saype's giant land art fresco representing a little girl droping an origami boat into Lake Geneva that he painted to support the cause of the NGO SOS Mediterranee, specializes in the rescue of migrants at sea on September 17, 2018 in Geneva. - The giant fresco covering 5,000 square meters was produced with biodegradable paints made from natural pigments. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
LONGS, SC - SEPTEMBER 20: A couple bails out their flooded home on September 20, 2018 in Longs, South Carolina. Floodwaters are expected to rise through the weekend in the area. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Anti poaching unit of Botswana Defence Force (BDF) react as they see the photographer in a wild life area outside Mababe, Botswana, September 19, 2018. Picture taken September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man checks an etrog, a citrus fruit used in rituals during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, at a market in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, Jerusalem September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An F-16 aircraft of the Turkish Stars aerobatic team of the Turkish Air Force performs during Teknofest airshow over the city's new airport under construction in Istanbul, Turkey September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Philippe Gillet, 67 year-old Frenchman who lives with more than 400 reptiles and tamed alligators, gives chicken to his alligator Ali in his living room in Coueron near Nantes, France September 19, 2018. Picture taken September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Local residents walk along the edge of a collapsed road that ran atop Patricia Lake's dam after it collapsed in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, in Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina, U.S., September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man sits on a park bench in a flooded park as the Cape Fear River rises above its usual height in Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S., September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump listens to questions as he sits with first lady Melania Trump during a meeting with Poland's President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A cat clings to the side of a trailer amidst flood waters before it was saved as the Northeast Cape Fear River breaks its banks in the aftermath Hurricane Florence in Burgaw, North Carolina, U.S., September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People hold up photos of assassinated anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and torches on mobile phones during a vigil to mark eleven months since her murder in a car bomb, in Valletta, Malta September 16, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House, to travel to Nevada for a campaign rally, in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Residents sand bag their houses as flooding hits Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England, Britain September 19, 2018. Picture taken September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Carl Recine TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (L) shakes hands with Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa during a press conference about being the first SpaceX private passenger to circle the moon aboard SpaceX?s BFR launch vehicle, at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S. September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 18: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., takes questions from reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
New York Police Department Crime Scene Unit walk out of a daycare center, Mei Xin Care Incorporated located at the owners home in the Flushing area of Queens, September 21, 2018 after a female attacker stabbed five people, including three children. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm this week, but still caused widespread devastation across the Carolinas and Virginia. At least 40 people have been killed in the storm, including a 1-year-old boy who was swept out of his mother's arms. President Trump traveled to North Carolina to survey the storm's damage. Hurricane experts fear leftover showers and thunderstorms from Florence may loop back around and hit the Carolina coast again. 

Other major headlines of the week included a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in high school, SpaceX announcing the passenger of its first private moon flight and five people, including three infants, being stabbed at a New York City day care.

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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