This Week in Pictures: Sept. 10-16

  • Fire fighters try to douse the flame after a devastating fire broke out at a factory at Tongi in Gazipur on Sept. 10, 2016 outside Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • A woman watches fighters of the Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement, march during a military parade in northern Gaza City on Sept. 10, 2016.
  • In this photo taken on Saturday Sept. 10, 2016, African refugees and migrants react aboard a partially punctured rubber boat as they wait to be assisted by a NGO, non-governmental organization members, during a rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea, about 13 miles North of Sabratha, Lybia, (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
  • A man photographs beams of light symbolizing the two World Trade Center towers the night before the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Sept. 10, 2016 in New York, N.Y.
  • Angelique Kerber of Germany reacts after defeating Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during their 2016 US Open Women’s Singles final match in N.Y. on Sept. 10, 2016.
  • “Never Forget” is written in the condensation over the names of the victims at National September 11tth Memorial ahead of the 15th anniversary of the attacks in Manhattan, N.Y. on Sept. 10, 2016.
  • An Afghan vendor waits for customers at a cattle market set up for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2016.
  • A bull runs while a Spanish picador prepares to drive his lance into it during a “Corrida Goyesca” bullfight in Ronda, southern Spain, on Sept. 10, 2016.
  • Afghan customers and vendors gather at a cattle market for the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2016.
  • Fiorentina’s midfielder Milan Badelj, left, in action against Genoa’s defender Armando Izzo, right, during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Genoa CFC and AC Fiorentina at Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy on Sept. 11, 2016.
  • People wave ‘Esteladas,’ pro-independence Catalan flags, as they gather during a pro-independence demonstration on Sept. 11, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain during the National Day of Catalonia ‘Diada’.
  • The Tracy Reese Spring 2017 collection is modeled at the New York Marble Cemetery during Fashion Week in N.Y. on Sept. 11, 2016.
  • Muslim pilgrims join one of the Hajj rituals on Mount Arafat near Mecca early on Sept. 11, 2016.
  • Sudanese women pray on a rocky hill known as Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat, during the annual hajj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sept. 11, 2016.
  • Kenya’s Wilson Bii, with his guide Benard Korir, compete in the Men’s 1500 meter T11 Round 1 event of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sept. 11, 2016.
  • Members of an Afghan guard of honour greet each other after offering Eid-al-Adha prayers at the Hazrat-i- Ali shrine in Mazar-i Sharif on Sept. 12, 2016.
  • Signs for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are seen on a table during a Trump campaign stop at the Boulevard Diner in Dundalk, Md. on Sept. 12, 2016.
  • A molten lava spray after a volcanic eruption from “The Peak of the Furnace” in the eastern side of the on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Sept. 12, 2016.
  • Two fishermen cast lines off a jetty as the sun rises on Sept. 12, 2016, in Bal Harbour, Fla.
  • Pro-Karnataka activists take to the busiest streets and shout slogans during a protest in Bangalore, India on Sept. 12, 2016.
  • Iraqi children play on a street in the capital Baghdad on Sept. 12, 2016, on the first day of Eid al-Adha holiday. 
  • An Israeli Arab girl holds a baby as her photo is taken during a parade for the Eid al-Adha festival, in the mixed Arab Jewish neighborhood of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel on Sept. 12, 2016.
  • A model displays fashions during the Rodarte Spring-Summer 2017 Runway show at New York Fashion Week in New York on Sept. 13, 2016.
  • Israeli soldiers maneuver a tank during a military exercise in the northern part of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on Sept. 13, 2016.
  • Palestinian women are seen on the beach in Tel Aviv during the Eid al-Adha holiday on Sept. 13, 2016. Thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank swam at beaches in and around the Israeli commercial capital Tel Aviv, after being granted permits to visit during the Eid al-Adha holiday.
  • A Pakistani policeman stands guard as Muslims attend Eid al-Adha prayers in Lahore on Sept. 13, 2016.
  • Women sunbathe in deck chairs, in Hyde Park, London on Sept. 13, 2016. Temperatures in the capital are predicted to reach 31 degrees Celsius, which will make it the hottest September day in the UK in more than 50 years.
  • A wildebeest herd is pictured on Sept. 13, 2016 during the annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya.
  • Children look a hippopotamus swimming at Pairi Daiza animal park in Brugelette on Sept. 13, 2016.
  • Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is guided by U.S. National Park Service Ranger Heath Mitchell on a visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 14, 2016.
  • Members of the fire dragon dance team holding up the ‘dragon’ as it winds through the narrow streets and houses during the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance in Hong Kong, China on Sept. 14, 2016.
  • Nepalese youth drink wine poured next to a statue of Shwet Bhairav, the god of protection, on the second day of the Indra Jatra Festival in Kathmandu on Sept. 14, 2016. The eight-day festival celebrates Indra, the king of Gods and God of rains. Kumari, the living goddess, is also taken around parts of the capital city in a religious procession during the festival.
  • A farmer throws celery to a crowd during a protest at Plaza de Mayo square near the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sept. 14, 2016. Farmers gave away 20 tons of produce to protest the high cost of living for small farmers and demand credit to buy land.
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tosses a football during a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sept. 14, 2016, in Canton, Ohio.
  • Model feebee poses as part of art installation “Narcissism : Dazzle room” made by artist Shigeki Matsuyama at rooms33 fashion and design exhibition in Tokyo, Japan on Sept. 14, 2016.
  • Sergei Mironov, leader of the Just Russia party takes part in a rally of Soviet era cars during his parliament elections campaign in Moscow, Russia on Sept. 14, 2016. Parliamentary elections in Russia are scheduled to be held on Sept. 18, 2016.
  • Devotees prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea after worship marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India on Sept. 15, 2016. The act symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him.
  • Pakistani residents gather beside the wreckage at the site of the collision of two trains on the outskirts of Multan on Sept. 15, 2016. At least four people were killed and more than 100 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan, officials said.
  • A worker prepares the runway before the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2017 collection presentation at New York Fashion Week in Manhattan, N.Y. on Sept. 15, 2016.
  • Remote control plane builder Otto Dieffenbach III flies his plane resembling Presidential candidate Donald Trump in Carlsbad, Calif. on Sept. 15, 2016.
  • A demonstrator with her face painted in green sits on a traffic light as French riot police secure the area during a protest against the controversial labor reforms of the French government in Paris on Sept. 15, 2016.
  • Moroccan Mohamed Amguoun falls after winning the 400M of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sept. 15, 2016.
  • The prothetic legs of Brazil’s Julio Braz lean on a bench in the locker room before his team’s wheelchair rugby group A game with Australia at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sept. 15, 2016.
  • An Indonesian woman walks past upside down Mannequins at Tanah Abang shopping area in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sept. 16, 2016.
  • A South African girl looks out the window of a bus in the rain during a storm in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa on Sept. 16, 2016.
  • Hindu devotees gather to perform prayers on the banks of the river Ganga on the occasion of the first day of Pitru Paksha, a period of sixteen days when the devotees pay homage to their ancestors in Allahabad, India on Sept. 16, 2016.
  • A Pindani devotee performs a ‘tarpan’ ritual for the salvation of ancestral souls, at the Dev Ghat on the banks of the river Falgu at Gaya on Sept. 16, 2016.



Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Across the U.S. and even overseas, memorial services were held to honor the nearly 3,000 people killed in what were the worst terror attacks in history.

A fire in a Bangladeshi packaging factory this week left 24 dead and 50 injured. The fire adds to continuing concerns over factory safety in the country.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia after she appeared unstable while attending a 9/11 memorial event, citing that she felt “overheated.” She returned to the campaign trail on Thursday.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited a Methodist church in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday, where, after verbally attacking Hillary Clinton, Rev. Faith Green Timmons asked him repeatedly to avoid talking politics.

President Barack Obama announced this week that by 2017, the U.S. will admit another 110,000 refugees. Of the 40,000 of those expected to be from the Near East and South Asia, many will likely be fleeing Syria’s violent and devastating civil war.

On Tuesday, the Army agreed to provide Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year jail sentence for sending classified military documents to Wikileaks, with gender confirmation surgery. Manning ended her hunger strike in light of the news.

Russian hackers obtained health records and alleged drug-testing files of Olympic athletes, including Simone Biles and Serena Williams. Hackers also targeted former Secretary of State Colin Powell, releasing emails in which he called Donald Trump a “national disgrace” and called Hillary Clinton “greedy.” Powell claimed that the hackers “have a lot more.”

Tropical Storm Julia left 6 million people under a flash flood warning this week, dumping a few inches of rain over the Southeast. It has since been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm.

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