From the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Florence to an unexpected proposal at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, these are the most striking pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on September 21, 2018, at 5:07 p.m. ET
A member of the North Carolina Task Force urban search and rescue team wades through a flooded neighborhood looking for residents who stayed behind in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Sept. 16.
Robert Simmons Jr. and his kitten "Survivor" are rescued from floodwaters after Hurricane Florence dumped several inches of rain in the area on Sept. 14.
Rescue workers make their way through floodwaters during Typhoon Mangkhut in Macau on Sept. 16.
A Hong Kong building is left in ruins during the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut on Sept. 17.
President Donald Trump and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, left, hand out food and other supplies during Hurricane Florence recovery efforts in New Bern, North Carolina, on Sept. 19.
Russian President Vladimir Putin aims a sniper rifle during a visit to the Patriot military exhibition center outside Moscow on Sept. 19.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrive for a banquet in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sept. 18.
Glenn Weiss, left, proposes to Jan Svendsen at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 17, in Los Angeles.
An autonomous F-VISION concept truck by Ford is on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles fair on Sept. 19, in Hanover, Germany.
Chilean police officers march with puppies, future police dogs, during the celebration parade of Chile's 208th Independence anniversary in Santiago, on Sept. 19.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, helps to prepare food in London at an event on Sept. 20, to mark the launch of a cookbook with recipes from a group of women affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
A Yemeni child suffering from malnutrition lies on a bed at a hospital in the northern district of Abs on Sept. 19. The three-year conflict between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels linked to Iran has pushed the already impoverished country to the brink of famine.
Pallets of unused water bottles are seen along an airplane runway a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 18.
Demonstrators march around AT&T Stadium in protest of the recent killings of two black men by police, in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 16.
Protesters carry a Palestinian who was shot and wounded by Israeli troops during a demonstration near the Israel-Gaza border on Sept. 14.
A masked demonstrator shows a Nicaraguan flag to a line of riot police blocking a street during a protest against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, on Sept. 16.
Students react during a vigil for slain Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena on Sept. 19, in Ames, Iowa. The body of Barquin, who was the 2018 Big 12 women's golf champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year, was found Monday morning in a pond at a golf course near the Iowa State campus.
A woman thanks a rescue worker after a minute of silence at the Tlalpan housing project, affected by the Sept. 2017 earthquake, in Mexico City on Sept. 19.
An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, in a picture released on Sept. 19.
Young visitors look at jellyfish at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, China, in a picture released on Sept. 20.
A transgender woman waits backstage to perform during an event to raise funds for their community in Mumbai on Sept. 20.
Turkish Shiite women take part in a religious procession held for the Shiite religious holiday of Ashura on Sept 20, in Istanbul.
Jewish worshippers take part in the Tashlich ritual on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in Israel, ahead of Yom Kippur on Sept. 17.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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