Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and breathtaking pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on September 1, 2017, at 5:15 p.m. ET
Hurricane Harvey is pictured off the coast of Texas from aboard the International Space Station on Aug. 25.
Rescue boats fill a flooded street as residents are evacuated in Houston on Aug. 28.
Steve Culver cries with his dog Otis, on Aug. 26. Harvey, which Culver called the "most terrifying event in his life," destroyed most of his home while he and his wife took shelter in Rockport, Texas.
Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home in Houston on Aug. 27.
President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, gives a thumbs-up as they walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington for a short trip to Texas to survey the response to Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 29.
Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attend a march to Trump Tower in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, on Aug. 30 in New York City.
Blanca Hernandez sews stars on a Confederate flag in the Alabama Flag & Banner shop in Huntsville, Alabama, on Aug. 24.
Demonstrators clash during a free speech rally on Aug. 27, in Berkeley. Several thousand people converged in Berkeley on Sunday for a "Rally Against Hate" in response to a planned right-wing protest that raised concerns of violence and triggered a massive police presence.
Demonstrators clash with riot police during a student protest at the University of Chile in Santiago on Aug. 25.
Smoke rises during clashes between joint troops of the Iraqi army and Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces against ISIS militants in Tal Afar, Iraq, on Aug. 26.
A rescue worker makes an announcement on a loudspeaker at a site in Mumbai where a five-story building collapsed on Aug. 31, following torrential rains that lashed western India.
Indians wade through a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on Aug. 29.
A member of the Venezuelan National Militia teaches a woman how to use a rifle during a military exercise in Caracas, Venezuela, on Aug. 26.
Afghan police try to rescue a child at the site of a suicide attack and clash between Afghan forces and insurgents, following an attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 25.
An injured man receives treatment after a suicide attack, inside a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29.
Young cadets and schoolgirls attend a ceremony at a cadet lyceum in Kiev on Sept. 1, or Knowledge Day, which traditionally marks the first day of the school year in Ukraine.
People stand next to candles and flowers placed on the ground in Barcelona on Aug. 24 for the victims of the city's terrorist attack on Aug. 17.
Tributes and flowers line the gates of Kensington Palace on the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, on Aug. 31 in London.
Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage on Aug. 29.
Muslims sit on top of trains as they travel to their hometowns ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sept. 1.
Festivalgoers are soaked with tomato pulp while participating the annual Tomatina festival on Aug. 30, in Bunol, Spain. An estimated 22,000 people threw 150 tons of ripe tomatoes in the world's biggest tomato fight held annually in this Spanish Mediterranean town.
Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga celebrate in Uhuru Park, some carrying Kenyan flags and posters of Odinga, after hearing the verdict in Nairobi on Sept. 1. Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win last month and called for new elections within 60 days, shocking a country that had been braced for further protests by opposition supporters.
Revelers in colorful feathers dance in the streets during the Notting Hill Carnival in London on Aug. 28.
A man walks through a field of alfalfa and oats (the green strip) in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, on Aug. 26.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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