21 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the heated Democratic presidential debate, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

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New York City Fire Department firefighters pause in silence outside Firehouse Engine 10 and Ladder Company 10 on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2019.

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The moon passes through the annual Tribute in Light illuminated on the skyline of lower Manhattan on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11, as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey.

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The US flag is draped at the Pentagon building at dawn in preparation for the 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Arlington, Virginia, on Sept. 11.

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Protesters are escorted out of the auditorium by security during the Democratic presidential debate at Texas Southern University on Sept. 12 in Houston.

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People dressed as characters from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale wait in line to get a copy of her new novel, The Testaments, at Waterstones bookshop in London, Sept. 9.

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US Border Patrol agent Carlos Ruiz apprehends a mother and daughter from Ecuador on Sept. 10 in Penitas, Texas.

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Scuffles break out between pro- and anti-Brexit protesters Sept. 9, the final day before Parliament is prorogued, suspending proceedings until Oct. 31.

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Pro-democracy protesters gather at a shopping mall in Hong Kong on Sept. 11. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reassured foreign investors on Wednesday that the Asian financial hub can rebound from months of protests, despite no sign that the unrest will subside.

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A police officer stands guard as protesters aim laser pointers at him outside the Mongkok Police Station on Sept. 6 in Hong Kong.

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An employee at the Information Center of the Russian Central Election Commission inspects security cameras at polling stations Sept. 8 in Moscow.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone 11 Pro at an Apple event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 10.

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A man checks his phone as he stands next to the ground-based, laser-guided rocket by BAE Systems on day two of the DSEI arms fair on Sept. 11 in London.

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Thousands of school backpacks are laid out in an installation on the North Lawn of the United Nations on Sept. 8. The installation, created by UNICEF, illustrates the scale of child deaths in conflict zones in 2018.

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Members of the US Coast Guard unload supplies from a Coast Guard helicopter from the side of the cargo ship Golden Ray on Sept. 9, after the vessel overturned while leaving the Port of Brunswick, Georgia.

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Iraqi Shiite Muslims take part in commemorations marking the eighth day of Muharram ahead of Ashura on Sept. 8 in the southern city of Basra.

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A Shiite Muslim man flagellates with others during the religious procession ahead of Ashura in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sept. 9.

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A young girl dressed as the Living Goddess Kumari participates in the Kumari Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 11.

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Synobia Reckley holds up the dress her niece wore as a flower girl at her wedding, as she goes through the rubble of her home destroyed a week ago by Hurricane Dorian in Rocky Creek East End, Bahamas, on Sept. 8.


Prince Harry gets a hug from Zara Jess Gudza as he visits Lealands High School in Luton, England, as part of the Rugby Football Union All Schools program on Sept. 12.

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Anastasia Diodorova of Russia competes during day three of the London 2019 Para Swimming Allianz Championships in London on Sept. 11.

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A dog goes down the slide during the Bow Wow Beach Doggie Day at Water World in Federal Heights, Colorado, on Sept. 7.