From the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian to the tragic shooting spree in West Texas, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on September 6, 2019, at 5:03 p.m. ET
This GOES-16 satellite image shows Hurricane Dorian churning over the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 31.
Volunteers walk under the wind and rain from Hurricane Dorian through a flooded road as they work to rescue families in Freeport, Bahamas, on Sept. 3.
Damage caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on Sept. 4.
Roshanne Eyma (center) cries as she is greeted by members of her church after being rescued and flown to Nassau from the devastated Abaco Island on Sept. 4.
President Donald Trump holds a chart showing an altered track of Hurricane Dorian during a status report meeting on the hurricane in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 4.
Ivanka Trump (center) poses along with Vice President of Colombia Marta Lucía Ramírez (left) and Colombia's minister of national defense, Guillermo Botero, at the General Santander National Police Academy in Bogotá, Colombia, on Sept. 3.
The Boston Straight Pride Parade makes it way down Boylston Street on Aug. 31.
Celeste Lujan and Yasmin Natera hold a sign in honor of Leilah Hernandez during a vigil in Odessa, Texas, on Sept. 1 for victims of the shooting spree the day before.
Dave Acosta, founder of Fight Back, holds a dummy handgun as he talks to teachers from the Freedom Preparatory Academy in Provo, Utah, about how to react and fight back during an active shooter event Sept. 4.
Students form a human chain outside the Maryknoll Convent School in Hong Kong on Sept. 6. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the decision to withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory was her government's own initiative to break the impasse, and not Beijing's directive.
An airline crew member makes his way through a barrier set up by protesters at Hong Kong International Airport on Sept. 1. Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists attempted to block transport routes to the city's airport as the financial hub began cleaning up after another night of serious violence marked by fires, tears gas, and police beatings.
Demonstrators for and against Brexit protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Sept. 4. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a historic defeat in Parliament, and the showdown over Brexit continues.
Yemeni children attend class on the first day of the new academic year in the city of Taez on Sept. 3. The school was damaged last year in an air strike during fighting between the Saudi-backed government forces and the Huthi rebels.
Land recently burned and deforested by cattle farmers near Canutama, Brazil, on Sept. 2.
People embrace at Santa Barbara Harbor at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Conception fire in Santa Barbara, California, on Sept. 3. The diving ship caught fire and sank while anchored near Santa Cruz Island in the early morning hours of Sept. 2.
Balloons and tributes adorn the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace in London on the 22nd anniversary of Princess Diana's death on Aug. 31.
Jade Wheatley from Australia takes part in the Bali Adaptive Pro, an international contest for surfers with disabilities, at Canggu Beach, Indonesia, on Sept. 3.
Paradegoers walk in the annual West Indian Day Parade on Sept. 2 in Brooklyn. The annual celebration of Caribbean culture is one of the largest of its kind and features dozens of floats and costumed participants that make their way down Flatbush Avenue.
Hindu devotees recite prayers on the banks of the Bagmati River to mark "Rishi Panchami" in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 3.
A young female Indian rhinoceros, born on Aug. 28, plays with its mother inside their internal enclosure at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France, on Sept. 2.
Mont-Saint-Michel is reflected in the shallow water during low tide in northwestern France on Sept. 2.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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