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20 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From Hurricane Florence to the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, here are the most eye-catching pictures from this past week.

Posted on September 14, 2018, at 4:56 p.m. ET

Hurricane Florence gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean as it moves west, seen from the International Space Station on Sept. 10.
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Hurricane Florence gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean as it moves west, seen from the International Space Station on Sept. 10.

Residents of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, use plywood with the words 'Looters will be shot' to cover the windows of a bar ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence on Sept. 12.
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Residents of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, use plywood with the words 'Looters will be shot' to cover the windows of a bar ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence on Sept. 12.

Portions of a boat dock and boardwalk are destroyed by powerful wind and waves as Hurricane Florence arrives on Sept. 13, in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.
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Portions of a boat dock and boardwalk are destroyed by powerful wind and waves as Hurricane Florence arrives on Sept. 13, in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

A neighbor looks at a home burned in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Sept. 14.
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A neighbor looks at a home burned in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Sept. 14.

People observe the 'Tribute in Light' atop the Battery Parking Garage as it rises skyward in Lower Manhattan on September 11, in New York City.
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People observe the 'Tribute in Light' atop the Battery Parking Garage as it rises skyward in Lower Manhattan on September 11, in New York City.

A Port Authority Police Officer looks down into the South Pool during observances on Sept. 11, held on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks at the annual ceremony at the Ground Zero memorial site.
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A Port Authority Police Officer looks down into the South Pool during observances on Sept. 11, held on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks at the annual ceremony at the Ground Zero memorial site.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11.

Women embrace through the border fence during the "Interfaith Service for Justice and Mercy at the Border" in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Sept. 7.
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Women embrace through the border fence during the "Interfaith Service for Justice and Mercy at the Border" in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Sept. 7.

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, is hugged by Serena Williams after Osaka defeated Williams in the women's final of the US Open tennis tournament on Sept. 8, in New York City.
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, is hugged by Serena Williams after Osaka defeated Williams in the women's final of the US Open tennis tournament on Sept. 8, in New York City.

A man peers inside a destroyed car next to the ruins of a house that was struck by a landslide triggered by an earthquake, on Sept. 8, in Atsuma, Japan.
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A man peers inside a destroyed car next to the ruins of a house that was struck by a landslide triggered by an earthquake, on Sept. 8, in Atsuma, Japan.

A Syrian child tries an improvised gas mask made by his father as part of preparations for any upcoming raids in the village of Maar Shurin on Sept. 11.
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A Syrian child tries an improvised gas mask made by his father as part of preparations for any upcoming raids in the village of Maar Shurin on Sept. 11.

A Syrian child sits in a cave seeking shelter from government forces' bombardment, in the village of al-Habit on Sept. 12.
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A Syrian child sits in a cave seeking shelter from government forces' bombardment, in the village of al-Habit on Sept. 12.

University students run during a demonstration against the recent violence on student-led groups, on Sept. 3, in Mexico City.
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University students run during a demonstration against the recent violence on student-led groups, on Sept. 3, in Mexico City.

Palestinian cameraman Atia Hijazi is carried to an ambulance after being shot on the beach near the maritime border with Israel during a demonstration on Sept. 10.
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Palestinian cameraman Atia Hijazi is carried to an ambulance after being shot on the beach near the maritime border with Israel during a demonstration on Sept. 10.

Police officers detain a young man during a protest rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Sept. 9.
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Police officers detain a young man during a protest rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Sept. 9.

People wave pro-independence Catalan flags during a demonstration in Barcelona on Sept. 11.
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People wave pro-independence Catalan flags during a demonstration in Barcelona on Sept. 11.

Sikh devotees perform Gatka, a traditional martial arts form during celebrations to mark the 414th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib, the religious book of Sikhs, in Amritsar, India, on Sept. 10.
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Sikh devotees perform Gatka, a traditional martial arts form during celebrations to mark the 414th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib, the religious book of Sikhs, in Amritsar, India, on Sept. 10.

A veterinarian tends to a rescued baby black gibbon at a local nature conservation agency's office in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Sept. 13.
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A veterinarian tends to a rescued baby black gibbon at a local nature conservation agency's office in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Sept. 13.

A Saudi man with his body covered with bees poses for a picture in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, on Sept. 11.
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A Saudi man with his body covered with bees poses for a picture in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, on Sept. 11.

An aerial photo shows a boat carrying migrants stranded in the Strait of Gibraltar before being rescued on Sept. 8.
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An aerial photo shows a boat carrying migrants stranded in the Strait of Gibraltar before being rescued on Sept. 8.

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