Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and breathtaking pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on October 13, 2017, at 5:08 p.m. ET
A truck burns as fire ravages the Napa wine region in California on Oct. 9.
Homes destroyed by fire in Santa Rosa, California, Oct. 11.
A Fountaingrove Village homeowner surveys his destroyed residence in Santa Rosa, California, on Oct. 9.
Vice President Mike Pence stands during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 8 in Indianapolis.
The San Francisco 49ers kneel and stand together during the anthem prior to the game against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 8.
A woman writes a message on one of the white crosses set up for the victims of the Route 91 Harvest music festival mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 7.
Puerto Ricans look at a section of a road that collapsed and continues to erode days after Hurricane Maria swept through the island on Oct. 7 in Barranquitas.
Soldiers in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade deliver food and water during recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in Verde de Comerio, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 7.
A Russian emergency service helicopter carries water past billows of smoke as firefighters battle a massive blaze at a shopping mall on the western outskirts of Moscow on Oct. 8.
An opposition politician of the National Super Alliance coalition reacts after a gas canister fired by police hit his car during a protest in Nairobi on Oct. 13.
A demonstrator is detained by riot police during a rally against Columbus Day in downtown Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 9.
Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (left) smiles as he presents a puppy to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 11.
People on a rooftop wave Spanish flags during a march in downtown Barcelona to protest the Catalan government's push for secession from the rest of Spain, on Oct. 8.
Leader of the collation CUP party Anna Gabriel looks at an independence declaration document after a parliamentary session in Barcelona on Oct. 10. Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont says he has a mandate to declare independence for the northeastern region, but proposes waiting "a few weeks" in order to facilitate a dialogue.
Bodies of Rohingya refugees who died when their boat capsized while fleeing Myanmar are placed in a local madrasa in Bangladesh on Oct. 9.
A woman comforts her husband suffering from severe diarrhea at a dysentery clinic run by Medical Teams International in Kutupalong camp, Bangladesh, on Oct. 6.
An H-2A rocket carrying Japan's fourth and final quasi-zenith satellite, the Michibiki No. 4, lifts off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, on Oct. 10.
The University Tokai Challenger vehicle from Japan races on Day 2 of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge on Oct. 9, in Elliott, Australia. Teams from across the globe are competing in the 2017 World Solar Challenge — a 3,000-kilometer solar-powered vehicle race between Darwin and Adelaide.
A fan cosplays as Superman during New York Comic Con on Oct. 8 in New York City.
Stormtroopers march down the field during the halftime of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 9 in Chicago.
LED Drum group Sparks lead the Leeds Light Night Carnival parade through Leeds city center on Oct. 5. The Light Night is an annual free multi-arts festival that takes place every year in the UK.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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