Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and breathtaking pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on October 6, 2017, at 5:08 p.m. ET
People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire broke out on Oct. 1, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on the music festival, leaving 58 dead and over 480 injured.
Police officers advise people to take cover near the scene in Las Vegas on Oct. 1.
A woman sits on a curb following the shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 2.
Air Force One departs Las Vegas on Oct. 4, past the broken windows of the Mandalay Bay hotel, where Stephen Paddock carried out a mass shooting along the Las Vegas Strip.
An entire community is reduced to rubble in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 28.
Irma Maldanado checks on her father, Ignacio Maldanado Ortiz, who uses an oxygen machine due to his emphysema, on Oct. 2, in Corozal, Puerto Rico. Irma said her father is in need of oxygen but has no way of getting a supply in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd as if playing basketball, as he hands out supplies in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3.
Demonstrators in Barcelona march on Sept. 30, in favor of unity in Spain and against a disputed referendum on the region's independence.
Spanish National Police officers in plain clothes try to snatch a ballot box from polling station officials in Barcelona on Oct. 1. The Spanish government and its security forces are trying to prevent voting in the independence referendum, which is backed by Catalan regional authorities.
A Spanish riot police officer shoots rubber bullets at people trying to reach a voting site in Barcelona on Oct. 1.
Firefighters join protesters outside the Spanish government delegation during a strike in Barcelona on Oct. 3. Labor unions and grassroots pro-independence groups urged workers to hold partial or full-day strikes throughout Catalonia to protest alleged brutality by police that left hundreds of people injured during a referendum on the region's secession from Spain.
A hearing attendee looks on as Richard Smith, former chairman and CEO of Equifax, testifies before the US Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Oct. 4.
A Shiite Muslim boy prays after he beat himself at a mosque during a religious festival marking Ashura, in central Yangon, Myanmar, on Oct. 1.
A Bangladeshi man helps Rohingya Muslim refugees disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi shoreline of the Naf River after crossing the border from Myanmar in Teknaf on Sept. 30. More than 2,000 Rohingya have gathered along Myanmar's coast this week after trekking from inland villages in Rakhine state to join the refugee exodus to Bangladesh.
Rohingya refugees collapse from exhaustion as they arrive by a small wooden boat from Myanmar to the shore of Shah Porir Dwip, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Oct. 1.
Turkish Armed Forces continue to conduct a military drill on its 12th day on the Turkish–Iraqi border in Sirnak province, Turkey, on Sept. 29.
In advance of Fleet Week performances, the US Navy Blue Angels and Team Oracle aerobatics pilot Sean D. Tucker fly over the San Francisco Bay on Oct. 5.
Newly married Chechen brides attend the City Day celebration in Grozny, Russia, on Oct. 5.
With a small makeshift memorial for Sunday's mass shooting victims below the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, a wedding party poses for photos at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 5.
Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende kiss during their wedding at Schöneberg district town hall on Oct. 1 in Berlin. It was the very first wedding after the new Ehe für alle (wedding for everyone) law went into effect.
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbor to celebrate National Day on Oct. 1 in Hong Kong. China is celebrating the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
In remembrance of Tom Petty, his star is adorned with flowers and other items on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, on Oct. 3.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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