27 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Hurricane Laura, protests against systemic racism, the Republican National Convention, and at-home school — these are the images that moved us this week.

BuzzFeed News
Kerem Yucel / Getty Images

Protesters raise their fists during a demonstration against the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 26, 2020.

Stephen Maturen / Reuters

People bicycle past a vehicle damaged after protests following the police shooting of Black man Jacob Blake, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, August 24, 2020.

Brandon Bell / Getty Images

A boy sits on his bike in front of law enforcement at the Kenosha County Courthouse during a protest against police brutality after the shooting of Jacob Blake, August 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Scott Olson / Getty Images

A woman holds a sign while standing in a burned-out used car lot after a night of unrest, on August 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Stephen Maturen / Reuters

Letetra Wideman and Zanetia Blake, sisters of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot several times in the back by a police officer, embrace during a news conference outside the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, August 25, 2020.

Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

An empty NBA arena after all playoff games were postponed in protest of Blake's shooting, August 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Jonathan Ernst / Getty Images

Rev. Al Sharpton, whose National Action Network organized the Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks protest against racism and police brutality, stands on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2020, in Washington, DC.

Susan Walsh / AP

Kellyanne Conway prepares to tape her speech for the third day of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC, Aug. 26, 2020.

Olivier Douliery / Getty Images

Demonstrators rally to protest US President Donald Trump's acceptance of the Republican National Convention nomination at Black Lives Matter Plaza across from the White House on August 27, 2020, in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg / Getty Images

President Donald Trump turns toward the audience as, from right, Barron Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Donald Trump Jr., stand in front of the White House during the Republican National Convention, Aug. 27, 2020.

Shmuel Thler / The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP

A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighter monitors a backburn near Felton, Aug. 26, 2020, where the CZU Lightning Complex fire continued to burn.

Bloomberg / Getty Images

A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter flies over a chemical fire burning at a BioLab plant after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Aug. 27, 2020.

David J. Phillip / AP

Buildings and homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Aug. 27, 2020, near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Andrew Caballero-reynolds / Getty Images

A man looks at damage inside the Capitol One Bank Tower, where its windows were blown out after Hurricane Laura passed through on August 27, 2020 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Eric Gay / AP

Benjamin Luna helps recover items from the children's wing of the First Pentecostal Church that was destroyed by Hurricane Laura, Aug. 27, 2020, in Orange, Texas.

Dmitri Lovetsky / AP

Opposition activist Nina Baginskaya, 73, center, struggles with police during a Belarusian opposition supporters rally at Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 26, 2020.

Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters

Relatives hold portraits of a Ukrainian service member who was killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine ahead of the Day of Remembrance of Ukraine's Defenders, in front of the Russian embassy in Kyiv, August 28, 2020.

Luis Robayo / Getty Images

Relatives of Heine Collazos and Esneider Collazos, two of the six men massacred by alleged members of an armed group on August 21 in the rural area of El Tambo, attend their funeral in Popayan, Colombia, on August 25, 2020.

Rahmat Gul / AP

An Afghan is treated at a hospital after a mudslide during heavy flooding in Parwan province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2020.

K.m. Chaudary / AP

A Shiite Muslim boy beats his chest with others during a Muharram procession, in Lahore, Pakistan, Aug. 28, 2020.

Jack Hill / AP

Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson sits on the floor with other students during a visit to Castle Rock school on the pupils' first day back, in Coalville, East Midlands, England, Aug, 26, 2020.

Jeff Roberson / AP

Audra Quisenberry, left, whispers in the ear of her classmate Logan Bowhay, both 6, as they wait to meet other schoolmates via Zoom at Premier Martial Arts, Aug. 24, 2020, in Wildwood, Missouri.

Carlo Allegri / Reuters

People attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art on its first day open since closing due to the coronavirus outbreak in Manhattan, August 27, 2020.

Mohd Rasfan / Getty Images

Members of the Royal Malay Regiment Guard of Honour take part in a rehearsal for the upcoming National Day celebrations at the National Heroes Square in Putrajaya on August 28, 2020.

Nelson Almeida / Getty Images

Brazilian ballet teacher Esmeralda Gazal gives an online class from her house in São Paulo, Brazil, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Claudio Cruz / Getty Images

A health worker takes a selfie with LaLuchy Robotina robot at the National Medical Center in Mexico City, on August 27, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

A man walks in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool during the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 2020, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.