From goodbyes to John McCain and Aretha Franklin to the aftermath of riots in South Africa and Germany, here are the most eye-catching and emotional pictures from this past week.
Posted on August 31, 2018, at 3:32 p.m. ET
The body of Aretha Franklin lies in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, on Aug. 28 in Detroit.
Fans of soul music icon Aretha Franklin line up outside Greater Grace Temple at 2:30 a.m., hoping to be one of the thousand members of the general public to be allowed in to the singer's funeral, on Aug. 31 in Detroit.
Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, touches the casket during a memorial service at the Arizona capitol, on Aug. 29 in Phoenix.
Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question aboard a flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, on Aug. 26.
Andrew Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum, address supporters after he won the Democratic primary for governor on Aug. 28 in Tallahassee, Florida. Gillum defeated former representative Gwen Graham, the daughter of former senator Bob Graham, and four other candidates.
A volunteer member of the advance team for President Donald Trump blocks a camera as a photojournalist attempts to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally at the Ford Center, on Aug. 30, in Evansville, Indiana.
A reveler enjoys the atmosphere while participating in the annual Tomatina festival, in which participants throw tomatoes at each other, on Aug. 29 in Buñol, Spain.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet the cast and crew of Hamilton backstage after the gala performance in support of Sentebale at Victoria Palace Theatre on Aug. 29 in London.
A flotilla of friends raft down the Saco River at Bar Mills in Buxton, Maine, on Aug. 26.
From left, President James Monroe's fifth-generation grandson Richard Emory Gatchell Jr., first lady Melania Trump, and President Dwight Eisenhower's granddaughter Mary Jean Eisenhower, participate in a presidential tree planting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, on Aug. 27.
Police are seen at Jabavu during the looting of shops allegedly owned by foreign nationals on Aug. 29 in Soweto, South Africa. Violence and riots erupted in Soweto amid allegations that foreign-owned shops were selling expired food and items with counterfeit labels.
Rohingya girls cross a makeshift bamboo bridge at Kutupalong refugee camp, where they have been living amid uncertainty over their future after they fled Myanmar to escape violence a year ago, in Bangladesh, on Aug. 28.
A woman reacts to a swarm of bees in Times Square in New York City, on Aug. 28.
A girl sings with Turkish soldiers during a ceremony marking the 96th anniversary of Victory Day at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 30.
Soldiers with the Chinese People's Liberation Army honor guard prepare for the welcome ceremony for Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Aug. 30.
The team from Japan competes in the artistic swimming women's teams technical routine event at GBK Aquatic Center at the Asian Games, on Aug. 29 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A competitor takes part in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Waen Rhydd peat bog at Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, on Aug. 26.
Dead sea turtles float on the sea near Puerto Escondido, Mexico, on Aug. 28. The office for environmental protection said that about 300 sea turtles have died on Mexico's southern Pacific coast after they were trapped in an abandoned illegal fishing net.
A general view of the heavy flooding in Hilo, Hawaii, on Aug. 24, in this still image taken from a social media video.
Right-wing supporters gather outside CFC stadium to protest against Saxony Gov. Michael Kretschmer on Aug. 30 in Chemnitz, Germany. Chemnitz has witnessed large-scale xenophobic, right-wing protests in recent days following the suspected murder of a German man by refugees, one from Syria and the other one from Iraq, last weekend.
A girl attends the inauguration of the Memorial to the Disappeared at La Gallera in Tijuana, Mexico, on International Day of the Disappeared, on Aug. 30.
North and South Korean separated family members bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea, on Aug. 26.
Giant Panda Yang Yang holds a brush behind pictures she painted at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. One hundred of her works will be sold online for 490 euros each to fund a picture book about the Vienna zoo's pandas.
Kate Bubacz is the Deputy Photo Director for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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