23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

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Here are some of the week’s most powerful photos, from the aftermath of Hurricane Sally to the ongoing forest fires on the west coast.

Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 5:23 pm ET

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Firefighters rest as they defend Mount Wilson Observatory during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles County on Sept. 17.

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A firefighter works at the site of the Bobcat fire that burns on slopes near Monrovia Canyon Park in Monrovia, California, Sept. 15.

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Fire retardant can be seen after it was dropped when the Bobcat Fire burned in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles on September 17th.

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The Oak Park Motel’s melted sign, destroyed by the flames of the Beachie Creek fire, can be seen in Gates, Oregon on September 13th.

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Dee Perez comforts Michael Reynolds in the ruins of his home that was destroyed in a fire in Almeda, Talent, Oregon on September 15.

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A jaguar crouches in an area recently burned by forest fires in Encontro das Águas Park in the Pantanal wetlands near Poconé, Brazil, on September 13.

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A view from a drone shows a vehicle driving through a flooded street in Gulf Shores, Alabama after Hurricane Sally on September 17.

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A man observes the flooding caused by Hurricane Sally on September 16 in downtown Pensacola, Florida.

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Immigrants carry their belongings on their flight to the capital Mytilene on the northeastern island of Lesbos in Greece on September 17th after a fire destroyed a refugee camp.

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The new temporary refugee camp on the northeastern island of Lesvos in Greece became homeless after more than 5,000 asylum seekers when the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp in Greece burned down on September 17.

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Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship navigates ice in the Arctic Ocean on September 15th.

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The Tyra East and Tyra West oil and gas processing platforms are pictured as the scrapping and recycling of the Tyra Field platforms begins on September 15 in the port of Frederikshavn, Denmark.

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A memorial to James Scurlock near where he was shot on May 30 in Omaha, Nebraska can be seen on September 16.

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Paul Rusesabagina is handcuffed by a police officer after his September 14 pre-trial session in Kicukiro Primary Court in Kigali, Rwanda.

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A pig with a lung injury is put on a prototype ventilator at the National University of Panama Veterinary School in Panama City on Sept. 17.

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A mother carries her newborn to a makeshift window where she is looked after by health workers in the COVID-19 isolation area of ​​Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital on September 18 during the coronavirus outbreak in Manila, Philippines.

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Kindergarten teacher Princess Bryant and paraprofessional Emily Lichtenstein meet their incoming students and parents remotely before the first day of class of the new school year on September 18 in Boston.

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People watch as actors from a French street theater company perform on the facade of a building in Nantes, France on September 18.

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The Slovenian Primož Roglič, who wears the yellow jersey of the overall leader, will climb the Loze Pass during the Tour de France cycle race on September 16.

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Cyclists hanging under the Grenoble Bastille cable cars during the Tour de France cycle race on September 16.

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An aerial view of kayaks sitting near cracked earth in the bed of the dried up Doubs River on September 15 in Villers-le-Lac, France.

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A model wears a Rubearth creation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid on September 13.

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A student wearing a face mask enters the school playground on the first day of school of the new school year during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on September 14 in Tirana, Albania.

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