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Pepperdine students Scott Hutchins, left, and Edward Adutwum, walk through the 9/11: Let Freedom Wave memorial, which features nearly 3,000 flags at Pepperdine University in memory of those who died in the 9/11 terror attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

High school sweethearts Madelynn Bastidas, 18, left, and Oscar Madriles, 20, hug each other in front a Downey barbecue restaurant where an armed suspect ran in took hostages, including Bastidas and Madriles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

People who knew the family of five found dead in their home seek to comfort one another as police investigate the scene of an apparent murder-suicide in Greenwood, Minn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Minneapolis Star Tribune

A woman walks towards a collapsed house on a field inundated by floodwaters in Joso, Japan. Thousands of rescuers arrived in a deluged city north of Tokyo to help evacuate hundreds of trapped residents and search for 12 people missing after torrential rains triggered massive flooding.


A man rides a bicycle in a road flooded with murky water in Joso, Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Masanori Takei / Associated Press

Demonstrators wave a huge Pro-Independece Catalan flag as they march during a Catalan Pro-Independence demonstration in Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain. The Spanish northeastern autonomous region celebrates its National Day on September 11 which coincides with the kick off of the electoral campaign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Ramos / Getty Images

A group of young seals waiting to be fed at the seal sanctury in Norden, Germany.


A Palestinian boy uses a slingshot to throw stones towards Israeli army troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Kfar Qaddum.


A hot air balloons flies over a lake at Moehnesee, western Germany.


A migrant woman cries as she is embraced by a relative upon their arrival on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. The EU unveiled plans to take 160,000 refugees from overstretched border states, as the United States said it would accept more Syrians to ease the pressure from the worst migration crisis since World War II.


A Syrian refugee woman hangs a curtain in her tent at an informal tented settlement in Irbil, northern Iraq. The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year, a significant increase from the 1,500 people who have been cleared to resettle in the U.S. since civil war broke out in the Middle Eastern country more than four years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seivan M.Salim / Associated Press

Aerial photos L91 and her new calf, L122. Federal scientists using a drone have captured photographs of a baby Puget Sound orca swimming alongside its mother in the waters of British Columbia. The new calf is the fifth baby since December to be born to the endangered population of killer whales that spend time in Washington state waters.


An Indian fisherman pushes his bicycle over dried mud on the banks of the Yamuna river in Allahabad.


A tourist walks past the Petronas Twin Towers covered by haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Wildfires caused by illegal land clearing in Indonesia's Sumatra and Borneo islands often spread choking haze to neighboring countries such as Malaysia and Singapore.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joshua Paul / Associated Press

A couple takes pictures in the middle of a cosmos field at Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

Retired Charlotte Fire Department Capt. Tony Bateman holds his niece, Lila Grace Nobles, 3, after helping place 2,997 'Flags of Remembrance,' at Romare Bearden Park in Charlotte, N.C., in honor of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chuck Burton / Associated Press

A man carries belongings through a flooded street northeast of Tokyo. Heavy rain is pummeling Japan for a second straight day, overflowing rivers and causing landslides and localized flooding in the eastern part of the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

The skeleton of Homo naledi pictured in the Wits bone vault at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The fossils are among nearly 1,700 bones and teeth retrieved from a nearly inaccessible cave near Johannesburg.


A large crowd of migrants wait for authorities to allow them to board a train leaving for the Austrian border at the Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary. Migrants who arrive in Budapest overnight gather in large numbers in the morning at the railway station as they try to be on the first trains leaving Budapest due to fears that the borders will soon close.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Win McNamee / Getty Images

A migrant makes his way into Hungary through a hole in the fence in Kanjiza, Serbia. Migrants are rushing to the border due to fears and rumors that the borders will soon close.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

A member of Hanover fly fishing club fishing in a lake near Lehrte, Germany.


Photographers and camera men take pictures of the retrieved giant Lenin head in Berlin, Germany. The head of the Lenin monument, which was dismantled in 1991, will be part of the exhibition 'Revealed. Berlin and his monuments'.


Palestinian men and women shout slogans and hold copies of the Kuran, Islam's holy book, during a protest against preventing them from entering the Al-Aqsa mosques compound in Jerusalem's Old City.


A woman clad in a burqa looks at other pieces of Afghanistan's traditional, all-encompassing dress at a store in Mazar-i Sharif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mustafa Najafizada / Associated Press

Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Muslims from all over the world have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

Tourists visit a garden during a hazy day in Singapore. Air pollution in Singapore reached its highest level in a year as smog from Indonesian forest fires shrouded the island nation in a veil of gray, irking tourists and alarming authorities with hours left before general elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

Padaung ethnic women listen to a speech of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, during her first official election campaign at Demoso township of Kayah State, eastern Myanmar.


Chicago Cubs right fielder Chris Coghlan dives into the crowd to catch a foul ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Tommy Pham for the final out of the fifth inning of a baseball game on Sept. 9, 2015 in St. Louis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Roberson / AP

Nathan Corrigan of Jersey competes in the Men's 200m Backstroke Final at the Aquatic Centre of the Tuanaimato Sports Facility on day three of the Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games on September 9, 2015 in Apia, Samoa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Barbour / Getty Images AsiaPac

A man is confronted by a Hungarian police officer with a dog as he holds his daughter as migrants run over a motorway from a collection point that had been set up to transport people to camps on September 9, 2015 in Morahalom, Hungary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images Europe

Queen Elizabeth II travels on a steam train to inaugurate the new £294 million Scottish Borders Railway, on the day the Queen becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch, on September 9, 2015 in Tweedbank, England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WPA Pool / Getty Images Europe

Newlywed couples stand in front of St. Peter's Basilica as they attend Pope Francis' weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sept. 9, 2015.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: L'Osservatore Romano

Smoke billows out from a plane that caught fire at McCarren International Airport on Sept. 8, 2015 in Las Vegas. An engine on the British Airways plane caught fire before takeoff, forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Somers / David Somers

An investigation is underway in South Los Angeles after the bodies of three children were found in a car on Sept. 9, 2015. A fourth person was taken to a hospital after a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Meteors light up the night sky above a road near Lietzen, Germany Sept. 7, 2015. The meteor is believed to be part of the debris of the Perseid cloud of comet Swift-Tuttle. The so-called 'Perseid shower' can be seen every year between July and October with its peak in the first and second weeks of August.


A Nepali Hindu devotee prays with lit incense sticks in front the Hindu God Bhimshen in Durbar Square during the Bhimsen Jatra festival in Lalitpur on Sept. 7, 2015. A majority of the Newar community in the area worship the Bhimsen God during the Bhimsen Jatra festival believing it brings prosperity to their business.


A Palestinian man wears a mask to protect his face from the dust as he walks past the Dome of the Rock mosque in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound during a sandstorm on Sept. 8, 2015, in the old city of Jerusalem. A massive sandstorm has blanketed much of the Middle East. Large parts of Lebanon, Israel and Cyprus were shrounded in a thick cloud of dust that meteorologists said had swept in from Iraq and Syria.


Gaza City is shrouded in dust as a sandstorm engulfs parts of the Middle East on Sept. 8, 2015.


Farmers throw straw at Belgian riot police during a European farmers protest outside the Berlaymont, background, the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, Sept. 7 2015. Thousands of farmers and tractors are demonstrating on the sidelines of a European Agriculture Ministers council, to protest against the decrease of their incomes and the increasing instability they are facing.


A refugee child cries as she sits on an overcrowded bus transporting refugees and migrants to the metro and train stations, after they disembarked from a government-chartered ferry in the port of Piraeus in the Athens area, on Sept. 8, 2105. More than 230,000 people have landed on Greek shores this year and the numbers have soared in recent weeks as people seek to take advantage of the calm summer weather.


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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

This week marked the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. More photos

Japan: Widespread flooding and landslides in northeast Japan have forced more than 90,000 people to abandon their homes. More photos

Johannesburg, South Africa: The skeleton of Homo naledi is unveiled in the Wits bone vault at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. More photos

Budapest, Hungary: A large crowd of migrants waits for authorities to allow them to board a train leaving for the Austrian border at the Keleti railway station. More photos

Jerusalem: Palestinian men and women shout slogans and hold copies of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, during a protest against being barred from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque’s compound in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Greenwood, Minn.: People who knew the family of five found dead in their home seek to comfort one another as police investigate the scene of an apparent murder-suicide.

Irbil, Iraq: A Syrian refugee woman hangs a curtain in her tent at an informal settlement in northern Iraq.

Add stops in Spain, Germany, Greece, British Columbia and the West Bank to round out the report.

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