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Our top photos from the past week.

Athletes protest racial injustice

Athletes stage on-field protests against police brutality and racial injustice, as President Donald Trump urges fans to consider an NFL boycott.

Merkel wins German election

Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office but her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right.

Prince Harry opens Invictus Games

Prince Harry, Melania Trump and Justin Trudeau help kick off the Invictus Games in Toronto, where more than 550 injured and wounded servicemen and women from 17 allied nations take part in 12 adaptive sports.

Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria dumped heavy rain on the U.S. territory after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island.

Inside the U.N. General Assembly

World leaders from 193 member states gather for the global body's annual meeting.

Jewish New Year

Jewish faithful around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

Countdown to German election

On the campaign trail as Germans prepare to go to the polls.

Mexico reels after devastating earthquake

Rescuers toil to find survivors in the rubble after a devastating earthquake in central Mexico killed more than 200 people.

Milan Fashion Week

Backstage and collection highlights from Milan.

REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Rohingya baby dies in border crossing

A crying Rohingya mother in a yellow headscarf cradling her five-week-old infant son who died after their boat capsized is one of the most powerful Reuters images of Muslim refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Brazilians toil for gold in illegal mines

Informal mining in Brazil is seen by many as a scourge polluting the Amazon rainforest, poisoning indigenous tribes and robbing the nation of its wealth. For others it is a way of life.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Rooftop explorers defy death and gravity

A handful of young Muscovites spend their spare time braving the risk of arrest, injury and even death to scale tall buildings. Their motivation is simple: to feel more alive.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

Syrian family shares kisses through fence

After more than a year of separation Syrian refugee Ammar Hammasho was finally, though briefly, reunited with his wife and four children through a chain link fence topped with barbed wire in Cyprus.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Gaza rapper hopes to make his mark

Ibrahim Ghunaim, or MC Gaza as he likes to be called, raps to a different beat in an Islamist-ruled Palestinian enclave rocked by internal conflict and three wars with Israel over the past decade.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Short on supplies, South Sudan rebels fight on

Before the South Sudanese rebels attacked the town of Kaya, they handed out supplies - a ragged strip of red cloth to identify themselves to each other as friendly forces, a packet of biscuits, and two precious magazines of ammunition per fighter.  Full Coverage