back to top

23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and breathtaking pictures from the past week.

Posted on
Kcna Kcna / Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on Sept. 16.

Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

A rescue worker inspects the debris of a collapsed building on Sept. 21, following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico City on Sept. 19.

Latincontent / Getty Images

Rescuers and residents assist an injured victim amid the ruins of a building knocked down by the earthquake that jolted central Mexico on Sept. 19.

Advertisement
Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

A man looks for valuables in the damaged house of a relative in Guayama, Puerto Rico, after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria, on Sept. 20.

David Ramos / Getty Images

Demonstrators clash with Spanish National Police officers outside the headquarters of the Popular Unity Candidacy, a pro-Catalan independence political party, on Sept. 20, in Barcelona. Spanish Civil Guard police have stormed several Catalan government ministries in an attempt to stop the region's upcoming independence referendum on Oct. 1, which has been deemed illegal by the Spanish government in Madrid.

Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Protesters burn a cube effigy with a face of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a National Day of Protest outside the presidential palace in Manila on Sept. 21.

Lawrence Bryant / Reuters

Protesters stage a "die-in" during a peaceful rally outside the police headquarters in St. Louis, following the "not guilty" verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, on Sept. 17.

Advertisement
Lawrence Bryant / Reuters

Police officers spray a chemical agent at protesters in St. Louis, following the "not guilty" verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, on Sept. 17.

Jack Taylor / Getty Images

A man takes a photograph of a new work by street artist Banksy on a wall by the Barbican Centre on Sept. 18 in London. One of the new Banksy works is based on Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 piece "Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump" and depicts a figure being questioned by two police officers.

Alvaro Barrientos / AP

Pro-independence supporters wave flags during a rally in support for the secession of the Catalonia region from Spain on Sept. 16 in Bilbao, Spain.

Julio Cortez / AP

Former president Barack Obama speaks during the Goalkeepers Conference hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Sept. 20 in New York.

Drew Angerer / Getty Images

The American flag billows in the wind as immigrants take the oath of allegiance to the US during a naturalization ceremony, on Sept. 15 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Advertisement
Mohammad Ponir Hossain / Reuters

Shaheda, 40, a Rohingya refugee woman who said her body was burnt when the Myanmar army set fire to her house, receives treatment on Sept. 19 at the Cox's Bazar District Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

A man carries supplies across a stream as monsoon rains continue to make life miserable for the displaced Rohingya people, on Sept. 17, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in the Rakhine state.

Jack Taylor / Getty Images

Police officers stand guard by a property being searched in connection with the attack on Parsons Green station, on Sept. 13, in Sunbury, England.

Patrick Van Katwijk / Getty Images

Horses of the Cavalry honorary escort in The Hague, Netherlands, are tested with noise, music, and smoke during a training session on Sept. 18, the day before Prinsjesdag, the opening of the parliamentary year. The horses escort the King and Queen of The Netherlands during their coach ride at Prinsjesdag.

Advertisement
Charlotte Graham / Charlotte Graham/REX/Shutterstock

Peter Glazebrook shows off his winning zucchini weighing nearly 150 Ibs., at the Autumn Harrogate Flower Show in Yorkshire, England, on Sept. 15.

Gulshan Khan / AFP / Getty Images

The "Boxing Gogos" stretch as they take part in a session hosted by the A-Team Gym on Sept. 19 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The grandmothers, many of whom are over 70, claim that they no longer suffer from the ailments they had before and are stronger than ever.

Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

Daniel Levitch holds a shofar for his daughter Gillian Levitch, 4, to blow at a Tashlich ceremony, a Rosh Hashanah ritual to symbolically cast away sins, during the Nashuva Spiritual Community Jewish New Year celebration on Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Sept. 21.

BuzzFeed's resident photo geek.

Contact Gabriel H. Sanchez at gabriel.sanchez@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.

Promoted