A coup in Burkina Faso, wildfires in California, a new hair accessory trend in Beijing, airstrikes in Yemen, Fashion Week in New York, migrants continue to flood into Europe, underwater robotics in France, an earthquake in Chile, and much more.
Robert Hooper, exhausted after several days with little sleep, hugs his dog Toby on his property, which was burned by the Valley Fire, near Middleton, California, on September 14, 2015. The Northern California wildfire, ranked as the most destructive to hit the drought-stricken U.S. West this year, has claimed at least three lives and burned 585 homes to the ground, fire officials reported.
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People make their way through fields at the border between Serbia and Croatia near Tovarnik, Croatia, on September 16, 2015. The first groups of migrants have started arriving in Croatia—a new entry point into the European Union after Hungary sealed off its border with Serbia with massive coils of barbed wire.
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A fishing boat that was carried aground by the sea while moored in the port of Coquimbo, some 445 kilometers north of Santiago, during the previous night’s earthquake on September 17, 2015. A million people were evacuated in Chile after an 8.3-magnitude quake struck offshore in the Pacific, killing at least 10 people and triggering tsunami waves along Chile’s northern coast.
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Rainwater streaks across practice courts before Roger Federer, of Switzerland, played Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, in the men’s championship match of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on September 13, 2015, in New York.
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A power line burns as the Butte Fire rages along East Murray Creek Road in Mountain Ranch, California, on September 11, 2015.
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Boats set out from a port as the seasonal fishing ban ends in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, on September 16, 2015.
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A Comex diver wearing a Gandolfi spacesuit undertakes training procedures in the Comex swimming pool in Marseille, France, on September 16, 2015. The diver used an underwater computer to drive the robotic vehicle, “Yemo,” made by German company DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence). This training session prepared for further operations on the moon or Mars.
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Members of Saudi security forces take part in a military parade in preparation for the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca on September 17, 2015.
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A mannequin wears a Kinetic Operations Suit featuring Quad Optic goggles on the Vision stand inside the ExCeL center in London on September 15, 2015, during the Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition, a massive arms fair showcasing technology to tackle everything from militant groups to civil unrest and hackers. Held every two years, the four-day DSEI show has grown to five times the size it was when it first opened 15 years ago.
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A young boy wraps up to keep warm as migrants wake up to a cold morning on the Hungarian border with Serbia in Roszke, Hungary, on September 13, 2015. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called “Balkans route” has exploded, with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then traveling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war-torn countries such as Syria marks the largest migration of people since World War II.
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A worker prepares to fit a wooden arm onto a Christ statue during preparations of the altar where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in the Plaza of the Revolution in Havana, Cuba, on September 17, 2015.
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A deer runs through a property burned by the Valley Fire in Hidden Valley Lake, California, on September 15, 2015.
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A child jockey waits at the starting box during traditional horse races as part of the Moyo festival in Sumbawa Island, Indonesia, on September 15, 2015. Horse races, known as main jaran, are part of the culture for the people of Sumbawa, where the horse has an important role in all aspects of their daily life, including transportation and culture. The horseback-racing tradition involves child jockeys, aged 5-10 years, riding bareback. For each race, the jockeys get paid around 50,000 rupees, or $5.
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Riders take a curve during qualifying sessions for the 79th Bol d’Or motorcycle endurance race at the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet, France, on September 18, 2015. The Bol d’Or 2015, a 24-hour motorcycle endurance race, will take place at Le Castellet on September 19-20, 2015.
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Prisoner Stuart Horner sits on the roof of Manchester’s Strangeways prison in Manchester, Britain, on September 15, 2015. Horner, a convicted murderer, spent several nights on the prison roof protesting conditions inside the jail.
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A skateboarder performs an ollie kickflip in Havana, Cuba, on September 16, 2015.
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Troops hold colored cards during a military parade celebrating Independence Day at Zocalo Square in downtown Mexico City on September 16, 2015.
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A Syrian refugee boy walks in a sunflower field while he and other migrants wait inside and outside a bus before being taken by Hungarian police to board a train to the Austrian border, in Roszke, southern Hungary, on September 15, 2015.
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A damaged house rests at an angle after erosion from a heavy rainfall caused by Typhoon Vamco when it hit Lingshui Li Autonomous County in Hainan Province, China, on September 14, 2015.
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Locals survey a huge pile of deflated rafts, tubes, and life vests left by arriving refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos on September 18, 2015.
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Migrants trying to reach Europe walk outside the Turkish city of Edirne, which borders European Union members Greece and Bulgaria, on September 16, 2015.
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A model is prepared backstage before the DKNY Spring/Summer 2016 collection presentation during New York Fashion Week in New York on September 16, 2015.
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An Emirati gunner watches for enemy fire from the rear gate of a United Arab Emirates Chinook military helicopter flying over Yemen on September 17, 2015. The Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels pounded the insurgents’ positions Thursday with heavy artillery fire on the outskirts of the central city of Marib, part of their push to retake the capital, Sanaa.
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A poster is seen on the wall of a room of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen, on September 17, 2015. At least nine Yemeni civilians were killed in airstrikes by Saudi-led warplanes that targeted the home of a leader in the dominant Houthi movement in the capital city of Sanaa, medical sources said on Thursday.
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Candidates in the Royal Academy of Dance’s Genee International Ballet Competition pose for photographs on Millennium Bridge on September 18, 2015, in London, England. Seventy-six dancers from 16 countries will take part in one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions this weekend. The Genee International Ballet Competition returns to London, where it first took place in 1931.
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Fire and smoke rise after a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen, on September 17, 2015.
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A model waits backstage before the Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2016 collection presentation during New York Fashion Week on September 14, 2015.
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A kitten with whiskers damaged by heat is inspected by a veterinarian at a property evacuated and partially burned by the Valley Fire in Hidden Valley Lake, California, on September 15, 2015.
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Local residents walk along the edge of Short Creek, where two vans were swept away the day before, on September 15, 2015, in Colorado City, Arizona. Flash floods from heavy rains on the afternoon of September 14, 2015, washed away two cars in nearby Hildale, Utah, as they were crossing a flooded creek, killing at least 12 people.
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Migrants force their way through police lines at the Tovarnik station to board a train bound for Zagreb on September 17, 2015, in Tovarnik, Croatia. Migrants are now diverting to Croatia from Serbia after Hungary closed its border with Serbia, with the majority of them trying to reach Germany amid divisions within the European Union over how to manage the ongoing crisis.
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A Burkina Faso protester gestures in front of burning tires as he and others take to the streets in the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on September 17, 2015. While gunfire rang out in the streets, Burkina Faso’s military took to the airwaves Thursday to declare that it now controls the West African country, confirming that a coup had taken place just weeks before elections.
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The scorched remains of bathing areas at the Harbin Hot Springs resort after the Valley Fire whipped through Middletown, California, on September 14, 2015.
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A mountain lion designated “P22” is seen feeding on a deer in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area in this trail camera image from the National Park Service. P22 is believed to have a home range of only about eight square miles, the smallest home range of any adult male mountain lion ever recorded, according to a news release from the National Park Service.
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A woman wearing a sprout-like hairpin makes her way on Nanluoguxiang Street in Beijing, China, on September 16, 2015. Wearing antenna-style hairpins in the shape of various flowers and plants at scenic spots has become a new trend in Beijing.
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A local man reaches to help an exhausted Syrian man after he jumped from a small raft near a rocky beach on the Greek island of Lesbos on September 17, 2015.