A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.
image sourceUS Central Command / Getty Imagesimage captionMaj Gen Chris Donahue, the last US service member to leave Afghanistan, boards the final US military flight out of the country, ending America's 20-year presence there.image sourceWakil Kohsar / AFPimage captionTaliban fighters sit in the cockpit of an Afghan Air Force aircraft at Kabul airport following the US withdrawal of troops.image sourceChristophe Archambault / AFPimage captionThe skull of a 66 million-year-old triceratops, nicknamed Big John, is moved into a gallery where the full skeleton is set to be displayed ahead of its auction sale at Drouot auction house in Paris. A laceration on its collar indicates a duel with a smaller triceratops.image sourceTom Nicholson / Reutersimage captionAn activist wearing a wedding dress stands in a police van during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London. Roads near Oxford Circus were blocked as activists glued themselves to a giant table during climate-change protests that lasted several days.image sourceEd Jones / AFPimage captionParts of New York were badly hit by record-breaking rainfall as eastern parts of the US suffered flash flooding and tornadoes when Storm Ida struck, killing at least 41 people.image sourceESA/NASAimage captionThis is what Hurricane Ida looks like from space. The photo, from the International Space Station, was taken by European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet on 29 August.image sourceJosh Edelson / AFPimage captionFlames surround a chairlift at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort in Twin Bridges, California. The Caldor wildfire has already burned more than 191,000 acres of land, and more than 3,500 firefighters have been deployed to combat the blaze.image sourceYasuyoshi Chiba / AFPimage captionMatt Stutzman, of the US, known as the Armless Archer, competes against Slovakia's Marcel Pavlik in the men's archery individual compound open event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.image sourceKevin Frayer / Getty Imagesimage captionA man piles salvaged e-bikes and scooters on to the back of his three-wheeler vehicle before taking them to be recycled in Beijing.image sourceZohra Bensemra / Reutersimage captionA village weaver, also known as a black-headed weaver, pulls a strip of leaf from a banana tree to build a nest in Thies, Senegal.
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