Photos of the Week: 40

Typhoon Megi in China, a vintage motorcycle race in Chile, a fuel tanker afire off the coast of Mexico, a commuter train crash in New Jersey, the Surf Dog Competition in California, continued fighting in Syria, a mass skinny-dip in England, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A giant panda cub falls from a stage while 23 giant pandas born in 2016 are displayed at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, on September 29, 2016. (China Daily / Reuters) #
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A melted basketball hoop is seen at a burned out property in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Loma Prieta, California on September 27, 2016. The Loma Prieta Fire has charred more than 1,000 acres and burned multiple structures in the area. (Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty) #
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Nudists take part in the annual North East Skinny Dip at sunrise at Druridge Bay, near Ashington, Northumberland, northeast England on September 25, 2016. (Scott Heppell / AFP / Getty) #
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First lady Michelle Obama hugs former President George W. Bush during the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, on September 24, 2016. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP) #
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The Pioneer Team, a civil aerobatic team from Italy, let off pyrotechnics from their Pioneer 330 aircraft during the Malta International Airshow outside Valletta, Malta, on September 24, 2016. (Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters) #
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Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, front left, and the top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Rodrigo Londono, known by the alias Timochenko, shake hands after signing the peace agreement between Colombia’s government and the FARC to end over 50 years of conflict in Cartagena, Colombia, on September 26, 2016. Behind, from left, are U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Cuba's President Raul Castro, and Spain's former King Juan Carlos. (Fernando Vergara / AP) #
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Members of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas attend the broadcasting of the signing of the peace at El Diamante rebel camp, Caqueta department, Colombia, on September 26, 2016. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed the FARC leftist rebels into the political sphere on Monday as they signed a peace accord to end a half-century civil war. (Raul Arboleda / AFP / Getty) #
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A surfing dog wipes out during the Surf Dog Competition at the 8th annual Petco Surf City Surf Dog event on September 25, 2016 in Huntington Beach, California. (David McNew / Getty) #
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"Mayorganos" (Mayorga locals) carry hanging wineskins in flames as a kind of torches as they take part in the "Vitor's Civic Procession" in Mayorga, near Valladolid, on September 27, 2016. This procession marks the date of September 27, 1752 when the people of Mayorga came out their homes with torches to light the streets for receiving a relic of Spanish missionary and Archibishop of Lima (Peru), Toribius of Mogrovejo, being brought to his natal village. (Cesar Manso / AFP / Getty) #
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Tourists walk near the Azure Window, a 50 meter high rock arch, at Dwejra Point cliffs on the west coast of the Maltese island of Gozo on September 23, 2016. Believed to have been formed millions of years ago, the arch is in danger of collapse due to natural erosion. (Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters) #
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A stuntman in a Lada Estate car jumps into the Baltic Sea during exercises of Russian Emercom Ministry units shown at the International Congress of Road Safety in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on September, 29, 2016. (Mikhail Svetlov / Getty) #
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A historical re-enactor watches on during the Medieval Faire at St Ives Showgrounds on September 25, 2016, in Sydney, Australia. (Jason McCawley / Getty) #
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Passengers rush to safety after a NJ Transit train crashed in to the platform at the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey, on September 29, 2016. The incident killed one person and injured 114 others. (Pancho Bernasconi / Getty) #
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This photo taken on September 26, 2016 shows "Les Chevaliers Cathares" (The Cathar Knights) a 1978 monumental series of concrete sculptures by French artist Jean Tissinier, on the motorway rest area of Pech-Loubat, near Narbonne, France. (Eric Cabanis / AFP / Getty) #
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A resident holds up a lantern during the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival at a park in Hong Kong on September 16, 2016. (Vincent Yu / AP) #
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A rodent scurries about as firefighters watch flames approach a road in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Morgan Hill, California on September 27, 2016. (Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty) #
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President Barack Obama smiles as he wears a blanket that was presented to him during the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference on September 26, 2016, at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington. (Susan Walsh / AP) #
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The fuel tanker Burgos continues to burn a day after it erupted in flames off the coast of the port city of Boca del Rio, Mexico, on September 25, 2016. Firefighting boats were battling the blaze aboard the Burgos, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Pemex said in a statement Sunday that a team of international experts in putting out fires and transferring fuel had arrived to assist. (Felix Marquez / AP) #
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A child gestures in front of a statue inside Bayon temple complex in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, on September 25, 2016. (Pring Samrang / Reuters) #
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A salt lake which is separated by a road, shows parts of it in different colors due to algae, in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, China, on September 25, 2016. (Wei Liang / Reuters) #
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A motorcyclist falls along a road as Typhoon Megi hits Hualien, eastern Taiwan, on September 27, 2016. (Tyrone Siu / Reuters) #
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A member of staff poses next to an installation by British artist Anthea Hamilton entitled 'Project for a Door' during a press preview for the 2016 Turner Prize at Tate Britain on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Carl Court / Getty) #
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Participants of a 'swim accross the canal ' race swim through the 6,346-meter long Corinth canal, near the city of Corinth on September 27, 2016. The canal cuts at straight line the Corinth Isthmus with the width of around 23 meters, and the depth ranging between 7 and 8 meters. The Corinthian Isthmus is a narrow strip of land that connects mainland Greece with the Peloponnese, and the canal that has been opened shortens the sea route between the Ionian and the Aegean Seas. (Valerie Gache / AFP / Getty) #
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Smoke rises after an airstrike on the District 3 of Sirte, the last stronghold of ISIS, on September 28, 2016. (Fabio Bucciarelli / AFP / Getty) #
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In this September 2016 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a dragonfish that was found off the coast of Hawaii's Big Island is shown. Federal researchers just returned from an expedition to study the biodiversity and mechanisms of an unusually rich deep-sea ecosystem off the coast of Hawaii. (NOAA via AP) #
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Rescuers evacuate residents through floodwaters brought by typhoon Megi in Ningde, eastern China's Fujian province, on September 28, 2016. (AFP / Getty) #
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This aerial photo taken on September 29, 2016 shows Chinese rescuers searching for survivors at a landslide area in the village of Sucun in Suichang county, east China's Zhejiang province. A landslide which hit a village in eastern China on September 28 buried dozens of houses and left 27 people missing, state media reported. (AFP / Getty) #
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Protesters burn a hat during a rally in El Cajon, California, on September 28, 2016, in response to the police shooting the night before. Protesters marched in a California town following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill, as local officials urged calm and pledged a full investigation. The victim, identified as Ugandan refugee Alfred Olango, 30, was shot on Tuesday in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon after police received an emergency call about a man behaving erratically and walking in traffic. (Bill Wechter / AFP / Getty) #
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A Western Wall employee removes messages and prayers, written on pieces of paper by thousands of people "addressed to God", from the cracks of the Jewish holy site in Jerusalem's Old City on September 27, 2016, in preparation for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana (New Year prayer). (Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty) #
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A woman wears a helmet as she rides a motorcycle during "The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride" vintage motorcycle race, as part of a campaign to raise awareness on prostate cancer, in Santiago, Chile, on September 25, 2016. (Pablo Sanhueza / Reuters) #
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Police officers stand next to the tail of a wreckage of a Swiss army helicopter that crashed killing two aviators and leaving a third person injured, on September 28, 2016 near Gotthard Pass a high mountain pass in the Alps in the Tessin region. The accident happened around midday in the remote Gotthard Pass near a hospice that stands at an altitude of 2,100 meters (6,900 feet). (Michael Buholzer / AFP / Getty) #
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Afghan youths play football on a field in Herat province, Afghanistan, on September 28, 2016. (Aref Karimi / AFP / Getty) #
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A woman pours water over a child affected by teargas after clashes between police and street vendors in central Harare, Zimbabwe, on September 27, 2016. (Philimon Bulawayo / Reuters) #
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A visitor views the work of artists Gonzalo Duran and Cheri Pann at their Mosaic Tile House in Venice, California, on August 26, 2016. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) #
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Doaa, 10, who fled with her parents from ISIS-controlled areas, waits at a checkpoint controlled by rebel fighters in the northern Syrian rebel-held town of al-Rai, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, on September 28, 2016. (Khalil Ashawi / Reuters) #

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