Photos of the week: In the eye of the storm and bolting in zero gravity

Updated On Sep 15, 2018 12:35 PM IST

Peeking into the eye of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station and Usain Bolt on a run in zero gravity --photos of the week from across the world.

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A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured this NASA view of the eye of Hurricane Florence churning across the Atlantic and headed towards the US East Coast in a west-northwesterly direction. (NASA / Handout / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured this NASA view of the eye of Hurricane Florence churning across the Atlantic and headed towards the US East Coast in a west-northwesterly direction. (NASA / Handout / AFP)

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A veterinarian tends to a rescued baby black gibbon (symphalangus syndactylus) at a local nature conservation agency's office in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. Siamangs are listed as ‘endangered’ in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. (Chaideer Mahyuddin / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A veterinarian tends to a rescued baby black gibbon (symphalangus syndactylus) at a local nature conservation agency's office in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. Siamangs are listed as ‘endangered’ in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. (Chaideer Mahyuddin / AFP)

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An artist paints a portrait of Kofi Annan at the entrance of Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, where the coffin of the Ghanaian diplomat and former Secretary General of United Nations who died on August 18 at the age of 80 after a short illness laid until his funeral. (Christina Aldehuela / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An artist paints a portrait of Kofi Annan at the entrance of Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, where the coffin of the Ghanaian diplomat and former Secretary General of United Nations who died on August 18 at the age of 80 after a short illness laid until his funeral. (Christina Aldehuela / AFP)

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A naked biker poses for photos as other participants ride past during the Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia. The event was organized to protest dependence on fossil fuels, advocate for the safety of cyclists on the road and promote positive body image. (Elizabeth Robertson / The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A naked biker poses for photos as other participants ride past during the Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia. The event was organized to protest dependence on fossil fuels, advocate for the safety of cyclists on the road and promote positive body image. (Elizabeth Robertson / The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

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Oil shimmers off the hands of a member of the Sri Lankan coast guard as he works at a beach after an oil spill in Uswetakeiyawa, Sri Lanka. (Dinuka Liyanawatte / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Oil shimmers off the hands of a member of the Sri Lankan coast guard as he works at a beach after an oil spill in Uswetakeiyawa, Sri Lanka. (Dinuka Liyanawatte / REUTERS)

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Serena Williams, tries to make a point with tournament referee Brian Earley after her run-in with umpire Carlos Ramos during the women’s final of the US Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, in New York. (Adam Hunger / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Serena Williams, tries to make a point with tournament referee Brian Earley after her run-in with umpire Carlos Ramos during the women’s final of the US Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, in New York. (Adam Hunger / AP)

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Children react after competing in a pedal car race as motoring enthusiasts attend the Goodwood Revival, a three day classic car racing festival celebrating the mid-twentieth century heyday of the sport, at Goodwood in southern England. (Toby Melville / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Children react after competing in a pedal car race as motoring enthusiasts attend the Goodwood Revival, a three day classic car racing festival celebrating the mid-twentieth century heyday of the sport, at Goodwood in southern England. (Toby Melville / REUTERS)

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Cameramen film as a Palestinian demonstrator reacts to tear gas fired by Israeli troops during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza, on a beach near the maritime border with Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip. (Mohammed Salem / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Cameramen film as a Palestinian demonstrator reacts to tear gas fired by Israeli troops during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza, on a beach near the maritime border with Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip. (Mohammed Salem / REUTERS)

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A Saudi man with his body covered with bees poses for a picture in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Mohamed Al Hwaity / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A Saudi man with his body covered with bees poses for a picture in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (Mohamed Al Hwaity / REUTERS)

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A farmer picks leek flowers in a field during harvest season in Liaocheng in China’s eastern Shandong province. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A farmer picks leek flowers in a field during harvest season in Liaocheng in China’s eastern Shandong province. (AFP)

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Newly displaced Syrian children arrive to a refugee camp in Atimah village, Idlib province, Syria. (Khalil Ashawi / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Newly displaced Syrian children arrive to a refugee camp in Atimah village, Idlib province, Syria. (Khalil Ashawi / REUTERS)

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Leone D’Aniello, owner of the antique bookshop “Ex Libris”, shows a bijou almanac in Rome, Italy. (Alessandro Bianchi / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Leone D’Aniello, owner of the antique bookshop “Ex Libris”, shows a bijou almanac in Rome, Italy. (Alessandro Bianchi / REUTERS)

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A woman sits in a train at a subway station in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A woman sits in a train at a subway station in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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An Ultra Orthodox man mourns on tombs at the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives in front of the Jerusalem’s Old City. (Thomas Coex / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An Ultra Orthodox man mourns on tombs at the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives in front of the Jerusalem’s Old City. (Thomas Coex / AFP)

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An aerial picture shows a salt worker harvesting salt in Guerande, western France. (Loic Venance / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An aerial picture shows a salt worker harvesting salt in Guerande, western France. (Loic Venance / AFP)

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Russian police escorts a youth during a protest rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Saint Petersburg. (Olga Maltseva / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Russian police escorts a youth during a protest rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Saint Petersburg. (Olga Maltseva / AFP)

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his victory over Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina during their 2018 US Open men’s singles final match in New York. (Kena Betancur / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his victory over Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina during their 2018 US Open men’s singles final match in New York. (Kena Betancur / AFP)

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Dancers perform for an outdoor mass performance created by choreographer Akram Khan titled “Kadamati” in front of the city hall in Paris, France. (Philippe Lopez / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Dancers perform for an outdoor mass performance created by choreographer Akram Khan titled “Kadamati” in front of the city hall in Paris, France. (Philippe Lopez / AFP)

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People salvage construction material at a demolition site with precariously tilting rubble after government bulldozers knocked down a mall said to be illegal for having been built on a river bed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. (Tony Karumba / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People salvage construction material at a demolition site with precariously tilting rubble after government bulldozers knocked down a mall said to be illegal for having been built on a river bed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. (Tony Karumba / AFP)

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US President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with First Lady Melania Trump, on September 11, en route to Shanksville, Pennsylvania. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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US President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with First Lady Melania Trump, on September 11, en route to Shanksville, Pennsylvania. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart celebrates with Brian Herrien (35) after Herrien’s touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, in Columbia. (Sean Rayford / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart celebrates with Brian Herrien (35) after Herrien’s touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, in Columbia. (Sean Rayford / AP)

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An aerial view of people holding letters reading "Independence" during a pro-independence demonstration marking the National Day of Catalonia, the "Diada" in Barcelona, Spain. (Roser Vilallonga / Catalan National Assembly / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An aerial view of people holding letters reading "Independence" during a pro-independence demonstration marking the National Day of Catalonia, the "Diada" in Barcelona, Spain. (Roser Vilallonga / Catalan National Assembly / AFP)

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The Abraxas buildings (Palacio d'Abraxas) created by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill seen in Noisy-Le-Grand near Paris. The Abraxas building complex is composed by three buildings designed by the architect Ricardo Bofill and built between 1978 and 1984 around the place des Federes. (Lionel Bonaventure / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Abraxas buildings (Palacio d'Abraxas) created by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill seen in Noisy-Le-Grand near Paris. The Abraxas building complex is composed by three buildings designed by the architect Ricardo Bofill and built between 1978 and 1984 around the place des Federes. (Lionel Bonaventure / AFP)

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A woman uses an umbrella as she walks along a promenade that runs along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. (Anthony Wallace / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A woman uses an umbrella as she walks along a promenade that runs along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. (Anthony Wallace / AFP)

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Jamaican retired sprinter Usain Bolt (C), French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle (R) and French former astronaut Jean-François Clervoy (L) in zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft above Reims during a promotional event for the Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar champagne designed to be drank by space tourists. (Laurent Theillet / Mumm / Novespace /AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Jamaican retired sprinter Usain Bolt (C), French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle (R) and French former astronaut Jean-François Clervoy (L) in zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft above Reims during a promotional event for the Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar champagne designed to be drank by space tourists. (Laurent Theillet / Mumm / Novespace /AFP)

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Jakob Schubert of Austria reacts during the Final of the Men Lead competition at the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. (Johann GRODER / various sources / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Jakob Schubert of Austria reacts during the Final of the Men Lead competition at the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. (Johann GRODER / various sources / AFP)

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The Tribute in Light installation is illuminated over lower Manhattan as seen from The National September 11 Memorial & Museum marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Tribute in Light installation is illuminated over lower Manhattan as seen from The National September 11 Memorial & Museum marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)

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People travel in a bus in Damascus, Syria. (Marko Djurica / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People travel in a bus in Damascus, Syria. (Marko Djurica / REUTERS)

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Fireworks explode over participants during a torchlight procession during the celebration marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Fireworks explode over participants during a torchlight procession during the celebration marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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A drag performer poses for a picture while seated on a sofa at a bar in Beijing, China. (Wang Zhao / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A drag performer poses for a picture while seated on a sofa at a bar in Beijing, China. (Wang Zhao / AFP)

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