Week in review: The most compelling photos from the week's news, September 12-18, 2015, including a tightrope walk in Melbourne, a Ganesh festival and fires in California.
Members of Saudi security forces take part in a military parade in preparation for the annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, September 17, 2015.
By CBSNews.com senior photo editor Radhika Chalasani
U.S. Open champ Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds up the U.S. Open trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their men's singles final match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 13, 2015.
GOP debate - Trump and Bush
Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) speaks as former Florida Governor and fellow candidate Jeb Bush reacts during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015.
Melbourne - high wire walk
High-wire artist Kane Petersen successfully walks a tightrope 300 meters (984 feet) above the ground at Eureka Skydeck in Melbourne on September 16, 2015.
The walk was the highest tightrope walk ever attempted in the Southern Hemisphere to mark the arrival of the film 'The Walk' to Australian cinemas in October. The stunt saw Kane mimic the film's French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who successfully walked between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
Hungary - migrants
Refugees stand behind a fence at the Hungarian border with Serbia near the town of Horgos on September 16, 2015.
The closure of the Hungarian border resulted in clashes with Hungarian riot police and thousands of migrants making their way from Serbia to Croatia. Croatia also shut its border two days later when it became overwhelmed by the number of migrants and refugees entering.
Washington - Jon Stewart
Comedian Jon Stewart (2nd L) listens to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (2nd R) at an event to urge U.S. lawmakers to re-authorize the Zadroga Bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on September 16, 2015.
The group appeared on Capitol Hill in an effort to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act for first responders who suffer from serious and prolonged health ailments from the September 11 attacks in New York City.
Chile - earthquake
Ships are seen on the street after an earthquake hit areas of central Chile, in Coquimbo city, north of Santiago, Chile, September 17, 2015.
Residents sifted through rubble and saved what they could from homes destroyed by a magnitude 8.3 earthquake in central Chile that killed at least 11 people, forced 1 million from their homes and sent giant waves crashing into coastal areas.
Kuala Lumpur - riot police
Riot police protect the entrance to Chinatown from "Red Shirt" demonstrators during a rally to celebrate Malaysia Day and to counter a massive protest held over two days last month that called for Prime Minister Najib Razak's resignation due to a graft scandal, in Kuala Lumpur on September 16, 2015.
Toklyo - security bill protest
An aerial view shows protesters gathering at a rally against Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bill and his administration, as police use parked buses to block protesters in front of the parliament building (bottom) in Tokyo, September 14, 2015.
Thousands of protesters rallied in Tokyo against Abe's security policy as the government aimed to enact legislation allowing Japanese troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War Two.
New Jersey - Miss America crowned
Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell (L) reacts after winning Miss America 2016 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 13, 2015.
Mount Aso erupts
An aerial view shows an eruption of Mount Aso in Aso, southwestern Japan, September 14, 2015.
Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, erupted blasting a plume of black smoke 2 km (1.2 miles) high.
Spain - Liga de Corte Puro
Fabien Napias of the French Recortadores company Passion Saltador leaps over a charging bull at the end of the Liga de Corte Puro finals at the Plaza de Toros in Valladolid, Spain, September 6, 2015. The art consists of leaping, diving and somersaulting over charging bulls.
Minneapolis - Target meeting
Thousands of Target employees wait for the start of Target's annual meeting in Minneapolis, September 16, 2015.
Target announced that it plans to open a futuristic store in the next 18 to 24 months that will serve as a laboratory for innovation.
Hungary - police and migrants clash
An injured migrant carries a child during clashes with Hungarian riot police at the border crossing with Serbia in Roszke, Hungary September 16, 2015.
Hungarian police fired tear gas and water cannons at protesting migrants, who were demanding they be allowed to enter from Serbia on the second day of a border crackdown.
China - stunt driver
Stunt drivers perform in Taiyuan, China on September 14, 2015.
California - Valley Fire
Firefighters create a firebreak near a home in Middletown, Calif., on September 13, 2015.
Two of California's fastest-burning wildfires in decades overtook several Northern California towns, killing at least one person and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses.
Texas - clock arrest
Ahmed Mohamed, 14, became an internet sensation when he was arrested at his Irving, Texas high school for bringing a homemade alarm clock to school, which school authorities thought was a bomb, September 14, 2015.
A hashtag, #IStandWithAhmed, quickly went viral with a furor over profiling because Ahmed is Muslim. Everyone from President Obama to Mark Zuckerberg chimed in.
Galaxy Messier 63
The arrangement of the spiral arms in the galaxy Messier 63 recall the pattern at the center of a sunflower in this photo taken with the Hubble Telescope released September 11, 2015.
Japanese parliament fist fight
Lawmakers crowd around Yoshitada Konoike, chairman of the upper house special committee on security, as Masahisa Sato (R) of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party's fist lands on opposition Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Hiroyuki Konishi jaw during a vote at an upper house special committee session in Tokyo, September 17, 2015.
A panel in Japan's upper house approved legislation that would allow troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War Two.
Scotland - fence jumping
Russia's Mikhail Nastenko riding Reistag falls at the Lochan fence in the cross country event of FEI European Eventing Championship at Blair Castle, Scotland, September 12, 2015.
Pakistan - Taliban attack
People light candles for the victims of an attack on a Pakistani air force base in Karachi, September 18, 2015.
Taliban gunmen killed 29 people, including 16 praying in a mosque, when they stormed a Pakistani air force base, in the deadliest Taliban attack on a military installation in the country's history.
Frankfurt - Jaguar F-PACE
The Jaguar F-PACE is unveiled as it drives round a giant loop the loop track in Frankfurt, Germany, September 14, 2015.
Jaguar is celebrated it's 80th year by revealing the new F-PACE car to a global audience, ahead of it's Motor Show debut in Frankfurt. Earlier the F-PACE beat the Guinness World Record for largest loop the loop drive in a car.
Utah - flash flood
A woman looks at a damaged vehicle swept away during a flash flood in Hildale, Utah, September 15, 2015.
The floodwaters swept away vehicles in the Utah-Arizona border town, killing several people.
Germany - bee collects pollen
A bee collects pollen from a sunflower on September 18, 2015 in Dresden, eastern Germany.
New York Fashion Week
Madeline Stuart, an Australian model with Down Syndrome is embraced by her mother Rosanne Stuart as Designers Hendrik Vermeulen (L) and JD Meyer-Vermeulen (R) look on after presenting the Henndrik Vermeulen label at the FTL Moda show of the Spring/Summer 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week at Grand Central Station in New York, September 13, 2015.
FTL Moda presented a range of designers and partnered with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Global Disability Inclusion to cast a diverse range of models, including those living with disabilities.
Brazil - protest
An activist covered in fake blood performs during a protest against the death of Semiao Vilhalva, a leader of the Guarani Kaiowa tribe, in Sao Paulo, September 17, 2015.
The organizers of the protest said Vilhalva was shot dead on August 29 during a confrontation with men trying to expel tribe members from land the tribe had earlier occupied in the municipality of Antonio Joao, Mato Grosso do Sul state.
South Korea - war anniversay
Members of the South Korea Navy Special Warfare parachute down during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of Incheon Landing Operations conducted by the U.S.-led United Nations troops during the 1950-1953 Korean War in Incheon, September 15, 2015.
D.C. - train attack heroes
U.S. President Barack Obama pose for pictures with Spencer Stone (2nd L), Anthony Sadler (R) and Alek Skarlatos (L), the three men who helped apprehend a gunman on a Paris-bound train in August, at the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 17, 2015.
Istanbul - migrants
Migrants sleep near the main bus station in Istanbul late September 15, 2015.
Turkey stopped hundreds of people, mainly Syrians, from traveling towards its land border with Greece, a possible new front in the migrant crisis.
New Jersey - citizenship
A Fillipino immigrant prepares to become an American citizen at a naturalization ceremony at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 17, 2015.
The group, representing 30 countries, took the oath of allegiance to the United States on U.S. Citizenship Day.
France - wind farm
A wind farm of 30 turbines is inaugurated in Chartres, eastern France on September 11, 2015, making this site the 3rd biggest farm in France and putting the region of Champagne-Ardenne at the forefront of the renewable energy.
Mexico - injured tourist
Paramedics wheel a Mexican tourist, who was injured during an attack in Egypt, toward a helicopter after his arrival in Mexico City, September 18, 2015.
Egyptian warplanes mistakenly bombed a convoy of Mexican tourists five times over three hours, even though security forces on the ground had cleared their passage, according to one of six survivors of the deadly attack.
Nepal - new constitution
Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala (C), along with chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda (R), chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) Khadga Prashad Oli, also known as KP Oli (2nd R), and Nepalese Constituent Assembly chairperson Subash Chandra Nemwang (2nd L), wave after signing a copy of he constitution at the parliament in Kathmandu, September 18, 2015.
Nepal, which emerged from civil war in 2006, is in the final stages of preparing a new constitution that would carve the country of 28 million people into seven federal provinces.
China - sinkhole
A man looks on as cars are stuck in a sinkhole that occurred in a parking area after heavy rainfall hit Haikou in Hainan province, China, September 16, 2015. No casualties were reported.
India - Ganesh festival
Volunteers carry an idol of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in a pond for its immersion during the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, September 18, 2015.
During the festival, idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing, singing and later immersed in a river or the sea in accordance with the Hindu faith.
Kentucky - Kim Davis
Kim Davis addresses the media just before the doors are opened to the Rowan County Clerk's Office in Morehead, Kentucky, September 14, 2015.
Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, walked out of jail after a federal judge who found her in contempt said he was satisfied marriage licenses were being issued in accordance with a U.S. Supreme Court decision.