The most compelling photos from Sept. 24-30, 2016.
First lady Michelle Obama gives former President George W. Bush a hug at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on September 24, 2016.
By CBSNews.com Senior Photo Editor Radhika Chalasani
China - Salt lake
A salt lake, separated by a road, shows parts of it in different colors due to algae in Yuncheng, China, September 25, 2016.
Spain - Migrants
Eight-year-old Samir (R) from Somalia looks out of the window of the Astral rescue ship from the non-governmental organization Proactiva Open Arms, while others rest as they head towards the Italian island of Lampedusa in a storm of 35 knots after they were rescued at sea on September 25, 2016.
Libya with its 1,770 kilometers (1,100 miles) of coastline has become a hub of illegal immigration towards Europe in the absence of proper border controls in a country plunged into chaos.
Tokyo - Ozeki-ranked wrester Goeido
Ozeki-ranked wrester Goeido (C), holding the champion trophy of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, celebrates his victory with supporters in Tokyo on September 25, 2016.
Israel - Shimon Peres funeral
President Barack Obama touches the flag-draped coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, after eulogizing him at his funeral in Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, September 30, 2016.
North Korea - Parachutists
Parachutists prepare to perform during the second day of the Wonsan Friendship Air Festival in Wonsan on September 25, 2016.
Just weeks after carrying out its fifth nuclear test, North Korea put on an unprecedented civilian and military air force display Saturday at the country’s first ever public aviation show.
China - Flooding
Rescuers evacuate residents through floodwaters brought by typhoon Megi in Ningde, eastern China’s Fujian province on September 28, 2016. Typhoon Megi smashed into the Chinese mainland on September 28 morning, killing one person, after leaving a trail of destruction and four people dead in Taiwan.
Video animation of Adolph Hitler
A projection of Adolf Hitler as a video animation seen during the “Berlin leuchtet” Festival (Berlin enlightened) in a show which shows 150 years of the city’s history in Berlin, September 30, 2016.
The projection of a laughing Hitler prompted one shocked Berlin driver to call police. Displays of Nazi imagery that glorify the Third Reich are forbidden in Germany, but police spokeswoman Valeska Jakubowski said Thursday the Hitler apparition was covered by exceptions granted for artistic works.
Italian Guardia di Finanza officers stand next to paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, that were stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago, during a
Italian Guardia di Finanza officers stand next to paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, that were stolen from an Amsterdam museum 14 years ago in 2002, during a news conference in Naples, Sept. 30, 2016.
The paintings, discovered without their frames, are in “relatively good condition,” the Van Gogh Museum said in a statement on its website. It said the two paintings are the 1882 work “Seascape at Scheveningen” and a later work, “Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen.”
Hillary Clinton selfie
The crowd tries to get selfies with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in Orlando, September 2016.
China - Pandas debut
A baby panda falls off the stage as 23 giant panda cubs make their debut to the public at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on September 29, 2016 in Chengdu, China. All 23 panda cubs were born at the base this year.
Britain's royals in Canada
Britain’s Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Victoria International Airport for the start of their eight day royal tour to Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 24, 2016.
Portugal - Triathlon
Participants swim in the Atlantic Ocean as they take part in a triathlon in Cascais, Portugal, September 24, 2016.
Miami - Marlins honor Fernandez
Miami Marlins players embrace on the pitchers mound honoring their Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died over the weekend, prior to a game against the New York Mets at Marlins Park in Miami, Sept. 26, 2016.
Florida - Giant sinkhole
Water continues to flow into large sinkhole on the Mosaic Co. property shown in this aerial photo Thursday, September 29, 2016, in Mulberry, Florida.
Neighbors of the huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida’s main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster. Many are still waiting anxiously for results from tests for radiation and toxic chemicals in their well water.
Onlookers view a New Jersey Transit train that derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken
Onlookers view a New Jersey Transit train that derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken, New Jersey, September 29, 2016. One person, who was standing on the platform, was killed while others were injured.
Frankfurt - Top floor restroom
View over the city out of the restroom at the boardroom floor of Germany’s Commerzbank in downtown Frankfurt, September 30, 2016.
Manila - Drug war
Funeral parlor employees carry the the body of a suspected drug pusher killed during a drug buy-bust operation by police along a rail line in Caloocan City suburban Manila on early September 30, 2016.
On the same day, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte drew a parallel with his deadly crime war and Hitler’s massacre of Jews, as he said he was “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts.
Austria - Eggerberg mountain
A man rides his mountian bike on a trail atop Eggerberg mountain as the sun rises in the western Austrian village of Noesslach, September 30, 2016.
Delta Goodrem is covered in slime during the Nickelodeon Slimefest 2016 evening show at Margaret Court Arena on September 25, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.
California - Protesters
Police officers form a line in front of people protesting the death of Alfred Olango, who was shot by El Cajon police Tuesday, by blocking traffic near the parking lot where he was shot in El Cajon, California, September 29, 2016.
Swiss Cheese Awards
Staff inspect the presentation before the Swiss Cheese Awards competition in Le Sentier, Switzerland on September 23, 2016. One hundred and forty-two experts choose the best out of 777 cheeses from 353 producers competing in 28 categories.
California - Fire
A burned out property is seen in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Loma Prieta, California on September 27, 2016. The Loma Prieta Fire charred more than 1000 acres and burned multiple structures in the area.
Kashmire - Protest
Indian police try to detain supporters of Jammu and Kashmir lawmaker Sheikh Engineer during a march towards the United Nations Military Observer Group of India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to protest the deaths of civilians in Kashmir’s ongoing summer unrest in Srinagar on September 26, 2016.
More than 80 Kashmiris have died in the two months since popular rebel leader Burhan Wani was killed on the southern edge of the region, making it one of the worst bouts of violence since a full-blown armed rebellion was at its peak in the 1990s.
South Carolina - School shooting
Lilly Chapman, 8, cries after being reunited with her father, John Chapman at Oakdale Baptist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Townville, South Carolina.
Students were evacuated to the church following a shooting at Townville Elementary School. A six-year-old boy, Jacob Hall, is on life support as a result of the shooting. Another second student as well as a teacher were wounded. A teenager is suspected of shooting his father before driving to the school and using a gun there.
New York - Presidential debate
Republican nominee Donald Trump looks on as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016.
England - Orange sheep
Sheep, painted orange, that belong to farmer Pip Simpson, graze on a hillside in Troutbeck in the Lake District, northern England on September 29, 2016. The flock have been painted a fluorescent orange color to prevent rustling.
Myanmar - Child slave
Sixteen-year old abused Myanmar child slave Than Than Ei with deep scars on her hands and legs is seen on September 29, 2106 while she recovers in a relative’s house in Yangon’s South Dagon district.
Than Than Ei was just nine when her father sent her to be adopted by a family in Yangon. By her tenth birthday she had become a virtual slave, one of thousands of children activists say Myanmar’s government has forgotten. A network of scars lace the 16-year-old’s mouth and forehead, reminders of beatings with bicycle chains and kitchen implements she said she endured almost daily for five years.
Lebanon - Trash
A fisherman fishes amid floating trash in the Mediterranean Sea along the Beirut coastline, Beirut, September 29, 2016.
Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump views a replica of the Oval Office on a tour of the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 30, 2016
California - Vape
Police Chief Jeff Davis holds up a vape similar to the one held by Alfred Olango after police released video showing the the death of Alfred Olango, who was shot by El Cajon police Tuesday, at the El Cajon Police Department headquarters in El Cajon, California, September 30, 2016. A vape held by Olango was mistaken for a weapon.
FARC commander Marquez hugs victim
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) commander Ivan Marquez hugs a victim of the Chinita massacre, as members of FARC publicly apologize at the San Pedro Claver High school in Apartado, Colombia, September 30, 2016.