Photos of the week

From the stock market crisis in China to the on-air shooting in Virginia. Here are the top news images of the week.

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Members of the WDBJ-TV7 news staff prepare for the early morning newscast at the station, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former colleague during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. The balloons and flowers, at right, are addressed to Ward's fiancee, Melissa Ott, who was celebrating her last day at WDBJ on Wednesday, before moving to a station in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as investors shaken by the sell-off last week on Wall Street unloaded shares in practically every sector. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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Migrants reads in a makeshift encampment in Paris, France, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The U.N. refugee agency says more than 300,000 migrants have sought to cross the Mediterranean Sea this year— nearly 40 percent more than the record number in all of last year. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington confirmed over the weekend that its female panda Mei Xiang had given birth to twins. Photo Credit: Pamela Baker-Masson, Smithsonian's National Zoo
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Larry Howard, an employee with guest services at the Smithsonian's National Zoo wears panda ears while listening to the announcement of the death of one of the new panda cubs during a news conference at the zoo in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV7 via AP)
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Chinese female troops practice marching near a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of a Sept. 3 military parade at a camp on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. The upcoming World War II military parade will feature 12,000 soldiers and 500 pieces of military equipment. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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A general view of the Temple of Bel in the historical city of Palmyra April 18, 2008. The Syrian government on Sunday confirmed that the Islamic State militants had destroyed the treasured Temple of Baal Shamin in the ancient city of Palmyra (Reuters/Omar Sanadiki)
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President Barack Obama waves after speaking at an event commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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A message written by a migrant on a deck of the Siem Pilot Cargo ship sailing for a migrants search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea reads: "I'm Mohammed, thanks every body for everything, August 23, 2015" in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The U.N. refugee agency says more than 300,000 migrants have sought to cross the Mediterranean Sea this year— nearly 40 percent more than the record number in all of last year. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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From left : French President, Francois Hollande, U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Alek Skarlatos, U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, pose for photographers as they leave the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after being awarded with the French Legion of Honor by French President, Francois Hollande, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. French President Francois Hollande and a bevy of officials are presenting the Americans with the prestigious Legion of Honor on Monday. The three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
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Roanoke City Council member Anita Price, right, is comforted by friend Jan DeVries as they gather at a candlelight vigil in front of the WDBJ-TV station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, a day after reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from the station were killed during a live broadcast. Vester Flanagan filmed himself gunning down the journalists and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)
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Migrants wait in the border town of Idomeni, northern Greece, to be allowed by Macedonian police to cross the border on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. More than 1,000 migrants, including families with young children, gathered at Greece’s northern border with Macedonia on Friday, with some scuffles breaking out among the waiting crowd as people jostled for position to be allowed across.(AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
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Men's 200m gold medalist Jamaica's Usain Bolt, centre, strikes a pose as silver medalist United States' Justin Gatlin,left, and bronze medalist South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana leave the podium following the medal ceremony at theWorld Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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James Holmes appears in court to be formally sentenced, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Victims and their families were given the opportunity to speak about the shooting and its effects on their lives. The formal sentencing began Monday at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)
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Members of the Army Golden Knights parachute team walk with the casket of Master Sgt. Corey Hood, during a funeral service Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 in West Chester, Ohio. Hood died Sunday, Aug. 16 in a Chicago hospital of injuries suffered in an accident during a parachute stunt Saturday at the Chicago Air & Water Show. The 32-year-old Army veteran served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and earned numerous awards, including two Bronze Stars. (Greg Lynch/The Journal-News via AP)
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IndyCar driver Marco Andretti poses by Justin Wilson's No. 25 car, after leading a motorcade in honor of Wilson over the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Sausalito, Calif. Wilson, of England, died Aug. 24 from injuries sustained at Pocono Raceway. The motorcade of IndyCars and safety vehicles were also delivering the Astor Cup trophy to Sonoma Raceway, the site of this weekend's championship-deciding Grand Prix of Sonoma. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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This June 5, 2015 photos provided by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, shows a fin whale carcass found on Whale Island, Alaska in the Kodiak Archipelago. A federal agency announced plans Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, for a more intense investigation into what caused the deaths of many large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska since May. (Dr. Bree Witteveen/Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program via AP)
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, photo, a Hindu devotee performs a holy dip in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, in Nasik, India. Millions of Hindus are expected to immerse themselves in the Godavari River as a way to cleanse themselves of sin and come closer to God at this year's Kumbh Mela festival. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Germany's Michael Schrader competes in the men's long jump decathlon at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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People visit the 24th international hand-woven carpet exhibition in Tehran, Iran, on Aug. 27, 2015. About one million people are involved in hand-woven carpet industry across the country. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
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Buskers from the Netherlands perform a costumed stilt show featuring 18-foot-tall dinosaurs during the 2015 Toronto International BuskerFest at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, August 27, 2015. The four-day festival kicked off on Thursday. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)
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A woman takes a selfie inside a fountain on London's Southbank, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Humboldt Penguins are led to the weighing scales with a feed of anchovies to encourage them at London Zoo, in London, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The Zoo held it's annual weigh-in where the vital statistics of animals were taken in an aid for keepers to detect pregnancies and check the animals general wellbeing. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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British singer Charlotte Church covers her face with her hands as she joins a Greenpeace protest against drilling for oil in the Arctic, outside the Shell Centre, London, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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French artist Charles Petillon poses in front of the balloon installation "Heartbeat" at Covent Garden Market in London, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. "Heartbeat" is Petillon’s first public art installation and his first ever live work outside of France, uniting modern art with world-class architecture. Weaving its way through the South Hall of the Grade II listed Market Building, "Heartbeat" is created from 100,000 white balloons and stretches 54 meters in length and 12 meters in width, incorporating gentle pulsating white light to symbolize the beating of a heart and reflect the history, energy and dynamism of the district. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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One of the six 30-foot white monkeys called " Everybody Always Thinks They Are Right" by Austrian artist and graphic designer, Stefan Sagmeister, is displayed at the La Villette parc, northern Paris, during the "L'Air Des Geants" exhibition, on August 28, 2015. The exhibition will run until September 13. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA
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Children play close to a seven meter high piece entitled "Fruit Tree" created from cloth by South Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa, and displayed at the La Villette park, in northern Paris, during an exhibition called "L'Air Des Geants" on August 28, 2015. The exhibition will run until September 13. (AFP/Miguel Madine)