ABC News photo editors chose the best news images of the week for this collection.
Steve Culver cries with his dog Otis as he talks about what he said was the "most terrifying event in his life," when Hurricane Harvey blew in and destroyed most of his home while he and his wife took shelter in Rockport, Texas, Aug. 26, 2017.
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Isiah Courtney carries his dog Bruce through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Beaumont Place, Texas, Aug. 28, 2017.
Rescuers, first responders and volunteers help to evacuate the Gulf Health Care Center in Port Arthur, Texas, Aug. 30, 2017
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Smoke from a wildfire west of Sisters, Ore., blankets the Deschutes National Forest, Aug. 27, 2017
Fedor Zarkhin/The Oregonian via AP
This long exposure photograph shows Muslim pilgrims circumambulating the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Aug. 27, 2017
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Devotees immerse an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Mediterranean Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ceuta, Spain, Aug. 27, 2017
A residential neighborhood is inundated with floodwaters in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Aug. 29, 2017.
Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Polaris
Soldiers of Syrian opposition force, Jaish al-Islam, demonstrate their skills during a graduation event after completing their training, on the outskirts of Damascus near Douma, Syria, Aug. 27, 2017.
A ban on plastic bags came into effect in Kenya on Monday in a bid to slow pollution, with offenders subject to jail time or hefty fines. Kenyan road verges are commonly covered with discarded plastic bags and trees are festooned with them. They block drains and are ingested by animals, including livestock such as cows and goats.
A worker at an abattoir in the Kenyan capital Nairobi delivers the bowels of a slaughtered animal to be inspected for plastic waste on Aug. 23, 2017.
Tony Karumba AFP via Getty Images
Afghan army commandos train in the Shorab military camp in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2017.