A photo can say a lot, but it can also be interpreted in many ways by those who look at it. However, the stories behind the week's most powerful photos, as captured by professionals around the world, are often conflicting. As, after all, and life itself.
The most representative images of the week always have the following ingredients: Colors, passion, tears, effort, survival, joy, pain and that doesn't change. And that's because, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then surely not many words are needed for the following photos. In the following images, therefore, they are condensed what happened in the world last week.
London, England: The Last Farewell Route
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is being carried to Westminster Abbey - on the traditional killiband, which is pulled by 142 sailors - where the funeral service will take place. The Queen, who died aged 96 on September 8, will be buried in Windsor alongside her late husband Prince Philip, who died around a year and a half ago.
Moscow, Russia: The message that was delayed
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech as he attends a ceremony to receive credentials from newly appointed foreign ambassadors to Russia at the Kremlin in Moscow, Tuesday, September 20. Exactly one day later, in his speech which was delayed for several hours, he announced a partial conscription.
London, England: Sea of People in honor of Queen Elizabeth
A throng of people gathered outside Westminster Abbey on the day of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, as the public bid a final farewell to the late monarch, who died at the age of 96.
Tehran, Iran: Huge wave of anger over the death of 22-year-old Mahsha Amini
Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest over the death of 22-year-old Mahsha Amini who was arrested by moral police in central Tehran, Iran. Iranians on Wednesday saw their access to Instagram, one of the few Western social media platforms still available in the country, cut off after days of mass protests that left 31 dead.
Bengaluru, India: The harsh daily life in India
Jerifa Islam stands outside her home in a poor neighborhood in Bengaluru, India. A flood in 2019 in the Darrang district of the Indian state of Assam caused Jerifa Islam, her brother Raju and their parents to begin their journey from their village in the Himalayas to this impoverished neighborhood where the family lives today.
London, England: The tear for the lost grandmother
Kate, Princess of Wales, from left, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Camilla, the Queen Consort and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II after her funeral procession at Westminster Abbey in central London. In a rather tender moment, Princess Charlotte wipes away her tears over the loss of her grandmother.
Baikonur, Kazakhstan: Journey into space
The Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket is carrying NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, as well as Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin.
Munich, Germany: To your health!
Countless young people attended the opening of the 187th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich last Saturday. Oktoberfest is back in Germany after two years due to the pandemic, with countless free beers, pork delicacies dripping with fat, pretzels the size of a plate, men in leather shorts and women in traditional dresses with very revealing cleavage!
New York, USA: Condemning the Russian invasion of the UN headquarters
United States President Joe Biden addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters. In his speech, he sought to rally as many countries as possible to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine, as emerging countries are increasingly distancing themselves from Russia.
Ahmedabad, India: Full of colour
Women in colorful, traditional attire pose for the camera as they practice the Garba, the traditional dance of the state of Gujarat, ahead of Navratri - the Hindu festival known as nine nights, which begins on the 26th in Ahmedabad, India.
Bogotá, Colombia: The magic of nature
Orchids bloom at the annual orchid show inside the Jose Celestino Mutis Botanical Gardens in Bogota, Colombia. During the event, approximately 1.500 orchids were exhibited to the public, after two years of cancellations of the event due to the pandemic.