The photographers' lenses have "caught" in the most brilliant way the most important events that happened last week from one end of the world to the other. The most representative images of the last days must have some basic ingredients: Colors, passion, tears, effort, survival, joy, and pain.
Regardless of the difficulties we face and they are many and everywhere, that is, all those things that make our life have some meaning.
The fact that a picture is worth a thousand words is certain and proven. You do not need many words for the photos below. In them they are concentrated what happened in the world last week.
Florida, USA: The day after the disaster
Images from high up on the bridge leading to Sanibel Island from Fort Myers, Florida, are just a small sample of the devastating effects of Hurricane Ian, which swept everything in its path last week.
Kabul, Afghanistan: Unspeakable pain
A 19-year-old Afghan Hazara woman sits and cries on the bench she was sitting on during the suicide bomber's attack on a Hazara educational center in Kabul, Afghanistan last Saturday. Afghanistan's Hazaras, who are predominantly Shia Muslims, have been the target of a brutal campaign of violence in recent years.
Prague, Czech Republic: Smiles and "wells" of the elderly
British Prime Minister Liz Truss, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in a group photo during the European Political Community meeting at Prague Castle. Leaders from some 44 countries gathered on Thursday to launch a "European Political Community" aimed at boosting security and economic prosperity across the continent, with Russia the only major European power not invited.
Puerto Madrid, Argentina: Concern over death of at least 13 whales in Argentina
A dead whale is towed from the shore near Puerto Madrid in Argentina. Argentine scientists express their concern, as at least 13 dead whales have been recovered in the area in recent days. They speculate that microalgae are responsible for their death.
Uthai Sawan, Thailand: Shock and disgust at wrongful death
A police officer lays flowers during a ceremony for those killed in the attack at the Youth Development Center in the rural town of Uthai Sawan, northeastern Thailand. A former police officer stormed a day care center in northeastern Thailand on Thursday, killing dozens of preschoolers and teachers, in the deadliest rampage in the country's history.
Paolo Alto, California: The recognition that came with a Nobel
Stanford professor Carolyn Bertozzi is emotional during a phone call shortly after learning she has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Palo Alto, California. Three scientists have been jointly awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a way to "glue molecules together" that can be used to design better drugs, including those that more precisely target diseases such as cancer. Americans Bertozzi and K. Barry Sharpless and Danish scientist Morten Meldal were awarded for their work in chemistry and bioorthogonal reactions, which are used to make anti-cancer drugs, map DNA and create tailor-made materials purpose.
Stary-Saltivm, Ukraine: The Struggle for Survival
Yuri Shapovalov rows a boat full of goods and he and a Ukrainian soldier cross the Shiversky-Donets River under a damaged bridge in Stary-Saltiv, Ukraine. Shapovalov helps locals cross the river with goods every day, as the bridge was mostly destroyed during the fighting.
Yogyakarta, Indonesia: One of the worst accidents in a football match
Candlelight vigil for the victims of the tragic incident in Yogyakarta, Indonesia during a football match. An unprecedented tragedy unfolded at a stadium in Indonesia, where more than 125 people died when they were trampled during incidents between fans. The accident, one of the worst at a sporting event, happened when police started firing tear gas to break up clashes inside the pitch.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Christ the Redeemer at the mercy of the fog
Thick fog over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, just before the country's residents go to the polls for the general election. The imposing statue of Christ the Redeemer, oversees the events from on high, causing awe to anyone who sees it. Even to the residents of the Brazilian city who observe it on a daily basis.
Kythira, Greece: Images punch in the stomach
Images of a punch in the stomach saw the light of day on Thursday from the two shipwrecks in Greece, with migrants in Lesvos and Kythira. Castaways in Kythira were found struggling with the waves or hooked on the rocks. 80 people have been rescued, while according to the information 95 people were on board the boat.