The week in 27 photos

A man plays a tuba at a Hong Kong shopping mall where people gathered to sing a protest song on Wednesday, September 11. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Veterinarian Padet Siridumrong plays with his patient, Fah Jam, on Thursday, September 12. The Thai elephant was crippled by wire snares in 2017, but after two years of treatment she was ready to be turned over to a national park. Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Joseph Dowden, left, looks at Oliver Myers while pointing out Prince William, who was visiting a firefighters charity center in Chudleigh, England, on Monday, September 9. Ben Birchall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

German Chancellor Angela Merkel climbs out of a transparent car during an auto show in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, September 12. Michael Probst/AP

People dressed up as characters from Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” line up at a bookstore in London to get a copy of her new novel, “The Testaments,” on Monday, September 9. Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Hurricane Dorian evacuees wait in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on Friday, September 6. They were headed for the country’s capital of Nassau. Gonzalo Gaudenzi/AP

A woman takes a closer look at a William Blake painting during an exhibition at the Tate Britain art museum in London on Monday, September 9. Joe Maher/Getty Images

Model Winnie Harlow is helped out of her boots during a Tommy Hilfiger fashion show at the Apollo Theater in New York on Sunday, September 8. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

A boy beats his chest while taking part in an Ashura procession in Kerbala, Iraq, on Monday, September 9. Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

A kite in the shape of a whale is seen at Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Sunday, September 8. The Festival of the Winds is Australia’s largest kite festival. Jenny Evans/Getty Images

A sandstorm approaches the city of Aden, Yemen, on Wednesday, September 11. Nabil Hasan/AFP/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin walks past honor guards after laying flowers at a monument in Botlikh, Russia, on Thursday, September 12. Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool/AP

Members of China’s Peacock Contemporary Dance Company perform Yang Liping’s “Rite of Spring” during the International Contemporary Dance Festival on Tuesday, September 10. The performance took place at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters