23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

 An Indian boy offers prayers to an elephant that was killed when the tree he had uprooted fell on an electrical tower in Assam.

Vishma Thapa / AP

A toddler sits on the winner of the giant pumpkin category during the London Harvest Festival Show.

Ben Pruchnie / Getty

Fashion designer Beth Reeb poses with beach goers during shoots for her new fashion range in Miami, Florida.

Lynne Sladky / AP

An orangutan kept as a pet protects himself with sack at the owner’s home in Korek, Indonesia. Government officials have so far failed to confiscate the animal.

Antara Photo Agency / Reuters

Landon Fox of Birmingham, Alabama, watches as Captain America cleans the windows of Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children.

Brynn Anderson / AP

Owners hold pets during a blessing ceremony outside the San Francisco church in Lima, Peru.

Mariana Bazo / Reuters

A terrifying 50-lane traffic jam causes gridlock on the Beijing–Hong Kong–Macau Expressway, following the end of a week-long national holiday.

China Daily China Daily Infor / Reuters

A contestant at the World Beard And Mustache Championships in Leogang, Austria, poses for a photo.

Jan Hetfleisch / Stringer

Dancers from Boston Ballet perform on the Greenway to promote their upcoming season.

Brian Snyder / Reuters

Two snow leopard cubs make their first public appearance at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo since being born in June. Only an estimated 4,000 remain in the wild.

Scott Olson / Getty

Children pose for their parents on a rock in front of the Bolshoy Almaty lake in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

Novak Djokovic of Serbia takes a selfie after winning his men’s singles match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China.

Kim Kyung Hoon / Reuters

Thousands of people gather in New York’s central park to form a human peace sign on the 75th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth.

Mike Segar / Reuters

Sarah Dillow moves ostriches from their flooded enclosure in Givhans, South Carolina. The state has experienced record rainfall in the past days.

Joe Raedle / Getty

The Dubai skyline covered in an early morning fog.

RENE SLAMA / Getty

Raghad Faleh, 8, poses for a photo while holding a balloon given to her by volunteers. A few hours earlier, she had arrived in Greece by dingy.

Muhammed Muheisen / AP

People take part in the “Nuit Royale,” an eighteenth century costume ball at the palace of Venaria Reale in Turin, Italy.

MARCO BERTORELLO / Stringer

North Korean soccer fans wear national colors during their Asian Cup qualifying soccer match against Philippines.

Damir Sagolj / Reuters

Hundreds of balloons take off at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico.

Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Competitors flex during the Victoria State Bodybuiding Championships in Melbourne, Australia.

Robert Cianflone / Getty

A swan is carried down the nave of The Cathedral of St. John in Manhattan during the Procession of the Animals.

Elizabeth Shafiroff / Reuters

Mao Asada of team Japan pulls a face while competing during the Open Figure Skating Team Competition in Saitama, Japan.

Yuya Shino / Reuters

Dancers perform during a traditional festival of “ngarot” in Indramayu, West Java, Indonesia. The festival is held to celebrate rice planting season.

Tatan Syuflana / AP

Source: Distractify

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