Here are 12 of the week’s best photos

An eagle takes flight before the Alpine Eagle Race in France, Montgomery, Ala. elects its first black mayor, celebrating the Irrecha thanksgiving festival in Ethiopia, Washington Mystics win the WNBA championship. Here’s a look at 12 of the best photos from the week, selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.

Eagle Wings Foundation/Chopard/VIA REUTERS

Oct. 8, 2019 | Chamonix, France

In this video still, Victor, a white-tailed eagle equipped with a 360 degree camera, flies over glaciers and mountains in preparation for the Alpine Eagle Race, an event aimed at raising awareness on global warming.

Eagle Wings Foundation/Chopard/VIA REUTERS

Oct. 5, 2019 | Stuttgart, Germany

Simone Biles, of the United States, performs on the uneven bars during women's qualification at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Oct. 9, 2019 | Los Angeles

Washington Nationals first baseman Howie Kendrick hits a 10th inning grand slam home run in Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers.

John McDonnell/The Washington Post

Oct. 8, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Daniel Goldman, of Arlington, Va., holds the transgender flag and a conservative group carry signs, from a group in support of the religious freedom, as people on both sides of the gay rights in the workplace issue gather outside the Supreme Court.

Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

Oct. 8, 2019 | Montgomery, Ala.

Mayor-elect Steven Reed speaks at his victory party in Montgomery, Ala. Reed becomes the first black mayor in the Alabama capital's 200-year history.

Mickey Welsh/AP

Oct. 8, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Congressmen Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), left, Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) speak to journalists on Capitol Hill about the impeachment inquiry after Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, did not appear before lawmakers.

Melina Mara/The Washington Post

Oct. 10, 2019 | Akcakale, Turkey

People help a wounded boy as they take cover from mortars fired from Syria.

Ismail Coskun/AP

Oct. 8, 2019 | Bhaktapur, Nepal

A devotee is covered with oil lamps, placed by other devotees, while offering prayers as part of a ritual during "Dashain", a Hindu religious festival.


Oct. 11, 2019 | Granada Hills, Calif.

Jerry Rowe uses a garden hose to try and save his home from the Saddleridge fire.

Michael Owen Baker/AP

Oct. 5, 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopians throw grass into a pool of water, as a symbol of riches after the rainy season and to thank the land and water for everything they have provided, as they celebrate the annual Irrecha thanksgiving festival.

Mulugeta Ayene/AP

Oct. 10, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Mystics guard Natasha Cloud, center, celebrates with seconds to go in the game as Washington wins the WNBA championship over the Connecticut Sun.

Katherine Frey/The Washington Post

Oct. 9, 2019 | Peshawar, Pakistan

Animal rights activist Zeba Masood, sits amid dogs at the Lucky Animal Protection Shelter after they were rescued from the streets.