Here are 13 of the week’s best photos

The launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket, climate protests around the world, the drive of alpacas and llamas from Swiss pastures, the House of Representatives initiates a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Here’s a look at 13 of the best photos from the week, selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.

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Sept. 25, 2019

This photo provided by NASA astronaut Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station shows the launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket.

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Sept. 23, 2019 | Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Ruling party Senator Ralph Fethiere fires his gun outside parliament as he arrives for a vote on the ratification of Fritz William Michel's nomination as prime minister.

Dieu Nalio Chery/AP

Sept. 20, 2019 | Nairobi, Kenya

Youths and students shout slogans and hold placards during a protest against climate change.


Sept. 23, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Protesters Stephanie Kenner, center, and Callie Justice, right, hold hands as they and others block an intersection with a boat during a climate protest.

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Sept. 26, 2019 | Lalitpur, Nepal

A frog rests on the leaf of a lotus after the rain.


Sept. 21, 2019 | Kiental, Switzerland

Alpacas and llamas are led down from the pastures of the Griesalp area and back into the valley.


Sept. 25, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier rides on the back of batting practice pitcher Ali Modami to celebrate his solo home run during the team's defeat of the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Sept. 23, 2019 | Landover, Md.

Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum, center, fumbles the ball during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field.

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Sept. 25, 2019 | Pocheon, South Korea

Dogs sit in the private Aerinwon abandonment animal shelter. Authorities removed all the animals from the shelter after the South Korean District Court issued a directive to close it.


Sept. 22, 2019 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Relatives and friends applaud in honor of the late çgatha Sales Felix, 8, who was hit by a a stray bullet, as they bury her at the cemetery.

Silvia Izquierdo/AP

Sept. 25, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, holding the transcript of President Trump's call with the Ukrainian president, speaks to journalists about the House's formal impeachment inquiry.

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Sept. 24, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi walks to the Speaker’s Balcony hallway to deliver a speech concerning a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

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Sept. 26, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Joseph Maguire, acting director of national intelligence, appears before the House Intelligence Committee to testify about the whistleblower complaint.

Matt McClain/The Washington Post