Photography

Here are 11 of the week’s best photos

United States gymnasts testify on Capitol Hill; Manned by civilian astronauts, SpaceX’s Inspiration4 launches from Kennedy Space Center; People across the country honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on its twentieth anniversary; Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall in Galveston, Texas. Here’s a look at 11 of the best photos from the week, selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.

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Sept. 15 | Washington, D.C.

United States gymnasts Simone Biles, right, and McKayla Maroney hold hands after testifying during a Senate Judiciary hearing about the FBI's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation.

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

Sept. 12 | Paris

Workers wrap the Arc de Triomphe monument for “L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped,” a project by late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude that will be on display from, Sept. 18 to Oct. 3.

Thibault Camus/AP

Thibault Camus/AP

Sept. 13 | New York City

Billie Eilish looks back over her shoulder during the Met Gala 2021 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

Sept. 8 | Whitby, England

People sunbathe and walk on Whitby beach next to a giant sand art depicting a 50-meter humpback whale and calf filled with plastic as a new report from BRITA and Whale and Dolphin Conservation finds that plastic affects 81 percent of whale and dolphin species.

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Sept. 15 | Kennedy Space Center

The SpaceX launch of the Inspiration4 crew manned by civilian astronauts, Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux and Chris Sembroski from launchpad 39A.

Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post

Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | Lawrence, Mass.

Rosalinda Rosario, center, salutes the casket of her sister, Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, a U.S. Marine who was among 13 service members killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

David Goldman/AP

David Goldman/AP

Sept. 11 | Ann Arbor, Mich.

Local first responders hold up a flag during a tribute to the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at the Michigan Stadium before the game between the Washington Huskies and the Michigan Wolverines.

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Sept. 11 | Arlington, Va.

People gather at the Air Force Memorial to view the Tower of Light behind the Pentagon on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11.

Matt McClain/The Washington Post

Matt McClain/The Washington Post

Sept. 11 | Shanksville, Penn.

Victims of the Flight 93 hijack crash on 9/11 are remembered at the 20th anniversary ceremony.

Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

Sept. 16 | Ciudad Acuna, Mexico

Thousands of migrants, mostly from Haiti, cross at the Rio Grande between the United States and Mexico.

Sergio Flores for The Washington Post

Sergio Flores for The Washington Post

Sept. 14 | Galveston, Texas

An aerial view after Hurricane Nicholas landed in the region.

Photo by Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Photo by Mark Felix for The Washington Post

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Credits

Photo editing by Dee Swan, Monique Woo, Stephen Cook and Troy Witcher