The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Welcome to “Moving Image,” our roundup of the best photos from around the world this week.

The following images tell the story of the past seven days’ most compelling events, capturing happenstance moments and monumental occurrences all over the globe.

Our picks for this week are:

1. This aerial image of swimmers in Florida.

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In this aerial photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, swimmers in the inaugural Alligator Reef Lighthouse Swim round the halfway point at Alligator Light on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, about four miles off Islamorada, Fla. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/AP)

2. This portrait of a special soldier in Malaysia.

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A Malaysian special soldier sweats during the 80th Army Day parade in Kuala Lumpur on September 21, 2013. The Malaysian army celebrated its 80th anniversary with a grand military parade and a display of military gear at the historical Independence Square. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)

3. These pedestrians in Hong Kong.

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A few pedestrians walk along a quiet Des Voeux Road in Hong Kong’s CBD on September 23, 2013. A category typhoon eight warning was in place till 9:30am as Typhoon Usagi swept by Hong Kong. Most businesses are closed if a category eight typhoon is in place. (Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)

4. These Christmas trees in Myanmar.

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A woman stands in her verandah behind an iron-grill, speckled with Christmas trees in Yangon, Myanmar Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)

5. This harrowing scene in Pakistan.

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A Pakistani man comforts his son, who was injured in a suicide attack on a church, at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. A suicide bomb attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed scores of people Sunday, officials said, in one of the worst assaults on the country’s Christian minority in years. (Muhammed Muheisen/AP)

6. These Oktoberfest enthusiasts in Germany.

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People celebrate the opening ceremony in the “Hofbraeuzelt’ beer tent of the 180th Bavarian “Oktoberfest” beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The world’s largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6, 2013 will attract more than six million guests from around the world. (Matthias Schrader/AP)

7. These daredevils in Australia.

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The Findon Skid Kids perform a fire jump at the clubrooms on Reserve Parade, Findon on September 22, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. Six months after the Findon Skid Kids failed fire jump left three teens in hospital, the club yesterday made a triumphant leap through flames again. (Naomi Jellicoe/Newspix/Getty Images)

8. This snapshot of the border village between North and South Korea.

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A South Korean soldier stands at the Military Armistice Committee meeting room at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (Lee Jin-man/AP)

9. This touching image of a family in Spain.

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Efren Rodriguez Gonzalez, 68, covers his as Victims’ Mortgage Platform (PAH) members gather around outside the apartment the day after her family got evicted in Madrid, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. The family, unemployed, some on state benefits for the disabled, had been living in the apartment of the State City Hall Housing Company (EMVS) for 24 years. EMVS informed them that they have to move out. (Andres Kudacki/AP)

10. These paragliders in France.

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Paragliders perform a “flight of 40” to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Icare Cup paragliding festival in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, French Alps, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (Francois Mori/AP)

11. This photo of a woman on the streets in Iran.

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In this picture taken on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, an Iranian woman passing by a huge poster showing a scene from the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)

12. These Yemeni boy scouts.

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Yemeni boy scouts hold fireworks during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of North Yemen’s Sept. 26, 1962 revolution in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. The ceremony marked the 51st anniversary of the revolution that overthrew the imamate and to move into a new period that turned Yemen into a republic. (Hani Mohammed/AP)

13. This student protester in India.

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An Indian student dressed as ten-headed demon King Ravana shouts slogans as a group of students from the Lala Lajpatrai college protest against sexual violence faced by women in India in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

14. These female police officers in Afghanistan.

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Afghan female police officers share a joke during a training session at the Police Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (Ahmad Jamshid/AP)

15. These grapes in Georgia.

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A picture taken on September 25, 2013, shows a man loading bunches of grapes into a truck during grape picking near the Georgian town of Sagarejo in Kakheti region. (Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images)

Let us know your favorite photos in the comments section and check back next week to see new images.

This story appears in Issue 68 of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store, available Friday, Sept. 27.

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