TORONTO – As thousands return to their homes to survey the damage caused by
wildfires in Sydney, Australia, rescuers look for missing flood victims after houses were destroyed by water released from a dam in Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands.
Here’s a look at some of this week’s most powerful images you may have missed:
Lyndon Dunlop stands by his father as they inspect the damage to his grandparent’s home of 41 years destroyed by bushfire on October 21, 2013 in Winmalee, Australia. Read the latest about the Australia wildfires here. (Photo credit: Getty Images).
Veterinarians operate on a Galapagos green turtle (Chelonia mydas agassisi) to extract a fishhook from its esophagus in San Salvador, El Salvador on October 18, 2013. Surgery to take the fishhook out will be done by Dr. Abel Ciudad Real, a volunteer of the Zoological Foundation of El Salvador, who also operated another Galapagos green turtle with a head injure. Both turtles were rescued by volunteers at La Costa del Sol beach, 70 km. south of San Salvador after spawning. The Galapagos green turtle in an endangered species. (Photo credit: Getty Images).
Queen Elizabeth II looks on as Malala Yousafzai (2-R) laughs while Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh (2-L) shakes hands with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai (R) looks on during a Reception for Youth, Education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London on October 18, 2013. The 16-year-old, who was shot by the Taliban for championing girls’ rights to an education, met Queen Elizabeth at a reception for youth, education and the Commonwealth. Prince Philip, 92, joked that in Britain, people wanted their children to go to school to get them out of the house — a comment that left Malala covering her face in a fit of giggles. Read the story here. (Photo credit: Getty Images).
A rescuer and a dog search for a missing flood victim under a bridge after houses were destroyed by water released from a dam in Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands on October 23, 2013. (Photo credit: Getty Images).
A Bulgarian Roma girl cries holding cards in a Roma neighborhood of Nikolaevo, Bulgaria, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Sasha Ruseva, a Bulgarian Roma woman, is under investigation by Bulgarian authorities trying to find out if she is the mother of a suspected abduction victim in neighboring Greece known as “Maria” whose case has triggered a global search for her real parents. (Photo credit: Getty Images) Read the latest story here. (Photo credit: AP Photo).
A relative of the late Jamalul Kiram III, 75, cries over his coffin inside a mosque in Taguig City, south of Manila on October 20, 2013. (Photo credit: Getty Images).
Firefighters control flames during hazard reduction in Bilpin 75 kilometers (46 miles) from Sydney in Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Read the latest about the Australia wildfires here. (Photo credit: AP Photo).
A injured sea otter shakes off the water as he plays in its pool at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. The otter who suffered from gunshot wounds to his head and body was was rescued from Tofino, B.C. on Oct. 18. Read the story here. (Photo credit: AP Photo).
A girl embraces her brother at a shelter in Acapulco, Guerrero State, on October 22, 2013 as Hurricane Raymond weakened and parked off Mexico’s Pacific coast while authorities urged tourists to stay indoors and evacuated some residents to avoid a new disaster in the storm-battered region. Read the latest story about Hurricane Raymond, now a tropical storm, here. (Photo credit: Getty Images).