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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2019-09-22 14:41:08

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.

A soldier salutes the Mexican flag during a ceremony marking the 34th anniversary of the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City. The 8.1-magnitude earthquake killed as many as 10,000 and left thousands homeless. The date also commemorates the 2017 earthquake that rattled the city killing hundreds. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
A soldier salutes the Mexican flag during a ceremony marking the 34th anniversary of the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City. The 8.1-magnitude earthquake killed as many as 10,000 and left thousands homeless. The date also commemorates the 2017 earthquake that rattled the city killing hundreds. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Women hold torches after lawmakers failed to pass a law that decriminalizes abortion in cases of rape, outside the National Assembly in Quito, Ecuador. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Women hold torches after lawmakers failed to pass a law that decriminalizes abortion in cases of rape, outside the National Assembly in Quito, Ecuador. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
A demonstrator blocks a street during a protest demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Hernández has suffered a credibility crisis since Honduras' Supreme Court cleared the way for his re-election despite a constitutional ban. His subsequent 2017 election win was marred by irregularities. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez)
A demonstrator blocks a street during a protest demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Hernández has suffered a credibility crisis since Honduras' Supreme Court cleared the way for his re-election despite a constitutional ban. His subsequent 2017 election win was marred by irregularities. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez)
A protester in camouflage carries a toy weapon during a protest against fuel shortages, as two police officers walk past him in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti was at a standstill Monday with no public transportation available and banks, government offices, and schools closed amid street protests due to a fuel crisis. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A protester in camouflage carries a toy weapon during a protest against fuel shortages, as two police officers walk past him in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti was at a standstill Monday with no public transportation available and banks, government offices, and schools closed amid street protests due to a fuel crisis. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Fans of the Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata soccer team hold up photos of their team's new head coach, Diego Maradona, at a local tournament soccer match against Racing Club at Juan Carmelo Zerillo stadium in La Plata, Argentina. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
Fans of the Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata soccer team hold up photos of their team's new head coach, Diego Maradona, at a local tournament soccer match against Racing Club at Juan Carmelo Zerillo stadium in La Plata, Argentina. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
An owl stands after a fire in the savanna near the neighbourhood Jardim Mangueiral, near Brasilia, Brazil. Brasilia, which is in the heart of the Brazilian savanna, is in the midst of its driest period, as temperatures have risen in the last few days, experts said. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
An owl stands after a fire in the savanna near the neighbourhood Jardim Mangueiral, near Brasilia, Brazil. Brasilia, which is in the heart of the Brazilian savanna, is in the midst of its driest period, as temperatures have risen in the last few days, experts said. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Pedestrians are reflected in the window of a store that sells glasses, watches and thermometers, and which features a large image of a person wearing glasses in its display in Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Pedestrians are reflected in the window of a store that sells glasses, watches and thermometers, and which features a large image of a person wearing glasses in its display in Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
A towering stone post topped with a round billboard pointing out the straw roof home where Bolivia's President Evo Morales was born stands on the outskirts of Orinoca, Bolivia. The two-room adobe house still has a thatched roof. It's locked under bolt and its windows are boarded over. It's the home where Morales was born and lived until age 15. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A towering stone post topped with a round billboard pointing out the straw roof home where Bolivia's President Evo Morales was born stands on the outskirts of Orinoca, Bolivia. The two-room adobe house still has a thatched roof. It's locked under bolt and its windows are boarded over. It's the home where Morales was born and lived until age 15. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Blindfolded tourists walk through El Tejar cemetery in Quito, Ecuador. They're there to get a taste of death while still alive, spending part of the night in a dark crypt at the El Tejar cemetery, the latest example of the so-called
Blindfolded tourists walk through El Tejar cemetery in Quito, Ecuador. They're there to get a taste of death while still alive, spending part of the night in a dark crypt at the El Tejar cemetery, the latest example of the so-called "necro tourism" trend luring those with a keenness for the macabre. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
A man stands next to a dead killer whale near Mar Chiquita, Argentina. (AP Photo/Marina Devo)
A man stands next to a dead killer whale near Mar Chiquita, Argentina. (AP Photo/Marina Devo)
Patients are evacuated from a burning hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fire forced staff to hastily evacuate patients and temporarily settle some on sheets and mattresses in the street while firefighters fought the blaze. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Patients are evacuated from a burning hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fire forced staff to hastily evacuate patients and temporarily settle some on sheets and mattresses in the street while firefighters fought the blaze. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Revelers celebrate as fireworks explode over the Metropolitan Cathedral after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gave the annual independence shout from the balcony of the National Palace to kick off Independence Day celebrations in Mexico City. Every year the Mexican president marks the
Revelers celebrate as fireworks explode over the Metropolitan Cathedral after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gave the annual independence shout from the balcony of the National Palace to kick off Independence Day celebrations in Mexico City. Every year the Mexican president marks the "Grito de Dolores," commemorating the 1810 call to arms by priest Miguel Hidalgo that began the struggle for independence from Spain, achieved in 1821. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Fans of Brazil's Corinthians throw streamers before the start of a Copa Sudamericana semifinal soccer match against Ecuador's Independiente del Valle in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Fans of Brazil's Corinthians throw streamers before the start of a Copa Sudamericana semifinal soccer match against Ecuador's Independiente del Valle in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Children eat at a soup kitchen on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lawmakers passed a food emergency bill aimed to boost soup kitchens around the country amid food price hikes. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Children eat at a soup kitchen on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lawmakers passed a food emergency bill aimed to boost soup kitchens around the country amid food price hikes. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Raindrops cover a car's window shield prior to the arrival of a new tropical depression, that turned into Tropical Storm Humberto, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian en route to Mclean's Town, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Humberto narrowly missed the island over the weekend. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Raindrops cover a car's window shield prior to the arrival of a new tropical depression, that turned into Tropical Storm Humberto, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian en route to Mclean's Town, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Humberto narrowly missed the island over the weekend. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro holds a banner of Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar during a rally celebrating 11 years of the Socialist Party of Venezuela' youth in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro holds a banner of Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar during a rally celebrating 11 years of the Socialist Party of Venezuela' youth in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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