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Top 10 News Photos of the Week: Sept 7 - Sept 11

Top 10 News Photos of the Week: Sept 7 - Sept 11

By    |   Friday, 11 September 2015 02:51 PM EDT

1. 9/11 anniversary rainbow — A stunning rainbow appeared over New York City on Thursday, the day before the 14th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. First captured by residents who posted photos on social media, the rainbow appeared from many vantage points to emerge from the new One World Trade Center building. On Friday, a memorial service held six moments of silence to remember those lost in the terrorist attacks. (Twitter)

2. Kentucky clerk Kim Davis released from jail — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis celebrates her release from the Carter County Detention center in Grayson, Kentucky, September 8, 2015. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered her release after six days in jail, saying she "shall not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples." (Chris Tilley/Reuters)

3. Democrats scuttle efforts to block Iran deal — U.S President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry (R) meet with a small group of veterans and Gold Star Mothers to discuss the Iran nuclear deal in the Roosevelt Room of the White House September 10, 2015 in Washington, D.C. That same day, Senate Democrats blocked efforts to kill the Iran deal resolution. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

4. Donald Trump's big week
— The 2016 GOP frontrunner became the first candidate to break 30 percent in the polls this week. He also joined Sen. Ted Cruz in Washington D.C. for a rally opposing President Obama's Iran deal, and was profiled in a lengthy article by Rolling Stone. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

5. Apple unveils new lineup of products — Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during the Apple event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

6. Ellen DeGeneres, Caitlyn Jenner clash over gay marriage — The daytime talk show host pressed Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce, on Tuesday about her conservative outlook on life and politics. In front of a live studio audience, Jenner explained that she was initially skeptical when the issue of gay marriage became prominent decades ago, but has more recently evolved and now approves of the practice. (Twitter)

7. Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" debut — The former Comedy Central star kicked off his first week as host of CBS's "Late Show" with a star-studded lineup. Guests included former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Vice President Joe Biden, and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Colbert now goes head-to-head with rivals Jimmy Fallon at NBC and Jimmy Kimmel for the lion's share of America's late-night television ratings. (YouTube)

8. Controversy erupts after Hungarian camerawoman is seen tripping refugees — A migrant carrying a child falls after tripping on TV camerawoman (R) Petra Laszlo while trying to escape from a collection point in Roszke village, Hungary, September 8, 2015. Laszlo, a camerawoman for a private television channel in Hungary, was fired late on Tuesday after videos of her kicking and tripping up migrants fleeing police, including a man carrying a child, spread in the media and on the internet. (Marko Djurica/Reuters)

9. Assisted-suicide in California heads to Jerry Brown  — The California state assembly voted Wednesday to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Passage is expected in the Senate, and it will be up to Gov. Jerry Brown to make the final decision on signing it into law. (Twitter)

10. Passengers escape burning jet in Las Vegas — Chris Henkey, the pilot for the British Airways plane that caught fire on a Las Vegas runway, said he's retiring a few days early after the Tuesday incident. A total of 157 passengers, 10 crew members, and three pilots made a successful evacuation down the inflatable slides thanks to Henkey's heroic mayday call. (Twitter)

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From the release of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis from jail to the 14th anniversary of 9/11, here is a slideshow of the top 10 news stories of the week.
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