(Kabul, Afghanistan) Taliban fighters sit next to street vendors at a local market in Kabul || Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP
(Franz Josef Land, Russia) A polar bear rests on the ice off Russia’s Franz Josef Land archipelago. Arctic sea ice is melting faster than previously thought, scientists say || Photograph: Ekaterina Anisimova/AFP/Getty Images
(Richmond, Virginia, US) A musician plays trombone near the statue of Robert E Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond before its removal || Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images
(New York City, US) Emma Raducanu, of Great Britain, reacts during her victory against Greece’s Maria Sakkari in the semi-finals of the US Open. Raducanu became the first qualifier, man or woman, to reach a grand slam final in the Open era || Photograph: Frank Franklin II/AP
(New York City, US) A person watches the Tribute In Light shine into the sky from Lower Manhattan during a test before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks || Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The Taliban in Kabul, the removal of the statue of Robert E Lee in Virginia, Emma Raducanu in the US Open and the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks – the most striking images from around the world this week...