Photos of the week
A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston, Texas, August 27, 2017....more
Afghan policemen try to rescue four-year-old Ali Ahmad at the site of a suicide attack followed by a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents after an attack on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
Residents wade through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Beaumont Place, Houston, Texas, on August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
SPLA-IO (SPLA-In Opposition) rebels fire weapons during an assault on government SPLA (Sudan People's Liberation Army) soldiers in the town of Kaya, on the border with Uganda, South Sudan, August 26, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers (not pictured) joined up with Republic of Korea air force F-15s during a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, into Japanese airspace and over the Korean Peninsula, July 30, 2017. The B-1s first made...more
A volunteer works to put out a forest fire in the northern area of Brasilia's National Park, in Brasilia, Brazil, August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Muslim pilgrims visit Mount Al-Noor, where Muslims believe Prophet Mohammad received the first words of the Koran through Gabriel in the Hera cave, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
A man carries Buthaina Muhammad Mansour, believed to be four or five, rescued from the site of a Saudi-led air strike that killed eight of her family members in Sanaa, Yemen August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
Israeli soldiers, one wearing a Star Wars Storm Trooper Voice Changing Helmet, work on laptops as they take part in a cyber security training course, called a Hackathon, at iNT Institute of Technology and Innovation, at a high-tech park in Beersheba,...more
Rohingya children cross the Bangladesh-Myanmar border fence as they try to enter Bangladesh in Bandarban, an area under Cox's Bazar authority, Bangladesh, August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
A girl mourns as policemen carry the body of Abdul Rasheed, a police officer, who according to the Indian police was shot by suspected militants in Anantnag, during his wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar, August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
Residents of La Vita Bella assisted living facility are seen in waste-deep flooding due to Tropical Storm Harvey in Dickinson, Texas, U.S. August 27, 2017. Social Media/Courtesy of Trudy Lampson/Handout via REUTERS
A photographer is being attacked by masked demonstrators in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park during a cancelled No Marxism in America rally and counter-protest in Berkeley, California, August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
Relatives carry a child over the coffin as a Filipino custom to let the spirit of the departed rest, in Navotas city, Metro Manila, Philippines August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao
Floyd Mayweather Jr. in action with Conor McGregor before referee Robert Byrd stops McGregor and the fight in Las Vegas, August 26, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
Burning Man participants perform a shibari rope scene during a driving desert dust storm inside the heart of the "Identity Awareness - Family" art project created by artist Shane Pitzer on the 2nd day of the annual Burning Man arts and music festival...more
Residents wade with their belongings through flood waters brought by Tropical Storm Harvey in Northwest Houston, Texas, August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
New York Mets second baseman Gavin Cecchini (2) dives and is unable to field a ball hit from Washington Nationals shortstop Wilmer Difo (1) in the fourth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
A man jumps off a diving board at night in Salthill, County Galway, Ireland, July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Farmer Tony Reid casts a shadow as he walks across a claypan while inspecting a paddock on Kahmoo Station property, located on the outskirts of the south-western Queensland town of Cunnamulla in outback Australia, August 10, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
A look back at the life of Princess Diana on the 20th anniversary of her untimely death.
Many Texans grabbed not only their valuables but also their pets as they fled flooding caused by Harvey.
Images from the heaviest recorded rainfall in American history.
One hundred days after militants loyal to Islamic State took over parts of a southern Philippine city, the military is confident the end is in sight for what...