Photos of the week
A participant embraces a member of the Belarusian Interior Ministry troops, who stands guard during an opposition demonstration near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. Belarus is facing its biggest...more
Lightning strikes above the George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 14, 2020 as racial justice protests continue across the country. Brandon Bell/Handout via REUTERS
Senator Kamala Harris accepts the Democratic vice presidential nomination, becoming the first Black woman and Asian American on a major presidential ticket, speaking to the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware,...more
Abdou Batrouni sits on the balcony of his home that was damaged by an explosion at the Beirut port, in the neighbourhood of Karantina, Beirut, Lebanon, August 13, 2020. In one of Beirut's poorest neighborhoods, people are still reeling from the...more
Swimmers pack into a music party at the Wuhan Maya Beach Park, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China August 15, 2020, in the city where the coronavirus was first detected. REUTERS/Stringer
United States Postal Service mailboxes are stacked in a storage lot of a sandblasting and painting company in Hartford, Wisconsin, August 16, 2020. People who live nearby said the pile had grown noticeably larger in recent weeks. U.S. Postmaster...more
Students wearing white ribbons on their hair and wrists make the three-finger salute, inspired by the "Hunger Games" series, to show support for the student-led democracy movement outside the Education Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand, August 19, 2020....more
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students Andrea Ramos, 10, and Alexander Ramos, 8, work on school-issued computers with unreliable internet connectivity, as their mother Anely Solis, 32, and their brother Enrique Ramos, 5, look on at...more
Kayapo indigenous people block Brazil's BR 163 national highway, a key grain highway, in Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil August 18, 2020. The Kayapo tribe said in a statement that the federal government had failed to protect them from the...more
A Hindu devotee wearing a protective mask sanitizes a "pandal" or a temporary platform, next to an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Kolkata, India, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De...more
Herriman Mustangs cheerleaders display the American flag before a game against the Davis Darts, the first regular season football game in the United States since the coronavirus pandemic began, at Herriman High School in Herriman, Utah, August 13,...more
A student burns an A-level result during a protest at Parliament Square in London, Britain, August 16, 2020. The British government bowed to public pressure over its school exam grading system, ditching an algorithm that downgraded the results...more
People react during a funeral for five minors who were found dead in a sugar cane field, in Cali, Colombia August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Juan Bautista Diaz
Vehicles are seen along Interstate 80 as flames from the LNU Lighting Complex Fire are seen on both sides on the outskirts of Vacaville, California, August 19, 2020. Nearly 11,000 lightning strikes hit the state over a 72-hour stretch this week,...more
Aymara indigenous people attend a rally demanding Bolivia's President Jeanine Anez's resignation in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, August 14, 2020. Tensions are brewing as the South American nation heads for a key presidential election on Oct....more
An armed far-right militia member fist-bumps a police officer in riot gear as various militia groups stage rallies at the Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain, Georgia, August 15, 2020. Several dozen demonstrators, many armed and carrying...more
(L-R), Lin Wei, 65, Sun Yang, 64, Wang Nianwen, 74, and Wang Xinghuo, 70, wearing traditional Chinese dresses, walk across a street during a video shoot in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) area, China August 13, 2020. The four women,...more
Supporters of President Donald Trump attend a campaign event at Yuma International Airport in Yuma, Arizona, August 18, 2020. Trump's travel this week, to states likely to prove crucial to whether he wins a second term, promise to show a framework...more
Steve Krofchik of Las Vegas keeps cool with a bottle of ice on his head as the unofficial thermometer reads 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 Celsius), with a mechanical fault on the display which causes the numbers to render incorrectly, at the Furnace...more
A Palestinian man fixes a battery-powered LED light inside his makeshift shop during a power cut at the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City August 18, 2020. Gaza's lone power plant shut down on Tuesday, less than a week after Israel suspended fuel...more
A Japanese bulk carrier has broken apart after it ran aground on a reef in Mauritius last month, threatening a marine ecological disaster around the Indian...
A political crisis has erupted in Belarus after an election that protesters say longtime President Alexander Lukashenko massively rigged to ensure a phony...
Heavy rains flood parts of Gurugram, waterlogging roads and apartments.
Some restaurants reopen with social distancing guidelines in place.