Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Pumping iron with Putin

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flex their muscles during a morning workout in Sochi.

MTV Video Music Awards red carpet

Stars arrive for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

MTV Video Music Awards

Highlights from the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Remembering Katrina

Brass bands and presidential visits mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

I am fleeing my home, Syria

For many refugees, the path from war-ravaged Syria to Europe runs through Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary.

Scuffle in the West Bank

Palestinians fight with an Israeli soldier while he detains a boy during a protest against Jewish settlements in Nabi Saleh.

Detained at the border

The dramatic moment when a Syrian migrant family is detained after crossing the barbed wire into Hungary.

Presidential visits on Katrina anniversary

President Obama and former President George W. Bush visit New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Pitcher Festival

Hindus take a dip in holy waters during the Pitcher Festival that is held every 12 years in different Indian cities.

REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Olympic evictions in Rio favela

As sports arenas rise up around them and neighbors' houses are demolished, around 50 families remain in Vila Autodromo, a favela bordering the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Sand baths of Siwa

In the searing summer heat in western Egypt, at the hottest time of the day, sufferers of rheumatism, joint pain, infertility or impotence lie buried neck-deep in the sand of Siwa.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/James Akena

Fighting the jigger parasite

Left untreated, the jigger parasite - sand fleas that burrow under the skin, widespread in parts of Uganda - can lead to secondary infections that can be fatal.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hurricane Katrina, 10 years on

Carlos Barria returned to New Orleans after documenting events in 2005 and found a city much rebuilt and renovated, although abandoned homes show Katrina’s lingering impact.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Katrina scenes overlaid

Carlos Barria overlaid the photos he took in 2005 with the same locations to contrast the inundated New Orleans then with the city 10 years after the Hurricane Katrina disaster.  Full Coverage 

Top Slideshows

New direction for One Direction

Hugely successful boy band One Direction will take a year-long break next year so that members can pursue separate interests.

Highest-paid actresses

The world's top-earning leading ladies this year.

Celebrity cheaters

Famous relationships that ended in scandal.