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 floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston, Texas. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
Residents wade through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Beaumont Place, Houston, Texas. 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. 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. The B-1s first made contact with Japan...more
A volunteer works to put out a forest fire in the northern area of Brasilia's National Park, in Brasilia, Brazil. 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. 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. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
Rohingya children cross the Bangladesh-Myanmar border fence as they try to enter Bangladesh in Bandarban, an area under Cox's Bazar authority, Bangladesh. 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. 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. Courtesy of Trudy Lampson
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
Floyd Mayweather Jr. in action with Conor McGregor before referee Robert Byrd stops McGregor and the fight in Las Vegas. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
New York Mets second baseman Gavin Cecchini dives and is unable to field a ball hit from Washington Nationals shortstop Wilmer Difo at Nationals Park. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Residents wade with their belongings through flood waters brought by Tropical Storm Harvey in Northwest Houston, Texas. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao
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
A man jumps off a diving board at night in Salthill, County Galway, Ireland. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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. REUTERS/David Gray
Flooding from Harvey has paralyzed the country's fourth biggest city, forcing thousands to flee as rivers rise to levels not seen in centuries.
Residents displaced by Harvey take refuge in convention centers and other makeshift accommodations in Houston, Texas.
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Images from the heaviest recorded rainfall in American history.