Photos of the week
A man stands next to graffiti that reads "My government did this" at the damaged port area in Beirut, Lebanon August 11, 2020. Outrage over the catastrophic chemicals explosion that killed at least 172 people has fueled protests in which hundreds of...more
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff pose while keeping social distance after a campaign event at Alexis Dupont...more
A Belarusian law enforcement officer gestures next to injured protester Yevgeny Zaichkin during clashes after presidential election polls closed in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. Zaichkin, who was reported to have died during bloody clashes with...more
The Japanese bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio that ran aground on a reef is seen at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, in this handout image obtained August 10, 2020. The tanker struck a coral reef on Mauritius' southeast coast on July 25 and began leaking...more
Emmanuelle Lteif Khnaisser, who was in labor at the moment of the Beirut port blast and gave birth in the dark amid rubble at St. George hospital, holds her baby George at the family home in Jal el-Dib, Lebanon, August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Medical staff treat a patient inside the emergency ward of Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, during the coronavirus outbreak, in Bhagalpur, Bihar, India, July 27, 2020. The COVID-19 hospital is dirty with garbage and discarded...more
Locals harvest their potatoes as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash, after more than a year of inactivity, in Karo, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, August 10, 2020. Antara Foto/Sastrawan Ginting/via REUTERS
Lyra Conley hugs therapy llama Caesar McCool at the site of ongoing protests against police violence and racial inequality, in Portland, Oregon, August 6, 2020. Caesar, the six-year-old "No Drama Llama," has become a fixture in the city, extending...more
Fireworks are set off in front of police officers during anti-government protests that have been ignited by a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
People protest at an apartment complex to stop the alleged eviction of a tenant, standing in a hallway to keep an eye on the landlord (C) to make sure he does not change the locks to the apartment, in Mount Rainier, Maryland, August 10, 2020. While...more
A Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) fire brigade member holds a dead anteater while attempting to control hot points in a tract of the Amazon jungle near Apui, Amazonas State, Brazil, August 11, 2020....more
Lightning strikes are seen above the skyline of Shanghai's financial district of Pudong, China August 10, 2020. REUTER/Aly Song
Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of the Apple Daily newspaper, is detained by the national security unit in Hong Kong, China August 10, 2020. Lai became the most high-profile person to be arrested under a new national security law and urged...more
Shayla Williams, 39, disinfects surfaces to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Beresford Funeral Service in Houston, Texas, August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
A Palestinian woman argues with Israeli border police officers who arrived to force her stop building a house, in Susya village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma
A seagull carries a protective face mask at the port of Dover, Britain, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Syrian refugee Ahmed Staifi poses for a picture in front of the house where his wife and two of his daughters were killed in a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, August 11, 2020. When Staifi rushed home after the blast, he heard his daughter...more
Anthony Mmesoma Madu, an 11-year-old ballet dancer, poses during a rehearsal with other students at the Leap of Dance Academy in Lagos, Nigeria. A video of Anthony dancing barefoot in the rain on concrete outside the studio where he trains went viral...more
A man dives inside a stalled tunnel construction project near El Avila mountain that borders the city of Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelans are steadily losing access to cheap basic services from water to cooking gas that have helped them survive...more
Workers demolish a building damaged by rain in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the old city of Sanaa, Yemen August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
Glamma Beijing, a group of four women in their 60s and 70s who met at a modeling class after retiring 20 years ago, find social media fame for their fashionable...
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, make their first appearance as a ticket in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Democratic presidential candidate hits the campaign trail in the time of coronavirus, scheduling speeches and visits with reporters present but no large...
The coronavirus has put a staggering 31 million Americans out of work, laying bare both the economic and human tragedy wrought by the pandemic.