Police vastly outnumbered protesters around the U.S. Capitol during a sparsely attended rally by supporters of the people who breached the building on Jan. 6, trying to overturn former President Donald Trump's election defeat.
Canadians go to the polls Sept. 20 in an election Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called two years early, seeking to turn approval for his pandemic response into a fresh four-year mandate - but after calling the vote his lead vanished.
Haitians fleeing a country hammered by political turmoil and two natural disasters make up most of over 10,000 migrants sleeping on the ground and desperate for food in a squalid camp under a bridge in southern Texas, in a growing humanitarian and political challenge for U.S. President Joe Biden.
In Peru's Andean region of Ayacucho, residents are still haunted by the memories of terror in the 1980s, where thousands of people were killed and disappeared during bloody standoffs between the Shining Path rebels and military forces.
The Taliban seizes power in Afghanistan, the U.S. leads a chaotic and deadly evacuation out of Kabul airport, wildfires devastate regions around the world, an earthquake rocks Haiti, the Tokyo Paralympics begin and more top photos from August 2021. Produced by David Lucas.