The World in Photos This Week

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A newly married couple walks up a hill with a view of the city of Antakia, Turkey, on Aug. 29.


Firefighters battle a blaze in Lousame, Spain on Aug. 29. Spain is prone to forest fires in summer because of soaring temperatures, strong winds, and dry vegetation. Last year wildfires destroyed some 500 square miles of land in Spain from January to July, after one of the driest winters on record.


A demonstrator works to stop violence during a march in Bogota, Colombia, on Aug. 29 in support of Colombian farmers on strike in demand of government subsidies and greater access to land.


A heavily damaged street is shown in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor on Aug. 26. See more of FP's extensive Syria coverage -- from David Kenner's report on the first YouTube videos that may have started a war to the armies of Kurdish women taking on Syria's Islamists -- here.


A man bends to kiss the corpse of a family member at a funeral held for three Palestinians killed during an Israeli Defense Forces operation at Kalandia refugee camp on Aug. 26 in Ramallah, West Bank. At least 15 people were injured as Palestinians clashed with undercover Israeli troops.


People enjoy the water sculpture "Tower: Instant Structure for Schacht XII" at the Zeche Zollverein former coal mine in Essen, Germany on Aug. 29. The sculpture was built for the art festival Ruhrtriennale 2013 by the British architecture studio Random International. As the site describes, the sculpture is a "performative structure at World Heritage Zollverein using its plentiful, native material: water (6 million cubic metres of which have to be pumped out of the former mines every year to warrant the structural integrity of the entire region). Random cycle almost 30,000 litres of water per minute to create a monolithic form, an ephemeral tower that appears and disappears instantaneously."


A Kosovo Albanian man fishes on the White Drin Canyon, near Gjakova, southwestern Kosovo, on Aug. 29.


Iraqi civilians check the site of an explosion in Baghdad on Aug. 28. Coordinated car bombs ripped through mostly Shiite neighbourhoods in the Baghdad area during rush hour, killing at least 30 people, the latest in spiraling violence in Iraq in recent months.


The giant panda cub born on Aug. 23 at the Smithsonian's National Zoo receives an exam from animal care staff on Aug. 25 in Washington, DC. Chief veterinarian Suzan Murray reports that the cub is robust, has a steady heartbeat, a full belly (is nursing well), and has successfully passed fecals.


Buildings in the Port of Willenstad, Curacao on Aug. 29.


Greek Orthodox Christian nuns walk along the Via Dolorosa during a procession commemorating the death and the resurrection of Saint Maria on Aug. 25, in Jerusalem.  


A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on Aug. 24 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outisde of Yosemite National Park.


Crowds gather to support Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy and Vice President Kem Sokha at Freedom Park on Aug. 26 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Rainsy and Sokha spoke to a crowd of around 10,000 supporters, where they called upon them to gather in Phnom Penh for mass demonstrations if an independent commission is not set up to investigate election results.


People arrive at the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech on Aug. 24 in Washington, DC.


"The Cipotegato" acknowledges the crowd after running through the streets on Aug. 27, in Tarazona, Spain. Every year thousands of people gather in the main square of Tarazona waiting for "The Cipotegato," and then throw tomatoes at him. The Cipotegato is a hooded character, dressed as a harlequin in a yellow, green, and red costume. The roots of the event come from a tradition in the middle of the 18th century that gave a local prisoner the chance to escape to freedom.


Millie Moore, age 6, (wearing a large blue prize ribbon seen on the right) with cousins Jack and Liam Brittain (on the left), stand together with their multi prize-winning Jacob Sheep from Three Gables farm near Beadale during the Kilnsey Agricultural Show on Aug. 27 in Kilnsey, England.


Participants take part in the Tough Mudder endurance event at Dalkieth Country Estate on Aug. 24 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The world famous Tough Mudder is a military-style endurance challenge that spans a 10-mile long obstacle course designed by British Special Forces.


People sit on benches along a pathway in Brooklyn Bridge Park, a newly designed outdoor space on the East River in Brooklyn, New York on Aug. 27. The park, part of a renovation of post-industrial space throughout the borough, includes 85 acres of new parkland with spaces allocated for running, biking, and viewing the river.

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