The World in Photos This Week

Beirut residents protest Lebanon’s trash crisis; migrants try to enter Macedonia; and French firefighters rescue an iguana.

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Migrants approach Greece's border with Macedonia, where they hope to catch a train to Serbia, Aug. 24. Philippe Legrain argues in FP that Europe should welcome the migrants.

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Traders signal offers at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Aug. 24. Lena Komileva writes for FP about the potential long-term effects of the current market chaos here.

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A man protesting Lebanon's trash crisis paints graffiti on concrete blast walls, recently erected by security forces, on the road leading to the governmental palace in Beirut, Aug. 24.

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Mourners offer funeral prayers after a series of explosions at a gas storage facility on the edge of Herat, Afghanistan, Aug. 25.

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People in Sydney, Australia, participate in the annual Color Run after-party in the city's Centennial Park, Aug. 23.

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A Ukrainian serviceman dances with a woman during celebrations of Ukraine's Independence Day near Donetsk, Aug. 23.

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Afghan refugees gather beside loaded trucks at a U.N. repatriation center on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan, Aug. 26.

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A boy bathes under a stone spout near the Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Nepal, Aug. 28.

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Students clash with the riot police during a demonstration in Santiago, Chile, against an education reform plan promoted by the government of President Michelle Bachelet, Aug. 27.

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A boy enjoys the indoor "BEACH" exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Aug. 25.

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A Ukrainian serviceman stands holding a grenade launcher near Avdiivka, Donetsk, Aug. 23.

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A mother comforts her son at a temporary shelter in the flood-affected Morisutitop village in India's Assam state, Aug. 23.

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A Macedonian policeman and a migrant support a boy injured during a clash between Macedonian police and migrants trying to cross the border from Greece near the town of Gevgelija, Aug. 22.

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Performers dance during the opening ceremony of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Beijing National Stadium, Aug. 22.

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Palestinians take cover behind a low wall during clashes with Israeli security forces and settlers from the nearby Esh Kodesh outpost settlement in the West Bank village of Qusra, Aug. 22.

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A wounded man lies on the floor of a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma, Syria, following shelling by government forces, Aug. 24.

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People in central Beirut protest Lebanon's ongoing trash crisis, Aug. 25. FP's David Kenner looks at the crisis here.

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A worker drinks from a hose after washing chemical dye from his hands at a fabric factory on the outskirts of Jaipur in India's Rajasthan state, Aug. 25.

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Firefighters with a special animal unit in France's Rhone region hold an iguana they rescued, Aug. 25.

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Overcome with exhaustion, two migrants from Syria lie on the Greek island of Kos after crossing a three-mile stretch of the Aegean in a small boat from Turkey and swimming the final 50 yards to shore, Aug. 28.

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