The World in Photos This Week

Peruvian teachers strike, Ukrainians celebrate Independence Day, and Indians prepare for the Ganesh Chaturthi religious festival.

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Peruvian teachers who have been on strike for more than two months demanding better salaries and conditions march in Lima on Aug. 24.

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Days following a mudslide that killed hundreds and swept away homes in Freetown, Sierra Leone, a volunteer and soldiers cover a victim found in the mud and debris on Aug. 19.

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Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party clean their weapons during routine military exercise in Koya, a city in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Aug. 23.

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A girl tries to clean stairs in the Jalousie neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after heavy rains on Aug. 22.

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A photographer lines up his shot ahead of the total solar eclipse at Big Summit Prairie ranch in Oregon's Ochoco National Forest on Aug. 21.

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A unit commander pays honor to a flag held by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a military parade in Kiev on Aug. 24 to celebrate 26 years since Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union.

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Emergency service members and volunteers take part in a mock hostage situation during an anti-terror drill in Goyang, South Korea, on Aug. 21.

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An Indian man picks nasturtium from a pond in preparation for the 11-day Ganesh Chaturthi religious festival where Ganesh idols will be immersed near Sangam, in Allahabad, on Aug. 22.

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A Muslim woman hugs a child during a demonstration on Aug. 23 in Granada, Spain, in protest against a surge in anti-Islamic hate crimes following last week's deadly attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.

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A party activist puts the final touches on decorations before Abel Chivukuvuku, the leader of the Angolan opposition party CASA-CE, addresses an electoral rally in Luanda on Aug. 20.

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A picture taken on Aug. 22 shows the sunset in the harbour of Saint-Malo, France.

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Iraqi forces, backed by the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units), advance through Tal Afar's al-Wahda district during an operation to retake the city from the Islamic State on Aug. 24.

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An Indian auto rickshaw driver tries to repair his vehicle after it broke down in heavy rain in New Delhi on Aug. 23.

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Palestinian activists throw bottles into the sea containing messages against the siege of the Gaza Strip at the port in Gaza City on Aug. 22.

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva puts a regional costume on during his visit to the Cais do Sertao museum in Recife on Aug. 24, as part of his audacious effort to avoid prison and return to the presidency in next year's elections.

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Yemenis search under the rubble of a house destroyed in an air strike in Sanaa on Aug. 25.

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Policemen found a 15 year-old girl from Somalia at the train station in Raubling, Germany, on Aug. 24 during a search for illegal migrants on the German-Austrian border.

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People sunbathe at a beach on the Volga river in downtown Samara, Russia, on Aug. 23.

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This photo taken on Aug. 24 shows horses getting in a lift to an equestrian field built on the roof top of a shopping mall by elevator in Haikou, China.

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Guests attend the annual New York City Diner en Blanc, Aug. 22, 2017, held this year at the plaza at Lincoln Center.

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A photo of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, in Madras, Oregon.

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Protesters are detained by riot police as they protest against the detention of hunger-striking teacher Semih Ozakca and literature professor Nuriye Gulmen in Ankara, Turkey on Aug. 24.

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A displaced child from the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa runs along to top of water containers at a camp in Ain Issa on Aug. 22.

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An Indian artisan works on an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha at a workshop, ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Kolkata on Aug. 24.

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A woman uses her phone while wearing a plastic poncho along Victoria Harbour during heavy winds and rain brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on Aug, 23.

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