A Hong Kong policeman falls backward during a scuffle with pro-democracy protesters during ongoing demonstrations at Hong Kong's International Airport on Aug. 13. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Conflict in Hong Kong, a lockdown in Kashmir, and wildfires in Indonesia and Greece.

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A Hong Kong policeman falls backward during a scuffle with pro-democracy protesters during ongoing demonstrations at Hong Kong's International Airport on Aug. 13. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

A policeman falls backward during a scuffle with pro-democracy protesters during ongoing demonstrations at Hong Kong International Airport on Aug. 13.

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Jammu and Kashmir police personnel stand in formation during a ceremony to celebrate India's 73rd Independence Day, which marks the end of British colonial rule, in Srinagar on Aug. 15. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

Jammu and Kashmir police personnel stand in formation during a ceremony to celebrate India’s 73rd Independence Day, which marks the end of British colonial rule, in Srinagar on Aug. 15.

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Security personnel stands guard along a street during a lockdown in Srinagar, Kashmir, on Aug. 15. SAJJAD  HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

A security officer stands guard along a street during a lockdown in Srinagar, Kashmir, on Aug. 15.

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Fans cry outside an hospital in Abidjan after Ivorian singer DJ Arafat, one of the Ivory Coast’s most popular artists, died at the age of 33 following a motorcycle accident on Aug. 12. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images

Fans cry outside a hospital in Abidjan after news that the singer DJ Arafat, one of Ivory Coast’s most popular artists, had died at the age of 33 following a motorcycle accident on Aug. 12.

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Firefighters extinguish a fire in Kampar, Riau province on Indonesia's Sumatra island, on Aug. 13. Authorities are deploying thousands of extra personnel to prevent a repeat of fires in 2015, which were the worst for two decades and choked the region in haze for weeks. WAHYUDI/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters extinguish a fire in Kampar, Riau province, on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Aug. 13. Authorities are deploying thousands of extra personnel to prevent a repeat of fires in 2015, which were the worst in two decades and choked the region in haze for weeks.

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Flames rise from a forest fire near the village of Makrimalli on the island of Evia, northeast of Athens, on Aug. 13. Hundreds of villagers were evacuated as scores of firefighters battled a major wildfire on the country's second-largest island of Evia. ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images

Flames rise from a forest fire near the village of Makrimalli, northeast of Athens, on Aug. 13. Hundreds of villagers were evacuated as firefighters battled a major wildfire on Evia, the country’s second-largest island.

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An injured man, suspected by protestors of being an undercover police officer, is taken away by paramedics at Hong Kong’s International Airport, on Aug. 13. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

An injured man, suspected by protesters of being an undercover police officer, is taken away by paramedics at Hong Kong International Airport on Aug. 13.

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Pro-democracy protesters block the entrance to terminals after a confrontation with police at Hong Kong's International Airport on Aug. 13. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-democracy protesters block the entrance to terminals after a confrontation with police at Hong Kong International Airport on Aug. 13.

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A pro-democracy protester holds a placard during another demonstration at Hong Kong's airport on Aug. 13. PHILIP FONG/AFP/Getty Images

A pro-democracy protester holds a placard during another demonstration at Hong Kong’s airport on Aug. 13.

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Supporters of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters gather during a demonstration at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 16. SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

Supporters of Hong Kong protesters gather during a demonstration at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 16.

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Syrian families from the southeastern Idlib province and the northern countryside of Hama flee battles in trucks loaded with their belongings past a flock of sheep on the highway near Maaret al-Numan on Aug. 14. OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian families flee from Idlib province and the northern countryside of Hama in trucks loaded with their belongings past a flock of sheep on the highway near Maaret al-Numan on Aug. 14.

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Young Muslims gather around a phone after participating in a special prayer organized to celebrate Eid al-Adha in Kolkata on Aug. 12. Muslims around the world celebrate the feast of sacrifice, the second of two Islamic holidays that mark the end of the annual hajj to Mecca. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images

Young Muslims gather around a phone after participating in a special prayer organized to celebrate Eid al-Adha in Kolkata on Aug. 12. Muslims around the world celebrate the feast of sacrifice, the second of two Islamic holidays that mark the end of the annual hajj to Mecca.

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A Sudanese child has his face painted at an amusement park in Omdurman on Aug. 13. JEAN MARC MOJON/AFP/Getty Images

A Sudanese child has his face painted at an amusement park in Omdurman on Aug. 13.

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An indigenous woman votes during runoff elections in Santa Cruz Chinautla, Guatemala, on Aug. 11. ORLANDO ESTRADA/AFP/Getty Images

An indigenous woman votes during runoff elections in Santa Cruz Chinautla, Guatemala, on Aug. 11.

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A group of activists take part in a protest called by civil organizations against the police, after four police officers were accused of raping a minor in their patrol car, in Mexico City on Aug. 12. ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images

A group of activists take part in a protest against the police after four police officers were accused of raping a minor in their patrol car in Mexico City on Aug. 12.

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South African runner and Olympic champion Caster Semenya holds a news conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, to address a regulation that would make her take testosterone-lowering medication on Aug. 14. MICHELE SPATARI/AFP/Getty Images

The South African runner and Olympic champion Caster Semenya holds a news conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, to address a regulation that would make her take testosterone-lowering medication on Aug. 14.

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A woman gestures during a protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's education budget cuts, in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 13. MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images

A woman gestures during a protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s cuts to the education budget in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 13.

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An aerial view of the Sutong Bridge in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province on Aug. 14. STR/AFP/Getty Images

An aerial view of the Sutong Bridge between Nantong and Suzhou in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on Aug. 14.

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A relative mourns over the coffin of Kevin Mestizo—one of two members of the Nasa ethnic group Indigenous Guard killed by unknown assailants during an attack last weekend—during his funeral in Toribio, Colombia, on Aug. 13. LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images

A relative mourns over the coffin of Kevin Mestizo—one of two members of the indigenous guard of the Nasa ethnic group killed by unknown assailants during an attack last weekend—during his funeral in Toribío, Colombia, on Aug. 13.

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Supporters of Yemeni Southern separatists wave flags of the former South Yemen (The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen) as they demonstrate in the Khormaksar district of Aden on Aug. 15. Yemen's government ruled out talks with the separatists until they withdraw from positions seized last week in Aden. NABIL HASAN/AFP/Getty Images

Supporters of Yemeni separatists wave flags of the former South Yemen (the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen) as they demonstrate in the Khormaksar district of Aden on Aug. 15. Yemen’s government ruled out talks with the separatists until they withdraw from positions seized last week in Aden.

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An employee works on a medical glove production line at a factory in Huaibei in China's eastern Anhui province on Aug. 14. STR/AFP/Getty Images

An employee works on a medical glove production line at a factory in Huaibei in China’s eastern Anhui province on Aug. 14.

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South Korean protesters hold signs reading “No Abe!” during an anti-Japanese rally marking the anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s 1910-’45 colonial rule, in central Seoul on Aug. 15. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

South Korean protesters hold signs reading “No Abe!” during an anti-Japanese rally marking the anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule, in central Seoul on Aug. 15.

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Police officers stand guard near the site of hard landing of the Ural Airlines A321 plane in a corn field near Moscow's Zhukovsky airport on Aug. 15. A Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero for landing an Airbus carrying more than 230 people in a corn field after a bird strike. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images

Police officers stand guard near the site of the hard landing of a Ural Airlines Airbus A321 in a cornfield near Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport on Aug. 15. The plane’s pilot is being hailed as a hero for safely landing the Airbus, which was carrying 226 passengers, after being struck by a flock of birds.

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Swiss pianist and composer Alain Roche performs Chantier suspended in the air with his grand piano from crane on Aug. 16 during the 20th “Jeux du Castrum” a multidisciplinary festival in Yverdon-les-Bains. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

The Swiss pianist and composer Alain Roche performs “Chantier” on his grand piano, suspended in the air from a crane, on Aug. 16 during the 20th “Jeux du Castrum,” a multidisciplinary festival in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.

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Members of the group “The Carriers of the Giants of the Province of Liege” prepare giant puppets for a folk parade in Outremeuse, Liege, Belgium, on August 15 during Assumption Day celebrations. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images

Members of the group “The Carriers of the Giants of the Province of Liège” prepare giant puppets for a folk parade in Outremeuse, Liège, Belgium, during Assumption Day celebrations on Aug. 15.

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People look at lava erupting from the Piton de la Fournaise on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Aug. 13. RICHARD BOUHET/AFP/Getty Images

People look at lava erupting from the Piton de la Fournaise on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion on Aug. 13.

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A 2-day-old male baby pygmy hippo plays in the water at the Taipei Zoo on Aug. 12. SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

A 2-day-old male baby pygmy hippo plays in the water at the Taipei Zoo on Aug. 12.

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The full moon rises next to the Poseidon Temple at the Cape of Sounion, south of Athens, on Aug. 15. LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

The full moon rises next to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, south of Athens, on Aug. 15.

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Palestinians sit and take pictures on the rocks by the Mediterranean in Gaza City on Aug. 13, as people celebrate the Muslim religious holiday of Eid al-Adha. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinians sit and take pictures on the rocks by the Mediterranean Sea in Gaza City on Aug. 13, as people celebrate the Muslim religious holiday of Eid al-Adha.

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