TOPSHOT - People sunbathe at a beach on the Volga river in downtown Samara on August 23, 2017.
Samara will host several football matches as part of the FIFA World Cup 2018 that will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in Russia. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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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Teachers belonging to the Unitary Union of Education Workers of Peru (SUTEP), in strike for more than two months now in demand of better salaries and conditions and the rejection of an evaluation system, march in Lima on August 24, 2017.
Peru is currently holding negotiations with the education, health and judiciary sectors in order to lift ongoing strikes. / AFP PHOTO / Cris BOURONCLE        (Photo credit should read CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)

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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A volunteer and soldiers cover a victim found in the mud and debris, days following the partial collapse of a hillside that swept away hundreds of homes in a neighborhood of the capital Freetown on August 19, 2017.
The death toll from the mudslide on August 14, 2017, and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, with around 600 others listed as missing the government said on August 19. / AFP PHOTO / SEYLLOU        (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran) clean their weapons during routine military exercise in Koya, 100 kms north of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on August 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A girl tries to clean stairs in the Jalousie neighborhood of Port-au-Prince after heavy rains on August 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A photographer lines up his shot ahead of the total solar eclipse at Big Summit Prairie ranch in Oregon's Ochoco National Forest near the city of Mitchell on August 21, 2017.
Skygazers across the United States awoke in excited anticipation Monday of witnessing the Sun briefly disappear, with the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cast a shadow on the entire continent just hours away. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A unit commander pays honor to a flag hold by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) during a military parade in Kiev on August 24, 2017 to celebrate the Independence Day, 26 years since Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union.  / AFP PHOTO / Genya SAVILOV        (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Emergency service members and volunteers take part in a mock hostage situation during an anti-terror drill in Goyang on August 21, 2017.
Meanwhile tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops are taking part in the "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" joint military drills, a largely computer-simulated exercise that runs for two weeks in the South. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - An Indian man removes nasturtium from a pond in preparations ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival where Ganesh idols will be immersed near Sangam, in Allahabad on August 22, 2017.
The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a popular 11-day religious festival which is annually celebrated across India, runs this year from August 25 to September 5. / AFP PHOTO / SANJAY KANOJIA        (Photo credit should read SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A muslim woman hugs a child during a demonstration in Granada on August 23, 2017 in protest against a surge in anti-Islamic hate crimes following last week's deadly attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.
The protest was called after the city's main mosque was attacked with flares on August 19, 2017 by a handful of members from a far-right group, Hogar Social, who also unfurled a Spanish flag outside building, according to images on Spanish TV.
 / AFP PHOTO / JORGE GUERRERO        (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A party activist puts the final touches to decorations before the leader of the Angolan opposition party CASA-CE (Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola  Electoral Coalition) Abel Chivukuvuku addresses an electoral rally in Luanda on August 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI        (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A picture taken on August 22, 2017 shows the sunset in the harbour of Saint-Malo, northwestern France. / AFP PHOTO / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU        (Photo credit should read CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - 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 (IS) group on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE        (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - An Indian auto rickshaw driver tries to repair his vehicle after it broke down in heavy rain in New Delhi on August 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Money SHARMA        (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Palestinian activists throw bottles into the sea containing messages against the siege of the Gaza Strip at the port in Gaza City on August 22, 2017.
The initiative came after a message in a bottle cast into the sea by a holidaying British couple on the island of Rhodes was found by a Palestinian fisherman after it washed up on the Gaza Strip. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

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 (L) puts a regional costume on during his visit to the Cais do Sertao museum in Recife, the capital of the state of Pernambuco, on August 24, 2017, as part of his "Lula for Brazil" bus tour of 20 cities in northeastern Brazil to campaign for a return to the presidency in next year's elections.
Lula da Silva embarked on his most audacious challenge yet: to recapture the presidency -- and avoid prison. The presidential election won't take place until October 2018 and the many potential candidates are still keeping below the radar. Campaigning is not even officially allowed.
 / AFP PHOTO / Leo Caldas        (Photo credit should read LEO CALDAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Yemenis search under the rubble of a house destroyed in an air strike in the residential southern Faj Attan district of the capital Sanaa on August 25, 2017.
The attack destroyed two buildings in the southern district of Faj Attan, leaving people buried under debris, witnesses and medics said. / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed HUWAIS        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - German policemen found a 15 year-old girl from Somalia at the train station in the southern German city of Raubling on August 24, 2017 during a search for illegal migrants on the German-Austrian border.  / AFP PHOTO / Guenter SCHIFFMANN        (Photo credit should read GUENTER SCHIFFMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - People sunbathe at a beach on the Volga river in downtown Samara on August 23, 2017.
Samara will host several football matches as part of the FIFA World Cup 2018 that will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in Russia. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - This photo taken on August 24, 2017 shows horses getting in a lift to an equestrian field built on the roof top of a shopping mall by elevator in Haikou in China's southern Hainan province. 
The field of 800 square meters owned by an equestrian school targeting kids and teenagers attracted local residents to watch and experience. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Guests attend the annual New York City Diner en Blanc, August 22, 2017 held this year at the plaza at Lincoln Center. 
The Diner en Blanc, the worlds only viral culinary event, a chic secret pop-up style picnic from France, the outdoor site -- always a landmark location -- is revealed at the last-minute. Guests are asked to dress entirely in elegant white, bring a picnic basket of food, fine china and silverware, white tablecloths, table and chairs. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - The total solar eclipse Monday August 21, 2017 in Madras, Oregon.
Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. / AFP PHOTO / ROB KERR        (Photo credit should read ROB KERR/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - 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 on August 24, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN        (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A displaced child from the Islamic State (IS) group's Syrian stronghold of Raqa, runs along to top of water containers at a camp in Ain Issa on August 22, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Delil souleiman        (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - 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 August 24, 2017.
The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a popular 11-day religious festival which is annually celebrated across India, runs this year from August 25 to September 5. During the festival devout Hindus pray to idols of Lord Ganesha at their homes and temporary makeshift temple, culminating with the immersion of the idols in the Bay of Bengal. / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR        (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - 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 August 23, 2017.
Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong on August 23 with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for five years, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE        (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

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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