The week in 35 photos – People in Jakarta, Indonesia, struggle to climb greased poles during a competition for prizes Sunday, August 17. It was part of Indonesia's Independence Day celebrations.
The week in 35 photos – A worker moves a portrait of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping at an exhibition in Deng's hometown of Guangyuan, China, on Monday, August 18. The exhibition celebrated the 110th anniversary of the late leader's birth.
The week in 35 photos – U.S. Sen. John McCain, left, dances on stage with actor and musician Jamie Foxx, center, at the Apollo in the Hamptons benefit Saturday, August 16, in East Hampton, New York.
The week in 35 photos – An Ebola Task Force soldier beats a local resident while enforcing a quarantine in the West Point slum of Monrovia, Liberia, on Wednesday, August 20. The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,350 people in West Africa since March, according to the World Health Organization.
The week in 35 photos – A tornado is seen approaching the coastal city of Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday, August 19. At right, in the background, is the wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which was towed recently to Genoa so it could be scrapped.
The week in 35 photos – Newborn panda triplets are seen inside an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China, on Sunday, August 17. According to local media, this is the fourth set of panda triplets born with the help of artificial insemination procedures in China.
The week in 35 photos – Workers clean the south face of Big Ben, the famous landmark at London's Palace of Westminster, on Tuesday, August 19.
The week in 35 photos – Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and boys cover their bodies with mineral-rich mud on the shores of the Dead Sea during their vacation Sunday, August 17, at a beach in the West Bank.
The week in 35 photos – Sharon Kestner, left, enjoys the sounds of Elvis Presley during a candlelight vigil held Friday, August 15, outside the gates of Graceland, Presley's estate in Memphis, Tennessee. People gathered there in remembrance of Presley's death 37 years ago.
The week in 35 photos – A SWAT team member wearing a bomb suit takes part in an anti-terror drill in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, August 18.
The week in 35 photos – Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy sits inside a cage during his trial in Cairo on Monday, August 18. Morsy has faced a variety of charges since he was removed from office in a coup last year.
The week in 35 photos – A boy holds up a weapon as he attends an anti-government gathering held by followers of the Shiite Houthi group in Arhab, Yemen, on Sunday, August 17. The Houthis, who control much of the northern Saada province bordering Saudi Arabia, are trying to consolidate their power as the country moves toward a federal system that gives more power to regional authorities.
The week in 35 photos – A Ukrainian soldier gestures as he talks with children Monday, August 18, in Popasna, a Ukrainian city recently held by pro-Russian rebels.
The week in 35 photos – A child is vaccinated for polio on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday, August 18.
The week in 35 photos – Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly leaves Emory University Hospital after being released from treatment in Atlanta on Thursday, August 21. Brantly was one of two American missionaries brought to Emory for treatment of the deadly virus.
The week in 35 photos – A man rows a makeshift raft as he and a pig travel through a flooded village in Lishui, China, on Wednesday, August 20.
The week in 35 photos – Members of the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band react to winning the annual World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday, August 16.
The week in 35 photos – In this photo provided by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Thursday, August 21, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits an animal breeding station run by the army in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital.
The week in 35 photos – A woman walks under the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles on Friday, August 15.
The week in 35 photos – A worker repaints the top of a Stalin-era skyscraper in Moscow on Wednesday, August 20. The giant star had been painted in yellow and blue, Ukraine's national colors, by unknown people. A Ukrainian flag was also hung from the star.
The week in 35 photos – Diego Aguilar, the uncle of slain college student Christian Aguilar, hugs Christian's younger brother, Alex, in a Gainesville, Florida, courtroom Friday, August 15, after Pedro Bravo was found guilty of murdering Aguilar in 2012.
The week in 35 photos – During the Janmashtami Festival, which celebrates the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, devotees in Mumbai, India, pray before forming a human pyramid to reach and break an earthen pot suspended high above the ground on Monday, August 18.