The week in 30 photos – A humpback whale breaches the water 3 miles off New York City's Rockaway Beach on Sunday, August 31.
The week in 30 photos – Chew Lai Choo cries Tuesday, September 2, during a wake service for her son-in-law Eugene Choo, who was on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July. The service was held at Eugene Choo's residence in Seremban, Malaysia.
The week in 30 photos – Ragheda, the wife of Lebanese soldier Ali Sayid, holds their 10-month-old daughter, Rahaf, during his funeral in Fnaydek, Lebanon, on Wednesday, September 3. Sayid was beheaded by Islamic militants who overran the Lebanese town of Arsal for several days last month. Arsal is near the Syrian border.
The week in 30 photos – Employees of the Revel Casino Hotel remove signage from its wall along the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Monday, September 1. Revel closed the next day after its second bankruptcy since opening in 2012.
The week in 30 photos – Mohammed Harith Youssif, a displaced Iraqi Shiite, walks with his Sunni bride, Reem Ahmed, during their wedding Monday, September 1, at a school in Baghdad. The couple fled to Baghdad after the militant group ISIS advanced into their hometown of Mosul, Iraq.
The week in 30 photos – A stuntman performs near Gasfort Mountain in Crimea during the Prometheus International Stunt Festival on Friday, August 29.
The week in 30 photos – Workers at the U.S. Open tennis tournament dry a rain-soaked court Sunday, August 31, in New York.
The week in 30 photos – A boy experiences the effect of air pressure Friday, August 29, at the Newton Park interactive science museum in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
The week in 30 photos – Members of the Breitling Wingwalkers perform during the Air14 air show Sunday, August 31, in Payerne, Switzerland.
The week in 30 photos – Members of the Guard of Honor of the Presidential Regiment from Russia perform in Moscow's Red Square on Saturday, August 30. It was the first day of the International Military Music Festival.
The week in 30 photos – A competitor runs through a foam tunnel Saturday, August 30, during the Brutal Run obstacle race in Budapest, Hungary.
The week in 30 photos – Rescuers work at the site of a residential building collapse in Hyderabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, September 2.
The week in 30 photos – People watch others play an arcade game Wednesday, September 3, at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park in Pyongyang, North Korea.
The week in 30 photos – An 82-foot white rabbit, created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, sits in Taipei, Taiwan, on Thursday, September 4. The rabbit is part of the Taoyuan Land Art Festival at Taoyuan Naval Base.
The week in 30 photos – Swiss pilot Yves Rossy flies with jet-powered wings attached to his back Sunday, August 31, during the Air14 air show in Payerne, Switzerland.
The week in 30 photos – Fisherman collect dead fish Monday, September 1, at the Cajititlan lagoon in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Mexico. At least 48 tons of fish have turned up dead at the lagoon, and authorities are investigating the cause.
The week in 30 photos – A mahout lies over his elephant Saturday, August 30, before a match at the King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in Thailand's Samut Prakan province. Sixteen teams representing 40 nations took part in the charity event, which raised money for elephant conservation.
The week in 30 photos – A man immerses an idol of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh in an artificial pond Saturday, August 30, during the 10-day Ganesh Chathurthi festival in Mumbai, India.
The week in 30 photos – Cars sit on a street that collapsed after heavy rain in Veracruz, Mexico, on Tuesday, September 2.