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The week in 34 photos

Published 6:30 AM ET, Fri August 8, 2014
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys climb down a wall near the scene of what police described as a terror attack Monday, August 4, in Jerusalem. Police said they shot and killed the Palestinian driver of a construction vehicle after it overturned a passenger bus, killing a pedestrian and injuring the bus driver. There were no passengers on the bus during the incident, which appeared to be a backlash against Israel's ground operation in Gaza. Israel launched a ground operation in Gaza on July 17, after a 10-day campaign of airstrikes had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities. Ammar Awad/Reuters/Landov
Palestinians mourn over the bodies of a family reportedly killed in an Israeli airstrike Monday, August 4, in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times/Redux
In this photo released Wednesday, August 6, an elephant relieves an itch on a small car in South Africa's Pilanesberg National Park. The two passengers in the car were shaken up but not injured. Armand Grobler/Barcroft Media/Landov
Farmers replant paddy samplings at a rice field on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, after monsoon rains on Wednesday, August 6. Biswaranjan Rout/AP
Thousands of Yazidi and Christian people flee Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday, August 6, after the latest wave of advances by the militant group ISIS. ISIS -- known for killing dozens of people at a time and carrying out public executions, crucifixions and other acts -- has taken over large swaths of northern and western Iraq as it seeks to create an Islamic state that stretches from Syria into Iraq. Mustafa Kerim/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Dozens of commuters in Perth, Australia, work to rescue a man who got his leg trapped between a train and a platform on Wednesday, August 6. The passenger was able to wriggle free with their help. Courtesy Renae Bryant
Children play with foamy soap bubbles Sunday, August 3, during a fair honoring "Nuestra Senora de los Angeles" (Our Lady of the Angels) in the village of Las Pinedas near Cordoba, Spain. Manu Fernandez/AP
U.S. Army soldiers carry the flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene during a dignified transfer Thursday, August 7, at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware. Greene, the most senior U.S. officer to be killed since 9/11, died when a gunman believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a training facility in Kabul, Afghanistan, hitting the general and several others. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
An Atlantic puffin carries small fish in its beak to feed its chicks on Eastern Egg Rock, a small island off the coast of Maine, on Friday, August 1. Robert F. Bukaty/AP
Paramedics wear protective suits as they move Miguel Pajares, a missionary infected with Ebola, to a hospital in Madrid for treatment on Thursday, August 7. Pajares contracted the disease in Liberia. Health officials say the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever. EMILIO NARANJO/EPA/Landov
Activists in Kiev, Ukraine, clash with a police battalion in Independence Square on Thursday, August 7. Demonstrators had confronted city workers who were attempting to clear the square. Efrem Lukatsky/AP
A woman with an umbrella crosses a street in Hanover, Germany, on Monday, August 4. This photo was taken through the rain-drenched window of a car. OLE SPATA/EPA/Landov
Muhyettin Aksak, a lawmaker from the ruling AK Party in Turkey, punches Sinan Ogan of the Nationalist Movement Party during a debate in parliament Monday, August 4, in Ankara, Turkey. Three members of parliament were injured when the debate turned into an all-out fistfight, the Dogan News Agency reported, and the session was adjourned. During the debate, the parties were discussing whether to establish an inquiry into the Islamist militants fighting in neighboring Iraq and Syria. STRINGER/TURKEY/Reuters/Landov
Pilots John Klatt, bottom, and Jeff Boerboon fly their planes in formation above Seattle on Saturday, August 2. The two performed that weekend in the Boeing Seafair Air Show. Ted S. Warren/AP
A woman named Munni cries after a passenger ferry with as many as 300 people on board capsized in Bangladesh's Munshiganj district on Monday, August 4. Hundreds of anxious people waited on the bank of the Padma river until late evening as a search for bodies failed to turn up any sign of survivors. A.M. Ahad/AP
Palestinians look at an unexploded Israeli shell that landed on the main road outside the Gaza town of Deir al-Balah on Friday, August 1. FINBARR O'REILLY/Reuters/Landov
An aerial view shows houses cut off by monsoon floods Wednesday, August 6, in the Kendrapara District of eastern India. The annual monsoon season, which runs from June through September, is vital for the largely agrarian economies of South Asia, but it also brings floods and landslides that kill thousands and submerge hundreds of villages every year. Biswaranjan Rout/AP
Buddhist monks and volunteers clean a Buddha statue that's nearly 50 feet tall Thursday, August 7, at Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan. JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images
A home is destroyed Tuesday, August 5, following a landslide in a hillside community of North Salt Lake, Utah. At least a dozen other homes have been evacuated. Ravell Call/The Deseret News/AP
A fisherman in China's Yangzhi County transports a dead whale shark, which had gotten caught in a fisherman's net, on Friday, August 1. According to local media, the shark weights more than 2 tons and is nearly 5 meters (16.4 feet) long. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS/Landov
A Pakistan Navy diver, attached to a rope from a helicopter, holds a dead body that was recovered during a search-and-rescue operation Friday, August 1, at Clifton Beach in Karachi, Pakistan. A day earlier, rescuers had recovered the bodies of more than two dozen men who had ventured into the rough Arabian Sea during the Eid holidays. Athar Hussain/REUTERS/LANDOV
A Cambodian who survived the Khmer Rouge's brutal rule looks through a bus window on Thursday, August 7, after guilty verdicts were handed down to two of the regime's former leaders in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Nuon Chea, otherwise known as Brother Number Two, and Khieu Samphan, the one-time President of Democratic Kampuchea, were sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of crimes against humanity. At least 1.7 million people -- nearly a quarter of Cambodia's population -- were killed by execution, disease, starvation and overwork under the Khmer Rouge's rule from 1975 to 1979. Omar Havana/Getty Images
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has become the first probe to orbit a comet after arriving at its destination Wednesday, August 6. The spacecraft sent this image during its approach to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. From a distance of 130 kilometers (nearly 81 miles), it reveals detail of the smooth region on the comet's "body" section. ESA/Rosetta/MPS/GETTY Images
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, inspects the Chonji Lubricant Factory in this undated picture released Tuesday, August 5, by North Korea's state-run news agency. AFP PHOTO/KCNA/KNS/Getty Images
Opera singers perform during a dress rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's "Il trovatore" ("The Troubadour") on Monday, August 4, in Salzburg, Austria. The opera will premiere Saturday, August 9, as part of the annual Salzburg Festival. HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS/LANDOV
A damaged car is removed from wreckage Saturday, August 2, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A series of explosions, triggered by gas leaks, killed at least 26 people and injured hundreds more, state news agency CNA reported. Edward Lau/REUTERS/LANDOV
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicks a soccer ball during a meeting with soccer players Friday, August 1, in Brasilia, Brazil. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS/LANDOV
An entertainer dressed as the comic book character Penguin takes a photo of George Davis, who walked through New York's Times Square in the nude after giving a speech Wednesday, August 6. Davis, a candidate for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, was speaking out against a public nudity ban in San Francisco that was introduced by his opponent, Scott Wiener. Julie Jacobson/AP
From left, French President Francois Hollande, Belgium's Queen Mathilde and Belgium's King Philippe attend a ceremony at the Cointe Inter-allied Memorial in Liege, Belgium, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I on Monday, August 4. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS/LANDOV
A man balances on a slackline at the cliffs of Stoja near Pula, Croatia, on Tuesday, August 5. The area is known for "deep water soloing," or free climbing over water. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images
Relatives of Alawite soldier Ali Khaddaaro, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and Islamist militants in Arsal, Lebanon, mourn during his funeral Tuesday, August 5, in Akkar, Lebanon. STRINGER/REUTERS/LANDOV
A helicopter flies over rescue workers Monday, August 4, in Longtoushan, China, where the epicenter of a 6.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded a day earlier. Hundreds of people have died since, state-run media reported. AP
People dressed as German soldiers take part in a World War I re-enactment near the town of Smorgon, Belarus, on Friday, August 1. TATYANA ZENKOVICH/EPA/LANDOV
People in London enjoy "Spectra," a presentation by Japanese visual artist Ryoji Ikeda, during World War I commemorations on Monday, August 4. Lights across Britain were switched off for an hour to pay tribute to those who died in the war. The illuminations from "Spectra" will light up London's skyline for seven nights. See last week in 33 photos DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS/LANDOV