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The week in 36 photos

Updated 7:21 PM ET, Fri August 5, 2016
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Pope Francis passes the main entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former concentration camp in Poland, on Friday, July 29. The Pope was there to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the Holocaust. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
A migrant struggles with police as a makeshift camp is dismantled in north Paris on Thursday, August 4. See Europe's migration crisis in 25 photos ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA
A religious officer in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, canes a young person for dating outside of marriage on Monday, August 1. The Indonesian province of Aceh is strictly Muslim and is the only province in the country implementing Sharia law. CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images
Skydiver Luke Aikins lands in a safety net in Simi Valley, California, on Saturday, July 30. He is the first person to land safely without a parachute after jumping from 25,000 feet. Mark Davis/Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama reacts to media questions at the White House during a joint news conference with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday, August 2. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
An Emirates passenger plane is gutted by fire after it skidded on a runway and burst into flames Wednesday, August 3, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Thirteen passengers suffered minor injuries, but there were no fatalities among the 300 people aboard the plane. A firefighter, however, was killed saving others, according to the Dubai government's media office. Stringer/EPA
A female militant from the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, takes part in a rally in Rafah, Gaza, on Friday, July 29. MOHAMMED SABER/EPA
Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presidential nominee, holds babies following a speech in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday, July 29. Stacie Scott/AP
Flowers rest at the gravesite of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, August 1. Khan, a Muslim-American, was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2004. His parents have become embroiled in a high-profile feud with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after Khan's father, Khizr, criticized Trump in an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
U.S. diver Kassidy Cook swats teammate Michael Hixon with a wet towel as they train for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, August 3. Matt Slocum/AP
A crime-scene investigator works near the body of a suspected drug dealer who was fatally shot in Pasay City, Philippines, on Thursday, August 4. New President Rodrigo Duterte campaigned hard on a no-nonsense approach to crime, and on several occasions he has hinted openly that he doesn't oppose his police force or even citizens taking the lives of suspected criminals. Philippines police say at least 239 drug suspects were killed in the three weeks after Duterte's inauguration. Critics see the approach as a complete disregard of due process. FRANCIS R. MALASIG/EPA
A mosquito control worker from Miami-Dade County sprays around a home in Miami on Monday, August 1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an unprecedented travel warning, advising pregnant women and their partners not to travel to a small community just north of downtown Miami where the Zika virus is actively circulating. Alan Diaz/AP
Syrian rebels blow up a tunnel in Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday, August 3. Up to 300,000 people are trapped in eastern Aleppo, which has been held by rebels since 2012 and is now virtually cut off by a government siege that has blocked supply routes. Anadolu/Getty Images
Kite enthusiasts participate in the St. Annes Kite Festival in Lytham St. Annes, England, on Saturday, July 30. OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
An elevated bus conducts a test run as it is unveiled in Qinhuangdao, China, on Tuesday, August 2. The electricity-powered vehicle straddles the highway over two lanes and allows cars to pass underneath. The concept is designed to help China alleviate some of its massive traffic problems. Luo Xiaoguang/AP
A tree burns in the Greek village of Limni on Monday, August 1. A forest fire raged for days on the island of Evia. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP
Staff at a London bookstore prepare to sell copies of the newest "Harry Potter" book -- a script of a play called "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- on Saturday, July 30. Based on preorder sales, it could become the top-selling book of 2016 for both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Rob Stothard/Getty Images
Visitors at the U.S. Botanic Garden take pictures of the corpse flower, or Amorphophallus titanum, as it blooms Tuesday, August 2, in Washington. The flower was blooming for the first time in six years. It gets its name from the rotting smell it produces. Jose Luis Magana/AP
Pete Price, left, and Al Miller, center, help drain the basement of Dan Durantaye, right, after heavy floods devastated the historic district of Ellicott City, Maryland, on Sunday, July 31. Intense storms unloaded as many as 8 inches of rain in three hours, and the city's Main Street was transformed into a raging river that swept away cars and flooded homes and businesses. The Washington Post/Getty Images
People gather around the burning wreckage of a Russian helicopter that was shot down on Monday, August 1, killing all five people on board. The helicopter was delivering aid to the city of Aleppo, Russian state media reported. It was the biggest loss of life for Russia in Syria since Russian warplanes started carrying out airstrikes in the war-ravaged country in September. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
People work on clay sculptures of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in this image released Monday, August 1, by Madame Tussauds London. Only one will be used to create a wax figure of the next U.S. President. Newscom/Photoshot
Monster sculptures were taken down and tied to trees before Typhoon Nida landed in Dongguan, China, on Tuesday, August 2. Visual China Group/Getty Images
A laborer works at a cotton factory in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Sunday, July 31. NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images
A woman's body is removed from London's Russell Square after a knife attack killed one and injured five on Wednesday, August 3. Police said the assault was "spontaneous," and they arrested a man on suspicion of murder. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Bengal tiger cubs play at a zoo in Medan, Indonesia, on Monday, August 1. DEDI SINUHAJI/EPA
Caldwell County Sheriff's Deputy Sean Quinn rolls out crime-scene tape to secure the scene of a hot-air balloon crash near Lockhart, Texas, on Saturday, July 30. Sixteen people were killed. Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman/TNS
Members of a dance troupe in Santiago, Chile, prepare to perform the national dance of the cueca as part of a cultural heritage program on Saturday, July 30. Esteban Felix/AP
Laurie Holt -- the mother of Josh Holt, an American jailed in Venezuela -- cries during a rally at the Utah State Capitol on Saturday, July 30. Josh Holt, 24, was arrested on suspicion of weapons charges after he traveled to Venezuela on a tourist visa in June. She said he was mistakenly accused. Rick Bowmer/AP
People walk on a new glass skywalk Monday, August 1, on Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China. Shao ying/Imaginechina
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, attends a campaign rally in Pittsburgh with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, on Saturday, July 30. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Pallbearers in Rouen, France, carry the coffin of the Rev. Jacques Hamel on Tuesday, August 2. The 85-year-old priest was slain in a Catholic church by two Islamist radicals last month. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images
A fire rages at a shopping mall in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, August 4. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images
An anti-narcotics police officer stands guard near a cocaine lab in Calamar, Colombia, on Tuesday, August 2. More than 100 labs have been destroyed by police in the past week. Fernando Vergara/AP
People watch a search operation after an old bridge collapsed in Mahad, India, on Wednesday, August 3. Two passenger buses tumbled into the floodwaters below. Rafiq Maqbool/AP
Men grab a bull by its tail as they try to load it into the back of a truck to be transported to Pillaro, Ecuador, on Saturday, July 30. Dolores Ochoa/AP
The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, July 31. See last week in 27 photos Ryan Pierse/Getty Images