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The week in 30 photos

Published 6:38 AM ET, Fri August 12, 2016
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday, August 9. Some of Trump's remarks about the right to bear arms were interpreted as a threat of violence against Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. "Hillary wants to abolish -- essentially abolish the Second Amendment," Trump said. "By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know." Jason Miller, Trump's senior communications adviser, said in a statement that Trump was merely talking about the political power that Second Amendment supporters have as a group. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS/Newscom
The Olympic diving pool turned green in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, August 9. Officials blamed the color change on a chemical imbalance in the water, but they said there were no health risks to the athletes. Adam Pretty/Getty Images
A migrant is pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea by members of the Italian Coast Guard on Thursday, August 11. Photos: Europe's migration crisis Manu Brabo/AP
Performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from the Pokemon franchise, ride an elevator during the "Pikachu Outbreak" event in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday, August 7. Hundreds of Pikachus are appearing at city landmarks to attract visitors in the Minato Mirai area. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images
Seddique Mateen, the father of the gunman who killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, wears a red cap as he attends a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida, on Monday, August 8. A Clinton aide said the campaign was unaware of Mateen's attendance until after the event. Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill later issued a statement saying, "Hillary Clinton disagrees with his views and disavows his support." GREGG NEWTON/AFP/Getty Images
New York City police grab a man who was climbing the Trump Tower using giant suction cups on Wednesday, August 10. The 19-year-old was arrested and taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychological evaluation, according to a law enforcement official. He was later charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing. PETER FOLEY/EPA
Firefighters work near a cargo plane that skidded off a runway and onto a provincial highway near Bergamo, Italy, on Friday, August 5. No one was hurt. Matteo Bazzi/AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Tuesday, August 9. The two leaders announced they were restoring their bilateral relationship to the levels that existed before last November, when Turkish forces shot a Russian warplane out of the sky near the Syrian border. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, second from right, is blocked by three protesters as he tries to deliver a statement Friday, August 5, about the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Paul O'Neal. Johnson vowed "full cooperation" in the investigation by the Independent Police Review Authority. Tae-Gyun Kim/AP
The young brother of Zarah, a pregnant 14-year-old who died after she was set on fire in her husband's home, attends her funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, August 10. Zarah was allegedly tortured and killed by her husband's family as revenge for a marriage deal that fell through. Rahmat Gul/AP
Media bus windows were shattered Tuesday, August 9, as the bus traveled between Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro. Police investigated the incident and said the damage was caused by a "solid object," but there was no evidence that it was related to a firearm. David Davies/PA Wire/AP
A zoo worker feeds newborn white lions at a private zoo in the Ukrainian village of Demydiv on Thursday, August 11. Efrem Lukatsky/AP
San Diego Police Sgt. John Iammarino, who worked closely with Jonathan De Guzman, leans on De Guzman's coffin during a memorial service Friday, August 5, in El Cajon, California. De Guzman, 43, was fatally shot last month in the line of duty. John Gibbins/AP
Archeologists in Cyprus work on a rare mosaic floor dating to the 4th century on Wednesday, August 10. The mosaic depicts a chariot race in the hippodrome, ancient Rome's racing venue. Pavlos Vrionides/AP
Revelers party in a swimming pool during the Circuit Festival's Water Park Day, a gay event in Vilassar de Mar, Spain, on Tuesday, August 9. JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
A man passes damaged vehicles in Stajkovci, Macedonia, after flash flooding on Sunday, August 7. Authorities declared a crisis after powerful storms left at least 21 people dead, state-run media said. ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A woman talks on her cell phone Monday, August 8, as she stands in line at a ticketing counter at Washington's Reagan National Airport. Delta Air Lines flights were grounded for at least six hours by a global computer system outage. The cancellations stranded hundreds of thousands of passengers. Carolyn Kaster/AP
People watch Olympic archery at the Sambadrome venue, which is in a residential area of Rio de Janeiro, on Monday, August 8. Alessandra Tarantino/AP
Christian Frebel leads a herd of sheep Saturday, August 6, during the Shepherds Championships of Thuringia in Hohenfelden, Germany. Jens Meyer/AP
A resident of Karachi, Pakistan, wades through a flooded area caused by heavy monsoon rains on Saturday, August 6. Fareed Khan/AP
Alexander the friendly robot interacts with children in London on Wednesday, August 10. Jeff Spicer/Getty Images
A member of a Syrian opposition group clashes with regime soldiers in Aleppo, Syria, on Saturday, August 6. Beha El Halebi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
With a lick of some honey that was spooned onto her palm, human-rights activist Irom Sharmila ended her 16-year hunger strike -- the longest such fast in the world -- in India on Tuesday, August 9. "I will never forget this moment," said Sharmila, who was finally free of the nasal tube that the government had used to force-feed her for more than a decade. The 2005 Nobel Prize nominee started her strike in 2000, after 10 civilians allegedly were killed by Indian soldiers in Manipur. She was protesting India's Armed Forces Special Powers Act, which gives sweeping powers to the military to search properties, detain suspects without warrants and even shoot on sight. Anupam Nath/AP
People take pictures of the smoke rising from a wildfire on Portugal's Madeira Island on Tuesday, August 9. JOANA SOUSA/AFP/Getty Images
An actress performs Chinese opera during the Hungry Ghost Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday, August 5. Mohd Samsul Mohd Said/Getty Images
Supporters of Zambian President Edgar Lungu attend a campaign rally in Lusaka, Zambia, on Wednesday, August 10. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images
A hot-air balloon is prepared Friday, August 5, ahead of a four-day balloon festival in Bristol, England. The city is seen by many as the home of modern ballooning. Matt Cardy/Getty Images
An Indian paramilitary soldier falls down as he tries to kick back an exploded tear gas shell thrown back by Kashmiri Muslim protesters on Monday, August 8. Dar Yasin/AP
Relatives of Mary Lowe, one of the victims of the serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr., speak before his sentencing on Wednesday, August 10. Frankin, dubbed the "Grim Sleeper," was sentenced to death for 10 murders that spanned decades in Los Angeles. Al Seib/AP
The opening ceremony of the Olympics takes place in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, August 5. See last week in 36 photos Richard Heathcote/Getty Images