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The week in 23 photos

Updated 9:58 PM ET, Thu August 22, 2019
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Icebergs float in the water as the sun rises near Kulusuk, Greenland, on Friday, August 16. US President Donald Trump confirmed his interest in buying the world's largest island from Denmark, but the territory's government tweeted that "Greenland is not for sale." Felipe Dana/AP
US President Donald Trump speaks with reporters during an impromptu news conference on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday, August 21. Trump answered questions for nearly an hour before departing for a speech in Kentucky. Alex Brandon/AP
This aerial photo, taken on Wednesday, August 21, shows a deforested area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Brazil. Fires are raging at a record rate in the Amazon, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
A pelican catches a fish at St. James's Park in London on Wednesday, August 21. Hannah Mckay/X03696/REUTERS
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, right, looks at Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini while addressing the Senate in Rome on Tuesday, August 20. In his hourlong speech, Conte launched a scathing attack on Salvini, who earlier this month pushed for new elections and is thought to be vying for Conte's job. Conte later resigned, effectively averting a no-confidence vote tabled by Salvini. Gregorio Borgia/AP
A damaged stage is seen in Kabul, Afghanistan, after a suicide bomber targeted a wedding on Saturday, August 17. The attack killed 63 people and wounded 182, said a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
Reed Elliotte, 9, wears an American-themed suit as President Donald Trump addresses a veterans convention in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday, August 21. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
Part of the Titanic wreckage is seen in this image taken from video and released this past week. The shipwreck was recently visited by divers for the first time in 14 years. A team captured 4K video footage with specially adapted cameras. Atlantic Productions/AP
Antonio Basco cries next to the coffin of his wife, Margie Reckard, on Saturday, August 17. Reckard was among those killed when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month. Basco initially thought no one would show up for his wife's visitation service. The couple had no relatives in the area. But hundreds of people who didn't even know them came to the service to pay their respects. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters
George Buss, dressed as former US President Abraham Lincoln, speeds past Illinois state troopers as they ride a giant slide at the Illinois State Fair on Sunday, August 18. Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register/AP
US. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, takes a photo with lookalike Stephanie Oyen at a rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Monday, August 19. Warren is on the left. Video: Warren lookalike has supporters seeing double Stephanie Oyen
This aerial photo shows carpets drying in the sun in Dosemealti, Turkey, on Tuesday, August 20. The carpets are laid out in the sun and turned regularly to soften their colors and give them an antique look. Burak Kara/Getty Images
Colombian dancers Andres Uran and Estefania Arango compete at the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, August 21. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
US Sen. Bernie Sanders, a presidential candidate, warms up before a softball game at the "Field of Dreams" movie site in Dyersville, Iowa, on Monday, August 19. Al Drago/Reuters
A child plays on the roof of a burnt house in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday, August 18. Bangladeshi officials say more than 10,000 people were left homeless after a massive fire engulfed a slum and destroyed thousands of shanties. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson places his foot on a table while meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Thursday, August 22. Johnson's Paris visit was the second leg of a trip aimed at pushing the European Union to shift its position on Brexit. Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP/Getty Images
Tourists ride in a vintage car in Havana, Cuba, on Wednesday, August 21. Fernando Medina/Reuters
James O'Neill, commissioner of the New York Police Department, speaks during a news conference on Monday, August 19. O'Neill said Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner in 2014, has been fired and will not receive his NYPD pension. In a disciplinary trial earlier this month, Pantaleo was found guilty of using a chokehold on Garner, the New York man whose final words, "I can't breathe," became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
Hannah Halbershtam, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish bride, is joined by family members as she waits for her wedding ceremony to begin in Bnei Brak, Israel, on Tuesday, August 20. Oded Balilty/AP
National Security Adviser John Bolton laughs while US President Donald Trump speaks to media members at the White House Oval Office on Tuesday, August 20. Trump was meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. Alex Wong/Getty Images
People watch a wildfire in Turkey's Izmir province on Monday, August 19. Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
A man takes part in a pole-climbing contest as part of Independence Day festivities in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday, August 17. Each of the greasy poles had prizes at the top. Tatan Syuflana/AP
Thousands of anti-government protesters march on a street in Hong Kong after leaving a rally in Victoria Park on Saturday, August 18. See last week in 19 photos Chris McGrath/Getty Images