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The week in 22 photos

Updated 4:12 AM ET, Fri August 30, 2019
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A police officer raises a pistol at a protester during demonstrations in Hong Kong, on Sunday, August 25. The night was one of the most violent since the protests began 12 weeks ago. Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times/Redux
First Lady Melania Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with a kiss on the cheek prior to a group photo at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, on August 25. The photo quickly circulated on social media. Carlos Barria/Reuters
Smoke rises from the smoldering ground following a forest fire in a section of the Amazon rainforest near Altamira, Brazil, on Monday, August 26. This week, in response to the massive increase in fires in the Amazon, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro banned the use of fire to clear land in the country for the next 60 days. See more photos from the fires. Leo Correa/AP
Ya Mary Morales, left, and Henry Sustache put plywood over the windows of their home in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian on August 28. After battering the British and American Virgin Islands, Dorian has intensified and is now expected to hit Florida early next week as a Category 4 storm. Puerto Rico was largely spared, experiencing heavy rain but no major damage. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Taylor Swift performs during the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on August 26. Swift's single, "You Need to Calm Down," won the VMAs for Video of the Year and Video for Good. During her acceptance speech for Video of the Year, Swift called out the Trump administration for its lack of acknowledgment of the Equality Act petition for LGBTQ rights. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends a ceremony where she received an honorary degree from the University at Buffalo on Monday, August 26. It was her first public appearance since it was announced that she had undergone treatment for pancreatic cancer. Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, sails past the Statue of Liberty on August 28 after completing a 15-day journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Thunberg traveled via zero-emissions sailboat to reduce the environmental impact of her trip to the United States. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images
Water Buffalos cool themselves in a pond in Hortobagy, Hungary, on Friday, August 23. Zsolt Czegledi/MTI/EPA
Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz, center, and her attorney, Kimberly Lerner, leave US federal court after talking to the press on August 27 in New York. More than a dozen women who have accused now-deceased Epstein of sexual assault and abuse spoke in court. Following Epstein's suicide this month in federal prison, the criminal case against him has been dropped. Yana Paskova/AFP/Getty Images
US Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Seattle on August 25. Karen Ducey/ZUMA Wire
Protesters shine light from their cell phones as they form a human chain on top of the iconic Lion Rock at Wong Tai Sin in Hong Kong on August 23. The human chain was planned to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the "Baltic Way," a historically significant peaceful demonstration against Soviet occupation. Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images
Two men console each other outside the White Horse bar in Veracruz, Mexico, where 23 people died in a fire caused by an arson attack. Angel Hernandez/AFP/Getty Images
A sheep leaps from a truck on Wednesday, August 28, prior to the annual Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship in Midway, Utah. Rick Bowmer/AP
US President Donald Trump shares a laugh with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a working breakfast at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, on Sunday, August 25. Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Redux
Sunshine illuminates a massive bust of former US President Andrew Jackson on Howard Hankins' property in Croaker, Virginia, on August 25. The sculpture of Jackson and other former presidents used to be part of the Presidents Park, a tourist attraction that closed in 2010. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Oil spills from flooded tanks at an iron works factory in Omachi, Saga, Japan, on August 28. Hundreds of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday after record-setting rainfall started flooding southwestern Japan. Yasunari Itayama/The Yomiuri Shimbun/AP
Miley Cyrus sings onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 26. After separating from her husband, Liam Hemsworth, Cyrus released and performed her new breakup anthem "Slide Away." Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images
People reach out for roast chicken at the first-ever Costco outlet in China on August 27. The popular United States chain store was so popular in Shanghai on its opening day it was forced to close early because of overcrowding. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images
Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in San Sebastian, Spain, on August 26. Javier Etxezarreta/EFE/EPA
Harvey Weinstein leaves a New York court after being arraigned on a new indictment on August 26. Prosecutors filed the new indictment in an effort to add "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra's testimony at his upcoming trial. She has alleged Weinstein raped her in her apartment more than twenty years ago. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
A falcon cocks its head at the Nebli Falcon Center in Fuenstespina, Spain, on August 25. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images
Rohingya refugees gather to remember the second anniversary of a military crackdown in Myanmar on August 25 in Ukhiya in Bangladesh. In 2017, at least 6,700 of the stateless Muslim minority were killed between August and September, and the violence prompted more than half a million to flee to Bangladesh. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images