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Updated 1:18 PM ET, Fri August 7, 2020
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This aerial photo, taken Wednesday, August 5, shows the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. At least 137 people were killed and thousands were injured in the Tuesday blast, which blew out windows in buildings across the city and could be felt as far as Cyprus, hundreds of miles away. It's still unclear what exactly caused the explosion. Lebanon's prime minister said an investigation would focus on an estimated 2,750 metric tons of explosive ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse. Hussein Malla/AP
Elementary school students walk to class in Godley, Texas, on Wednesday, August 5. Three rural school districts in Johnson County were among the first in the state to head back to school for in-person classes. LM Otero/AP
A Philadelphia police officer rushes to help a stranded motorist during Tropical Storm Isaias on Tuesday, August 4. Tropical Storm Isaias killed at least five people as it whipped up the East Coast on Tuesday. Matt Slocum/AP
A nurse takes care of three babies in a hospital that was damaged by the deadly explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, August 4. Bilal Jawich/Xinhua/Getty Images
Cyclists crash at the end of a Tour of Poland race in Katowice, Poland, on Wednesday, August 5. Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen collided with a barrier at the finish line after Dylan Groenewegen had drifted into his path, causing a number of other riders to also crash. Groenewegen was disqualified, giving the victory to Jakobsen. Jakobsen was in a "comatose condition" on Thursday, according to his team. Tomasz Markowski/AP
In this long-exposure photo taken on Saturday, August 1, the Apple Fire burns near a residential area in Banning, California. The wildfire has forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Joseph Rivera, a search-and-rescue swimmer, looks out of a helicopter Friday, July 31, after an amphibious assault vehicle sank off the California coast. Eight Marines and one sailor were killed in the incident, which happened during a training exercise. Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Binion/US Marine Corps
Relatives of a Covid-19 victim mourn at a funeral in Comas, Peru, on Wednesday, August 5. Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images
An "SOS" message written on the beach of a tiny Pacific island pointed rescuers to three missing mariners, authorities said Tuesday, August 4. The men were missing for three days until they were found on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia. Handout/Australian Department of Defence/Reuters
A park is submerged by floodwaters in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, August 3. South Korea is in the midst of one of its wettest monsoon seasons in recent memory. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images
A Department of Homeland Security officer emerges from the Mark O. Hatfield US Courthouse after demonstrators lit a fire in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, August 2. For more than two months, people in Portland have been protesting against racial inequality and police brutality. The Trump administration dispatched federal agents to the city as part of an effort to guard federal monuments. Noah Berger/AP
Poll worker Debra Moore sanitizes her workspace during a primary election in Detroit on Tuesday, August 4. Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News/AP
Arsenal players react after star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, standing at left, dropped the FA Cup trophy they won in London on Saturday, August 1. Arsenal has now won the FA Cup a record 14 times. Cath Ivill/NMC/Pool/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
People in Hiroshima, Japan, pray at a cenotaph for those who died in the atomic bombings of 1945. Seventy-five years ago, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The devastation led to Japan's unconditional surrender and brought an end to World War II. Kyodo/AP
A person hugs French President Emmanuel Macron during his visit to the Gemmayzeh neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday, August 6. Large crowds, chanting "revolution, revolution," mobbed Macron as he toured the neighborhood following Tuesday's deadly explosion. France has sent an aid package to Lebanon that includes two military planes, 55 personnel, 15 tons of equipment and a mobile clinic that's able care for 500 wounded people. AFP/Getty Images
Girls walk in Lagos, Nigeria, after attending Friday prayers on July 31. Muslims worldwide were celebrating the start of Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha marks the height of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Sunday Alamba/AP
Tampa Bay's Michael Perez slides safely into home, beating the tag from Boston's Christian Vazquez during a Major League Baseball game in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Tuesday, August 4. Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is sworn in Friday, July 31, as he testifies before a House subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis. Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Getty Images
This satellite image, obtained by CNN from Planet Labs Inc., shows a massive crater at the site of the deadly explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. See the before-and-after pictures Planet Labs, Inc.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashes down into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, August 2. See more photos from the historic mission Bill Ingalls/NASA
Ireony Farmer, who knew George Floyd personally, is overcome with emotion while activists protest the reopening of Cup Foods in Minneapolis on Monday, August 3. Farmer was especially upset that Black individuals were supporting the store, whose employee called the police on Floyd before he was killed in police custody. Tsong-Taatarii/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS/Reuters
White doves are released in El Paso, Texas, during a tribute for those who were killed in a mass shooting one year ago on August 3. Twenty-three people were killed in the shooting, and another 23 were wounded. Jesus Rosales/EFE/SIPA
Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild kneels during the US National Anthem as it is played before a National Hockey League game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday, August 1. Dumba, a member of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, gave a short speech before kneeling. He is circled by members of the Edmonton Oilers and the Chicago Blackhawks, who were about to play on the first day of the NHL's return. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press/AP
This aerial photo, taken on Wednesday, August 5, shows recently filled graves in the Olifantsveil Cemetery outside Johannesburg. The frequency of burials in South Africa has significantly increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Jerome Delay/AP
Medical workers in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, showcase designs during a fashion show of personal protective equipment on Saturday, August 1. The fashion show was held as a form of gratitude for all medical personnel who have been fighting Covid-19. Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images
Hikers stop to admire a full moon as it rises over Glastonbury, England, on Monday, August 3. Mitchell Gunn/ESPA/CSM/ZUMA
Local residents try to rescue their belongings after Tropical Storm Isaias caused flooding in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic, on Friday, July 31. Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images
Soccer fans spread out to watch a professional match in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday, August 1. Jung Yeon/AFP/Getty Images
Bharatiya Janata Party activists and supporters celebrate before the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, India, on Wednesday, August 5. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a foundation stone for the construction of the temple, which is at a holy site that's been at the center of the country's most politically and culturally divisive land dispute. Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images
A boy tries to cool off in an algae-ridden pond in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on Tuesday, August 4. Rojan Shrestha/NurPhoto/ZUMA
An empty Bourke Street is seen in Melbourne on Thursday, August 6. Australia's second-most populous city has implemented a curfew for the next six weeks. Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images
Charley Hull plays a shot out of the trees during a pro golf tournament in Fleet, England, on Wednesday, August 5. Naomi Baker/Getty Images
A woman struggles with an umbrella as she walks through New York's Times Square on Tuesday, August 5. The city was feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias. Carlos Allegri
A road divides the Cerro Lagoon next to a tannery in Limpio, Paraguay, on Wednesday, August 5. According to Francisco Ferreira, a technician who was taking water samples at the site, the color of the water is due to the presence of heavy metals, such as chromium, that are commonly used in the tannery process. Jorge Saenz/AP
A teacher wears a protective suit as she gives lessons to a girl at home in Cali, Colombia, on Tuesday, August 4. A local kindergarten is seeking to help children keep in touch with their teachers and reduce the emotional impact due to isolation. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters storm the Ministry of Energy in Beirut, Lebanon, during a demonstration against power cuts on Tuesday, August 4. STR/AFP/Getty Images
Fans on rented lifters watch motorcyclists compete in Lublin, Poland, on Sunday, August 2. Wojtek Jargilo/EPA/Shutterstock
Boys shower around a Gaza City pool on the third day of Eid al-Adha celebrations on Sunday, August 2. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images
Thousands gather at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate as they protest the German government's coronavirus restrictions on Saturday, August 1. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One in Tampa, Florida, on Friday, July 31. He was about to return to Washington, DC. See last week in 40 photos Patrick Semansky/AP