Photos of the Week (08/14/16)

1) Secret Service officers work to secure U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after a protestor jumped into the buffer during a rally at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa Aug. 10, 2016. Photo: Chris Keane/Reuters

2) A man scales the all-glass facade of Trump Tower, Donald Trump’s namesake skyscraper, in New York on Aug. 10. The 58-story building is headquarters to the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign. He also lives there. Photo: Julie Jacobson / AP

3) A Staten Islander had a local artist construct a giant sign (T for Trump) on his front lawn. A week ago the sign was set on fire in which NYC Fire marshal’s deemed an arson fire. The 12 foot tall sign was replaced and stands tall today. Photo: Splash News

4) Muslims bought this billboard in Chicago. The advertisement was designed to promote understanding between Muslims and non Muslims and to fight extremism and radicalization among Muslim youth and combat Islamophobia. It was funded by professional Americans who follow the Islamic religion, via the non-profit action group Sound Vision. Photo: Splash News

5) People take pictures of the smoke rising from a wildfire in Funchal, the capital of Portugal’s Madeira Islands on Aug. 9. A wildfire swept into Funchal, killing three elderly people and injuring hundreds as it burned homes and forced people to flee in panic, authorities said Wednesday. Photo: JOANA SOUSA / AFP – Getty Images

6) The Perseid meteor shower illuminates the night sky above a wind turbine near Kavarna, Bulgaria. Photo: EPA

7) A tourist walks near a sign ”No Pokemon Game Here” at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as the notorious security prison S-21, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aug. 10, 2016. (Photo: Samrang Pring/Reuters)

8) A staff guides performers wearing Pokemon’s character Pikachu costumes as they prepare for a parade in Yokohama, Japan. Photo: KIM KYUNG-HOON / Reuters

9) A vendor sells sunglasses as a woman jogs and a sunbather lays out on Copacabana beach as the Olympic rings rise from the beach volleyball arena. Photo: David Goldman / AP

10) Katie Ledecky celebrates winning gold and setting a new world record in the women’s 400m freestyle final. She won with a time of three minutes, 56.46 seconds breaking the existing world record – her own, set in 2014 – by about two seconds. Photo: Clive Rose / Getty Images

11) Gold medalists Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held, Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressell during the medal ceremony for the final of the Men’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay. It took the team three minutes, 9.92 seconds to win. Photo: Clive Rose / Getty Images

12) Serena and Venus Williams during their match against Lucie Sarfarova and Barbora Strycova, of the Czech Republic. The sisters lost in straight sets marking their first-ever Olympic loss as a duo. Photo: TOBY MELVILLE / Reuters

13) Ryan Murphy of USA touches the wall to win the men’s 100m backstroke final. Photo: ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA / Reuters

14) From left, Lauren Hernandez, Madison Kocian, Simone Biles, Alexandra Raisman and Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S., ‘The Final Five,” as they’ve nicknamed themselves, wave to fans as they celebrate winning the gold in women’s team gymnastics. With two consecutive Olympic golds and world championships titles in 2011, 2014 and 2015, the U.S. women have made a seemingly unbreakable habit of winning. Photo: David Ramos / Getty Images

15) Townley Haas, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps of the U.S. kiss their gold medals for the men’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay on day four of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 9. The relay gold is No. 21 for Phelps and his 25th medal overall across five editions of the Games. Photo: Richard Heathcote / Getty Images

16) Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden congratulates gold medal winner Katie Ledecky of the U.S. in the women’s 200m freestyle final. It was the third medal for Ledecky at the Games. Photo: Clive Rose / Getty Images

17) Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt celebrates while Marta Menegatti of Italy walks away during the women’s beach volleyball preliminary Pool A match on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

18) Love this photo. Cyclist Kristin Armstrong of the U.S. holds up her gold medal as she celebrates with her son. Armstrong made history with a third-straight gold in time trials. Armstrong, who turned 43 Thursday, previously retired twice from the sport. Photo: MATTHEW CHILDS / Reuters

19) From left, Allison Schmitt, Madeline “Maya” Dirado, Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith celebrate after the U.S. won the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay final. Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP – Getty Images

20) Australia’s center David Andersen, left, vies with Carmelo Anthony of the U.S. during a Group A basketball match. The US won, 98-88, but it was far from easy. It took a heroic fourth-quarter effort from Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving to put the U.S. over the top. Photo: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP – Getty Images

21) United States’ Michael Phelps’ son Boomer wears ear protection during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AP

22) Teammates Simone Biles and Alexandra Raisman hug at the end of the women’s Individual all-around final on Aug. 11. Biles won gold, Raisman silver. She ended the night with a huge lead of 2.1 points over Raisman. It’s only the second time that two U.S. gymnasts have finished 1-2 in an Olympic all-around, after Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. TATYANA ZENKOVICH / EPA

23) Michael Phelps of the U.S. jokes with fellow silver medal winners Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh, left, and South Africa’s Chad Le Clos, right, after the men’s 100-meter butterfly final. It was the first three-way tie for silver in Olympic swimming history, with all three finishing in 51.14 seconds. Photo: Lee Jin-man / AP

24) Katie Ledecky’s eyes fill with tears on the podium after winning gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle final on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The American made history as the just second woman to win three individual freestyle events at a single Olympic Games on Friday night when she successfully defended her 2012 gold in the 800-meter freestyle. Photo: Clive Rose / Getty Images

25) USA’s gold medalist team (from left) Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps, Ryan Murphy and Cody Miller celebrate after winning the 4x100m medley relay. Photo: Getty Images

26) Sergio Garcia (Spain) and Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) take photos of a capybara on the 5th hole at Rio’s Olympic golf course.Let’s get a close-up. Photos: Getty Images

27) A caiman lies low in a pond during an Olympic golf practice round. Photo: Getty Images

28) A Brazilian burrowing owl takes a stroll in a sand dune at the Olympics. Photo: Getty Images

29) An owl stands above the nest he made in this bunker. Photo: Getty Images

30) Children try to push an injured dolphin back into the water after it washed ashore during bad weather and high tide on a beach in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia on Aug. 12. Photo: Idhad Zakaria / Antara Foto via Reuters

31) A pooch cools off in the New York City heatwave. Photo: Splash News

32) A baby otter gets weighed in an Arguedas, Navarra, Spain, zoo. Photo: EPA

33) Ostriches wear masks as they are transported by a truck for relocation in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China. Photo: Reuters

34) Grecia the toucan, which lost most of his upper beak in an attack, eats with his new 3D-printed beak at Zoo Ave animal sanctuary in Alajuela, Costa Rica, Aug. 10, 2016. (Photo: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters)

35) A praying mantis clings to a Queen Anne’s lace flower on a hillside near Roseburg, Oregon. Photo: Splash News

36) A couple participates in a traditional wedding on Chinese Valentine’s Day. Photo: Splash News

37) Palestinian women from Hebron, West Bank, enjoy the Tel Aviv beach for the first time. Photo: EPA

38) Streakers take over the ZSL London Zoo. Photo: Action Press / Startraksphoto.com

39) Alison Teal paddles out to Kilauea volcano in Hawaii as it erupts into the ocean. Photo: Perrin James / Caters News

40) Amazing shots of the extreme surf session show the daredevil riding her pink surfboard up to the base of Kilauea. Photo: Perrin James / Caters News

41) Underwater. Photo: Perrin James / Caters News

42) Daredevil is right.   Another.   And one more. Photos: Perrin James / Caters News

 

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