Photos of the Week (08/09/20)

A pictorial  week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) An explosion rocked central Beirut in Lebanon, shattering windows and shaking buildings for several hundred feet. Photo: EPA

2) Smoke rises after an explosion in Beirut. Photograph: Karim Sokhn/Reuters. Another view. Photo: Getty Images

3) Many people were rushed to the hospital with lacerations caused by flying glass. Photograph: Ibrahim Amro/AFP/Getty Images

4) Lebanese army soldiers stand, while in the background a helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of an explosion at Beirut’s port, Aug. 4. Photo: Getty Images

5) An aerial view shows the massive damage done to Beirut port’s grain silos and the area around it on Aug. 5, 2020, one day after a mega-blast tore through the harbor. Photo: Getty Images

6) An injured man is pictured under a vehicle following an explosion in Beirut’s port area, Lebanon August 4, 2020. When Reuters photographer Mohamed Azakir saw a man pinned under a vehicle, covered in a thick film of rubble and blood, he thought the man was dead. But then the man opened his eyes and began waving his arms and asking for help. Azakir called over some rescuers who were nearby. In a series of photographs, he recorded the rescue of the man, while also helping the rescuers move the car to free him. Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

7) Saki Morioki, 5, prays as paper lanterns float along the Motoyasu River in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome, Aug. 6, in Hiroshima, Japan. Photo: AP

8) A man uses a garden hose to drench his house before being evacuated as a wildfire burns in the background, in La Couronne, France, on Aug. 4. Photo: Getty Images

9) President Donald Trump ends and departs a coronavirus disease pandemic briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, August 3.  Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

10) In NYC, protesters gather for the National Day of Resistance Against Unsafe School Reopening. Schools around the country are struggling to establish safe protocols to bring students back into classrooms. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

11) People take part in a march and rally during the National Day of Resistance to schools re-opening in New York City, August 3, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

12) A teacher wearing a pink biosecurity suit as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus sits at a pink kids table while instructing a girl at home in Cali, Colombia, on Aug. 4. Photo: Getty Images

13) NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley are seen inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after having landed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, August 2, 2020. Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls/Handout via REUTERS

14) A small plane lays on a building after a crash in the village of Proti, near Serres town, northern Greece. Photo: AP

15) A car lies crushed beneath concrete blocks from a retaining wall damaged by heavy rain that has left 13 people dead and 13 missing in S. Korea, Photo: YONHAP/AFP/Getty Images

16) A police officer rushes to help a stranded motorist during Tropical Storm Isaias in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: AP

17) A man wearing a Spiderman costume waits for the bus amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Montevideo, Uruguay, Aug. 2, 2020. Photo: AP

18) A ghost crab crawls on an abandoned beach where visitors were evacuated ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias, on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, August 3.  Photo: REUTERS/Chizu Nomiyama


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