Photos of the Week (09/04/22)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on what he calls the “continued battle for the Soul of the Nation” in front of Independence Hall at Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

2) President Joe Biden is getting hit with mounting backlash after addressing the country in front of a creepy red lit backdrop with two U.S. Marines at his side. While demonizing MAGA supporters and warning about the “soul of America,” blood-red lights lit up Biden as he stood in front of a podium outside of the Philadelphia Independence Hall.  Conservative podcaster Ben Shapiro called Biden’s speech the “most demagogic, outrageous, and divisive speech I have ever seen from an American president.”

“This image is the worst piece of presidential optics I have ever seen… let us count the reasons.1. Lighting a historic American site — the site of our founding documents — blood red. 2. The red-and-black background against the front-lit visage of a grim old man screaming at Americans, fists clenched,” Shapiro said. Photo: AP

3) A redacted FBI photograph of documents and classified cover sheets recovered from a container stored in former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, and which was included in a U.S. Department of Justice filing released August 30.  Photo: U.S. Department of Justice/via REUTERS

4) NASA’s Artemis I rocket sits on a launch pad at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Monday, August 29. The scheduled launch was scrubbed and rescheduled after one of the rocket’s four engines could not reach the proper temperature range required for liftoff. This uncrewed mission is the beginning of a program aiming to return humans to the moon. Photo: Getty Images

5) A man places a rose on a sculpture of Mikhail Gorbachev at the Fathers of Unity memorial in Berlin on Wednesday, August 31. Gorbachev, the last leader of the former Soviet Union, died Tuesday night at the age of 91. He was credited with introducing key reforms to the USSR and helping to end the Cold War. Photo: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

6) A classmate of Palestinian student Lian Al Shaer, 10, who was killed in recent Israel-Gaza fighting, reacts to Al Shaer’s picture as a new school year begins, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Reuters

7) A vintage doll is pictured near a damaged kindergarten following recent Russian shelling in the city of Slovyansk, in Donetsk region, Ukraine. Photo: Reuters

8) A pregnant woman from Tunisia, whose pregnancy is at high risk, is prepared to be evacuated by an Italian coast guard helicopter from the Ocean Viking, a migrant search and rescue ship, off Italian coasts. Her husband, daughter, 7, and son, 2, were left behind on the ship. Some 459 migrants have been waiting eight days for the Italian government to allocate a port to disembark. Photo: AP

9) A couple wearing face masks takes a selfie photo inside a tunnel made with hot red peppers during H.O.T Festival at the Seoul City Hall plaza in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP

10) A long exposure picture taken early on Aug. 28, 2022, shows a view of the Milky Way galaxy in the sky above a derelict van in the town of Bcahrre in the mountains of Lebanon, north of the capital Beirut. Photo: AFP

11) Royal fan John Loughrey shows off a cake with a picture of Princess Diana as he pays tribute to her, on the 25th anniversary of her death, outside Kensington Palace in London. Photo: Reuters

12) US Air Force Airman Michael Drah, originally from Ghana, looks back at his wife, Akosua, and his daughter Rashana before he officially became a US citizen on Monday, August 29. The naturalization ceremony was held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

13) Lilly Downs, an 18-year-old who has been in and out of the hospital with long Covid, pets facility dog Posey at Denver’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children on Tuesday, August 30. Photo: Hyoung Chang/Denver Post/Getty Images

14) Janus, a two-headed Greek tortoise named after the Roman god with two heads, is washed with a toothbrush one day ahead of his 25th birthday at the Natural History Museum in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: Reuters

15) Humboldt penguins swim at the La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City on Wednesday, August 31. Photo: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

16) Revelers throw tomatoes at each other during the annual “Tomatina”, tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol near Valencia, Spain. Photo: AP

Photos of the Week (08/28/22)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Pages from the affidavit by the FBI in support of obtaining a search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate are photographed. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart ordered the Justice Department to make public a redacted version of the affidavit it relied on when federal agents searched Trump’s estate to look for classified documents. Photo: AP

2) Family, parents and friends file out of a meeting where Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo was dismissed by the Board of Trustees of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, Aug. 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: AP

3) Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson III is overcome with emotion while briefing the media on Monday, August 22, on the condition of two officers who were shot while serving a court order at a residence in Oklahoma City. Sgt. Bobby Swartz died from his injuries, and the other deputy was in stable condition after being rushed to the hospital. Photo: Doug Hoke, AP

4) A boy jumps from a tank at an exhibition of destroyed Russian military vehicles and weapons, dedicated to the upcoming country’s Independence Day, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the center of Kyiv, Ukraine August 21, 2022. Photo: REUTERS / Valentyn Ogirenko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

5) Palestinian artists draw paintings inside the damaged house of Gaza artist Duniana Al-Amour, who was killed during Israel-Gaza fighting earlier this month, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Reuters

6) NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captures new images of Jupiter showcasing auroras and hazes. Webb sees Jupiter with its faint rings, which are a million times fainter than the planet, and two tiny moons called Amalthea and Adrastea. (image processing by Ricardo Hueso (UPV/EHU) and Judy Schmidt). Photo: NASA

7) A boy cries outside his classroom on the first day of in-person classes at a public school in San Juan City, Philippines. Photo: REUTERS/Eloisa Lope

8) A newly married couple kisses during Pope Francis’s weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at The Vatican. Photo: AP

9) A reveler dances next to a police officer at Notting Hill Carnival in London. Photo: Reuters


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Photos of the Week (08/22/22)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney delivers her concession speech during a primary election party in Jackson, Wyoming, after losing to Trump-backed attorney Harriet Hageman on Tuesday, August 16. Her role as Trump’s chief GOP critic on Capitol Hill made her a heavy underdog in a state the former President won with nearly 70% of the vote in 2020. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP

2) Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked and stabbed several times before a lecture he was scheduled to give at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, on Friday, August 12. As of Monday, Rushdie was hospitalized but awake and “articulate” a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation told CNN.  Hadi Matar, the man suspected of stabbing Rushdie, has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder in the second degree and other charges. Photo: Joshua Goodman/AP

3) In this handout photo taken from video released by Investigative Committee of Russia, investigators work on the site of explosion of a car driven by Daria Dugina outside Moscow. Dugina, the daughter of Alexander Dugin, the Russian nationalist ideologist often called “Putin’s brain”, was killed when her car exploded on the outskirts of Moscow, officials said. Photo: AP

4) U.S. President Joe Biden holds out his pen to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. House Majority Whip James Clyburn look on after Biden signed “The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” into law during a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, August 16. Photo: REUTERS/Leah Millis

5) A U.S. Marines’ hat is blown off as U.S. President Joe Biden takes off from Brandywine Creek State Park in Marine One in Wilmington, Delaware, Aug. 20, 2022. Photo: AFP

6) Svetlana, a captain in the Ukrainian armed forces (left) and Irina, an army volunteer, take a short rest on the frontline in Donbas. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

7) In San Salvador, a police officer delivers a puppy to a child as part of a government initiative to offset the violence wrought by gangs in the Soyapango neighborhood. The country has one of the highest homicide and crime rates in the world. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

8) A family member of the Toraja ethnic group prepares the bodies of exhumed relatives from a community burial site to be cleaned and dressed in a series of traditional ceremonies honoring the dead known as Manene at Torea village, in North Toraja, Indonesia. Photo: AFP

9) An archaeologist is seen excavating the remains of friars buried in the grounds of the former Augustinian friary in central Cambridge. Medieval friars were ‘riddled with parasites’, research suggests. A new analysis of remains from Cambridge suggests local Augustinian friars were almost twice as likely as the city’s general population to be infected by intestinal parasites. This is despite most Augustinian monasteries at the time having toilet blocks and hand-washing facilities, unlike the homes of ordinary people. Photograph: Cambridge Archaeological Unit/PA

10) Unseasonably brown, fallen leaves are seen on the ground in Regent’s Park following recent, record high temperatures, in London. Photo: Reuters

11) A rusted shopping cart is seen on a sandbank in the Rhine exposed by the low tide in Bonn, Germany, August 16. Photo: REUTERS/Benjamin Westhoff

Best Photos of the Week (08/14/22)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday (one day late this week).

Supporters of former President Donald Trump and Palm Beach police officers stand outside his Mar-a-Lago home after Trump said that FBI agents raided it, in Palm Beach, Florida, August 8, 2022. Photo: REUTERS/Marco Bello

A person holds a sign as supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump stand outside his Mar-a-Lago home after Trump said that FBI agents raided it, in Palm Beach, Florida, Aug. 8, 2022. Photo: Reuters

Local law enforcement officers are seen in front of Mar-a-Lago, the home of former US President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday, August 9. The FBI executed a search warrant Monday at Trump’s resort in connection with an investigation into the handling of classified documents. Photo: Giorgio Viera/AFP/Getty Images

Former US President Donald Trump gestures as he departs Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday, August 10. He was on his way to a scheduled deposition, where he invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and declined to answer questions from the New York attorney general. Photo: Julia Nikhinson/AP

A policeman guards ballot boxes and election materials to be distributed to polling stations, at a counting center in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya voted on Aug. 9, 2022, in an election that will bring East Africa’s economic hub a new president after a decade. Photo: AP

An election presiding officer sleeps next to ballot boxes as he waits to return all electoral materials following Kenya’s general election at the tallying center in Kilgoris. Photo: AFP

A priest prays for unidentified civilians killed by Russian troops, in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: AP

Migrants swim next to their overturned wooden boat during a rescue operation by Spanish NGO Open Arms south of the Italian island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: AP

A lightning strikes through smoke from fuel storage tanks that exploded near Cuba’s supertanker port in Matanzas, Cuba. Photo: REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

A full moon known as the Sturgeon Moon, the final supermoon of 2022, is seen behind a Columbus sculpture in Playa del Ingles, on the island of Gran Canaria. Spain. Photo: REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Dead fish are removed from the Oder river at a mobile catch basin in Krajnik Dolny, Poland, by the German border, Aug. 13, 2022. Water contamination is believed to be the cause of a mass fish die-off. Photo: Reuters

A fawn tries to escape the fire in Belin-Beliet as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France. Photo: Reuters

Chicago Cubs pitcher Michael Rucker (59) and bullpen catcher Garrett Lloyd (85) walk through the corn before a Major League Baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. Photo: Joseph Cress-USA TODAY Sports

Isaiah Jarvis, right, consoles

Kaiden Shelton during a Little League regional championship in Waco, Texas, on Tuesday, August 9. Kaiden had accidentally hit Isaiah in the helmet during an at-bat, and he was upset about the play even though Isaiah was OK. Isaiah walked over to the mound to embrace him and assure him he was fine. “Hey, you’re doing great,” Isaiah said in a video. Photo: Courtesy Little League Baseball

Gregg Donovan, middle, former ambassador of Beverly Hills Fans, honors actor and singer Olivia Newton-John with flowers on her Hollywood Walk of Fame star in Los Angeles, Aug. 8, 2022. The Grammy-winning superstar has died at the age of 73. Photo: AP. MORE. Getty Images

Photos of the Week (08/07/22)

Photo: Boyd Stewart

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, looks on inside a defendants’ cage before a court hearing in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia. She was found guilty. Photo: REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/Pool

2) Tim Lewis of the Kentucky National Guard secures Candace Spencer and her son Wyatt after being airlifted from South Fork, Kentucky, on Saturday, July 30. Heavy rain led to widespread flooding in eastern Kentucky. At least 37 people are dead, and rescue workers continue to search for those who are missing. Hundreds of people have lost everything they have. Photo: Michael Swensen/Getty Images

3) A woman is helped to exit a U.S. Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter after being rescued from flooding in eastern Kentucky, U.S. in a still image from video taken July 28-29, 2022. Photo: Staff Sgt. Shaun Morris/U.S. Army National Guard/Handout via REUTERS

4) A camper is seen partly submerged under water in Carr Creek Lake, Aug. 3, 2022, near Hazard, Kentucky. Photo: AP

5) Klamath Interagency Hotshot firefighters rest while waiting for a new assignment as the McKinney Fire burns near Yreka, California, July 31, 2022. Photo: Reuters

6) Tourists look on as a Chinese military helicopter flies past Pingtan island, one of mainland China’s closest point from Taiwan, in Fujian province, ahead of massive military drills off Taiwan following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island. Photo: AFP

7) U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi gestures next to Legislative Yuan Vice President Tsai Chi-chang as she leaves the parliament in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: REUTERS/Ann Wang

8) A Ukrainian soldier launches FlyEye WB Electronics SA, a Polish reconnaissance drone in Kyiv region, Aug. 2, 2022. Photo: AP

9) Photojournalist Evgeniy Maloletka flees from a fire in a wheat field after Russian shelling in Kharkiv. Photograph: Mstyslav Chernov/AP

10) The Trump Tribe of Texas participates in a prayer at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas. Photo: REUTERS/Shelby Tauber

11) At CPAC children look at and touch models of fetuses displayed at by the Students for Life. Photo: REUTERS/Brian Snyder

12) A child points a water pistol at a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin riding a tank by French artist James Colomina in a playground in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, August 2, 2022. Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

13) Fagradalsfjall volcano erupts near Reykjavik, Iceland, in this picture obtained from social media. Photo via Reuters. MORE. Photo: AFP

14) James Vongue, 8, slides down a marble structure at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, July 31, 2022. Photo: Reuters

15) A young fan watches as Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon tries his best to ride her bicycle to training camp, August 1, 2022, at Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo: Dan Powers, USA TODAY SPORTS

16) A moment of silence is held for NBA legend Bill Russell before a Boston Red Sox game on Sunday, July 31. Russell, an 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and the first Black head coach in the league, died Sunday at the age of 88. In addition to his sporting achievements, Russell was one of sport’s leading civil rights activists. Photo: Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Photos of the Week (07/31/22)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) A staffer shows the former US president Donald Trump a poll comparing his popularity to former US vice-president Mike Pence during a pro-am tournament leading up to the LIV Golf Bedminster invitational at the Trump National golf club in New Jersey. Photo: Justin Lane/EPA

2) Officers from the Chicago Police Department, wearing buttons that depict fallen Chicago police officer Ella French, tear up during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about law enforcement safety on Tuesday, July 26. French was shot in the line of duty during a traffic stop last year. Photo: Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images

3) Asylum seeking migrants wait to be transported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, after crossing the Rio Grande river into the U.S. from Mexico, at Eagle Pass, Texas.  Is that a Packer jersey I see? Photo: REUTERS/Go Nakamura

4) People cross the Rio Grande River from Mexico into the US. Photograph: Go Nakamura/Reuters

5) Girls use a temporary raft across a flooded street in a residential area after heavy monsoon rains in Karachi, Pakistan. Photo: AFP

6) Evacuation notices are taped to mail boxes as the Oak Fire burns near Darrah in Mariposa County, California.  Photo: REUTERS/David Swanson

7) Pope Francis attends the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage, an annual pilgrimage that welcomes tens of thousands of Indigenous participants from throughout Canada and the United States each year, at Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta, Canada. Photo: Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

8) Pope Francis puts on an indigenous headdress during a meeting with indigenous communities, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Catholic Church in Maskwacis, near Edmonton, Canada, July 25, 2022. Photo: AP

9) A participant wearing his cosplay featuring an animated character gets his government contact tracing QR code in the “LeaveHomeSafe” COVID-19 mobile app scanned at Ani-Com and Games exhibition in Hong Kong. Photo: AP

10) A white heron takes off from a tree near the town of Ignalina, some 106km (66 miles) north of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania. Photo: AP

11) A newborn giant panda cub lies in an incubator at a breeding facility in Sichuan province. Photograph: VCG/Getty Images

12) Brandi Carlile introduces fellow singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell for a rare performance Sunday, July 24, at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. Mitchell, 78, had a brain aneurysm in 2015, one that required rehabilitation and physical therapy to recover. Ever since, she has been largely out of the public eye. Photo: Carlin Stiehl/The Boston Globe/Getty Images

Photos of the Week (07/24/22)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Former President Donald Trump, his wife Melania, Kimberly Guilfoyle, his sons Barron and Donald Jr. and his daughter Ivanka leave St. Vincent Ferrer Church during the funeral of Ivana Trump, socialite and Trump’s first wife, in New York City, July 20, 2022.  Another look. Photos: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

2) Relatives react during a funeral ceremony for 4-year-old Liza Dmitrieva, who was killed during a recent Russian missile strike in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Photo: REUTERS/Oleksandr Lapin

3) A man holds the hand of his 13-year-old son, who was killed by a Russian military strike in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Wednesday, July 20. Photo: Sofiia Gatilova/Reuters

4) US President Joe Biden speaks to the media as he arrives at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Wednesday, July 20. The next day, Biden said he tested positive for COVID. He said he was experiencing mild symptoms and would continue to work while in isolation. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

5) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with a payload a of Starlink satellites for a high-speed low earth orbit internet constellation, lifts off from launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo: AP

6) A man fans himself with a newspaper whilst traveling on a metro train in London on Monday, July 18. The UK smashed its all-time heat mark on Tuesday (40.3 degrees Celsius, or 104.5 degrees Fahrenheit). Photo: Yui Mok/AP

7) Farah Mohamed, a visually impaired student, enjoys the water at El-Mandara beach, the first “beach for the blind” in Egypt, on the Mediterranean coast in Alexandria, on July 11, 2022. Photo released July 20, 2022. Photo: Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

8) A dog cools off in a fountain on a record-breaking hot day in Brest, France, on July 18, 2022. Photo: Fred Tanneau / AFP / Getty

9) A police officer gives water to a British soldier on guard duty outside Buckingham Palace, during hot weather in London. Photo: AP

10) A Royal Horseguard’s soldiers uniform reflects buildings and tourists watching during guard change in London. Photo: AP

11) The US national soccer team celebrates after winning the Concacaf Women’s Championship in Monterrey, Mexico, on Monday, July 18. It secured the Americans’ spot in the 2024 Olympics. Photo: Jam Media/Jam Media/Getty Images

12) Riders race through a field of sunflowers during Stage 19 of the Tour de France, from Castelnau-Magnoac to Cahors. Photo: Reuters

13) Visma’s Jonas Vingegaard in action before winning Tour de France stage 18, Lourdes to Hautacam. I’ll bet he didn’t fall. Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

14) World Athletics Championships Oregon22 mascot, Legend the Bigfoot holds gold medalist Katie Nageotte of the U.S. after she won the women’s pole vault final. Photo: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

15) A bartender prepares drinks in glasses made of ice inside the Ice Pub in Prague, Czech Republic, July 19, 2022. Photo: REUTERS/David W Cerny

16) From left, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones perform at a concert in Décines-Charpieu, France, on Tuesday, July 19. Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images