Photos of the week: 8/21 - 8/28

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A man walks on the shore against strong winds backdropped by a rough sea as Tropical Storm Erika moves away from the area in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The storm was expected to dump up to 8 inches of rain across the drought-stricken northern Caribbean as it carved a path toward the U.S. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 27: Usain Bolt of Jamaica speaks to the media after crossing the finish line to win gold in the Men's 200 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Sign painters move their scaffolding into position to continue painting a portrait of Pope Francis on the side of a New York City office building, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The Pope visits the U.S. beginning Sept. 22 with stops in Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, pauses inside a tent during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher festival, at Trimbakeshwar, India, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Hindus believe taking a dip in the waters of a holy river during the festival will cleanse them of their sins. The festival is held four times every 12 years. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A helicopter makes a water bucket drop as it flies through smoky air while fighting a wildfire that flared up in the late afternoon near Omak, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Firefighters were holding their own Thursday against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
A couple walks on a pier under cloudy skies as Tropical Storm Erika approaches the island in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Erika was expected to move near Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Thursday and be near or just north of the Dominican Republic on Friday as it heads toward Florida early next week, possibly as a hurricane. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
Paratroopers take part in an exercise of the U.S. Army Global Response Force in Hohenfels, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Around 5000 soldiers from 11 NATO nations participated in simultaneous multinational airborne operations across Germany, Bulgaria, Italy and Romania called "Exercise Swift Response". The exercise was the largest Allied airborne training in Europe since the end of the Cold War. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
A former zoo lion named "Moon" sits in a container before being put on an airplane in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, which will fly her to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. Mexican authorities put eight lions, two lynxes, a puma and a coyote aboard planes for a trip to the Colorado wildlife sanctuary after the animals were found mistreated or abandoned. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A protester waving a Guatemalan flag sits on a column at the Metropolitan Cathedral during a national strike demanding the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina in Guatemala City, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Pressure grew on Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation." (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
WDBJ-TV7 news morning anchor Kimberly McBroom, left, hugs meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner after their early morning newscast at the station, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A hooded man with a colorful outfit known as the 'Cipotegato' acknowledges the crowd after running through the streets of Tarazona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Following a tradition coming from at least the middle of the XVIII century, thousands of people gather every year at midday in Tarazona's main square waiting to throw tomatoes to the Cipotegato character, that represents a prisoner from the local jail that was given the chance to escape to freedom after crossing through a crowded village. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Migrants are seen through the window of a police car at the Greek-Macedonian border, as they wait to be allowed by Macedonian police to cross the border, Idomeni, northern Greece, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Thousands of migrants have arrived on Greek islands so far this year, hoping to head north to other more prosperous European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavian countries. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
Refugees clamber through barbed wire as they cross from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Police officers investigate on the crime scene inside a Thalys train of French national railway operator SNCF at the main train station in Arras, northern France, on August 21, 2015. A gunman opened fire on a train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, injuring three people before being overpowered by passengers, French state rail company SNCF and rescue services said. Two of the victims were seriously injured and at least one suffered gunshot wounds, an SNCF spokesman said, adding that the assailant was armed with guns and knives. The motives behind the attack were not immediately known. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
In this Aug, 22, 2015 photo, Lidia Guerrero, mother of death row inmate Victor Saldano, poses for a portrait at her home in Cordoba, Argentina. Guerrero's son has been on death row in Texas for 19 years for killing a computer salesman outside Dallas. Guerrero says her son is guilty of murder but has been driven to insanity on death row. The’s execution date has not been scheduled. (AP Photo/ Nico Aguilera)
Firefighters battle a structure fire Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. The fire was started after a driver struck a gas line and subsequently fled the scene. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton waits to be introduced before speaking about rural issues at the Des Moines Area Community College, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Ankeny, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Migrants board a bus to Belgrade early in the morning in Presevo on August 24, 2015. Faced with what the bloc has called its worst refugee crisis since World War II, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will hold talks in Berlin on Monday in a bid to give a fresh impetus to the EU's response in dealing with the situation. AFP PHOTO/ARMEND NIMANI (Photo credit should read ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanese activists chant slogans during a protest against the trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Hundreds of people have kept up protests in Beirut as a crisis over garbage collection worsens with fresh piles of trash accumulating in streets of the capital. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A Syrian refugee woman tends to her daughter while cooking inside her tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Shiite fighters known as Houthis stand on the rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Two men lie in a puddle of squashed tomatoes, during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta, in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 150 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants, many from abroad to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Two children visiting from China play on Waikiki Beach, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Honolulu. Most of the famed beach fronting Waikiki was closed after heavy rains triggered a half-million gallon sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district, officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A Lebanese man holds a placard with Arabic that reads, "I swear it feels like I'm at the border with Israel," as an engineering unit installs a concrete wall near the main Lebanese government building, a day after a violent anti-government protests, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Organizers of the "You stink" protests that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed anti-government demonstrations set for Monday evening after a night of violent clashes with police during which dozens of protesters and police officers were wounded. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
In this Friday Aug. 21, 2015, photo, Indian woman works in a paddy field near border fencing of the India Pakistan international border at Ranbir Singh Pura 36 kilometers (23 miles) from Jammu, India. On the face of it these villages in the Jammu region of Indian Kashmir seem idyllic, but over the last two weeks these villages have been witness to an angry exchange of fire and mortar shells between Indian and Pakistani soldiers. This isn't the first time that these villages have borne the brunt of the animosity between India and archrival Pakistan. And this likely won't be the last. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Lebanese activists hold up a makeshift shield as they are sprayed by riot police using water cannons during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Lebanese riot police fired several rounds of tear gas and water cannons for the second consecutive day in downtown Beirut Sunday as they battled protesters with batons and stones _ a marked escalation of mass demonstrations against an ongoing trash crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Activists, hold Lebanese flags and chant slogans during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Thousands of protesters poured into central Beirut Sunday demanding government resignation hours after Prime Minister Tammam Salam hinted he might step down following violent protests against government corruption and political dysfunction triggered by a month long trash crisis in Beirut. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Indian villagers affected by monsoon rains move through a flooded area in Morisuti village, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The flooding in India's northeastern Assam state is the worst in the past three years, affecting nearly 600,000 people in 19 of the state's 27 districts, officials said. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Palestinians fight to free a Palestinian boy (bottom) held by an Israeli soldier (C) during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters following a march against Palestinian land confiscation to expand the nearby Jewish Hallamish settlement on August 28, 2015 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 24: New homes, many with solar panels constructed by the Make it Right Foundation, are mixed with old homes and vacant lots in the Lower Ninth Ward on August 24, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The area was one of the most heavily devastated areas of the city following a levee breach along the Industrial Canal during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which killed at least 1836 and is considered the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, is August 29. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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This past week in news included a wide range of headlines -- from the tragic on-air shooting of two Virginia reporters, to the damage done by Tropical Storm Erika in the Caribbean. We also saw the continued containment of wildfires in the western United States, tensions rising between Israelis and Palestinians, and a shooter opening fire on a French train before being taken down by other passengers.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the next seven days.

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