Photos of the week: 7/29 - 8/5

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ENSHI, CHINA - AUGUST 04: A fisherman rows boat for home in Shuanglong Lake, Xuan'en County on August 4, 2016 in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hubei Province of China. The fisherman returned home after catching fish early morning in lake. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
YANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 04: Aerial view of vehicles running in water as the typhoon Nida brings rainstorm to central city on August 4, 2016 in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province of China. The Central Meteorological Observatory has monitored a strong convective weather early Thursday morning that rainstorm will strike most parts of southern China during the following 24 hours. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 3: Armed Metropolitan Police counter terrorism officers take part in an exercise on the River Thames on August 3, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. Scotland Yard have announced that the first of 600 additional armed officers were trained and operationally ready, and unveiled plans to put more marksmen on public patrol. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - AUGUST 2, 2016: Servicemen perform during celebrations of Paratroopers' Day in Gorky Park. Russia's Airborne Troops (Blue Berets) celebrate their professional holiday on the Day of Elijah the Prophet, their Patron. Yegor Aleyev/TASS (Photo by Yegor Aleyev\TASS via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 01: The gravesite of Muslim-American, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan is shown at Arlington National Cemetary August 1, 2016 in in Arlington, Virginia. Khan was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. Khan's mother and father, Ghazala and Khizr Khan, were criticized by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after their appearance onstage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Habitat of white storks in the mangrove swamps, Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, Indonesia On July 31, 2016. The white stork habitats began to fail due to mangrove ecosystems increasingly converted into embankment land. (Photo by Fachrul Reza/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
HANGZHOU, CHINA - JULY 31: (CHINA OUT) A ring-tailed lemur eats watermelon to beat the heat at Hangzhou Safari Park as the temperature reaches 37 degrees on July 31, 2016 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 31: The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen on July 31 , 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - JULY 30, 2016: The Individual race event of the Tank Biathlon competition at Alabino Firing Range as part of the 2016 Army Games, an international event organized by the Russian Defense Ministry. Sergei Bobylev/Russian Defence Ministry Press Office/TASS (Photo by Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images)
Kite enthusiasts participate in the St Annes Kite Festival on the seafront in Lytham St Annes, north west England on July 30, 2016. / AFP / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Gorilla Kira holds her baby at Moscow's zoo, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. The baby was born on July, 22 and she's already living with her mother and other gorillas. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Fire burns a tree at the village of Limni on the island of Evia, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of Athens, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. Nearly 200 firemen, assisted by water-dropping aircraft, fire engines and volunteers, are fighting a large forest fire that has raged through the Greek island of Evia for the past three days. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
People sunbathe at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. The Summer Games start Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
In this image made from a video provided by Mondelez International, Luke Aikins, center, skydives without a parachute over Simi Valley, Calif., Saturday, July 30, 2016. After a two-minute freefall, Aikins landed dead center in the 100-by-100-foot net at the Big Sky movie ranch. Aikins made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute and land in a net instead. (Mondelez International via AP)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, July 31, 2016. Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are on a three-day bus tour through the rust belt. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A dog runs through a rainbow formed from the mist of a police water cannon during a student protest for education reform in downtown in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Protesters demands include free access to school for all levels, including university level. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Children play next to a logo of Olympic Air at the old international airport, which is used as a shelter for over 2,800 refugees and migrants, in southern Athens, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Daily arrivals by migrants and refugees at Greek islands near the Turkish coast have remained low since the July 15 coup attempt, but about 57,000 people remain stranded in Greece, most in army-built camps on the mainland. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
A pigeon flies away from a bridge in front of the towers of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Lorenzo Ward, 45, who is homeless, shakes hands with Miami police officer James Bernat, after Bernat gave him a can of insect repellent, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid travel to this neighborhood where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans. Bernat passed out some fifty cans of spray to the homeless. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A fire burns over the Galataki Monastery near the village of Limni on the island of Evia, about 160kilometers (100 miles) north of Athens on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. Nearly 200 firemen, assisted by water-dropping aircraft, fire engines and volunteers, are fighting a large forest fire that has raged through the Greek island of Evia for the past three days. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03: Visitors take pictures of the Titan Arum, also known as the corpse flower, in full bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden August 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. The plant is a native of Sumatra, Indonesia, and has the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. It emits a stinky smell during its full bloom and last for 24-48 hour before it collapses. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, second from right, is blocked by three protestors as he tries to deliver a written statement about the recent release of police shooting video to television reporters outside the police department headquarters Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim)
Veteran Richard Bolling of Bellevue, Neb., who served as an airman 3rd class with the VF-23 fighter squadron, sings the National Anthem during the dedication ceremony for the new Omaha National Cemetery in Omaha, Neb., Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. The entire 236-acre cemetery, once complete, will serve the burial needs of more than 112,000 veterans in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa for the next 100 years. The closest national cemetery is about 180 miles away in Leavenworth, Kansas. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Women walk at the "Eminonou" "Eminonou" mosque in Istanbul, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. The Turkish government characterizes the movement of Fethullah Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, as a terrorist organization. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
A disabled woman casts her vote at a polling station in Soweto, South Africa Wednesday Aug. 3, 2016. South Africans are voting in municipal elections in which the ruling African National Congress seeks to retain control of key metropolitan areas despite a vigorous challenge from opposition parties. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)

This past week in news was another filled with severe weather, politics and battling crises around the world. Stateside, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continued their respective campaigns for president, while tensions rose in Chicago between citizens and police and the first man to skydive without a parachute landed safely in California.

Elsewhere, Rio de Janeiro continued to prep for the Olympics, while South Africa went to the polls and Britain held a kite festival.

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

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