Photos of the week: 8/7 - 8/14

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GIANYAR, BALI, INDONESIA - AUGUST 12: A veterinarian handles two new born Bengal tiger cubs at Bali Zoo on August 12, 2015 in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. The Bengal tiger cubs were born on Sunday, August, 2 2015 in Bali Zoo. They are primarily found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar with more than 2500 left in the wild. (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)
SHENYANG, CHINA - AUGUST 12: (CHINA OUT) A visitor walks in blossoming lavender at China's largest lavender theme park in Shenbei New District on August 12, 2015 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China. More than 799,920 square meters of lavender blossomed in China's largest lavender theme park which attracted visitors to enjoy. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: A hot air balloon is inflated at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta main arena at the Ashton Court estate on August 7, 2015 in Bristol, England. The early morning flight of over 100 balloons was the first mass ascent of the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta which started yesterday. Now in its 37th year, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe's largest annual hot air balloon event in the city that is seen by many balloonists as the home of modern ballooning. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Kashmiri government employees shout slogans as purple-dyed water is sprayed by security personnel during a protest in Srinagar on August 10, 2015. Dozens of government employees were detained as they tried to stage a protest demanding the regularisation of contractual employment status and the release of pending salaries. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Heavy rain lands on a footpath in Piccadilly Circus on August 13, 2015 in London, England. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for heavy rain in the south east of England, which is to move north through the rest of the day. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Sea turtle hatchlings head to the water after being released by volunteers at the Sea Turtle Reserve Centre in Kosgoda, some 74 kms south of Colombo, on August 10, 2015. Volunteers can learn about turtles, conservation and the local community during a two-week volunteer programme at the centre. AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
SPRING MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NV - AUGUST 13: A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above desert pine trees on August 13, 2015 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
This picture taken on August 11, 2015 shows a 'nail house' standing in the middle of a flyover in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province. Three key indicators released by China on August 12 all came in below market expectations, the latest poor statistics for the world's second-largest economy. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Volunteers walk on the Fuente de Piedra lake, 70 kilometres from Malaga, on August 8, 2015, during a tagging and control operation of flamingo chicks to monitor the evolution of the species. The lake, which is the most important breeding ground for flamingos in the Iberian Peninsula, is also a nature reserve and a haven for birds with over 170 different species recorded. AFP PHOTO / JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)
RIAU, INDONESIA - AUGUST 6: An Indonesian military personnel spray water on forest burned area at Rimbo Panjang Village, Kampar, Riau, Indonesia on August 06. 2015. During Indonesias annual dry season, hundreds of fires are often illegally ignited to clear forests in the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan, where large forest concessions are used by pulp and paper and palm oil companies. The heavy smoke can shroud neighbouring Singapore and Malaysian cities with smog and haze. (Photo by Yenni Safana/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOWER LAKE, CA - AUGUST 11: A burn operation is seen along Morgan Valley Road during the Jerusalem Fire on August 11, 2015 near Lower Lake, California. The fire has consumed 16,000 acres after doubling in size overnight and is currently five percent contained. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
Mount Fuji is seen from US Secretary of State John Kerry's plane as if flies over Japan while returning to the United States on August 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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This past week in news saw the annual Perseid meteor shower, the one year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, and severe weather from California to Argentina and beyond. Click through the slideshow above to see the best photography 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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