Photos of the week: 8/14 - 8/21

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MUENCHEHAGEN, GERMANY - AUGUST 20: Volunteers are silhouetted by the rising sun while clearing rocks next to footprints of a long-neck dinosaurs (Diplodocus), found in a quarry, on August 20, 2015 in Muenchehagen, Germany. Archaeologists discovered 90 Dinosaurs footprints mainly of a long-neck dinosaurs (Diplodocus) and Allosauripus in early August in a local querry in the region of Rehburg-Loccum, close to the capital of the state of Lower-Saxony, Hanover. The found footprints of the long-neck dinosaurs (Diplodocus) have a diameter of 1.20metres and are seen on a track of 50 metres, according to the palaeontoligists on the site, the long-neck dinosaur cradled around 25-30 tons, could grow up to 27 metres long and lived during the upper Jurassic period, some 140 million years ago. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
Migrant children watch a homeless kitten walking by as they rest while waiting to be registered at a police station at the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, early Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Greece this year has been overwhelmed by record numbers of migrants arriving on its eastern Aegean islands, with more than 160,000 landing so far. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Onlookers stand on vehicles and watch as a wild male elephant, who got separated from his herd, pulls itself out of muddy pit on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. The herd of wild elephants was coming down from a nearby hill of India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya on the outskirts of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state. As the pressure of population pushes human habitation closer to forests incidents of wild animals straying into cities is increasingly reported. No incident involving the wild elephant was reported. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Lebanese activists are sprayed by riot police using water cannons, during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in front of the government house, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Lebanon's health minister says the country is on the brink of a "major health disaster" unless an immediate solution is found for its mounting trash problem. Garbage has been collecting on the streets in Lebanon for the past month amid government paralysis and inability to agree on a solution after Beirut's main landfill was closed down. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
A lobsterman motors through a channel between islands as he leaves Cape Porpoise Harbor at sunrise Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Kennebunkport, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Riders compete during the ancient Palio of Siena, the famous break-neck bareback horse race run, in Siena, Italy, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Paolo Lazzeroni)
In this photo taken late Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, firefighters extinguish fire at a house destroyed by night-long shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. A night-long artillery exchange in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russia-backed rebels claimed nine lives on Monday, casting doubt on the already shaky cease-fire. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, sits on board a bathyscaphe as it plunges into the Black sea along the coast of Sevastopol, Crimea, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. President Vladimir Putin plunged into the Black Sea to see the wreckage of a sunk ancient merchant ship which was found in the end of May. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP))
Fireworks from Nagaoka City, Japan, explode over Ford Island to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hawaii, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
An abandoned mine wastewater pond is vivid with the colors of minerals, chemicals and vegetation, high in the San Juan Mountains north of Silverton, southwestern Colo., Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. The mines that settlers built in the booms of the 19th century are an ever-present part of the landscape in this mineral-rich part of Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Photographed through attendees, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Americans for Prosperity Road to Reform event Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Festival-goers enjoy the Color Party at the 23rd Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
Two migrants look toward a giant passenger ferry while it arrives at the Greek holiday island of Kos, to provide temporary accommodation for some thousands of refugees sleeping rough after crossing clandestinely from Turkey in flimsy boats, Greece, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. The Eleftherios Venizelos, which can take up to 2,500 people, is due on Kos Friday afternoon, to function as a refugee registration center, where refugees, mostly Syrians, can stay as they wait for temporary travel documents to leave the island. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
An Indian woman worker sweeps the red carpet laid for head of the states and leaders from Pacific Island countries at Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, India, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. The Pacific Island leaders are in Jaipur to participate in the Forum for India-Pacific Island Countries (FIPIC) Summit. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
In this May 30, 2015 photo released by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), skulls are partially unearthed at the Templo Mayor Aztec ruin site in Mexico City. INAH archeologists believe they have found the site's main trophy rack of sacrificed human skulls, known as "tzompantli," where Aztecs displayed the severed heads of sacrificial victims on wooden poles pushed through the sides of the skull, but that this one is different. Part of the platform where the heads are displayed is made of rows of skulls mortared together roughly in a circle, but experts don't know what was at the center of the circle. (Hector Montano/INAH via AP)
A wildfire burns behind a home on Twisp River Road, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 in Twisp, Wash. Authorities on Wednesday afternoon urged people in the north-central Washington town to evacuate because of a fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
TIANJIN, CHINA - AUGUST 20: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers spray hydrogen peroxide at the site of Tianjin warehouse explosion on August 20, 2015 in Tianjin, China. The death toll from last week's massive blasts in Tianjin rose to 114, and 65 people remained missing, officials said. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 20: U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Krystle McGrath (L) and Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Cox visit the grave of Sgt. First Class Matthew Ivan Legget during the burial service for U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Ward C. Swalwell in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery August 20, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. McGrath was visiting Leggett's grave one year after she attempted to save his life when he was stabbed at a checkpoint in Afghanistan. Swalwell was buried Thursday, more than 70 years after he and the six other men on the crew of the B-26G Marauder 'Hunconscious,' of the 599th Bombardment Squadron, were shot down during a mission to bomb an enemy-held bridge in Eller, Germany. The crew's remains were found and identified after the wreckage was discovered in 2006. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - AUGUST 20: Syrian migrants arrive into Greece's main port after being transported from the Greek islands on a ferry carrying approximately 2,600 migrants on August 20, 2015 in Piraeus, Greece. Greece has been overwhelmed this year by record numbers of migrants arriving on its eastern Aegean islands, with more than 160,000 arriving since January. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 19: Ivan Kljakovic of Croatia sails in the Finn class on the Niteroi course during the International Sailing Regatta - Aquece Rio Test Event for Rio 2016 Olympics on August 19, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Left wing militant throw molotov cocktails as police attempt to disperse people gathered during a demonstration on August 19, 2015 in Istanbul's Gazi district. AFP PHOTO / YASIN AKGUL (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman speaks with riot policemen asking permission to go the her house during a protest against the electoral system in Managua, on August 19, 2015. Demonstrators ask for an impartial electoral court for the 2016 presidential elections. AFP PHOTO / Inti OCON (Photo credit should read Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images)
An Israeli border guard patrols in the east Jerusalem Arab neighbourhood of Issawiya on August 19, 2015, during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers following a demonstration in support of Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian detainee held without charge in an Israeli jail since November and whose two-month hunger strike has put his life at risk. Israel's top court considered whether to free the Palestinian detainee, with authorities fearing his death could worsen tensions in the occupied territories. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
A man runs near a stack of burning tires as farmers protest in front of the prefecture early on August 19, 2015 in Saint-Lo, northwestern France. AFP PHOTO/CHARLY TRIBALLEAU (Photo credit should read CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)
A man is reflected in a puddle as he walks across Moscow's Red Square on August 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
Competitors in fancy dress jump off Worthing Pier in West Sussex, Southern England on August 16, 2015, during the annual international birdman competition, a flight contest for human-powered flying machines held each summer. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
BOZEAT, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 16: A cow scratches its back after being milked at Newlands Farm on August 16, 2015 in Bozeat, England. Newlands Farm Bozeat has 138 cows and is part of Arla Milk Link, a group of over 1,500 farmers that supplies 1.2 billion litres of milk annually to the Arla Foods cooperative. The price farmers are paid for milk has fallen by a 25 percent over the past year, with many being paid less than the cost of production. Following crisis talks with farming unions, supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have announced that they will begin to pay a minimum of 28 pence per litre from Monday with Morrisons pledging to pay 26 pence per litre from later in the month. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
Migrants board a boat to the Greek island of Kos on early August 16, 2015 off the shore of Bodrum, southwest Turkey. Authorities on the island of Kos have been so overwhelmed that the government sent a ferry to serve as a temporary centre to issue travel documents to Syrian refugees -- among some 7,000 migrants stranded on the island of about 30,000 people. The early hours are the safest time for migrants travelling from Turkey to the Greek islands just across the water, which have seen a huge influx of refugees escaping the civil war in Syria and chaos in Afghanistan since the beginning of this year. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
A field of sunflowers is pictured during the 2015 Zama Sunflower Festival in Zama, Kanagawa prefecture on August 16, 2015. Some 50,000 visitors were expected to visit the festival by August 16, the final day of the summer holiday season known as 'obon'. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - AUGUST 15: Locals play a game of fire football, known as 'bola api', a coconut is soaked in kerosene and set on fire during celebrations of Indonesia's National Independence Day on August 15, 2015 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia became an independent nation on August 17, 1945 having previously been under Dutch rule. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Honour guards perform during a parade in Seoul on August 15, 2015. South Korea was celebrating the 70th anniversary of its liberation from Japanese colonial rule. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
A chipmunk runs on a red carpet near a guard of honour of Indian troops moments before the beginning of an Independence Day ceremony where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a speech from The Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2015. Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned that corruption was eating away at India 'like a termite' as he used an independence day speech to pledge his commitment to eradicating graft and poverty. In an address from the ramparts of Delhi's Red Fort, Modi sought to silence growing doubts about his leadership after key reforms stalled in a rancorous parliament session dogged by allegations of corruption involving some of his top lieutenants. AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Click through the slideshow above to see the best news photography from this past week's biggest stories, including the discovery of 90 dinosaur footprints at a local quarry in Muenchehagen, Germany, plus the wildfires continuing to burn out west, the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East, and the aftermath of the fatal warehouse explosion in Tianjin.

Be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the next seven days.
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