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)
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)
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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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