Photos of the week: 8/18 - 8/25

Photos of the week: 8/18 - 8/25
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Photos of the week: 8/18 - 8/25
A demonstrator taunts Police officials after a Donald Trump campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Gorillas sit next to a ruler during a photocall for the annual weigh-in at London Zoo in London, Britain August 24, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R) comforts Maria Eugenia Tovar after she told the story of her daughter who was killed in 2014 during a protest as he meets with members of the Venezuelan exile community, recent Venezuelan migrants, other local leaders and officials about the continuing devastation and unrest in Venezuela at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Doral, Florida, August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Skipper TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Firefighters work to put out a forest fire next to the village of Bribir, near the town of Skradin, Croatia August 22, 2017. Picture taken August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Edin Tuzlak TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Police wearing riot gear guard a statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam on the campus of the University of North Carolina during a demonstration for its removal in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S. August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An Afghan man inspects the site of a suicide attack followed by a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents after an attack on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Tropical Storm Harvey is seen approaching the Texas Gulf Coast, U.S., in this NOAA GOES East satellite image taken at 10:07 ET (14:07 GMT) August 24, 2017. NOAA/Handout via Reuters THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
REFILE - CORRECTING HOW PHOTO WAS TAKEN A composite image of 21 separate photographs taken with a single fixed camera shows the solar eclipse as it creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet (2,025m) is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, U.S. August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 35�33'24" N, 83�29'46" W. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump watch the solar eclipse from the White House in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Enthusiasts Tanner Person (R) and Josh Blink, both from Vacaville, California, watch a total solar eclipse while standing atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon, U.S. August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image is near 44�39'117'' N 120�6'042'' W. REUTERS/Adrees Latif TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump returns a salute as he steps from Marine One to board Air Force One in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S., on his way back to Washington August 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A child reacts to the camera while sitting on his father back as they make their way in a flooded area in Bogra, Bangladesh, August 20, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Armed Forces members patrol, as residents watch, during an operation against organized crime in Manguinhos slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest calling for the removal of the statue of Confederate General Albert Pike in Washington, U.S., August 18, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 22: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd as he speaks to supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center during a rally on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: The solar eclipse is seen behind the Statue of Liberty at Liberty Island in on August 21, 2017 in New York City. While New York was not in the path of totality for the solar eclipse, around 72 percent of the sun was covered by the moon during the peak time of the partial eclipse. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: King Felipe VI of Spain (C) and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (C-L) join other dignitaries and residents of Barcelona in Placa de Catalunya to observe a one minute's silence for the victims of yesterday's terrorist attack, on August 18, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Fourteen people were killed and dozens injured when a van hit crowds in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona on Thursday. Spanish police have also killed five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils to stop a second terrorist attack. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - AUGUST 22, 2017: Night fire exercises mark the opening of the Army-2017 International Military-Technical Forum, at the Patriot military park outside Moscow. Marina Lystseva/TASS (Photo by Marina Lystseva\TASS via Getty Images)
MENAN, ID - AUGUST 21: A girl uses bespoke eclipse glasses to watch the eclipse on Menan Butte August 21, 2017 in Menan, Idaho. Millions of people have flocked to areas of the U.S. that are in the 'path of totality' in order to experience a total solar eclipse. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21: Brazilian soldiers walk during a 'Mega Operation' conducted by the Brazilian Armed Forces, along with police, against gang members in seven of Rio's most violent 'favela' communities on August 21, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil has deployed 8,500 members of the Armed Forces to Rio in attempt to increase security amidst a spike in violence and crime. In the first six months of 2017 there were 3,457 homicides in Rio state, the highest level of violence seen there since 2009. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 19: A couple embrace as they gather around tributes on Las Ramblas near the scene of Thursday's terrorist attack, on August 19, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. A nationwide manhunt continues for Younes Abouyaaqoub, now named by Spanish media as the suspected driver in an attack that left thirteen people dead and dozens injured when a van was driven at crowds in the popular Las Ramblas area of Barcelona on Thursday. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 18: Members of Virginia State Police prepare for the funeral of fellow Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates at Saint Paul's Baptist Church August 18, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. Bates and Lieutenant Pilot Jay Cullen were killed when their Bell 407 helicopter crashed into a wooded area while they were monitoring the civil unrest during the white supremacy 'Unite the Right' rally August 12 in Charlottesville, VA. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A demonstrator is detained during a rally to request changes in the education system in Santiago, Chile August 24, 2017. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

One of the biggest stories from the past week has been the ongoing controversy over Confederate monuments that still remain across the nation in the wake of recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Many protests were held in several states in an effort to have the symbols removed. 

On Monday, a total solar eclipse crossed the United States for the first time since 1979. Citizens turned out in droves with their protective glasses to watch the historic event, which won't occur again until 2024. 

The world also continued to mourn the lives lost in a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, late last week. 

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


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