Photos of the week: 8/10 - 8/17

Pennsylvania’s attorney general released a grand jury report this week detailing the sexual abuse of children by priests that was systematically covered up over the past 70 years. The jury identified over 1,000 victims and 301 "predator priests." One of the former priests, Edward Ganster, reportedly received a positive reference to work at Disney World by church officials, despite being accused of sexually abusing a young boy. The Vatican released a statement expressing "shame and sorrow" and stressed the need for the Catholic Church to learn from its past.

Other major headlines of the week included the death of the 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin, President Trump revoking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance and a deadly bridge collapse in Italy.

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 week.