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The Week in Pictures: Aug. 20-27

A shooting sparks protests in Kenosha, Hurricane Laura hits hard, a capsized cruise ship and more.

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Protesters walk towards law enforcement officers with their hands up in Kenosha, Wis., on Aug. 24, 2020. 

Anger boiled overnight into the streets of Kenosha, where local civil rights leaders and citizens are demanding transparency from police and other officials following the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake on Sunday.

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Law enforcement officers stand guard during a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha on Aug. 25.

Brendan McDermid / Reuters
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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

First lady Melania Trump walks along the colonnade before addressing the Republican National Convention from the recently renovated White House Rose Garden on Aug. 25.

The first lady headlined Tuesday night's line-up. 

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Haiti

Haiti

A girl wades towards her flooded home the day after the passing of Tropical Storm Laura in Port-au-Prince on Aug. 24.

Laura battered the Dominican Republic and Haiti on its way to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Dieu Nalio Chery / AP
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Louisiana

Louisiana

The blown-off roof of an AutoZone store along Nelson Road in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, La., on Aug. 27.

Laura is the most intense hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana in 164 years.

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Louisiana

Louisiana

Lonnie Gatte returns to find his destroyed home in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Sulphur, La., on Aug. 27.

See more photos: Hurricane Laura tears through Louisiana

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Mexico

Mexico

A local government worker disinfects a house as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19 in Mexico City on Aug. 26.

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Brazil

Brazil

A woman reacts next to the body of a person who was shot near the Sao Carlos favela complex during a police operation after heavy confrontations between drug gangs in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 27.

Ricardo Moraes / Reuters
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Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House on Aug. 27.

It is unprecedented in modern politics for the White House to be used as the site of an explicitly political event, with past presidents maintaining some boundaries between the office of the presidency and their re-election bids.

Evan Vucci / AP
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Washington, D.C.

Fireworks light up the sky above the Washington Monument and the White House at the conclusion of the final day of the Republican National Convention. 

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Washington, D.C.

The Rev. Al Sharpton looks out over the crowd during the March on Washington on Aug. 28 on the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.

 

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters pool
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New York City

New York City

Black Lives Matter protesters march through New York City on Aug. 24 following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.

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Nevada

Nevada

Doral Academy Red Rock Elementary School fourth grader Reaghan Keeler, 9, takes an online reading class in her bedroom on the first day of distance learning in Las Vegas on Aug. 24.

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

An artist walks on a tightrope during a sunset performance of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep" over the Lucerna building in Prague on Aug 25.

Gabriel Kuchta / Getty Images
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Lousiana

Louisiana

Smoke rises from BioLab, a chemical manufacturing plant in Westlake, La., in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura on Aug. 27.

Louisiana State Police issued a shelter in place advisory after the chemical fire erupted. No injuries or deaths were reported.

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Louisiana

Louisiana

Latasha Myles and Howard Anderson stand in their living room where they were sitting when the roof blew off around 2:30am as Hurricane Laura passed through the area in Lake Charles, La., on Aug. 27.

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Belarus

Opposition activist Nina Baginskaya, 73, struggles with police during a rally calling for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko at Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus, on Aug. 26.

Large and sustained nationwide protests have followed a presidential election on Aug. 9 that Lukashenko's opponents say was rigged.

 

Dmitri Lovetsky / AP
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California

California

Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap above Butts Canyon Road as firefighters try to contain the blaze in unincorporated Lake County, Calif., on Aug. 23.

See more photos: Wildfires rage in Northern California

Noah Berger / AP
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California

California

Resident Austin Giannuzzi embraces family members at the remains of their home destroyed by the LNU Lightning Complex fire in Vacaville, Calif., on Aug. 23.

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Argentina

Argentina

Fernanda Mariotti cradles a picture of her mother Martha Pedrotti, who died of COVID-19, at her home in Buenos Aires, on Aug. 11, 2020.

Mariotti said she believes her mother died in part from a heart condition and also from the sorrow and fear of being separated from her family, isolated in the COVID unit.

Photo made available on August 24.

Natacha Pisarenko / AP
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Great Britain

Great Britain

Ministry of Fun Santa School attendees wear protective visors and face masks during class in London on Aug. 24.

John Sibley / Reuters
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France

Jean Baptiste Alaize, who represented France at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, wears a below-the-knee prothesis limb during a training session in Antibes, France on Aug. 24.

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Lebanon

Lebanon

 A cruise ship, damaged in the Beirut port blast, lies capsized on Aug. 21.

See more photos: Massive explosion rocks Beirut

Haytham Al Achkar / Getty Images
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Cuba

Cuba

A patient plucks her eyebrows in her room at an isolation center to detect COVID-19 cases at the Lenin vocational school in Havana, on Aug. 11. Part of Cuba's strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to isolate all contacts of a positive case for 7 to 14 days.

Photo made available on Aug. 20.

See last week's gallery: The Week in Pictures: Aug. 13-20

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