Police officers monitor activity near a residence while responding to a shooting in Philadelphia on Aug.14, 2019.

Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Aug. 8 - 15

Protests paralyze Hong Kong airport, big losses on Wall Street, a meteor shower and more.

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Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during the Senior Women's competition at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, on Aug. 9, 2019.

Unprecedented grace

Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during the Senior Women's competition at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2019.

Biles made history with a double-double dismount from the balance beam, becoming the first gymnast to land a beam dismount with two flips and two twists.

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Police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters during clashes in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong on Aug. 14, 2019.

Hong Kong protests

Police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters during clashes in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong on Aug. 14.

Clashes between demonstrators and police rang out in the streets of a residential area of Hong Kong on Wednesday a day after protests at the city’s airport turned violent.

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The trunk of a tree burns following a wildfire near the village of Makrimalli on the island of Evia, Greece, on Aug. 14, 2019. Hundreds of villagers were evacuated the previous day and the Greek prime minister cancelled a vacation as scores of firefighters battled a major wildfire on the country's second-largest island.

Fire within

A tree trunk burns following a wildfire near the village of Makrimalli on the island of Evia, Greece, on Aug. 14.

Hundreds of villagers were evacuated the previous day and the Greek prime minister cancelled a vacation as scores of firefighters battled a major wildfire on the country's second-largest island.

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The casket of slain CHP officer Andre Moye is transported to a hearse from the Riverside University Health Systems Medical Center in Riverside in Moreno Valley, Calif., on Aug 12, 2019. Moye was shot and killed while two fellow officers were wounded during a traffic stop.

Killed in the line of duty

California Highway Patrol officer Andre Moye's casket is transported to a hearse from Riverside University Health Systems Medical Center in Moreno Valley, Calif., on Aug 12. 

Moye was killed and two others were injured after a man driving a truck that was to be impounded opened fire during a traffic stop Monday, starting a gunbattle in which he was also killed.

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The Ural Airlines Airbus 321 passenger plane sits in a field following an emergency landing near Zhukovsky International Airport in Russia on Aug. 15, 2019.

Emergency landing

A Ural Airlines Airbus A321 plane carrying 226 passengers sits in a cornfield following an emergency landing near Zhukovsky International Airport in Russia on Aug. 15.

There were no fatalities, but 55 people, including 17 children, were injured, after the plane hit birds.

 

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 14, 2019. Following news of an economic slowdown in both Germany and China, concerns over a recession in America sent stocks plummeting with the Dow down over 800 points.

Markets plummet

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 14. 

Wall Street took a battering on Wednesday, suffering its worst day so far this year after movements in the bond market signaled the sharpest indication yet of an approaching recession.

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Waves crash against the harbor wall in Porthcawl, Wales. on Aug. 10, 2019.  The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warnings for winds of up to 60mph and thunderstorms for large parts of the U.K.

Watching the waves

Two men sit on the rocks as waves crash against the harbor wall in Porthcawl, Wales, on Aug. 10. The Met Office issued a weather warning for winds of up to 60 mph and thunderstorms for large parts of the U.K.

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Police officers monitor activity near a residence while responding to a shooting in Philadelphia on Aug.14, 2019.

Philadelphia standoff

Police officers monitor activity near a house while responding to a shooting in north Philadelphia on Aug. 14.

The armed suspect accused of wounding six officers during a nearly eight-hour standoff surrendered early Thursday.

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A long exposure shows stars behind a tree during the annual Perseid meteor shower near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, southern Israel, on Aug. 13, 2019.

Shooting stars

Stars light the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower near Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, on Aug. 13.

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A tourist gives her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departures gate during a demonstration by pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's international airport on Aug. 13, 2019.

Airport chaos

A tourist hands over her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departure gate during a demonstration by pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's main airport on Aug. 13.

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A policeman falls backwards during demonstrations at Hong Kong's International Airport on Aug. 13, 2019.

Hong Kong clashes

A police officer falls during clashes with pro-democracy demonstrators at Hong Kong's main airport on Aug. 13. Armed with riot gear and pepper spray, police moved to clear the demonstrators from one of the world's busiest airports. 

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Lava glows inside the crater of the Nyiragongo volcano inside the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Aug. 9, 2019.

Volcanic glow

Lava inside Nyiragongo volcano's crater at the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Aug. 9.

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Palestinians sit in the beach during the Eid Al Adha festival in Tel Aviv after Israel granted travel permits to West Bank Palestinians on Aug. 14, 2019.

Beach access

Palestinians sit in the water at the beach in Tel Aviv during the Eid Al Adha festival on Aug. 14 after Israel granted travel permits to Palestinians from the landlocked West Bank. 

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Two white lion cubs named Nala and Simba lay in their basket at the association "Caresse de tigre", at La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, France on Aug. 11, 2019.

Basket of lions

Two white lion cubs lie in their basket at the animal rescue association "Caresse de tigre" in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, France on Aug. 11.

 

 

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Boys play with plastic guns on the first day of the Muslim religious festival of Eid al-Adha in al-Dana in Syria's rebel-controlled Idlib region, near the border with Turkey, on Aug. 11, 2019.

Playing war

Boys play with plastic guns in al-Dana in Syria's rebel-controlled Idlib region, near the border with Turkey, on Aug. 11.

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Florida sunrise

Paddle boarders watch the sunrise on a stormy morning in Sanibel on Aug. 15.

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