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The Week in Pictures: August 18 - 25
Solar eclipse stuns the U.S., Rome evicts migrants, Barcelona remembers attack victims and more.
Italian police use water cannons to disperse about 100 migrants in downtown Rome on Aug. 24, 2017. The primarily Ethiopian and Eritrean asylum-seekers threw rocks, bottles and gas cans at police in riot gear.
Police say at least two people were detained, and 13 were injured. The dawn piazza operation, criticized by humanitarian groups, comes days after authorities cleared most out of the 800 migrants, who had been squatting in a nearby building since 2013.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe hands Karen Cullen, the widow of Lt. Jay Cullen, a flag during a funeral service in Chesterfield, Va. on Aug. 19.
Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday for the funeral of the Virginia state trooper who died in the fatal crash of a helicopter that had been monitoring a violent, white nationalist protest in Charlottesville.
Cullen, who was head of the state police's aviation unit, was remembered a safety conscious perfectionist who loved being a trooper and flying.
A land art painting by French artist Saype, depicting a Volkswagen bus appears on a hill in Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland on Aug. 23. The artwork covering approximately 45,000 square feet was produced with over 100 gallons of biodegradable paint made from natural pigments, water and a milk protein and is part of the upcoming 20th international VW festival.
After their wedding ceremony, groom Nathan Mauger and bride Connie Young along with family and friends toast to the solar eclipse from the Rose Garden in Manito Park on Aug. 21 in Spokane, Washington.
Americans from coast to coast donned protective glasses and gazed in awe at the first total solar eclipse to cross the nation since 1918.
The International Space Station is silhouetted against the sun during a partial solar eclipse as seen from Ross Lake in Northern Cascades National Park, Washington on Aug. 21.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stand on the balcony of the White House to watch the partial solar eclipse in Washington on Aug. 21. An aide reminded the president not to look directly at the sun without protective glasses.
Guests reacts to the total eclipse in the football stadium at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois on Aug. 21.
The total solar eclipse carved a narrow "path of totality" from coast to coast and Carbondale and Hopkinsville, Kentucky, were darkest for the longest, at 2 minutes, 38 seconds.
A statue of Lebanese Christian Maronite monk Saint Charbel is transported on a highway to the town of Faraya, north east of Beirut on Aug. 20. The statue measures 75 feet and weighs 40 tons.
A demonstrator kneels in front of police after President Donald Trump held a political rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22. Authorities were on high alert as thousands of people lined up in the triple-digit heat to attend Trump's first political rally since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Protesters filled the streets of downtown Phoenix and engaged in shouting matches and a few minor scuffles with Trump supporters, but those events were generally peaceful. After Trump's speech the protests turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers.
A boy watches elephants arrive as they are used in an eviction drive inside Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Gauhati, India on Aug. 25. A five-day eviction drive began to clear the sanctuary of hundreds of houses that have illegally encroached the area.
A man rescues an injured girl after Saudi-led coalition fighter jets rained bombs in Sanaa, Yemen on Aug. 25. The airstrike leveled houses packed with civilians, killing at least 14 people, including eight members of a single family.
The bombing was the latest in a significant escalation in the coalition's air campaign in Yemen. Over the past two years, more than 10,000 people have been killed and 3 million displaced amid the coalition's relentless air campaign against Yemen's Iran-backed Shiite rebels.
The Saudi-led campaign is seeking to restore Yemen's internationally recognized government back to power.
People stand along Las Ramblas at a memorial for victims of last week's attack in Barcelona on Aug. 24. Fifteen people were killed and more than 120 others wounded in Barcelona and the nearby town of Cambrils last Thursday and Friday.
The victims of last week's attacks came from around the world and across generations. The dead and injured represented nearly three dozen countries, places where loved ones are in mourning or experiencing a new kinship with the people of Spain.
An officer comforts a crying woman as about a hundred migrants were cleared from a piazza on Aug. 24.
Police said in a statement the operation was necessary because the migrants remaining in the piazza had refused to accept city-organized lodging and because of the risk of cooking gas canisters and other flammable materials. Authorities have said such raids to clear migrants from buildings and squares, at least four since July in Rome, are part of anti-terrorism measures.
Asylum-seekers, mostly women and children, who had been allowed to remain temporarily in a nearby building hung signs out of its windows saying "We are not terrorists," as some threw canisters into the street. They were also cleared out, and brought to a police station.
A man jumps off a diving board at night in Salthill, County Galway, Ireland on July 17.
This image was released by Reuters this week.
Rescuers carry 7-month-old baby boy Pasquale Marmolo from the rubble of a collapsed building in Casamicciola, on Aug. 22, after a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Italy's resort island of Ischia during the height of tourist season.
Dozens of firefighters worked through the night for 14 hours, sometimes digging by hand, to dig Pasquale and his two older brothers out of their home, where they were trapped alone after their father was rescued and their pregnant mother managed to free herself.
The statue of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson stands draped in a black tarp in Justice Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 23. Charlottesville city council voted unanimously Tuesday to cover Confederate statues in black tarp.