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The Week in Pictures: August 4-11
A runner stumbles, scorching heat hits Europe, the White House gets a makeover and more.
Former White House Press Secretary and Communications Director Sean Spicer takes photos of the Oval Office emptied of all furniture, carpet and other decor during renovations at the White House in Washington on Aug. 11.
Naseremo Ene Kiurei, an elderly Maasai woman, has her ID card checked at a polling station in Saikeri, Kajiado West County on Aug. 8.
Kenyans began voting in general elections headlined by a too-close-to-call battle between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga, which has sent tensions soaring in east Africa's richest economy.
A man seeking safety walks with his hands in the air through a thick cloud of tear gas towards riot police, as they clash with protesters throwing rocks in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya on Aug. 10.
International observers on Thursday urged Kenyans to be patient as they awaited final election results following opposition allegations of vote-rigging, but clashes between police and protesters again erupted in Nairobi.
A woman screams as she mourns the death of a protester in Mathare, in Nairobi, Kenya on Aug. 9.
A firefighter tackles a wildfire close to the village of Pucarica in Abrantes, Portugal on Aug. 10.
Nearly 3,000 firefighters battled 80 wildfires raging across Portugal, civil protection officials said, as the return of scorching heat put an end to the respite after a spate of blazes. Some 650 firefighters backed by nine water-dropping aircraft and over 200 vehicles were at the scene of the biggest blaze in a forest near the central town of Abrantes.
Multinational women pay their taxi fare as they arrive at an unofficial border station across from Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec on Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y. on Aug. 8.
The migrants are being driven north by the perception, real or perceived, that the age of President Donald Trump means the United States is no longer the destination of the world's dispossessed.
Residents fearing aftershocks sleep outside of their homes after an earthquake in Zhangzha in southwest China's Sichuan province on Aug. 10.
The 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan province late on Aug. 8, tearing cracks in mountain highways, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and sending panicked residents and tourists fleeing into the open.
A man rescues his cat after a fire engulfed an informal settlers area beside a river in Manila, Philippines on Aug. 11. Fires are common hazards in the sprawling capital, where millions live in hovels made of scrap wood and cardboard and fire safety regulations are rarely imposed.
Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif addresses a rally from his bullet-proof container in Rawalpindi on Aug. 9. Deposed Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif is leading a rally from the capital Islamabad to his home in Lahore, following his ouster by the Supreme Court after a corruption probe.
Burryman Andrew Taylor parades through the town encased in burrs on Aug. 11 in South Queensferry, Scotland.
The parade takes place on the second Friday of August each year, although the exact meaning of this tradition has been lost through the years. It is thought to have begun in the Seventeenth century. The tradition is believed to bring good luck to the towns people if they give him whisky offered through a straw or a donation of money.
An anti-government activist takes part in a protest against the installation of the Constituent Assembly on Aug. 4, in Caracas. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro installed a powerful new assembly packed with his allies, dismissing an international outcry and opposition protests saying he is burying democracy in his crisis-hit country.
Students sit on the World War II remnants of a torpedo at Asan Memorial Park on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, Aug. 11.
The 160,000 residents of Guam are in the crosshairs of escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States.
The tropical island is a key strategic location in the western Pacific Ocean for the U.S. military, but that also makes it a potential target as the closest American territory to North Korea.
Flowers sway in the wind at the foot of a tree in the Tibetan village of Gaoshinao in Jiuzhaigou county, south of the epicenter of Tuesday's earthquake, Sichuan province, China, Aug.11, 2017.