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The Week in Pictures: August 5 - 12

Olympians see gold, wildfires heat up Madeira, a man scales Trump Tower and more.


People take pictures of the smoke rising from a wildfire in Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeira Islands on Aug. 9.

A wildfire swept into Funchal, killing three elderly people and injuring hundreds as it burned homes and forced people to flee in panic, authorities said Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Fires Rage in Portugal

JOANA SOUSA / AFP - Getty Images
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Five-year old white lion Ludwig, father of five newborn white lion cubs, is admired by a visitor at a private zoo in the village of Demydiv, Ukraine, on Aug. 11. 

White lions, which are extremely rare, are a genetic mutation of the African Lion. They are mostly found in zoos because the color mutation makes it difficult for them to survive in the wild.

Efrem Lukatsky / AP
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Simone Biles competes on the beam for Team USA during the gymnastics women's team final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 9. The women's team won gold.

PHOTOS: Gold Medal Gymnast Defies Gravity

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Brazil's Rafaela Silva is embraced by supporters after winning the gold medal in the women's 57-kg judo competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 8.

Markus Schreiber / AP
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A man scales the all-glass facade of Trump Tower, Donald Trump's namesake skyscraper, in New York on Aug. 10. The 58-story building is headquarters to the Republican presidential nominee's campaign. He also lives there.


Julie Jacobson / AP
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he exits his campaign event at the BB&T Center on Aug. 10, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Joe Raedle / Getty Images
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South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Michael Phelps of the U.S. compete in the final of the men's 200-meter butterfly at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Aug. 9. Phelps made up for one of the rare losses in his brilliant career by winning the event.

PHOTOS: Olympic Moments: Michael Phelps Claims 21st Gold Medal

David J. Phillip / AP
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Children try to push an injured dolphin back into the water after it washed ashore during bad weather and high tide on a beach in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia on Aug. 12.

Idhad Zakaria / Antara Foto via Reuters
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People in a horse-drawn cart pass a damaged vehicle on a road near Stajkovci, Macedonia, on Aug. 8. Macedonia declared a state of emergency in its capital Skopje and neighboring districts, a day after at least 21 people were killed in flash floods caused by a storm.

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A migrant is pulled up into a vessel by members of the Italian Coast Guard in the central Mediterranean Sea on Aug. 11.

Manu Brabo / AP
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Visitors admire the landscape at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China on Aug. 6.

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The moon hungs over a slum near Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 6.

The Week in Pictures: July 28 - Aug. 5

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