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The Week in Pictures: July 29 - August 5

Rio readies for Olympics, fires burn in California, daredevils take a dive, U.S. women celebrate first win and more.


Dancers perform ahead of the arrival of the Olympic torch relay in Praca Maua on Aug. 4 in Rio de Janeiro.

Spectacle in Rio: See Best Photos From Opening Ceremony

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An Afghan shopkeeper carries a mannequin through the streets of Kabul after a fire broke out in a shopping mall on Aug. 4.

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Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government fire a rocket at ISIS fighters in Sirte, Libya on Aug. 4.

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Campers bed down for the night along Putah Creek as the Cold Fire burns slowly downhill on the Solano and Napa County line near Lake Berryessa, Calif. on Aug. 2.

VIDEO: Evacuations Ordered as Cold Fire Grows

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People visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on July 30 in Rio de Janeiro as the city prepares to host the 2016 Olympics.

PHOTOS: Aerial Views Show Off Olympic Venues

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A diver jumps from the 72-foot Ura e Shenjte bridge during an annual high diving competition near the town of Gjakova in Kosovo on July 31.

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Morgan Brian, right, celebrates with teammates after Alex Morgan, back to camera, scored in the Women's Group G first round match between the U.S. and New Zealand during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Mineirao Stadium on Aug. 3. The U.S. defeated New Zealand 2-0 to begin its Olympic title defense.

Complete Coverage: Rio Summer Olympics

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Children ride in the trunk of a car on a flooded street in  Sanaa, Yemen on Aug. 1.

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Pope Francis listens to a confession in the Saint Mary of Angels Basilica, in the pilgrimage town of Assisi, central Italy on Aug. 4.

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Dancers clown around while waiting to perform ahead of the arrival of the Olympic torch relay in Rio de Janeiro's North Zone on Aug. 3. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games officially commence with the opening ceremonies on Aug. 5.

PHOTOS: Torch Makes Final Stops in Rio Before Olympic Kickoff

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Festivalgoers practice yoga during the O.Z.O.R.A. Festival near the village of Ozora, south of Budapest, Hungary on Aug. 3. The seven-day event celebrates psychedelic trance music.

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Inmates sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court inside the Quezon City jail in Manila. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800 prisoners. Men take turns sleeping on staircase steps, under beds, in hammocks made from old blankets and outside on the basketball court.

Editor's note: This photo was provided to NBC News on July 30, but shot on July 19.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds cousins Evelyn Kate Keane, 6-months, and Kellen Campbell, 3-months, following his speech at the Gallogly Events Center at University of Colorado in Colorado Springs on July 29.

The Week in Pictures: July 22 - 29

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