The Week in Pictures: July 31 - August 7

London gets bright lights, a search for survivors in Gaza, massive landslide sweeps Nepal, Vikings party in Spain, Elmo takes a break and more.

People enjoy an installation by artist Ryoji Ikeda commemorating the centenary of Britain's entry into World War I at Victoria Tower Gardens on Aug. 6, 2014 in London.

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Athletes compete in the men's 10,000 meters final at Hampden Park during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on Aug. 1, in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys climb a wall to watch the scene of an attack in Jerusalem on Aug. 4. The driver of a construction vehicle slammed into a bus and overturned the empty vehicle on Monday, interrupting a brief cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Israeli police described the incident as a possible terrorist attack.

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Palestinians search for survivors in the debris of a house destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in the Beach refugee camp, northern Gaza City, on Aug. 4.

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Palestinian women walk past a mosque and water tower damaged by what police said were Israeli airstrikes and shelling in Khuzaa, in the southern Gaza Strip on Aug. 3.

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Palestinians mourn over the Nigim family killed in a reported Israeli airstrike in Jabaliya on the Gaza Strip, on Aug. 4.

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Villagers hike to evacuate their homes after a landslide in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal on Aug. 4. A massive landslide struck northern Nepal over the weekend, and while the bodies of 10 people have been recovered, more than 150 people are believed to be still buried under the rubble.

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An injured girl cries in the corridor of the Ludian hospital in Zhaotong, China on Aug. 4. Sunday's 6.1-magnitude quake that struck in a mountainous part of Yunnan province left 589 dead as of Wednesday, and brought forth a massive effort to clear roads and enter isolated mountain communities where people were still feared to be trapped in collapsed homes.

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Indian farmers replant paddy saplings at a rice field after monsoon rains hit the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, on Aug. 6. The annual monsoon season, which runs from June through September, is vital for the largely agrarian economies of South Asia.

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Rescuers search for a missing person inside a car swept away by a torrent near Treviso, northern Italy, on Aug. 3. Four people died in the heavy downpour.

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A woman dressed up as a Viking drinks local red wine during the annual Viking festival of Catoira in northwestern Spain on Aug. 3. The festival reenacts past Viking raids in the area and is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of August.

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Phil Mickelson signs autographs after a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Aug. 5, in Louisville, Ky.

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Family members mourn during the funeral of Staff Sgt. Guy Algranati on July 31, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, more than 50 Israeli soldiers have been killed along with over 1000 Palestinians.

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Vehicles lie abandoned in a road on Aug. 1 which collapsed from gas pipeline explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The five blasts tore through streets in the city around midnight on July 31, flinging cars into the air and blasting cement rubble at passers-by, many of whom were out late at a nearby night market. At least 28 people were killed and 286 injured.

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Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico dressed as Elmo, rests in New York City's Times Square, on July 29. The recent antics of New York street performers dressed as beloved Sesame Street characters have drawn the ire of city officials and now the show's producers. Sesame Workshop, which owns the rights to the assorted puppet monsters on the 45-year-old program, said it was drafting plans to stop performers who dress up as the characters from appearing in Times Square, where they pose for photos with tourists and then demand tips.

This image was received by NBC News on July 31.

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