Beirut explosion, COVID-19, atomic bomb: week in photos Jump to content
From the tragic explosion in Beirut to floods and fires around the world, these are the most striking and memorable images of the past week.
Posted on Aug 7, 2020 at 4:41 pm ET
An aerial photo shows the massive damage to the grain silos in the port of Beirut and the surrounding area on August 5, 2020, one day after a mega-explosion pierced the port.
The scene of an explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4th.
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An injured man sits outside a restaurant, one of many buildings in the trendy Beirut district of Mar Mikhael that was destroyed by the massive explosion in the Lebanese capital on August 5th.
Hassan Ammar / AP
A damaged hospital is seen in Beirut on August 5th following a massive explosion.
Mohammed Zaatari / AP
Members of the Lebanese Army Lt. Ayman Noureddine, who was killed in the explosion on Tuesday in the seaport of Beirut, mourns his coffin during his funeral procession in the village of Numeiriyeh, Lebanon on August 7th.
Hussein Malla / AP
A Lebanese woman, whose son is missing in the Beirut seaport following the explosion on Tuesday, cries as she waits outside the port to receive information from the rescue teams on August 6.
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A man digs a grave during a funeral at San Miguel Xico Cemetery in Valle de Chalco, Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic on Aug. 5.
Eugene Hoshiko / AP
Saki Morioki, 5, prays while paper lanterns float along the Motoyasu River in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome on August 6 in Hiroshima, Japan.
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Inmate firefighters arrive at the site of the water fire on August 2, about 20 miles from the apple brandy in Whitewater, California.
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A man uses a garden hose to soak his home before evacuating when wildfire burns in the background in La Couronne, France on Aug. 4.
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Seniors wade in knee-deep water on a flooded road during a heavy monsoon rain in Mumbai on August 4th.
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Flood floods a street in Muhlenberg Township, Pennsylvania that was flooded by Tropical Storm Isaias on August 4th after heavy rainfall.
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A boy walks outside a home with items left to dry in Holden Beach, North Carolina after the August 4th storm surge in Hurricane Isaias.
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A teacher wearing a pink biosecurity suit to prevent the spread of the coronavirus sits at a pink children’s table teaching a girl at home in Cali, Colombia on Aug. 4.
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President Donald Trump holds up a walking stick that Senator Lamar Alexander gave him after signing the Great American Outdoors Act at the White House on August 4.
Markus Schreiber / AP
At the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on August 1st, people gather for a demonstration against coronavirus restrictions.
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Armed police officers and their brides attend a group wedding in Kunming, China on August 6th.
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A clown in a face mask of clown makeup poses before performing in the Puente Piedra district on the northern outskirts of Lima, Peru on Aug. 3.
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Vacationers sunbathe on the Baltic Sea beach, Germany, 6 August.
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NASA astronauts Robert Behnken (left) and Douglas Hurley can be seen in the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor spacecraft aboard the SpaceX GO Navigator rescue ship shortly after landing in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida on August 2 .
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The naval police are preparing to release green sea turtles on Kuta Beach near Denpasar on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on August 5 after authorities arrested seven people in Serangan waters for allegedly trying to kill 36 of the Smuggle animals.
Guglielmo Mangiapane / Reuters
Giuseppe Paterno, 96, Italy’s oldest student, will receive his diploma after completing his studies in history and philosophy during his graduation from the University of Palermo in Italy on July 29th.
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The full moon rises on August 3rd behind the old temple of Zeus in Nemea
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