The most compelling photos from the week’s news, August 27-September 2, 2016.
This picture taken on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, shows a man swimming in Urmia Lake near Urmia, northwestern Iran. The color of the lake, which changed from green to red earlier in the year, is believed to be caused by micro algae.
California - Brock Turner released
Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, leaves the Santa Clara County Jail after serving three month of a six month sentence in San Jose, California, Sept. 2, 2016.
France - Kissing giraffes
Baby giraffe of Niger (Giraffa Camelopardalis) “Kenai” (R), born on August 25, 2016, kisses his mother “Dioni” on August 31 at the zoo in La Fleche, northwestern France.
San Diego - Colin Kaepernick
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem in protest against police brutality, before the team’s NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers, Thursday, September 1, 2016 in San Diego.
Kaepernick’s protest at 49er games has received both strong criticism and praise. At Thursday’s game, fellow 49er Eric Read joined Kaepernick in his protest, going down on one knee as the anthem was played ahead of a “Salute the Military” event Thursday.
Sculpture of 17th century London skyline
A 120-meter long sculpture of a 17th century London skyline is completed for an event where it will be set alight, re-telling the story of the 1666 Great Fire of London, August 30, 2016.
Philippines - Police shootout
A Philippine Scene of the Crime Operative (SOCO) stands beside a body and a weapon at the scene where two suspects were shot dead following an encounter and shootout with police at a checkpoint along a highway in Manila on August 28, 2016.
The squad of Frecce Tricolori from the Italian Airforce performs during the airshow “Airpower 16” on September 2, 2016 in Zeltweg.
Jerusalem - Pidyon Ha’ben
The great-grandson of the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Hassidic Lelover dynasty lies on a table during a religious ceremony, called “Pidyon Ha’ben,” or the “redemption of the first-born son,” originating from the biblical story of Moses on Mount Sinai, whereby the father of the baby makes a symbolic offering, including jewelery and sweets, to a Kohen or Jewish priest, in Jerusalem’s neighborhood of Mea Shearim on September 1, 2016.
Norway - Dead wild reindeer
Dead wild reindeer are seen on Hardangervidda in Norway, after lightning struck the central mountain plateau and killed more than 300 of them, in this handout photo provided on August 28, 2016.
Donald Trump and Mexico's President Pena Nieto
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands at a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, August 31, 2016.
Italy - Earthquake victims
Coffins of some of the victims of the earthquake in central Italy are seen inside a gym in Ascoli Piceno, August 26, 2016.
Rider Michael Pfatrisch rides his ox named “Baze” during the semi final competition race of the traditional sixth ox race in Muensing near Munich on August 28, 2016.
Nineteen riders took part in the traditional race; Michael Pfatrisch won the competition in the final race.
Suspect in murder of nuns
Rodney Earl Sanders, of Kosciusko, Miss., leaves the Durant Municipal Building after an initial appearance in court Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Durant, Miss.
Sanders was charged with two counts of capital murder in the slayings of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both 68. The nuns, who were nurse practitioners, were found stabbed to death last week in their home.
Hindu god Ganesha
Indian workers transport idols of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha on a cart in Chennai on August 31, 2016.
The idols are being prepared ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival that celebrates the birthday of Hindu god Ganesha.
Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, jumps into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they are helped by members of an NGO during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Thousands of migrants and refugees were rescued Monday morning from more than 20 boats by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO before transferring them to the Italian cost guards and others NGO vessels operating in the zone.
JetBlue lands in Cuba
Ground crew hold U.S. and Cuban flags near a recently landed JetBlue airplane, the first commercial scheduled flight between the United States and Cuba in more than 50 years, at the Abel Santamaria International Airport in Santa Clara, Cuba, August 31, 2016.
An official photograph of former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff
An official photograph of former president Dilma Rousseff is seen in an office inside the Presidential Palace after the final session of Rousseff’s impeachment trial in Brasilia, Brazil, August 31, 2016.
Indonesia - Dead fish
A man steers a wooden boat through dead fish in a breeding pond at the Maninjau Lake in Agam regency, West Sumatra province, Indonesia, August 31, 2016.
Thousands of fish at the fish farm of the Maninjau Lake died suddenly due to lack of oxygen caused by a sudden change in water conditions.
Iraq - Burning oil wells
Smoke billows from oil wells, set ablaze by Islamic State (IS) group militants before fleeing the oil-producing region of Qayyarah, on August 30, 2016, after Iraqi forces pushed the jihadists out of the northern town on the banks of the Tigris river.
Iraqi forces on August 25 retook key areas in the city and pushed the Islamic State group from Qayyarah, a northern town considered strategic for any future offensive against the jihadists’ last stronghold of Mosul.
Mother Teresa's order
Members of Mother Teresa’s order, the Missionaries of Charity, gather around the official canonization portrait of Mother Teresa after the unveiling at the John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, September 1, 2016.
Mexico - Tribute to Juan Gabriel
Fans perform songs from iconic Mexican singer and song writer Juan Gabriel outside his house after his death, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, August 28, 2016.
Gabon - Post-election violence
A woman cries over the body of Axel Messa, 30, wrapped in the flag of Gabon, prior to a funeral procession, in the Libreville district of Nzeng Ayong on September 2, 2016.
His mother told AFP he was shot in front of his home on the night of September. Protests erupted after President Ali Bongo’s announced victory in a disputed election.
An aerial view of the 30th annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2016.
Bolivia - Miner lobs tear gas
An independent miner returns a tear gas capsule during clashes with riot police during a protest against Bolivia’s President Evo Morales’ government policies, in Panduro south of La Paz, Bolivia, August 25, 2016.
Britney Spears - MTV Video Music Awards
Britney Spears performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.
People look through eclipse viewing glasses, telescopes or photo cameras an annular solar eclipse, on September 1, 2016, in Saint-Louis, on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion.
Stargazers in south and central Africa were treated to a spectacular solar eclipse on September 1, 2016 when the Moon wanders into view to make the Sun appear as a “ring of fire.”
Germany - Mist
Morning sun shines on the mist raising from a forest near Bernbeuren in the alpine upland, southern Germany, on August 30, 2016.
Clases in Zimbabwe
A man carries a street sign as opposition party supporters clash with police in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 26,2016.
Chinese honor guard
Chinese honor guards are reflected in the glass of a bus as they prepare for the arrival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou on September 2, 2016.
World leaders gathered in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Leaders Summit from September 4 to 5.
A supporter of Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping prays in front of security forces blocking a demonstration trying to reach the electoral commission in Libreville on August 31, 2016 as another protestor lays on the ground in distress.
Bongo won by a narrow 5,594 votes of a total 627,805 registered voters. Turnout was 59.46 percent nationwide but soared to 99.93 percent in one of the country’s nine provinces -- the Haut-Ogooue, heartland of Bongo’s Teke ethnic group -- in a result hotly contested by the opposition.
Monsoon rains in New Delhi
A man pedals his cycle rickshaw during monsoon rains in New Delhi, India August 31, 2016.
Malaysia - National Day
Malaysian schoolchildren wave national flags during the 59th National Day celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2016. Malaysia celebrated its 59th National Day to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British rule in 1957.
Swaziland - Reed Dance
King Mswati III of Swaziland (C) arrives at the annual royal Reed Dance at the Ludzidzini Royal palace on August 28, 2016 in Lobamba, Swaziland.
Umhlanga, or Reed Dance ceremony, is an annual Swazi cultural event where tens of thousands of Swazi girls travel from the various chiefdoms to the Ludzidzini Royal Village to participate in the eight-day event. The Reed Dance is a beauty pageant at which King Mswati III can choose a new wife from one of tens of thousands of young virgins who come to dance before him.
Bangkok - Rain cloud
Heavy rain clouds move over the central business district in Bangkok on August 29, 2016.
A woman runs around the base of a downed tree in a front yard of a neighborhood in the aftermath of tropical storm Hermine in Tallahassee, Florida on September 2, 2016.