Week in pictures: 21 – 27 August 2021

Evacuees board a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft
People board a US Air Force aircraft at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, where more than 100,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan, which fell to the Taliban on 15 August.
Family members visit wounded patients who have been admitted into Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital. in Kabul, Afghanistan
On 26 August a terrorist attack at the airport killed more than 90 people, including 13 US service members. Here, family members visit survivors in Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul.
A police officer asks a demonstrator to leave during a protest of Extinction Rebellion activists
A police officer asks a demonstrator to leave during a protest by Extinction Rebellion, in London. The demonstrations are scheduled to continue next week, with protests against the links between “big finance, fossil fuels and the fossil of politics that is Westminster”.
People play dominoes
Young people play dominoes in a camp for those displaced by the earthquake earlier this month in Gorjette, Haiti. More than 2,200 people were killed by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake, which also injured another 12,000.
An artist adds the finishing touches to an idol of Hindu deity Lord Krishna
An artist adds the finishing touches to an idol of Hindu deity Lord Krishna at a workshop in Amritsar in India, ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which is celebrated to mark the birth of Krishna.
Women playing chess
Women take part in a local chess championship in Yemen’s capital Sanaa.
A Galapagos tortoise being measured
A Galapagos tortoise is measured during the annual weigh-in photocall at London Zoo.
Egypt's Ibrahim Elhusseiny Hamadtou playing table tennis
Egypt’s Ibrahim Elhusseiny Hamadtou returns a ball during the men’s table tennis singles (Class 6) Group match against China’s Chao Chen at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Sophie Douglas in a kaleidoscope
Sophie Douglas, who plays an alien from the planet Hanyana in the Edinburgh Fringe show WeCameToDance, explores the giant kaleidoscope at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, in Edinburgh.
A conservator abseils down the East face of Salisbury Cathedral's Tower
image captionA conservator abseils down the east face of Salisbury Cathedral’s tower to carry out vital repairs during the annual survey.

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Cool photos hot off the presses

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Unloading potatoes in Minnesota

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Coiling Dragon Cliff Walk in China

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Great view when taking a leak, location unknown.

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Giant sinkhole in Fukuoka, Japan. Completely repaired in 2 weeks.

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Sunset over a volcano

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San Diego, the city with perpetual perfect weather.

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New Zealand earthquake. Wire like rail tracks.

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Great shot of Joe Biden. Most experts agree that Joe would have mopped the floor with Trump if he would have ran in 2016.

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Whales feeding in Alaska. New underwear for those fisherman.

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Angolan President’s palace juxtaposed beside the slums that he rules.

The Big Apple at night.

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ISIS suicide “Frankentruck” speeding towards Kurdish lines. These thing are packed with over a thousand pounds of explosives and plated with steel sheeting to protect the driver and engine. Packs a hell of a punch. The key is to hit it with a missile before it gets too close.

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Photos held back by the media. They don’t seem to hate each other after all.

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Tourists checking out Yosemite in the late 1880’s.

Potpourri

He saved his sister from a German shepherd dog & said “If anyone has to die, it’s me as big brother”

Little red riding hood and the big bad wolf


Italy from space.


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If only you knew the power of the bark side…

Nepalese climbers removed 2.2 tons of trash from Everest while the tourists were away.

The Colored Palace in Yemen (Bugshan Palace).

Unfortunately not this time.

Chill cat enjoying the view at dawn | Santorini, Greece

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Saltwater crocodile riding the surf in Australia, anybody for a swim?

Interesting Photos from around the World

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McDonald’s in Norway

 

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Great reflection

 

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Street lights at the Zippo factory in Bradford, Pennsylvania

 

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Just a Cape Cobra checking out the beach near Cape Town, South Africa.

The warm climes are nice to live in, but you do have to deal with this kind of crazy nonsense.

 

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Powerful Atlantic storm off the coast of Ireland

 

 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador

 

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Japan earthquake 2016

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Buddies

 

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Photo shot using tilt frame making Florence, Italy look like a miniature.

 

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4 legged tree

 

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Surfing whales

 

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Maori rock sculpture in New Zealand