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Image: Powerful Earthquake Strikes Indonesia's Lombok Island

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Australia faces drought of the century, couples dance off at Gay Games, brown bears take a Bavarian dip and more.

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Island evacuated

A crowd waits to be evacuated from Gili Trawangan island to neighboring Lombok island on Aug. 6, 2018, the day after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the area.

The earthquake killed hundreds of people and displaced 270,000 more. Days later, injured survivors in remote areas who were cut off by landslides and broken bridges are still emerging from the ruined countryside, struggling to reach the doctors they desperately need.

Images show breadth of destruction after quake hits Indonesian island

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Record-breaking fires

A 747 Global Airtanker makes a drop in front of advancing flames from a wildfire in Lakeport, California, on Aug. 2. Firefighters made progress against the largest California wildfire ever recorded.

The Mendocino Complex — twin fires that are being fought together — has destroyed 119 homes and 472 square miles of brush and timber north of San Francisco.

Photos: Firefighters battle record-breaking wildfires across California

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Fleeing, again

Crystal Easter comforts her dogs as they flee a wildfire in Spring Valley, California, on Aug. 6.

This is the second time this year Easter has had to evacuate.

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Image: An official bleeds following an incident during a speech by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Drone strike

An official bleeds following an incident during a speech by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Aug. 4.

Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers.

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Gay Games

Participants compete in the dancing contest during the 10th Gay Games at the Gymnase Japy in Paris on Aug. 7.

Athletes from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Russia were among over 12,700 participants from 91 countries expected during the Aug. 4-12 contest, which presents a variety of athletes - young and old, male and female, straight and gay.

The games aim to raise awareness about gay and transgender rights.

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Border check

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent gathers information on four Guatemalan nationals, including two men and a pair of 12 and 13-year-old boys, on July 18, in Yuma, Arizona.

Thousands of families and unaccompanied children are continuing to cross the U.S. border in Arizona and California even after learning of the government's family separation policy upon apprehension.

Matt York / AP
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Image: A lamb stands by its dead mother at Billaglen farm near Braidwood, Australia

Drought of the Century

A lamb stands by its dead mother at Billaglen farm near Braidwood, Australia, on Aug. 9.

The New South Wales government declared on Aug. 8 that 100 percent of the state was impacted by drought, on the back of a drier-than-expected start to winter.

Photos: Australian farmers battle worst drought in a century

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Image: The mother of two young children is comforted after she found them stabbed to death in their father's apartment

Horrific murder

The mother of two young children is comforted after she found them stabbed to death in their father's apartment in Houston on Aug. 4.

Authorities say that Jean Pierre Ndossoka, the man suspected of fatally stabbing his two children, has been hospitalized after police found him Sunday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car.

Court records show he has been charged with capital murder.

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Image: Horses race during barrier trials at Rosehill Gardens

Time trials

Horses race during barrier trials at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney on Aug. 7.

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Image: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles as he provides field guidance at a catfish plant

Fashion statement

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles as he provides field guidance at a catfish plant in this undated photo released on Aug. 6.

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Image: Activists supporting the legalization of abortion comfort each other outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires

Rejected

Activists supporting the legalization of abortion comfort each other outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires on Aug. 9.

Argentina's Senate rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis.

The decision could echo across Latin America, where the Roman Catholic Church has lost influence and moral authority due to secularization, an out-of-touch clerical caste and an avalanche of sex abuse scandals.

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Image: Powerful Earthquake Strikes Indonesia's Lombok Island

Scramble for survivors

An Indonesian search and rescue team looks for victims at a collapsed mosque following an earthquake in Tanjung on Aug. 7 in Lombok Island, Indonesia.

The powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing a large number of people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said that rescuers still hadn't reached some devastated areas and the death toll would climb.

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Image: A doctor examines children injured in the earthquake at a makeshift hospital in Tanjung on Lombok Island

Young victim

A doctor examines a child injured in the earthquake at a makeshift hospital in Tanjung on Lombok Island, Indonesia, on Aug. 6.

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Air strike in Gaza

A fireball explodes during Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on Aug. 8.

An Israeli aircraft bombed a multi-story building local residents said, a few hours after Palestinian militants fired a long-range rocket at Israel's largest southern city.

At least four people were hurt in the air strike, health officials said. The explosion shook buildings as dust and grey smoke filled the air.

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Election violence

Suspicious Ziyambi, center, widow of Ishmael Kumire, reacts during her husband's funeral ceremony at his homestead in Chinamhora village, Zimbabwe, on Aug. 4.

Kumire was shot dead while standing at his fruit vending stall in Downtown Harare as violence erupted after the historic first elections following the downfall of the former president.

At least six people died after troops in the capital Harare opened fire on demonstrators August 1, sparking an international outcry and raising grim memories of post-election violence under the former president's repressive rule.

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Image: Cars drive down a hill in a mandatory evacuation area as the Holy Fire burns in Cleveland National Forest

Hills on fire

Cars drive down a hill in a mandatory evacuation area as the Holy Fire burns in Cleveland National Forest on Aug. 8 in Lake Elsinore, California.

The fire has burned at least 6,200 acres and destroyed twelve structures.

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Burning bark

A tree burns from the inside during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, California, on Aug. 5.

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Image: Migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea stand on board before arriving at the port of Algeciras in San Roque, southern Spain

Spanish rescue

Migrants rescued by Proactiva Open Arms from the Mediterranean stand wait to arrive at the port of Algeciras in San Roque, Spain, on Aug. 9.

Juan Medina / Reuters
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Image: People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on the Lake Lucerne in Sisikon

Inflated numbers

People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, Switzerland, on Aug. 5.

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Bavarian bears

Two brown bears bathe in their enclosure at the Wildpark Poing in Poing, Germany, on Aug. 8.

The Week in Pictures: July 26 - Aug. 2

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