The week in pictures


United States: Red Bull’s latest cars are displayed during a launch in Las Vegas, leading up to the Las Vegas Grand Prix. (Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFP)

China: Tourists experience the snowy landscape from Mingsha Mountain and the Crescent Spring Viewpoint in Dunhuang, northwest China. (Photo: Zhang Xiaoliang/AFP)

Brazil: Clouds of smoke from forest fires billow in the Pantanal wetland in Porto Jofre. Several fires have devastated the Brazilian Pantanal, the largest wetland on the planet. According to experts, these fires are mainly caused by human actions, especially the use of a specific agricultural technique, which involves burning forested agricultural land before crops are planted. The situation is aggravated by an extraordinary drought. (Photo: Rogerio Florentino/AFP)

Aruba: A green sea turtle rests on the bottom of the Arashi reef off the coast of Aruba. Divers near wreck of the Star Gerren go diving and see the sea creature. (Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP)

In the: A municipal worker is busy removing plastic waste and other rubbish, which is obstructing the water flow of the Buckingham canal in Chennai. (Photo: R. Satish Babu/AFP)

France: Firefighters drive a vehicle in a flooded street in Saint-Leonard after two weeks of heavy rain caused floods. Local residents of the Pas-de-Calais experienced more heavy rain afterwards, but the floods appear to be less intense than predicted. (Photo: Francois Lo Presti/AFP)

Myanmar: Two men are gathering aquatic vegetation for use on their floating farm on Inle Lake in southern Shan State. Residents warn that the floating farms are slowly but surely suffocating the UNESCO-recognised reserve. The farms are occupying surface area and lead to runoff pollution with chemicals, as well as waste vegetation. (Photo: Sai Aung Main/AFP)