The week in pictures


Greece: The full moon rises on August 1 behind the ancient temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, south of Athens. (Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP)

Indonesia: This photo shows Mount Merapi spewing lava, as seen from Sleman. (Photo by Devi Rahman/AFP)

China: A man looks at a damaged car after heavy rain in Beijing’s Fangshan district. At least 11 people are dead and 13 are missing after heavy rains hit Beijing. Roads and neighborhoods flooded in the process. (Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP)

United State: The Mojave National Conservation Area is on fire after the Crane Valley Hotshots started fires. The York fire destroyed more than 70,000 hectares, including Joshua trees and yucca in the conservation area. (Photo by David Swanson/AFP)

Thailand: People squint at destroyed houses after an explosion at a fireworks warehouse. Nine people were killed and more than 100 injured during the incident that took place on July 29 in the Sungai Kolok district in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat. (Photo by Madaree Tohlala/AFP)

Turkey: A protester resists the Turkish police during this week’s uprisings at Ikizkoy in the Milas district of Mugla province. Local residents and environmental activists have been protesting the deforestation project for days, leading to clashes with the Turkish gendarmerie. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP)

Israel: Demonstrators hold up national flags and banners as they demonstrate against the Israeli government’s plan for judicial reform in Tel Aviv. (Photo by Jack Guez/AFP)