The week in pictures


France: An athlete competes early in the morning on 2 September during the 20th Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB), a 173 km route in the Alps that covers France, Italy and Switzerland. (Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP)

Switzerland: This aerial photo taken on September 2 shows players playing rugby on a floating rugby field on Lake Geneva, during the Water Rugby tournament in Lausanne, Switzerland. The three-day tournament is organized by LUC Rugby and more than 240 players in Lausanne, Western Switzerland participated in the tournament. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)

Greece: Cars and houses float around in the flooded area of ​​Volos in eastern Greece. At least one person has died after torrential rain hit the country. In addition, the area was devastated by severe wildfires weeks ago. (Photo: Eurokinissi/AFP)

USA: People in Brooklyn watch a test run of the “Tribute in Lights”, a memorial light show for the 9/11 attacks in New York. (Photo: Ed Jones/AFP)

China: A worker drains flood water on a road in Hong Kong. Record rainfall caused widespread flooding in the early hours of September 8, disrupting road and rail traffic. Days before, the city had escaped massive damage from a super typhoon. (Photo: Bertha Wang/AFP)


Palestinian Territories: People go through garbage at a landfill, while smoke from a fire in the site, east of Gaza City, wafts over the area. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP)


Taiwan: Massive waves arrive in Yilan, in eastern Taiwan, as Typhoon Haikui arrives here on September 3. (Photo: I-Hwa Cheng/AFP)