This Week In Pictures: Aug. 29-Sept. 4
This week saw a continued rise in migration along with subsequent tensions. Train stations were closed to refugees, new barbed wire fences increased frictions, images of emotional scenes are abound.
The spectacle of U.S. politics saw very interesting moments this week. As Republican candidates ramped up their retorts to one another, a religiously stalwart Kentucky clerk was sent to jail for refusing to abide by the Supreme Court and hip-hop star Kanye West announced his bid for a 2020 presidency.
As China celebrated their 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender during World War II, a general strike in India saw tens of millions of workers in opposition to Modi’s pro-market reforms.
Meanwhile in sports, the World Athletics Championship in Beijing concluded and the US Open commenced, and of course, in Malta, young participants in an ancient festival attempted to climb a greasy pole known as the ‘gostra’.