This Week in Pictures: Aug. 15-21
On Sunday, Aug. 15, divers in Bosnia and Herzegovina dazzled spectators as they leaped off Old Mostar Bridge.
That same day in Douma, which is north of Damascus in Syria, Syrian Army forces dropped multiple bombs onto a public marketplace, an act that the U.N. Envoy to Syria vociferously denounced. Meanwhile, migrants from Syria continue their treacherous mass exodus towards Greece and Turkey.
As Californian wildfires continue to burn, the Chelan Complex Fire — now named the “Reach” fire for having merged with other wildfires in Washington state — has burned across 70 thousand acres, a space roughly two-thirds the size of Seattle. Three firefighters have died fighting the blaze.
The lives lost in a massive warehouse explosion in Tianjin were mourned, as were those killed by the Erawan explosion in Bangkok.
Donald Trump reported for jury duty in New York City and Hilary charmed supporters in Iowa, while Putin took a plunge in the Black Sea in a submarine to examine a Byzantine shipwreck.