This Week in Pictures: July 25-31
Wildfires continued to scorch large swaths of land not only in the U.S., but in parts of Europe as well, as a lack of snowfall this past winter and continued drought throughout the summer have a created a dangerous climate for fires.
A piece of an airplane washed up on shore in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island, fueling speculation that the first trace of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 might have just surfaced. The 777 airliner disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 passengers on board.
Turkey launched a two-pronged cross-border offensive against Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants after a wave of violence in the country, and reached an agreement with the U.S. in which the two countries agreed to create an ISIS-free zone along the Turkish border.