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Two young Syrian boys watch the sunset overlooking the Pigeon Rocks in Beirut's Raouche district on Aug. 20, 2016. (Photo by Oliver Weiken/EPA)

This Week in Pictures: Aug. 20-26

08/26/16 01:42PM

From the celebrations marking the end of this year's summer Olympics to devastating earthquakes, this is your week in pictures. read more

A fireman stands next to ruins in the central destroyed street of Amatrice in central Italy on Aug. 25, 2016 after a strong eartquake that claimed at least 247 lives. (Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty)

Scores Killed After Powerful Quake Hits Italy

08/24/16 02:09PM

Rescuers in central Italy raced to pull residents buried beneath rubble after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked a string of small towns early Wednesday, crumbling homes and killing almost 250 people and wounding at least 264 others. read more

Hell and High Water: How climate change creates new refugees (Photo by Michael Christopher Brown/Magnum Photos for MSNBC)

How climate change creates new refugees

08/23/16 05:15PM

For years, the Marshall Islands were used as a nuclear test site. Now, its residents face another man-made existential threat — rising tides. read more

Dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty)

Photos: The 2016 Rio Olympics Comes to a Close

08/22/16 10:00AM

Helen Louise Maroulis made history on Thursday night when she became the first U.S. woman athlete to win an Olympic gold medal for wrestling. Maroulis, a 24-year old Maryland native, took out Japan's 13-time world champion Saori Yoshida in the 53kg elimination round. read more

Katy Bueche waits for a boat ride to check in on her flooded home on Aug. 18, 2016 in Sorrento, La. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

This Week in Pictures: Aug. 13-19

08/19/16 12:46PM

The Summer Olympics in Rio continued to take a starring role on the international stage this week. All that and more in these incredible images. read more

A bather dives into the sea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug. 6, 2016. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)

This Week in Pictures: Aug. 6-12

08/12/16 01:25PM

The Summer Olympics in Rio took a starring role on the international stage this week. All that and more in these incredible images. read more

Olympic Team Refugee running from exile

08/07/16 10:00PM

After more than a decade living in a Kenyan refugee camp, five South Sudanese runners hope to make their mark on the Olympic Game. read more

People look at a man as he jumps from the 22 meter-high bridge, Ura, during the High Diving competition near the town of Gjakova, Kosovo, July 31, 2016. (Photo by Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty)

This Week in Pictures: July 30-Aug 5

08/05/16 03:13PM

This week saw the start of a new U.S. bombing campaign over Islamic State targets in Surt, Libya, and the escalation of political controversy—sparked when Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized the parents of an Army captain who was killed in Iraq. read more