Week in Pictures: August 27- September 2
With a little more than two months left in the U.S. presidential race, Donald Trump this week took a major hit with Latino voters, as the Republican nominee waffled on his immigration stance and his Hispanic adviser resigned. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton picked up the support of James Glassman — a prominent Republican and high-ranking state department official under George W. Bush.
Brazil saw its own presidential saga come to a head earlier this week when the final vote was cast to impeach Dilma Rousseff. Supporters of the former president took to the streets, but clashed with police through the night. Demonstrations turned violent in Gabon as well, following the re-election of Ali Bongo, whose family has ruled now for nearly five decades.
Thousands of refugees were rescued 13 miles off the coast of Libya on Monday when members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO came to the aid of 20 boats on the Mediterranean.
In Mogadishu, a suicide bomber on Tuesday killed at least five people after detonating bombs outside the Somalian presidential palace.
When it comes to weather, both Indonesia and Spain continued to battle blazes this week. Thousands of firefighters were dispatched to the Indonesian province of Riau in an effort to tame an uncontrolled forest fire.
As Louisiana continued to recover from severe flooding, Hurricane Hermine made landfall over northern Florida, submerging parts of the panhandle overnight. President Obama, who last week traveled to Louisiana to survey flood damaged, is on his way to the 11th G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. The summit of world leaders will take place over the Labor Day weekend.