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Photos of the Week: Trump, wildfires and a panda birthday party

A group of volunteers form a line to pass emergency supplies from a boat up the beach
A group of volunteers who sailed from Maalaea Bay in Maui, Hawaii, form an assembly line Aug. 12 on Kaanapali Beach to unload donations from a boat. Maui residents have come together to donate water, food and other essential supplies to people on the western side of the island after a deadly fire destroyed hundreds of homes and left scores of people homeless. Associated Press/Rick Bowmer
A Mercy Worldwide volunteer makes damage assessment of charred apartment complex in the aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina
A Mercy Worldwide volunteer makes a damage assessment of a charred apartment complex Aug. 12 in the aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina in western Maui, Hawaii. Hawaii Attorney General Anne Lopez said on Aug. 11 she was opening a probe into the handling of devastating wildfires that killed at least 111 people in the state this week, as criticism grew of the official response. The announcement and increased death toll came as residents of Lahaina were allowed back into the town for the first time. Yuki Iwamura/AFP via Getty Images
A closeup of Ukrainian soldiers loading flyers urging the Russian soldiers to surrender into a Grad multiple launch rocket system
Ukrainian soldiers load flyers urging the Russian soldiers to surrender into a Grad multiple launch rocket system to fire toward the Russian positions Aug. 13 near Bakhmut, Ukraine. Associated Press/Libkos
Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Azizi Hearn loses his helmet as he tackles San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason
Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Azizi Hearn loses his helmet as he tackles San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason, left, during the second half of an NFL preseason game on Aug. 13 in Las Vegas. Associated Press/John Locher
Le le, the first giant panda born in Singapore, eats food received on the day of its 2nd birthday. Next to the panda is a large package wrapped in colorful paper
Le Le, the first giant panda born in Singapore, eats food on its second birthday Aug. 14 inside the River Wonders’s giant panda forest exhibit in Singapore. Roslan Rahaman/AFP via Getty Images
A firefighter walks through the smoke of a mountain fire in Soacha near Bogota, Colombia
A firefighter walks through the smoke of a mountain fire Aug. 14 in Soacha near Bogota, Colombia. According to Soacha firefighters, at least 60 hectares of mountain farmland have been destroyed so far. Associated Press/Fernando Vergara
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis leaves after speaking at a news conference at the Fulton County Government building
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis leaves after speaking at an Aug. 14 news conference at the Fulton County Government building in Atlanta. A grand jury handed up an indictment naming former President Trump and his Republican allies over an alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election results in the state. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A squirrel sits on a red carpet laid for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
A squirrel sits on a red carpet laid for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inspect a joint military guard of honor at the 17th-century Mughal-era Red Fort monument Aug. 15 on the country’s independence day in New Delhi, India. Modi promised to take India’s economy into the top three in the world in the next five years as he marked 76 years of independence from British rule. Associated Press/Manish Swarup
Doves are released in prayer of peace by worshippers at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan
Doves are released in a prayer of peace by worshippers Aug. 15 at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Japan held the annual memorial service for those who died in World War II as it marked the 78th anniversary of its defeat in the war. Associated Press/Eugene Hoshiko
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) works the grill at the Iowa Pork Producers tent
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) works the grill at the Iowa Pork Producers tent Aug. 15 at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Associated Press/Charlie Neibergall
Eva Navarro, Aitana Bonmati and Esther Gonzalez of Spain celebrate the team’s 2-1 victory while a dejected opponent walks away
Spanish soccer players Eva Navarro, Aitana Bonmatí and Esther González celebrate the team’s 2-1 victory against Sweden on Aug. 15 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinals at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
Wearing a bulletproof vest, Christian Zurita, second from left, who replaces slain presidential candidate Fernando Villavencencio, gives a press conference. An armed guard stands close to the camera on the right
Wearing a bulletproof vest, Christian Zurita, second from left, who replaces slain presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, speaks at an Aug. 16 press conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Villavicencio was shot and killed as he was leaving a campaign rally at a school in the Ecuadorian capital, less than two weeks before the Aug. 20 presidential snap election. Associated Press/Martin Mejia
A girl splashes through a jet of water in a public fountain
A girl cools off in a public fountain Aug. 16 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The heat wave continued in Lithuania this week as temperatures rose to as high as 89 degrees. Associated Press/Mindaugas Kulbis
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) raise their held hands during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) arrive on stage during an Aug. 16 ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Greg Nash
A guest takes a photo of President Biden as gives remarks during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act
A guest takes a photo of President Biden as he gives remarks during an Aug. 16 ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Greg Nash
Mary Earps of England dives in vain as a soccer ball flies past her to score a goal
England goalkeeper Mary Earps dives in vain as Australian forward Sam Kerr scores her team’s first goal during a FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal match Aug. 16 at Stadium Australia in Sydney. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
A participant clings to a greased pole and winces as another participant standing on his shoulders tries to climb higher. In the background are numerous other teams trying to climb greased poles with flags atop them.
Participants struggle to reach the prizes during an Aug. 17 greased-pole climbing competition as a part of Indonesia’s independence day celebrations at Ancol Beach in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia was celebrating its 78th year of independence from the Dutch colonial rule. Associated Press/Dita Alangkara

Photos curated by: Greg Nash and Valerie Morris

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