The most compelling photos from the week’s news, August 20-26, 2016.
One-year-old female giant panda cub Nuan Nuan appears to wave her paw inside her enclosure during joint birthday celebrations for the panda and its ten-year-old mother Liang Liang at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur on August 23, 2016. Giant pandas Liang Liang, aged 10, and her Malaysian-born cub Nuan Nuan, 1, were born on August 23, 2006 and August 18, 2015 respectively.
By CBSNews.com Senior Photo Editor Radhika Chalasani
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte makes gives a “fist bump,” his May presidential elections campaign gesture, with soldiers during a visit at Capinpin military camp in Tanay, Rizal in the Philippines August 24, 2016.
Sister Mariana - Italy earthquake
Sister Mariana, from Albania, checks her mobile phone as she lies near a victim laid on a ladder following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.
The powerful quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Hundreds were killed.
Girls dressed up as Radha, consort of Hindu Lord Krishna, pray inside a classroom as they celebrate Janmashtami, a festival marking the birth anniversary of Krishna, at a school in Ahmedabad, India on August 24, 2016.
Airlander 10 hybrid airship
Workers look at damage to the Airlander 10 hybrid airship after a test flight at Cardington Airfield in Britain, August 24, 2016.
Extinguishing a bush fire
A resident tries to put out a bush fire with a tree branch in Pekanbaru, Riau, Sumatra island, Indonesia August 23, 2016.
Balie - Police escort David Taylor
Police escort Briton David Taylor, 33, arrested over the killing of a policeman, outside a police station in Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, August 24, 2016.
The ancient Sulamani temple is seen shrouded in dust as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan on August 24, 2016.
A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on August 24, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometres (52 miles), was also felt across neighboring Thailand, India and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets.
France - Cooling off
Children cool off as they play in fountains on a hot summer day in Nice, on the French Riviera, August 23, 2016.
Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba
Incumbent Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba sits for makeup ahead of the night’s televised electoral debate on August 24, 2016 at the Gabon National Television building in Libreville.
Protesting burkini ban
Protesters demonstrate against France’s ban of the burkini, outside the French Embassy in London, August 25, 2016.
Egypt - Wooden sarcophagus
Archaeologist Dr. Medhat Abdallah works with his microscope on a wooden sarcophagus in the Wood Laboratory of the conservation center of the Grand Egyptian Museum, under construction, on the outskirts of Cairo, August 21, 2016.
Washington, D.C. - Sea lion
Eighteen-month-old visitor Jose Tavarez of Dover, Delaware, watches a California sea lion at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park August 22, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
Lake Zurich - Swimming event
People swim during the annual public Lake Zurich cross swimming event over a distance of 1,500 meters (4,921 ft) in Zurich, August 24, 2016.
Patrick Hardison, a former firefighter from Mississippi, speaks about his recovery during a press conference at New York University Langone Medical Center, August 24, 2016 in New York City.
After his face was severely burned in 2001 while responding to a fire, doctors at the hospital transplanted another face onto Hardison’s head in 2015.
Texas - Trump supporters
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump dressed in costume prison uniforms as Bill and Hillary Clinton sing the U.S. national anthem before a campaign rally in Austin, Texas, August 23, 2016.
Congolese soldiers arrest a civilian
Congolese soldiers arrest a civilian protesting against the government’s failure to stop the killings and inter-ethnic tensions in the town of Butembo, in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 24, 2016.
Chris Landaiche looks out to his flooded backyard in Sorrento, Louisiana, August 21, 2016.
Ukraine's Independence Day military parade
Ukrainian OTR-21 Tochka-U mobile missile launch systems drive during Ukraine’s Independence Day military parade in central Kiev, August 24, 2016.
Rio - Marathon celebration
First placed Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya celebrates with supporters after winning the men’s Olympic marathon, Aug. 21, 2016.
Brazilian singer Mariene De Castro
Brazilian singer Mariene De Castro performs during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016. The artificial rain extinguished the Olympic torch.
Indonesia - Wildfire
A wildfire is seen from a Ministry of Environment and Forestry helicopter over Kubu Raya, near Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia August 25, 2016.
Humboldt penguin weigh-in
A zoo keeper weighs Humboldt penguins during the annual weight-in at London Zoo, August 24, 2016.
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights illuminate the night sky on August 23, 2016 in Erikslund village at Vaesternorrland County in Sweden.
Iraqi security forces remove a suicide vest from a boy in Kirkuk, Iraq, August 21, 2016.
Indian Hindus devotees are showered with water while taking a pledge before forming a ‘human pyramid’ during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami, which mark the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai on August 25, 2016.
A man walks amidst rubble following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto, central Italy, August 24, 2016.
An independent miner returns a tear gas capsule
An independent miner returns a tear gas capsule during clashes with riot police during a protest against Bolivia’s President Evo Morales’ government policies, in Panduro south of La Paz, Bolivia, August 25, 2016.
Dried out China
A view of dried and cracked river beach of the Yangtze River in Yunyang county in Chongqing, August 24, 2016. Chongqing weather station issued a red alert for high temperature for 12 consecutive days from August 14.
India - Flooding
An Indian cyclist rides along a flooded road on the outskirts of Allahabad on August 25, 2016.
At least nine people died in Uttar Pradesh state and another 15 in eastern Bihar over two days as floods hit rural areas as well as some cities, disaster management officials said. A total of 130,000 people were sheltering in relief camps across the two states.
American University of Afghanistan attack
An injured Afghan man lay on a stretcher in an ambulance near the site of an explosion that targeted the elite American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on August 24, 2016.
Explosions and gunfire rang out as militants stormed the elite American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on August 24, 2016, prompting desperate calls for help from students trapped inside classrooms.
Japan - Military exercise
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks move amongst an umbrella of barrage during an annual live fire exercise at the Higashi-Fuji firing range in Gotemba, at the foot of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture on August 25, 2016.
The annual drill involves some 2,400 personnel, 80 tanks and armored vehicles and some 20 aircraft and helicopters.
Kashmir - Women mourn
Relatives of Kashmiri teenager Irfan Ahmed, who was killed by a teargas shell, break down as local residents visit the family to offer their condolences in the Fatah Kadal area of Srinagar on August 22, 2016.
Teenager Irfan Ahmed was killed after he was hit in the chest by a teargas canister fired by Indian security forces to quell pro-freedom protests in the Kashmiri capital on August 21. Indian-administered Kashmir has been in the grip of almost daily anti-India protests and rolling curfews sparked by the killing on July 8, of a popular rebel leader, Burhan Wani, in a gunfight with government forces.
South Korea - Anti-terror drill
A rescue member (C) in full protective gear stands amongst South Korean soldiers wearing gas masks during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of South Korea-US joint military exercise, called Ulchi Freedom, at a subway station in Seoul on August 23, 2016. South Korea and the United States kicked off large-scale military exercises on August 22, triggering condemnation and threats of a pre-emptive nuclear strike from North Korea.
Obama visits flood victims
U.S. President Barack Obama greets a family as he tours houses in a flood-affected neighborhood in Zachary, Louisiana, August 23, 2016.
Turkish Syrian border
his picture taken from the Turkish Syrian border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, on August 24, 2016 shows Turkish army tanks and pro-Ankara Syrian opposition fighter trucks positioned two kilometers west from the Syrian Turkish border town of Jarabulus, moving position.
Turkey’s army backed by international coalition air strikes launched an operation involving fighter jets and elite ground troops to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town. The air and ground operation, the most ambitious launched by Turkey in the Syria conflict, is aimed at clearing jihadists from the town of Jarabulus, which lies directly opposite the Turkish town of Karkamis.
Sydney - Color Run
A runner participates in the annual Color Run in Centennial Park in Sydney on August 21, 2016. The Color Run is a 5km fun run started in the US in 2012 and is inspired by the traditional Hindu festival Holi, where people throw natural colored powders as the seasons change from winter to spring.