Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos offer peeks into what happened around the globe this week.
1. A Palestinian boy writes on a shrapnel riddled blackboard at the heavily damaged Sobhi Abu Karsh school in Gaza City on August 5, 2014.
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2. On August 6, 2014, Ding Fei sits on the debris of his four-story hotel after a deadly earthquake hit Zhaotong, in China's Yunnan province.
3. Indian villagers make their way through floodwaters in Kakharubasta village on August 7, 2014 as flooding in the eastern Orissa state affected thousands.
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4. A couple attends a kissing competition during Chinese Valentine's Day on August 3, 2014 in Kunming, Yunnan province of China.
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5. A woman crosses over a trench made from a massive gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on August 1, 2014.
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6. Officials inspect the driver's section of one of the two double-decker buses which collided together in Times Square, New York City on August 5, 2014.
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7. A zoo worker looks at a newborn River Terrapin on display at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok on August 8, 2014. The River Terrapin is one of the most critically endangered turtle species.
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8. A nurse wears protective clothing as he demonstrates the facilities in place at the Royal Free Hospital in north London on August 6, 2014, in preparation for a patient testing positive for the Ebola virus.
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9. Iraqi Christians who fled violence in the village of Qaraqush rest upon their arrival at the Saint-Joseph church in the Kurdish city of Arbil, in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on August 7, 2014.
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10. On August 4, 2014, villagers hike to evacuate from the their homes after a landslide in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal.
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