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Shrapnel-Torn Schools, Ebola Medics, And Chinese Valentine's Day: Week In Photos, Aug. 3 - Aug. 10

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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.
gaza destruction
(MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
zhaotong
(AFP/Getty Images)

3. Indian villagers make their way through floodwaters in Kakharubasta village on August 7, 2014 as flooding in the eastern Orissa state affected thousands.
bhubaneswar
(ASIT KUMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

4. A couple attends a kissing competition during Chinese Valentine's Day on August 3, 2014 in Kunming, Yunnan province of China.
chinese valentine day
(ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

5. A woman crosses over a trench made from a massive gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on August 1, 2014.
kaohsiung
(AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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.
new york city bus
(Monika Graff/Getty Images)

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.
zoo
(PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
ebola
(LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
christians iraq
(SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

10. On August 4, 2014, villagers hike to evacuate from the their homes after a landslide in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal.
nepal landslide
(Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

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