13 Pictures From Around the World You May Have Missed This Week
Rwandan elections, unrest in Latin America, and speedo-clad Bosnian high-divers.
Several major switch-ups took place in the White House this week, as General John Kelly was named chief of staff, taking over for Reince Priebus. Kelly's first move? Removing newly-announced communications director Anthony Scaramucci, nicknamed "The Mooch," from his position.
Rwanda could also see a political change-up, with elections pitting aspiring candidates Frank Habineza and Philippe Mpayimana against incumbent Paul Kagame.
Elsewhere around the world, 20,000 people took to the streets in Israel for that country's annual Pride parade, Brazil called in the military amidst rising violence, and wildfires ravaged the countryside south of Athens.
1)Venezuela: (Above) Anti-government demonstrators hold candles during a vigil in honor of those who have been killed during clashes between security forces and demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 31, 2017. Many analysts believe Sunday's vote for a newly elected assembly that will rewrite Venezuela’s constitution will catalyze yet more disturbances in a country that has seen four months of street protests in which at least 125 people have died.
2)Nepal: A Nepali Buddhist devotee offers prayers in front of the Boudhanath Stupa on the outskirts of Kathmandu on August 1, 2017. Boudhanath Stupa was among hundreds of historic monuments damaged during the 7.8-magnitude quake at hit Nepal in April 2015, killing nearly 9,000 people. The stupa has been reopened following renovation after earthquake damage.
3) Bosnia High Diving: In this photograph taken on Sunday, July 30, 2017, a man dives from the Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia, during an annual diving competition that has been drawing crowds for more than 4.5 centuries. Over 10,000 spectators cheered and let off smoke bombs as they watched 41 daring men take the plunge from the Old Bridge during Mostar’s 451st annual diving competition.
4) Rwanda Elections: Supporters of the governing Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) dance during a campaign rally in Kigali, on July 30, 2017. The presidential elections will be held in Rwanda on Aug. 4, 2017, pitting opposition presidential aspirants Frank Habineza of the the Democratic Green Party (DGP) and independent Philippe Mpayimana against incumbent President Paul Kagame who has been in charge of the country since 2000 after taking over from the then President Pasteur Bizimungu, who resigned paving the way for vice-president Kagame to take charge of the country.
5) President Trump's Cabinent Changes: President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with newly sworn-in White House Chief of Staff John Kelly at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2017. US President Trump on July 28, 2017 announced via Twitter that he had picked Kelly to replace outgoing chief of staff Reince Priebus, rumored for weeks to be on the verge of being sacked. The chief of staff traditionally manages the president's schedule and is the highest ranking White House employee, deciding who has access to the president.
6) India: Indian residents affected by flooding naviagate flodwaters to collect relief materials in Udaynarayanpur, some 83kms west of Kolkata, on August 1, 2017. Lightning killed 21 people in eastern India as large swathes of the country reel under the worst floods in years that have left hundreds dead and millions displaced, officials said July 31.
7) Kenya: Fishers unload a fishing boat with the night's catch on Lake Victoria, Kisumu, Kenya, on August 2, 2017.
8) Greece Wildfire: Firefighters try to extinguish a fire in the Kalyvia area some 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Athens, Monday, July 31, 2017. Dozens of firefighters, assisted by five water-dropping helicopters, are battling a large brush fire south of Athens, but Greek authorities say no inhabited areas are in immediate danger.
9) Mount Sinabung Volcano: Hot lava flows down the Mount Sinabung volcano in the night in Karo, North Sumatra on July 30, 2017. Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years. After another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013, and has remained highly active since.
10) Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations (NGO) 'SOS Mediterranee' and 'Medecins Sans Frontieres' (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Italy on August 2, 2017 began enforcing a controversial code of conduct for charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean as new figures revealed a sharp drop in the numbers of people arriving from Libya.
11) Jerusalem Pride Parade: Israelis take part in the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem on August 3, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. Israeli police are taking steps to prevent a repeat of the 2015 murder of a teenage girl at the parade.
12) Brazil Violence: Military soldiers patrol on an armored vehicle in the Bohemian Lapa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Thousands of military soldiers had been activated in Rio de Janeiro amid a spike in violence.
13) Gaza: A Palestinian woman sifts wheat in her house at Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on August 01, 2017.