LensWeek in Photos: Aug. 23, 2013The Daily Beast08.23.13LensWeek in Photos: Aug. 23, 2013From a waxy monkey tree frog at a London weigh-in to flooding in the Philippines and an alleged chemical attack near Damascus, see the week’s most striking images.The Daily Beast08.23.13 3:00 PM ETAaron Favila/APManila, PhilippinesAug. 19, 2013 A truckload of stranded commuters crosses a flooded street. Lashed each year by typhoons and stuck with outdated drainage systems, the Philippine capital has been hit by ever-worsening floods. Population growth, inadequate infrastructure, corruption, deforestation, and even trash build-up combine to exacerbate the impact. Muzaffar Salman/ReutersAleppo, SyriaAug. 22, 2013 A 15-year-old Free Syrian Army fighter takes position in a house in Salah al-Din neighborhood. Bassam Khabieh/Reuters/Landov,STRINGERDamascus, SyriaAug. 21, 2013 Bodies of people activists say were killed by chemical weapons in the Ghouta region are seen in the capital’s Duma neighborhood. Syrian activists said at least 1,000 people, including women and children, were killed on Wednesday in a nerve gas attack by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces on rebel-held districts. Rafiq Maqbool/APMumbai, IndiaAug. 18, 2013 A Parsi woman prays near life-size carvings of ancient priests at a Fire Temple, on Navroze, the Parsi New Year. Parsis, also known as Zoroastrians, worship fire and are followers of the Bronze Age Persian prophet Zarathustra. Mukhtar Khan/APSrinagar, IndiaAug. 22, 2013 Police spray colored water on a Kashmiri government employee to disperse protesters. Police detained dozens of government employees during the protest demanding regularization of contractual jobs and a hike in salary. Christian Mangion/Demotix/CorbisBugibba, MaltaAug. 18, 2013 A competitor takes part in Il-Gostra, where competitors climb a greasy pole over the sea and attempt to grab the flag at its end, during the Malta Summer Carnival. AMR ABDALLAH DALSHGiza, EgyptAug. 18, 2013 A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shouts slogans against the military and Interior Ministry during a protest in front of Al Istkama mosque at Giza Square. Egypt’s army-backed rulers met on Sunday to discuss their bloody confrontation with the Muslim Brotherhood. In a televised speech to military and police officers, army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed to crack down on anyone using violence. Lee Jae-Won/ReutersYeoncheon, South KoreaAug. 21, 2013 Members of conservative civic groups release balloons toward North Korea near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. The balloons contain soap, socks, condoms, rubber gloves, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and leaflets denouncing the North Korean regime. Suzanne Plunkett/ReutersLondon, EnglandAug. 21, 2013 A waxy monkey tree frog is weighed in a measuring device during a photocall to publicize the annual measuring of all the animals at the London Zoo. Bullit Marquez/APCalumpit, PhilippinesAug. 22, 2013 Evacuees find temporary shelter at an evacuation center after fleeing their homes following flooding in Bulcan province, north of Manila. Torrential rains brought the Philippine capital to a standstill, submerging areas in waist-deep floodwaters and making streets impassable to vehicles. Matt Dunham/APMoscow, RussiaAug. 18, 2013 France’s Gaetan Saku Bafuanga Baya makes an attempt in the men’s triple jump final during the World Athletics Championships at Luzhniki stadium. Andrew Burton/GettyCamden, New JerseyAug. 20, 2013 Children play basketball in the Whitman Park neighborhood. Camden, which was once a large industrial town but saw its population dwindle as manufacturing left, has been marred with societal problems including high unemployment, crime, murder, and heavy drug trafficking for decades. The Camden County Police Department was officially created in May 2013, after the unionized Camden Police department was disbanded. Early signs suggest the overhaul has been effective. Ezz Zanoun/Demotix/CorbisGaza City, GazaAug. 20, 2013 A Palestinian couple rides in a car during their wedding at al-Shati refugee camp.