LensWeek in Photos: August 16, 2014The Daily Beast08.17.14LensWeek in Photos: August 16, 2014From protests in Ferguson over the killing of Michael Brown to fleeing Yazidis and flooding in Long Island, see the most striking photos of the week.The Daily Beast08.17.14 9:45 AM ETReutersHangzhou, ChinaAugust 13, 2014 Visitors run away as waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Zhejiang province. Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP/GettyBrussels, BelgiumAugust 12, 2014 A person walks on a rope as a tightrope connects the spheres of the atomium. Sergio Camacho/GettyTarifa, SpainAugust 12, 2014 An African migrant gestures inside a Red Cross vehicle after being rescued by a Spanish coast guard vessel in the port of Tarifa. Spain’s coast guard said it picked up 710 sub-Saharan Africans who were crossing the Strait of Gibraltar in 12 small boats, part of a surge of migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe’s southern shores. ReutersNanjing, ChinaAugust 9, 2014 Students of Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School are suspended in midair as they practice in a rehearsal for a stunt performance, part of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. A total of 520 students took part in the performance. Phil Noble/ReutersZurich, SwitzerlandAugust 13, 2014 Mihai Donisan of Romania competes in the men’s high jump during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium. Mohammed Abed/AFP/GettyJabalia Refugee Camp, Gaza StripAugust 10, 2014 An injured Palestinian man from the Al-Elaa family sits inside his house after it was hit by an Israeli military strike. A senior Hamas official said there was a “weak” possibility that Gaza truce talks would succeed and that Palestinian negotiators could leave Cairo after a meeting with Egyptian mediators. Lucy Nicholson / ReutersLos Angeles, CaliforniaAugust 12, 2014 Flowers are seen on the late Robin Williams’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Comedians, politicians, and several generations of fans collectively mourned on Tuesday the death of the actor famous for his frenetic and freewheeling comedy whose apparent suicide at age 63 prompted an outpouring of tributes. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/GettyKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaAugust 10, 2014 An ethnic Chinese priest stands in front of statue made of paper of Chinese deity Da Shi Ye, or Guardian God of Ghosts, set on fire by devotees during the Hungry Ghost festival. The festival, celebrated in the seventh lunar month of the Chinese new year calendar among communities in southern China, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, marks the belief that the Gates of Hell are opened to let out the hungry ghosts who then wander in the land of the living while foraging for food. During the festival, food offerings are made, while paper money and joss sticks are burned outside homes to keep the spirits of dead ancestors happy and to bring good luck. ReutersElierbeh, SyriaAugust 10, 2014 Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar walk toward the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain near the Syrian border town. Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq’s human rights minister told Reuters. The Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, has prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Erbil. Andrew Theodorakis/GettyBayshore, New YorkAugust 13, 2014 A car is abandoned on a flooded street at Sunrise Highway following heavy rains and flash flooding. The south shore of Long Island, along with the tri-state region, saw record-setting rain that caused roads to flood, entrapping some motorists. ÃÂ© China Daily China Daily InforQingdao, ChinaAugust 11, 2014 Health inspection and quarantine researchers work in their laboratory at an airport. China’s quarantine authority has ordered stepped-up inspections at customs to prevent the deadly Ebola virus, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa, from entering the country, Xinhua News Agency reported. Scott Olson/GettyFerguson, MissouriAugust 13, 2014 Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, was experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing. Luke MacGregor/ReutersLondon, EnglandAugust 9, 2014 Jewish men join a protest to support the people of Gaza. Israel launched more than 30 aerial attacks in Gaza that day, killing five Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to negotiate an agreement for an extended ceasefire. Ueslei Marcelino/ReutersBrasilia, BrazilAugust 14, 2014 Sunset is seen behind the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial. Danish Siddiqui / ReutersMumbai, IndiaAugust 13, 2014 A woman sleeps with her baby on sidewalk at a market.