Week in Photos: Aug. 2, 2013

From Pope Francis’s Rio trip to a seriously overcrowded Chinese pool, see the week’s most striking images.

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Nicolas Tanner/AP

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

July 28, 2013
Nuns wade in the water at the Copacabana beach, after Pope Francis wrapped up a historic trip to his home continent with a Mass that attracted nearly 3 million people.

Ahn Young-joon/AP

Seoul, South Korea

July 31, 2013
A diver performs with sardines at the COEX Aquarium.

A.M. Ahad/AP

Dhaka, Bangladesh

July 30, 2013
Two young boys cool off at the Mohammadpur Geneva refugee camp, one of the largest in Dhaka City.

Long Hongtao/Xinhua Press/Corbis

Qidong County, China

July 31, 2013
A man kneels down to examine the cracks of a dried-up pond in Qidong County. Serious droughts have affected many parts of China’s Hunan province. Nearly 1.3 million people lack adequate supplies of drinking water.

Sergei Bachlakov/Xinhua Press/Corbis

North Vancouver, Canada

July 31, 2013
A grizzly bear named Coola looks on at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. Coola was rescued in British Columbia in 2001.

Itsuo Inouye/AP

Tokyo, Japan

July 27, 2013
A woman poses in front of an advertisement at a cosmetics company.

Susan Walsh/AP

Prince George’s County, Maryland

July 30, 2013
President Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base.

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July 28, 2013
Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Quicken Loans/The Smurfs Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Andres Kudacki/AP


August 1, 2013
A man smokes a cigarette out of his window.

Mike Groll/AP

Troy, New York

July 29, 2013
A worker is applies an aluminum coating to a roof against the backdrop of a mural on a neighboring building.

Harry How/Getty

Los Angeles

July 27, 2013
Shin-Soo Choo, No. 17 of the Cincinnati Reds, plays center field during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Dong Hui/Corbis

Yangzhou, China

July 31, 2013
A staff member at the Yangzhou Zoo feeds a gorilla a popsicle to help to relieve the summer heat.

Rogan Thomson/ActionPlus/Corbis


July 28, 2013
Jeinkler Aguirre of Cuba, in action during the Mens 10m Diving Final on Day 9 of the 2013 FINA World Championships, at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc.

China Daily/Reuters/Corbis

Sichuan province, China

July 28, 2013
Visitors float in a crowded artificial wave pool to escape the summer heat at a tourist resort.

Vincent Yu/AP

Hong Kong

August 1, 2013
A view of Hong Kong’s business district. The Hong Kong Observatory issued a strong wind alert as Tropical Storm Jebi edged closer to Hong Kong.

Matthias Schrader/AP


July 30, 2013
A surfer catches a wave in the River Eisbach in the English Garden as others gather to watch.

Carsten Rehder/Corbis

Wacken, Germany

July 31, 2013
A wooden hand giving the “sign of the horns” stands on the grounds of the Wacken Open Air festival. Roughly 75,000 heavy-metal fans are expected to attend the festival.