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Photos Of The Week -- August 28-September 3

Floods in Pakistan and fires in Russia continue.

Two-year-old Sanjev Kumar sits in a water bucket provided by the UN refugee agency in a Pakistani Army flood-relief camp in Sukkur, Sindh Province, on August 30. Flood-stricken Pakistan urgently needs more international aid to combat potential instability and extremism, influential U.S. Senator John Kerry said, as hunger and disease threaten millions of victims. Photo by Athar Hussain for Reuters
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Two-year-old Sanjev Kumar sits in a water bucket provided by the UN refugee agency in a Pakistani Army flood-relief camp in Sukkur, Sindh Province, on August 30. Flood-stricken Pakistan urgently needs more international aid to combat potential instability and extremism, influential U.S. Senator John Kerry said, as hunger and disease threaten millions of victims.

Photo by Athar Hussain for Reuters

An Iraqi soldier crawls through colored smoke and barbed wire during a training course at an Iraqi military base south of Baghdad on August 30. With the official end to U.S. combat operations in Iraq on August 31, the Pentagon hopes the focus will shift to training Iraqi troops to maintain security.Photo by Saad Shalash for Reuters
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An Iraqi soldier crawls through colored smoke and barbed wire during a training course at an Iraqi military base south of Baghdad on August 30. With the official end to U.S. combat operations in Iraq on August 31, the Pentagon hopes the focus will shift to training Iraqi troops to maintain security.

Photo by Saad Shalash for Reuters

Serbian women hold pictures of their missing relatives during a commemoration in Belgrade on August 30. Some 14,650 people are unaccounted for after the wars in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo, which tore apart the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Photo by Alexa Stankovic for AFP
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Serbian women hold pictures of their missing relatives during a commemoration in Belgrade on August 30. Some 14,650 people are unaccounted for after the wars in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo, which tore apart the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Photo by Alexa Stankovic for AFP

An opposition party supporter shows a badge, displaying the number 31, through the bars of a police bus after being detained during an unauthorized protest rally to defend Article 31 of the Russian Constitution in Moscow on August 31. Photo by Sergei Karpukhin for Reuters
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An opposition party supporter shows a badge, displaying the number 31, through the bars of a police bus after being detained during an unauthorized protest rally to defend Article 31 of the Russian Constitution in Moscow on August 31.

Photo by Sergei Karpukhin for Reuters

First graders yawn as they take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Kyiv on September 1.Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters
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First graders yawn as they take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Kyiv on September 1.

Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters

A veteran participates in celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in the far eastern city of Vladivostok on September 2. The holiday, marking the victory over Japan in World War II, is a new national memorial day in Russia. Photo by Yury Maltsev for Reuters
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A veteran participates in celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in the far eastern city of Vladivostok on September 2. The holiday, marking the victory over Japan in World War II, is a new national memorial day in Russia.

Photo by Yury Maltsev for Reuters

Soldiers of Moldova's self-proclaimed separatist Transdniester region take part in a military parade to celebrate 20 years of self-styled independence in Tiraspol on September 2. Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters
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Soldiers of Moldova's self-proclaimed separatist Transdniester region take part in a military parade to celebrate 20 years of self-styled independence in Tiraspol on September 2.

Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters

A view of the Arghandab Valley in Kandahar Province is pictured from the air early on September 2. Photo by Patrick Baz for AFP
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A view of the Arghandab Valley in Kandahar Province is pictured from the air early on September 2.

Photo by Patrick Baz for AFP

The aftermath of a fire in the village of Lapshinskaya in the Volgograd region on September 3.Photo by RIA Novosti
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The aftermath of a fire in the village of Lapshinskaya in the Volgograd region on September 3.

Photo by RIA Novosti

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