Week in pictures: 19-25 August 2023

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters

Spain's Oihane Hernandez and Claudia Zornoza celebrate after winning the World Cup

Carl Recine / Reuters

Humboldt Penguins are weighed

James Manning / PA Media

Voters check the names of candidates at a polling station

Zinyange Auntony / AFP

Police officers guard a Diarco supermarket after an attempted looting, in Bariloche, Argentina

Tomas Cuesta / AFP

People look at the wildfire raging in a forest in Sikorahi, near Alexandroupolis, northern Greece

Sakis Mitrolidis / AFP

Ronald Mendiola returns to his home through a flooded street after Tropical Storm Hilary passed through Cathedral City, California, USA

Bryan Woolston / Reuters

Students with painted faces surround a replica of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft in Chennai

R Satish Babu / AFP

Lightning over Mecca's clock tower in Saudi Arabia

Hammad Al-Huthali / AFP

Aerial view showing the construction works in the area where the Chinese company Cosco Shipping is building a port in Chancay, north of Lima

Ernesto Benavides / AFP

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