This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The Associated Press in the past week.
The selection was curated by AP photo editor Courtney Dittmar in New York.
A hot air balloon pilot checks her rigging inside the canopy before a mass ascent, with 43 balloon teams taking part, for a Fiesta Flypast over the city of Bristol as part of the socially distanced alternative to the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on Monday Aug. 3, 2020. (Ben BirchallPA via AP)
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A young couple with face masks kisses goodbye at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (AP PhotoMichael Probst)
Iceland horses raise dust as they run in their paddock at a stud farm as the sun rises early Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany. (AP PhotoMichael Probst)
Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen crashes to the ground as a bicycle flies overhead in a major collision on the final stretch of the opening stage of the Tour de Pologne race in Katowice, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP PhotoTomasz Markowski)
The hands of Dallas Mavericks' Maxi Kleber, outter, are seen as he goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Clippers' Ivica Zubac during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP PhotoAshley Landis, Pool)
A street artist makes bubbles in front of the town hall in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (AP PhotoMichael Probst)
The Frecce Tricolore (Three-color Arrows) Italian Air Force aerobatic squad flies over the new San Giorgio Bridge during its inauguration in Genoa, Italy, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Two years ago this month, a stretch of roadbed collapsed on Genoa's Morandi Bridge, sending cars and trucks plunging to the dry riverbed below, killing 43 people. (AP PhotoLuca Bruno)
A firefighter watches a brush fire at the Apple Fire in Cherry Valley, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (AP PhotoRingo H.W. Chiu)
The moon rises behind the columns of the ancient marble Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, about 70 Km (45 miles) south of Athens, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (AP PhotoThanassis Stavrakis)