Photos Of 2016 Week 31

Scenes from Rio as the Olympics are set to begin, wildfires in Greece, horses at a McDonald’s Drive-thru in Spain, the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, fireflies in Mexico, a bear atop a New Mexico garbage truck, and much more. [35 photos total]

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds Kellen Campbell of Denver, right, and Evelyn Keane, of Castle Rock, Colorado, during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 29, 2016. (Evan Vucci / AP) #
Sightseers visit a crop circle in a cornfield, not far from the small community of Mammendorf near Munich, Germany, on August 3, 2016. The crop circle has a diameter of 180 meters. The owner of the grain field is a farmer from the nearby village Mammendorf, and says he does not know how the crop circle came to be in his field. (Christof Stache / AFP / Getty) #
A bear hitches a ride on top of a garbage truck in Los Alamos National Labs in Los Alamos, New Mexico, on July 18, 2016. Helicopter mechanic Evan Welsch, who snapped photos of the bear, said about 30 Forest Service and National Park workers had gathered around to see the spectacle when it was suggested that the driver back up near a tree to give the animal an escape route. The bear clambered up a tree and stayed up there about an hour or two before scurrying down and running off. (Evan Welsch / AP) #
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner checks out his life-size LEGO likeness at the mound before the game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, on July 30, 2016. Made from more than 36,000 bricks, the model took LEGO Master Builders 300 hours to design and build. (Peter Barreras / AP Images for LEGO Systems, Inc.) #
5-year-old cowboy David Obregon runs across the yard of his parents farm in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba. In the Cuban countryside, on July 29, 2016. Many children here learn to ride a horse before they learn to ride a bicycle. Those who grow up to be the best start farm- and ranch-related studies at local universities without passing the difficult national entrance exam. (Ramon Espinosa / AP) #
A member of the Indian company Margi Kathakali theatre performs during "Kijote Kathakali", a Kathakali recital based on the Spanish classic "Don Quixote", at the Niemeyer Center in Aviles, Spain, on July 29, 2016. (Eloy Alonso / Reuters) #
Syrian rebels inspect the wreckage of a Russian Mi-8 military transport helicopter after it was shot down along the administrative border between Idlib province, northwestern Syria and neighboring Aleppo, on August 1, 2016. Russia's defense ministry announced the downing of the helicopter, which it said was carrying three crew and two officers and said that all five people on board were assumed dead. The attack came as Syrian opposition fighters and their jihadist allies battled government forces outside Aleppo in a bid to ease the regime's siege of rebel-held parts of the northern city. (Mohamed Al-Bakour / AFP / Getty) #
Police officers attend a ceremony to mark the 1st anniversary of a reformed police service, part of Interior Ministry reforms which introduced road, metro and foot police patrols, in Kiev, Ukraine, on August 4, 2016. (Gleb Garanich / Reuters) #
Israeli Arab boys jump into the Mediterranean sea from the ancient wall surrounding the old city of Acre, Israel, on August 2, 2016. (Ariel Schalit / AP) #
President Barack Obama reacts to a questions asked by a member of the foreign press during a joint news conference with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on August 2, 2016. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP) #
A male baby elephant looks out of his enclosure in Halle, Germany, on August 5, 2016. The elephant was born on August 3, 2016, and weighs 105 kilograms. (Jens Meyer / AP) #
Brazilian surfer Rico de Souza carries the Olympic torch as he surfs at praia da Macumba (Macumba beach) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 4, 2016. (Pilar Olivares / Reuters) #
People walk on a sightseeing platform in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China, on August 1, 2016. (Reuters) #
A King Cobra is displayed to the public at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm on August 2, 2016 in Bristol, England. (Matt Cardy / Getty) #
A French soldier patrols near the Biarritz's beach, France, on July 30, 2016. The challenge of protecting churches, synagogues, tourist haunts, beaches, summer festival sites, airports and train stations is among the most daunting tasks security forces have faced in recent times in France, and Europe. (Bob Edme / AP) #
Fireflies seeking mates light up in synchronized bursts as photographers take long-exposure pictures, inside Piedra Canteada, a tourist camp cooperatively owned by 42 local families, inside an old-growth forest near the town of Nanacamilpa, Tlaxcala state, Mexico, on July 21, 2016. The families purchased the 1560-acre tract of land from a private owner in 1990 and began offering camping and forest visits, while continuing to exploit the logging quota authorized by the government. Only in 2011, did they realize the potential draw of the local firefly population, and begin advertising nighttime viewing tours. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP) #
A participant smiles after his handball match at the so called "Wattoluempiade" (Mud Olympics) in Brunsbuettel at the North Sea, Germany, on July 30, 2016. (Fabian Bimmer / Reuters) #
Segorra, a dressed-up cosplayer attends the annual AnimagiC anime convention on July 30, 2016, in Bonn, Germany. (Andreas Rentz / Getty) #
A cow holds a copy of a newspaper on the outskirts of Srinagar, on August 5, 2016. (Danish Ismail / Reuters) #
Fishing boats are parked in a port as Typhoon Nida approaches Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, on August 1, 2016. (China Daily / Reuters) #
This photo provided by, shows smoke from Bybee Creek Wildfire drifting over Crater Lake, Oregon, on July 30, 2016. The wildfire burning west of Crater Lake National Park has grown to more than 400 acres as of Tuesday, and the park remains open, but fire officials say West Rim Drive could be intermittently closed over the next couple of days. (Cheryl Chipman / via AP) #
A combo picture shows a mural painted by street artist Lushsux, bearing the image of U.S. Democratic Party nominee for President Hillary Clinton wearing a stars-and-stripes themed swimsuit stuffed with cash (left) pictured on July 31, 2016 and on August 1, 2016 covered up in Islamic dress, features on the wall of a business in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray in Australia. The local city council had deemed the original mural offensive and requested that the artist remove it. He responded by painting over it, covering Hillary Clinton in a niqab. (Reuters Staff) #
People cool off on a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, on July 30, 2016. (Reuters) #
A Colombian anti-narcotics policeman stands guard after burning a cocaine lab, which police said belongs to criminal gangs, in a rural area of Calamar in Guaviare state, Colombia, on August 2, 2016. (John Vizcaino / Reuters) #
Aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker flies his Team Oracle Extra 300L airplane over Seattle on August 3, 2016. Tucker was preparing for the upcoming annual Seafair Air Show which will take place August 5-7 over Lake Washington in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / AP) #
Members of a dance troupe prepare to perform the national dance known as the Cueca at the Plaza de Armas, as part of a daily cultural heritage program organized by the mayor's office, in downtown of Santiago, Chile, on July 30, 2016. (Esteban Felix / AP) #
A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces walks as smoke rises after an attack at Bai Hassan oil station, northwest of Kirkuk, Iraq, on July 31, 2016. (Ako Rasheed / Reuters) #
Members of the Wasteland Warriors from the movie "Mad Max" pose during the Wacken Open Air festival on August 4, 2016 in Wacken, Germany. Wacken is a village in northern Germany with a population of 1,800 that has hosted the annual festival, which attracts heavy metal fans from around the world, since 1990. (Alexander Koerner / Getty) #
British wing-walker Danielle Hughes from 46 aviation group performs acrobatics on a Stearman biplane over a beach during an airshow in Torre del Mar, Spain, on July 31, 2016. (Jon Nazca / Reuters) #
People on horseback use the drive thru at a McDonald's restaurant in Los Barrios, Spain, on July 31, 2016. (Jorge Guerrero / AFP / Getty) #
A beluga whale sprays water at visitors during a summer attraction at a sea park in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, on August 5, 2016. (Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP / Getty) #
A man takes a fishing boat on a lake in Shi'en, Hubei Province, China, on August 4, 2016. (Reuters) #
A resident drives his car next to the beach as a fire burns a forest near the coastal village of Limni on the island of Evia, about 160 km (100 mi) north of Athens, on August 1, 2016. Nearly 200 firemen, assisted by water-dropping aircraft, fire engines and volunteers, are fighting a large forest fire that has raged through the Greek island of Evia for the past three days. (Thanassis Stavrakis / AP) #
Swimmer Maria Ugolkova of Switzerland trains on August 5, 2016, in Rio's Olympic Aquatics Stadium. (Dominic Ebenbichler / Reuters) #
Christ the Redeemer above Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on on July 31, 2016. Rio 2016, the first Olympic Games in South America, starts today. The event will continue until August 21. (Buda Mendes / Getty) #

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