Members of the al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Hamas organization, take part in a parade marking the second anniversary of the killing of Mohammed Abu Shammala and Raed al-Attar, in southern Gaza on August 21, 2016. The military commanders were killed during the 50-day war between the armed group and Israel in summer 2014.
Perhaps no combination of sporting events more epitomizes the Olympic games than those competed in on the track and field. From running to jumping to throwing, these athletic sports have part of the modern games since 1896.
Brazil avenged for their 7-1 semifinal defeat at the 2014 World Cup against Germany as the beat the Germans 5-4 on penalties to claim gold and send the country into ecstasy. For the first time in Olympic history, the German women's soccer team came out on top, beating Sweden 2-1 and claiming gold.
A massive wildfire has grown into a major problem, triggering a state of emergency and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 people near Cajon Pass, Calif. on August 17, 2016. The Blue Cut Fire began early Tuesday in the San Bernardino National Forest and quickly grew to more than 25,000 acres in about 24 hours.
We're in the home stretch, just three days away from closing out the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The story of the second week has been Usain Bolt, whose superhuman speed has carried him aloft to yet more gold medals!
Palestinians dressed in traditional clothing take part in a celebration of their culture at the Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza on August 17, 2016. The event was sponsored by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees.
Her partner Misty May-Treanor may have retired, but that hasn't stopped Kerri Walsh Jennings, gold medal winner at the 2012 London Olympics, from picking up a new teammate in April Ross and challenging for top honors on the sands of Copacabana beach.
The Palestinian Authority has begun an international campaign to prevent the Israel Civil Administration from demolishing the Khan al Ahmar school for Bedouin children in the West Bank. Nearby Israeli settlers have filed new petitions to the High Court to demolish the school and Bedouin encampments where some 100 families live in the desert.
It's not just Team USA's 'Final Five' that's competing for gymnastics gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio; athletes, both men and women from around the world, are leaping, bounding and round-housing their way through the competition.
Vice President Joe Biden joined Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail at Riverfront Sports in Scranton, Pa., on August 15, 2016, as the former Secretary of State stopped off in the Keystone state to solicit votes.
Michael Phelps took home his 20th and 21st career gold medals, winning the 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle relay, while compatriot Katie Ledecky picked up her third medal of the Games, as the swimming competition powered forward at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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