From Zimbabwe's first elections in nearly 40 years to the stunning "blood moon," here are the most eye-catching and emotional pictures from this past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on August 3, 2018, at 5:10 p.m. ET
Supporters cheer upon the arrival of President Donald Trump for a political rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 2.
David Reinert holds up a large "Q" sign while waiting in line to see Trump at his rally on Aug. 2, in Wilkes-Barre. "Q" represents QAnon, a conspiracy theory group that has been seen at recent rallies.
Ivanka Trump, White House adviser and the president's daughter, speaks to moderator Mike Allen, Axios's executive editor, during an Axios360 News Shapers event on Aug. 2, at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
Cody Wilson, the owner of Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the "Liberator" in his factory in Austin on Aug. 1.
Firefighters try to control a back burn as the Carr fire continues to spread toward the towns of Douglas City and Lewiston near Redding, California, on July 31.
Members of the Coleman family comfort each other by a casket during the showing for Horace Coleman, Belinda Coleman, Ervin Coleman, Angela Coleman, and Maxwell Coleman, on July 28 in Indianapolis. Nine members of the Coleman family were killed in a duck boat accident at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri.
Observers check the tally of votes at a polling station for the Zimbabwe general election in Zimbabwe's capital of Harare on July 30.
A supporter of the Zimbabwean opposition MDC Alliance sits with blood on his face after allegedly being beaten by soldiers in Harare on Aug. 1, following protests over alleged fraud in the country's election.
A student takes part in a demonstration by students from different Nicaraguan universities to demand that President Daniel Ortega and his vice president and wife, Rosario Murillo, resign, in Managua on Aug. 2. The death toll in violent protests against Ortega in Nicaragua stands at 317, a US-based regional rights group said Thursday.
Instructor Kim Ju Yang holds a North Korean–made assault rifle as she poses for a portrait at the Meari shooting range in Pyongyang, North Korea, on July 29.
Firefighters douse a fire as smoke billows above the site where an Aeromexico-operated passenger jet crashed in Durango, Mexico, on July 31.
Residents hold on to a child as they walk through floodwaters in the Bago region of Myanmar on July 29.
A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador holds a toy she brought from her home country as her family is released from detention with other undocumented immigrants at a bus depot in McAllen, Texas, on July 27.
In this photograph taken on July 31, visitors walk along the 150-meter-long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang, Vietnam.
Marcin, a young man with paraplegia, walks through the Main Square during a demonstration of an exoskeleton design in Krakow, Poland, on Aug. 1.
A diver jumps from the Old Mostar Bridge during the 452nd traditional annual high diving competition in Mostar, Bosnia, on July 29.
A man swims frantically toward a rescue ship off the coast of Libya in the early hours of Thursday night, Aug. 2. Rescuers from the Spanish nonprofit Proactiva Open Arms saved 87 migrants off the coast of Libya in a dramatic nighttime operation.
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Richard Durbin called on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to step down during a hearing with Sen. Patrick Leahy (left) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 31. The committee questioned officials from Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Justice about the separation of children from their parents at the US–Mexico border and the government's efforts to reunify those families.
Therese Okoumou (center) protests the Trump administration's immigration policies outside the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Summit on July 31 in New York City.
Ayah (left), 37, and Aisha, 18, both members of the group Kvinder I Dialog, sit in a shopping center near Copenhagen to protest the country's ban on wearing face veils in public on July 19.
A member of the US Air Force salutes during a repatriation ceremony for remains transferred by North Korea at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Aug. 1.
Members of the Hawks of Romania aerobatic team fly as pyrotechnic effects are deployed to simulate a bombing raid during the Bucharest International Air Show in Bucharest, Romania, on July 28.
People attend a candlelit vigil in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on July 30, to commemorate victims of the country's worst-ever wildfires.
The full moon during a 'blood moon' eclipse as seen from the town of Kazanlak, Bulgaria, on July 27.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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