Photography

Here are 13 of the week’s best photos

A cleansing ceremony marking the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in Virginia, conducting the census in Kenya, fires continue burning in the Amazon rainforest, the first Costco opens in China and the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Here’s a look at 13 of the best photos from the week, selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.

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Aug. 24, 2019 | Hampton, Va.

A cleansing ceremony during commemoration events marking the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in Virginia in 1619.

Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post

Aug. 29, 2019 | Malaga, Spain

Migrants line up upon their arrival at the harbor after an inflatable boat carrying 132 migrants was rescued off the Spanish coast.

Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 28, 2019 | Narok County, Kenya

Enumerator Janet Ngusilo, center, records details of an Ogiek family participating in the census inside a home in Mau Forest.

Luis Tato/FTWP

August 23, 2019 | London

A swimmer passes a swan while training on the Serpentine lake during the early morning.

TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Aug. 26, 2019 | Porto Velho, Brazil

Farmer Helio Lombardo Do Santos and a dog walk through a burned area of the Amazon rainforest.

CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 24, 2019 | Altamira, Para State, Brazil

This photo released by Greenpeace shows smoke billowing from forest fires in the Amazon biome.

VICTOR MORIYAMA/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 24, 2019 | Bucharest, Romania

Technicians are backdropped by pyrotechnics going off during an international air show.

Vadim Ghirda/AP

Aug. 26, 2019 | Beit Jala, West Bank

A Palestinian woman argues with an Israeli border policewoman over the demolition of a building housing an apartment and restaurant built without a construction permit.

MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA/REUTERS

Aug. 27, 2019 | Shanghai, China

People try to get a roast chicken at the first Costco outlet in China on the store’s Opening Day.

HECTOR RETAMAL/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Aug. 24, 2019 | San Andres, Cuba

Children relax in the back of a tractor trailer converted into a swimming pool.

Ramon Espinosa/AP

Aug. 21, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Tim Freeman, counselor with Breathing Space Kids Yoga Camp, plays with participants from behind a water feature at Yards Park.

Matt McClain/The Washington Post

Aug. 27, 2019 | Bindslev, Denmark

Peter Wenzel trains young condor Molina at the Eagle Reserve.

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Aug. 22, 2019 | Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

In this photo provided by Red Bull, Jacqueline Valente dives from a platform during a training session of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

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