Photography

Here are 12 of the week’s best photos

Protesters clash with police at Hong Kong International Airport, Simone Biles competes at the U.S. Gymnastics championships, aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton shootings and scenes from the Iowa State Fair. Here’s a look at 12 of the best photos from the week, selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.

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Aug. 10, 2019 | Gaithersburg, Md.

Terrie Leafstedt's dog, Kilkee, participates in a leaping event at the Montgomery Country Agricultural Fair.

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Aug. 13, 2019 | Hong Kong

A police officer falls on a cart while scuffling with protesters at the airport.

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Aug. 11, 2019 | Kansas City, Mo.

Simone Biles competes in the floor exercise during the U.S. Gymnastics championships. Biles aced a skill no other woman has successfully landed in competition — a triple-twisting, double somersault.

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Aug. 8, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Nancy Miranda holds signs during a moment when names of those killed in El Paso and Dayton were read at a rally.

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Aug. 10, 2019 | Springfield, Ohio.

Dion Green is comforted during the funeral of his father, Derrick Fudge, who was killed in the Dayton shooting, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church.

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Aug. 11, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Children and others leave on a bus for the Six Flags amusement park from Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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Aug. 14, 2019 | Mosta, Malta.

Fireworks explode in front of a full moon during celebrations marking the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady.

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Aug. 13, 2019 | Taipei, Taiwan.

A newborn male pygmy hippopotamus swims inside its enclosure at the Taipei Zoo.

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Aug. 9, 2019 | Des Moines.

Kids play in a water mister on a hot day at the Iowa State Fair.

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Aug. 10, 2019 | Des Moines.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) does a pinky swear with a girl at the Iowa State Fair.

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Aug. 10, 2019 | Des Moines.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) shares a laugh while flipping pork chops and hamburgers at the Iowa State Fair.

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Aug. 10, 2019 | Des Moines.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) rides a Ferris wheel at the Iowa State Fair.

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