Photography

A little bike ride, a volcanic eruption in Iceland and more of the week’s best photos

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island nation of Taiwan; people celebrate in Louisville after the FBI arrested and brought civil rights charges against police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in 2020; historic flooding in Kentucky ravaged a grocery store and spoiled its inventory; the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland erupts, again, just eight months after its last one officially ended. See 13 of the week’s most interesting images from around the world, as selected by Washington Post photo editors.

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Aug. 2 | Washington

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), center, speaks to reporters outside his office on Capitol Hill about an agreement he reached with Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on legislation that aims to lower health-care costs, combat climate change and reduce the federal deficit.

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Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

Aug. 3 | Taipei, Taiwan

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) arrives at the parliament. She became the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China, which announced military maneuvers in retaliation for her presence.

SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 2 | Washington

Jon Stewart hugs Rosie Torres, wife of veteran Le Roy Torres, as Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), right, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), second from right, and others look on outside the U.S. Capitol after the Senate passed a bill designed to help veterans exposed to toxic substances.

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

Aug. 4 | Louisville

Protesters celebrate after the announcement that the FBI arrested and brought civil rights charges against four current and former police officers for their roles in the 2020 fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

AMIRA KARAOUD/REUTERS

AMIRA KARAOUD/REUTERS

Aug. 4 | Kisumu, Kenya

Former vice president Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka delivers a speech during a campaign rally for the Azimio La Umoja party (One Kenya Coalition party) at Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium. Kenyans will vote Aug. 9 in a tight contest between veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga and current Deputy President William Ruto.

PATRICK MEINHARDT/AFP/Getty Images

PATRICK MEINHARDT/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 2 | Suloszowa, Poland

An aerial view of village farmlands.

Aug. 1 | Green Bay, Wis.

A young fan watches as Packers running back A.J. Dillon tries to ride her bicycle to training camp at Ray Nitschke Field.

Dan Powers/USA TODAY Sports

Dan Powers/USA TODAY Sports

Aug. 3 | Edinburgh, Scotland

An artist from La Clique performs in McEwan Hall during the launch of the Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

July 28 | Baltimore

A young man offers unsolicited windshield cleaning services on Route 40, west of downtown. Squeegee crews have been in the news after a violent incident in the city.

Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

Aug. 1 | Isom, Ky.

Dale Blair, an employee at Isom IGA grocery store, pushes a cart full of canned goods to be thrown out after historic floods in Kentucky.

Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader/AP

Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader/AP

July 30 | Siskiyou County, Calif.

Angela Crawford leans against a fence as the McKinney Fire burns a hillside above her home in Klamath National Forest. Crawford and her husband stayed, as other residents evacuated, to defend their home from the fire.

Noah Berger/AP

Noah Berger/AP

Aug. 3 | Iceland

People look at the lava flowing from the Fagradalsfjall volcano, 20 miles southwest of Reykjavik. Authorities say the volcano is erupting just eight months after its last eruption officially ended.

Marco Di Marco/AP

Marco Di Marco/AP

Aug. 4 | Cocoa Beach, Fla.

People watch from a beach the predawn launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

MALCOLM DENEMARK/Florida Today/AP

MALCOLM DENEMARK/Florida Today/AP

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Photo editing by Troy Witcher, Dee Swann, Stephen Cook and Kenneth Dickerman