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A migrant rests after arriving in Dungeness, Britain, August 16, 2023. Official figures collated by the BBC show that 17,234 people have arrived in the UK in 365 small boats so far this year.
A Pakistani porter huddles beneath a plastic sheet as night falls on the trail between Askole and K2, the world’s second tallest mountain in the Karakoram range of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan, July 12, 2023. Caravans of Pakistani porters tote live chickens and lawn furniture for adventurers seeking an audience with the world's second-highest peak. Image: REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura / Reuters
Suffering from heatstroke, an eight-month pregnant Marisol Verdugo is helped by volunteers at a distribution point where hundreds gather every week to receive food staples, baby products, and fans donated by Fundacion Madrina NGO Madrid, Spain, August 16, 2023. Image: Ralph Tedy Erol / Reuters
People carry their belongings—and dear ones—as they flee Carrefour Feuilless after gangs took over the neighbourhood, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, August 15, 2023. Gang violence has soared since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in 2021, which led to much of the country's territory falling out of government control. Image: Nacho Doce / Reuters
A fire truck on a road in the middle of scorched lands after a wildfire in the Catalonian region on the Spanish-French border, near Colera, Spain, August 6, 2023. Image: Adrees Latif / Reuters
A woman from Colombia helps her children crawl past concertina wire deployed to deter migrants, after crossing the Rio Grande river into Eagle Pass, Texas, US July 27, 2023. Image: Galo Paguay / AFP
A Waorani Indigenous man goes hunting in the Waorani Community of Bameno, Ecuador, on July 29, 2023. The people of the small village of Bameno on the banks of the Cononaco River are guardians of the Yasuni National Park, one of the most diverse biosphere reserves in the world. Image: Francis Mascarenhas / Reuters
A devotee walks past a Parsi Zoroastrian fire temple depicting carvings of ancient priests on the occasion of Navroz or the Parsi New Year in Mumbai, India, August 16, 2023. Navroz marks the beginning of Spring, representing the renewal of nature. Image: Roberto Finizio/Getty Images
Rapper Joost performs at Lowlands Festival 2023 at Walibi Holland Biddinghuizen on August 18, 2023, in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands. Joost, who started out as a YouTuber, sings rap with a comedic tone to them. Image: Susana Vera / Reuters
Madrid residents Raquel and Nasser cool off at a fountain with their dog Romeo during the third summer heatwave in Madrid, Spain, August 8, 2023. There are eighteen Spanish phrases to complain about the heat and true Spaniards had enough reason to put most of them to use these past weeks. Image: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports/ Reuters
Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodriguez is sloshed by a jug of water from right fielder Teoscar Hernandez while being interviewed after the game against the Baltimore Orioles at T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington, US. Image: Alexey Malgavko / Reuters
People watch meteor streaks in the night sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower in the Siberian town of Yeniseysk in the Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia, August 12, 2023. At its peak, up to 100 shooting stars per hour streaked across the sky worldwide–more than one a minute. Image: Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP
A replica of the Cabuchet Statue of the Virgin Mary is carried among pilgrims attending the Torchlight Marian procession during Assumption Day celebrations in Lourdes, France, August 14, 2023. A BBC report quoted organisers saying there had been a late surge in bookings, possibly from people who were seeking solace in faith.