Pictures of the Week: August 17 – August 24

Gary Coronado–The Palm Beach Post/ZUMAPRESS.com
Gary Coronado–The Palm Beach Post/ZUMAPRESS.com
Aug. 20, 2012. A student walks to class at the first day of school for North Palm Beach Elementary in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

From violent clashes in Lebanon and wildfires in Spain to a disabled beauty pageant in Thailand and a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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