Pictures of the Week: August 29 – September 6

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a rest in a safe house beside the Canadian Hospital in Aleppo
Molhem Barakat—Reuters
Aug. 31, 2013. A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a rest in a safe house beside the Canadian Hospital in Aleppo.

From divides over American military strikes on Syria and wildfires in Yosemite National Park to the world’s first 100 million Euro soccer player and a limbless motivational speaker swimming with sharks, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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