Pictures of the Week: Aug. 1 – Aug. 8

APTOPIX Nicaragua Santo Domingo
Esteban Felix—AP
Aug. 1, 2014. A young man, his body drenched with used motor oil, poses for a photo during festivities honoring patron saint Santo Domingo de Guzman, in Managua, Nicaragua. Some of the faithful coat their bodies in the black lubricant, as a promise for a prayer or miracle they believe was performed or answered by "Mingo," the common name for Domingo in Nicaragua.

From the continued violence and destruction in Gaza and a massive landslide in Nepal to a sea of poppies in London and gymnastics in Glasgow, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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