Pictures of the Week: Aug. 15 – Aug. 22

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Aug. 20, 2014. In this photo taken with a long exposure, protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson, Mo. On Aug. 9, a white police officer fatally shot unarmed Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

From ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the killing of Hamas leaders in Gaza to Pope Francis’ visit to South Korea and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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