Events of the week in photos

Events of the week in photos

Revision of the “news Mail.Ru” presents a digest of the most important and colorful events, from 26 August to 1 September 2017 in the photographs of the leading news agencies of Russia and the world.

26 Aug. Tropical storm “Harvey” hit the Southeast coast of the United States. It is called the most devastating natural disaster in Texas history: three days in Houston and other cities in the state fell 50 trillion liters of water. The White house stated that US President Donald trump will donate one million dollars of personal funds for elimination of consequences of the disaster. Previously, he accompanied his wife Melanie trump personally visited several flood-affected localities to assess the extent of the damage.

26 Aug. In Barcelona staged a massive rally against terrorism, organised in connection with the tragedy on August 17. In a March under the slogan “I’m not afraid!” was attended by tens of thousands of people.

August 27. In Las Vegas hosted a Boxing match between the undefeated champion in this sport, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and a mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor. American wins by TKO in round 10.

August 27. The finale of the seventh season of “Game of thrones” broke the record for hits. New episode was one of the longest in the history of the Saga, its timing was 81 minute. It was watched by 16.5 million viewers. Taking the last, the eighth season of the series will begin in October 2017.

28 Aug. Court in Krasnoyarsk sent for two months under house arrest the owner of the local retirement home where fire killed three residents. A criminal case on the provision of services not meeting safety requirements.

28 Aug. Olympic champion Yulia Lipnitsky has finished sports career. In the spring, the skater took a three-month treatment for anorexia in Europe. This was reported by the mother of 19-year-old girl.

29 Aug. North Korea launched another missile of unspecified type, which flew over Japanese territory and fell into the Pacific ocean. DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN called the test a “prelude” to the attack on GUAM. He also personally watched the scene.

August 29. Wife macron adopted a new family member — a dog named Nemo. This is not the first four-legged occupant of the Elysee Palace, before there was a Labrador Francois Hollande.

August 30. From all over the world in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) at the annual pilgrimage arrived more than 1.5 million people. Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, which is obliged at least once in life to make every Muslim.

August 30. In Moscow for shooting into the ceiling of a hotel room was arrested a former Senator from the Chechen Republic, a well-known businessman Umar Dzhabrailov. He later explained his actions, calling them “unfortunate mistake”. A criminal case on hooliganism.

August 31. The British honored the memory of Diana Spencer. Since the death of the “Queen of people’s hearts” turned 20 years: in 1997, a black Mercedes at a speed of about 180 km/h crashed into the wall of the Alma tunnel in Paris was Princess of Wales. She died in hospital the same night. Diana was 36 years old.

August 31. US authorities have demanded from the Russian government to close three diplomatic facility in the us territory, including the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco. Thus, while not talking about the expulsion of diplomats home.

September 1. In Russia traditionally celebrated the Day of knowledge. All schools were public lines. President Vladimir Putin congratulated the citizens with the holiday during your open lesson in Yaroslavl.

September 1. In the desert of black Rock in Nevada, the annual festival of radical self expression Burning Man. It brings together people who want to be like everyone else.

Source: Reuters