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Sweden is battling dozens of severe, drought-fueled forest fires amid an exceptionally hot summer. “There is no helicopter company or pilot in all of Sweden that’s not involved in fighting these fires,” said one firefighting official. (: Mats Andersson/AFP/Getty Images)
Storm chaser Michael Koch captured the moment a bolt of lightning struck New York’s One World Trade Center on Tuesday. A line of storms extending hundreds of miles in the Northeast caused flash flooding and major airport delays in the region. (: WeatherGoingWILD)
The 12 members of a youth soccer team and their coach who spent more than two weeks trapped underground in a flooded cave network in Thailand appeared in public for the first time since their ordeal. Dressed in matching team shirts, they appeared happy and relaxed during the press conference. When asked about the lessons they've learned from the incident, one player said he's going to live life more carefully. Other boys said though they still dreamed of becoming soccer players, they also now wanted to become Navy SEALs. (: Linh Pham/Lillian Suwanrumpha/Getty Images)
“Men have been getting on my nerves lately.” Former US President Barack Obama called for the empowerment of women across Africa, while hosting a town hall in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kylian Mbappe, the 19-year-old star who helped France take home the World Cup, says he will donate his winnings — reportedly as much as $500,000 — to charity. (: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images
A passenger on a tour boat in Hawaii captured the moment a “lava bomb” hit the vessel, injuring at least 23 people. The Big Island's Kilauea volcano has been spewing molten rock since early May, leaving dozens of homes destroyed and forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate.
In one of his highest-profile speeches since leaving the White House, Barack Obama addressed thousands at an event honoring the late Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa.
France have returned from Russia as World Cup champions. President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, celebrated with French football stars outside the Élysée Palace in Paris. The first couple were joined by members of the national squad, including goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, midfielder Paul Pogba and coach Didier Deschamps after France triumphed 4-2 over Croatia in the final. (: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)
Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Sunday for his first visit to the country of his father’s birth since leaving the White House. Obama also traveled to South Africa, where he was scheduled to speak at an event honoring the late Nelson Mandela’s birthday. (: Tony Karuma/AFP/Getty Images)
A crescent moon and Venus appeared in the night sky over Seattle on Sunday. (: NWS Seattle)
At least 19 people were missing or unaccounted for after Japan's worst flooding in decades killed more than 200 people this month.
A couple in Blythe, California, filmed this "fire tornado" along the Colorado River on Saturday. The phenomenon occurs when strong winds mix with hot air and form a vortex.