The worst monsoon floods in a decade have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million across India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Millions of Americans armed with protective glasses have staked out their positions for what should be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history.
Rule number one: Don't touch the dragon eggs.
The Palio di Siena has been held in the Piazza del Campo in the centre of the medieval town, twice a year, almost without fail since 1656.
Nominees include a wheelchair that can climb stairs, the world's first translating earpiece, ink made from air pollution, and a robot that carries your stuff while rolling along behind you like R2-D2.
The colours of the Indian flag were projected onto buildings and painted on the faces of children across the nation of 1.3 billion people.
Thousands of fans have shrines to Presley in their homes and consider visits to Graceland a pilgrimage.
Rail operators expected to hike fares by 3.5%, as trade unions complain of poor service for money.
The week's best photos, from the 2017 World Athletics Championships to Kenyan elections and Trudeau and Putin on holiday.
More than 100 hot air balloons took to the skies over Bristol as dawn broke for the start of the 39th International Balloon Fiesta.
The origins of Puck Fair are unclear, but it dates back at least 400 years.
As we reach the 70th anniversary of partition, relations between the two nations are as broken as ever.
The advert has caused a stir online with some calling it "weird" and others loving it.
Many of the images he took as a 22-year-old aspiring photographer lay forgotten until a history student chanced across them in 2011.
AFP photographer Ed Jones is one of the few Western journalists allowed to enter North Korea on a regular basis.
When the quake hit, the performers ran off the stage in terror and the audience thought the tremor was part of the show.
The British Life Photography Awards, celebrating the diversity of life in Britain, are open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages.
Rescuers pulled one person out from the rubble that engulfed the village of Gengdi in Puge county, but at least two are still missing.
Voters formed long lines at many polling stations before dawn, waiting for their chance to cast ballots in the tightly contested race.
The Yi have retained their language and traditions in a rapidly modernising country, but are among the poorest people in China.