The week in pictures: Usain Bolt's last 100m race, rising tensions with North Korea and the power of nature

Top images from around the world for the week of Aug. 5-11

Usain Bolt ended his stellar 100-metre career at the track and field world championships last week, falling short to American Justin Gatlin in his final individual race. In a tight finish, Bolt was punished for his slow start and Gatlin held him off at the line in 9.92 seconds. Fellow American Christian Coleman took silver, in 9.94 seconds, and Bolt took bronze at 9.95.

Gatlin may have stolen Bolt's thunder but still paid his respects to the legendary Jamaican sprinter, bowing down to Bolt on his way off the track. "I have nothing but respect for him," said Gatlin, who, at 35, is five years Bolt's senior. "Even with me being older than him, he's such an inspiration for me."

Usain Bolt Jamaica with Justin Gatlin U.S. Men's 100 Metres Final

(Phil Noble/Reuters)

Streaking to the finish line

Bolt was not the only spectacle at this year's track and field world championships. This streaker caused quite the stir when he invaded the track, trying to evade officials as they chased him down.

Streaker is chased at World Athletics Championships

(Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

Singapore celebrates

Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay hotel to mark the end of the National Day parade in Singapore. Singapore's National Day is celebrated every year on Aug. 9 to commemorate its separation from the Federation of Malaysia in 1965.

SINGAPORE NATIONAL DAY Fireworks explode over Marina Bay

(Wallace Woon/EPA)

Tensions with North Korea

This picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows a rally in Pyongyang on Wednesday in support of the country's stance against the U.S.

Tensions between the two countries have been simmering all week, with U.S. President Donald Trump issuing a warning to North Korea on Friday that American weapons are "locked and loaded." Trump's remarks were the latest in an escalating war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. And following its latest series of missile and nuclear weapon tests, North Korea recently threatened to strike the U.S. territory of Guam.

North Korea rally at Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang

(Via AFP/Getty Images)

Heads up!

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini takes a ball to the face during the UEFA Super Cup final against Real Madrid on Tuesday. Manchester United fell to Real Madrid by a score of 2-1.

Manchester United Marouane Fellaini Macedonia Super Cup Soccer

(Boris Grdanoski/Associated Press)

Disputed election in Kenya

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga take to the streets in Nairobi on Thursday, two days after the country's presidential election.

Preliminary results suggest President Uhuru Kenyatta had won 54.2 per cent of votes, ahead of Odinga's 44.9 per cent. But Odinga has claimed that the electoral commission database was hacked and the results manipulated.


(Daniel Irungu/EPA)

Violence broke out this week in some opposition strongholds in parts of Nairobi and elsewhere. At least three people were killed amid clashes with police.

Kenya Elections man walks through tear gas towards riot police

(Ben Curtis/Associated Press)

Wildfires in Portugal 

A firefighter combats a forest fire in Tabua, Portugal on Tuesday. More than 348 firefighters, 86 land vehicles and 10 aircraft are battling the blaze. 

PORTUGAL WILDFIRES firefighter forest fire

(Nuno Andre Ferreira/EPA)

Luminous lunar eclipse 

A man walks with his camel during a partial lunar eclipse in Van, Turkey on Monday.

Turkey Partial Lunar Eclipse man walks with his camel

(Ali Ihsan Ozturk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Vancouver's Pride

Thousands of people hit downtown Vancouver on Sunday for the 39th annual Pride parade. The parade marked the end of Vancouver Pride Week, which was filled with street parties, free movies and other community events.

vancouver pride 2017

(David Horemans/CBC)

Flying high

Canada's Anicka Newell competes in the women's pole vault final at the IAAF track and field world championships on Sunday.

World Athletics Anicka Newell Women's Pole Vault Final

(Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

Viking Fest

A man dressed up as a Viking attends the annual Viking Festival of Catoira in northwestern Spain last Sunday. The festival re-enacts past Viking raids in the area and is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of August. 

SPAIN Viking festival of Catoira

(Miguel Vidal/Reuters)

The power of nature

Over 15,000 photographers entered this year's National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, which showcases some of the best images captured over the past two years in locations around the world. 

Grand prize winner Sergio Tapiro was in the town of Comala, Mexico in December 2015 when the Colima volcano began to blow. A powerful eruption spewed out a cloud of ash and, at the same time, a massive lightning bolt illuminated the dark scene. Tapiro told National Geographic it was "one of the most exciting moments of my life."

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(Sergio Tapiro/National Geographic Photographer of the Year)

Toronto's 50th Caribbean Carnival 

Thousands of revellers flooded Toronto's streets with vibrant costumes and the festive sounds of celebration for the 50th Caribbean Carnival last Saturday.


(Bruce Reeve/CBC)