Pictures of the week: Supermoon, European drought crisis, fires in Portugal and Spain

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Pictures of the week: Supermoon, European drought crisis, fires in Portugal and Spain

This week the last supermoon of the year made stargazers happy; the ongoing drought impacted more than 60% of the EU and UK; France broiled in its fourth heatwave this summer as hundreds of acres burned; while  wildfires in Portugal grew larger, despite the efforts of firefighters in the ground and dropping water from the air.

This is how these and other stories last week were captured by photojournalists around the world:

August 7, 2022. Jeremie Richard/AFP
Lava is flowing from the volcano in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, around 40 kilometres from the capital Reykjavik, following an eruption that has been ongoing since August 3, - August 7, 2022. Jeremie Richard/AFP
Aurelien Morissard/AP Photo
People take advantage of the pools near the Louvre Museum to refresh themselves, in Paris, France. August 11, 2022. France is this week in the midst of its fourth heat wave. - Aurelien Morissard/AP Photo
SDIS 33 via AP
This photo provided by the fire brigade of the Gironde region SDIS 33, shows a wildfire burning near Saint-Magne, south of Bordeaux, southwestern France early. August 12, 2022 - SDIS 33 via AP
Daniel Cole/AP Photo
A motorcycle drives through the lavender fields of Valensole during a hot day in southern France. August 9, 2022 - Daniel Cole/AP Photo
Sergii Supinsky/AFP
Children play at the symbolic cemetery of cars shot by Russian troops, some painted by local artists, in Irpin, amid Russian invasion of Ukraine. August 9, 2022 - Sergii Supinsky/AFP
Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP
A resident watches the progression of a wildfire in Linhares, Celorico da Beira. August 11, 2022 - Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP
Hatem Moussa/AP Photo
Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood. August 7, 2022 - Hatem Moussa/AP Photo
Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo
Shaun Gornall of Britain competes at the men's BMX Freestyle Qualification during the European Cycling Championships in Munich, Germany. August 11, 2022 - Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo
Sebastien Salom-Gomis/AFP
French police officers inspect a motorcycle in the cellars of a building during a law enforcement operation to counter motorcycle rodeos, in Nantes, western France. August 11 - Sebastien Salom-Gomis/AFP
Tony Hicks/AP Photo
A replica of the Swedish East India Company ship, Götheborg of Sweden sails down the River Thames and toward Tower Bridge in London, England. August 8, 2022 - Tony Hicks/AP Photo
Michael Probst/AP Photo
The sun rises over the Baltic Sea in Timmendorfer Strand, Germany, August 7, 2022 - Michael Probst/AP Photo