After a lengthy absence, the week in pictures is back to bring you a taste of quirky culture and stunning structures from around the world.
Pugs compete during the South- German pug and bulldog race in Wernau, southern Germany, on September 3, 2017.
Competitors take part in the 10th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships held at the Rose 'n' Bowl Pub near Bacup, north west England on August 28, 2017. Contestants participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for two minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves.
Lightning strikes off the coast of Montevideo, late on August 28, 2017. Following days of heavy rains, flooding in Uruguay has forced almost 900 people to flee their homes, authorities said Monday. Flooding in the country has grown increasingly common.
Visitors look at a blooming Corpse Flower (Titan Arum) that grew to 99.5 inches (252.7 cm) at the US Botanical Garden on August 29, 2017, in Washington, DC. The giant flower is known for its rotting meat odor and short life of 24-48 hours before it collapses.
Nairobi National Park
A Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) veterinarian approaches a darted black-Rhino calf on August 30, 2017 at the Nairobi National Park, during an identification-tagging excercise to ease quick identification of resident rhino during anti-poaching patrols.
A carnival performer spreads her 'wings' on the main Parade day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 28, 2017. Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London's Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe.
A couple enjoys the view of the skyline from the aerial walkway of the Garden by the Bay's Supertree Grove in Singapore on August 30, 2017.
A reveller covered in tomato pulp takes part in the annual "Tomatina" festival in the eastern town of Bunol, on August 30, 2017. The iconic fiesta - which celebrates its 72nd anniversary and is billed at "the world's biggest food fight" - has become a major draw for foreigners, in particular from Britain, Japan and the United States.
Members of the China Disabled Peoples Performing Art Troupe perform "My Dream" at Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Theater in Bogota on August 30, 2017. China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe Company composed of artists with some hearing, mental, motor, visual or speech disabilities, was founded in 1987 and is currently Honorary and Goodwill Ambassadors of Unesco for its great example of inclusion.
Czech freestyle mountain bike rider Jakub Vencl competes during the final of the "Red Bull District Ride" freeride bike contest on September 2, 2017 in Nuremberg, southern Germany.