The Week in Photos: Migrants on the Mediterranean and a Wildfire in Portugal

A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
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Migrants wait to be rescued by Italian coast guard in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast, on August 6th, 2017.

Migrants wait to be rescued by Italian coast guard in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast, on August 6th, 2017.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile on August 7th, 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the largest performing arts festival in the world, with an excess of 30,000 performances of more than 2,000 shows.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile on August 7th, 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the largest performing arts festival in the world, with an excess of 30,000 performances of more than 2,000 shows.

Migrants walk next to the Roya River on August 8th, 2017, in Ventimiglia, close to the French border.

Migrants walk next to the Roya River on August 8th, 2017, in Ventimiglia, close to the French border.

People gather on Fistral beach as surfers compete in a heat of the World Surf League Boardmasters Quicksilver Open at the annual Boardmasters festival on August 9th, 2017, in Cornwall, England. Since 1981, the Boardmasters surfing competition has been held in Newquay and is now part of a larger five-day surf, skate, and music festival. It attracts professional surfers from across the globe to compete on the Cornish beach that is seen by many as the birthplace of modern British surfing.

People gather on Fistral beach as surfers compete in a heat of the World Surf League Boardmasters Quicksilver Open at the annual Boardmasters festival on August 9th, 2017, in Cornwall, England. Since 1981, the Boardmasters surfing competition has been held in Newquay and is now part of a larger five-day surf, skate, and music festival. It attracts professional surfers from across the globe to compete on the Cornish beach that is seen by many as the birthplace of modern British surfing.

A firefighter tackles a wildfire close to the village of Pucarica in Abrantes on August 10th, 2017. Nearly 3,000 firefighters battled 80 wildfires raging across Portugal civil protection officials said, as the return of scorching heat put an end to the respite after a spate of blazes. Some 650 firefighters backed by nine water-dropping aircraft and over 200 vehicles were at the scene of the biggest blaze in a forest near the central town of Abrantes.

A firefighter tackles a wildfire close to the village of Pucarica in Abrantes on August 10th, 2017. Nearly 3,000 firefighters battled 80 wildfires raging across Portugal civil protection officials said, as the return of scorching heat put an end to the respite after a spate of blazes. Some 650 firefighters backed by nine water-dropping aircraft and over 200 vehicles were at the scene of the biggest blaze in a forest near the central town of Abrantes.

Migrants walk next to the Roya River on August 8th, 2017, in Ventimiglia, close to the French border.

People stand on the bank of the Bosphorus river near the Sarayburnu district on a warm day in Istanbul on August 11th, 2017.

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