The Week in Photos: From Campaigning in Rwanda to Beach Volleyball in Dubai

A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
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Lightning illuminates the night sky over the village of Cully surrounded by the vineyard terraces of Lavaux on the bank of Leman Lake from Chexbres on late July 30th, 2017.

Lightning illuminates the night sky over the village of Cully surrounded by the vineyard terraces of Lavaux on the bank of Leman Lake from Chexbres on late July 30th, 2017.

Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame (L) greets a crowd of supporters as he arrives for a campaign rally on July 31st, 2017, in Gakenke ahead of the August 4th presidential election. Kagame and his Rwanda Patriotic Front Party have held an iron grip on power since overthrowing the extremist Hutu regime, which perpetrated the 1994 genocide of 800,000 Tutsis.

Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame (L) greets a crowd of supporters as he arrives for a campaign rally on July 31st, 2017, in Gakenke ahead of the August 4th presidential election. Kagame and his Rwanda Patriotic Front Party have held an iron grip on power since overthrowing the extremist Hutu regime, which perpetrated the 1994 genocide of 800,000 Tutsis.

Activists smoke joints during a protest under the motto "No vamos a pagar, lo vamos a pegar" (translating to something like "We are not going to pay for it, we are going to get the kick out of it") against the imposing of fines for smoking marijuana by police according to their new code, in Bogota, on August 1st, 2017.

Activists smoke joints during a protest under the motto "No vamos a pagar, lo vamos a pegar" (translating to something like "We are not going to pay for it, we are going to get the kick out of it") against the imposing of fines for smoking marijuana by police according to their new code, in Bogota, on August 1st, 2017.

Afghan protesters shout against the Islamic State group following a mosque attack that killed 33 people in Herat on August 2nd, 2017.

Afghan protesters shout against the Islamic State group following a mosque attack that killed 33 people in Herat on August 2nd, 2017.

People play beach volleyball at Jumeirah Beach on August 3rd, 2017, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

People play beach volleyball at Jumeirah Beach on August 3rd, 2017, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Members of a firefighting brigade stand close to a wildfire in Vilardevos, next to Verin, northwestern Spain, on August 4th, 2017.

Members of a firefighting brigade stand close to a wildfire in Vilardevos, next to Verin, northwestern Spain, on August 4th, 2017.

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