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Protests rocked Brazil while German carmakers attended an emergency meeting with government officials to salvage their beleaguered diesel technology.

A protester shouts slogans outside the office of President Michel Temer as congress votes on whether he should stand a corruption trial in Sao Paulo on Aug. 2. Polls by local newspapers showed the opposition was falling short of the 342 votes, or two-thirds of the chamber, needed to put Temer on trial.

Photographer: Patricia Monteiro/Bloomberg

Bank of England facilities staff voted to go on strike over pay in the first action of its kind at the central bank in 50 years, according to the labor union, Unite.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Traders on the trading floor of the open outcry pit at the London Metal Exchange in London, on July 31. The revolution in electric vehicles set to upturn industries from energy to infrastructure is also creating winners and losers within the world’s biggest metals markets.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Jobseekers line up to enter an Amazon.com job fair in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.  The decline in filings for U.S. unemployment benefits last week underscores steady demand for workers in a tightening job market.

Photographer: Jim Young/Bloomberg

Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, front row center, poses for a group photograph with his new cabinet members in Tokyo on Aug. 3. Abe reshuffled his ministers and party officials after a slump in popularity and a humiliating local election defeat.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

White House director of communications Anthony Scaramucci, right, speaks during a White House press briefing in Washington, D.C., on  July 21. Scaramucci was removed from his new job as White House communications director on John Kelly's first day as chief of staff, just 10 days after the financier joined President Donald Trump's staff.

Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

The Crystal Mosque stands at dawn in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, on July 25. With a federal election due within 12 months, Prime Minister Najib Razak’s United Malays National Organisation is seeking to burnish its credentials with Muslim voters in the conservative Islamic northeastern state.

Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

A boy flies a kite in an empty lot in front of the Ilha Pura property, 3,604 empty luxury apartments used by more than 18,000 athletes during the Olympic games, in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, on Aug. 2. One year after the 2016 Summer Olympics, it still isn't clear how much the games cost the host city of Rio de Janeiro. According to the current data, nearly 25 billion reais ($8 billion) was spent on projects involving mass transit, urbanization and environmental cleanup. Many of these projects remain incomplete or have even been abandoned.

Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Contractors stand on a metal beam as large clamps hang above during highway construction between U.S. Route 23 and U.S. Route 52 near Portsmouth, Ohio, on July 26. Government projects’ share of total construction outlays was less than 22 percent in June, the smallest since 2006.

Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

Workers install a prefabricated vertical drainage system on a reclamation site in the Pulau Island area of Malacca city, Malaysia, on July 27. The Straits of Malacca have been a gateway for China for centuries in its quest for power. It is investing $7.2 billion in a redevelopment that will see Malacca, long the haunt of Chinese traders, become a new deep sea port.

Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

A worker sits on scaffolding in the turbine hall of the Nam Tha 1 hydroelectric dam construction site in Bokeo Province, Laos, on July 29. Southeast Asia's frontier nations are stepping up their infrastructure drive to boost growth and diversify their economies as they seek to shed their image as the region's backwater.

Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

A man walks past tents at a camp for the homeless at Martin Place in Sydney on Aug. 1. On the doorstep of Australia's premier economic institution, the Reserve Bank of Australia, a camp of about three-dozen tents and a kitchen for the homeless has come to symbolize the housing affordability crisis gripping Sydney, where prices have soared 127 percent since 2009.

Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Former Senegalese president and leader of the Democratic Party, Abdoulaye Wade, arrives to cast his vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Dakar, Senegal, on July 30.

Photographer: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

Fishermen haul in a catch before sunrise at the port of Den Helder, Netherlands, Aug. 4. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will pull Britain out of the 1964 London convention that allows European fishing vessels to access waters as close as six to 12 nautical miles from the U.K. coastline.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, third left, listens while sitting beside German Automotive Association president Matthias Wissmann, BMW CEO Harald Krueger, second left, and Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen, left, during a news conference following an emergency diesel summit with German automobile industry executives in Berlin, on Aug. 2. Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW agreed to upgrade more than 5 million diesel cars in Germany in a bid to salvage their beleaguered diesel technology and draw a line under an emissions scandal that shows no signs of abating after nearly two years.

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg