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Thousands take to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville, Air Berlin files for insolvency, and we go inside one of the world’s biggest bitcoin mines.

Demonstrators hold signs and shout during a rally outside Trump Tower in New York on Aug. 14. Hours ahead of President Donald Trump's return to his midtown Manhattan apartment for the first time since taking office, thousands of people took to the city streets to protest his response over the weekend to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

An Air Berlin aircraft sits on the tarmac at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, on Aug. 16. Air Berlin filed for insolvency after leading shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew its financial support, marking the second failure of a major European airline in four months after the Persian Gulf carrier pulled the plug on funding Italy’s Alitalia in May.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Billionaire Chen Tianqiao, chairman of Shanda Group, poses for a photograph at his office in Singapore on June 9. A dozen years ago, the largest internet company in China wasn't Alibaba or Tencent, but game developer Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. Its founder was Chen, who had become a billionaire at 30.

Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Protesters gather during a rally against the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system in Seoul on Aug. 15. In a speech on Tuesday marking the anniversary of the end of Japanese occupation in the 1940s, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that any military action against Kim Jong Un's regime requires his nation's approval and vowed to prevent war at all costs.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

A technician inspects bitcoin mining machines at a Bitmain Technologies Ltd. facility in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, on Aug. 11. Bitmain is one of the leading producers of bitcoin-mining equipment and also runs Antpool, a processing pool that combines individual miners from China and other countries, in addition to operating one of the largest digital currency mines in the world.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A worker holds up a proofed krugerrand gold coin manufactured at the Rand Refinery plant in Germiston, South Africa, on Aug. 16. Established by the Chamber of Mines of South Africa in 1920, Rand Refinery is the largest integrated single-site precious metals refining and smelting complex in the world, according to their website.

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

HMS Queen Elizabeth—the Royal Navy's biggest -ever ship—arrives at its home port of Portsmouth, U.K., on Aug. 16. The largely French-designed ship, which will carry 40 aircraft and about 700 crew members, was built by a joint venture between BAE Systems Plc, Babcock International Group Plc, and Thales SA. The ship sailed into its home port for the first time Wednesday as tens of thousands jammed the harbor to welcome it.

Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, views artifacts with Jorge Faurie, Argentina's foreign minister, following a wreath-laying ceremony at the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, on Aug. 15. Pence's visit will focus on the two countries differences over biodiesel dumping allegations, lemon imports, and the reinstatement of Argentina's preferred trading partner status.

Photographer: Erica Canepa/Bloomberg

The Semanggi Interchange in Jakarta on Aug. 13. Indonesia President Joko Widodo is seeking hundreds of billions of dollars to finance an ambitious infrastructure agenda and to boost growth to 7 percent.

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

A customer plays on a slot gambling machine inside an Admiral Casinos & Entertainment casino in Wiener Neudorf, Austria, on Aug. 17. Novomatic is preparing for an initial public offering that could value the Austrian casino and gaming business at about €6 billion ($6.3 billion), according to people familiar with the matter.

Photographer: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg

A supporter holds a painting of political leader Simon Bolivar during a pro-government rally against U.S. President Donald Trump in Caracas, on Aug. 14. Venezuela will defend itself from the "madness" of Trump, its defense minister said, a day after the U.S. president said he's considering a military option in response to the escalating political and economic crisis in the oil-producing nation.

Photographer: Wil Riera/Bloomberg

A ground-crew member climbs into the cargo hold of a KLM passenger aircraft at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. Delta Air Lines, China Eastern Airlines, and Air France-KLM are reaching for their checkbooks to forge a deeper global alliance.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

An employee shapes a ball glove on hot steel fingers at the Nokona manufacturing facility in Nocona, Texas, on July 27. Since the Great Depression, Nokona has been making gloves in a small town outside Dallas with a long history of producing boots and whips for cowboys.

Photographer: Cooper Neil/Bloomberg

Morning commuters walk through Martin Place in Sydney on Aug. 17. Australian employers added more jobs than forecast in July, underscoring the central bank’s confidence in an improving labor market.

Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg