Bloomberg’s Week in Pictures

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Millions of Americans watch the sun disappear, Angela Merkel hobnobs with cosplayers at Europe’s biggest computer-gaming convention, and Indian establishments celebrate the partial lifting of an alcohol ban.

A woman wearing solar viewing glasses reacts while looking at the sun during a solar eclipse near Columbus Circle in New York on Aug. 21. Millions of Americans across a 70-mile-wide (113-kilometer) corridor from Oregon to South Carolina saw the sky darken as the sun disappeared from view during the total eclipse.

Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

A cafe, formerly operating as the Iah Bar, is seen at the Roseate New Delhi. The Roseate on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway was among hundreds of establishments subject to a Supreme Court order banning the sale of alcohol from within 500 meters, or a third of a mile, from a highway. The prohibition, implemented on April 1 to curb drunken driving, was partially lifted by the country’s top court Wednesday, alleviating a five-month slide in business for India’s liquor and hospitality businesses.

Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Jay Y. Lee, Samsung's co-vice chairman, is escorted by prison officers as he arrives at the Seoul Central District Court on Aug. 25. Lee is set to spend the next five years in prison, one of the harshest sentences handed to a South Korean chaebol executive, after a court convicted him of bribing his way to greater control of the Samsung empire his family founded.

Photographer: Chung Sung-Jun/Pool via Bloomberg

Demonstrators hold signs during a protest in Buenos Aires on Aug. 22. Union groups protested Argentinean President Mauricio Macri's economic policies.

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German Chancellor and CDU leader Angela Merkel exits after posing for photographs with cosplayers at the Gamescom video games trade fair in Cologne, Germany, on Aug. 22. Merkel is freshening up her campaign persona after 12 years as German chancellor, hobnobbing at Europe’s biggest computer-gaming convention as she seeks to reverse her party's woeful record in capturing younger voters.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

An employee monitors the paint-filling production line inside the Akzo Nobel paint and coating factory in Sassenheim, Netherlands. Akzo Nobel and activist investor Elliott Management agreed to end their legal skirmishes, which had dragged the two parties into acrimonious confrontations, giving new Chief Executive Officer Thierry Vanlancker some breathing space to proceed with a planned split of the Dutch paint-and-chemicals maker.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

From left, Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, Austria's Chancellor Christian Kern and his wife Eveline Steinberger-Kern, walk through the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, on Aug. 23. Macron kicks off a European Union diplomatic blitz Wednesday seeking nothing less than to reshape the bloc's stance on subjects that range from cheap labor to defense and border controls.

Photographer: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president, left, pauses while speaking during a news conference in Caracas on Aug. 22. Maduro said Venezuela's authoritarian regime is prepared for additional retaliation from the U.S., one of the crisis-torn nation's principal trade partners, including wide-reaching sanctions on its beleaguered economy and oil industry.

Photographer: Wil Riera/Bloomberg

A bystander looks on as police officers take part in an anti-terror drill at a subway station in Seoul on Aug. 22. North Korea warned the U.S. on Tuesday that America will face "merciless revenge" for ignoring Pyongyang’s warnings over annual military drills with South Korea.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Police officers observe live video feeds from various locations around the city on monitors at the Punjab Police Integrated Command, Control and Communication Center in Lahore, Pakistan. While militants the U.S. identifies as terrorists find refuge in Pakistan, safety within the nation has improved dramatically after it launched a costly, now four-year-long military crackdown on domestic insurgent and criminal groups, driving recent economic optimism.

Photographer: Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

An exhibitor cleans a 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagna Commodore vehicle on display at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, on Aug. 20. Official estimates for the Pebble Beach auctions this week have set sales totals at $290 million, down 14 percent since 2016. The downshift in overall sales isn't for lack of funds among buyers, but rather a decrease that comes because classic cars of this caliber are a finite resource.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Lloyds of London Chief Executive Officer Inga Beale poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg Television interview in London on Aug. 25. Beale wants the Lloyds of London European Union hub in Brussels up and running in 2019, she said during the interview.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

An employee inspects a wall of kale and greens growing vertically inside a modular farming unit at Modular Farms Co. headquarters in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The popularity of modular farms is slowly gaining in Canada as consumers seek more locally and sustainably grown produce, said Eric Amyot, chief executive officer of Ontario-based Modular Farms, a startup that designs and manufacturers container farm systems. The company's systems can be used to grow things such as kale, lettuce and herbs, and it is also test growing such other crops as cucumbers and tomatoes, Amyot said.

Photographer: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

Kai-Fu Lee, founder of Sinovation Ventures, poses for a photograph in Beijing on Aug. 15. For years, Lee would share his venture capital firm's office space in Beijing with startups he was backing so they could get advice and collaborate with each other. But about three months ago, the last of the startups packed up and moved out. The desks were promptly taken over by employees of Sinovation Ventures' latest  endeavor, an in-house AI Institute.

Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg

The word "democracy" is spelled out in an astral display inside the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) walk-in manifesto in Berlin. Support for Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat-led bloc declined 1 percentage point, to 38 percent, and the Social Democrats rose 1 point, to 24 percent, in a weekly Forsa poll published Wednesday.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, from left, Janet Yellen, chair of Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of Bank of Japan, speak during the Jackson Hole economic symposium, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, in Moran, Wyoming, Aug. 25. Yellen issued her broadest defense so far of the government's response to the 2008 financial-market meltdown while outlining some areas that regulators could review to improve efficiency in the financial system.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg