The Week in Pictures | July 27-Aug. 2, 2015

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

This week, 6,500 competitors and 2,000 coaches from 165 countries gathered for an event as grand as their aspirations: the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Full coverage

Indian Ocean: Investigators trying to determine what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 more than 16 months ago said they were nearly certain that a 6-foot-long piece of a plane’s wing assembly was part of a Boeing 777, and MH370 is the only such plane that is missing.

Jerusalem: A wounded Israeli receives first-aid after she was attacked by an Israeli extremist during a gay pride march. An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed four marchers and was arrested.

Beit El, West Bank: Israeli settlers scuffle with Israeli security forces as demolition of the so-called Dreinoff buildings began after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the complex was built illegally on Arab-owned land.

Glastonbury, England: A blue moon rises over people gathered on Glastonbury Tor.

Calais, France: Ferry workers burn tires on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais, blocking the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses.

Cincinnati: Court officers look on as former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing appears for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose.

Honolulu: U.S. Marines unload the remains of 36 unidentified Marines found at a World War II battlefield on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa

Huntington Beach: Michael Rodrigues of Brazil does an aerial high over a wave to take first place during the men’s Round 3, Heat 2 at the U.S. Open of Surfing. More photos

Goleta: UC Santa Barbara students in protective suits and boots walk along the surf after collecting tar ball and water samples from the beach after reports of a sheen of oil two miles wide off Goleta Beach.

Lake Oroville, Calif.: As the sun sets, a lone kayaker circles Lake Oroville along the banks of Foreman Creek.

Los Angeles: Britain’s James Crossley makes a deadlift during the powerlifting combination competition at the Special Olympics World Games.

Add stops in Germany, Russia, Syria, Kenya Turkey, Israel, India and South Korea to round out the report.