AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Aug 11, 2022, 4:24 PM | Updated: Aug 12, 2022, 4:32 am

Migrants swim next to their overturned wooden boat during a rescue operation by Spanish NGO Open Ar...

Migrants swim next to their overturned wooden boat during a rescue operation by Spanish NGO Open Arms at south of the Italian Lampedusa island at the Mediterranean sea, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Forty migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, two children and one woman, were rescued by NGO Open Arms crew members and Italian coast guard after their boat overturned and started to sink. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)


              Real Madrid's Karim Benzema lifts the trophy after winning the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt at Helsinki's Olympic Stadium, Finland, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Real Madrid won 2-0. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Netherlands' Vera Van Pol competes in the women's uneven bars during the European Gymnastics Championships in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              People prepare to start on their stand-up paddle (SUP) boards at Moyka River during annual costumed 'Fontanka' SUP-boards festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            
              Pope Francis presides over the funeral ceremony for Cardinal Jozef Tomko, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen wait with their tank after experiencing mechanical issues on a country road near Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              A priest prays for unidentified civilians killed by Russian troops during Russian occupation in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Eleven unidentified bodies exhumed from a mass grave were buried in Bucha Thursday (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              A Russian rocket launched toward Ukraine from Russia's Belgorod region is seen at dawn in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Belikov)
            
              Maasai waiting in line to cast their votes look through an open window at electoral officials inside a polling station at Niserian Primary School, in Kajiado County, Kenya, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Polls opened Tuesday in Kenya's unusual presidential election, where a longtime opposition leader who is backed by the outgoing president faces the deputy president who styles himself as the outsider. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
            
              Maasai wait in line to cast their votes in the general election at a polling station in Esonorua Primary School, in Kajiado County, Kenya Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Polls opened Tuesday in Kenya's unusual presidential election, where a longtime opposition leader who is backed by the outgoing president faces the deputy president who styles himself as the outsider. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
            
              A motorcycle drives through the lavender fields of Valensole during a hot day in southern France, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. France was in the midst of its fourth heat wave of the year Monday as the country faces what the government warned is its worst drought on record. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
            
              Barnabas types on his phone as he works from the home office as a pool in the garden while his wife, Rebeka, left and sister-in-law, Emma, cool down in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Hungary has experienced several heat waves since mid June with day-time temperatures rising to 40 degrees Celsius and remaining at tropical levels through the night. In fact, the country recently shattered record for its hottest night ever when temperature of 25.4 C was measured in Budapest on July 26. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi)
            
              Migrants swim next to their overturned wooden boat during a rescue operation by Spanish NGO Open Arms at south of the Italian Lampedusa island at the Mediterranean sea, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Forty migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, two children and one woman, were rescued by NGO Open Arms crew members and Italian coast guard after their boat overturned and started to sink. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
            
              Migrants swim next to their overturned wooden boat during a rescue operation by Spanish NGO Open Arms at south of the Italian Lampedusa island at the Mediterranean sea, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Forty migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, two children and one woman, were rescued by NGO Open Arms crew members and Italian coast guard after their boat overturned and started to sink. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

August 4 – 11, 2022

From the opening of the European Championships in Munich to the victory of Real Madrid’s fifth UEFA Super Cup in Helsinki, to the funerals of civilian bodies exhumed from a mass grave in Bucha, Ukraine, to the rescued migrants at the sea near Lampedusa and the presidential election in Kenya, this gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. The selection was curated by Athens chief photographer Thanassis Stavrakis.

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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa