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Pictures of the week: August 16 - 22
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  • Artist Yuri Suzuki with his sculpture Sonic Bloom at Brown Hart Gardens in Mayfair, London. Picture date: Friday August 20, 2021.

  • Michael Stanley, known as 'Major Mick', with his home-made boat 'Tintanic II' at the Falkirk Wheel where he took his boat onto the rotating boat lift to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK. The 80-year-old retired Army major plans to row 100 miles on rivers, canals and open water in the UK. Picture date: Friday August 20, 2021.

  • CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 20: Charley Hull of England plays a bunker shot on the seventh hole during Day Two of the AIG Women's Open at Carnoustie Golf Links on August 20, 2021 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by Warren Little/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

  • People zip wire across the sea from Bournemouth pier towards the beach. Picture date: Friday August 20, 2021.

  • GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 20: Osaze Urhoghide during a Celtic training session at Lennoxtown on August 20, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

  • A man walks past the London Eye in Westminster, London. Picture date: Thursday August 19, 2021.

  • Racegoers trackside during Darley Yorkshire Oaks day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival 2021 at York racecourse. Picture date: Thursday August 19, 2021. See PA story RACING York. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder.

  • EDITORIAL USE ONLY General views at the unveiling of three interactive 'Tree Giants at the Lexicon Shopping Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire, which have been commissioned by Bracknell Forest Council to launch its Forest Guardianship campaign, highlighting the preservation and conservation of the surrounding Bracknell Forest. Picture date: Thursday August 19, 2021.

  • Aditi Jehangir as Dorothy and Ewan Shand as Scarecrow alongside Brian McDavid as a Stormtrooper representing Wizard of Oz and Star Wars two of the popular films lined-up for this year's Film Fest in the City as they walk between deck chairs at an outdoor viewing area in St Andrew Square, as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Picture date: Thursday August 19, 2021.

  • Artist Paul Curtis paints a mural of Anne Williams, the mother of Hillsborough victim Kevin Williams, on a building in the Anfield area of Liverpool. Picture date: Wednesday August 18, 2021.

  • Pin badges on the jacket of a member of the racecourse staff during Juddmonte International day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival 2021 at York racecourse. Picture date: Wednesday August 18, 2021. See PA story RACING York. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder.

  • A National Trust textile conservator assessing conservation treatment of a doll from the Uppark dolls' house, one of the two most important 18th-century dolls' houses in Britain, at the National Trust Textile Conservation Studio in Norwich, Norfolk. The rare house gives a snapshot of 18th-century life in a country house and is accurate in every detail, with individual oil paintings and real marked silver. Following the restoration project it will go back on display later this year at Uppark, a National Trust property in West Sussex. Picture date: Wednesday August 18, 2021.

  • EDITORIAL USE ONLY Adventurer, Sacha Dench (also known as The Human Swan) visits The Women's Open as part of her 'Round Britain Climate Challenge', world record attempt, sponsored by Mastercard at Carnoustie in Scotland. Picture date: Wednesday August 18, 2021.

  • NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT ON SIGNS People hold signs and Afghanistan flags during a demonstration in Parliament Square, London. Boris Johnson has said it is an "illusion" to think Britain alone could have prevented the collapse of Afghanistan after the US withdrew its forces. Picture date: Wednesday August 18, 2021.

  • A general view of the Repatriation Memorial Garden in Carterton near RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, The garden was built after the repatriation flights were moved to RAF Brize Norton during the Afghan conflict. British troops are racing against the clock to get remaining UK nationals and their local allies out of Afghanistan following the dramatic fall of the country's Western-backed government to the Taliban. Picture date: Monday August 16, 2021.

  • EDITORIAL USE ONLY Lifeguards, Michaela Clarricoats and Sam Woodward, unveil RNLI and Ford's new sustainable flip flops on Margate Beach, which imprint the charities safety message 'Float to Live' into the sand, to raise awareness of the five-step life-saving advice people should follow if they get into trouble in open water. Issue date: Tuesday August 17, 2021.

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16: Holly Humberstone performs a sold out show at Omeara London on August 16, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

  • A Royal Air Force (RAF) Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport plane taxis on the tarmac to take off from the airfield at RAF Brize Norton, southern England, on August 17, 2021. - Britain is sending 900 soldiers back to Afghanistan over the coming days to help with repatriations and evacuations following the rapid Taliban takeover of the country. Officials are aiming to take 1,200 to 1,500 people from Afghanistan a day, with the first flight having landed at a British air force base on the night of August 15. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

  • EDITORIAL USE ONLY Morwenna Del Mar from Covent Garden Sinfonia orchestra's string quartet, perform a rendition of The Walking Dead's theme tune at Piccadilly Circus in London to celebrate the launch of the 11th and final season of the show. Picture date: Monday August 16, 2021.

  • Flags and banners are hung on a large bonfire being built to mark the Catholic Feast of the Assumption in the Galliagh area of Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture date: Sunday August 15, 2021.

  • A man dressed as Prime Minister Boris Johnson stretches after racing against a clock in Pacific Quay with the back drop of the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, to highlight the climate change petition by Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf). Picture date: Monday August 16, 2021.

  • Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli (left) and Son Heung-min celebrate after the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday August 15, 2021.

  • Ryann O'Toole after finishing her round on the 18th during day four of the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open at Dumbarnie Links, St Andrews. Picture date: Sunday August 15, 2021.

  • People take part in a minute's silence outside Plymouth Guildhall in memory of the five people that were killed by gunman Jake Davison in a firearms incident on Thursday evening in the city. Picture date: Monday August 16, 2021.

  • EDITORS NOTE Children's faces have been pixelated as the PA Picture Desk has been unable to gain the necessary permission to photograph a child under 16 on issues involving their welfare. A young child is carried ashore as a group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Dover, Kent, by Border Force officers, following a small boat incident in the Channel. Picture date: Sunday August 15, 2021.

  • Geronimo the alpaca at Shepherds Close Farm in Wooton Under Edge, Gloucestershire. A court is due to decide whether Geornimo can be granted a stay of execution from his destruction in order for further evidence to be produced. Helen Macdonald, the owner of Geronimo - who has twice tested positive for bovine TB - has lodged an urgent application for a temporary injunction at the High Court in London to prevent her beloved pet being put down. Picture date: Wednesday August 18, 2021.

  • Gurkha veteran, Dhan Gurung (left) on day 12 of a hunger strike opposite Downing Street in London after returning from hospital this morning where he was admitted for a suspected heart attack last night. Mr Gurung along with Gurkha widow, Pushpa Rana Ghale (right) are calling for equal pensions for those soldiers who retired before 1997 but are not eligible for a full UK armed forces pension. Picture date: Wednesday August 18, 2021.

  • Conservation specialist Joe Picalli carries out high-level repairs of the castle walls at English Heritage's 12th century Framlingham Castle in Suffolk. Picture date: Thursday August 19, 2021.

  • EDITORIAL USE ONLY Former footballers, John Barnes and Neil Ruddock hand out Quorn Meat-Free Steak Match Day Pies, to Liverpool fans at Anfield stadium, ahead of Saturday's match against Burnley. Issue date: Thursday August 19, 2021.

  • People enjoy the mild weather on the beach at Bournemouth, Dorset. Picture date: Friday August 20, 2021.