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This Week in Pictures: 31 August - 6 September

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Meet Sputnik's weekly collection of photos which offer you a look at some of the most important and eye-catching events in different parts of the world.

The Russian city of Vladivostok hosted the Eastern Economic Forum which brought together businessmen and politicians from across the Asia-Pacific region.  On the sidelines of the forum, the guests enjoyed a diverse cultural and sports programme – do not hesitate to check out photos of the event.

Hurricane Dorian has remained in the headlines in the US and worldwide due to its strength – it hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm on Sunday, causing huge damage to the region.  

Apart from this, there has been a variety of other interesting events in different countries across the globe - you can find all the details in Sputnik's gallery. 

© AP Photo / Jeenah MoonRevelers participate in the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Revelers participate in the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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Revelers participate in the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.
© AFP 2021 / Anthony WallaceProtests in the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong on August 31, 2019
Protests in the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong on August 31, 2019 - Sputnik International
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Protests in the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong on August 31, 2019
© Sputnik / Aleksander Kryazhev / Go to the photo bankDancers wearing national costumes perform during an exhibition at the Fifth Eastern Economic Forum on Russky Island in Vladivostok
Dancers wearing national costumes perform during an exhibition at the Fifth Eastern Economic Forum on Russky Island in Vladivostok - Sputnik International
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Dancers wearing national costumes perform during an exhibition at the Fifth Eastern Economic Forum on Russky Island in Vladivostok
© Sputnik / Grigory Sysoev / Go to the photo bankRussian President Vladimir Putin during a ceremony to award winners of the Third International Judo Tournament among juniors which took place as part of the Fifth Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
Russian President Vladimir Putin during a ceremony to award winners of the Third International Judo Tournament among juniors which took place as part of the Fifth Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. - Sputnik International
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Russian President Vladimir Putin during a ceremony to award winners of the Third International Judo Tournament among juniors which took place as part of the Fifth Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
© AFP 2021 / Francois WalschaertsParticipants take part in the 5km race The Color Run, in the Tour et Taxis district of Brussels on August 31, 2019.
Participants take part in the 5km race The Color Run, in the Tour et Taxis district of Brussels on August 31, 2019. - Sputnik International
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Participants take part in the 5km race The Color Run, in the Tour et Taxis district of Brussels on August 31, 2019.
© AFP 2021 / Manjunath KiranMembers of the Karnataka Congress scuffle with police as they burn tyres and shout slogans against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah during a protest staged by the party in Bangalore on September 4, 2019
Members of the Karnataka Congress scuffle with police as they burn tyres and shout slogans against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah during a protest staged by the party in Bangalore on September 4, 2019 - Sputnik International
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Members of the Karnataka Congress scuffle with police as they burn tyres and shout slogans against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah during a protest staged by the party in Bangalore on September 4, 2019
© Sputnik / Maksim Bogodvid / Go to the photo bankRussian female gymnasts in the final of the team performance at the World Challenge Cup-2019 in Kazan
Russian female gymnasts in the final of the team performance at the World Challenge Cup-2019 in Kazan  - Sputnik International
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Russian female gymnasts in the final of the team performance at the World Challenge Cup-2019 in Kazan
© Sputnik / Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankGirls at the MAKS-2019 international aviation and space show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow
Girls at the MAKS-2019 international aviation and space show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow - Sputnik International
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Girls at the MAKS-2019 international aviation and space show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow
© Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankA Su-30SM fighter jet of the 'Russian Knights' aerobatic team performs during the MAKS-2019 international aviation and space show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow.
A Su-30SM fighter jet of the 'Russian Knights' aerobatic team performs during the MAKS-2019 international aviation and space show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow. - Sputnik International
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A Su-30SM fighter jet of the 'Russian Knights' aerobatic team performs during the MAKS-2019 international aviation and space show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow.
© Photo : NASA / Nick HagueAstronaut Nick Hague, aboard the International Space Station, posted this photograph of Hurricane Dorian to Twitter on Sept. 2, 2019. He added, "You can feel the power of the storm when you stare into its eye from above. Stay safe everyone!".
Photograph of Hurricane Dorian made by astronaut Nick Hague aboard the International Space Station on 2 September 2019 - Sputnik International
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Astronaut Nick Hague, aboard the International Space Station, posted this photograph of Hurricane Dorian to Twitter on Sept. 2, 2019. He added, "You can feel the power of the storm when you stare into its eye from above. Stay safe everyone!".
© Sputnik / Vitaly Timkiv / Go to the photo bankFirst-grade pupils during a festive gathering dedicated to Knowledge Day at school No 11 in the Russian city of Krasnodar.
First-grade pupils during a festive gathering dedicated to Knowledge Day at school No 11 in the Russian city of Krasnodar. - Sputnik International
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First-grade pupils during a festive gathering dedicated to Knowledge Day at school No 11 in the Russian city of Krasnodar.
© Sputnik / Ekaterina Chesnokova / Go to the photo bankA lady posing for photos during the premiere of 'Chiara Ferragni - Unposted' at the 76th Venice Film Festival
A lady posing for photos during the premiere of 'Chiara Ferragni - Unposted' at the 76th Venice Film Festival - Sputnik International
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A lady posing for photos during the premiere of 'Chiara Ferragni - Unposted' at the 76th Venice Film Festival
© REUTERS / Dante CarrerWomen walk through the rubble in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the Great Abaco island town of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 3, 2019.
Women walk through the rubble in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the Great Abaco island town of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 3, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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Women walk through the rubble in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the Great Abaco island town of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 3, 2019.
© REUTERS / Valentyn OgirenkoModels present creations by Ukrainian designer Elvira Gasanova during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev, Ukraine
Models present creations by Ukrainian designer Elvira Gasanova during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev, Ukraine  - Sputnik International
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Models present creations by Ukrainian designer Elvira Gasanova during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev, Ukraine
© AFP 2021 / Mladen AntonovA cat wearing sunglasses leans on the shoulder of its owner at the "Pet Expo Championship" in Bangkok on August 30, 2019.
A cat wearing sunglasses leans on the shoulder of its owner at the Pet Expo Championship in Bangkok on August 30, 2019. - Sputnik International
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A cat wearing sunglasses leans on the shoulder of its owner at the "Pet Expo Championship" in Bangkok on August 30, 2019.
© Sputnik / Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankPromo models pose for pictures near KAMAZ vehicles at the Comtrans 2019 international car show in Moscow
Promo models pose for pictures near KAMAZ vehicles at the Comtrans 2019 international car show in Moscow - Sputnik International
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Promo models pose for pictures near KAMAZ vehicles at the Comtrans 2019 international car show in Moscow
© AFP 2021 / Laurent EMMANUELA lightning strikes over the Vittorio Emanuele II monument and its equestrian statue in Rome during a thunderstorm on September 2, 2019.
A lightning strikes over the Vittorio Emanuele II monument and its equestrian statue in Rome during a thunderstorm on September 2, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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A lightning strikes over the Vittorio Emanuele II monument and its equestrian statue in Rome during a thunderstorm on September 2, 2019.
© REUTERS / Andres Martinez CasaresDeputies argue before a session to present the general policy of the appointed Prime Minister Fritz William Michel at the Parliament in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 3, 2019.
Deputies argue before a session to present the general policy of the appointed Prime Minister Fritz William Michel at the Parliament in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 3, 2019. - Sputnik International
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Deputies argue before a session to present the general policy of the appointed Prime Minister Fritz William Michel at the Parliament in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 3, 2019.
© AFP 2021 / Mohssen Assanimoghaddam / dpaSheep stand on a dyke as clouds cover the sky over Tossens, northern Germany, on September 2, 2019.
Sheep stand on a dyke as clouds cover the sky over Tossens, northern Germany, on September 2, 2019.  - Sputnik International
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Sheep stand on a dyke as clouds cover the sky over Tossens, northern Germany, on September 2, 2019.
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