US swimmer Diana Nyad isn't the only one soaking up the end of Summer. While the 64-year-old athlete made history with her nonstop Cuba-to-Florida swim, tennis players took their talents to the court in NYC for the US Open, where Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears was spotted cheering from the stands before he lost in the 10th game of his quarter final. In Europe, traditions in different countries drew crowds of people, including a centuries-old theater performance in Prague, a boat race in Venice, and a horseback-riding procession in Spain. Catch up on the world's recent news by checking out the best pictures of the week!
Racers prepared for the 2013 Venice Historical Regatta, a gondolini race along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
During the US Open, a stunning sunset glowed over the NYC skyline, offering an incredible view from Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Andy Murray's girlfriend, Kim Sears, and his mom, Judy Murray, cheered him on from the stands during his fourth-round match at the US Open in NYC.
Horsemen rode in a procession during the Agricultural Cavalcade in Spain, an annual ride from the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Light to the Church of San Mateo.
US swimmer Diana Nyad completed a three-day, nonstop swim  from Cuba to Florida, making history as the first person to ever do so without the help of a shark cage for protection.
Old and New
In California, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge opened up beside the original structure.
After he was caught playing poker during a recent hearing, Senator John McCain held up his cell phone with a laugh to show that he was fully focused before the Senate Foreign Relationship Committee's vote on a Syria resolution.
In Somerset, England, fog filled the air during sunrise in the fields.
In Prague, people gathered at an amphitheater for a performance of The Bartered Bride for the 100th anniversary of the first performance.
Lady in Red
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands carried flowers after her visit to Wageningen University, where she opened the academic year.
Dancing at Dawn
People in London participated in an early-hours rave event with DJs and massages at Village Underground, sweating it out during the dance event that aims to give people a fun way to get fit in the morning.
People headed outside to enjoy an end-of-Summer heat wave in London, England.
Heads of state and organizations from around the world gathered in Saint Petersburg, Russia, for the G20 summit.
A visitor passed by a 3D HD presentation by LG at the IFA 2013 Consumer Electronics Trade Fair in Berlin.
A sculpture called "Alien" by David Breuer-Weil was displayed at the Chatsworth House in England for the Sotheby's Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition, which showcased the work of famous artists from across the globe.