Here’s a look back at Los Angeles Times staff photography for August 2017. We begin in Texas, where Hurricane Harvey unleashed its wrath and is now being estimated as the second-costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, trailing only Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Millions watched as the moon’s shadow blotted out the sun in a grand celestial show that had not been visible across America in nearly a century.
In sports, the U.S. Open of Surfing did not disappoint, and the Dodgers continued their march to the playoffs. We add scenes from the AVP Manhattan Beach Open and preseason football back in the Southland.
Sprinkle in scenics, protests, and the reopening of Angels Flight, and you have our visual report for August 2017. Enjoy
Rising flood waters stranded hundreds of residents of Twin Oaks Village in Clodine, Texas, where a collection of small boat owners coordinated to bring most to dry ground. Full coverage
A man is beaten as counter-protesters clash with white supremacists at MLK Park in Berkeley. Read story
An injured protester is carried away after police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd outside the convention center where the president was speaking in Phoenix. More photos
Officers on foot and horseback confront anti-Trump protesters near the end of an America First rally in Laguna Beach. Read story
An anti-Trump protester at an America First rally in Laguna Beach. Read story
Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, who was detained in late February while dropping his daughters off at school, is reunited with family as he prays at a shrine to Saint Jude the Apostle at the Historic Mission San Conrado after being released. Read story
Family members and friends weep for Juan Jose Burgoin Fausto and Edwin Guerrero Burgoin at the family's home in San Jose del Cabo. The two were gunned down in broad daylight in the northern part of the city. Read story
U.S. Border Patrol agent Eduardo Olmos apprehends a man trying to climb the secondary fence into Border Field State Park, San Diego, from Playas de Tijuana.
In-camera multiple exposure of the solar eclipse as seen in Salem, Ore. More photos
Tatiana Kalish views the eclipse at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. More photos
The diamond ring effect of the eclipse is seen from Jackson Hole, Wyo. Nationwide, the moon fully blotted out the sun for up to three minutes. More photos
Charo, the Spanish musician and pop-culture fixture, gives a preview of some of the moves she'll use in her upcoming performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Read story
Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds ham it up in Beverly Hills. Read story
Actress Kaley Cuoco jumps into her pool with her dog Shirley. Norman didn't make the plunge. Read story
Police evacuate Huntington Beach as a thunderstorm with potential lightning approached the area.
Drummer Steve Hideg, 85, blind in one eye and deaf in one ear, gets dressed in his East Hollywood apartment before heading to play drums at Callender's Grill in Los Angeles. Read story
Meah Collins wipes out during the final of the junior women's heat at the Vans U.S. Open Surf Championships in Huntington Beach. Read story
Yasiel Puig celebrates with fans after his game-winning hit against the White Sox at Dodger Stadium.
Dodgers outfielder Curtis Granderson poses with a fan before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram mingles with fans after a Chargers-Rams joint practice at UC Irvine.
Chargers safety Dexter McCoil returns an interception 99 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter against the Saints at StubHub Center. Read story
Taylor Crabb returns a volley against the team of Ricardo Santos and Reid Priddy during a first-round match in the Manhattan Beach Open.
Bruin football players open training camp at the new Spaulding Field on the UCLA campus.
Residents James Hathaway and his son Alex, 9, fish on the banks of the Snake River in Idaho Falls.
Roxanne Lang and her granddaughter, Kiera Freeman, embrace as they look around the town of Nipton. Read story
Chad Evett as King George III, left, and Katie Aiani as George Washington, right, take a selfie with Olivia Kimbley at the preview performance of "Hamilton," at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Read story
Sixth-grader Joshua Thornton yells out to classmates during a lunchtime race at the Boys Academic Leadership Academy in South LA. Read story
Shaun Estevez, left, uncle of 5-year-old murder victim Aramazd Andressian Jr., and Ana Estevez, the boy's mother, give emotional statements in an Alhambra courtroom during the sentencing of Aramazd Andressian Sr., who confessed to murdering his son after a trip to Disneyland this year. Read story
Ian Oshaughnessy sings with other community members at a Light Up The Night rally in advance of expected weekend demonstrations in San Francisco.
The family of Juan Castillo -- from left, father Jorge Castillo Sr., mother Lourdes, brother Jorge and cousin Samantha -- attend a football game that included a tribute to retire the number of the former captain of the Santa Monica Vikings, who was fatally shot this year. Read story
A woman shelters in the shade of the entrance to the California Science Center in Exposition Park, where the temperature reached the high 90s. More photos
Renee Wright is filled with emotion after being baptized by Bishop John Moore, left, during the Disciples on the Move Ministry's 20th Annual Venice Beach Crusade.
Amid an excessive heat warning, Luis Alvarez swings in a hammock with his 11-month-old son, Adrian Alvarez, in the shade at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. More photos
Kristine Smith, left, Mathew Krogen, Matthew Eppes and Bobby Crissy capture their Angels Flight ride on Thursday. The railway, which spans nearly 300 feet, was recently featured in the film La La Land. Read story