A lot a has happened over this week. India witnessed its biggest nationwide strike by the trade union government. Manipur continued to boil due to violent crashes between the mob and police . India won its 3rd test match against Sri Lanka. Pictures of Alyan , the Syrian kid who was washed ashore while trying to run away from the war, went viral trigerring global heartbreak. In the midst of all this, Hardik Patel and his antics remained the main attraction of the political circuit.

ScoopWhoop presents a news wrap up of the week that was:

This undated image released by UNESCO shows the site of the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria. A satellite image on Monday, 31 August, 2015, shows that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, a United Nations agency said. The image was taken a day after a massive explosion was set off near the 2,000-year-old temple in the city occupied by Islamic State militants | Source: PTI

Women sort onions at Mundera wholesale market amidst the soaring price of the vegetable, in Allahabad on Tuesday | Source: PTI

Indian cricketers pose with the trophy after they won a test cricket series against Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, 1 September, 2015. India won the third cricket test match by 117 runs and the series by 2-1 | Source: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing NDA's Parivartan Rally at the Airport Ground in Bhagalpur on Tuesday | Source: PTI

Irate protesters burn a police vehicle in Churachandpur district of Manipur on Tuesday in protest against the passage of allegedly 'anti-tribal' bills in the Manipur assembly | Source: PTI

Security personnel drag away activists of All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO) during a protest in support of Bharat Bandh called by trade unions and in demand to scrap semester system in colleges, in Guwahati on Wednesday | Source: PTI

People hold posters with drawings depicting a drowned Syrian toddler during a demonstration for refugee rights in Istanbul, Turkey, 3 September, 2015 | Source: Reuters

Aylan Kurdi is seen in an undated photo provided by the Kurdi family. Abdullah Kurdi, distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their bodies on Thursday and prepared to take them back to their home town of Kobani | Source: Reuters

Prabhaben Patel, mother of Shwetang Patel, weeps as convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti Hardik Patel consoles her during prayer meeting of her son in Ahmedabad on Thursday | Source: PTI

Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic 'A Nightmare on Elm Street', died on Sunday, 30 August afternoon. He was 76 | Source: Reuters

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands in a car on his way to review the army as military band members play next to him, at the beginning of the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, 3 September, 2015. | Source: Reuters

Conflict between farmers and companies trying to secure land for industrial projects has hampered India's plans to expand its network of highways, build mines and other infrastructure, holding up about $300 billion of investment | Source: Reuters

President Barack Obama participates in a performance by native Alaskan dancers at Dillingham Middle School, Wednesday, 2 September, 2015, in Dillingham, Alaska. Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change | Source: PTI

Social activist Nafisa Ali showing her support to ex-servicemen agitating for One Rank One Pension (OROP) at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi, on Wednesday. | Source: PTI