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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

MUD FESTIVALS, SWIMMING with bulls and the God-given right to wear a colander on your head – it’s been a strange old week…

The week in photos
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  • By a whisker

    An aged displaced person lives in his makeshift home in Karachi, Pakistan (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
  • Seeing red

    A group of young Buddhist monks parade seeking alms in Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena)
  • Knee deep in trouble

    Rupert Murdoch relaxes in his car as the phone hacking scandal rolls on (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)
  • Child worker

    Imran Sheir, 10, at work in a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
  • Sofa, so good

    Youths before an Eleventh Night bonfire in New Mossley, on the outskirts of Belfast (Paul Faith/PA Wire)
  • All white on the night

    Palestinian girls in wedding dresses at Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza City (AP Photo /Adel Hana)
  • A dog's life

    Milo the Saint Bernard walks on a street with his owner in Bangkok, Thailand (AP Photo/Sakchai Lait)
  • It's all a twirl

    Participants at the US Baton Twirling Championships in Little Rock, Arkansas (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
  • 'Doga'

    Students practice Dog Yoga, or 'Doga', with their pets during a lesson in Hong Kong (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
  • Feeding time

    Raquel Borges feeds paralysed lion Ariel, who has a degenerative brain condition, in Sao Paulo, Brazil (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
  • A band apart

    Young band members wait to join a Twelfth of July march by Orangemen in Belfast (Paul Faith/PA Wire)
  • Daily bread

    An Egyptian bread vendor among protesters at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
  • Ice day at work, dear?

    Workers at an ice factory in Baghdad, Iraq (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
  • Pasta joke

    Niko Alm, who won a three-year battle for the right to wear a pasta strainer on his head in his driving license photo (AP Photo/Niko Alm)
  • Feeling bullish

    Revellers jump into the sea followed by a bull, during the Bulls to the Sea festival in Denia, Spain (AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante)
  • Tiny teapots

    A curator examines a miniature tea set 1cm in height, made by Russian goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
  • Rest station

    Passengers sleep on a platform at the railway station in Bhubaneswar, India (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
  • Abuse scandal

    Cardinal Sean Brady speaks after the release of the Cloyne report in Portadown, Co Armagh (Paul Faith/PA Wire)
  • Spitting image

    A competitor in the watermelon-seed spitting event at the Redneck Games in Atlanta, Georgia (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
  • Zipping along

    An Iranian woman, veiled head to toe, descends a zip line at a park in Tehran (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
  • Female flyers

    Four Afghan women in training to be military pilots at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Glorious mud

    Children during the annual Mud Day in Westland, Michigan (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  • Horsing around

    A boy breaks in a horse at Kyrgyzstan's Susamyr valley (AP Photo/ Maxim Shubovich)
  • All that you can leave behind

    The debris after festival-goers left the Oxegen campsite (Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
  • Making a splash

    Ukrainian women's rights group Femen protest against a switch-off of the public hot water supply in central Kiev, Ukraine (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
  • Spotted

    Cheetah cubs at a zoo in Wuppertal, Germany (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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