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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures…

THIS IS THE week that was, in pictures…

The week in photos
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  • China

    Children plays at a water fountain in Sanlitun Village during summer day in Beijing, China, on 17 July, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  • Afghanistan

    An Afghan street vendor man sells insect nets and brooms, as he twines cord while waiting for customers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 17 July, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
  • Macedonia

    A relative of the bridegroom gives a cake and jewellery as a present for the bride, during the traditional Galicnik Wedding on 17 July, 2011, in Macedonia's western village of Galicnik. Traditional Galicnik Wedding is held every year on the first weekend after the Orthodox St. Peter's day. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
  • UK

    Wet weather at the Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Suffolk, on 17 July. (PA, Matt Crossick, EMPICS Entertainment)
  • US

    A man who ran onto the field wearing a wedding gown during a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals is led away by an Atlanta police officer in Atlanta on 16 July, 2011. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
  • Iraq

    Shiite pilgrims gather at the Imam Abbas shrine for a major religious festival in Karbala, 80 km (50 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq on 16 July, 2011. The Shabaniyah festival marks the birth of Mohammed al-Mahdi, the 12th Shiite imam who disappeared in the 9th century. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
  • US

    A frog looks ahead before taking a leap during a frog-jump contest in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
  • Britain Phone Hacking

  • Russia

    Participants in a high heel race wait for a start of a high heel race in Moscow, Russia, on 9 July, 2011. The "High Heel Race" competition attracted about 100 eager participants. (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
  • UK

    General view of the Lovebox music festival held in Victoria Park, Hackney, London. (PA, John Phillips/EMPICS Entertainment)
  • Kenya

    A Somali boy screams as a medical worker replaces his IV needle, for injecting medicine as part of his treatment for malnutrition, at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Dagahaley Camp, outside Dadaab, Kenya, on 15 July, 2011. East Africa's drought is battering Somali children, hundreds of whom have been left for dead on the long, dry journey to the world's largest refugee complex in Dadaab, northern Kenya. UNICEF on Thursday called the drought and refugee crisis "the most severe humanitarian emergency in the world." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
  • Spain

    People say good bye with candles as they react in front of a wall, singing the song " Pobre de Mi," at the end of San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, northern Spain on 15 July, 2011. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • US

    Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous wind-blown pose, stands on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • UK

    Spectators with colourful trousers follow USA's John Daly at the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George's, Sandwich.
  • UK

    Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire, celebrate during a photo call at the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa in Falkirk, after they scooped £161 million in Tuesday's EuroMillions draw.
  • Kenya

    An armed Kenya Wildlife Services ranger watches as confiscated ivory burns at Kenya Wildlife Training School, Manyani, Kenya, on 20 July, 2011. In a bid to combat illegal ivory trade in Africa, Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) announced The African Law Enforcement Day by burning 5 tons of contraband ivory at the Kenya Wildlife Training School. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
  • Israel

    An Ultra-Orthodox Jew falls down while running away from security forces moving in to clear a demonstration against a municipal parking lot that is open on the Jewish Sabbath, in Jerusalem on 16 July, 2011. Ultra-Orthodox activists have repeatedly staged protests since the parking lot opened two years ago, saying operating it on a Saturday is a desecration of the Sabbath, Judaism's biblically-mandated day of rest. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
  • UK

    Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy tees off from the 18th tee during round two of the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George's, Sandwich.
  • South Korea

    A South Korean man participates in the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong , South Korea, on 17 July, 2011. The 14th annual mud festival features mud wrestling, mud sliding and a mud king contest. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
  • China

    Greece's Spyros Gianniotis pulls off his cap after winning th men's 10km Open Water swimming event at the FINA Swimming World Championships at Jinshan Beach in Shanghai, China on 20 July. Gianniotis finished with a time of 1:54.24.7. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
  • Ireland

    Members of Paper Dolls, (top left - right) Emily Aoibheann, Karen Anderson, Niamh Creely and Elaine McGuire (bottom) attend a photocall in the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar, Dublin, to launch details of the 2011 programme of events for the 17th annual Absolut Fringe Festival in Dublin. (Julien Behal/PA Wire)
  • UK

    File photo dated 27/10/2010 of Sotheby's employee Chloe Stead holding 'Self Portrait with a Black Eye' by British artist Lucian Freud at Sotheby's auction house, London. (PA Image)
  • China

    Spain's Andrea Fuentes and Ora Carbonell compete in the synchronised swimming Duets Free final, at the FINA 2011 Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, on 22 July, 2011. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
  • South Korea

    A turtle swims with sardines as part of summer vacation event at an Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, on 22 July, 2011. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)
  • Norway

    A victim is treated outside government buildings in the centre of Oslo on 22 July, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents. (AP Photo/Fartein Rudjord)
  • Norway

    The wreckage of a car lies outside government buildings in the centre of Oslo on July 22, 2011, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office. (AP Photo/Fartein Rudjord)

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