Saturday, 29 July 2017

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

African migrants try to reach a Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship after falling from a punctured rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea, about 12 miles north of Sabratha, Libya on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of migrants are smuggled out of Libya across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe each year by traffickers using unseaworthy craft.
African migrants try to reach a Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship after falling from a punctured rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea, about 12 miles north of Sabratha, Libya on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of migrants are smuggled out of Libya across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe each year by traffickers using unseaworthy craft.
       
Boys play outside their flooded homes after heavy rains from tropical storm Gorio flooded parts of metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Strong rains caused floods in low-lying areas and classes were suspended in most schools in the capital.
Boys play outside their flooded homes after heavy rains from tropical storm Gorio flooded parts of metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Strong rains caused floods in low-lying areas and classes were suspended in most schools in the capital.              
University students wearing traditional Korean dresses wait in the rain for the start of a group dance on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.
University students wearing traditional Korean dresses wait in the rain for the start of a group dance on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.            
Tables and chairs of a cafe sit empty in the flooded Marktplatz square in Goslar, Germany, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Heavy rains in Germany have led to flooding in some areas.
Tables and chairs of a cafe sit empty in the flooded Marktplatz square in Goslar, Germany, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Heavy rains in Germany have led to flooding in some areas.            
Railroad ties burn at the Barca da Amieira-Envendos train station outside the village of Sao Jose das Matas, near Macao, central Portugal, Wednesday, July 26 2017. More than 2,300 firefighters with over 700 vehicles are tackling wildfires in Portugal, where large areas of woodland are scorched in the summers. The flames were driven by powerful winds across steep hillsides of dense pine and eucalyptus forest Wednesday.
Railroad ties burn at the Barca da Amieira-Envendos train station outside the village of Sao Jose das Matas, near Macao, central Portugal, Wednesday, July 26 2017. More than 2,300 firefighters with over 700 vehicles are tackling wildfires in Portugal, where large areas of woodland are scorched in the summers. The flames were driven by powerful winds across steep hillsides of dense pine and eucalyptus forest Wednesday.                                
The Islamic Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City is seen trough a door decorated with a Jewish Star of David, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Israel has begun dismantling metal detectors it installed a week earlier at the gates of a contested Jerusalem shrine, amid widespread Muslim protests.
The Islamic Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City is seen trough a door decorated with a Jewish Star of David, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Israel has begun dismantling metal detectors it installed a week earlier at the gates of a contested Jerusalem shrine, amid widespread Muslim protests.          
A Kurdish man mourns as he sits next to the grave of his friend who was killed while fighting against Islamic State militants in Raqqa, at a cemetery in Kobani, Syria, Friday, July 28, 2017. Islamic State militants have carried out a deadly attack on U.S.-backed forces in Syria, killing and wounding many fighters and civilians, Syrian monitors and an IS-linked media outlet said Friday.
A Kurdish man mourns as he sits next to the grave of his friend who was killed while fighting against Islamic State militants in Raqqa, at a cemetery in Kobani, Syria, Friday, July 28, 2017. Islamic State militants have carried out a deadly attack on U.S.-backed forces in Syria, killing and wounding many fighters and civilians, Syrian monitors and an IS-linked media outlet said Friday.          
A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter runs in front of a damaged building as he crosses a street on the front line, in Raqqa city, Syria, Thursday, July 27, 2017. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, but the push into the northern city has slowed due to stiff resistance and large amounts of explosives planted by extremists, a spokeswoman for the fighters and monitors said Thursday.
A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter runs in front of a damaged building as he crosses a street on the front line, in Raqqa city, Syria, Thursday, July 27, 2017. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, but the push into the northern city has slowed due to stiff resistance and large amounts of explosives planted by extremists, a spokeswoman for the fighters and monitors said Thursday.                                    
A demonstrator waves a flag with a crossed out image of President Nicolas Maduro during a tribute to those killed during protests against his administration, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 24, 2017. The opposition is staging daily protests days before Maduro launches the rewriting of the country's constitution.
A demonstrator waves a flag with a crossed out image of President Nicolas Maduro during a tribute to those killed during protests against his administration, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 24, 2017. The opposition is staging daily protests days before Maduro launches the rewriting of the country's constitution.                                                                      
Farmers wearing straw hats take part in a march protesting the North American Free Trade Agreement in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. More than a thousand farmers from multiple Mexican states gathered for a demonstration against the treaty that has allowed in lower-priced imported grains from the U.S. which farmers say have harmed their ability to make a living.
Farmers wearing straw hats take part in a march protesting the North American Free Trade Agreement in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. More than a thousand farmers from multiple Mexican states gathered for a demonstration against the treaty that has allowed in lower-priced imported grains from the U.S. which farmers say have harmed their ability to make a living.                      
Isabel Nunes, who works as a beautician, attends a women's march to mark the International Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women's Day, and protest against racist and sexist oppression, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Isabel Nunes, who works as a beautician, attends a women's march to mark the International Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women's Day, and protest against racist and sexist oppression, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.                                                    
In this photo made with a long exposure, cars drive by as lightning strikes during thunderstorms in Oberursel, Germany, near Frankfurt on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
In this photo made with a long exposure, cars drive by as lightning strikes during thunderstorms in Oberursel, Germany, near Frankfurt on Saturday, July 22, 2017.                          
Anti-government protesters run from advancing Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers on the first day of a 48-hour general strike in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. President Nicolas Maduro is promoting the constitution rewrite as a means of resolving Venezuela's political standoff and economic crisis, but opposition leaders are boycotting it.
Anti-government protesters run from advancing Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers on the first day of a 48-hour general strike in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. President Nicolas Maduro is promoting the constitution rewrite as a means of resolving Venezuela's political standoff and economic crisis, but opposition leaders are boycotting it.                                  
People walk along the shore of Lake Bracciano, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) northwest of Rome, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Rome area's governor last week ordered no more water drawn from Lake Bracciano, which supplies much of the Italian capital, raising risk for staggered water supply shutdowns as long as eight hours daily in alternating neighborhoods. Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans at risk for drastic water rationing starting later this week.
People walk along the shore of Lake Bracciano, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) northwest of Rome, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Rome area's governor last week ordered no more water drawn from Lake Bracciano, which supplies much of the Italian capital, raising risk for staggered water supply shutdowns as long as eight hours daily in alternating neighborhoods. Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans at risk for drastic water rationing starting later this week.                                                    
Rescue workers looking for survivors watch as debris falls from a collapsed building in a densely populated neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Officials said a four-story residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city resulting in multiple casualties. Building collapses are not uncommon in the West African powerhouse where corruption is rampant and infrastructure often poor.
Rescue workers looking for survivors watch as debris falls from a collapsed building in a densely populated neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Officials said a four-story residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city resulting in multiple casualties. Building collapses are not uncommon in the West African powerhouse where corruption is rampant and infrastructure often poor.                                                            
Residents pull a rope in an improvised raft to cross a swollen river caused by tropical storm Gorio on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Strong rains caused floods in low-lying areas and classes were suspended in most schools in the capital due to bad weather.
Residents pull a rope in an improvised raft to cross a swollen river caused by tropical storm Gorio on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Strong rains caused floods in low-lying areas and classes were suspended in most schools in the capital due to bad weather.          
A billowy layer of fog hovers over Webb Lake on a chilly morning where the temperature dropped into the mid-40s, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Weld, Maine.
A billowy layer of fog hovers over Webb Lake on a chilly morning where the temperature dropped into the mid-40s, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Weld, Maine.                  
Kids play on rocks in Sunset Bay as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Coos Bay, Ore.
Kids play on rocks in Sunset Bay as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Coos Bay, Ore.

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