The world in photos this week

A selection of photos from some of the biggest news that you might have missed this week.


Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads an emergency meeting following a coup attempt in Turkey.


People watch a speech by Turkey’s president at Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had announced a three month state of emergency following a failed coup.

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Workers demolish a hotel that was allegedly the meeting point of the plotters who planned the failed coup. The hotel had been subject to fines and demolition orders since 1993, and the directive to demolish the hotel was approved by the mayor three days after the failed coup.


A protester holds a flower during a clash with police in Cleveland, during the second day of the Republican convention.


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence (2nd-R), Barron Trump (2nd-L) and his wife Melania Trump (L) look on during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

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An Indiana State Police officer runs through a fountain with a small child in Public Square, Cleveland, during the final day of the Republican convention.


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.


Libyan forces fire their weapons during a battle with ISIS fighters in Sirte, Libya.

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Comrades and families of the Chinese U.N. peacekeepers killed in a recent attack in South Sudan attend the farewell ceremony at a funeral parlor.

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Refugees and migrants from Eritrea, Mali, and Bangladesh wait on a dinghy to be rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, near Sabratha, Libya.


A navy honor guard prepares for a welcome ceremony for US Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, at the Chinese Navy Headquarters in Beijing.


President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles. Kettles distinguished himself in combat operations near Duc Pho, Vietnam, and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of his own crew members.


A man sitting in an ice bucket eats peppers during a competition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. As the ground temperature reached 40 degrees Celsius in Hangzhou, tourists competed eating peppers while sitting in the ice buckets to feel hot and cool at the same time.

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Oakland Athletics’ Josh Reddick, right, places sunflower seeds inside the hood of Tyler Ladendorf during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros.


Cyclists pass the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France in Culoz, France.