The world in photos this week

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


Turkish flags, with the control tower in the background, fly at half-mast at the country’s largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, following Tuesday’s blast in Istanbul, Turkey.

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A wounded girl from the Ataturk Airport suicide-bomb attack is carried to a hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul, killing at least 42 people and wounding 239 people.

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The SLS Five-Segment Solid Rocket Motor undergoes a static test fire at the Orbital ATK facility in Promontory, Utah.

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Reuters via Bill Ingalls/NASA

President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto stand in front of Parliament Hill for a group photo during the North America Leaders’ Summit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

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Russian cadets give an oath during a graduation ceremony in Moscow, Russia. After giving the oath to the Russian flag, girls and boys — graduates of Moscow cadet schools — received their diplomas during the official ceremony held inside of the Moscow Kremlin.


British military personnel stand at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior during a vigil to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme at Westminster Abbey on July 1, 2016, in London, England. The overnight vigil is being held to remember those who died in the battle of the Somme, which began 100 years ago. Armies of British and French soldiers fought against the German Empire, and over a million lives were lost.

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Actors dressed in World War I army fatigues gather in a group at Waterloo Station, to commemorate the start of the Battle of The Somme.

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Thousands of spectators watch as a cargo ship makes its way through the new Agua Clara locks, part of the Panama Canal expansion project.


Fans of Portugal watch the Euro 2016 soccer match between Portugal and Poland, at a public screening in downtown Lisbon, Portugal.

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Italy players celebrate at the end of the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Italy and Spain, at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.


Simone Biles competes in the vault during the US women’s gymnastics championships in St. Louis.


A man pushes a tub carrying children back home after school, in a flooded area in Duchang, Jiangxi Province, China.

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Reuters

People’s Liberation Army soldiers perform driving stunts at a naval base, celebrating the 19th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty from British rule, in Hong Kong.

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Bobby Yip/Reuters

Bangladeshi passengers try to climb on to the roof of an overcrowded train as they head home ahead of Eid al-Fitr at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of people working in Dhaka leave for their hometowns every year to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with their families.


Muslims offer prayers on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Maszid, or Mosque, in New Delhi, India. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar, by fasting from dawn until dusk.


A demonstrator with physical disabilities is detained by riot policemen during a protest calling on the government to provide a monthly subsidy, rather than an annual one, in La Paz, Bolivia.

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David Mercado/Reuters

The first of Britain’s new supersonic stealth strike fighters accompanied by two US Marine Corps F-35B aircraft arrive in the UK for the first time at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England.

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