This Week in Pictures: July 11-17

  • Triathletes compete in the 3.8km swimming stage as they take part in the Datev Challenge Roth triathlon in Hilpoltstein, southern Germany, July 12, 2015.
  • An aerial view of the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia, July 12, 2015. Russia will host the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in 2018 at 11 host cities including Yekaterinburg.
  • Brazil’s Daniele Matias Hypolito looks skyward as she waits for her score on the balance beam during women’s artistic gymnastics team competition in the Pan Am Games in Toronto, July 12, 2015. Brazil took the bronze medal, the United States won the gold, and Canada won the silver in the event.
  • The bright line of the Milky Way is seen above the puszta or Hungarian steppe of Hortobagy from the region of Balmazujvaros, 200 km east of Budapest, Hungary, late July 12, 2015.
  • Bullfighter Eugenio de Mora performs with a Conde de la Maza fighting bull during a bullfight at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, July 12, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls.
  • Pope Francis leaves aboard his popemobile after a meeting with youths in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12, 2015. In a historic visit, Francis’ first to Spanish-speaking South America, he confirmed himself as spokesman of the world’s most disenfranchised by giving voice to the voiceless and insisting the powerful listen to their plight and fix the global economic system to address their interests and not just those of the wealthy.
  • A pensioner waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece, July 13, 2015. After a whole night of haggling at an emergency summit, eurozone leaders clinched a deal with Greece on Monday to negotiate a third bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the eurozone.
  • A girl cries after her father was killed by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen’s capital Sanaa July 13, 2015. Saudi-led air raids killed 21 civilians in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Monday morning, relatives of the victims and medics told Reuters, two days after the start of a United Nations-brokered humanitarian truce that Riyadh does not recognise. 
  • A drummer performs in the shadows of models at the Cadet presentation during Men’s Fashion Week in New York, July 13, 2015. The four-day event by the Council of Fashion Designers of America is the New York debut of Fashion Week: Men’s.
  • People play while cooling off in a public fountain as temperatures soared to around 104 degrees Fahrenheit in central Madrid, Spain, July 13, 2015.
  • A helicopter drops water on a burning structure at Irvine Lake during the firefighting efforts on July 13, 2015, in Orange County, Calif. County fire officials say the blaze broke out Thursday in the unincorporated Silverado Canyon area near Irvine Lake.
  • An Asian elephant swims a 65-meters long pool at Fuji Safari Park in Susono, at the foot of Mt. Fuji, southwest of Tokyo, July 13, 2015. The park was inspired by the images of elephants swimming in the ocean and wanted to build a facility exactly demonstrating something little known in Japan — that elephants can actually swim.
  • A tornado builds and travels southwest causing damage near Dean Road and 82nd Avenue in Hutchinson, Kansas, on July 13, 2015.
  • Palestinian worshipers pray the ‘Tarawih’ prayer before they attend Laylat Al Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, outside the Dome of the Rock at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem on July 13, 2015. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset. Israeli authorities imposed an age restriction for Palestinian men, with only those over 50 and women over 30 and under 12 being allowed to cross into Jerusalem.
  • A general view as the sun sets over Sporting Park during the CONCACAF Gold Cup match between Panama and the United States at Sporting Park on July 13, 2015, in Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Indian policemen trying to help injured people following a stampede at Pushkar ghat, Rajahmundry town, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, July 14, 2015. At least 29 people, mostly women, were killed in a stampede during a religious festival when pilgrims, taking part in a Hindu festival, rushed to take a holy dip in the river Godavari.
  • Laborers ride on their horse carts as they head to work on the outskirts of Kabul, July 14, 2015.
  • French President Francois Hollande (C) stands at attention in the command car as he reviews the troops while descending from the Champs Elysees at the start of the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2015.
  • A staff removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of Unites States, Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union during the Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria, July 14, 2015.
  • Sunrise with view to the new renovated Hoernli hut which was inaugurated in Switzerland on July 14, 2015. On that day, Zermatt celebrates 150 years since the first ascent of the Matterhorn mountain.
  • A woman takes photos with her mobile phone at the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, July 14, 2015. A Saudi-led coalition of Arab states has been bombing the Iranian-allied Houthi rebel movement and army forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh since late March in a bid to restore exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.
  • In this picture taken with a long exposure, a lesser flamingo plays in the water at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, July 14, 2015.
  • People stand in the main gate of a fish market in central Athens, July 11, 2015. Greece’s negotiators head to Brussels on Saturday armed with their reform proposals and parliamentary backing to seek a third bailout, but with the shadow of severe dissent from governing lawmakers hanging over them.
  • People look on from balconies as ”Jose Escolar Gil” fighting bulls prepare to run down Estafeta Street, during the fifth running of the bulls, at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, Spain, July 11, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls.
  • Sofya Velikaya (L) of Russia in action against Cecilia Berder (2nd-R) of France during their senior women’s Sabre Individual Fencing final match for the World Fencing Championships in Moscow, Russia, July 14, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama walks back to the residence after returning to the White House July 14, 2015, in Washington, DC. Obama adressed the NAACP national convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
  • NASA and project staff react with others as telemetry is received from the New Horizons probe at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., July 14, 2015. The New Horizons interplanetary space probe reestablished contact with NASA after safe passage completing its closest approach fly-by of Pluto making the United States the first to explore the dwarf planet.
  • A girl plays as worshippers attend night prayers at Ahmet Hamdi Akseki Mosque in Ankara, Turkey, July 14, 2015.
  • A protester bleeds as he is arrested by riot police following clashes in Athens, Greece, July 15, 2015. Greek anti-establishment protesters threw dozens of petrol bombs at police in front of parliament on Wednesday ahead of a key vote on a bailout deal, in some of the most serious violence in over two years. Police responded with tear gas, sending hundreds of people fleeing in central Syntagma Square.
  • An Afghan vendor prepares sweets to be displayed for sale for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr celebrations, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 15, 2015.
  • Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is also Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, center, shakes hands with an official upon arrival at the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, July 15, 2015. Zarif and his entourage returned to Tehran on Wednesday morning, a day after Iran and the West reached a historic nuclear deal.
  • Brazil’s Mateus Filipe Gregorio Machado reacts after attempting a lift during the men’s 105kg weightlifting competition at the Pan Am Games in Oshawa, Ontario, July 15, 2015.
  • Riot police officers run through fire as anti-austerity protesters throw petrol bombs, during clashes in Athens, July 15, 2015.
  • Dominican Republic’s Veronica Saladin Tolentino celebrates after a successful lift attempt during the women’s +75kg weightlifting competition at the Pan Am Games in Oshawa, Ontario, July 15, 2015.
  • An anti-austerity protester throws a bottle at riot police in Athens, July 15, 2015.
  • Southern Resistance fighters check the wreckage of a destroyed Boeing 747 plane at the international airport of Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, July 15, 2015. Saudi-backed Yemeni militiamen captured Aden’s main port and a neighbouring district on Wednesday, a big prize in their battle to drive Houthi forces from the southern city, residents and fighters said.
  • Bangladeshi Muslims try to climb on to the roof of an overcrowded train as they head to their homes ahead of Eid al-Fitr at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 16, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people working in Dhaka plan to leave for their home towns to celebrate with their family the upcoming Eid al-Fitr.
  • Two spectators, one covered with a plastic garbage bag, take cover from the rain under a publicity banner during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 121.2 miles with start in Lannemezan and finish in Plateau de Beille, France, July 16, 2015.
  • An explosion at a petrochemical plant is seen in Rizhao, Shandong province, July 16, 2015. According to Xinhua News Agency, a fire broke out after the explosion, which was caused by a liquified hydrocarbon leak at the plant, on Thursday morning. There was no report of casualties yet.
  • Law enforcement perch on the rear of an armored vehicle as they prepare at a staging area on Hixson Pike to investigate a nearby home on July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. At least two military facilities in Tennessee were attacked in shootings Thursday. 
  • Lauren Paolini of the U.S., wearing a black arm protector, spikes the ball during the United States team’s women’s volleyball preliminary match against Peru at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, July 16, 2015.
  • Chad Harris puts his face against a pew as he prays during a prayer vigil at Redemption Point Church for the victims of shootings at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga, Tenn., July 16, 2015. Federal authorities said they were investigating the possibility it was an act of terrorism, and the FBI took charge of the case. 
  • Riders on horseback watch the pack pass during the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 198.5 kilometers (123.3 miles) with start in Muret and finish in Rodez, France, July 17, 2015.



A gunman killed four Marines on Thursday in attacks on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On the same day, James Holmes, who killed 12 people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, three years ago, was found guilty of first degree murder and could now face the death penalty.

This week, a historic deal was reached between the United States, other world powers and Iran limiting Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. The Greek Parliament passed an austerity vote despite dissent, triggering riots in Athens afterward.

In addition, Pope Francis wrapped up his tour through South America, and athletes competed in the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada, and in the Tour de France.

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