This Week in Pictures: July 4-10
The week ended on an historic note, as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law that enabled the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds on Friday. New Yorkers prepared to celebrate the U.S. women’s national soccer team, which won the World Cup on Sunday, with a ticker tape parade.
America celebrated its 239th birthday, the annual running of the bulls took place in Spain, and a massive heat wave left Europeans in search of relief. In South America, Pope Francis made a trip to the region, drawing massive crowds in Ecuador and Bolivia before he heads to Paraguay.
Financial markets around the world suffered the ongoing lack of a resolution over Greece’s debt repayment, the Chinese stock market continued its precipitous fall this week, and the New York Stock Exchange was shut down for hours due to a technical glitch on the same day that United Airlines flights across the country were grounded due to a technical problem.