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A passer by is silhouetted by the morning sun on July 22, 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA)

This Week in Pictures: July 16-22

07/22/16 10:55AM

Republicans gathered in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. Fallout continued in Turkey over a coup attempt. And the Tour de France continued. read more

A supporter of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Republican National Convention: Reaching for unity on day three

07/20/16 05:03PM

Now that Donald Trump has officially become the Republican presidential nominee, new questions have emerged about the attempted unification of the Republican Party. Between unrest on the convention floor Monday and the Never Trump Republicans’ last stand Tuesday, the previous evenings revealed perennial fractures within the GOP. read more

Pro-Erdogan supporters wave Turkish flags on Taksim square in Istanbul on July 17, 2016, during a demonstration in support to the Turkish government following a failed coup attempt. (Photo by Halit Onur Sandal/AFP/Getty)

Scenes from an attempted coup in Turkey

07/20/16 04:46PM

Turkey's president on Wednesday declared a three-month state of emergency following a botched coup attempt, declaring he would rid the military of the "virus" of subversion and giving the government sweeping powers to expand a crackdown that has already included mass arrests and the closure of hundreds of schools. read more

Republican National Convention kicks off in Cleveland

07/18/16 02:14PM

The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday in Cleveland, where Donald Trump is expected to officially clinch the Republican presidential nomination. The theme of the first day of the convention is "Make America Safe Again," a riff on Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan. read more

Bidding farewell to the International Brigades, which were dismissed by the Republican government, as a consequence of Stalin's friendship with Germany, in Montblanc, near Barcelona, Oct. 25, 1938. (Photo by Robert Capa/Magnum)

Remembering the Spanish Civil War on its 80-year anniversary

07/17/16 04:48PM

It has been eighty years since conditions leading up to World War II set the stage for a calamity of dislocation. It has been eighty years since General Francisco Franco and his foot soldiers launched a military uprising against the newly elected Spanish Republican government of Santiago Casares Quiroga. It was a revolt that would spark a three... read more