This Week in Pictures: July 16-22

  • A boy praying at a Catholic church on July 16, 2016 in Luofu, North Kivu Province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • A child waves a Turkish flag on July 16, 2016 during a demonstration in support of Turkish president in Istanbul, Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan battled to regain control over Turkey on July 16, 2016 after a coup that claimed more than 250 lives.
  • People kick and beat a Turkish soldier who participated in the attempted coup on July 16, 2016 on Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge.
  • Salam, an injured 8-year-old Syrian boy, cries as he waits for medical care at a makeshift clinic after a reported air strike on July 16, 2016 in al-Rehan, near Douma, a rebel-held town east of the capital Damascus.
  • Pilgrims bathe at a waterfall during an annual pilgrimage on July 16, 2016 in Saut d’Eau, Haiti. Haitian Christians and voodoo believers flock to this pilgrimage site in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel who, according to tradition, appeared in this place atop a palm tree on on July 16, 1847.
  • Cyclists ride during the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France on July 16, 2016, which runs 129.2 miles, beginning in Montelimar and finishing in Villars-les-Dombes, France.
  • Indian peacekeepers stand guard at the Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Buleusa on July 16, 2016.
  • A festival-goer poses for a photo after a bath in a mud pool during the 18th Boryeong Mud Festival on Daecheon beach in Boryeong City, about 190 kilometers west of Seoul, South Korea. During the festival, tourists flock to the area to experience the beneficial properties of the Boryeong mud, as well as for a variety of entertainment events.
  • An injured man lies on the ground after clashes on July 16, 2016 at Taksim Square in Istanbul.
  • A woman reacts after finding out about the death of her grandson while still searching for her daughter at the Pasteur hospital in Nice on July 16, 2016.
  • A rally of pro-Erdogan supporters at Taksim square in Istanbul on July 17, 2016, following a failed coup attempt.
  • The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on July 17, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Falcon 9 is headed to the International Space Station with 5,000 pounds of supplies.
  • Demonstrators wave Turkish and Ottoman flags at Taksim square in Istanbul on July 17, 2016 during a rally in support to the Turkish government following a failed coup attempt.
  • A protester carrying a peace flag walks in downtown Cleveland, Ohio on July 17, 2016 in preparation for the Republican National Convention.
  • A boy wakes up in the port of Piraeus where nearly 1,500 refugees and migrants live in a makeshift camp, on July 17, 2016 in Athens, Greece.
  • People gather at a makeshift memorial of flowers and candles on the ‘Promenade des Anglais’ where the truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations on July 17, 2016 in Nice, France.
  • A relative mourns victims of the July 16 coup attempt during their funeral at Fatih Mosque on July 17, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Artists of the French pyrotechnic company “Groupe F” perform during the show “A fleur de peau” at the Venaria Reale Palace, on July 17, 2016 in Venaria, near Turin.
  • Demonstrators write a message during a Shut Down Trump rally on July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Protesters are pictured during a Shut Down Trump rally on July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Pakistani relatives and residents carry the coffin of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch during her funeral on July 17, 2016 in Shah Sadar Din village. Baloch’s brother has been arrested for her murder, confessing that he strangled his sister for “honor,” police said.
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump takes the stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena on July 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Republican Party opened its national convention, kicking off a four-day political jamboree.
  • A Turkish police officer restrains a man on the ground during an operation on July 18, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey.
  • Vendors selling pigeon food wait inside their cabins for customers on July 18, 2016 in central Istanbul, Turkey.
  • The floor of the Quicken Loans Arena is seen ahead of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 17, 2016.
  • Attendees at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016.
  • French soldiers patrol in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral on July 18, 2016 during a minute of silence for the victims of the July 14 Nice attack, in Paris, France.
  • Drivers compete in the Gobi Desert on July 18, 2016 during the 9th stage of the Silkway Rally. One-hundred-thirty competitors are racing 10,734 kms, passing three countries and two continents from Moscow to Beijing.
  • Yemenis run for cover as smoke rises after a car bomb attack at an army checkpoint on July 18, 2016.
  • An aerial view shows two children floating in Altwarmbuchen Lake on July 18, 2016. in Hannover, Germany.
  • Pro-Erdogan supporters wave Turkish national flags during a rally at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey on July 18, 2016 following the military failed coup attempt of July 15.
  • Dancer Laszlo Major poses backstage prior to his performance during a press call for the U.S. ballet company “Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo” at Komische Oper on July 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Exclusively male dancers prepared for the start of their four-week guest performance tour through Germany.
  • A dancer hands her phone to a friend before getting on stage in Lad Chado Market to mark Asaha Bucha Day in Ayutthaya on July 19, 2016. Asaha Bucha is an important day in the Buddhist calendar that marks Buddha’s first sermon to his disciples after enlightenment, and is the day before Buddhist Lent.
  • Members of the Brazilian Navy attend an exercise on Flamengo beach ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics on July 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • The words “We The People,” of the United States Constitution are seen tattooed on Trevor Leis, a member of the West Ohio Minutemen, who rests on his assault weapon while taking a break from patrolling downtown Cleveland during the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • People cool off in the Arga River on July 19, 2016 in Pamplona northern Spain. Temperatures in Pamplona shot to 40 degrees Celsius, or about 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Anti-Trump activists scream at a man proclaiming fundamentalist Christian beliefs in the Public Square on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
  • The Ankara police headquarters is seen through a car’s broken window, caused by fighting during a coup attempt, July 19, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey.
  • Sub-saharan refugees and migrants on an overcrowded dinghy wait to be rescued by a team of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms on July 19, 2016, 24 miles north of Sabratha, near Libya, inside the so called Search and Rescue zone SAR.
  • The Rhone Glacier, the oldest glacier in the Alps, is covered in special white blankets to protect it from melting on July 19, 2016 near the Furkapass in Switzerland.
  • Stevedore Crawford Jr. of Delaware, Ohio shows his tattoo, in memory of the Tamir Rice shooting, on a street near the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • The training center of Team Brazil at the Brazilian Army Physical Education School on July 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • A helicopter drops water over a wildfire burning above multimillion-dollar houses in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, Calif on July 19, 2016.
  • A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Delegates attend the opening of the first session of the 14th National Assembly on July 20, 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The assembly runs from July 20 to 29.
  • Workers clean up floating debris carried by the tide and caught by the “eco-barrier” before it enters Guanabara Bay, at the mouth of Meriti river in Duque de Caxias, next to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 20, 2016.
  • Two Indonesian workers gather boiled tofu as part of the tofu-making process in a traditional tofu factory on July 20, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Poland’s Rafal Majka, wearing the best climber’s polka dot jersey, sprays water on himself during the 103rd Tour de France on July 20, 2016 between Berne and Finhaut-Emosson, France.
  • A man sits on top of a car as he is stranded on a flooded street on July 20, 2016 in Tianjin, China.
  • Soldiers stand in line outside portable toilets during a military parade to celebrate the 206th anniversary of Colombia’s independence on July 20, 2016 in Bogota, Colombia.
  • Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz leaves the stage after speaking at the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • An Emirati woman carries a basket of dates during the annual Liwa Date Festival in the western region of Liwa, south of Abu Dhabi on July 21, 2016.
  • Spectators watch during the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round between Grasshopper Club Zuerich and KR Reykjavik on July 21, 2016 at Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • A member of the “Crazy dunkers” group performs during the half-time of a friendly basketball game between Spain and Lithuania as part of their training for the 2016 Rio Olympic games on July 21, 2016 in Malaga, southern Spain.
  • A masked Kashmiri protester throws a stone at Indian paramilitary soldiers and policemen in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on July 21, 2016. The largest street protests in recent years in the disputed region, which left dozens of people dead and hundreds injured, erupted more than a week ago after Indian troops killed a popular young rebel leader.
  • An Indonesian villager catches a chicken after being thrown by Hindu worshippers as an offering during the Yadnya Kasada Festival at crater of Mount Bromo on July 21, 2016 in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia. The Kasada ceremony is a way for Tengger Hindus to express their gratitude to the Gods for good harvest and fortune that was bestowed on them.
  • Indian people look at a bridge damaged by torrential rain at Toribari village on the outskirts of Siliguri on July 21, 2016. Continuous rainfall in the past 48 hours has caused flooding with several landslides in the nearby hills of Siliguri and adjoining areas of North Bengal.
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 
  • Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, former Israeli President Shimon Peres, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu use virtual reality goggles during a ceremony at the Peres Center for Peace on July 21, 2016 in the coastal city of Jaffa.
  • Worshippers gather at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival on July 21, 2016 in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia.
  • Indian Jaintia tribal women work in a terrace field near Jowai town, in the Jaintia Hills District on July 21, 2016. As the monsoon season starts in northeast India, villagers start planting paddy in their terrace fields.
  • Mannequins are covered with plastic sheeting at Tanah abang market on July 22, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Fans of Indian superstar Rajinikanth offer prayers in front of his poster outside a cinema hall to celebrate the screening of “Kabali” on July 22, 2016 in Chennai, India.
  • Hostesses take pictures during their break at the bivouac of the Silkway rally in Inner Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, near the town of Wuhai on July 22, 2016.
  • A passer by is silhouetted by the morning sun on July 22, 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Last week, an attempted military coup in Turkey left hundreds dead and thousands arrested. Tens of thousands of government and education officials were fired or asked to resign. On Wednesday, President Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency, which will impose strict laws on citizens in an attempt by Erdogan to root out those who pose a threat to his government.

On Sunday, a shooter killed three police officers and injured three others in Baton Rouge, La. The gunman was identified as a former Marine and resident of Kansas City, Mo. The shooting came less than two weeks after a shooter in Dallas killed five officers and injured nine others during a protest against police brutality.

On Monday, Baltimore police officer Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer involved in the death of Freddie Gray, was acquitted of all charges. Rice was the fourth officer to be put on trial for the death of Gray in 2015 – two of the other three officers put on trial so far were also acquitted, and the first officer’s trial ended in a hung jury.

China saw devastating flooding this week, with 75 people either dead or missing and tens of thousands forced to evacuate. 

The Republican National Convention kicked off on Monday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, and has been defined by both enthusiastic supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and by angry anti-Trump protesters. In possibly the biggest scandal of the event, Melania Trump delivered an opening-night speech that contained nearly word-for-word lines from first lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. In the days following, a Trump staffer has come forward to accept responsibility and offer her resignation, which the Trump family refused to accept. On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz delivered a prime time speech in which he refused to endorse Trump, eliciting emphatic boo’s from the audience.

In sports, the 103rd edition of the Tour de France continued as cyclists completed stages 14 through 19, traveling from Montélimar to Albertville, France. In Rio de Janeiro, workers continued to clean up the city in preparation for the upcoming Olympic games.

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