Week in Pictures: July 9-15

  • A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, La., on July 9, 2016.
  • A Muslim man cries near coffins of his relatives, who are newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, which are lined up for a joint burial in Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina July 9, 2016.
  • In a photo taken on July 9, 2016 a child runs before the portraits of former North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung (L) and Kim Jong-Il (R), in Pyongyang. 
  • U.S. tennis player Serena Williams celebrates beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the women’s singles final on the thirteenth day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2016.
  • Kendell Williams competes during the heptathlon his jump at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, July 9, 2016, in Eugene Ore. 
  • People stand on an embankment of the Yenisei river, covered with fog, in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, July 9, 2016.
  • In this July 9, 2016 photo, Asal Ahmed, 4, is carried by her father at the scene of a massive suicide truck bomb attack in Karada, Iraq. Asal and her mother were badly burned as they shopped for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Iraq’s deadliest single bombing in 13 years of war has turned the Baghdad district where it took place into the centerpiece in an increasingly bitter rivalry between the country’s prime minister and Iranian-backed Shiite militias eager to hold sway over the city’s most diverse and prosperous area.
  • Iraqi women react as people gather on July 9, 2016 at the site of a suicide-bombing attack which took place on July 3 in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood. The Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 292 people, according to a new toll issued on July 7, many of whom were trapped in blazing buildings and burned alive. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden minibus early on July 3, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
  • Dancers adjust their dresses before performing for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and King Goodwill Zwelithini Kabhekuzulu at the Durban Town Hall, on July 9, 2016. 
  • Police block the road to protesters in Yangon on July 10, 2016 during a rally in a show of opposition to a recent government edict referring to Muslim communities in Myanmar’s bitterly-divided Rakhine State. Anti-Muslim rhetoric has spiked across Myanmar recently, with two mosques torched by Buddhist mobs in just over a week in a country where sectarian violence has left scores dead since 2012.
  • This photo taken on July 10, 2016 shows a hand of a victim on the ground in the aftermath of a tropical storm in Bandong town, in Minqing county, east China’s Fujian province. A tropical storm that made landfall in Fujian province on July 9 left six people dead and at least eight more missing, reports said, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain.
  • A Kashmiri Muslim protester throws stones at Indian police during clashes in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, July 10, 2016. Clashes continued in Indian Kashmir for the third day against the killing of top militant commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani on late July 8. According to local news reports at least 16 civilians were killed and over 200 injured during clashes between Kashmiri Muslim protesters and government forces. Restrictions remained in place in most parts as authorities struggled to contain protests. Separatist groups have, meanwhile, called for three-day shutdown to mourn Wani’s death.
  • A Kashmiri Muslim man feeds pigeons in the early morning during a curfew in Srinagar on July 10, 2016. Eight protesters were killed and more than 200 others injured in disputed Indian-administered Kashmir on July 9 after thousands defied a curfew following the death of a top rebel commander, officials said.
  • Participants run ahead of Pedraza de Yeltes’ fighting bulls on the fourth day of the San Fermin bull run festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 10, 2016. On each day of the festival six bulls are released at 8:00 a.m. to run from their corral through the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town over an 850-meter (yard) course. Ahead of them are the runners, who try to stay close to the bulls without falling over or being gored. 
  • People react as they watch a live screening of the Euro 2016 final football match between France and Portugal, at the Bastille Day Festival in New York on July 10, 2016. For over 20 years, Bastille Day on 60th Street, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), has been New York’s largest public celebration of Frances Independence Day (July 14, 1789) and its historic friendship with the United States.
  • Gabrielle Douglas, right, hugs Ashton Locklear after being named to the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team after the women’s U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif., July 10, 2016.
  • Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo leads Nico Rosberg of Germany driving the (6) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO7 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid turbo on track during the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 10, 2016 in Northampton, England.
  • A plane drops retardant while battling the Cold Springs Fire near Nederland, as viewed from Sugarloaf, Colo., July 10, 2016. Fire authorities are warning that shifting high winds and high temperatures could put homes in danger. The fire that started on Saturday spread quickly.
  • Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts in pain after a tackle during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, July 10, 2016.
  • Los Angeles Angels’ Gregorio Petit prepares for an at-bat in the second inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, July 10, 2016.
  • Portugal’s national football team supporters wave flags at Terreiro do Paco square in Lisbon on July 10, 2016 as they watch on a giant screen the Euro 2016 final football match Portugal vs France played in Paris.
  • U.S. president Barack Obama waves after speaking to service members at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the killing of five officers triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States.
  • Demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement march through central London, England on July 10, 2016, during a demonstration against the killing of black men by police in the United States. Police arrested scores of people in demonstrations overnight Saturday to Sunday in several U.S. cities, as racial tensions simmer over the killing of black men by police.
  • A woman writes with a lipstic on police shields during an anti-government protest in Skopje on July 11, 2016. Macedonia has been locked in political crisis for more than a year, with anti-government protests fueled by allegations that the ruling conservatives had authorized wiretaps of opponents and thousands of senior officials. Political leaders have faced delays in implementing a European Union-brokered agreement to hold early elections.
  • Dallas police officers take part in a candlelight vigil at Dallas City Hall following the multiple police shootings in Dallas, Texas, U.S., July 11, 2016.
  • The sun is seen setting behind the New York skyline during the Manhattanhenge, a twice a year occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the street grid of the city, in Manhattan, New York, N.Y., on July 11, 2016.
  • Satoshi Kodaira of Japan hits a shot during a practice round ahead of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 11, 2016 in Troon, Scotland.
  • Protesters stand outside the home of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, not pictured, during a march through the Buckhead neighborhood against the recent police shootings of African-Americans Monday, July 11, 2016, in Atlanta, Ga. Demonstrators gathered for a fifth consecutive night, blocking the road outside a mall in Buckhead before marching to the governor’s mansion, where they were staging a sit-in.
  • Maxwell Little carries a US flag while arriving early for the Dallas Strong Candlelight Vigil at Dallas City Hall Plaza in Dallas, Texas, July 11, 2016. Five Dallas police officers died after an ambush assault by a gunman during a protest rally in Dallas on July 7.
  • South Korean policemen detain a member of a part-time employment union during a rally against the government’s labor policy on a main street in Seoul, South Korea, on July 12, 2016. The protesters demanded for a raise in minimum wage for 10,000 South Korean Won (around 8.71 US dollars) per hour.
  • Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla performs a pass to a bull on his knee during a bullfight at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 12, 2016.
  • Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali leads the breakaway group followed by Norway’s Edvard Bassoon Hagen as they speed downhill during the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers (122.4 miles) with start in Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra, and finish in Revel, France, July 12, 2016.
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience during a rally in Portsmouth, N.H., July 12, 2016, where Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. endorsed Clinton for president.
  • Steven, a young orphaned boy from the recent fighting in Juba who has lost his family from the fighting in Munuki stands on July 12, 2016 in Juba, South Sudan. Many people have fled their homes after heavy fighting started in Juba, and spread to some residential areas in the capital of South Sudan on the eve of independence. Fighting resumed the day after independence and the numbers of casualties are reported to be in the hundreds. A cease fire was declared on the 11th by the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, and the First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar also reciprocated and declared a ceasefire.
  • Fishermen work on the Lake Kivu in Goma on July 12, 2016.
  • President Barack Obama, right, stands with first lady Michelle Obama, and former President George W. Bush, center, and Barbara Bush, during a memorial service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center with the families of the fallen police officers, July 12, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and several injured during a shooting in downtown Dallas last Thursday night.
  • A Nepalese Hindu priest leaves the Banglamhuki Temple near Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur, about five kilometers south-east of Kathmandu on June 12, 2016. Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts.
  • A rescuer works at the site where two passenger trains collided in the middle of an olive grove in the southern village of Corato, near Bari, Italy, July 12, 2016.
  • People gather to watch a bonfire burn in the Shankill Road area ahead of the Twelfth of July celebrations held by members of the Orange Order in Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 12, 2016.
  • Beach goes sunbath as smoke from forest fire rises above Levante de La Linea beach in the southern Spanish region of Cadiz, Andalusia, on July 12, 2016.
  • A boy in traditional dress looks on at Sukhbaatar Square during Mongolia’s summer festival, known as Naadam, in Ulan Bator on July 12, 2016.
  • Children looks for metal scraps at a pier in Manila on July 13, 2016. The Philippines’ economy grew a better-than-expected 6.9 percent in the first quarter, the government said May 19, putting it on track to meet full year targets and making it one of Asia’s best performers for the three month period.
  • A reveler waits on the barrier of the Estafeta corner the star of the seventh running of the bull with Nunez del Cubillo’s fighting bulls, at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 13, 2016. Revelers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.
  • Ben Blaque, a crossbow sharpshooter, stands still after firing a crossbow wearing a hood, that then triggered a series of pre-set crossbows culminating in an arrow piercing the apple above his head, during media event to promote the magic show, The Illusionists 1903, at the National Auditorium in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The Illusionists 1903, evoking the “golden era” of magic shows, will be performed in Mexico City from July 13 to 24.
  • U.S. Marines catch some sleep at sunrise during multi-day training as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 exercise held at Camp Pendleton, California United States, July 13, 2016.
  • Law enforcement officers bow their heads in prayer during funeral services for Dallas Police Sr. Cpl. Lorne Ahrens at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, July 13, 2016. Ahrens and four other officers were slain by a sniper during a protest last week in downtown Dallas.
  • People wait on a truck for the Congolese army convoy to start in Kiwanja on July 13, 2016. The convoy has been established by the Congolese Army on early 2016 in order to insure security in face of a wave of civilian kidnappings between the villages of Kiwanja and Kanyabayonga, in the southeastern part of the province of North Kivu.
  • A Mongolian man controls his horse during the Mongolian summer festival known as Naadam on the outskirts of Ulan Bator on July 13, 2016.
  • South Africans gather in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa, July 13, 2016. The protest organized by the Black Solidarity Movement handed over a memorandum to a representative of the U.S. embassy saying U.S. citizens are not welcome in South Africa and warned the US against killing black people in America and elsewhere. The protestors were initially prevented from nearing the embassy but later allowed access to the entrance of the embassy where they met a representative under a heavy police presence.
  • Locals take a picture as Mount Bromo spews ashes into the air during a volcanic eruption in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia, July 13, 2016. The Bromo volcano’s ash was spit towards the East Java city Malang, resulting in the closure of Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport on July 11, 2016.
  • Outgoing British prime minister David Cameron is hugged by his wife Samantha outside 10 Downing Street with his family behind, in central London on July 13, 2016 before going to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. Outgoing British prime minister David Cameron urged his successor Theresa May on Wednesday to maintain close ties with the EU even while negotiating to leave it, as he paid a fond farewell to MPs hours before leaving office. Cameron will tender his resignation on July 13 to Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, after which the monarch will task the new leader of the Conservative Party Theresa May with forming a government.
  • A man stands between thousands of paper lanterns, which were displayed and lit up the precincts of the shrine, where more than 2.4 million war-dead are enshrined, during the Mitama Festival at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan July 13, 2016.
  • A Shaolin monk performs a handstand using two fingers from each hand during a media preview of ‘SHAOLIN’ at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, July 13, 2016. The Shaolin monks with perform from 13 to 31 July 2016, and the show features a combination of death-defying acts, fight choreography and acrobatics by ordained Shaolin monks from China.
  • The Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is prepared for the upcoming Republican National Convention, July 13, 2016.
  • Assistants to Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra work on the painting of a huge mural representing the five continents, at the Olympic Boulevard, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 14, 2016.
  • Zimbabwean “ThisFlag” activists rip a tee-shirt of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANUPF) party in Pretoria on July 14, 2016 during a protest in front of the Zimbabwean embassy. The Zimbabwean pastor who has emerged as leader of a new protest movement against President Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian government called on July 14, 2016 for further strikes and shutdowns. Mawarire, who started the popular ThisFlag internet protest campaign, was one of the organisers of a day-long nationwide strike last week that closed offices, shops, schools and some government departments.
  • Hindu devotees lose their balance as they pull the “Rath” or the chariot of Lord Jagannath, on the last day of the week-long celebration of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Kolkata, India, July 14, 2016.
  • Pallbearers lead a march down Selby Avenue after the funeral of Philando Castile at the Cathedral of St. Paul on July 14, 2016 in St. Paul, Minn. Castile was shot and killed on July 6, 2016 by police in Falcon Heights, Minn.
  • A man uses an umbrella to protect himself against the rain while having a nap on his scooter in Shanghai on July 14, 2016.
  • An approaching storm looming over the French riviera city of Nice, in southeastern France, July 14, 2016. 
  • Soldiers, police officers and firefighters walk near dead bodies covered with a blue sheets on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a truck drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. At least 84 people were killed when a truck drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display in the French resort of Nice, a lawmaker said on July 15.
  • Bodies are seen on the ground July 15, 2016 after at least 30 people were killed in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday July 14.
  • A man reacts near bouquets of flowers as people pay tribute near the scene where a truck ran into a crowd at high speed killing scores and injuring more who were celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday, in Nice, France, July 15, 2016.
  • Relative of the victims of the Bastille Day attack confort each other as they gather in front of Pasteur Hospital in Nice, southern France, July 15, 2016. A large truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing more than 80 people and sending people fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city’s famed waterfront promenade.
  • A member of the French community holds a candle during a vigil in Bangkok on July 15, 2016. 



This week ended on what was has traditionally been one of the most celebratory days in France, but instead became the scene of a tragedy and what French
President Francois Hollande said was “obviously a terrorist attack.” As revelers flocked to the streets of Nice, France in honor of Bastille Day, a truck barreled into pedestrians as it was driven through crowds for over a mile, killing at least 84 people. This marks the third major attack in France in 19 months. 

The United States remained on edge from the killing of five Dallas police officers, and two police shootings involving black men a week ago. Tense protests took place across the country in response to the police shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling while marches were also organized around the globe in solidarity. After addressing the deaths of the black men earlier in the week, President Barack Obama cut his trip in Europe short and traveled to Texas Monday to speak along with former President George W. Bush at an interfaith memorial service in Dallas honoring the officers killed.

In politics, this week marked the eve of the official kick off for the 2016 general election, as preparations were underway for the Republican National Convention next week in Cleveland, followed by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Presumptive democratic nominee Hillary Clinton picked up a key endorsement from primary rival Bernie Sanders, while Donald Trump announced his pick of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.

In the United Kingdom, David Cameron officially stepped down as Britain’s prime minister, paving the way for Theresa May to became the country’s new leader. She joins Margaret Thatcher to become the second woman to hold that job.

In sports, Serena Williams made history with her championship win at Wimbledon in England. It marked the 22nd major title for Williams, tying her with tennis legend Steffi Graf for the all-time record in the Open Era. She’ll go for her 23rd win in August at the U.S. Open. Great Britain’s own Andy Murray defeated Milos Raonic on the men’s side. After roughly a month of competition, the European Championship ended as Portugal was crowned champions with their 1-0 defeat of France. They were able to overcome the loss of star captain Cristiano Ronaldo, who left the game in the first half on a stretcher, but was able to return to the pitch to watch his team win from the sidelines.