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20 images of the week that was that will AMAZE you

August 10, 2015 10:51 IST

News of the week gone by in frame

  

People react during the Holi festival in Riga, Latvia. Primarily observed in India, the ancient Hindu religious festival has spread to other regions of the world. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters


 

A boy skips at a school in Yemen’s capital Sanaa sheltering people after the conflict forced them to flee their areas from the Houthi-controled northern province of Saada. A Saudi-led Arab alliance launched a military campaign on March 26 to end Houthi control over much of Yemen and to return President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi from exile. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters


 

A migrant from Aleppo, Syria holds his 30-day-old baby on an overcrowded train as they travel through Macedonia. Tens of thousands of migrants, mainly from the Middle East and Africa, use the Balkans route to get into the European Union, passing from Greece to Macedonia and Serbia and then to western Europe. After walking across the border into Macedonia to the small local station of Gevgelia, migrants pile onto an overcrowded four-carriage train in sweltering heat, young infants among them, to travel about 200 km north. Their aim: to enter Serbia on foot, another step in their uncertain search for a better life.  Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters


 

A Chinese couple from Yunnan accompany a photographer as they make their way through the water and on the rocks for a wedding photo session at the Cap Malheureux beach on the Indian Ocean island Mauritius. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters



Firefighters work to dig a fire line on the Rocky Fire in Lake County, California. The Rocky Fire broke in Lake County, 110 miles (180 km) north of San Francisco. It had later spread to 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares), according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. Photograph: Max Whittaker/Reuters


 

Touring bikers participate in the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Custer State Park, South Dakota. Custer State Park is a popular destination for bikers during the rally and is the most heavily trafficked time at the park in the southern Black Hills.  This year marks the 75th anniversary of the rally expected to draw hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world for events throughout the week-long festival, according to organizers. Photograph: Kristina Barker/Reuters


A boy moves his boat in a flooded village outside Zalun Township, Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar. Myanmar’s president urged people to leave the low-lying southern delta region on Thursday with rain water that has inundated much of the country flowing into the area threatening further flooding as rivers reached dangerously high levels. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters


 

Migrants clamber onto a train at Gevgelija train station in Macedonia, close to the border with Greece. Tens of thousands of migrants, mainly from the Middle East and Africa, use the Balkans route to get into the European Union, passing from Greece to Macedonia and Serbia and then to western Europe. After walking across the border into Macedonia to the small local station of Gevgelia, migrants pile onto an overcrowded four-carriage train in sweltering heat, young infants among them, to travel about 200 km north. Their aim: to enter Serbia on foot, another step in their uncertain search for a better life. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters


 

People disarm an Orthodox Jewish assailant shortly after he stabbed participants at the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem. The man stabbed and wounded six participants during the march on Thursday, police said. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters


 

A tank’s barrel is seen while driven through the course of the Tank Biathlon competition during the International Army Games-2015 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters 


 

A woman is seen covered in mud that is believed to be curative, at Queen’s beach in Nin, south Croatia. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters


 

A man gets tossed by a bull during festivities honouring the capital’s patron saint Santo Domingo de Guzman in Managua, Nicaragua. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters


 


Siblings walk together as people dismantle homes and load belongings onto a truck in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan. According to local media, the Capital Development Authority has started to demolish illegal settlements on the outskirts of Islamabad where Afghan refugees and people from Pakistan’s tribal area have escaped from the military operations. Photograph: Caren Firouz/Reuters


 

Giant panda Wei Wei rests on a block of ice to beat the heat at Wuhan Zoo on August 4, 2015 in Wuhan, China. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images




Girls take a selfie in a house where “flowers” cover all the space with the help of a projector at Plaza 66 in Shanghai, China. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/
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