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The best of the week gone by

July 13, 2020 08:19 IST
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From Black Lives Matter protests in the United States to deadly floods in Japan, here's all the top stories in images from the past week.

A woman walks past cars that have been swept up against a wall after torrential rain caused the nearby Kuma River to burst its banks and flood the area in Hitoyoshi, Japan. At least 60 people are believed to be dead and many missing after unprecedented torrential rainfall in central Japan caused 59 rivers to overflow while around 180 mudslides have occurred in 23 prefectures. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

In an aerial view from a drone, a large-scale ground mural depicting Breonna Taylor with the text 'Black Lives Matter' is seen being painted at Chambers Park in Annapolis, Maryland. The mural was organised by Future History Now in partnership with Banneker-Douglass Museum and The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. The painting honors Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by members of the Louisville Metro Police Department in March 2020. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

People watch the fireworks near the Washington Monument during Independence Day celebrations in Washington, US. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Students of Sam Khok school wearing face masks and face shields are seen inside old ballot boxes repurposed into partitions as they attend a class after the Thai government eased isolation measures and introduced social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease as schools nationwide reopen, at Pathum Thani province, Thailand. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

An injured demonstrator receives aid as he lies on the stairs of the Serbian parliament building, during a protest against a lockdown planned for the capital this weekend to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

A couple takes selfie in front of Qutub Minar, after authorities reopened it for visitors following a three-month lockdown that was imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

A Reuters photographer holds a picture of a reveller sprinting in front of a bull during the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, taken in July 2019, in front of a street, during the second day of San Fermin festival which was cancelled due to the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Pamplona, Spain. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Guests pose a they sit inside a teardrop-shaped tent hanging from a tree created by Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, offering an unusual accommodation for tourists in the Belgian countryside, near Borgloon, Belgium. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Hearts painted by a team of artists from Upfest are seen in the grass at Queen Square, following the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Bristol, Britain. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Brides wearing wedding dresses hold a flash mob near Trevi fountain to protest against the postponement of their weddings due to the coronavirus disease outbreak in Rome, Italy. Photograph: Yara Nardi/Reuters
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