Best Photos of Week #1. We fight, we protest, we spy, we worship a guy in white and we bake in the sun.
Japan’s PM Abe, and the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, speaks to voters atop a van during a campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo. YUYA SHINO/REUTERSA counter-demonstrator is moved by a police officer during a protest by the right-wing and anti-Islamist English Defence League (EDL) in Birmingham. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERSA vendor sells fruits during a heavy monsoon rain shower in New Delhi. ANINDITO MUKHERJEE/REUTERSFulton, mother of slain teenager Martin, speaks next to Rev Sharpton during a rally in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERSPeople take photos of a dog with a Colombia flag on its back before the Colombian Independence Day Parade in Bogot. JOHN VIZCAINO/REUTERSBelgium’s Queen Paola, King Albert II, Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde dance during the national ball in the Marolles district celebrating King Albert II of Belgium 20th anniversary of reign, in Brussels. YVES HERMAN/REUTERSCompetitors are covered in mud during lawnmower race at country fair in Aldergrove. ANDY CLARK/REUTERSRain clouds approach buildings in Midtown Manhattan. ZORAN MILICH/REUTERSArtist works on a tattoo on the leg of a man, next to an iPad displaying the drawing, during the third International Tattoo Festival in Sao Paulo. NACHO DOCE/REUTERSA member of a wedding party takes cover under a bride’s dress on Roosevelt Island as it suddenly starts to rain in Manhattan. ZORAN MILICH/REUTERSLightning strikes above the Mandalay Bay and Luxor casinos on the Las Vegas Strip as a thunderstorm moves through Las Vegas. STEVE MARCUS/REUTERSThe moon is pictured next to Christ the Redeemer statue ahead the visit of Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERSA boy participates in a water fight at People Square in Shanghai. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERSKing Albert II of Belgium signs an act of abdication during a ceremony at the Royal Palace on Belgian National Day in Brussels. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERSKing Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde salute the crowd from the balcony of the Royal Palace in Brussels. YVES HERMAN/REUTERSFemale members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans outside Egypt’s defence ministry headquarters in Cairo. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERSMembers of the Red Cross look at an explosion of a Pemex oil pipeline in Tonanitla. STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERSBoys perform prayers at the Grand Mosque on the 11th day of holy fasting month of Ramadan in Sanaa. Khaled Abdullah/REUTERSA member of Free Syrian Army sits inside room in Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal neighbourhood. MUZAFFAR SALMAN/REUTERSPeople walk in front of fireworks above the Royal Palace in Brussels. PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERSPanamanian forensic worker carries out investigations in container holding MiG-21 fighter jet seized from North Korean-flagged ship Chong Chon Gang in Colon city. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERSAn effigy of President Aquino is wheeled as protesters, carrying banners and placards, march towards the House of Representatives in Quezon City. CHERYL RAVELO/REUTERSA teacher stands in front of riot police during a protest against public sector reforms and layoffs outside the Finance Ministry in Athens. JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERSA man jumps in a fountain of the Trocadero Square in front of the Eiffel Tower as hot summer temperatures continue in Paris. BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERSAn employee of GSA Austria holds wads of 500 euro banknotes at the company’s headquarters in Vienna. LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERSDan McManus and his service dog Shadow hang glide together outside Salt Lake City, Utah. JIM URQUHART/REUTERSA notice formally announcing the birth of a son to Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is placed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, in central London. NEIL HALL/REUTERSPope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives in Rio de Janeiro. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERSA demonstrator carries a rainbow umbrella with a sign during a protest in Madrid. SUSANA VERA/REUTERSRiot police officers fire tear gas during a protest against the visit of Pope Francis, near Guanabara palace in Rio de Janeiro. PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERSHandout shows a Southwest Airlines plane sitting on the tarmac, after landing without its nose gear, at LaGuardia airport in New York. HANDOUT/REUTERSPope Francis waves as he leaves Guanabara Palace where he attended a welcoming ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERSHandout of the wide-angle camera on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft capturing Saturn’s rings and planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. NASA/REUTERSRiot police block a path to keep demonstrators from reaching Guanabara Palace where Pope Francis met with President Dilma Rousseff in Rio de Janeiro. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERSThe Peace Tower on Parliament Hill is lit blue to celebrate the birth of a baby boy to Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in Ottawa. CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERSThe ship’s company of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Lancaster forms the word BOY on the aft deck to mark the birth of Britain’s new prince while on patrol in the Caribbean. HANDOUT/REUTERSA man holds an umbrella as he rides along a street during a heavy rain in Jinan. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERSA paramilitary policeman jumps through a fire barrier during a military training exercise in Chuzhou. CHINA DAILY/REUTERSCranes of German shipyard Blohm&Voss are silhouetted during sunset in Hamburg. FABIAN BIMMER/REUTERSPalestinian labourers illegally cross Israel’s controversial barrier in the southern West Bank. AMMAR AWAD/REUTERSA Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he stands inside a burned shop in Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal district. STRINGER/REUTERSHolidaymakers enjoy the beach of the Promenade des Anglais on a hot summer day in Nice. ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERSBritain’s Prince Charles waves to the crowd during a visit to the harbour in Bridlington. POOL/REUTERSA leopard yawns inside its enclosure at the Madrid Zoo. JUAN MEDINA/REUTERSBritain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, in central London. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERSBritain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son, as they stand outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, in central London. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERSBritain’s Prince William holds his baby son outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital before leaving with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in central London. POOL/REUTERSHandout shows the landing gear of a Southwest Boeing 737 aeroplane, which collapsed as the plane arrived at LaGuardia airport, in New York. HANDOUT/REUTERSHandout shows illegal immigrants from Central America, Nepal and Bangladesh in a trailer truck after being detected by police X-ray equipment at a checkpoint in La Pochota outside Tuxtla Gutierrez. HANDOUT/REUTERS
A man covers himself with algae as he poses for photographs on a beach in Qingdao. CHINA DAILY/REUTERSMotorcycles travel on a road near a cliff of a landslide site after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county. ROONEY CHEN/REUTERSLabourers who work nearby nap on a road as cars drive past in Chongqing Municipality. SHI TOU/REUTERSA woman stands on a rock facing the sunset along the shores of English Bay in Vancouver. ANDY CLARK/REUTERSAn injured woman receives treatment at a hospital after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county, Dingxi. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERSA police officer carries an unconscious child who was on the boat that capsized late on Tuesday after hitting a reef off the coast of Sukapura, in Cianjur. STRINGER/INDONESIA/REUTERSPope Francis kisses a boy during his arrival at the shrine of the Madonna of Aparecida, who Catholics venerate as the patroness of Brazil, in Aparecida do Norte, Sao Paulo State. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERSKing Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium take a walk with their children Crown Princess Elisabeth, Princess Eleonore, Prince Gabriel and Prince Emmanuel during a private family holiday at the island of Ile d’Yeu, France. YVES HERMAN/REUTERSPeople from the Luo Nuer tribe who recently came back from fighting walk in the river in Yuai, Uror county South Sudan. STRINGER/REUTERSRescue workers pull victims from a train crash near Santiago de Compostela. STRINGER/SPAIN/REUTERSRescue workers help a victim of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela. STRINGER/REUTERSA labourer cuts scrap steel at a factory of Dongbei Special Steel Group Co., Ltd., in Dalian. CHINA DAILY/REUTERSNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacts as he arrives for the opening ceremony of the Cemetery of Fallen Fighters of the KPA in Pyongyang. JASON LEE/REUTERSThe Bolata’s children sleep in a shared bed at their home in a squatter colony in Quezon city, Manila. ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERSA train derails in this still image from the video of a security camera near Santiago de Compostela. REUTERS TV/REUTERSCows lie in grass in front of Hafelekar mountain on a hot summer day in Innsbruck. DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERSCustomers enjoy drink in Ice Pub Prague in central Prague. DAVID W CERNY/REUTERSCatholic pilgrims embrace while standing in sea as they await arrival of Pope Francis on Copacaban beach in Rio de Janeiro. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERSA fireman carries an injured child from the wreckage of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela. LA VOZ DE GALICIA/REUTERSThe rubble left from an ancient mausoleum destroyed by Islamist militants is seen in Timbuktu. JOE PENNEY/REUTERSChildren play near their home in the unauthorised Jewish settler outpost of Havat Gilad, south of the West Bank city of Nablus. NIR ELIAS/REUTERSA girl jumps into a swimming pool during a hot summer day in Vienna. LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERSA herder rides a donkey next to sand dunes on the outskirts of Timbuktu. JOE PENNEY/REUTERSLifeguards patrol offshore as Catholic pilgrims await the arrival of Pope Francis on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERSCatholic faithful are reflected on the windows of a hotel as they crowd the streets awaiting for the arrival of Pope Francis at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERSEmployee poses near the Coronation Dress and Robe of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during a media preview of the exhibition The Queen’s Coronation 1953 at Buckingham Palace in central London. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERSParamilitary policemen take their oaths before they provide security for the upcoming Asian Youth Games in Nanjing. CHINA DAILY/REUTERSCompetitors prepare to fire their single action revolvers into the air to signal the start of the Canadian Open Fast Draw Championships in Aldergrove. ANDY CLARK/REUTERSPeople sunbathe during a sunny summer day at Berlin’s Wannsee lido. FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERSStar Wars fan wears traditional Lederhosen and Clone Trooper mask while visiting men’s toilets at Star Wars Convention Europe in Essen. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERSRussia’s President Putin poses for a picture as he fishes in the Krasnoyarsk territory in the Siberian Federal District. RIA NOVOSTI/REUTERSTrain driver Francisco Jose Garzon is helped by two men after his train crashed near Santiago de Compostela. LA VOZ DE GALICIA/REUTERSA military helicopter flies over clouds of smoke in Cairo. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERSNorth Koreans perform during a mass gymnastic and artistic performance Arirang in Pyongyang. JASON LEE/REUTERSNuns, and a pastor, take pictures as Pope Francis arrives at Sao Joaquim Palace in Rio de Janeiro. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERSA couple swims in the sea during a hot summer’s day at Ostia beach, south of Rome. MAX ROSSI/REUTERSNuns and sunbathers wait for arrival of Pope Francis on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS