Best Photos of Week #3. Just before you all go on your merry way for the weekend here are this week’s Best Photos.
A demonstrator holds up a flare during a protest to demand the ouster of the Islamist-dominated government in Tunis. ANIS MILI/REUTERSYves Rossy also known as Jet Man, performs during the EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. DARREN HAUCK/REUTERSA streak of lightning is seen above the skyline of Shanghai’s financial district of Pudong. ALY SONG/REUTERS
The shadow of a semi-rigid and helium-filled airship, the Zeppelin NT, is cast on a harvested wheat field as it approaches an airport outside Cergy-Pointoise. JOHN SCHULTS/REUTERSFormer Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi closes his eyes in a gesture to supporters during a rally to protest his tax fraud conviction, outside his palace in central Rome. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERSA firefighter raises his arms as a helicopter dumps water near him to control a wildfire outside Cebreros. SUSANA VERA/REUTERSAn Afghan man washes his horse in Kabul. MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/REUTERS
Men wearing traditional knight costumes take part in the Alka competition in the town of Sinj in southern Croatia. ANTONIO BRONIC/REUTERSThai riot policemen stand guard behind a barricade outside Government House in preparation for anti-government protests in Bangkok. ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERSTwo woman help another through a hedge of cactii at a food distribution center in Afgoye. HANDOUT/REUTERSGirl embraces panda bear sculpture in Berlin. THOMAS PETER/REUTERSAn unidentified defendant sticks his fist out from a prison van as he’s driven to a courthouse in Silivri. MURAD SEZER/REUTERSWorld’s first in-vitro beef burger cooked and tasted in London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERSA protester stands against Turkish soldiers during clashes near Silivri. MURAD SEZER/REUTERSA Greek firefighter runs to help a colleague as a forest fire rages in Marathon near Athens. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERSMen sit as they have Iftar, the evening meal to break their fast during Ramadan, at Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. MIAN KHURSHEED/REUTERSA shopkeeper looks on from his footwear stall during the holy month of Ramadan near the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERSA construction vehicle lies where it was swallowed by a sinkhole on Saint-Catherine Street in downtown Montreal. CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/REUTERSDrivers wait in line to enter to the British territory of Gibraltar at its border with Spain. JON NAZCA/REUTERSA Greek army helicopter drops water over a forest fire in Marathon near Athens. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERSHatcher, who voices character of Dottie, signs autographs at the world premiere of Planes at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERSTibetan Buddhists and tourists view a giant thangka during the Shoton Festival at Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. CHINA DAILY/REUTERSJapan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s helicopter destroyer DDH183 Izumo is seen during its launching ceremony in Yokohama. Toru Hanai/REUTERSA worker works on a new bell in the Grassmayr bell foundry in Innsbruck. DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERSPeople release paper lanterns on the Motoyasu river facing the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima. KYODO/REUTERSA commuter watches through the window of a car during a rain shower in New Delhi. ANINDITO MUKHERJEE/REUTERSDardenne walks among hundreds of vintage lithographed tin boxes, which are part of a huge collection displayed at her house in Grand-Hallet. YVES HERMAN/REUTERSFile multiple exposure photo of wind turbines at Germany’s first and only energy self-sufficient village of Feldheim. TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERSA woman browses for milk powder at a stand with a food recall notice from Nutricia in a supermarket in Huntly. NIGEL MARPLE/REUTERSA horse and rider perform during a sneak peek performance of Cavalia’s show Odysseo in Somerville. BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERSA woman sits on a balcony asking for help after an explosion, caused by a gas leak, in an apartment building in Rosario city in the province of Santa Fe. STRINGER/ARGENTINA/REUTERSPeople use masks with pictures of Snowden masks during the testimonial of Greenwald before a Brazilian Congressional committee on NSA’s surveillance programs, in Brasilia. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERSU.S. President Barack Obama sits next to Jay Leno during taping of comedy show in California. LARRY DOWNING/REUTERSA photographer takes a picture of demonstrators protesting next to a military policeman in Sao Paulo. NACHO DOCE/REUTERSA giant panda lies on blocks of ice to cool off from the summer heat in a zoo in Wuhan, Hubei. CHINA DAILY/REUTERSFire fighters struggle to put out a fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. NOOR KHAMIS/REUTERSChild cools off from hot weather in a fountain at People’s Square in Shanghai. ALY SONG/REUTERSIncense sticks offered by villagers are pictured around the body of a wild elephant after it was hit by a train at a railway track in Nagaon. STRINGER/INDIA/REUTERSU.N. peacekeepers patrol in their tank, past the deserted Kibati village. THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERSFile photo of U.S. President Obama meeting with Russian President Putin during the G8 Summit in Enniskillen. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERSPeople are rowed to an overcrowded passenger boat at Sadarghat boat terminal in Dhaka. ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS
Baghdadi al-Mahmudi, former Libyan PM, sits behind bars during a hearing in Tripoli. ISMAIL ZITOUNY/REUTERSA Muslim man prays after offering evening prayers following iftar, or breaking fast, during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in the old quarters of Delhi. MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERSDestroyed apartments are seen after an explosion believed to be caused by a gas leak in Rosario city. STRINGER/REUTERSA man prays during Eid al-Fitr at Lakemba mosque in Sydney. DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERSA U.S. Air Force Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) mission lifts off on a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. MIKE BROWN/REUTERSA customer looks at Li Ning shoes at a shop in Beijing. KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERSPassengers climb to board an overcrowded train at a railway station in Dhaka. ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERSMatt Damon poses with a fan at the world premiere of Elysium in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS
A smouldering mountainside is seen under the stars at the Silver Fire near Banning. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERSWind-blown embers fly from an ancient oak tree that burned in the Silver Fire near Banning, California.. DAVID MCNEW/REUTERSPeople attend Eid al-Fitr prayers at Parang Kusumo beach near Yogyakarta. STRINGER/INDONESIA/REUTERSThousands of believers take part in morning prayers to celebrate the first day of Eid-al-Fitr in Moscow. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERSA woman plays on the edge of a cliff on a rainy winter afternoon at Bronte beach in Sydney. DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERSA general view of the financial district of Pudong with the Shanghai Tower, which is undergoing construction and scheduled to finish by the end of 2014. HANDOUT/REUTERSChinese inventor Tao controls his self-made humanoid robot with a remote controller as he poses with it at his house in Beijing. KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERSA couple rides a motorcycle along a flooded road from heavy rains caused by tropical storm Mangkhut in Hanoi. KHAM/REUTERSPeople watch as an excavator fills up a site where excavation expert Juan Diaz has been searching for gold bullion, believed to have been buried during the 1864-1870 War of the Triple Alliance, at an excavation site in Aldana Canada city. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERSA firefighter works to keep the fire from spreading as the Silver Fire moves into the foothills above Ida Avenue in Cabazon, California. JASON REDMOND/REUTERSA woman takes photos of an art installation by Singaporean artist Ryf Zaini at a mall in Singapore. EDGAR SU/REUTERSBelgian artist Van Landeghem paints the head of one of her life-like dolls, known as Reborn Babies, at her workshop called La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea in La Louviere. YVES HERMAN/REUTERSUkrainian Dmitry Balandin poses with his wooden model Cylon in his flat in Zaporizhzhya. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERSFree Syrian Army fighters hold their weapons as they pose for a picture in Jobar, Damascus. STRINGER/REUTERSPeople walk along a street in front of the Rock of the British territory of Gibraltar next to the border in La Linea de la Concepcion. JON NAZCA/REUTERSVinceti, head of Italy’s National Committee for the Promotion of Historic and Cultural Heritage, looks on as researchers open tomb above family crypt of Florentine merchant del Giocondo in Florence. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS R&B singer Usher waits for court to begin during a custody hearing at Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta. CHRISTOPHER ALUKA BERRY/REUTERSMen, dressed in folk costumes, ride on horses during Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in Benghaz. ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS