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Pictures of the Week: Best Photos of Past Seven Days
August 1, 2014 15:39 BST
Models dressed as Marge Simpson launch MAC Cosmetics' Simpsons Collection in San Diego.
Allie Shaughnessy, dressed as Marvel Comics character Mystique, attends the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 in California.
Cosplayers attending San Diego Comic-Con 2014 in California.
Children dressed in Transformers costumes pose for photos during the premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction in Tokyo, Japan.
hitchBOT, an anthropomorphic robot, sits on the shoulder of Highway 102 outside Halifax, Nova Scotia at the start of its 6,000km cross-country journey. The hitchhiking robot is part of a social experiment to see if drivers will pick up and drop off the robot in one piece to an art gallery in Victoria, British Columbia.
Jorge, a Mexican immigrant, dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo rests in Times Square. Sesame Workshop is planning to stop performers dressing up as its characters in Times Square, where they pose for photos with tourists for tips.
Stephen McDonagh takes part in the Irish Bog Snorkelling championship at Peatlands Park in Dungannon, Northern Ireland.
David Colturi of the USA dives from the 27m platform on Islet Vila Franca do Campo in the Azores, Portugal, during the fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
Hundreds of people cool off at a waterpark in Suining, in southwest China's Sichuan province.
Belinda Hocking of Australia competes in the women's 100m backstroke heat 2, during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Kenneth To of Australia is seen underwater as he swims in the men's 4x100m medley relay heats during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Olivia Vivian of Australia falls off the beam as she competes in the women's all-round gymnastics final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Laura Halford of Wales jumps during her hoop routine as she competes in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Patricia Bezzoubenko of Canada performs during her ribbon routine as she competes in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Left: Sam Oldham of England is taken off the floor in a wheelchair, after injuring himself during the vault in the gymnastics team final. Right: Louis Smith and Kristian Thomas of England help Oldham receive his gold medal for the gymnastics team final.
Kenya's Denis Okoth lands a punch on England's Samuel Maxwell during their men's light welterweight boxing fight at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Atletico Madrid's newly signed player Antoine Griezmann takes a selfie during a media presentation at the Vicente Calderón Stadium in Madrid.
A horse's flank glistens in sunshine after racing during Ladies' Day at Goodwood Races in Chichester.
Ubangi, a one-month-old plains zebra foal, stands next to his mother Elena at the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany.
Two female Sri Lankan leopard cubs, born on 1 July, are pictured at the zoo in Maubeuge, northern France. The Sri Lankan leopard is a threatened species, with an estimated 700 living in the wild and 65 in captivity.
Two spectacled bear cubs play in Frankfurt Zoo, Germany.
Fire services personnel work to douse flames after a fire ripped through the pier in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
A man burns a sarcophagus in the shape of buffalo during a Balinese Hindu mass cremation in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. More than 100 corpses were collectively cremated in the ceremony known as Ngaben Masal.
A fire destroys one of China's oldest cathedrals, the Jiangbei Cathedral in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, built by a French bishop in 1872.
A student poses for a photo on stairs outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows down from a broken water main.
A man looks at a contaminated river in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Environmental protection officers said they found no sign of discharges from the factories that line the river, including a paper manufacturer, food colouring company and clothing manufacturer.
Yeoman Serjeant Bob Loughlin walks through the art installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' at the Tower of London. Paul Cummins' installation will be formed of 888,246 ceramic poppies, to honour military fatalities during the World War I.
Tourists take in the view of the London Eye, River Thames and Houses of Parliament from the StarFlyer on London's South Bank.
Former sailors celebrate Navy Day in St Petersburg, Russia.
Chinese paramilitary policemen raise their fists as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the security of the upcoming 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.
A Nepalese Muslim boy offers prayer during Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, celebrations at a mosque in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Indonesian Muslims perform a prayer to mark Eid Al-Fitr at Parangkusumo beach in Yogyakarta, Java.
Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, that killed at least 25 people, sending flames shooting 15 storeys into the air.
An Israeli army officer shows journalists a tunnel in Gaza, which is allegedly used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks.
An explosion from an Israeli strike in the northern Gaza Strip is seen from the Israeli border.
A Palestinian firefighter works during efforts to extinguish a fire at Gaza's main power plant after it was hit in Israeli shelling.
Orthodox Jewish pro-Palestinian demonstrators march through central London to call for an end to Israeli military action in Gaza.
A civil defence member in Aleppo, Syria, is stuck under debris at a site hit by, what activists said were, two barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad.
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