In Pictures

Week in pictures: 9-15 July 2016

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

Queen Elizabeth II welcoming Theresa May Image copyright Dominic Lipinski / PA
Image caption The UK's new Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to lead a "one nation" government that worked for all, not just the "privileged few". After being appointed by the Queen, she said it would be her mission to "build a better Britain".
Civilians taking refuge at UN House headquarters Image copyright ERIC KANALSTEIN / UNMISS / EPA
Image caption Civilians sheltered as renewed fighting broke out in South Sudan between forces loyal to the president and to the vice-president. The latest violence, which has claimed the lives of more than 200 people, came hours after the UN Security Council called on the warring factions to immediately stop the fighting.
Trees frame the site where two passenger trains collided Image copyright Alessandro Garofalo / Reuters
Image caption Twenty-three people were killed and dozens hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy. The two trains were on a single-track line at the time of the crash, between the coastal towns of Bari and Barletta.
Ieshia Evans with police officers Image copyright Jonathan Bachman / Reuters
Image caption As protests continued in the United States after violent incidents involving African-American people and the police last week, a picture of Ieshia Evans, standing calmly in front of two police officers wearing layers of armour, struck a chord across the world. It was taken by Jonathan Bachman, a New Orleans-based photographer who was on assignment for Reuters.
Mount Bromo spews ashes into the air Image copyright Bay Ismoyo / AFp
Image caption Mount Bromo in eastern Java began erupting late last year and continues to spew ash into the air. A column of ash forced the closure of the local airport.
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) and his teammates pose with the trophy Image copyright Valery Hache / AFP
Image caption Portugal overcame the early loss of captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat hosts France in the Euro 2016 final and win their first major tournament thanks to substitute Eder's extra-time strike.
Workers and residents clean up refuse washed ashore at the top of a beach in Hong Kong Image copyright ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP
Image caption Workers and residents cleaned up a beach in Hong Kong which has seen a rise in rubbish arriving on its coast, for which it blames the Chinese mainland.
Andy Murray of Great Britain lifts the trophy Image copyright Clive Brunskill / Getty Images
Image caption Britain's Andy Murray became Wimbledon champion for the second time, beating Canadian sixth seed Milos Raonic in the final.
Greyhound dogs racing at the Wentworth Park Stadium Image copyright DAVID MOIR / EPA
Image caption In Australia greyhound racing returned to Sydney's Wentworth Park and other New South Wales tracks for the first time since the state government announced plans to ban it after "horrific" evidence of widespread animal cruelty was uncovered. An ABC Four Corners report aired last year showed piglets, possums and rabbits being chased and killed by dogs in training sessions. NSW Premier Mike Baird announced greyhound racing would be illegal in the state after 1 July 2017.

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