In Pictures

Week in pictures: 30 July - 5 August 2016

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

People walk on a sightseeing platform in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A glass walkway opened on Tianmen mountain, part of the latest addition to China's glass bridge craze. The 100m Coiling Dragon path is in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan province.
A sculpture to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch Image copyright Robin Van Lonkhuijen / EPA
Image caption A sculpture to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch went on display in Den Bosch in the Netherlands. The sculpture is one of a series that interprets scenes from the famous triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, which is exhibited in the Prado museum in Madrid.
A South African woman looks from her kitchen as voters queue outside a polling station Image copyright Marco Longari / AFP
Image caption South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) suffered its worst electoral setback since apartheid ended in 1994, being pegged back in municipal elections. Unemployment and corruption scandals surrounding President Jacob Zuma have tarnished the ANC's image. Here a woman looks from her window at queues of voters in Durban.
A man holds a picture of the priest Jacques Hamel outside Rouen's cathedral Image copyright Joel Saget / AFP
Image caption Thousands attended the funeral in Rouen Cathedral in Normandy of French priest Father Jacques Hamel, who was murdered in his church by Islamist extremists last week. Father Hamel died when two men stormed his church during Mass. At the service his sister, Roselyne, told the congregation that her brother, who was 85, had been a man of "mercy and love".
Damaged vehicles pile on a damaged roof of a car mechanic service center in Ramousah area southwest of Aleppo, Syria Image copyright Abdalrhman Ismail / Reuters
Image caption Damaged vehicles sit on the roof of a garage in Ramousah, to the south-west of Aleppo in Syria. Fighting has intensified in Aleppo as about a quarter of a million civilians are living under siege since government forces cut them off last month.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family on Pride march Image copyright Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP
Image caption Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife and family joined the Pride Parade in Vancouver.
Punks in Blackpool Image copyright Christopher Furlong / Getty Images
Image caption Thousands of punks descended on the English seaside resort of Blackpool for the annual four-day Rebellion festival in the Winter Gardens. The popularity of the event has grown and now includes an outdoor concert area.
A tank barrel is seen on the course of the Tank Biathlon competition Image copyright Maxim Zmeyev / Reuters
Image caption Tank crews battled it out in a tank biathlon competition at the International Army Games in Alabino, outside Moscow. The biathlon involves covering rough terrain while providing accurate and rapid fire.
Cast and crew of Suicide Squad Image copyright Bryan Bedder / Getty Images
Image caption The cast and crew of Suicide Squad took a selfie during the premiere of the film at the Beacon Theatre on in New York City.
Luke Aikins in a net Image copyright Mondelez International via AP
Image caption After a two-minute freefall, Luke Aikins landed in a 10,000-sq ft net at the Big Sky movie ranch in California and became the first person to skydive without a parachute and land in a net. Aikins jumped from a plane at 25,000 ft (7,600 m).

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