In Pictures

Week in pictures: 25 June - 1 July 2016

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

Britain's Prime minister David Cameron arrives before an EU summit Image copyright PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP
Image caption Following last week's Brexit vote in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron was in Brussels to meet EU leaders where Germany's Angela Merkel said the EU must "respect the result" of the vote.
United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage (left) reacting as he meets with European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a plenary session at the EU headquarters in Brussels Image copyright John Thys / AFP
Image caption Also in Brussels, UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage was greeted by EC president Jean-Claude Juncker (right) who asked Mr Farage: "You were fighting for the exit, the British people voted in favour of the exit. Why are you here?"
Participants carry photos of victims killed in the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting during the annual NYC Pride parade in New York City, US Image copyright Brendan McDermid / Reuters
Image caption Victims killed in the Orlando nightclub shooting were remembered during the annual NYC Pride parade in New York City.
A worker cleans the blood splashed on the roof of the international departure terminal at Istanbul's Ataturk airport Image copyright Gokhan Tan / Getty Images
Image caption A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport killed more than 40 people and injured many more. Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday. They blew themselves up after police fired back. Here a worker cleans blood splashed on to the roof of the international departure terminal.
People stand around the Lochnagar Crater Image copyright FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI / AFP
Image caption Commemorations were held in the UK and France to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme in which more than a million men were killed and wounded on all sides. A giant poppy was placed in the centre of the Lochnagar crater, the result of a British attempt to breach German defences using 60,000lb of explosive which sent debris 4,000ft into the air; no-one knows how many were killed.
Footvolley in Tel Aviv Image copyright ABIR SULTAN / EPA
Image caption Footvolley, a combination of beach volleyball and beach football originating from Brazil, took place on a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Beyonce performs Freedom with Kendrick Lamar at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards in Los Angeles., California Image copyright Danny Moloshok / Reuters
Image caption Beyonce opened the Black Entertainment Television (Bet) Awards in Los Angeles, California, with a surprise performance of her song Freedom, with Kendrick Lamar, dancing in a pool of water.
Players of Iceland celebrate after they defeated England Image copyright Tibor Illyes / EPA
Image caption England suffered arguably their worst humiliation since they were knocked out of the 1950 World Cup by USA in Brazil when Iceland shocked them in the last 16 of Euro 2016. Here the Icelandic players celebrate their victory.
A staff member inspects the interior of a hot air balloon Image copyright RITCHIE B. TONGO / EPA
Image caption Teams from 14 countries took part in six days of competition at the International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Taitung, south-east Taiwan.
A man kisses a statue of soccer star Lionel Messi shortly after it was unveiled in Buenos Aires, Argentina Image copyright Victor R. Caivano / AP
Image caption A bronze statue of Argentine football star Lionel Messi was unveiled in Buenos Aires just days after the player announced he was retiring from the national team. Messi made the announcement following Argentina's defeat by Chile in the Copa America final.

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