Week in pictures: 15 - 21 July 2017


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

image source, Cathal McNaughton/REUTERS
image captionA woman day labourer holds her baby beside a construction site in Delhi, India.
image source, Steve Parsons/PA
image captionLightning flashes near the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth as thunderstorms swept across England and Wales with heavy rain and hail on Tuesday night.
image source, Reuters
image captionPeople took part in a free infant care training course organised by a local labour union in Haikou, Hainan province, China.
image source, Henry Browne/REUTERS
image captionBritain's Hannah Cockroft won her third gold medal of the World Para Athletics Championships in London. Cockroft, 24, won the T34 400m, adding to her 100m and 800m titles.
image source, Joop Van Der Linde/Panthera/Reuters
image captionIn this handout photo released on Friday, a leopard cub is seen suckling on a lioness in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site in Tanzania. Conservationists say the photograph is the first evidence of inter-species bonding between predators that are normally enemies.
image source, Thomas Kienzle/REUTERS
image captionThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tried their hand at pretzel making on their visit to Heidelberg in Germany. The royal couple and their two children were on a five-day tour of Poland and Germany at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
image captionFretilin party supporters participate in an election campaign rally in Dili, East Timor.
image source, LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/afp
image captionCracks are seen at the main port on the island of Kos. A 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of the Greek island, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km on Thursday night. At least two people were killed and 115 people were injured,

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