In Pictures

Week in pictures: 19 - 25 August 2017

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

A group of protesters hold their fists towards a police officer. Image copyright Stephanie Keith/ Reuters
Image caption In Boston, Massachusetts, thousands of anti-racism protesters took to the streets in opposition to a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers. There were reports of arrests as some protesters clashed with police. Tensions were high after violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.
Two people sit in front of a memorial. Image copyright Susana Vera/ Reuters
Image caption An impromptu memorial was set up on Las Ramblas in Barcelona where 13 people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds.
Donald and Melania Trump look upwards in their eclipse glasses Image copyright Kevin Lamarque/ Reuters
Image caption US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania watched the solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House.
A bull lifted from a building Image copyright RIZWAN TABASSUM/ Getty Images
Image caption In Karachi, Pakistan, a young bull is lifted by crane from the roof of a four-storey building where it had been raised since it was a calf. The animal was being prepared for sacrifice as part of annual Eid al-Adha celebrations.
A row of noses dance in front of the Opera House Image copyright DAVID MOIR/ EPA
Image caption Cast members from a production of Dmitri Shostakovich's The Nose dance outside Australia's Sydney Opera House.
Bertram Allen of Ireland falls from his horse Image copyright Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency
Image caption At the European Showjumping Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, Bertram Allen of Ireland falls from his horse, Hector Van D'Abdijhoeve.
A player goes to hit a cricket ball as the sun goes down over the Solent. Image copyright Hannah McKay/ Reuters
Image caption At low tide, the Brambles sandbank briefly appears in the middle of the Solent. It is the location of an annual cricket match held between the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Southampton, and the Island Sailing Club, Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Jeremy Corbyn holds a drill. Image copyright Jane Barlow/ PA
Image caption Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Parkhead Housing Association construction site in Glasgow. The association attempts to provide good quality affordable housing to those in the local community.
Two men push a seaweed raft using sticks. Image copyright Clodagh Kilcoyne/ Reuters
Image caption Teams approach the finish line as they participate in a seaweed race during the Cruinniu na mBad (Gathering of the Boats) regatta. They push bundles of seaweed, known as Climin, that weigh several tonnes from the sea to the harbour finish line in Kinvara, Ireland.
A sniper holds up his weapon. Image copyright Zohra Bensemra/ Reuters
Image caption In the old city of Raqqa in Syria, a sniper of the Syrian Democratic Forces aims his weapon in fighting with the so-called Islamic State.
A warrior holds a flaming cube on his tongue. Image copyright NARINDER NANU/ Getty Images
Image caption A Nihang, a religious Sikh warrior, holds a flammable cube on his tongue during a religious procession to mark the 413th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.

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