Week in pictures: 7-13 July 2018

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

image copyrightCPL Helen Rimmer / RAF
image captionThousands of people outside Buckingham Palace and on The Mall in London watch a flypast of aircraft to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
image copyright Brendan Smialowski / AFP
image captionUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on as US President Donald Trump casts a shadow while addressing a news conference on the second day of the Nato summit in Brussels. Shortly before the summit, President Trump had said that other Nato members should increase their financial contributions.
image copyrightAlessandro Bianchi / Reuters
image captionFields of flowers in Castelluccio di Norcia near Perugia, Italy, provide a blanket of colour across the landscape.
image copyrightLillian Suwanrumpha / AFP
image captionPolice and military personnel use umbrellas to protect a stretcher as one of the children rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand is flown from the site. He was one of 12 young footballers who were trapped with their coach by rising water, for 17 days.
image copyrightEPA
image captionRescue efforts continue in western Japan after days of heavy rains and landslides. Dozens of people have been killed.
image copyrightHenry Nicholls / Reuters
image captionEngland fans react in a London pub as they watch their team head out of the World Cup. Croatia beat them 2-1 in the semi-final.
image copyrightArnd Wiegmann / Reuters
image captionPeople take part in the annual swim across Lake Zurich in Switzerland.
image copyrightChristian Merz / EPA
image captionElsewhere in Switzerland storks are photographed in their nests against the setting sun.
image copyrightKarimSahib / AFP
image captionHorsemen ride in a choreographed cavalry charge during the opening ceremony of a Berber festival in Morocco.
image copyrightDavid Maung / EPA
image captionTwo women pose in a Frida Kahlo cut-out prop at an exhibition in San Diego, California. Around 30 artists exhibited work inspired by the Mexican artist.

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