In Pictures

Week in pictures: 4 August - 10 August 2018

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

A woman using an umbrella struggles against heavy rain and wind Image copyright Toru Hanai / Reuters
Image caption In Tokyo, a woman struggles against heavy rain and wind as Typhoon Shanshan approaches Japan's mainland.
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Revellers take part in the Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade in Toronto Image copyright Canadian Press / Shutterstock
Image caption Revellers take part in the Caribbean carnival grand parade in Toronto, Canada.
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Migrants take a shower on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea Image copyright Juan Medina / Reuters
Image caption Migrants take a shower on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea.
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People gather near the scene where two vehicles fell into a sinkhole on a street in Harbin, Heilongjiang province Image copyright Reuters
Image caption People gather near the scene where two vehicles fell into a sinkhole in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.
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Jenny Mensing of Germany swims backstroke with a paper cup on her forehead while warming up at the Glasgow 2018 European Swimming Championships in Glasgow, UK Image copyright Patrick B Kraemer / EPA
Image caption Jenny Mensing, of Germany, swims backstroke with a paper cup on her forehead while warming up at the Glasgow 2018 European Swimming Championships.
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Silhouettes of people watching a sunset atop the Aeropagus hill in Athens Image copyright Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
Image caption People watch the sunset from the Areopagus hill in Athens, Greece.
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A western lowland gorilla eats ice cream in its enclosure at Prague Zoo, Czech Republic Image copyright David W Cerny / Reuters
Image caption As Europe continues to experience high temperatures, this western lowland gorilla cools off with an ice cream at Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic.
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People gather outside Amiens Cathedral in France, which is lit up at night Image copyright Victoria Jones / PA
Image caption Crowds gather outside Amiens Cathedral in France, illuminated on the eve of the centenary of the Battle of Amiens and subsequent Hundred Days Offensive, a decisive point in World War One.
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People pose for a selfie at the CatCon cat convention in Pasadena, California. Image copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption Feline fans pose for a selfie at the CatCon cat convention in Pasadena, California.
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People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on the Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, Switzerland Image copyright Denis Balibouse / Reuters
Image caption Inflatable boats as far as the eye can see on Lake Lucerne as people enjoyed the sunshine in Switzerland.

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