Week in pictures: 22-28 June 2019

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

image copyrightBoris Horvat / AFP
image captionA visitor takes shelter from the heat under the Umbrella Sky Project installation by Portuguese artist Patricia Cunha in Aix-en-Provence. France reached its record temperature - 45.8C (114.4F) - amid a heatwave in Europe.
image copyrightStefan Rousseau / PA
image captionPrime Minister Theresa May shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka. During the meeting, Mrs May told Mr Putin that Russia must end its "irresponsible and destabilising activity".
image copyrightChris Jackson / Reuters
image captionThe Duchess of Cambridge hugs a girl at a photography workshop with Action for Children in Kingston-upon-Thames.
image copyrightKevin Lamarque / Reuters
image captionGermany's Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the G20 summit in Osaka. Earlier in the week, she was filmed shaking at an official event for the second time in eight days - raising concerns for her health. A spokesman said Mrs Merkel was fine.
image copyrightMassimo Pinca / Reuters
image captionControlled explosions demolish what remains of the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, almost one year after a section of the viaduct collapsed, killing 43 people.
image copyrightSpencer Platt / Getty Images
image captionSome of the people who were at the Stonewall Inn on the night the historic New York gay bar was raided by police in 1969 gather for a photo on the 50th anniversary of the riots, which many people consider the birth of the modern gay rights movement in America.
image copyrightRanita Roy / Reuters
image captionA Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) steam train, which runs on a two-foot gauge railway line, passes by a market in Ghum, India. Built in 1879, the 88km (48 miles) line, now part of a Unesco World Heritage Site, once transported tea from the foothills of the mountains.
image copyrightPhilippe Wojazer / Reuters
image captionA member of France's BMX team shows off their skills at Place de la Concorde in Paris. The plaza has been turned into an Olympic park ahead of the Paris 2024 Games.
image copyrightThilo Schmuelgen / Reuters
image captionHundreds of climate change protesters gather at Garzweiler coal mine in western Germany before breaking into the mine and marching through it, which police said was dangerous. Germany has vowed to go carbon neutral by 2050, but activists say this is not soon enough.
image copyrightJim Dyson / Getty Images
image captionFestival-goers gather near a statue by artist Paul Insect at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton. With temperatures expected to reach 28C (82F), the festival is giving away free sun lotion and water.
image copyrightG20 HANDOUT/EPA
image captionPartners and wives of the G20 leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May's husband Philip. They assembled at a temple in Kyoto, Japan, during the country's first hosting of the G20 summit.

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