Photos of the week: 7/10 - 7/17

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AP10ThingsToSee - An Asian elephant swims in a 65-meter-long pool at Fuji Safari Park in Susono, at the foot of Mt. Fuji, southwest of Tokyo, Monday, July 13, 2015. The park was inspired by the images of elephants swimming in the ocean and wanted to build a facility exactly demonstrating what was little known in Japan that elephants can actually swim. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)
WENLING, CHINA - JULY 10: (CHINA OUT) Waves spirit as typhoon Chan-hom approaches on July 10, 2015 in Wenling, Zhejiang Province of China. News from Zhejiang Meteorologic Bureau that typhoon Chan-hom would land in Zhejiang Province Friday night and local government had started first emergency response to typhoon. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Children climb at a playground next to the Mediterranean Sea during the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday as the sun sets in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 17, 2015. The three-day holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
This July 13, 2015 image provided by NASA shows Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft. The United States is now the only nation to visit every single planet in the solar system. Pluto was No. 9 in the lineup when New Horizons departed Cape Canaveral, Fla, on Jan. 19, 2006 (NASA via AP)
Kashmiri Muslims walk over a bridge as they inspect water level near Kullan, some 70 Kilometers (43.75 miles) northeast of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, July 17, 2015. Flash flood and cloudbursts in Indian Kashmir killed several people and damaged dozens of residential houses and shops according to reports. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A helicopter flies over a fire on the mountain of Ymittos in the eastern suburbs of Athens on Friday, July 17, 2015. Greek firefighters battled the large brush fire burning across Ymittos hill, as strong winds helped the flames devour parts of the verdant hillside popular with day-trippers. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
A policeman stands guard as Muslims take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 17, 2015. Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
An Afghan vendor prepares sweets to be displayed for sale for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr celebrations, in Herat, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)
Carlos Ramirez, of West Palm Beach, Fla., cools off under a misting fan while visiting Zoo Atlanta, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Atlanta. Severe thunderstorms will be possible over the southern half of Georgia and eastern South Carolina as temperatures hover around the ninety degree mark. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
An anti-austerity protester throws a bottle at riot police in Athens, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Greece's prime minister was fighting to keep his government intact in the face of outrage over an austerity bill that parliament must pass Wednesday night if the country is to start negotiations on a new bailout and avoid financial collapse. The raft of consumer tax increases and pension reforms will condemn Greeks to years of more economic hardship and has fueled anger among the governing left-wing Syriza party. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
View of the Fire Volcano erupting from San Antonio community, Colima State, Mexico, on July 12, 2015. Hundreds of people were evacuated from villages around Mexico's 'Volcano of Fire' and an airport closed on Saturday amid fears an eruption could escalate to become the biggest in a century. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR GUERRERO (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
A journalist climbs a ladder to get out of the tunnel that according to authorities, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman used to escape from the Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. A widespread manhunt that included highway checkpoints, stepped up border security and closure of an international airport failed to turn up any trace of Guzman after he escaped through an underground tunnel in his prison cell. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A receptionist dinosaur robot performs at the new robot hotel, aptly called Henn na Hotel or Weird Hotel, in Sasebo, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that’s a stand-on-wheels taking luggage up to the room, the hotel, that is run as part of Huis Ten Bosch amusement park, is “manned” almost totally by robots to save labor costs. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
A flaming fake bull known as a "Toro de fuego" runs after revelers during San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 13, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A woman carrying an umbrella to shield from the sun as she walks past a mural of a city skyscrapers in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2015. The National Meteorological Center (NMC) has issued a yellow alert for high temperatures as China is entering the height of summer. A heat wave will hit central, eastern and northern China on Monday with temperatures in some regions rising to around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) , Chinese state media reported. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A man holds prayer beads while monitoring stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2015. Chinese authorities have accused securities firms of manipulating share prices and allowing improper trading during the country's market plunge, in a possible effort to deflect blame for investor losses totaling several trillion dollars. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Clouds of ash fill the sky after an eruption by the Colima volcano, known as the Volcano of Fire, near the town of Comala, Mexico, Friday, July 10, 2015. The volcano spewed ash more than 4 miles (7 kilometers) into the air and released some quantity of lava. People were advised to recognize a 3-mile (5-kilometer) perimeter around the peak. (AP Photo/Sergio Tapiro Velasco)
A Kashmiri Muslim man performs Wudu, ritual washing before prayers, on the bank of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, July 11, 2015. Hundreds of Kashmiri on Saturday participated in an Iftar ceremony, the meal traditionally taken after sunset prayers to break the Ramadan daily fast, which according to the organizers was to create a record for Asia's largest Iftar party. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A TV reporter walks through the mud toward people waiting for Pope Francis to arrive to Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Friday, July 10, 2015. Palmasola is the most notorious of Bolivia's 32 prisons, built to detain some 800 people but housing 5,000, more than four in five still awaiting trial. Inmates have the run of the place, drugs are cheaper than on the street and money buys survival. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A woman practices ice climbing on July 14, 2015 next to insulating foams wrapping up the Rhone Glacier which has been shrinking under the summer sun near Gletsch. A second heat wave is forecast to hit Switzerland in the next few days. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Anti-fox hunting protestors hold smoke flares as they demonstrate outside Parliament on July 14, 2015 in London, England. The government's proposed legislation relaxing the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales has been postponed after the Scottish National Party says it will vote against the proposals. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
VAN, TURKEY - JULY 12: Shepherds cook over a fire as they keep watch to protect their sheep herd against wild animals' attack in Van province of Turkey on July 12, 2015. (Photo by Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NOIDA, INDIA - JULY 12: A large amount of foam formed at the banks of river Yamuna, on July 12, 2015 in Noida, India. Yamuna in Delhi is almost dead with water not suitable for even bathing at most places, leave along supporting aquatic life. It is mainly due to high ammonia level emanating from high discharge of industrial pollutants in the river. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: A Loyalist youth carrying the Union Jack flag walks past the 11th night bonfire at the New Mossley housing estate on July 12, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. New Mossley is widely recognised as the largest bonfire in the province. Tradition holds that the bonfires commemorate the lighting of fires on the hills to help Williamite ships navigate through Belfast Lough at night when Protestant King William III and his forces landed at Carrickfergus to fight the Catholic Jacobites, supporters of the exiled Catholic King James II. The bonfires also mark the beginning of the annual 12th of July Orange parades. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
VAN, TURKEY - JULY 11: Shepherds clean their sheep with soap before fleecing them, in the Van Lake coast of Gevas District of Van, Turkey on July 11, 2015. (Photo by Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MIANYANG, CHINA - JULY 10: (CHINA OUT) Cleaner Wu Xinghai clear up lemna minor and water hyacinth in Anchang River on July 10, 2015 in Mianyang, Sichuan Province of China. Lemna minor and water hyacinth flourished when the water firstly rose in summer and the lush lemna minor and water hyacinth had to be removed by labours so as not to influence the environment. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

This past week in news saw the closest a spacecraft has ever been to Pluto, Muslims around the world observing the holy month of Ramadan, and the opening of a hotel in Japan run almost entirely by robots. Other headlines included a decision on Greece's financial crisis, the running of the bulls in Spain, and the escape of "El Chapo" Guzman from a prison in Mexico.

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