Photos of the week: 7/17 - 7/24

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A teenager checks his cell phone as storm clouds pass Friday, July 17, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. Scattered storms were in the forecast for most of Friday evening. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Pakistani women sit in a trolley crossing a stream flooded due to heavy rains in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Pakistan's military deployed helicopters and boats Wednesday to evacuate flood victims from the country's north, where monsoon rains and flash floods washed away several villages this week. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
A three-days old bonobo baby sleeps on the belly of its mother Kutu in the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
A pedestrian passes a Greek flag in Athens, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Greek lawmakers began another emergency debate Wednesday on further economic reforms demanded by international creditors in return for a new bailout, a vote that could threaten the survival of the coalition government and trigger fresh fears over the country's future in the euro. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
A tear rolls down the cheek of Sgt. Benjamin Tranter, a former classmate of Lance Cpl. Squire Wells, known as "Skip," seen in photo at right, as he attends a memorial service for Wells at Sprayberry High School where they both attended, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Marietta, Ga. Crowds gathered at the suburban Atlanta high school to remember the Marine who was fatally shot in an attack on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A police officer stands outside a room where tallied ballots from the Tuesday presidential elections are being stored in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday July 22, 2015. The head of Burundi's electoral commission says vote counting is underway and results are expected Thursday for a controversial election in which incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in power has sparked widespread unrest.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Syrian refugee child Shahd Qadura, 2 1/2, stands by other children burning garbage at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
A woman reads a paper in front of a shop selling old stereo systems in Athens, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Banks reopened Monday for the first time in three weeks. But for most Greeks, already buffeted by six years of recession, Monday was all about rising prices as tax hikes demanded by creditors took effect. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
A Colombian soldier stands in formation during a military parade celebrating his country's 205th anniversary of independence from Spain, in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, July 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
People enjoy the sunny warm weather on a small island of the lake Ammersee near Munich, southern Germany, on July 21, 2015. Meteorologists forecast temperatures around 30 degrees and further sun in the region during next days. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A U.S., and a Cuban national flag, hang from a balcony to mark the restored full diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Unites States, in Old Havana, Monday, July 20, 2015. The new era began with little fanfare when an agreement between the two nations to resume normal ties on July 20 came into force just after midnight Sunday and the diplomatic missions of each country were upgraded from interests sections to embassies. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A homeless person sleeps back dropped by wallpaper of New York city on the windows of a casino near the main railway station during a police raid in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Police in Romania have searched the capital's sewers in an anti-drug raid and detained dozens of people, mostly homeless, including the suspected ringleader, for questioning on suspicion of trafficking. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A boy holds a poster of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh as he and people gather on the rubble of shops destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike at a market in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, July 20, 2015. The death toll in Yemen from the Shiite rebel shelling of a town near the southern port city of Aden rose on Monday to nearly 100, the head of an international aid group said, describing it as "the worst day" for the city and its surroundings in over three months of fighting. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
A Cuban flag flies among empty flag polls near the U.S. Interests Section building, behind, in Havana, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Washington and Havana plan to officially restore diplomatic relations on Monday with the reopening of their embassies. While no formal ceremony is planned Monday for the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, it too will become a full-fledged embassy just after midnight as the Cold War foes formally enter a new era of engagement. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
BENIDORM, SPAIN - JULY 22: A tourist enjoy parasailing at Poniente Beach on July 22, 2015 in Benidorm, Spain. Spain has set a new record for visitors, with 29.2 million visitors in June, 4.2% more than the same period in 2014. Spain is also expected to be the main destination of tourists seeking a value-for-money all-inclusive holiday after the Tunisia attack. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
A worker walks near a washed-out bridge near the town of Desert Center, along Interstate 10 in Southern California, on Monday, July 20, 2015. All traffic along one of the major highways connecting California and Arizona was blocked indefinitely when the bridge over a desert wash collapsed during a major storm, and the roadway in the opposite direction sustained severe damage. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
People covered in medicinal mud sunbathe next to a small mineral spring pool in Ovca, suburb of Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, July 20, 2015. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 38 Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) in Belgrade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
New York City Police guard the Richard Rodgers Theatre while US President Barack Obama attends a showing of 'Hamilton' with his daughter Sasha Obama and Malia Obama along with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and brother-in-law Konrad Ng July 18, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 21: Children cool off as they play under a fountain next to the Manzanares river on July 21, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. A third heat wave this summer has seen hot weather alerts issued in 18 provinces across Spain. This July is believed to have been the hottest this century. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
People attend the "Somos Gay" march, or We're Gay march, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, July 18, 2015. The LGBT community marched in support of equality under the law for same sex marriage. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: People attend a rally in Brooklyn to call for justice for Eric Garner one year after he died in an apparent police chokehold on July 18, 2015 in New York City. The rally of several hundred people was held in front of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Downtown Brooklyn. Members of Garner's family joined Reverend Al Sharpton in demanding a federal investigation into his death. Garner, who was killed in a controversial choke-hold by a Staten Island police officer, had been approached by police for selling loose cigarettes. His death set off waves of protests around the city and country. Garner's family has settled with the city for 5.9 million in a wrongful death suit. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Sunflowers are pictured on July 17, 2015 in Wehlen, Germany. AFP PHOTO / DPA / ARNO BURGI +++ GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read ARNO BURGI/AFP/Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - JULY 22: World number three tennis player, Simona Halep (2nd L) of Romania takes part in a sunrise yoga session at SkyPark Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands on July 22, 2015 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
VICTORVILLE, CA - JULY 18: An inmate hand crew fights the North Fire, which caused people to abandon their vehicles and flee as flames jumped the 215 freeway in the early morning hours of July 18, 2015 near Victorville, California. The fire has burned across 3,500 acres and a private drone was reported to have raised serious safety concerns for aircraft pilots fighting the fire. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A seal cools off at Belgrade Zoo during a heatwave on July 21, 2015. In Serbia where the meteoalarm has been raised to 'red', extremely hot weather with temperatures up to 39 degrees Celsius is expected to continue over the next several days. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
OBERON, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17: (AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND OUT) School is cancelled in Oberon, NSW, during the heaviest snowfall of the last 40 years, July 17, 2015. (Photo by Brendan Esposito/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).
This Saturday, July 18, 2015, photo, shows visitors walking on the Bonneville Salt Flats, in Utah. The Speed Week races that draw hundreds of racing teams from around the world to Utah's famous salt flats have been canceled for the second consecutive year because of wet conditions. The event organizers announced the cancellation Monday, July 20, of an event that was scheduled to start Aug. 8. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A woman walks in the shade of a small street in central Rome on July 18, 2015, as a major heatwave spreads throughout Europe, with temperatures hitting nearly 40 degrees. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
EDIRNE, TURKEY - JULY 17 : People perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey on July 17, 2015. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr (Ramadan Holiday) as the fasting during Ramadan Month finishes. (Photo by Gokhan Balci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TULARE, CA - JULY 17: Cows in a dry, dusty field in Tulare, CA on July 17, 2015. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
A long-distance swimmer dives into the Atlantic Ocean at dawn, Friday, July 24, 2015, in Falmouth, Maine. The woman is part of a group that regularly starts their day with a 2-mile swim. Many of the swimmers keep a float tethered to their bodies for safety. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Tourists play in zorb balls on the Vltava river as temperatures reached 34 degrees Celsius on July 18, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.AFP PHOTO/MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)
BORYEONG, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 18: Festival-goers wrestle in the mud during the annual Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach on July 18, 2015 in Boryeong, South Korea. The mud, which is believed to have benefical effects on the skin due to its mineral content, is sourced from mud flats near Boryeong and transported to the beach by truck. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
AZORES, PORTUGAL - JULY 17: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Ginger Huber of the USA dives from a 20 metre cliff during the first round of the fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on July 17, 2015 at Islet Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal. (Photo by Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)
CHANGSHA, CHINA - JULY 18: (CHINA OUT) Swimming enthusiasts carrying the portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong swim in Yangtze River to commemorate Chairman Mao on July 18, 2015 in Changsha, Hunan Province of China. Nearly 300 swimming enthusiasts participated the Changsha swimming activity in memory of the 49th anniversary of Chairman Mao Zedong's swimming in the Yangtze River in Wuhan on July 16, 1966 at the age of 73. The swimming activity started from hometown of Chairman Mao - Changsha to Xiangchunlu Dock with whole length of 3,000 meters. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
An Indian man tries to catch fish along the shores of the Arabian sea in Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India, Thursday, July 23, 2015. After prolong dry spell, monsoon rains, crucial for India’s agriculture, returned to the city bringing relief from warm and humid weather. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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The past week in news saw dramatic headlines from all around the world -- from extreme weather around Asia and Europe, to diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States being restored. We also witnessed the tragic shooting in Chattanooga that left five dead, fast-spreading wildfires in the west, and the one year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner.

Click through the slideshow above for photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the next seven days.
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