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

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