Photos of the week: 7/24 - 7/31

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HELSTON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Aircraft fom the Italian Air Force's Frecce Tricolori fly at the 2015 Culdrose Air Day at RNAS Culdrose near Helston on July 30, 2015 in Cornwall, England. Air Day is an annual open day that allows the general public access to the working military Royal Naval Air Station which is home to a variety of military aircraft including the Melin helicopter and Hawk Jets, but also the Search and Rescue Sea Kings helicopters operated by 771 Squadron. This is the last year the Navy will run search and rescue operations before it's fleet of ageing Sea Kings are retired and the responsibility for civilian rescue is handed over to a private company operating from Newquay Airport. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 29: Pollution floats in Guanabara Bay, site of sailing events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on July 29, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of pollution and waste from the bay in time for the games but admits that goal now is unlikely to be reached. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
CALAIS, FRANCE - JULY 31: Ferry workers burn tyres on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais on July 31, 2015 in Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses. Strike action and daily attempts by hundreds of migrants to enter the Channel Tunnel and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom is causing delays to passenger and freight services across the channel. British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that extra sniffer dogs and fencing are to be sent to Calais and land owned by the Ministry of Defence is to be used as a lorry park to ease congestion near the port of Dover in Kent. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND - JULY 31: The Eurotunnel terminal is illuminated by a rare blue moon on July 31, 2015 in Folkestone, England. Hundreds of migrants are continuing to attempt to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais, France and onto trains heading to the United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
HELSTON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: A MIG 29 from the Polish Air Force demonstrates at the 2015 Culdrose Air Day at RNAS Culdrose near Helston on July 30, 2015 in Cornwall, England. Air Day is an annual open day that allows the general public access to the working military Royal Naval Air Station which is home to a variety of military aircraft including the Melin helicopter and Hawk Jets, but also the Search and Rescue Sea Kings helicopters operated by 771 Squadron. This is the last year the Navy will run search and rescue operations before it's fleet of ageing Sea Kings are retired and the responsibility for civilian rescue is handed over to a private company operating from Newquay Airport. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
ST IVES, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Holidaymakers enjoy the fine sunny weather at Porthmeor Beach in St Ives on July 29, 2015 in Cornwall, England. After a unsettled start to the school summer holidays, forecasters are predicting a return to more settled weather for what is the busiest period for UK holiday venues and tourist attractions. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A young seal looks out of a box on the island Juist, northern Germany, on July 28, 2015 before being released. The seals were reintroduced into the wild from a breeding station in Norddeich. AFP PHOTO / DPA / CARMEN JASPERSEN GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read CARMEN JASPERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Migrants look out the open door of a train carriage heading north from Gevgelija to Tabanovce, at the border with Serbia on July 27, 2015. The absurd situation forced migrants, fleeing conflict-torn and impoverished countries Africa, the Middle East and Asia, to either walk or more recently cycle for some 200 kilometres (124 miles) through Macedonia to get to the border with Serbia. Meanwhile, Hungary will finish building its anti-migrant fence on its southern border with Serbia by August 31, ahead of a previous November deadline, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
MAYO, IRELAND - JULY 26: A dog looks on during the annual Christian pilgrimage of climbing up Croagh Patrick mountain (2,504 ft) which was cancelled due to treacherous weather conditions and poor visibility which was limited to three metres on July 26, 2015 in Mayo, Ireland. Several hundred pilgrims still continued to climb regardless of the warnings. It is climbed in honour of Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron Saint. It is said that after Saint Patrick fasted for forty days on top of the mountain in 441AD, he built a church and threw a silver bell down the side of the mountain knocking the she-demon Corra from the sky into a lake, at the base of the mountain, banishing all the snakes from Ireland. The pilgrimage to the top of the Croagh Patrick is viewed as an act of penance. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JULY 26: Protestors make barricades against police during the clashes between Turkish riot police and a group gathering to stage a march following the funeral for Gunay Ozarslan killed an anti-terror operation on the DHKP-C, in Gazi neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey on July 26, 2015. (Photo by Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JULY 26: People enjoying pleasant weather after sudden rains as they got respite from scorching weather at India Gate on July 26, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Sudden rains accompanied by cold winds lashed several parts of the city, causing a major dip in the mercury which brought back chilly conditions in the national capital and adjoining areas. The temperature here dropped to 25.5 degrees Celsius due to the rain, according to the weather department. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Hot-air balloons fly near Chambley-Bussieres airbase, eastern France, on July 26, 2015, on the first day of the international air-balloon meeting 'Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons'. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)
A visitor with an umbrella walks through a field of sunflowers during a three-day sunflower festival in the town of Nogi, Tochigi prefecture, some 70 kms north of Tokyo on July 26, 2015. A total of some 200,000 sunflowers welcomed guests for the summer festival. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
A firefighter from the BRICA, the Andalusian Service firefighting (INFOCA), walks through the smoke during a forest fire in Los Barrios, near Cadiz on July 25, 2015. Since July 19 wildfires have ravaged nearly 39,000 hectares of land in Spain, according to the provisional figures from the agriculture ministry. AFP PHOTO/ Pedro ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)
DUMFRIES, SCOTLAND - JULY 25: The burning of the Wickerman seen at midnight on the last day of the Wickerman festival at Dundrennan on July 25, 2015 in Dumfries, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Gilmore/Redferns)
ANTALYA, TURKEY - JULY 25: Hand made carpets, brought from varied regions of Turkey, are laid under the sun on a field to soften their color in Dosemealti District of Turkey's Southern touristic province Antalya on July 25, 2015. A private hand-made carpet dealer receives carpet around Turkey to soften their colors as well as they are being sanitized. (Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
This picture taken in Godewaersvelde, northern France, on July 24, 2015 shows a bee on a leaf. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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This week in news saw wildfires spreading throughout California, victims of the Chattanooga shooting laid to rest, migrants continuing their way from France to England, and severe summer weather from England to India and beyond. Click through the slideshow above for photos from all of these stories and more.

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