Photos of the week: 7/1 - 7/8

News photos of the week for 7/8
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News photos of the week for 7/8
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - JULY 07: In this handout provided by NASA, the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Expedition 48-49 crewmembers Kate Rubins of NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) onboard, Thursday, July 7, 2016 , Kazakh time (July 6 Eastern time), Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Rubins, Ivanishin, and Onishi will spend approximately four months on the orbital complex, returning to Earth in October. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers hold up their red handkerchiefs during the opening day or 'Chupinazo' of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on August 6, 2016 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
A bee collects pollen from a sunflower on July 5, 2016 on a field near Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. / AFP / dpa / Patrick Pleul / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)
The skyline of Niagara Falls, Canada is seen from Niagara Falls, New York on July 3, 2016 / AFP / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken with a long exposure in the village of Gornaya Mayevka in the Tian Shan mountains, above 1500 meters above sea level, some 30 kms from Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, early on July 4, 2016, shows stars trails around the Polaris, commonly know as North Star or Pole Star. / AFP / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO (Photo credit should read VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)
FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 01: The first of Britain's new supersonic 'stealth' strike fighters accompanied by a United States Marine Corps F-35B aircraft, flies over the North Sea having taken off from RAF Fairford on July 1, 2016 in Gloucestershire, England. On Wednesday, the F-35B Lightning II jet was flown by RAF pilot Squadron Leader Hugh Nichols on its first transatlantic crossing, accompanied by two United States Marine Corps F-35B aircraft from their training base at Beaufort, South Carolina. The combined US/UK team of aircrew and engineers are here in the UK to demonstrate just what the 5th generation state of the art aircraft can do, flying at the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough International Air Show over the next few weeks. The aircraft are due to enter service with the Royal Navy and RAF from 2018. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
THIEPVAL, FRANCE - JULY 1: Young people lay wreaths during a service to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the battle of the Somme at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Memorial on July 1, 2016 in Thiepval, France. The event is part of the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial in Thiepval, France, where 70,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers with no known grave are commemorated. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - Pool/Getty Images)
IGUALADA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A hot air balloon is inflated at the European Balloon Festival on July 7, 2016 in Igualada, Spain. Now in its 20th year, the European Balloon Festival has become the most important hot air balloon events in Spain and one of the biggest in Europe. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A general view shows the swollen Liujiang River in Liuzhou, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on July 5, 2016. Flooding in China's Yangtze river basin has left 112 people dead or missing in recent days, media said on July 5, with more damage feared from a typhoon expected to land within days. / AFP / STR / China OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 07: Activists protest in Times Square in response to the recent fatal shootings of two black men by police, July 7, 2016 in New York City. Protests and public outcry have grown in the days following the deaths of Alton Sterling on July 5, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile on July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 01: New members of the New York Police Department's graduating class celebrate in Madison Square Garden after a swearing in ceremony on July 1, 2016 in New York City. The New York City Police Department's (NYPD) current uniformed strength is approximately 34,500 officers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A bird shaped hot-air balloon flies during the 20th European Balloon Festival in Igualada, near Barcelona on July 7, 2016. / AFP / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 4: Joey Chestnut competes in the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island July 4, 2016 in New York City. Joey Chestnut re-took the crown, eating 70 hot dogs and beating last year's winner Matt Stonie's 53 hot dogs consumed. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 02: Lightning flashes west of (L-R) the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the Luxor Hotel and Casino and the Excalibur Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip on July 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two days of monsoon thunderstorms brought strong winds, hail and heavy rain to parts of the valley causing street flooding and power outages. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Over the last seven days, we've witnessed a wide range of events in the United States, from the celebration of Independence Day to multiple shootings that have taken the lives of both civilians and police officers.

We also saw severe weather from Nevada to China, the closing of the Buenos Aires Zoo, the end of Ramadan and the annual Running of the Bulls.

Click through the slideshow above to see 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 coming seven days.

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