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The Week in Photos: July 5, 2014

From a tense, mourning Jerusalem to World Cup madness, the most striking images of the week.

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Jerusalem
July 3, 2014

A Palestinian stone-thrower takes cover behind a street pole during clashes with Israeli police in Shuafat, an Arab suburb. Israel faced a second day of violent Palestinian protests in Jerusalem after the discovery of the body of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy on Wednesday in a forest near the city.

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Modi'in, Israel
July 2, 2014

A Jewish woman prays during the joint funeral of the three Israeli teens who were abducted and killed in the West Bank. Tens of thousands of mourners joined in an outpouring of national grief for Gil-Ad Shaer, U.S.-Israeli national Naftali Fraenkel, both 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, whose kidnapping and killing Israel blamed on the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. The group has neither confirmed nor denied involvement in the disappearance of the students as they hitchhiked near a Jewish settlement on June 12 nor in the cross-border rocket salvoes from Gaza. 

Reuters

Jalawla, Iraq
June 29, 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga troops fire a cannon during clashes with militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) in Diyala province. Politicians in Baghdad and world powers warn that unless security forces recover cities lost to the jihadi insurgents in tandem with a rapid formation of a government that can bring Iraq's estranged communities together, the country could rip apart along sectarian lines and menace the wider Middle East.

Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Nairobi, Kenya
July 2, 2014

Security personnel attempt to retrieve bodies from the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed into a commercial building on the Utawala estate on the outskirts of Kenya's capital. The Fokker 50 plane was transporting the mild stimulant khat, and crashed shortly after taking off from the city's main international airport.

Pawan Kumar/Reuters

Lucknow, India
June 30, 2014

Indian policemen use batons to disperse youth workers of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a protest outside the state assembly in the northern Indian city. Hundreds of workers on Monday protested against the state government over what they say is a deteriorating law and order situation in the Uttar Pradesh state, local media reported. 

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

West Point, New York
July 2, 2014

A cadet candidate for the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2018 is measured for clothing during Reception Day. During Reception Day, the new cadets begin the process of becoming West Point cadets and future Army officers. They undergo administrative processing, fittings for their initial issue of military clothing, receive haircuts, medical and physical evaluations, and begin their first lessons in marching, military courtesy, and discipline.

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Salvador, Brazil
July 1, 2014

Belgium's Marouane Fellaini kicks the ball near Jermaine Jones of the U.S. during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Fonte Nova arena.

Ashley Landis/Reuters

San Antonio, Texas
June 30, 2014

Hair artist and master barber Rob Ferrel, known as Rob the Original, cuts the likeness of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi on the head of customer Vincent Hernandez, ahead of the World Cup match between Argentina and Switzerland at his barbershop.

Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

Allahabad, India
July 1, 2014

A man arranges strands of vermicelli, which are kept for drying at a factory in the northern Indian city. Vermicelli is a specialty that is eaten during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. 

Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency, via Reuters

Stockholm
June 29, 2014

Sailboats leave Stockholm Harbour for the start of the annual AF Offshore Race. The boats will circumnavigate the island of Gotland in the middle of the Baltic Sea before returning two to three days later.

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New York City
July 2, 2014

Lightning strikes above the Manhattan skyline during sunset after a summer storm.