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The Week in Photos: July 19, 2014

From strife in Gaza and grief in Ukraine to the annual nuts in the streets of Pamplona, the most striking pictures of the week.

© Babu Babu / Reuters

Chennai, India
July 16, 2014

A Muslim girl looks up while some boys sit on a wall, inside the premises of a mosque, as they wait for Iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan in the southern Indian city.

Andrew Burton

Yahud Monoson, Israel
July 16, 2014

People mourn at a cemetery during the funeral of Dror Khenin. Khenin was the first Israeli to be killed by a Hamas mortar as he offered food to Israeli soldiers working near the Erez border crossing between Israel and Gaza.

DOMINIQUE FAGET

Shaktarsk, Ukraine
July 17, 2014

Luggage is pictured at the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people in rebel-held east Ukraine. Pro-Russian rebels claim the plane had been shot down by a Ukrainian jet. The head of Ukraine's air-traffic control agency said Thursday that the crew of the Malaysia Airlines jet had reported no problems during the flight.

© Nir Elias / Reuters

Gaza Strip
July 15, 2014

Israeli soldiers sleep on the ground next to an armored personnel carrier. On Tuesday, Israel approved an Egyptian-proposed deal that would halt the week-old conflict but the Palestinian territory's dominant Hamas Islamists responded with suspicion, saying they had not been consulted by Cairo.

THOMAS COEX

Gaza Strip
July 15, 2014

Smoke is seen from rockets fired toward Israel from Gaza City. Secretary of State John Kerry warned of the "great risks" that the violence between Israel and Gaza could spiral out of control.

Kevin Frayer

Beijing
July 15, 2014

Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp held for overweight children. Obesity is a growing problem among the burgeoning middle-class in China, and recent studies show that the country is now the second fattest in the world, behind the United States. Many parents send their children to special summer camps in an effort to get them into shape and prepare them for the hectic challenges of life in one of the world's largest economies.

© Erik de Castro / Reuters

Batangas, the Philippines
July 17, 2014

A worker prepares to clear debris from a bridge hit during the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun. The Philippines set to work reconnecting power and rebuilding flattened houses after the storm swept across the country, killing 38 people and leaving at least eight missing, rescue officials said. Rammasun, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, was heading toward China after cutting a path across the main island of Luzon.

© Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters

Gaza Strip
July 17, 2014

Belongings are strewn about in a building that police said was damaged by an overnight Israeli airstrike that took place before a five-hour humanitarian truce. Palestinians rushed to shops and banks during the ceasefire.

PRAKASH MATHEMA

Kathmandu, Nepal
July 15, 2014

A sadhu (Hindu holy man) dressed as Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, looks on while sitting next to a macaque at the Pashupatinath Temple. Hanuman, known for his strength, is worshipped for his unyielding devotion to Lord Rama and is remembered for his selfless dedication to the diety.

© Eloy Alonso / Reuters

Pamplona, Spain
July 14, 2014

A runner (bottom R) falls next to a Miura fighting bull at the entrance of the bullring during the final running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival. A bull gored two men after breaking away from the pack and chasing them through the streets in the closing run.

© Mohammed Salem / Reuters

Gaza Strip
July 17, 2014

A Palestinian woman reacts inside her damaged house, which police said was targeted in an Israeli airstrike.