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Week in Photos: July 20, 2013

From a freed Russian opposition leader to a Trayvon Martin protest, see the week’s most striking images.

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New York, New York

July 14, 2013
Sam Saylee marches at a rally honoring Trayvon Martin at Union Square in Manhattan. George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of Martin on July 13, and many protesters questioned the verdict.

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Patna, India

July 17, 2013
Asha Devi holds her head while sitting next to her sick daughter Savita (R) who consumed poisoned food at a school on Tuesday, at a hospital. At least 20 children died and dozens were taken to hospital with apparent food poisoning after eating a meal provided for free at their school in the district of Chapra in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, the education minister said on Wednesday, sparking violent protests.

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Kirov, Russia

July 19, 2013
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny embraces his wife, Yulia, as he celebrates his release. A Russian court released the opposition leader from custody less than 24 hours after he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison.

Pool photo by Mandel Ngan

Mafraq, Jordan

July 18, 2013
An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp near the Jordanian city of Mafraq, some 8 kilometers from the Jordanian-Syrian border. The northern Jordanian Zaatari refugee camp is now home to 160,000 Syrians, equal in size to what would be Jordan’s fifth-largest city.

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London

July 16, 2013
Children play in the fountain “Appearing Rooms,” by Danish artist Jeppe Hein, on the Southbank. The United Kingdom is experiencing a second week of hot weather.

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

July 16, 2013
A youth jumps into the Pacific Ocean during a religious procession of the Virgin of Carmen. Nicaragua’s fishing community celebrated the feast day of the Virgin Carmen, who is worshipped by Catholics as the patron saint of fishermen and sailors.

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Duisburg, Germany

July 16, 2013
Children enjoy the cold water of a fountain in downtown Duisburg as temperatures rose to 86 Fahrenheit.

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Barcelona, Spain

July 19, 2013
A diver trains on the 3-meter springboard at the FINA Swimming World Championships. Competition begins Saturday.

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Pamplona, Spain

July 14, 2013
Spanish bullfighter Javier Castano barely misses being gored by a bull during the last bullfight of the San Fermin festival.

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Beijing, China

July 16, 2013
A Chinese guard of honor is covered by a red flag as he waits for the arrival of Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko at a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People.

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Beijing, China

July 16, 2013
A Muslim newlywed couple prepares to pose for wedding photos at Niujie Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk.

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Gulf of Finland

July 15, 2013
On board the Sea Explorer 5 bathyscaphe, Russian President Vladimir Putin submerges near the isle of Gogland in the Gulf of Finland. Putin was visiting the frigate Oleg, which sank in 1869.

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Atlanta, Georgia

July 17, 2013
Raindrops fall on an office window as heavy rains and high winds pass over the SkyView Atlanta ferris wheel downtown. The ferris wheel opened to the public for the first time this week, offering riders a bird’s-eye view of the city during its 15-minute trips near Centennial Olympic Park. The wheel was previously in Paris and in Pensacola, Fla.

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Washington, D.C.

July 15, 2013
Former President George H.W. Bush, in a pair of red and white socks, participates in an award ceremony with President Barack Obama for the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Obama welcomed Bush to the White House in a salute to public service and to the drive for volunteerism that the 41st president inspired with his “thousand points of light” initiative more than two decades ago.

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Barcelona, Spain

July 19, 2013
An unidentified 1-meter springboard diver performs during a training session ahead of the FINA Swimming World Championships.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

July 16, 2013
A 6-day-old newborn giraffe calf is seen next to its parents, 6-year-old father Buddy (L) and 11-year old mother Jacky, at their enclosure in Buenos Aires’s zoo. The baby giraffe, still without a name, was 3.2 feet tall and weighed 87 pounds when it was born, and the zoo launched a children’s contest to find a name for it.