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Here is a selection of the most arresting pictures taken in the past seven days around the world. Enjoy!  
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Austin Dillon (3) goes airborne and hits the catch fence as he was involved in a multi-car crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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The sun sets over a minaret of a mosque during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Al-Azhar Park, one of the bustling city's few public parks in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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A gull flips a herring in order to swallow it whole while flying away with a meal robbed from a delivery truck, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Rockland, Maine. Herring is primarily used for lobster bait, with a small percentage of it going to the sardine industry. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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Smoke rises from a CSX train following the derailment of a train car, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Maryville, Tenn. The derailment of the car, carrying a flammable and toxic substance, caused the evacuation of thousands in the surrounding area. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

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Pope Francis is framed by a feather headdress worn by one of the indigenous people and children wearing traditional costumes greeting him upon his arrival at the El Alto airport, Bolivia, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Due to the altitude, the pope will spend only a few hours in the capital city La Paz, during his South American tour. Bolivia is the second of three countries Francis will be visiting on his South American tour. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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A young bodyboarder from Rocinha watches the waves before surfing at Sao Conrado beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Everyday barefoot boys hustle down the inclined alleyways of the Rio de Janeiro slums they call home, surf boards under their arms. They head to nearby Sao Conrado or Arpoador beach, where they catch waves and momentarily leave their impoverished lives behind. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Faithful cheer as Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at Christ the Redeemer square in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Thursday, July 9, 2015. After the Mass, Francis' main event of the day is a keynote speech to a summit of grass-roots groups whose advocacy for the poor and marginalized has been championed by history's first Latin American pope. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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Children jump off the ruin of an old building into the Tigris River to beat the heat in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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This 16-second time exposure shows a wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the Northern California city of Vacaville, in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 5, 2015. The fire started Saturday night and embers were quickly spread by winds that gusted to 40 mph. Several homes were threatened and 125 people voluntarily evacuated, but no structures were burned.(Matthew Henderson/Vacaville Reporter via AP)

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In this June 10, 2015 photo, Magno Neves surfs at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Neves, a 23-year-old from the Cantagalo slum, surfs nearly every day at the nearby Arpoador beach. He discovered the sport at age 8 after a surf teacher spotted him skateboarding in the slum and taught him how to surf. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Etel Sanchez and Sofia Sanchez of Argentina swim under the water during the synchronized swimming duet technical routine competition at the Pan Am Games Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Toronto. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Raindrops fall into a puddle in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, with the city's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral in the background. Cyclone from the west brought rains to St. Petersburg on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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In this image taken with a long exposure, the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, spews hot molten lava from its crater in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The Guatemalan emergency agency CONRED raised the alert level in the area after the volcano restarted its activity on early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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In this June 10, 2015 photo, Magno Neves dives with his board at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Neves, a 23-year-old from the Cantagalo slum, surfs nearly every day at the nearby Arpoador beach. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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French bullfighter Sebastian Castella performs with a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during a bullfight of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Thursday, July 9, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of partying and the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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A child rests on the back of a water buffalo in the Diyala River in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, July 6, 2015. The animals are bathed daily to help keep them free of diseases and to protect them from the heat. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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The Stephen Taber competes in the 39th Annual Great Schooner race, Friday, July 3, 2015, on Penobscot Bay off the coast of Rockland, Maine. The history of racing coasting schooners started over a century ago with sailors trying to beat their competitors to market, according to the Maine Windjammmer's Association. The first boat back to port always got the best price for their cargo, whether it be fish, granite or Christmas trees. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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A veiled Egyptian woman poses for a picture as she sits outside her home situated at a cemetery in the so-called City of the Dead, a slum where half a million people live among tombs in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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Iranians are seen through water mist sprayed on the crowd during an annual pro-Palestinian rally marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 10, 2015. Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in an annual pro-Palestinian rally in Tehran, chanting "Down with America" and "Death to Israel." Iran does not recognize Israel and since the 1979 Islamic Revolution has observed Al-Quds Day. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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A gull flies by men fishing at sunset on a lake in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, July 9, 2015. Temperatures went higher than 37 degrees Celsius or 98.6 Fahrenheit for ae third day running. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Fireworks explode behind a United States flag during a Fourth of July celebration at State Fair Meadowlands, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Dancers pose for a picture as they rehearse the performance they'll do during Pope Francis' visit to Asuncion, Paraguay, Thursday, July 9, 2015. The pontiff arrives to Paraguay on July 10, the last country he's visiting during his three-nation South American tour. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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A man cools off in a fountain in Berlin, Thursday, July 2, 2015. A mass of hot air moving north from Africa has sent temperatures spiking in Spain, Portugal, Britain, France and Germany in recent days. Temperatures in Germany are expected to reach up to 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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People sit in on top of a hill overlooking the city of Athens, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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Jimenez Fortes performs with a bull during a bullfight at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part on some of the eight days of the running of the bulls.(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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A pair of osprey sit in their nest in the early morning fog on the Potomac River, Friday July 3, 2015, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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The pack with Britain's Christopher Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, crosses Meuse river in Huy during the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 223.5 kilometers (138.9 miles) with start in Seraing, Belgium, and finish in Cambrai, France, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Macy's Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky over the East River, Saturday, July 4, 2015 in New York in a view from One World Observatory. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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In this Monday, July 6, 2015 photo, Miss Massachusetts Polikseni Manxhari laughs during rehearsal for the upcoming Miss USA Pageant in Baton Rouge, La. Pageant co-owner Donald Trump recently made comments painting Mexican immigrants as criminals. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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A man takes shelter from the sun under a parasol in a street of Nice, southeastern France, Thursday, July 9, 2015. Temperatures in Nice rose to 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit).(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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People walk near a sign with the image of Pope Francis in El Alto, Bolivia, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Due to the altitude, Pope Francis will spend only a few hours in the capital city La Paz, which is near El Alto, during his South American tour. The pope arrives to Bolivia on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Jaxson, left, and Hendrix, right, reach for a fish at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Thursday, July 2, 2015. The two male California sea lions came to the zoo from The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., after being found stranded and malnourished multiple times. The were deemed non-releasable by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the zoo was determined to be a suitable home for them. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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Spanish bullfighter Pepe Moral aims his sword before killing a Jandilla ranch fighting bull with it during a bullfight of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part on some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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The moon rises as people sit on rides at the State Fair Meadowlands, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. The fair closes on Sunday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Two zombies wander through the Gaslamp District on first day of the 2015 Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday, July 9, 2015 in San Diego. The pop-culture event runs July 9-12. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

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A participant tries to protect himself, left, of ''Fuente Ymbro'' fighting bulls during the fourth running of the bulls, at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Friday, July 10, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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Smoke from wildfires fills the air as Walter Zara sits on a dock at One Mile Lake in Pemberton, British Columbia, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Firefighters made some progress Wednesday in quelling hundreds of wildfires raging across central and western Canada that are threatening thousands of people and triggering air quality warnings across the country and in the U.S. West and Midwest, authorities said. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

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People visit Clinfton beach, during a hot summer's day in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Many cities in Pakistan are facing heat wave conditions with temperatures reaching up to 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit) in some places. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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An orangutan watches a popsicle as zoo-keepers gave animals iced food to keep them cool as temperatures soar, at Rome's zoo, Thursday, July 2, 2015. A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is bringing a heat wave to Europe with temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius (114 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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A street performer in a Mickey Mouse costume rests on a bench in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the day a 11.5% sales tax went into effect, the highest of any U.S. state. The island's administration has been pushing for Congress to let the government and public agencies seek bankruptcy protection, while the White House has said no one is contemplating a federal bailout of Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

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A Confederate battle flag flies in front of the South Carolina statehouse Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The House is expected to debate a measure Wednesday that would remove the flag from the Capitol grounds. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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The moon rises above the Saviour of Spilled Blood Cathedral in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers his speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Tsipras says his country wants a deal that will mean a definitive end to Greeceís protracted financial crisis, and that last Sundayís referendum result does not mean a break with Europe. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

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Youth use their smartphones to surf the Internet, using a password protected wifi network coming from a five star hotel in downtown Havana, Cuba, late Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

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Jonah Katz, 14, of Montebello, N.Y., dressed as "Two-Face," attends day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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People watch as El Tajo y La Reina fighting bulls and revelers run during the running of the bulls, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Best pix of the week

Here is a selection of the most arresting pictures taken in the past seven days around the world. Enjoy!  

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