Your week in pictures

You have been sending us your photos of news stories across the globe this week. Here is a selection of them:

Hong Kong democracy rally

Matilda Brock took this picture of what was described as Hong Kong's largest democracy rally in a decade. She says "The march for true democracy in Hong Kong remains peaceful and is noisy but slow moving".

Protesters under umbrellas in Hong Kong.

The annual rally, marking the day Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997, was to demand full electoral freedom. Later on as the rain came, Tommy Mui snapped this striking image of protestors trying to stay dry.

Young fan of the Mexican team at the World Cup

The World Cup continued in Brazil, Raju Roychowdhury captured this image of an excited Brazilian kid before the knockout match involving Brazil and Chile.

Tornado type wind whips up the water over the sea in Littlehampton, UK

Steve Case sent in this photograph of unusual tornado type wind whipping up the water over the sea in Littlehampton, UK.

The Red Arrow drop red, white and blue vapour trails over The HMS Queen Elizabeth II

Stephen Sinclair in Rosyth, Scotland took this picture of the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, leaving vapour trails over the newly named HMS Queen Elizabeth II aircraft carrier - the largest ever ship built for Britain's Royal Navy.

Noel Feather took this image of the Tour de France peloton ascending Grinton Moor.

This week the 101st Tour de France began in Yorkshire in the UK. Noel Feather took this image of the peloton ascending the steep slopes of Grinton Moor.

Acrobats practice in a London park

The sunshine in parts of the UK this week brought many people outdoors. Laura Hawkes sent in this picture of acrobats practising in the sun on the Southbank in the capital, London.

Hurricane Arthur lightening in New York

Meanwhile on the East Coast of America and Canada forecasters issued a hurricane warning. Post-tropical storm Arthur battered south-east Canada and parts of the US. Samina Anwar took this dramatic picture of lightening over the New York skyline.

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