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:

Grandma Giant makes her way along the Strand, Liverpool with the Liver Buildings in the background.

Thousands of people lined Liverpool's streets to watch a giant marionette show commemorating World War One. John Kennan sent us this picture of Grandma Giant next to the Liver Buildings.

Giant Little Girl marionette

Sarah Blackhall sent us this photo of Giant Little Girl who also formed part of the parade.

Glenn Porter abroad the Clyde Challenger

Small ships, yachts and clippers sailed up the River Clyde from Greenock to Glasgow as part of the city's Commonwealth Games celebrations. Glenn Porter sent us this 'selfie' of himself abroad the Clyde Challenger.

Red Arrows fly over Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Wednesday saw the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Pavla Velickova sent us this photo of the Red Arrows flying over the city during the opening ceremony.

HMS Illustrious returns to Portsmouth Harbour for the final time.

On Tuesday crowds gathered in Portsmouth to say goodbye to HMS Illustrious as the warship returned to its home port for the final time. Andrew Jones sent us this spectacular photo.

Flash floods at Canvey Island Essex.

On Monday more than 200 homes were flooded on Canvey Island in Essex after 2.3in (6cm) of rain fell on the previous day. This photo came from Dylan Cox.

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