In Pictures

Week in pictures: 12-18 July 2014

A selection of the best news photographs taken during the past week from around the world.

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Image caption A participant crosses a ditch full of muddy water in the Dutch countryside during the prutmarathon, a race around a farmland track near Schermerhorn, Netherlands.
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Image caption The night sky is illuminated by what appears to be a much bigger and brighter Moon above the castle of Somoskoujfalu, Budapest, Hungary. The so-called "supermoon" occurs when the Moon reaches its closest point to Earth, known as a perigee full moon.
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Image caption Germany's players celebrate their 1-0 defeat of Argentina in the World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The winning goal was scored in extra time by Mario Goetze.
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Image caption The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia was raised from the undersea platform it had been resting on for the past year. The liner struck a reef off the Italian island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people.
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Image caption Mahindra Moto3 rider Bryan Schouten (left) of the Netherlands clashes with Kalex KTM Moto3 rider Scott Deroue after they crashed during the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring circuit in Hohenstein-Ernstthal.
Image caption Switzerland's Geraldine Fasnacht jumps from the top of the Brevent mountain to fly in a wingsuit over the French ski resort of Chamonix.
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Image caption Swimmers and sunbathers were forced to run for cover when hit a freak hailstorm hit a beach in Siberia, Russia, on Saturday.
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Image caption Lightning struck more than 3,000 times in two hours in the UK, pictured here above the London skyline. The country was experiencing a bout of hot weather, with Public Health England telling elderly people and those with long-term illnesses to take particular care.
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Image caption A Palestinian family are seen on their way to seek shelter in a UN school in Khan Younis after thousands of Israeli troops moved into the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, backed by tanks and artillery fire. Meanwhile, air raid sirens sounded in towns across southern Israel as rocket attacks from Gaza continued.
Image caption The wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed near the village of Grabovo in Ukraine on Thursday, killing nearly 300 people. Opposing sides in the country's civil conflict accused each other of shooting down the jet with a missile.
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Image caption Fishing boats are pictured amid heavy winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun as it hit the town of Imus in the Philippines.
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Image caption France's President Francois Hollande is accompanied by the mounted Republican Guard as he rides in a command car during the traditional Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris.