In Pictures

Week in pictures: 6-12 June 2015

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

Image copyright Michael Kappeler/EPA
Image caption World leaders gathered in Germany for the two-day G7 summit at Elmau Castle. This image of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama was widely published.
Image copyright WU HONG/epa
Image caption The Chinese authorities said they believed nearly 400 people died when a ferry capsized on the Yangtze River last week. The number rose dramatically after emergency crews searched the cabins of the Eastern Star, which had been hoisted from the water by huge cranes.
Image copyright JUNG YEON-JE/AFP
Image caption The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) outbreak in South Korea led authorities to issue guidelines, advising people to "avoid visiting crowded places as much as possible" and to wear face masks in public. It has also advised against "close contact with people who have fever and heavy breathing".
Image copyright Geert Vanden Wijngaert/ap
Image caption To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Antwerp city hall, artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven created a flower carpet from more than 170,000 potted plants.
Image copyright Darren Staples/reuters
Image caption Barcelona claimed their third Champions League in six years, beating Juventus 3-1 in Berlin's Olympic Stadium.
Image copyright NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP
Image caption The Women's World Cup has kicked off in Canada - here Costa Rica's Carolina Venegas (top) and Shirley Cruz (right) fight for a header with Spain's Marta Torrejon. The game ended 1-1.
Image copyright Antonio Parrinello/Reuters
Image caption The Royal Navy warship HMS Bulwark rescued more than 1,000 migrants off the coast of Libya. The ship was sent to the Mediterranean by the UK government to help the rescue effort for migrants whose boats run into difficulty trying to cross from Libya to Italy.
Image caption A projected image of a Buddha statue in Bamiyan that had been destroyed by the Taliban in 2001 was shown in an initiative to visually restore the destroyed antiquities by Chinese couple Zhang Xinyu and Liang Hong.
Image copyright LUONG THAI LINH/epa
Image caption In Vietnam a man collects lotus flowers on a lake in Hanoi.
Image copyright Mary Turner/Getty Images
Image caption A sculpture by Nic Fiddian Green called Trojan Horse is on show at the Sladmore Gallery in London. The sculptor's studio has been transplanted to the Mayfair gallery allowing visitors to see his creative process from the initial modelling stage through to casting and finishing.

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