In Pictures

Week in pictures: 25 - 31 July 2015

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

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Image caption US President Barack Obama urged Kenya to hold "visible" trials to tackle corruption, which he said could be the "biggest impediment" to further growth in the country. Mr Obama was on his first visit as president to the country where his father was born and is seen here with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Image caption Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would not become a "safe haven" for migrants in Calais, after hundreds continued their attempts to reach the UK from France.
Image copyright Jose Cabezas/reuters
Image caption Authorities in El Salvador arrested men suspected of being part of a gang believed to be responsible for a string of threats and attacks on bus drivers that has disrupted public transportation in the capital, San Salvador.
Image copyright Yuya Shino/reuters
Image caption Chairman and chief executive Masayoshi Son reacts as SoftBank Group Corporation's robot, Pepper, performs in Tokyo.
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Image caption Chris Froome became the first Briton to win the three-week Tour de France twice, when he crossed the finish line in Paris. Froome, 30, beat Colombia's Nairo Quintana to the yellow jersey by 72 seconds, with Spain's Alejandro Valverde coming third.
Image copyright Lorgina Minguito/reuters
Image caption Boys threw rocks at riot police blocking a road to Batasang Pambansa, where Philippine President Benigno Aquino was delivering his final state of the nation address to Congress, in Quezon city.
Image copyright Gleb Garanich/reuters
Image caption Ukrainian artist Dariya Marchenko created a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin made out of 5,000 cartridges recovered from the fighting between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country. Marchenko calls her art philosophic symbolism, where every element has its hidden meaning. Despite the ceasefire in February and an agreement to stop the use of heavy weapons, fighting continues in some areas.
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Image caption Tom Cruise joked with fans ahead of the premiere of his latest film, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, in Times Square, New York.
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Image caption The North Korea team swims ahead of the women's team technical synchronised swimming Final at the FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena in Russia.
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Image caption The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a close encounter with an eagle in a flap at a flower show on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

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