In Pictures

Week in pictures: 2-8 July 2016

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

US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili Image copyright David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters
Image caption US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) met Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili during a visit to his country. The two nations agreed to boost their military co-operation ahead of a Nato summit.
An Iraqi policeman inspects the aftermath Image copyright Ahmad al-Rubaye / AFP
Image caption Suicide bombers and gunmen killed at least 35 people in an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS) at a Shia shrine in the Iraqi town of Balad. It follows an attack in Baghdad at the weekend which killed nearly 300 people.
Commuters ride styrofoam blocks along flooded roads during heavy rain in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines Image copyright Aaron Favila / AP
Image caption Commuters rode styrofoam blocks along flooded roads during heavy rain in Mandaluyong, east of Manila in the Philippines. The monsoon rain was intensified by Typhoon Nepartak.
Gareth Bale of Wales reacts during the Uefa Euro 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales Image copyright Srdjan Suki / EPA
Image caption The great Wales adventure at Euro 2016 came to an end as they were beaten in the semi-final by Portugal in Lyon. Here Welsh star Gareth Bale reacts during the match at the Stade de Lyon in France.
South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius (centre) holds his sister Aimee Pistorius as he leaves the High Court in Pretoria Image copyright Marco Longari / AFP
Image caption South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. He was initially given a five-year term for manslaughter, but was found guilty of murder on appeal last December. He is seen here with his sister as he left the court in Pretoria.
Dallas Police shield bystanders after shots were fired Image copyright Smiley N / Pool/ The Dallas Morning News / AP
Image caption Gunmen shot and killed Dallas police officers during protests against the shooting of black men by police.
Tony Blair speaks at a press conference Image copyright Stefan Rousseau / PA
Image caption Following publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war, Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair apologised to the families of those who were killed, accepting that they will never "forget or forgive him". He accepted intelligence had been wrong and post-war planning had been poor. But he insisted that he did what he thought was the "right thing" at the time and he still believed Iraq was "better off" without Saddam Hussein.
Revellers hold up their red handkerchiefs during the opening day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta in Pamplona, Spain Image copyright Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images
Image caption Revellers held up their red handkerchiefs during the opening day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta in Pamplona, Spain.
Dutch model Anna Cleveland Image copyright Etienne Laurent / EPA
Image caption Dutch model Anna Cleveland presented a creation from the Haute Couture collection by French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier during the Paris Fashion Week.
Buddhist monks take shelter under a tarpaulin sheet Image copyright Abhishek N. Chinnappa / Reuters
Image caption Buddhist monks took shelter during a celebration to mark the birthday of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at Drepung Loseling Monastery in Mundgod, in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

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