Week in pictures: 5 - 11 August 2017


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

image source, Goran Tomasevic/ Reuters
image captionIn Nairobi, supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga push a flaming tyre. Mr Odinga has said the electoral commission's IT system was hacked to manipulate the provisional election results which indicate a strong lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta. International observers say the poll was largely free and fair.
image source, BRITTA PEDERSEN/ Getty Images
image captionAt the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, a baby snow leopard prepares to get his first vaccination. Born on 13 June 2017, the cub still has no name.
image source, Jose Luis Gonzalez/ Reuters
image captionA crowd watches a successful wedding proposal taking place between a couple dressed as Pachucos during the Quinceanera (15th birthday) of a teenager in downtown Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
image source, Dylan Martinez/ Reuters
image captionAlysha Newman of Canada reacts during the Women's Pole Vault Final at the World Athletics Championships in London.
image source, David Cheskin/PA
image captionAn act performs on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This year is the 70th anniversary of the festival. It is the largest performing arts festival of its kind, with more than 30,000 performances.
image source, Steve Parsons/ PA
image captionAt the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, balloons prepare to take off. As many as 100 balloons participate in regular mass ascents over the four-day festival.
image source, Maxim Shemetov/ Reuters
image captionAt the Andreyevsky military polygon outside Tyumen, Russia, a girl assembles her assault rifle. She was preparing the weapon for the Safe Route competition at the 2017 International Army Games.
image source, Tomohiro Ohsumi/ Getty Images
image captionA row of performers dressed as Pikachu march around Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Approximately 1,500 permutations of this character from the Pokemon series appeared around the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area, aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city.
image source, Buddhika Weerasinghe/ Getty Images
image captionBuddhist monks held their mid-summer ritual cleaning of the Great Buddha statue at Todaiji Temple in Japan. About 150 priests and followers were involved in removing the dust from the mammoth figure.
image source, Clodagh Kilcoyne/ Reuters
image captionThe Puck Fair in Killorglin, Ireland, sees locals select a wild goat and crown him King Puck for the duration of the three-day event. This year's king was paraded through the town on Thursday, where he was crowned by the Queen of Puck - an honour bestowed on a local schoolgirl.
image source, Kim Hong-Ji/ Reuters
image captionIn Paju, South Korea, a barbed wire fence near the demilitarised zone separating it from North Korea, is covered with ribbons and inscriptions calling for peace and reunification between the two countries.

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