Week in pictures: 19 - 25 August 2017


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

image copyrightStephanie Keith/ Reuters
image captionIn Boston, Massachusetts, thousands of anti-racism protesters took to the streets in opposition to a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers. There were reports of arrests as some protesters clashed with police. Tensions were high after violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.
image copyrightSusana Vera/ Reuters
image captionAn impromptu memorial was set up on Las Ramblas in Barcelona where 13 people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds.
image copyrightKevin Lamarque/ Reuters
image captionUS President Donald Trump and his wife Melania watched the solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House.
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image captionIn Karachi, Pakistan, a young bull is lifted by crane from the roof of a four-storey building where it had been raised since it was a calf. The animal was being prepared for sacrifice as part of annual Eid al-Adha celebrations.
image copyrightDAVID MOIR/ EPA
image captionCast members from a production of Dmitri Shostakovich's The Nose dance outside Australia's Sydney Opera House.
image copyrightPontus Lundahl/TT News Agency
image captionAt the European Showjumping Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, Bertram Allen of Ireland falls from his horse, Hector Van D'Abdijhoeve.
image copyrightHannah McKay/ Reuters
image captionAt low tide, the Brambles sandbank briefly appears in the middle of the Solent. It is the location of an annual cricket match held between the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Southampton, and the Island Sailing Club, Cowes, Isle of Wight.
image copyrightJane Barlow/ PA
image captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Parkhead Housing Association construction site in Glasgow. The association attempts to provide good quality affordable housing to those in the local community.
image copyrightClodagh Kilcoyne/ Reuters
image captionTeams approach the finish line as they participate in a seaweed race during the Cruinniu na mBad (Gathering of the Boats) regatta. They push bundles of seaweed, known as Climin, that weigh several tonnes from the sea to the harbour finish line in Kinvara, Ireland.
image copyrightZohra Bensemra/ Reuters
image captionIn the old city of Raqqa in Syria, a sniper of the Syrian Democratic Forces aims his weapon in fighting with the so-called Islamic State.
image copyrightNARINDER NANU/ Getty Images
image captionA Nihang, a religious Sikh warrior, holds a flammable cube on his tongue during a religious procession to mark the 413th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.

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