Week in pictures: 30 June - 6 July 2018

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

Image source, Alba Vigaray/EPA
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People enjoy the Independence Day celebrations in New York, USA. The annual holiday marks the day in 1776 when the United States declared independence as a sovereign nation.
Image source, Erik De Castro/Reuters
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Revellers take part in a Gay Pride parade in Marikina, Philippines.
Image source, Pongmanat Tasiri/EPA
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Officials carry oxygen tanks during efforts to rescue a youth football team trapped in a flooded cave complex in Chiang Rai province, Thailand. Rescuers are attempting to pump water out of the caves to rescue the 12 boys and their coach who have been trapped since 23 June.
Image source, Danny Lawson/PA
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Firefighters continue to battle a fire near Bolton, UK, a week after it began. Fire chiefs declared a major incident after two large-scale blazes either side of Winter Hill merged because of increased wind speed.
Image source, Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters
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Billy Caldwell and his mother Charlotte arrive at a news conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Billy returned home after the Department of Health issued an emergency licence allowing doctors in Belfast to treat his epilepsy with medicinal cannabis oil. The oil, which contains Tetrahydrocannabinol, is illegal in the UK and had previously been confiscated from Billy's mother at customs.
Image source, Regis Duvignau/Reuters
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A model presents a wedding dress by designer Elie Saab as part of his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018/2019 fashion show in Paris, France.
Image source, Mike Blake/Reuters
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The sun sets behind a cloud as people cool off with a walk along an ocean pier in Oceanside, California, US.
Image source, Muhammad Hamed/Reuters
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Humanitarian aid for Syria is prepared in the town of Ramtha, Jordan.
Image source, Victoria Jones/PA
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A re-enactor looks at a BE2c World War One bomber biplane on show in London, UK, as part of the National Aircraft Tour to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force.
Image source, Reuters
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Employees sort footballs at a company manufacturing sports equipment in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China.

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