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Week in pictures: 18 July-24 July 2020

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.
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image captionBeads of sweat run down the forehead of a healthcare worker after she took swabs from residents at a residential apartment in Ahmedabad, India. The country has the third largest number of coronavirus cases in the world, after the US and Brazil.
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image captionCommuters make their way through a waterlogged street after a heavy downpour in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that more than 2.4 million people have been affected by the prolonged monsoon flooding.
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image captionA healthcare worker takes a swab from a woman to test for the coronavirus in Kolkata, India.
image copyrightCarmelo Isgro/MuMa Museo del Mare di Milazz
image captionItalian coastguard divers work to free a sperm whale caught in a fishing net, north of the Sicilian Aeolian Islands.
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image captionSmoke rises from a forest fire next to a tourist beach in Porto de Son, A Coruña, Spain.
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image captionWomen wearing protective face masks walk near Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto, Japan.
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image captionA worker walks through rows of roses in a greenhouse at the Maridadi flower farm in Naivasha, Kenya.
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image captionFashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood is suspended in a large bird cage outside the Old Bailey in London to protest against the proposed US extradition of Julian Assange.
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image captionA member of staff stands before a portion of Yinka Shonibare's artwork, The British Library, at the Tate Modern in London, as the gallery prepares to reopen to the public.
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image captionA 15ft (4.57m) sculpture sits between two fields in Cramlington, United Kingdom. Created by artist Bob Budd, Eat For England was commissioned in 2006 as part of a National Lottery-funded art trail in Northumberland.
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