The Best Pictures of the Week, July 22 – July 29

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This week: A memorial for the victims of the attacks in Norway, refugee camps in Kenya, a rally in Yemen, a hot air balloon is prepared for a flight over London, a wave crashes into a ship, a fair in Srinagar, a Kashmiri vendor selling wrist watches, and all over, people jumping into bodies of water to escape hot weather.

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—Produced by Andrew Hinderaker

July 25, 2011. People place roses in front of Oslo's town hall after as many as 150,000 people gathered for a flower vigil in the capital, in a show of solidarity with the victims of recent attacks in Norway.Jonathan Nackstrand—AFP/Getty Images
July 23, 2011. A bone-thin cow passing temporary shelters at Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya.Brendan Bannon—Polaris
July 24, 2011. People cool themselves in a fountain "Friendship of Peoples" at the Exhibition Center in Moscow, Russia on Sunday. Temperatures rose to 31 Celsius (88 Fahrenheit) in Moscow.Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr—AP
July 22, 2011. A giant image of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is unveiled at the Green Square in central Tripoli. Ismail Zetouny—Reuters
July 23, 2011. Protesters rush to put out a car fire during clashes with armed men at the Abbasiyah area in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday. Groups of men armed with knives and sticks attacked thousands of protesters trying to march to the headquarters of Egypt's military rulers Saturday, setting off fierce street clashes and leaving dozens injured, most lightly.Khalil Hamra—AP
July 29, 2011. A rescuer rests during a break at Sukhodolskaya-Vostochnaya coal mine in the Lugansk region of eastern Ukraine. Eighteen miners died and another 20 were missing after an explosion in the coal mine, officials said.Alexander Khudoteply—AFP/Getty Images
July 29, 2011. Two man try to extinguish a forest fire raging near the village of Krya Vryssi, in Rethymno, Crete Island. Reports state that a major wildfire broke out in an inaccessible area in Rethymno, on the island of Crete, and is still spreading. Stefanos Rapanis—EPA
July 24, 2011. Men cut animals before distributing them to the most needy in the drought-stricken Funanqumbi village in northern Kenya. Butchered sheep and goats are strung up in a thorn tree ready for cooking in this remote north Kenyan village, as though the people are preparing a giant celebration feast. But there is no party here and the mood is grim: in desperation, the villagers are killing the animals upon which their lives depend, rather than see them die in the extreme drought sweeping the region. Peter Martell—AFP/Getty Images
July 25, 2011. Over 100 electric boxes connect homes in a building to a collective generator in a poor neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq. Despite a recent doubling of the megawatts of electricity available to Iraqis, many people still only receive a few hours of electricity a day from the national grid and therefore have to depend on generators and other private sources of electricity.Spencer Platt—Getty Images
July 27, 2011. Central American immigrants await a train departure to the north of Mexico, on top of a freight train in Arriaga, Chiapas. Jorge Dan Lopez—Reuters
July 22, 2011. Supporters of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh climb flag posts during a rally to show their support after Friday prayers in Sana'a.Suhaib Salem—Reuters
July 23, 2011. Indonesians lie on electric rails at Rawa Buaya station in Cengkareng on in Jakarta, Indonesia. The dangerous "electric current therapy" has gained popularity over the last month as locals believe it holds health benefits, preventing illness.Ulet Ifansasti—Getty Images
July 25, 2011. People gather outside Oslo City Hall to participate in a "rose march" in memory of the victims of Friday's bomb attack and shooting massacre in Norway. Anders Behring Breivik has admitted bombing Norway's capital and opening fire on a political youth group retreat, but he entered a plea of not guilty, saying he wanted to save Europe from Muslim immigration.Emilio Morenatti—AP
July 24, 2011. Candles stand in front of silhouettes painted on a wall of the tunnel where panic broke out one year ago during the Loveparade in Duisburg, western Germany, killing 21 people. It is the first anniversary of the disaster in which victims were crushed to death in a stampede as they desperately tried to escape the narrow tunnel that served as the only entrance to the grounds hosting the techno music festival. More than 500 people were hurt.Oliver Berg—AFP/Getty Images
July 22, 2011. People swim at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC.Brendan Smialowski—Getty Images
July 23, 2011. Gogo, a 6-year-old male polar bear, plays with an icicle containing apples at Tennoji Zoo in Osaka in western Japan. The zoo gave four of the icicles to Gogo and his 19-year-old ''wife'' Baffin, who ''tied the knot'' in March when Baffin was transferred there from a zoo in Hamamatsu, central Japan, as part of a polar bear breeding program.Kyodo/Landov
July 22, 2011. Iraqi men and boys escape the heat with a swim at a pool in Baghdad, Iraq.Spencer Platt—Getty Images
July 25, 2011. A hot air balloon is prepared for an early morning flight over London. Seven balloons took part in the flight over London as part of a collaboration between the London Sky Orchestra project, the 30th anniversary of the London International Festival of Theatre, and the Greater London Authority, which marks one year before the 2012 Olympic Games. Andrew Winning—Reuters
South Africa
July 26, 2011. A wave crashes into a ship which broke free from a tow line at Sheffield Beach some 60km (37 miles) north of Durban, South Africa. The ship subsequently ran aground.Rogan Ward—Reuters
July 26, 2011. A holy man (sadhu) removes his belongings after his hut was submerged due to rain and flooding in some parts of Allahabad, India.Xinhua/Zuma Press
July 25, 2011. Stuntmen perform on their motorbikes and a car on the walls of a "Well of Death" at a fair in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.Javed Dar—Xinhua/Corbis
July 25, 2011. Israeli soldiers from the Bedouin reconnaissance battalion participate in an urban warfare training exercise at a base in Tzelim, southern Israel. The training area, built in the desert, simulates an Arab town.Abir Sultan—EPA
July 27, 2011. A youth watches a sports event in an area mainly inhabited by Roma ethnics in Bucharest. Various NGOs organized sporting events in disadvantaged neighborhoods to encourage sports for all and an active lifestyle in Romania, a country where one of the biggest Roma minority resides in Europe. Bogdan Cristel—Reuters
July 27, 2011. A Kashmiri vendor displays low priced wrist watches at a stall in Srinagar. The wrist watches are sold between 50 to 300 rupees ($1-$6), the vendor said. Fayaz Kabli—Reuters
July 25, 2011. Chinese residents swim in the Yangtze River as they cool off from the summer heat.AFP/Getty Images

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