The Best Pictures of the Week, July 29 – August 5

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This week: Norway mourns, Somali refugees, cosplay fans, Ramadan commences, Mt. Etna volcano erupts, suicide attacks in Afghanistan and the Cuban ballet.

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July 29, 2011. A couple stands in front of a wall decorated with flowers in memory of the victims of the previous week's attacks, in Oslo. Norwegians united in mourning as the first funerals were held a week after anti-Islam zealot Anders Behring Breivik massacred 77 people in attacks that traumatized the nation.Stoyan Nenov—Reuters
August 2, 2011. A mother of two-year-old severely malnourished Somali refugee boy Fariyo Yusuf puts her hand on her son's leg at a hospital run by GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit, at the Ifo camp, one of three camps that make up sprawling Dadaab refugee camp, in Dadaab, northeastern Kenya.Dai Kurokawa—EPA
July 31, 2011. A rebel fighter takes cover during fighting in the village of Josh, at the foot of the Nafusa mountain range, in western Libya, as fighting continues between rebel forces and those loyal to the Libyan leader. The Nafusa region has seen heavy fighting between rebels and forces loyal to leader Moammar Gaddafi since the insurgents launched a major offensive this month in a drive on the capital Tripoli. Colin Summers—AFP/Getty Images
July 30, 2011. A Kashmiri villager searches the wreckage of an overturned bus after an accident in Langanbal village, about 75 km (47 miles) south of Srinagar. At least 10 people were killed and dozens injured when the bus skidded from a road and fell into a stream in Indian Kashmir, according to police and local media. Danish Ismail—Reuters
July 31, 2011. A "cosplay" fan poses as she attends the 13th 'Ani-Com' comic book and game fair in Hong Kong. Organisers of Hong Kong's annual comic book fair were expecting record crowds as scores of fans camped up to nine days to buy coveted limited edition toys.Ed Jones—AFP/Getty Images
August 3, 2011. A boy peers through a food tent whilst awaiting a handout meal before 'Iftar', when Muslims break their fast, during the holy month of Ramadan on in Islamabad, Pakistan. Daniel Berehulak—Getty Images
Saudi Arabia
August 2, 2011. Asian and Arabs workers crowd a food distribution counter at a local mosque, as they ready to break their fast during Ramadan in Riyadh. Hamad Olayan—AFP/Getty Images
August 4, 2011. Thai Muslim women pray during a mass prayer within the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan at the Central Mosque in the restive province of Pattani, southern Thailand.Abdullh Wangni—EPA
July 30, 2011. Firemen try to extinguish a forest fire in a forest at Nelas, central Portugal, that restarted after it was thought to be extinguished on 28 July 2011.Nuno Andre Ferreira—UPPA/Zuma Press
August 1, 2011. A goldsmith works on a gold bangle at a workshop in Kolkata. India gold futures fell on Monday afternoon weighed by weak overseas markets and a stronger rupee back home, though physical buyers awaited bigger falls before gearing up for festivals slated later this month, dealers said.Rupak De Chowdhuri—Reuters
July 29, 2011. A Libyan woman is seen through a store window as she shops at a market in downtown Tripoli, Libya. A rebel special forces member accused fellow Libyan rebels of killing the movement's military chief, pointing to a potentially major split in the ranks of the opposition battling Moammar Gaddafi.Tara Todras-Whitehill—AP
August 1, 2011. A young girl walks the inside of Miracoco, an air-filled sculpture by British artist Alan Parkinson, on display in downtown Lisbon.Armando Franca—AP
July 31, 2011. Juan Hernandez Sanchez (L), a suspect in the murder of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral, has his mugshot taken by the police in Guatemala City. Cabral was killed on July 9, 2011 while on the way to the airport in Guatemala City.Jorge Dan Lopez—Reuters
July 29, 2011. Qian Hongyan, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province. About 30 disabled athletes from the club aged 10 to 22 are training for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Jason Lee—Reuters
El Salvador
July 30, 2011. A victim's photograph is held up during a rally to commemorate the 36th anniversary of a massacre of student protesters carried out by soldiers in San Salvador in 1975. San Salvador, El Salvador. Demonstrators asked Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes to create a special commision to investigate the massacre.Roberto Escobar—EPA
August 1, 2011. Nepalese Hindu pilgrims, also known as Bolboms, walk in the forest during a procession to worship Lord Shiva, the god of creation and destruction, at Sundarijal village, Nepal. Scores of Hindu devotees from all over the Nepal and neighboring country India gathered in the northern holy city Sundarijal, 22 km from the capital Kathmandu where they collect water claimed to be holy. Narendra Shrestha—EPA
August 1, 2011. The feet of Hindu devotees are seen as they take part in a "Bol Bom" (or Say Shiva) pilgrimage in Kathmandu. The faithful, chanting the name of Lord Shiva, ran some 15 km (9 miles) barefooted to Pashupatinath temple seeking good health, wealth and happiness. Water is sprayed for them to cool down after the long distance run.Navesh Chitrakar—Reuters
July 30, 2011. Lava spewed from a crater of the giant Etna volcano in the southern Italy island of Sicily in Catania. The lava flown into a valley overnight and did not represent a danger to inhabited areas. Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe at 3,295 metres (10,810 feet) which last eruption was in May. Marcello Paternostro—AFP/Getty Images
August 2, 2011. A worker lays batik cloth out on the grass to dry in Solo, central Java province. Indonesia will host the World Batik Global Summit next month in Jakarta. Beawiharta—Reuters
July 29, 2011. Nomads are seen gathering around their tent from a medevac helicopter of the U.S. Army's Task Force Shadow "Dust Off" in Kandahar, Afghanistan.Rafiq Maqbool—AP
July 29, 2011. Workers take take break between coloring threads for kites under rains in Jammu, India.Channi Anand—AP
July 31, 2011. Yemeni soldiers hold up a Yemeni flag as they join anti-government protesters during a protest against the 33-year regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sana'a, Yemen. Yahya Arhab—EPA
Sri Lanka
July 30, 2011. Spectators watch as freestyle motocross stunt riders from Red Bull X-Fighters perform during their show at Galle Face Green in Colombo.Dinuka Liyanawatte—Reuters
August 3, 2011. A 'mermaid' sculpture created by Oliver Voss is seen in the late evening hours on Alster lake in Hamburg. The four-metre-high sculpture dubbed "Riesen-Nixe" (grand mermaid) or "Badenixe" (bathing beauty) will be on display until August 12. Morris Mac Matzen—Reuters
July 30, 2011. A young mother plays with her son in the tent city in Tel Aviv prior to a protest march against rising housing prices and social inequalities. Protests against skyrocketing housing prices and cost of living expenses drew an estimated 100,000 people into the streets across Israel.Oliver Weiken—UPPA/Zuma Press
July 31, 2011. One and a half-year-old Muskan, internally displaced by the 2010 floods, sleeps in a hammock over cooking utensils inside her family's tent set up along a roadside in Jamshoro, in Sindh province. More than 800,000 flood affected families remain without permanent shelter, according to the aid group Oxfam, and more than a million people need food assistance.Akhtar Soomro—Reuters
July 29, 2011. A visitor uses her mobile phone to snap photos of herself as white particles are blown around inside the transparent cylinder, a new media art project created by Belgian artist Lawrence Mastaf, at an art exhibition in Beijing, China.Alexander F. Yuan—AP
July 30, 2011. U.S. Marine Sgt. Myron Ellis, 26, of Sacramento, Calif., with the 2nd Battalion 12th Marines based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, looks out from under a tent at a mountain top outpost called The Shrine Saturday, in Kajaki, Helmand province, Afghanistan.David Goldman—AP
August 2, 2011. Police fight suicide attackers who took over a guesthouse in Kunduz province. Three suicide bombers raided a guesthouse frequented by foreigners in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, killing four Afghan security guards. Wahdat—Reuters
July 31, 2011. Russian warships fire during a naval parade in the far eastern port of Vladivostok. Yuri Maltsev—Reuters
August 2, 2011. Anette Delgado, a Cuban National Ballet ballerina, looks out of a dressing room before the Cuban National Ballet Gala concert at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Cuban ballet dancers performed several pieces from Coppelia, The Swan Lake, Don Quixote in honor of Alicia Alonso, Cuba's prima ballerina assoluta and director of the Cuban National Ballet. Denis Sinyakov—Reuters
August 1, 2011. A devotee covered in motor oil takes a rest in the celebrations honoring the patron saint of Managua, Santo Domingo de Guzman, in Managua, Nicaragua.Oswaldo Rivas—Reuters
Aug. 2, 2011. Cristina Alfaro Mejia, whose husband and daughter were killed by soldiers during a massacre in the community of Dos Erres in 1982, holds a rose while waiting to the sentence in Guatemala City. The court sentenced three former special forces soldiers to 6,060 years in prison each for the massacre of more than 200 men, women and children, one of hundreds that occurred during Guatemala's 36-year civil war, which ended in 1996. Some 240,000 people, mostly Mayan Indians, vanished or died.Rodrigo Abd—AP
August 1, 2011. People stand on a memorial on the shore of Tyrifjorden lake overlooking Utoeya island where anti-Islam extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 68 people in a shooting rampage in July. An opinion poll showed Norwegians believe penalties for serious crimes in their country should be tightened in the wake of the shooting and a bomb attack that killed 77 people.Stoyan Nenov—Reuters

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