From Torch Festival to France forest fire: Best photos this week

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A tourist poses with a street performer dressed as an Indonesian soldier in Jakarta's Old Town compound, a popular tourist spot in Jakarta, Indonesia. (/Beawiharta / REUTERS)

A tourist poses with a street performer dressed as an Indonesian soldier in Jakarta's Old Town compound, a popular tourist spot in Jakarta, Indonesia. (/Beawiharta / REUTERS)

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Yi ethnic minority girls wait to participate in a traditional performance to celebrate the Torch Festival in Butuo County, Sichuan province, China . (Natalie Thomas / REUTERS)

Yi ethnic minority girls wait to participate in a traditional performance to celebrate the Torch Festival in Butuo County, Sichuan province, China . (Natalie Thomas / REUTERS)

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A police officers helping a colleague who caught fire after an explosive device went off as they rode past during a protest against the elections for a Constituent Assembly in Caracas. Deadly violence erupted around the controversial vote, with a candidate to the all-powerful body being elected shot dead and troops firing weapons to clear protesters in Caracas and elsewhere. (Leo RAMIREZ / AFP)

A police officers helping a colleague who caught fire after an explosive device went off as they rode past during a protest against the elections for a Constituent Assembly in Caracas. Deadly violence erupted around the controversial vote, with a candidate to the all-powerful body being elected shot dead and troops firing weapons to clear protesters in Caracas and elsewhere. (Leo RAMIREZ / AFP)

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Mohamed Farah of Great Britain celebrates as he wins the race. (Dylan Martinez / REUTERS)

Mohamed Farah of Great Britain celebrates as he wins the race. (Dylan Martinez / REUTERS)

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The son of Hezbollah commander Fadi Shahouri, gestures as he sits on his father's coffin during his funeral near Nabatieh in southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

The son of Hezbollah commander Fadi Shahouri, gestures as he sits on his father's coffin during his funeral near Nabatieh in southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

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Soldiers attend a memorial service for two German soldiers of the Combat Helicopter Regiment 36 who died during a mission in Mali, at the Dom of St. Peter in Fritzlar, Germany. (Ralph Orlowski / REUTERS)

Soldiers attend a memorial service for two German soldiers of the Combat Helicopter Regiment 36 who died during a mission in Mali, at the Dom of St. Peter in Fritzlar, Germany. (Ralph Orlowski / REUTERS)

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A man splashes paint on the dome of Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO world heritage site famous among tourists, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

A man splashes paint on the dome of Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO world heritage site famous among tourists, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

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Yazidis attend a commemoration to mark three years since Islamic State launched what the United Nations said was a genocidal campaign against them, in Sinjar region, Iraq . (Suhaib Salem / REUTERS)

Yazidis attend a commemoration to mark three years since Islamic State launched what the United Nations said was a genocidal campaign against them, in Sinjar region, Iraq . (Suhaib Salem / REUTERS)

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An Orthodox priest blesses Russian paratroopers marching during Paratroopers' Day celebrations, the annual holiday of Russian Airborne Troops, at their military unit in the southern city of Stavropol, Russia. (Eduard Korniyenko / REUTERS)

An Orthodox priest blesses Russian paratroopers marching during Paratroopers' Day celebrations, the annual holiday of Russian Airborne Troops, at their military unit in the southern city of Stavropol, Russia. (Eduard Korniyenko / REUTERS)

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A Yazidi boy holds his sister in a playground in Sinjar region, Iraq. (Suhaib Salem / REUTERS)

A Yazidi boy holds his sister in a playground in Sinjar region, Iraq. (Suhaib Salem / REUTERS)

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Chemical defense soldiers drive past a bombed position during Safe Environment competition, part of the International Army Games 2017 in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China. (Wang Xiaojun / REUTERS)

Chemical defense soldiers drive past a bombed position during Safe Environment competition, part of the International Army Games 2017 in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China. (Wang Xiaojun / REUTERS)

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A man walks near to an offering in the first day of ceremonies honoring the ‘Pachamama’ Mother Earth in El Alto, Bolivia. (David Mercado / REUTERS)

A man walks near to an offering in the first day of ceremonies honoring the ‘Pachamama’ Mother Earth in El Alto, Bolivia. (David Mercado / REUTERS)

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Mike Clueless and son Elliot pose by a piece of Crossrail themed 3D artwork during a photocall at the Museum of London Docklands in London, Britain. (REUTERS)

Mike Clueless and son Elliot pose by a piece of Crossrail themed 3D artwork during a photocall at the Museum of London Docklands in London, Britain. (REUTERS)

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA )party, is surrounded by supporters from the Maasai community as he arrives on top of a car to an election rally in Suswa, Kenya. (REUTERS)

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA )party, is surrounded by supporters from the Maasai community as he arrives on top of a car to an election rally in Suswa, Kenya. (REUTERS)

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Men play soccer at a field on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (REUTERS)

Men play soccer at a field on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (REUTERS)

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Palestinians are seen aboard ‘Lolo Rose’ ship which has become a popular restaurant, on a beach in Gaza City . (REUTERS)

Palestinians are seen aboard ‘Lolo Rose’ ship which has become a popular restaurant, on a beach in Gaza City . (REUTERS)

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Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colorado, U.S. (REUTERS)

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colorado, U.S. (REUTERS)

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Fabiana da Silva, 38, a former crack user who now collects recyclable materials, jumps off her cart loaded with recyclables in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (REUTERS)

Fabiana da Silva, 38, a former crack user who now collects recyclable materials, jumps off her cart loaded with recyclables in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (REUTERS)

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Volunteers cook soup called 'porciuncula' during La Porciuncula, a religious activity where Franciscan priests give food to people, at the convent of Los Descalzos, in Lima, Peru. (REUTERS)

Volunteers cook soup called 'porciuncula' during La Porciuncula, a religious activity where Franciscan priests give food to people, at the convent of Los Descalzos, in Lima, Peru. (REUTERS)

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A woman dives and pretends to ride a bike in Underwater Park in Pula, Croatia. (REUTERS)

A woman dives and pretends to ride a bike in Underwater Park in Pula, Croatia. (REUTERS)

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TOPSHOT - A man uses his mobile phone in front of a wall decorated with graffiti at Santa Fe Community in San Salvador . A group of young people, with the support of San Salvador's mayoralty, carried out the making of artistic graffiti on walls where there was gang-related graffiti. (AFP)

TOPSHOT - A man uses his mobile phone in front of a wall decorated with graffiti at Santa Fe Community in San Salvador . A group of young people, with the support of San Salvador's mayoralty, carried out the making of artistic graffiti on walls where there was gang-related graffiti. (AFP)

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Ivory Coast's Edgard Dakoi controls the ball during the 8th Francophonie Games final football match between Ivory Coast and Morocco, at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan. (AFP)

Ivory Coast's Edgard Dakoi controls the ball during the 8th Francophonie Games final football match between Ivory Coast and Morocco, at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan. (AFP)

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Activists participate in a demonstration to commemorate the massacre of 11 students in a 1975 protest, in San Salvador, on July 30, 2017. Eleven students were killed and more than 80 dissapeared during a protest repressed by the Salvadorean army in 1975. (Marvin RECINOS/ AFP)

Activists participate in a demonstration to commemorate the massacre of 11 students in a 1975 protest, in San Salvador, on July 30, 2017. Eleven students were killed and more than 80 dissapeared during a protest repressed by the Salvadorean army in 1975. (Marvin RECINOS/ AFP)

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A humpead wrasse, transported from Japan's southern island of Okinawa, swims with other tropical saltwater fish on display in a tank for the Sony Aquarium 2017 exhibition in Tokyo on July 31, 2017. The Sony Aquarium 2017 exhibition, featuring marine life common to the waters around Okinawa, runs until August 13. (Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

A humpead wrasse, transported from Japan's southern island of Okinawa, swims with other tropical saltwater fish on display in a tank for the Sony Aquarium 2017 exhibition in Tokyo on July 31, 2017. The Sony Aquarium 2017 exhibition, featuring marine life common to the waters around Okinawa, runs until August 13. (Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

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A plane drops flame retardant to put out a fire in Rigaud, north of Nice, southeastern France. France has been battling for several weeks huge fires near beaches popular with tourists on the Cote d'Azur, forcing the evacuation of people. (Yann COATSALIOU / AFP)

A plane drops flame retardant to put out a fire in Rigaud, north of Nice, southeastern France. France has been battling for several weeks huge fires near beaches popular with tourists on the Cote d'Azur, forcing the evacuation of people. (Yann COATSALIOU / AFP)

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Lightning illuminates the night sky over the village of Cully surrounded by the vineyard terraces of Lavaux on the bank of Leman Lake from Chexbre. (Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Lightning illuminates the night sky over the village of Cully surrounded by the vineyard terraces of Lavaux on the bank of Leman Lake from Chexbre. (Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

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A woman collects tobacco leaves near the village of Kukuryak southeast of the Bulgarian capital Sofia on July 12, 2017. Bulgaria was one of the largest tobacco leaf producer in Europe but the end of communism led to the disbanding of cooperative farms and a decline on production. The southern region of Kirkovo is still home to the largest number of tobacco growers per capita in the European Union. But production is a far cry from the days when Bulgaria's "golden leaf" was an international mark of quality. (Dimitar DILKOFF/ AFP)

A woman collects tobacco leaves near the village of Kukuryak southeast of the Bulgarian capital Sofia on July 12, 2017. Bulgaria was one of the largest tobacco leaf producer in Europe but the end of communism led to the disbanding of cooperative farms and a decline on production. The southern region of Kirkovo is still home to the largest number of tobacco growers per capita in the European Union. But production is a far cry from the days when Bulgaria's "golden leaf" was an international mark of quality. (Dimitar DILKOFF/ AFP)

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A couple enjoys the view of the ethnographic and amusement center Kremlin in Izmailovo reflected in the Serebryano-Vinogradnii lake in Moscow . (AFP)

A couple enjoys the view of the ethnographic and amusement center Kremlin in Izmailovo reflected in the Serebryano-Vinogradnii lake in Moscow . (AFP)

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