Photos of the week: Fire in California and oncoming typhoon in China

An air tanker douses fire in California and typhoon Lekima approaches China -- photos of the week from across the world.

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An air tanker drops retardant while battling the Marsh Fire near the town of Brentwood in Contra Costa County, California, USA. (Noah Berger / AP)

An air tanker drops retardant while battling the Marsh Fire near the town of Brentwood in Contra Costa County, California, USA. (Noah Berger / AP)

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Waves hit a sea wall in front of buildings in Taizhou, China's eastern Zhejiang province. China issued a red alert for incoming Super Typhoon Lekima which is expected to batter eastern Zhejiang province early today with high winds and torrential rainfall. (AFP / China OUT)

Waves hit a sea wall in front of buildings in Taizhou, China's eastern Zhejiang province. China issued a red alert for incoming Super Typhoon Lekima which is expected to batter eastern Zhejiang province early today with high winds and torrential rainfall. (AFP / China OUT)

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Shoes are piled in the rear of Ned Peppers Bar at the scene after a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, USA. (Bryan Woolston / REUTERS)

Shoes are piled in the rear of Ned Peppers Bar at the scene after a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, USA. (Bryan Woolston / REUTERS)

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The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night from Pucon town, Chile. (Cristobal Saavedra / REUTERS)

The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night from Pucon town, Chile. (Cristobal Saavedra / REUTERS)

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Walmart employees react after an active shooter opened fire at the store in El Paso, Texas, USA. (Mark Lambie / The El Paso Times via AP)

Walmart employees react after an active shooter opened fire at the store in El Paso, Texas, USA. (Mark Lambie / The El Paso Times via AP)

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Nicaraguan riot police set up a shield wall as a group of doctors, nurses and medical students protest against the government of President Daniel Ortega, in Managua, Nicaragua. The Central American nation has been in crisis since April 2018, when protests erupted demanding Ortega's exit from office and early elections, with demonstrators accusing him of consolidating power and ruling in an authoritarian manner. (Alfredo Zuniga / AP)

Nicaraguan riot police set up a shield wall as a group of doctors, nurses and medical students protest against the government of President Daniel Ortega, in Managua, Nicaragua. The Central American nation has been in crisis since April 2018, when protests erupted demanding Ortega's exit from office and early elections, with demonstrators accusing him of consolidating power and ruling in an authoritarian manner. (Alfredo Zuniga / AP)

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The fleet during the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019, off the south coast of England. (Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex / AFP)

The fleet during the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019, off the south coast of England. (Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex / AFP)

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Rubber ducks float down the Chicago River during the 14th Annual Ducky Derby in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The charity event helps to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. (Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP)

Rubber ducks float down the Chicago River during the 14th Annual Ducky Derby in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The charity event helps to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. (Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP)

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Members of the Red Lions parachute team participate in the 54th National Day Parade in Singapore. (Roslan Rahman / AFP)

Members of the Red Lions parachute team participate in the 54th National Day Parade in Singapore. (Roslan Rahman / AFP)

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New recruits of the Kosovo Security Force throw their caps in the air during their swearing-in ceremony at the Adem Jashari barracks in Pristina, Kosovo. (Armend Nimani / AFP)

New recruits of the Kosovo Security Force throw their caps in the air during their swearing-in ceremony at the Adem Jashari barracks in Pristina, Kosovo. (Armend Nimani / AFP)

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A girl feeds swans on the bank of the Danube river in Belgrade, Serbia. (Darko Vojinovic / AP)

A girl feeds swans on the bank of the Danube river in Belgrade, Serbia. (Darko Vojinovic / AP)

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USA’s Jenna Burkert (R) and Ecuador's Lissette Antes compete in the Wrestling Women's Freestyle 57 kg final during the Lima 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru. Antes won the gold medal. (Ernesto Benavides / AFP)

USA’s Jenna Burkert (R) and Ecuador's Lissette Antes compete in the Wrestling Women's Freestyle 57 kg final during the Lima 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru. Antes won the gold medal. (Ernesto Benavides / AFP)

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Franky Zapata stands on his jet-powered "flyboard" after he took off from Sangatte, northern France, in an attempt to fly across the 35-kilometre (22-mile) Channel crossing in 20 minutes, while keeping an average speed of 140 kilometre an hour (87 mph) at a height of 15-20 metres (50-65 feet) above the sea. (Denis Charlet / AFP)

Franky Zapata stands on his jet-powered "flyboard" after he took off from Sangatte, northern France, in an attempt to fly across the 35-kilometre (22-mile) Channel crossing in 20 minutes, while keeping an average speed of 140 kilometre an hour (87 mph) at a height of 15-20 metres (50-65 feet) above the sea. (Denis Charlet / AFP)

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An Asiatic lioness eats meat during feeding time ahead of World Lion Day, at London Zoo in London, Britain. (Toby Melville / REUTERS)

An Asiatic lioness eats meat during feeding time ahead of World Lion Day, at London Zoo in London, Britain. (Toby Melville / REUTERS)

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