Photos of the week: Weird Al Yankovic being himself and Putin on holiday

Weird Al Yankovic gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Vladimir Putin takes a weekend break from presidential work, heading into the Siberian grasslands --photos of the week from across the world.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic attends a ceremony honouring him with the 2,643rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images / AFP)

“Weird Al” Yankovic attends a ceremony honouring him with the 2,643rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images / AFP)

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Flags flying a half-staff in honour of deceased Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the US Capital at daybreak in Washington. (J. David Ake / AP)

Flags flying a half-staff in honour of deceased Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the US Capital at daybreak in Washington. (J. David Ake / AP)

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Young Hindu priests have a bath as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakaar / REUTERS)

Young Hindu priests have a bath as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakaar / REUTERS)

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A cat wanders onto the track ahead of the Women’s 100m Hurdles Qualification race at GBK Main Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Issei Kato / REUTERS)

A cat wanders onto the track ahead of the Women’s 100m Hurdles Qualification race at GBK Main Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Issei Kato / REUTERS)

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A flotilla of friends from Biddeford, Maine, raft down the Saco River at Bar Mills in Buxton, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty / AP)

A flotilla of friends from Biddeford, Maine, raft down the Saco River at Bar Mills in Buxton, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty / AP)

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A white-handed gibbon walks on a rope in its enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal, western Germany. (Federico Gambarini / dpa / AFP)

A white-handed gibbon walks on a rope in its enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal, western Germany. (Federico Gambarini / dpa / AFP)

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Repsol Honda’s Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa races during a practice session ahead of the British Grand Prix MotoGP at Silverstone, England. (David Davies / PA via AP)

Repsol Honda’s Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa races during a practice session ahead of the British Grand Prix MotoGP at Silverstone, England. (David Davies / PA via AP)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin standing on a mountain during a short vacation in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia. (Alexey Nikolsky / Sputnik / AFP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin standing on a mountain during a short vacation in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia. (Alexey Nikolsky / Sputnik / AFP)

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Mexican soldiers burn a marijuana plantation near La Rumorosa town in Tecate, Baja California state, Mexico, destroying two plantations with a total surface area of 19,000 square meters. (Guillermo Arias / AFP)

Mexican soldiers burn a marijuana plantation near La Rumorosa town in Tecate, Baja California state, Mexico, destroying two plantations with a total surface area of 19,000 square meters. (Guillermo Arias / AFP)

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Kenya’s Conseslus Kipruto (L), who lost his shoe during the race, wins the men’s 3000 meters steeplechase, ahead of second placed Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali (R), during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting Weltklasse in Zurich, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

Kenya’s Conseslus Kipruto (L), who lost his shoe during the race, wins the men’s 3000 meters steeplechase, ahead of second placed Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali (R), during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting Weltklasse in Zurich, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

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A motorist rides past a trash collection area near a residential high rise building in Shanghai, China. (Johannes Eisele / AFP)

A motorist rides past a trash collection area near a residential high rise building in Shanghai, China. (Johannes Eisele / AFP)

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Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers Huda Kaya and Ahmet Sik scuffle with the police as they prevent Saturday Mothers’ 700th gathering, that meets every week, demanding to know the fate of their missing relatives, claimed to be last seen in the hands of security forces, in central Istanbul, Turkey. (Kemal Aslan / REUTERS)

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers Huda Kaya and Ahmet Sik scuffle with the police as they prevent Saturday Mothers’ 700th gathering, that meets every week, demanding to know the fate of their missing relatives, claimed to be last seen in the hands of security forces, in central Istanbul, Turkey. (Kemal Aslan / REUTERS)

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Serena Williams of the US bounces the ball before serving to Magda Linette (out of frame) of Poland during their 2018 US Open Women’s Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Williams responded to a ban on her black catsuit, stepping onto the court in a tutu. (Don Emmert / AFP)

Serena Williams of the US bounces the ball before serving to Magda Linette (out of frame) of Poland during their 2018 US Open Women’s Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Williams responded to a ban on her black catsuit, stepping onto the court in a tutu. (Don Emmert / AFP)

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Pope Francis leads the Angelus at the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland. (Dylan Martinez / REUTERS)

Pope Francis leads the Angelus at the Knock Shrine in Knock, Ireland. (Dylan Martinez / REUTERS)

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Children watch a Keeko robot make its way on a path they made from square mats at the Yiswind Institute of Multicultural Education in Beijing. (Greg Baker / AFP)

Children watch a Keeko robot make its way on a path they made from square mats at the Yiswind Institute of Multicultural Education in Beijing. (Greg Baker / AFP)

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A suspected looter is detained by South African police officers as he emerges from a looted foreign-owned shop in Soweto, Johannesburg during unrest that erupted after a foreign shop owner allegedly shot and killed a member of the community during a demonstration. (Marco Longari / AFP)

A suspected looter is detained by South African police officers as he emerges from a looted foreign-owned shop in Soweto, Johannesburg during unrest that erupted after a foreign shop owner allegedly shot and killed a member of the community during a demonstration. (Marco Longari / AFP)

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Russian honour guards perform during the ‘Spasskaya Tower’ international military and music festival on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Alexander Nemenov / AFP)

Russian honour guards perform during the ‘Spasskaya Tower’ international military and music festival on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. (Alexander Nemenov / AFP)

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The moon shines over the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai. (Johannes Eisele / AFP)

The moon shines over the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai. (Johannes Eisele / AFP)

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Former Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger waves prior his farewell match, between his former teams FC Bayern Munich and Chicago Fire in the stadium in Munich, southern Germany. (Christof Stache / AFP)

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger waves prior his farewell match, between his former teams FC Bayern Munich and Chicago Fire in the stadium in Munich, southern Germany. (Christof Stache / AFP)

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A man walks under Moving Surfaces, a giant steel and light sculpture at Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park, as it is lit up in the colours of the rainbow, during Pride Week. (Justin Tang / The Canadian Press via AP)

A man walks under Moving Surfaces, a giant steel and light sculpture at Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park, as it is lit up in the colours of the rainbow, during Pride Week. (Justin Tang / The Canadian Press via AP)

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(From L) Italian singer-songwriter and television presenter, Jo Squillo, former Miss Italy contestant and TV presenter, who was left scarred after her ex-boyfriend allegedly threw acid in her face, Gessica Notaro, and paralympic athlete Giusy Versace arrive for the opening ceremony of the 75th Venice Film Festival, and the premiere of the film ‘First Man’, presented in competition at Venice Lido. (Filippo Monteforte / AFP)

(From L) Italian singer-songwriter and television presenter, Jo Squillo, former Miss Italy contestant and TV presenter, who was left scarred after her ex-boyfriend allegedly threw acid in her face, Gessica Notaro, and paralympic athlete Giusy Versace arrive for the opening ceremony of the 75th Venice Film Festival, and the premiere of the film ‘First Man’, presented in competition at Venice Lido. (Filippo Monteforte / AFP)

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A woman takes selfies in front of the newly-painted 272-steps staircase leading to Malaysia’s Batu Caves Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

A woman takes selfies in front of the newly-painted 272-steps staircase leading to Malaysia’s Batu Caves Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Manan Vatsyayana / AFP)

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Rohingya refugees perform prayers as they attend a ceremony organised to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)

Rohingya refugees perform prayers as they attend a ceremony organised to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)

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A dog and its owner take part in the “Underdog 2018” beach race in Banjol, Croatia. (Antonio Bronic / REUTERS)

A dog and its owner take part in the “Underdog 2018” beach race in Banjol, Croatia. (Antonio Bronic / REUTERS)

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China’s players prepare to compete in their men’s water polo group B match against Hong Kong during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Fred Dufour / AFP)

China’s players prepare to compete in their men’s water polo group B match against Hong Kong during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Fred Dufour / AFP)

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A reveller is reflected in the mirror while getting ready to take part in a LGBT pride parade to mark Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

A reveller is reflected in the mirror while getting ready to take part in a LGBT pride parade to mark Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

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Giant Panda Yang Yang holds a brush behind pictures it painted at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. (Heinz-Peter Bader / REUTERS)

Giant Panda Yang Yang holds a brush behind pictures it painted at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria. (Heinz-Peter Bader / REUTERS)

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McLaren’s Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (back) crashes during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa, Belgium. (Benoit Doppagne / Belga / AFP)

McLaren’s Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (back) crashes during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa, Belgium. (Benoit Doppagne / Belga / AFP)

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US President Donald Trump announces an agreement with Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House in Washington, US. (Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS)

US President Donald Trump announces an agreement with Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House in Washington, US. (Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS)

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Two farmers dry corn during harvest season in Tancheng in China’s eastern Shandong province. (AFP)

Two farmers dry corn during harvest season in Tancheng in China’s eastern Shandong province. (AFP)

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