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Week in pictures: 15 – 21 July 2017

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Cathal McNaughton/REUTERS Image caption A woman day labourer holds her baby beside a construction site in Delhi, India. Image copyright Steve Parsons/PA Image caption Lightning flashes near the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth as thunderstorms swept across England and Wales with heavy rain and hail on Tuesday night. Image copyright Reuters Image caption

US warns Poland over judiciary bill as protests grow

Crowds gathered in locations across the country on Thursday evening, including outside the presidential palace in Warsaw, just hours after the lower house of Parliament passed a bill that would give the populist government the power to push all of the country’s Supreme Court judges into retirement. Videos shared on social media captured the moment when protesters assembled in the capital sang a resounding version of the national anthem, waving

Toronto helps ‘doofy son’ find his parked car four days on

Image copyright CBC Image caption Gavin Strickland said: “I just love how the city got together to help me out” A US teenager who lost his car in a Toronto car park for four days has picked up the vehicle after volunteer sleuths pounded pavements to find it. “I feel I’m like a Hollywood actor or something,” said Gavin Strickland, 19, as local media filmed his reunion with the vehicle

Afghan soldiers killed in US friendly-fire air strike

Afghan troops have been killed as US planes fired on them in the southern Helmand province, the US military says. “We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families affected by this unfortunate incident,” it says, without detailing how many Afghans died. Helmand officials say at least 10 policemen died in the Gereshk district. Afghan forces, backed by US air strikes, have been fighting Taliban militants in the

Qatar emir calls for negotiations to ease Gulf boycott

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani condemned a “malicious smearing campaign” The emir of Qatar has called for negotiations to ease a boycott by four powerful Arab neighbours. In his first public address since the crisis erupted, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said any solution must respect Qatar’s sovereignty. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with

Charities join forces to #fightfamine

Relief organizations are sounding the alarm The UN says the combined threat of drought, famine and disease is posing the biggest crisis the world has seen since 1945 CNN’s Impact Your World is spotlighting coverage of famine as the Global Emergency Response Coalition‘s America Takes Action: Hunger Relief Fund rallies to bring attention and resources to the crisis facing 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. Learn

The Open 2017: Jordan Spieth ‘masters elements’ to lead at Birkdale

Top Stories Spieth leads The Open by two shots – report & highlights Read more on Spieth leads The Open by two shots – report & highlights Cox wins 14th gold for GB in London Read more on Cox wins 14th gold for GB in London Chelsea complete record £60m Morata deal Read more on Chelsea complete record £60m Morata deal Boasson Hagen wins stage – thanks to right decision

T20 Blast: Kevin Pietersen runs out Surrey team-mate Aaron Finch

Top Stories Spieth leads rain-hit Open – watch highlights Read more on Spieth leads rain-hit Open – watch highlights World Para-athletics & Bolt in Monaco – text & radio Read more on World Para-athletics & Bolt in Monaco – text & radio Chelsea complete record £60m Morata deal Read more on Chelsea complete record £60m Morata deal T20 Blast: Surrey in control, Notts beat Derbys in thriller – video, radio

The Open 2017: Brooks Koepka, Henrik Stenson & Jordan Spieth feature in shots of the day

Top Stories Spieth leads rain-hit Open – watch highlights Read more on Spieth leads rain-hit Open – watch highlights World Para-athletics & Bolt in Monaco – text & radio Read more on World Para-athletics & Bolt in Monaco – text & radio Chelsea complete record £60m Morata deal Read more on Chelsea complete record £60m Morata deal T20 Blast: Surrey in control, Notts beat Derbys in thriller – video, radio