Week in pictures: 16 – 22 June 2018


Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

A Mexican football fan enjoys the World Cup party atmosphere on Nikolskaya Street, near Red Square in Moscow, Russia.Image copyright
Christopher Furlong/Getty images

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A Mexican football fan enjoys the World Cup party atmosphere on Nikolskaya Street, near Red Square in Moscow. Defending champions Germany suffered a shock 1-0 defeat by Mexico in a thrilling World Cup match in Moscow.

People gather on the ridge overlooking the Avebury Neolithic henge monument, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as they watch the sun rise on June 21, 2018 in Wiltshire, England.Image copyright
Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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People gather on the ridge overlooking the Avebury Neolithic henge monument, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as they watch the sun rise on 21 June in Wiltshire, England. Constructed in the Third Millennium BC, the Neolithic monument, one of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, contains the largest megalithic stone circle in the world.

People celebrate ceasefire in Rodat district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, 16 June 2018.Image copyright
Parwiz/REUTERS

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People celebrate the Taliban’s ceasefire to mark the festival of Eid in the Rodat district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

US First Lady Melania Trump departs Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland 21 June 2018 wearing a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?" following her surprise visit with child migrants on the US Mexico border.Image copyright
MANDEL NGAN/AFP

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First Lady Melania Trump has been criticised for the choice of her jacket worn on a trip to a migrant child detention centre in Texas. The coat featured graffiti writing on the back with the words “I really don’t care, Do u?

People take photos with their phones as Lord Vestey, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne, Princess Royal arrive by carriage to Royal Ascot.Image copyright
Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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People take photos as Lord Vestey, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne, Princess Royal arrive by carriage at Royal Ascot.

A participant competes during a soap box derby in Colombelles, near Caen, France, on 17 June 2018.Image copyright
CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP

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A participant competes in a soap box derby in Colombelles, near Caen in France.

Firefighters battle a blaze at the Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art for the second time in four years on 16 June 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.Image copyright
Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

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Firefighters battle a blaze at the Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art for the second time in four years.

Dr Samira al-Ghamdi, 47, a practicing psychologist, drives around the side roads of a neighbourhood as she prepares to hit the road on Sunday as a licensed driver, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 21 June 2018.Image copyright
Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

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Dr Samira al-Ghamdi drives around her neighbourhood in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as she prepares to hit the road as a licensed driver. The lifting of the driving ban is a huge moment for the women of Saudi Arabia. Previously they could face arrest and a fine if caught driving, and were reliant on male members of their family to drive them, or hire private drivers.

A woman collects lotus flowers at a lake in Hanoi, Vietnam, 20 June 2018Image copyright
/LUONG THAI LINH/EPA

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A woman collects lotus flowers at a lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. The plant is highly valued as its petals can be used in both salads and tea, while the seeds are used in desserts.

Mourners pay their respects during a vigil held in memory of murdered Melbourne comedian, 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon, at Princess Park on 18 June 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.Image copyright
Michael Dodge/Getty Images

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Mourners pay their respects during a vigil held in memory of murdered Melbourne comedian, 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon, at Princess Park in Melbourne, Australia. Dixon was murdered as she walked home through Princes Park after a comedy performance.

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