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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

SKATEBOARDING ARRIVED IN Afghanistan, a newborn tiger took its first look at the world and Enda Kenny enjoyed a good chuckle – maybe it wasn’t such a bad week after all…

The week in photos
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  • Happy trails

    The light trails produced by worshippers carrying candles during a Corpus Christi procession in Brasilia, Brazil (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
  • Umbrella weather

    A Chinese man pulls his tricycle on a flooded road during a heavy rain storm in Beijing, China (AP Photo/Color China Photo)
  • Hotel Bollywood

    Bollywood dancers practice before an event in a hallway of the Royal York hotel in Toronto, Canada (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)
  • Winging it

    A homemade seaplane built by Liu Chunsheng, 40, after studying aeroplane magazines in Guangzhou, China (ChinaFotoPress/GZRB/Photocome/Press Association Images)
  • Papal relics

    A priest kisses the relics of Pope John Paul II in Kiev, Ukraine (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
  • An Gleeseach

    Enda Kenny enjoys a joke with Angela Merkel at the EU summit in Brussels - but Nicolas Sarkozy doesn't look impressed (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
  • A bit of a stretch

    Hundreds of people take part in a synchronized mass exercise in Beijing (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
  • Family reunion

    Wasee Ahmed, captain of a ship which was held captive by Somali pirates for nearly a year, meets his family again in Karachi, Pakistan (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
  • Slow day

    A vendor takes a nap as he waits for customers at a food store in Beijing, China (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  • Up in flames

    A North Korean defector burns pictures of Kim Jong Il and his son Kim Jong Un during a rally in Seoul, South Korea (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
  • Muddy good time

    Revellers' footprints in mud at the Glastonbury Festival 2011 (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)
  • Precious cargo

    A pack of beer falls off a wheelbarrow at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday 23 June, 2011. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
  • Blue for you

    An Indian weaver checks silk threads in a small scale factory near Hyderabad, southern India (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
  • Appy to be here

    Tourists use their iPad to video the landscape in Dingle, Co Kerry (Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
  • One small step for owl

    Gloria, an 11 week-old eagle owl chick, takes her first few steps outside her enclosure at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
  • Earn your stripes

    Sumatran tiger Kirana with her as yet unnamed three day-old cub at Chester Zoo (Peter Byrne/PA Wire)
  • Badges of honour

    WWII veteran Lev Yatsevich marks the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, in Moscow (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)
  • Open fire

    Rebel fighters fire their mortars towards pro-Gaddafi forces in Misrata, Libya (AP Photo)
  • Hurt in action

    A PSNI officer bandages PA photographer Niall Carson's leg after he was shot by a rioter in Belfast (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
  • Making a splash

    Danielle Lowrie celebrates finishing her Leaving Cert at the 40 Foot in Sandycove, Dublin (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
  • Road closed

    A pothole 10m across and 30m deep appeared after rainstorms in Quzhou, China (CFP/Photocome/Press Association Images)
  • Getting shirty

    A topless protester stands in front of Greek riot police officers following a rally against plans for new austerity measures (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
  • The tug of home

    Animal caretaker Kim Muth plays tug-o-war at a centre which offers lifetime care for animals whose owners have died, in Texas (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
  • On a roll

    An Afghan girl skateboards down a street to mark Go Skateboarding Day in Kabul (AP Photo/Ahmad Nazar)
  • Piece of cake

    Rory McIlroy cup cakes for sale in his hometown of Holywood, Co Down after his US Open win (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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