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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

A PET SQUIRREL, a mass wedding, and candy floss in a cemetery: it’s a crazy, mixed-up world out there. Here’s this week’s collection of the best images from around the globe.

The week in photos
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  • Sweet as candy

    Jose Antonio Gonzalez, 10, waits for customers to to sell candy floss at La Verbena cemetery in Guatemala City (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
  • River ruin

    Oil sticks to the grass along side the Yellowstone River in Montana after an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured and spilled an estimated 1,000 barrels of crude (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)
  • Sunset skyline

    The New York City skyline at sunset on Independence Day, July 4 (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
  • On yer bike

    A man and five children ride a motorcycle in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
  • Silent witness

    Bosnian worker Edib Vraco sorts name tags on 613 coffins of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre victims, which will soon finally buried. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
  • In custody

    Suspected IRA dissident Michael Campbell before a court session in Vilnius, Lithuania. He is accused of trying to buy guns and explosives (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
  • Bullish behaviour

    An animal falls during the second running of the bulls in Pamplona, northern Spain (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • Hands high

    Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, India (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
  • Hot property

    Crowds at the Allsop Space auction of distressed properties in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin (Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
  • All dressed up

    Children sit in front of a picture of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi before a group wedding party for 25 couples in Tripoli (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
  • Space to rest

    A man sleeps on the hood of his car while waiting for the space shuttle Atlantis to launch in Florida (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
  • Piled high

    Sonam Tsering, 79, inspects stacks of 'khapse', or Tibetan sweet crispies, at a temple in Dharmsala, India (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
  • In the can

    Scrap metal is processed for recycling at Ed Arnold Scrap Processors in Corfu, New York state (AP Photo/David Duprey)
  • Soldier on

    Pakistani soldier, Ismail Mirzam, 25, looks on as he stands guard in a village on the border with Afghanistan (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
  • Cut some rug

    Part of the carpet market at Tehran's old main bazaar, Iran (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
  • Empty walls

    Homes burned out in a May wildfire stand derelict in Slave Lake, Canada (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
  • In the dumps

    An elderly woman searches the trash for useful items in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
  • Masked men

    Palestinian militants from the militant Al Ansar Brigades training in the Gaza Strip (AP Photo/Ashraf Amra)
  • On the sunny side

    An engineer walks between panels at a new 'solar farm' on the site of a disused tin mine in Cornwall (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)
  • After the smash

    A train passes by the wreckage after another train hit a bus at Kanshiramnagar, India. At least 35 people died (AP Photo/Pankaj Nangia)
  • The march of independence

    Military police participate in an independence rehearsal procession in Juba, southern Sudan, as the government makes preparations to celebrate its independence from the north (AP Photo/Pete Muller)
  • Squirrelled away

    A pet squirrel is tied to a chair outside a pet shop in Beijing, China (AP Photo)
  • Pucker up

    Two women kiss a lipstick-smeared cutout of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Red Square, Moscow, to mark International Kissing Day (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
  • Rebel yell

    A defected soldier shouts slogans during a demonstration by anti-government protestors in Sanaa, Yemen (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
  • Brassed off

    Campaigners against the cuts at Roscommon Hospital protest outside Leinster House, Dublin (Julien Behal/PA Wire)
  • Crowning glory

    Hindu priests at the 16th-century Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple complex in Trivandrum, India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
  • Naked anger

    Ukrainian police detain a member of a women's activist group during protests against a move to raise the retirement age for women (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
  • Getting a head

    A woman walks past pig heads displayed at a market in Jakarta, Indonesia (AP Photo/Irwin Fedriansyah)
  • Homecoming

    Family and frends at Dublin Airport as the Irish Special Olympic Team arrive home from Athens (Sasko Lazarov/Photocall)
  • Talent travels

    Former Britain's Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle dances while appearing as a guest on China's Got Talent in Beijing (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
  • Smoke signals

    A Hindu holy woman smokes cannabis during the Karchi Festival near Agartala, India (AP Photo/Sushanta Das)

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