It’s never been easier to keep up with what’s going on in the world. The news is everywhere – in our Facebook feeds, on the morning commute, during that lazy half hour before you switch off the TV and go to bed. But the tide of global affairs is often more upsetting than uplifting and it can be tempting to bury our heads in the sand. As the saying goes: a picture is worth a thousand words, so to offer a different perspective we've rounded up some of the most memorable images of the week's events, captured by the best photojournalists on the planet.
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A combination of photographs created on 16th July 2017 shows Switzerland's Roger Federer holding up the Wimbledon Championships trophy after winning each of his men's singles titles at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, in (top L-R) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, (bottom L-R) 2007, 2009, 2012 and 16th July 2017. Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic, who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.
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People wave Turkish national flags as the Turkish president addresses a speech on 15th July 2017, during the first anniversary of the failed coup in Istanbul. Turkey is marking one year since the defeat of the coup, aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, with mass rallies seeking to showcase national unity in a divided society and his grip on power. The authorities have declared 15th July an annual national holiday of 'democracy and unity', billing the foiling of the putsch as a historic victory of Turkish democracy.
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Dancers from the group Lemi Ayo pose at an Afro-Brazilian festival held next to the Valongo slave wharf, entry point to the Americas for nearly one million African slaves, on 15th July 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Valongo site received Unesco heritage status on 9th July and the festival marked the distinction. The wharf was only recently discovered in 2011 during renovations in Rio's port district ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Brazil is estimated to have received four million African slaves in total, approximately 40% of the total enslaved people shipped to the Americas.
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A Rarámuri indigenous woman takes part in the 'Ultra maraton de los Canones 2017' (Ultra marathon of the Canyons), wearing sandals, at La Sinforosa Canyon, in Guachochi, Chihuahua state, Mexico on 15th July 2017. More than 600 participants from different countries take part in the 63 and 100km races, along the Tarahumara mountain range.
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Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, also known as 'Long Hair', sits alone at a press conference in Hong Kong on 14th July 2017, after a verdict was handed down invalidating his oath, taken on 12th October last year. Four pro-democracy lawmakers were disqualified from Hong Kong's parliament on 14th July in a move that will worsen growing fears the city's freedoms are under serious threat from Beijing.
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This photo illustration taken on 14th July 2017 shows a woman holding her phone in Beijing after trying to post a candle emoji in memory of the late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and getting a reply of "content is illegal". Liu Xiaobo was a Chinese literary critic, writer, poet, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who called for political reforms and was involved in campaigns to end Communist single-party rule. China's censors raced on 14th July to scrub social media networks of candles, RIP and other tributes to Xiaobo as they seek to silence discussion about the prominent dissident's death.
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A member of the public puts her hand up to speak while another heckles as Kensington and Chelsea Council Leader Elizabeth Campbell (bottom) speaks during a council meeting at Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall on 19th July 2017 in London, England. It was the first full Kensington council meeting held since the 14th June 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed at least 80 lives.