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The Week in Pictures: July 24 - 31

California’s water problem, summer camp in the Hermit Kingdom, grief in Gaza, tornado strikes Tennessee, prison playtime and more.

. Sternman Brandon Demmons sends a lobster trap overboard at dawn off Monhegan Island, more than 12 miles off the coast of Maine, on July 29. Robert F. Bukaty / AP

. Eddie Hoskins looks over storm damage to his home on July 28, near LaFollette, Tenn. The National Weather Service confirmed a F-3 tornado packing winds of 140 mph slammed into the Speedwell community Sunday night, leveling 10 homes and and a business. J. Miles Cary / Knoxville News Sentinel via AP

. A family hides in the basement of their house which they converted into a bomb shelter, in the town of Horlivka, Ukraine, on July 29. According to reports, the Ukrainian army has taken measures to regain control over Horlivka, a town considered a separatist stronghold. Igor Kovalenko / EPA

. Protesters barricade themselves against water cannon spray during President Benigno Aquino's annual State of the Nation address on July 28, in Manila, Philippines. Thousands of government protesters staged a rally to protest the alleged corruption of Aquino involving the Disbursement Allocation Program, a $3.34-billion fund to boost public spending but some of the funds went to favored allies in the Lower House of Representatives, reports say. Dondi Tawatao / Getty Images

. Dominic Aguilera slides down a handrail outside the Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows down stairs as a result of a broken water main near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on July 29. The geyser from the 100-year-old water main flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets. Danny Moloshok / Reuters

. Pharaoh Haywood plays with his daughter Isis, 2, during a "Get On the Bus" visiting day to Folsom State Prison on July 26. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the Center for Restorative Justice Works (CRJW) organized free bus trips for children and their caregivers to two prisons, part of an outreach program to reunite children with their incarcerated fathers. Elijah Nouvelage / Reuters

. People look on as participants ride goats and sheep during a race to celebrate a local festival in Fengshan town, Guizhou province, China, on July 26. China Daily via Reuters

. A Pakistan Navy helicopter evacuates the body of a victim who drowned over Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan, on July 31. Scores of people drowned despite a ban on entering and bathing in the sea due to high tides, after thousands of Muslims went to the beach to celebrate the Eid festival. Fareed Khan / AP

. A woman shields herself from the sun during a hot summer day in Hong Kong on July 28. Dale de la Rey / AFP - Getty Images

. Belinda Hocking of Australia competes in the women's 100m backstroke at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 25, in Glasgow, Scotland. Quinn Rooney / Getty Images

. North Korean girls stand under a shower at the Songdowon International Children's Camp, on July 29, in Wonsan, North Korea. The camp, which has been operating for nearly 30 years, was originally intended to deepen relations with friendly countries in the Communist or non-aligned world. But officials say they are willing to accept youth from anywhere - even the United States. Wong Maye-E / AP

. Indian men enjoy a bath at the Tungareshwar waterfall in Vasai on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, on July 25. Divyakant Solanki / EPA

. Children run into a fountain during a heat wave at a park in Tokyo, on July 26. Koji Sasahara / AP

. Smoke rises from the Tuffah neighborhood after an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza City, on July 29. Violence escalated overnight, as Israel renewed intense airstrikes on Gaza in response to barrages of Palestinian rockets after an attempted unofficial truce for the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday crumbled. Mohammed Saber / EPA

. A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during a humanitarian truce on July 26. Mohammed Abed / AFP - Getty Images

. Wounded Palestinians wait for medics to arrive shortly after Israeli artillery fire hit a crowded shopping area in the Shijaiyah district in Gaza City on July 30. The strike killed 16 people and wounded more than 200 others. Sameh Rahmi / EPA

. A Palestinian father of one of eight dead children cries outside the morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, on July 28. Mohammed Saber / EPA

. Israeli soldiers, family and friends mourn over the grave of Sergeant Sagi Erez, an infantry soldier training to be a squad commander, during his funeral at the military cemetery in Haifa, Israel, on July 29. Erez, 19, was killed Monday in combat after Gaza militants used a tunnel to sneak into Israel. Ariel Schalit / AP

. Flyers are dropped over Gaza City by the Israeli army urging residents to evacuate their homes on July 30. Mohammed Abed / AFP - Getty Images

. A Palestinian man carries a wounded girl into the emergency room at Gaza City's Shifa hospital on July 30. She was injured by an Israeli strike in the Shijaiyah district.

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