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The Week in Pictures: July 11 - 18

A colorful fight, a watery respite, a house alight, a Times Square sight, the English light, a whale's might, and more.

Young people throw colored powder at each other during the "Festival of Colors" in St.Petersburg, Russia, on July 13.


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Two girls and three boys relax on a platform at Heiseder Lake, near Sarstedt in north-central Germany, on July 15.

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The burned remains of a house near Lake Hemet, Calif., that was destroyed by the Mountain Fire. The 14,200-acre blaze caused several communities to issue mandatory evacuations for hundreds of homes.

Frank Bellino / The Press-Enterprise

George Zimmerman, right, listens as Judge Debra Nelson (not pictured) adjourns court July 13 after Zimmerman was found not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin. With him at the Seminole County Court House in Sanford, Fla., are, from left, attorneys Mark O'Mara, Don West and Lorna Truett.

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Trayvon Martin supporters rally in New York City's Times Square after marching from a rally in Union Square July 14. The action came after George Zimmerman was acquitted July 13 of all charges in the February 2012 shooting death of Martin.

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Grief-stricken family members cry July 17 over the bodies of children who died after consuming a government-subsidized lunch at a school in India's Bihar state. Twenty-two children were killed in the tragedy, believed to have been caused by chemicals used in farming.

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Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi pray in Cairo after breaking their July 11 Ramadan fast.


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A couple sunbathe near the beach in Bournemouth, southern England on July 14.

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A humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean off Colombia, South America, on July 16. The whales migrate annually from the Antarctic, a distance of 5,200 miles, to give birth and nurse their young.


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A protester uses teargas against police officers as angry residents attempt to storm a police station in Kiev, Ukraine, on July 12. The protest came after the beating of a woman in which a police officer was reportedly involved.

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The bodies of two alleged rebel fighters are dumped out of the back of a pickup truck by soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on July 16. According to the army, one of the men was Ugandan and the other Rwandan, but they could not produce the identity cards that they claimed to have seen proving this.

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An Israeli soldier checks the barrel of a tank July 18 during an exercise in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria.


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Russia's President Vladimir Putin is seen in a C-Explorer 5 submersible July 15 after a dive to see the remains of the naval frigate Oleg, which sank in the 19th century in the Gulf of Finland.

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