The Week in Pictures: July 21-28

A visitor enjoys a water park slide in China, a fire hydrant provides relief from a heat wave in New York, Norwegians mourn a deadly shooting rampage, an ice cream vendor waits for customers in Pakistan and more.

Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., right, followed by reporters and other freshman Republicans, walks to a press conference where he threw his support to House Speaker John Boehner's budget bill, outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on July 28.

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A visitor rides a slide, July 28, at a water park built inside the National Aquatics Center in Beijing. More than 5,000 people a day visit Asia's largest water park, built within the grounds of the Beijing 2008 Olympics swimming venue, according to park officials.

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Displaced Somalians leave their hut on the outskirts of the Dagahaley refugee camp, which makes up part of the giant Dadaab refugee settlement, July 23, in Kenya. The refugee camp at Dadaab, located close to the Kenyan border with Somalia, was designed in the early 1990s to accommodate 90,000 people. The United Nations estimates more than four times as many reside there today. The lives of an estimated 12 million Somalians have been threatened by the ongoing civil war in Somalia and the worst drought to affect the Horn of Africa in six decades.

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A doctor examines Mihag Gedi Farah in a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee, in the town of Dadaab, Kenya on July 26. The 7-month-old boy weighs just 7.5 pounds. The U.N. plans to airlift emergency rations to parts of drought-ravaged Somalia to keep hungry refugees from dying along what an official calls the "roads of death." Tens of thousands already have trekked to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, hoping to get aid in refugee camps.

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Children cool off at an open fire hydrant in New York's Harlem on July 21. An intense heat wave hit the East Coast and temperatures topped the 100-degree mark from New York to Washington.

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Belarus handicapped dancers perform during a training session in Minsk on July 23.

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A woman rushes onto a bus during a heavy rainfall in Seoul, South Korea on July 27. Wild weather battered the peninsula, causing widespread flooding and transport delays.


An injured man is attended to at the site of a powerful bomb blast that rocked central Oslo on July 22. The explosion damaged government buildings, including Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office. It was followed by a gun attack on a youth camp on a nearby island. At least 78 people were killed in the twin attacks, which authorities blamed on a lone-wolf terrorist.

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Survivors and relatives of a shooting rampage on Utoya Island mourn following a memorial service in an Oslo cathedral on July 24. Authorities say Anders Behring Breivik, an alleged right-wing zealot, admitted to bomb and gun attacks in Norway.

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A wave crashes into a ship that broke free from a tow line at Sheffield Beach about 37 miles north of Durban, South Africa on July 26. The ship subsequently ran aground.

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Ray Durand, left, and his partner Dale Shields kiss after their wedding ceremony at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York on July 24. It was the first day that same-sex couples could be legally married in New York state.

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Rescue crews respond after two carriages from a bullet train derailed and fell off a bridge in Wenzhou, China on July 24. At least 39 people died when a high-speed train smashed into a stalled train, state media said. The accident raised new questions about the safety of China's fast-growing rail network.

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An ice cream vendor waits for customers at Sea View beach in Karachi, Pakistan on July 21.

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