The Week in Pictures: July 10 - 17

Hailstorm hits on a beach day, World Cup closes, Israel-Gaza conflict escalates, Dutch duke it out, Paris celebrates Bastille Day and more.

Fireworks explode around the Eiffel Tower during Bastille Day celebrations on July 14, 2014 in Paris. The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille fortress and prison on July 14, 1789.

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Pablo Zabaleta of Argentina walks past celebrating German players after the FIFA World Cup 2014 final between Germany and Argentina at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 13. Germany beat Argentina 1-0 on Sunday to win its fourth World Cup and first in 24 years.

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People run to shelter during a hailstorm on the beach at Ob River in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, Russia, on July 12.

Nikita Dudnik / AP

Wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines jet lies in a field near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 17. Flight 17 had 295 people on board when it crashed en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Dominique Faget / AFP

A Filipino father carries his child covered under a plastic sheet as they flee strong winds and rain brought by typhoon Rammasun in in Manila, Philippines, on July 16. The strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year swept across the country killing 38 people, toppling trees and power lines and causing electrocutions and blackouts.

Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA

Six rockets are launched from Gaza City into Israel by militants with Hamas on July 13. Since July 8, Hamas has fired more than 1,300 rockets reaching Israel's economic and cultural heartland, while Israel has carried out nearly 2,000 airstrikes.

Israeli strikes have killed more than 230 Palestinians, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra said. According to officials, one Israeli has been killed and several wounded in rocket attacks.

Mohammed Saber / EPA

Israelis and tourists take cover in a nearby hotel after they ran from a beach in Tel Aviv on July 14, during a rocket attack by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip.

Gali Tibbon / AFP

An Israeli artillery fires a 155mm shell towards targets in Gaza from their position near Israel's border with the Strip on July 12.

Menahem Kahana / AFP

A Palestinian man cries as he holds the dead body of his younger brother in the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 16. His brother was one of four boys from the Bakr family killed in what appeared to be Israeli naval shelling near Gaza City as they played football on a beach.

Oliver Weiken / EPA

A pedestrian holds an umbrella in the colors of the Argentinian national flag during a rainy day in Buenos Aires, on July 12.

Ivan Alvarado / X01744

Rescuers work in a tunnel after a train derailed between two subway stations in Moscow, Russia on July 15. Investigators detained two Moscow subway workers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly rush-hour derailment that killed at least 22 people and injured 136 others.


A member of the Afghan intelligence force points his pistol towards the body of an insurgent following an attack by the Taliban at Kabul's airport on July 17. Explosions and gunfire rang out as the Taliban attacked Kabul airport in the militants' latest attempt to steal the initiative with the country in the grip of a presidential power struggle.

Shah Marai / AFP

Netherlands racers Bryan Schouten and Scott Derouse fight after crashing on the Moto3 racetrack on July 13. The crash eliminated both - competing on different teams - from the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring Circuit. They had to be separated by medical staff on site.

Robert Michael / AFP

Anna Endsley swings into the Guadalupe River on July 15, in Gruene, Texas. The cool temperatures of the Guadalupe River and shady Cypress trees help create a favorite summer destination.

Eric Gay / AP

Bengal tigers play in a pool of water at the zoo in Malabon, Philippines on July 11.

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An elderly woman cheers as the pack of Tour de France riders pass by during the sixth stage of the cycling race from Arras to Reims, France on July 10.

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