The Week in Pictures: July 17 - 24

Dives along the Mediterranean, agony in the Mideast, escalators enchant, typhoon wallops Asia, baseball catch brings joy and more.

Rockets launched from a site inside the Gaza Strip head toward Israel as seen from a lookout point in southern Israel, on July 17, 2014. Shortly afterward there was an explosion at the site of the launches.

Jim Hollander / EPA

People dive into the Mediterranean Sea on a hot summer's day in Nice, France, on July 21.

Sebastien Nogier / EPA

Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward goes up for a ball hit for a two-run home run by Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Atlanta, on July 19.

John Bazemore / AP

Undocumented immigrant families walk before being taken into custody by Border Patrol agents on July 21, near McAllen, Texas. Thousands of immigrants, many of them minors from Central America, have crossed illegally into the United States this year, causing an unprecentented humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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A convoy of hearses in the Netherlands carries coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, on July 23. The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, as the conflict flared yet again near the Malaysian airliner's crash site.

Remko De Waal / AFP

A man pushes his electric bicycle against strong winds and heavy rain along a flooded seaside street as Typhoon Rammasun hit Haikou ,China, on July 18. It was the strongest typhoon to hit southern China in 41 years, with wind speeds reaching 130 mph. The typhoon caused 151 deaths in China, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

China Stringer Network / X03234

The girlfriend of Israeli soldier Tal Yifrah lies atop his grave during his funeral in Rishon Lezion near Tel Aviv on July 22. Israel has lost at least 32 soldiers in clashes with Gaza as the conflict enters its third week.

Ronen Zvulun / X90084

Palestinian medics treat a wounded girl at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, early July 18. The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion.

Khalil Hamra / AP

Palestinians mourn the death of their relatives, whom medics said were killed in Israeli shelling, at a hospital morgue in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 21. The Palestinian death toll in the conflict that began on July 8 reached over 750 on its 17th day.

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / X01833

Huang Xiaohui of China competes in the Women's Platform Final during the FINA Diving World Cup at the Oriental Sports Center on July 18, in Shanghai, China.

Lintao Zhang / Getty Images AsiaPac

Williams Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil crashes with his car in the first corner after the start of the German F1 Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit, July 20.

Kai Pfaffenbach / X00446

A DC-10 air tanker is dwarfed by the tip of a rising smoke cloud as the plane prepares to drop fire retardant over a wildfire July 19, near Carlton, Wash. A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 150 homes, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.

Elaine Thompson / AP

A doctor cries while standing next to a table with the bodies of four dead children in an overflowing morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, July 20.

Oliver Weiken / EPA

People ride on escalators in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on July 20. Hong Kong's economy in 2014 is expected to expand at its fastest pace in three years, according to government estimates, with a forecasted growth of between three and four percent, up from 2.9 percent in 2013.

Alex Ogle / AFP

A body in a chair from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 lies in a field near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, July 19. All 298 people aboard MH17 — most of them Dutch citizens — were killed when the plane was shot down on July 17.

Evgeniy Maloletka / AP

People climb onto window ledges to avoid a bull during the bull rope festival in the streets of Grazalema, Spain, on July 21.

Jorge Guerrero / AFP

A child makes a painting of cyclists as the pack rides from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France on July 22.

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