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Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: July 18 - 25

Robert Mueller answers questions on the Hill, Puerto Rico's governor resigns, Caracas engulfed in darkness and more.


A demonstrator participates in a march the day after Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation in San Juan on July 25, 2019. 

Rosselló announced his resignation Wednesday days after demonstrators at the island's largest protest in recent history called for his ouster over a scandal involving leaked private chats, as well as corruption investigations and arrests.

Ricardo Ardunego / AFP - Getty Images

Protesters celebrate outside the governor's mansion in San Juan on July 25.

Rosselló's resignation, effective Aug. 2, came late Wednesday night on a recorded video published on Facebook.

Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo / AP

People stand in line to dive into the sea pool in Saint-Malo, France, during a heatwave on July 23. 

France’s heat alert system went to its maximum level of red for the first time during last month’s heat wave, when France saw its highest-ever recorded temperature of 114.8 degrees Fahrenheit. On Thursday, about one-fifth of French territory was under a red alert, stretching from the English Channel through the Paris region and down to Burgundy, affecting at least 20 million people.

Valery Hache / AFP - Getty Images

Robert Mueller testifies during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election" in Washington on July 24.

Mueller told Congress that his investigation did not exonerate President Donald Trump of wrongdoing and found that Russia worked to boost his election in a "sweeping and systematic fashion" as the former special counsel defended his nearly two-year probe.

Caroline Brehman / CQ-Roll Call file

A salmon leaps out of a vessel used to transport salmon up the Fraser River near Big Bar, west of Clinton, Canada, on July 24.

A rock slide has narrowed the river, creating a five-meter waterfall that is preventing many migrating salmon from getting through to spawning grounds.

Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press via AP
Image: MLS: Leagues Cup-Tigres UANL at Real Salt Lake

A cat disrupts the second half of a match between Tigres UANL and the Real Salt Lake during their Leagues Cup game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on July 24.

Jeffrey Swinger / USA TODAY Sports - Reuters
Image: Boris Johnson arrives at Buckingham Palace in London for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II, in London

Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Boris Johnson during an audience in Buckingham Palace, where she officially recognized him as the new Prime Minister, in London on July 24.

Victoria Jones / Pool via Reuters
Image: People cool off at the Unisphere fountain at Flushing Meadow Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York during a heatwave on July 21, 2019.

People enjoy the fountain at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York during a heat wave on July 21.

Around 169 million people were under heat alerts as temperatures continued to climb. As of Saturday afternoon, it felt like 100 degrees in cities such as New York, Washington, Little Rock and Memphis. 

Johannes Eisele / AFP - Getty Images file
Image: A general view of camels at a farm in Adhen Village

Camels at a farm in Adhen Village, Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, on July 16.

Christopher Pike / Reuters

Arborists remove a downed tree in Collingswood, New Jersey, on July 23.

Crews were working to restore electricity for hundreds of thousands of people in New Jersey after powerful storms blew across the state the previous day.

Matt Rourke / AP

Pittsburgh police officer Reggie Eiland presents a flag to Officer Hall's fiancee Angel Warren, during the burial service for Hall on July 23 at Homewood Cemetery in Point Breeze, Pennsylvania.

Officer Hall, Eiland's partner, was off duty when he was shot in Homewood July 14, and died from his injuries on July 17.

Alexandra Wimley / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP

A villager shouts for help as a wildfire approaches a house at Casas da Ribeira village in Macao, central Portugal, on July 21.

The largest fire so far this year, which raged over the weekend, was put out by more than 1,000 firefighters on Tuesday, but the country remained on high alert.

Patricia De Melo Moreira / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Jon Stewart 911 Fund

Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, smiles as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks by at the Ohio Clock Corridor in the Capitol on July 23.

The Senate later voted on HR 1327: Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. Congress passed the bill to make sure the 9/11 victims compensation fund does not run out. 

Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call,Inc.
Image: Filipino boxing fans celebrate after Manny Pacquiao wins the WBA Welterweight fight against Keith Thurman of the U.S. during a live public viewing of the match in Marikina

Boxing fans celebrate after Manny Pacquiao won the WBA Welterweight fight against Keith Thurman of the U.S. during a live public viewing of the match in Marikina, Philippines, on July 21.

Eloisa Lopez / Reuters

Stranded whales on the Longufjorur beach in the Snaefellsnes peninsula area in north-western Iceland on July 18.

About fifty pilot whales were stranded on an Icelandic beach, a frequent but rarely fatal phenomenon which scientists say remains unexplained.

Davis SChwarzhans / Reykjavik Helicopters via AFP - Getty Images
Image: Guatemalan migrant Lety Perez embraces her son Anthony while praying to ask a member of the Mexican National Guard to let them cross into the United States, as seen from Ciudad Juarez

Guatemalan migrant Lety Perez embraces her 6-year old son Anthony as a member of the Mexican National Guard  blocks them from crossing into the United States, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on July 22.

“The woman begged and pleaded with the National Guard to let them cross ... she wanted to cross to give a better future” to her young son, Reuters photographer Jose Luis Gonzalez said. The soldier said he was only following orders, according to Gonzalez.


Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters
Image: People walk on the street during a blackout in Caracas

Residents walk outside during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 22.

The lights went out across much of Venezuela, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system.

The Week in Pictures: July 11-18

Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters