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Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Trump dons a mask and Bastille Day fireworks

A Navy ship burns, lockdown protests in Jerusalem, Poland's election and more.

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A worker washes red paint off David de Pury's statue in Neuchatel, Switzerland, on July 13, 2020 after supporters of a Black Lives Matter group against colonization and slavery defaced the Swiss banker, merchant, and philanthropist's statue.

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President Donald Trump wears a mask as he walks down the hallway during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda on July 11.

It was the first time Trump wore a mask in a public setting since the coronavirus pandemic struck the nation.

In a visit to a Ford vehicle manufacturing plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on May 21, the company said it made its mandatory mask policy clear to the White House, but Trump wore one only part of tour, and not in front of cameras. "I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it," he said.

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Geisha Mayu adjusts Koiku's kimono before a party at Asada, a luxury restaurant in Tokyo on June 23.

Image made available July 16. 

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Residents burn a dumpster during a protest against a lockdown in an Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood with a coronavirus outbreak in Jerusalem on July 13. As Israel grapples with a spike in cases, it has begun to impose restrictions on selected towns and neighborhoods with high infection rates. Many of these areas are ultra-Orthodox, and residents say they are being unfairly singled out.

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Roger Stone outside his home in Fort Lauderdale after President Trump commuted his federal prison sentence on July 10.

Trump spared Stone from having to report to a federal prison in Georgia to begin serving 40 months behind bars. In November Stone was convicted of lying to Congress during the investigation into Russian election meddling.

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A sightseer looks at a large swell impacting the coast at Clovelly Beach in Sydney on July 16.

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Workers cremate a body at the San Isidro Crematorium in Mexico City on July 15.

Deaths in Mexico from the coronavirus pandemic rose above 35,000 on Sunday, with the Latin American country overtaking Italy for the world’s fourth-highest death total.

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An usher stands in front of the audience at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens after the renovated ancient stone Roman theater underneath the Acropolis reopened for performances with limited seating on July 15.

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Gov. Kevin Stitt pulls down his face mask as he speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City on June 30.

Stitt announced Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19, the first known governor to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

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A resident shows damage from shelling by Armenian forces in Tovuz, Azerbaijan, on July 14. Skirmishes on the volatile Armenia-Azerbaijan border escalated Tuesday, marking the most serious outbreak of hostilities between the neighbors since 2016.

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Boats combat a fire on board the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego on July 12.

The fire that erupted over the weekend on a military ship that was officially extinguished on Thursday, with the cause of the days-long blaze still unknown.

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Haist / Us Navy via Reuters
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Polish President Andrzej Duda celebrates initial presidential election results on July 12, 2020 in Pultusk.

Duda, a conservative who ran a campaign with homophobic and anti-Semitic overtones, narrowly won a second five-year term in a bitterly fought weekend election, defeating the liberal Warsaw mayor.

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A woman gets her hair curled by a machine at a beauty salon in Bangkok on July 12.

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Comet NEOWISE flies in the sky behind St. Mark's Tower, a 17th century coastal fortification near the village of Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta, on July 12.

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Drs. Chad and Kelsey Dowell, physicians at South Sunflower County Hospital in Indianola, Miss., have seen the spread of COVID-19 grow precipitously in recent weeks.

Their emotions are stretched thin by the flood of patients they see struggling to breathe, their own inability to respond to the pandemic with the limited resources at their rural hospital, the immense nursing and staffing shortages they face, the resistance members of their community feel to keeping themselves safe during the outbreak and the rising number of deaths from the disease that seem to come as a result.

One of the poorest parts of the U.S. was largely spared the worst of the pandemic, until now

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Sheneen McClain cries while listening to a violinist play at a candlelight vigil for her son, Elijah McClain, during a protest against racial inequality, in Aurora on July 11.

McClain died last summer after Colorado police placed him in a chokehold.

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Mexican Consul General Jorge Islas Lopez leads a line of people carrying cremated remains following a prayer service to bless the ashes of Mexicans who have died from the coronavirus at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on July 11. 

Their remains will be taken to Mexico for burial.

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People arrive to be tested for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing site at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., on July 14.

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Fireworks explode above the Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day in Paris on July 14.

See last week's gallery: The Week in Pictures: July 2-9

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