Week in pictures: 25 July-31 July 2020

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission lifts offImage copyright
CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH/EPA

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The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The one-tonne, six-wheeled rover is due to arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021.

US federal law enforcement officers surrounded by tear gasImage copyright
CAITLIN OCHS/Reuters

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US federal law-enforcement officers fire tear gas to disperse protesters during a demonstration against their deployment to quell unrest in Portland, Oregon.

A man prepares a tray of food in a small factoryImage copyright
MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/Reuters

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A man prepares food for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Kabul, Afghanistan, celebrated there this year on 31 July.

A woman signs a picture of late US Congressman John LewisImage copyright
ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/Reuters

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A woman signs a picture of late US Congressman John Lewis before his memorial service in Atlanta, Georgia. Lewis died, aged 80, of pancreatic cancer, on 17 July.

Members of a youth pride student group carry a long piece of rainbow-patterned fabricImage copyright
ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/Reuters

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Members of a Youth Pride student group take part in a rally for gender rights in Bangkok, Thailand.

A man diving into water from a height into the Neretva river in MostarImage copyright
DADO RUVIC/Reuters

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A man jumps from the Old Bridge into the Neretva river during the 454th traditional diving competition in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Two surveyors inspect shipsImage copyright
Zhang Peijian/VCG via Getty Images

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Surveyors inspect ships during the closed fishing season at a shipyard in Xiangshan County, Zhejiang province, China.

Two people wearing face masks stand in front of an illuminated, multicolour exhibitImage copyright
DYLAN MARTINEZ/Reuters

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Gallery assistants pose during the opening of the Electronic: From Kraftwerk to the Chemical Brothers, at The Design Museum, in London. The exhibition, marking 50 years of Kraftwerk, is due to run until February 2021.

A large group of Siberian tigers feedingImage copyright
VCG via Getty Images

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Siberian tigers feed at the China Hengdaohezi Feline Breeding Center in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang province.

Artist Heather Phillipson stands in front of a sculpture depicting a whirl of cream with a cherry, fly and drone on topImage copyright
NEIL HALL/EPA

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Artist Heather Phillipson poses with her 9.4m sculpture, The End, in London’s Trafalgar Square. The installation on the Fourth Plinth – home to a rolling commission of public artworks – depicts a whirl of cream with a cherry, fly and drone on top.

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