Week in pictures: 4 August – 10 August 2018

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    Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

    A woman using an umbrella struggles against heavy rain and windImage copyright Toru Hanai / Reuters
    Image caption In Tokyo, a woman struggles against heavy rain and wind as Typhoon Shanshan approaches Japan’s mainland.
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    Revellers take part in the Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade in TorontoImage copyright Canadian Press / Shutterstock
    Image caption Revellers take part in the Caribbean carnival grand parade in Toronto, Canada.
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    Migrants take a shower on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean SeaImage copyright Juan Medina / Reuters
    Image caption Migrants take a shower on board the NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea.
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    People gather near the scene where two vehicles fell into a sinkhole on a street in Harbin, Heilongjiang provinceImage copyright Reuters
    Image caption People gather near the scene where two vehicles fell into a sinkhole in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.
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    Jenny Mensing of Germany swims backstroke with a paper cup on her forehead while warming up at the Glasgow 2018 European Swimming Championships in Glasgow, UKImage copyright Patrick B Kraemer / EPA
    Image caption Jenny Mensing, of Germany, swims backstroke with a paper cup on her forehead while warming up at the Glasgow 2018 European Swimming Championships.
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    Silhouettes of people watching a sunset atop the Aeropagus hill in AthensImage copyright Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
    Image caption People watch the sunset from the Areopagus hill in Athens, Greece.
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    A western lowland gorilla eats ice cream in its enclosure at Prague Zoo, Czech RepublicImage copyright David W Cerny / Reuters
    Image caption As Europe continues to experience high temperatures, this western lowland gorilla cools off with an ice cream at Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic.
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    People gather outside Amiens Cathedral in France, which is lit up at nightImage copyright Victoria Jones / PA
    Image caption Crowds gather outside Amiens Cathedral in France, illuminated on the eve of the centenary of the Battle of Amiens and subsequent Hundred Days Offensive, a decisive point in World War One.
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    People pose for a selfie at the CatCon cat convention in Pasadena, California.Image copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
    Image caption Feline fans pose for a selfie at the CatCon cat convention in Pasadena, California.
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    People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on the Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, SwitzerlandImage copyright Denis Balibouse / Reuters
    Image caption Inflatable boats as far as the eye can see on Lake Lucerne as people enjoyed the sunshine in Switzerland.

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