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Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Apollo: mission to the moon

Highlights from the Apollo missions, NASA's lunar landing program, dating from 1968 to 1972.

Sandy Hook school replaced

The newly constructed Sandy Hook Elementary School was built to replace the building torn down after a gunman shot dead 20 young children and six educators in a 2012 massacre.

Rio's Olympic security

Security is ramped up ahead of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Colombiamoda fashion

Highlights from the Colombiamoda fashion event in Medellin.

Turkey's "Traitors' Cemetery"

Turkey's "Traitors' Cemetery" built specifically to bury the bodies of plotters who died in the failed military coup.

Key moments at the DNC

A selection of the memorable moments from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Protests outside the DNC

Demonstrators make a statement outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Pope visits Auschwitz

Pope Francis visits the Auschwitz death camp site in Poland where 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were gassed by Nazi occupiers during World War Two.

Final night at DNC

Highlights from the closing night of the Democratic National Convention.

Growing up Chelsea

Chelsea Clinton from her time in the White House to supporting her mother`s presidential bid.

A man flies his kite in a cemetery in the Vila Operaria Favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Rio's kite runners

As dusk descends on a cemetery in one of Rio de Janeiro's northern slums, four young men stand on top of a wall vault of tombs and watch their kites flutter in the breeze. Across the graveyard's dusty expanse, some 20 others are doing the same in hopes of catching the wind.  Full Coverage 

A drawing made during a lesson at a school shows what a student ate during the course of a day in Caracas, Venezuela July 14, 2016. The student wrote, "Ate corn cake with cheese for breakfast; had spaghetti with egg for lunch and a cookie for dinner." The student said that pizza was their favourite dish. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Drawing child hunger in Venezuela

When children at a Catholic-run school in a poor neighborhood of Venezuela's Caracas capital began fainting from hunger, teachers asked them to draw or describe their most recent meals and what they expected to eat next. The responses were shocking.  Full Coverage 

Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government fire weapons during a battle with IS fighters in Sirte, Libya, July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A battle against Islamic State fighters

Photographer Goran Tomasevic, who has been travelling to Libya since the 2011 revolution, seeking to capture the pain and politics of a country at war with itself. Since early May, Libyan fighters have been waging a stop-start battle to recapture Sirte from Islamic State.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Remembering a wartime childhood

Bosnians whose childhoods were traumatized by the 1990s war have donated thousands of cherished personal items from that era for a touring exhibition aimed in part at warning others about the folly of conflict.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Rescue in the Mediterranean Sea

Reuters photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi on board the Topaz Responder, operated by the privately funded Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), witnessed one major rescue operation, also involving other humanitarian and navy ships and the Italian coastguard.  Full Coverage