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Week In Pictures: 6 - 12 August 2022


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

People release paper lanterns on the Motoyasu River beside the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, commonly known as the atomic bomb dome, to mark the 77th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima on 6 caugust 2022Image source, Philip Fong / AFP
People release paper lanterns on the Motoyasu River beside the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, commonly known as the atomic bomb dome, to mark the 77th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima. It is estimated that 140,000 of Hiroshima's 350,000 population were killed in the blast, with thousands more dying from radiation sickness in the weeks, months and years that followed.
 
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Firefighters work near a massive fire at a fuel depot sparked by a lightning strike in Matanzas, Cuba, on 8 August 2022Image source, Yamil Lage / AFP
Firefighters work near a massive fire at a fuel depot sparked by a lightning strike in Matanzas, Cuba, a city of more than 140,000 people. Local authorities have warned nearby residents to wear face masks when outside and to avoid rain, because it may contain toxic substances.
 
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The moon rises above the statue of the Ancient Greek god Poseidon in Ancient Corinth near Athens, GreeceImage source, Valerie Gache / AFP
The moon rises above the statue of the Ancient Greek god Poseidon in Ancient Corinth, near Athens. People around the world have been enjoying the fourth and final supermoon of 2022. Known as the Sturgeon Moon, it was at its closest point to Earth at 02:36 BST on Friday.
 
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A tourist walks past the Setiaku temple on a foggy morning in the Dieng mountain area in Banjarnegara, Central Java province, Indonesia, on 6 August 2022Image source, Garry Lotulung / AFP
A tourist walks past the Setiaku temple on a foggy morning at Dieng mountain area in Banjarnegara, Central Java province, Indonesia.
 
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England's diver Matthew Lee performs in the Men's 10m Platform, Preliminary, at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on 7 August 2022Image source, Stefan Wermuth / Reuters
England's diver Matthew Lee performs in the men's 10m platform, preliminary, at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
 
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A couple hold hands while walking on the melting Tsanfleuron Glacier above Les Diablerets village in Switzerland on 6 August 2022Image source, Fabrice Coffrini / AFP
A couple hold hands while walking on the melting Tsanfleuron Glacier above Les Diablerets village in Switzerland. Melting glaciers in the Alps are on track for their highest mass losses in at least 60 years, according to data seen by Reuters.
 
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Ukrainian artist Viacheslav Rybka paints a car destroyed during Russia's attack on the town of Irpin on 10 August 2022Image source, Gleb Garanich / Reuters
Ukrainian artist Viacheslav Rybka paints a car destroyed during Russia's attack on the town of Irpin.
 
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Electoral Commission Officials count votes inside a polling station after the official closing of the polls during Kenya's general election at Mathare North Social Hall in Nairobi on 9 August 2022Image source, Luis Tato / AFP
Electoral Commission Officials count votes inside a polling station after the official closing of the polls during Kenya's general election, at Mathare North Social Hall in Nairobi.
 
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Firefighters drink water and recover during an operation to stop a wildfire in the Sameiro village near the town of Manteigas, Portugal, on 10 August 2022Image source, Patricia De Melo Moreira / AFP
Firefighters drink water and recover during an operation to stop a wildfire in the Sameiro village near the town of Manteigas, Portugal.
 
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Lava flows from Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland, about 40km (25 miles) from the capital Reykjavik on 6 August 2022Image source, Jeremie Richard / AFP
Lava flows from Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland, about 40km (25 miles) from the capital Reykjavik.
 

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