The week in pictures


China: A building in a flooded park after heavy rain in Qingyuan in southern China’s Guangdong province. (Photo: AFP)

France: Workers remove the blades from the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris after it collapsed earlier. According to firefighters, no one was injured in the incident. (Photo: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP)

Italy: Demonstrators clash with riot police during a demonstration against entrance fees that will henceforth be charged to visit Venice. The protest was organized by several organizations unhappy with the new plan put in place to charge day visitors an entrance fee. This plan is a first in the world and is intended to relieve the pressure of mass tourism on the city. (Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP)

Australia: Marine biologists had to rush to rescue more than 100 pilot whales at Toby’s Inlet near Dunsborough in Western Australia after a mass stranding. Officials fear that many of the whales will have to be put down. The country’s largest mass stranding was in Dunsborough in 1996 when 320 pilot whales washed up. (Photo: Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions/AFP)

Canada: Giant Plastic Tap, a sculpture by Canadian artist Benjamin Von Wong, is displayed in Ottawa where a meeting of the UN’s intergovernmental negotiating committee on plastic pollution is taking place. (Photo: Dave Chan/AFP)