The week in pictures


Greece: A firefighter with two rabbits and a cat that he earlier rescued from a fire between the villages of Kiotari and Gennadi on the Greek island of Rhodes. With the tourism season in full swing, numerous wildfires are raging in Greece and thousands of terrified visitors are scrambling to leave the country. (Photo: Spyros Bakalis/AFP)

France: Jonas Vingegaard, a Danish cyclist for the Jumb-Visma team, celebrates his victory in the Tour de France cycling race in his yellow jersey after completing the 21st and last stage of the race. The tournament was between Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and the Champs-Élysées in Paris and stretches over 115 km. (Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP)

Ukraine: A man walks past the rubble of destroyed buildings in Izyum in the Kharkiv region as the Russian attack on Ukraine continues. (Photo: Sergey Bobok/AFP)

Japan: The Netherlands’ Ginni van Katwijk during the World Aquatics Championships women’s 20m high diving in Fukuoka, Japan. (Photo: Yuichi Yamazaki/AFP)

Tunisia: Firefighters try to put out the flames of a forest fire near Melloula in the north-west of Tunisia. Wildfires are raging due to a scorching heat wave in a pine tree plantation near the border of Tunisia and Algeria. More than 30 people have died and mass evacuations are being forced. (Photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP)

Israel: Protesters in Tel Aviv clash with members of the Israeli police during a march against the government’s controversial judicial reform plan. Israeli lawmakers this week approved a key clause of the reform plan which aims to limit the powers of the Supreme Court – to strike down government decisions. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP)

Afghanistan: An Afghan man removes the curtains in a beauty salon in Kabul after the country’s Taliban government earlier ordered that beauty salons nationwide must close their doors within a month. The move is described as another attempt to completely remove women from public life in Afghanistan. (Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP)