Week in pictures: 30 July – 5 August 2022

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Week in pictures: 30 July - 5 August 2022
Week in pictures: 30 July - 5 August 2022

Africa-Press – Botswana. A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

England created history by winning their first major women’s football tournament in a dramatic Euro 2022 final against eight-time champions Germany at Wembley. Substitute Chloe Kelly made the final score 2-1 in front of a record crowd of 87,192, with ten minutes of extra time remaining.

Protesters clashed with police in La Paz, Bolivia, over a controversial new coca market that coca leaf producers want closed down.

The Egyptian Air Force’s Silver Stars and South Korea’s Black Eagles aerial demonstration team perform during the launch of the Pyramids Air Show 2022 at the Pyramids plateau in Giza, Egypt.

Chioma Onyekwere of Team Nigeria competes during the Women’s Discus Throw Final on day five of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. The 28-year-old African champion won the event with a season’s-best throw of 61.70m.

A baby sea turtle is released into the sea at Ketawai Beach on Bangka Belitung island, Indonesia, as part of a conservation programme. 2,287 sea turtle eggs were saved from the illegal trade before being hatched and released by the Alobi Foundation Wildlife Rescue.

Highland dancers perform on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle at this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland.

Migrants wait to board a coastguard ship in Lampedusa before being transferred to Porto Empedocle in Sicily, Italy. The island of Lampedusa is one of the main arrival points for migrants trying to reach Europe

Andrea Garcia Lopez, 71, nicknamed Granny Jordan by TikTok users, plays basketball during an exhibition game in San Esteban Atatlahuca, Oaxaca, Mexico.

People gather in Paris to watch the sun set just behind the Arc de Triomphe in an event known as Paris Henge. Twice a year – in May and August – the sun aligns down the axis of the arch.

Chilean authorities are investigating a mysterious sinkhole which appeared in a mining area in the north of the country. Drone images show a huge hole on land operated on by Canada’s Lundin Mining.

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