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Revelers sing under the San Fermin statue on the seventh day of the San Fermin running-of-the-bulls in Pamplona. Pamplona's famous Fiesta de San Fermin, which involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona for eight days starting July 7, was made famous by the 1926 novel of writer Ernest Hemmingway called "The Sun Also Rises."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jasper Juinen / Getty Images

U.S. cargo ship Ana Cecilia arrives at Havana Bay, Cuba. The Ana Cecilia is the first ship for half a century to carry humanitarian supplies from Miami to Havana. The shipping company, International Port Corp., said its clients include charitable, religious and humanitarian groups, as well as family members of people in Cuba.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franklin Reyes / Associated Press

Fans dressed as comics characters Superman, Captain America and a clown wait on the roadside for riders during the 12th stage of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP / Getty Images

A costumed visitor waits among others for a show performed by Cosplayers, at the China International Comics and Games Expo. Cosplay, from the term costume play, involves participants dressing up as their favorite cartoon characters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

People rush an injured girl to the hospital following a bomb blast near a rally by the Awami National Party that killed at least five people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arshad Butt / Associated Press

Exiled Tibetan activists shout slogans against a Chinese government order that states that a Reincarnation Application must be filed by all Buddhist temples in that country before they are allowed to recognize individuals as tulkus, or reincarnated teachers, during a protest in New Delhi. In 2007, China's State Administration for Religious Affairs issued a decree that all the reincarnations of tulkus of Tibetan Buddhism must get government approval, otherwise they are "illegal or invalid."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP / Getty Images

An Indian man sucks on a hose to pull water as a crowd gathers around a government tanker delivering drinking water because of short supply in running water taps. Many areas of the Indian capital are facing acute water shortage, a repeated annual phenomenon during summer when taps go dry as demand rises.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

This image captured in the 304 Angstrom wavelength, which is typically colorized in red, provided by NASA shows a solar flare, lower center, erupting from the sun. Space weather scientists said there should be little impact to Earth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA

A twin baby panther clings to a tree at Tierpark Berlin zoo. The two panthers were born in captivity April 26.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty Images Europe

A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft at the launch pad of the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome.The launch of the spacecraft to the International Space Station with the next ISS crew including U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide aboard is scheduled for Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP / Getty Images

Nicholas Mahaffey, center, holds his torch as he stands with different clan members in the fog during the opening ceremony of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chuck Burton / Associated Press

U.S. Olympian sprinter Michael Johnson holds the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge. Johnson, who has won four Olympic gold medals and eight world championship gold medals, currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 meters and 4 x 400 meters relay.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Danny Lawson / Associated Press

Australian fans wave national flags as the pack rides in the 11th stage of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOEL SAGET / AFP / Getty Images

A man carrying a bull-shaped structure loaded with fireworks called Toro de Fuego, or Fire Bull, on his shoulders showers people with sparks during the San Fermin Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VILLAR LOPEZ / EPA

French tattoo artist Chime kisses his son, Tamatoa, during the street art Mula Fest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP / Getty Images

Nationalist protesters clash with police as Orangemen march in their annual commemoration of Protestant King William III's victory over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER MUHLY / AFP / Getty Images

A U.S. Army carry team moves the transfer case of U.S. Army Spc. Erica P. Alecksen, one of six soldiers killed on July 8 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Tourists sunbathe as a salvage team begins preparations to refloat the half-submerged Costa Concordia cruise ship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENZO PINTO / AFP / Getty Images

Supporters of former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko chant slogans during their protest in front of the high court, which postponed for the third time the appeal of a jailed Tymoshenko against her seven-year sentence for abuse of power.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENYA SAVILOV / AFP / Getty Images

Tires burn as French prison employees protest "several recurrent difficulties to operate and manage the prison," said prison unions UFAP and UNSA.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFF PACHOUD / AFP / Getty Images

Thousands of Indonesian workers march to demand higher wages and scrap the labor outsourcing policy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP / Getty Images

A baby gorilla, born July 10, rests on its mother's chest at the zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDRIK VON ERICHSEN / EPA

Asian elephants at the Ueno Zoological Gardens, the oldest zoo in Japan. Founded in 1882, it is now home to more than 2,600 animals from 464 different species.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK ROBICHON / EPA

A visitor walks through an installation at the Kieler Kunsthalle museum made of about 1 million photos downloaded and printed from the website Flickr by Dutch artist Erik Kessels.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARSTEN REHDER / AFP / Getty Images

A bloodied woman is detained by riot police during a demonstration by Spanish coal miners. The miners had marched to Madrid to protest government subsidy cuts for their industry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Doyle / Getty Images

A hand-made sign declares no vacancies at the Catholic Cemetery in Hyderabad. Africa and Asia are the continents that will see the fastest urban population growth in the next 40 years, a U.N. report said earlier this year, noting that India and China are leading the surge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOAH SEELAM / AFP / Getty Images

A cycling fan holds an anti-doping placard as riders pass by during the 10th stage of the 2012 Tour de France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOEL SAGET / AFP / Getty Images

Villagers fill the surrounding hillsides watching as rescue workers pick through the wreckage of a school bus that ran off the road and plunged into a gorge during a picnic trip. A teacher and a student were killed and 51 others injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP / Getty Images

Women mourn over the coffin of a relative at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, where thousands gathered Wednesday for the mass burial of 520 bodies to mark the 17th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marko Drobnjakovic / Associated Press

A computer-simulated image of gas from a star that is ripped apart by tidal forces as it falls into a black hole. Some of the gas also is being ejected at high speeds into space. Using observations from telescopes in space and on the ground, astronomers gathered the most direct evidence yet for this violent process: a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Sometimes the bulls get the upper hoof during the annual running of the bulls that highlights the San Fermin festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

Landon Ward plays in a sprinkler during water day at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bruce Newman / OXFORD EAGLE

An Airbus SAS A380 aircraft operated by Malaysia Airline on the runway on the third day of the Farnborough International Air Show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg

Monika Brzostek, left, and Kinga Kolosinska of Poland set up a scoring attempt during the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam 2012 tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hannibal Hanschke / EPA

Hindu devotees bathe in the River Ganges in the early morning. Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Benaras, is Hinduism's holiest city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

Soldiers carry wooden crosses during funerals of those who died during floods in Krymsk. Intense flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia killed nearly 170 people after torrential rains dropped nearly a foot of water, forcing many to scramble out of their beds for refuge in trees and on roofs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

Revelers keep an eye on an advancing bull as they run with the bulls during the San Fermin festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alvaro Barrientos / Associated Press

Humor at the San Fermin festival, courtesy of an American from Colorado, outside a bar with friends following the fourth day of bull runs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPA

Commuters crowd the Churchgate station railway platform, unwittingly underscoring one aspectof World Population Day. Africa and Asia will see the fastest urban population growth in the next 40 years, a United Nations report said earlier in the year, noting that India and China are leading the surge. Earth's population is expected to roughly triple by 2050 compared to a century earlier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP / Getty Images

A Kanwaria, worshipper of Hindu god Shiva, rests with others during a pilgrimage. During the Hindu lunar month of Shravana, Kanwarias perform a ritual pilgrimage in which they walk the roads of India clad in saffron and carrying ornately decorated canisters of the sacred water of the Ganges river over their shoulders, to take back to Hindu temples in their hometowns.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

No, this isn't Pamplona, Spain, again. It's Brussels, where statues of cows painted with the national flags of various European countries are arrayed in front of the European Parliament as dairy farmers protest the overproduction of milk, causing a drop in the prices the farmers get.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yves Logghe / Associated Press

A girl looks at goldfish for sale at a night market. Night markets, called Pasar Malam, were set up about three decades ago as an evening alternative for small-time traders.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Thian / Associated Press

Firefighters battle a four-alarm fire in an abandoned warehouse at Front Street and Girard Avenue in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Officials say one firefighter had to be taken to a hospital for injuries suffered in a fall. His injuries were not life-threatening.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joseph Kaczmarek / Associated Press

A three-story building collapsed during monsoon rains. No casualties were reported in the incident.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPA

A child drinks from a canister at a feeding center. About 19 million people are threatened by famine in the area. European Union countries and international partners pledged to funnel an extra $1.2 billion into the Sahel region in West Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HELMUT FOHRINGER / EPA

A woman adjusts her son's graduation cap at sunset in a garden.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

It's San Fermin festival time in Pamplona, which means bulls and humans are running in the streets. The event draws thousands of visitors but is criticized by groups promoting animal welfare.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAFA RIVAS / AFP / Getty Images

A reveler is tossed by a bull in the bull ring at the end of third running of the bulls in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alvaro Barrientos / Associated Press

The world's newest nation, South Sudan, is celebrating its first birthday. In Juba, a man adorned with the nation's flag prepares to dance at a celebration at the John Garang mausoleum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shannon Jensen / Associated Press

Wounded veterans of the People's Liberation Army march in a parade celebrating the first anniversary of South Sudan's independence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIULIO PETROCCO / AFP / Getty Images

Intense flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia killed at least 150 people after torrential rains dropped nearly a foot of water. A woman in Nizhnebakansky stands in front of her damaged home.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

A diver observes the sea life attracted to artificial reefs in the bay of Marseilles. The 494-acre habitat, between the islands of Friuli and the Prado Bay, is one of the largest artificial reefs in Europe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BORIS HORVAT / AFP / Getty Images

As temperatures soar, a woman and her young son cool off in a fountain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANDY CHENG / AFP / Getty Images

Morning. Time for prayer on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India. A Hindu priest rotates a traditional oil lamp as part of the prayer ritual.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

Hindu pilgrims make their way to the Amarnath cave near Sangam, India. Thousands of pilgrims annually go to the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath at 12,756 feet above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

In Sabucedo, Spain, "aloitadores," or fighters, struggle with wild horses during the 400-year-old "Shearing of the Beasts" festival. Hundreds of wild horses were rounded up from the mountains to be trimmed and marked.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP / Getty Images

Torrential rainfall has hit the southern and eastern parts of north China. Cyclists make their way along a flooded street in Lianyungang.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

At the Government House in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is greeted during an arrival ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brendan Smialowski / Associated Press

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The Week in Pictures | July 9-15, 2012

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

The running of the bulls this week through the historic heart of Pamplona, Spain, offered a glimpse of the daring, the foolish and the bravado that makes the famous Fiesta de San Fermin visually amazing.  See gallery

The U.S. cargo ship Ana Cecilia arrives at Havana Bay, Cuba. The Ana Cecilia is the first ship in half a century to carry humanitarian supplies from Miami to Havana. The shipping company, International Port Corp., said its clients include charitable, religious and humanitarian groups, as well as family members of people in Cuba.

Russian soldiers carried wooden crosses during funerals for those who died during floods in Krymsk. Intense flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia has killed nearly 170 people after torrential rains dropped nearly a foot of water.

The world’s newest nation, South Sudan, celebrated its first birthday with parades and other celebrations. It has avoided a return to all-out war with Sudan but has seen its economy crippled after it shut down its oil industry, and thousands of refugees are streaming into the country every week to avoid violence across the border in Sudan.

In Mumbai, commuters throng the Churchgate station railway platform, unwittingly underscoring one aspect of World Population Day. Africa and Asia will see the fastest urban population growth in the next 40 years, a United Nations report said earlier in the year, noting that India and China are leading the surge. Earth’s population is expected to roughly triple by 2050 compared with a century earlier. Also in India, Kashmiri villagers watch as rescue workers searched the wreckage of a bus that plunged into a gorge while on a school trip, killing a teacher and a student and injuring 51 others; in Hinduism’s holiest city, Varanasi, devotees bathe at the River Ganges; and in Hyderabad, a sign is posted indicating there is no space available for new graves at the Catholic Cemetery.

The Comic-Con convention got underway this week, and people around the globe were getting into character. Also in character are Tour de France fans, who dress as Superman, Captain America and a clown as they wait on a roadside for riders in the 12th stage of the bicycle race. In China, a costumed visitor waits among others for a show performed by Cosplayers at the China International Comics and Games Expo in Shanghai. And in North Carolina, participants gather in the fog during the opening ceremony of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.

Elsewhere, exiled Tibetan activists shout slogans against a Chinese government order in New Delhi; a twin baby panther clings to a tree at Tierpark Berlin zoo; and a Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft at the launch pad of the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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