The week in 26 photos – Two horses fight Sunday, July 6, during the Rapa das Bestas, or shearing of the beasts, in Sabucedo, Spain. During the four-day festival, wild horses are rounded up and wrestled to the ground to have their manes and tails sheared.
The week in 26 photos – Israeli soldiers work on their tanks near the border between Israel and Gaza on Monday, July 7. Some Israeli officials have hinted at the possibility of a ground offensive in Gaza, although questions remain about the government's appetite for such a conflict. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas convened an emergency meeting of his Cabinet to discuss the crisis, and afterward he told the media that the Israeli offensive "is not against Hamas or another political party, but it is against the Palestinian people."
The week in 26 photos – Cycling spectators are seen along a road in England during the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, July 5. The legendary road race began in Leeds, England, and will end in Paris on July 27.
The week in 26 photos – An anti-riot policeman is hit in the face with a colleague's shield after a protester, left, pushed away the shield during a demonstration held Friday, July 4, outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. The protesters commemorated Filipino-American Friendship Day with a rally demanding the pullout of U.S. troops in the Philippines.
The week in 26 photos – Jennifer Lawrence playfully covers the face of fellow actress Emma Watson as they attend the Christian Dior show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, July 7.
The week in 26 photos – A bull chasing a reveler jumps into the sea Monday, July 7, during the Bous a la Mar (Bulls to the Sea) festival in Denia, Spain. During this festival, revelers provoke bulls to chase them until they both fall into sea. The bulls are then rescued and towed to safety by small boats.
The week in 26 photos – Rumeysa Gelgi, second from left, poses with her family at their home in Karabuk, Turkey, on Wednesday, July 9. Gelgi, a 17-year-old with a rare disorder called Weaver syndrome, was named the world's tallest girl by the Guinness Book of World Records. She is just over 7 feet tall.
The week in 26 photos – Cars are seen in a sunken parking lot after heavy rainfall hit Chengdu, China, on Wednesday, July 9. When the ground gave way, four cars fell into the pit and one was left stuck on the edge of a railing, according to local media.
The week in 26 photos – Activist Sabina Durden, right, debates Mary Estrada during an immigration protest Monday, July 7, outside of the U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, California. Protesters have been staging rallies there in response to a wave of undocumented immigrant children who, after being caught along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, were transported to Murrieta to await their deportation proceedings.
The week in 26 photos – Workers carry a rope next to a sculpture of the literary character Gulliver at the Gulliver's World amusement park in Usedom, Germany, on Tuesday, July 8. The sculpture is 36 meters (118 feet) long.
The week in 26 photos – Passengers ride on the top of an overcrowded train in Loni, India, on Monday, July 7.
The week in 26 photos – A museum worker cleans a 94-foot-long blue whale model Tuesday, July 8, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The life-size model, made of fiberglass and polyurethane, is based on a female blue whale found in 1925, according to the museum.
The week in 26 photos – A team tries to catch and ride a pony during the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, on Sunday, July 6.
The week in 26 photos – A model shows off part of an upcoming Jean Paul Gaultier fashion collection Wednesday, July 9, in Paris.
The week in 26 photos – A couple reads magazines as they float in the salt waters of Lake Tus in Russia's Khakassia region, southwest of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, on Saturday, July 5. During the summer, many Russians travel to the lake, famous for the curative properties of its black and blue sediments, to bathe in the salty water and smear themselves with mud.
The week in 26 photos – A 21-foot crocodile robot is strapped on top of a van as it is transported to the Davao Crocodile Park in Pasay, Philippines, on Saturday, July 5.