The week in 33 photos – Israeli residents and relatives take cover from a rocket attack during the funeral of Cpl. Meidan Maymon Biton, 20, at the cemetery of the southern Israeli city of Netivot on Tuesday, July 29. He was killed the previous day when a mortar shell fired from Gaza hit the Eshkol regional council, which flanks Gaza's southern border with Israel.
The week in 33 photos – Zhang Hangjun, 20, drinks water from a bowl as he has a meal in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, on Friday, July 25. Zhang, who weighs about 550 pounds, and his twin brother were diagnosed with cerebral palsy after they were born. Zhang spends most of his time in bed as the family is unable to afford medical treatment.
The week in 33 photos – A long exposure image shows the El Portal Fire burning near Yosemite National Park, California, on Sunday, July 27.
The week in 33 photos – Rebel fighters execute two men on Friday, July 25, in Binnish, near Idlib, Syria. They reportedly were charged by an Islamic religious court with the crimes of detonating several car bombs.
The week in 33 photos – President Barack Obama greets the crowd after speaking about the economy on Wednesday, July 30, at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri.
The week in 33 photos – Cats play on a meadow in Sehnde, Germany, on Saturday, July 26.
The week in 33 photos – Police block a road leading to the House of Representatives during President Benigno Aquino's annual State of the Nation address on Monday, July 28, in Manila, Philippines. Thousands protested the Disbursement Allocation Program, a $3.34 billion fund to boost public spending that reports claim went to Aquino allies instead.
The week in 33 photos – People walk around inside a partially inflated hot air balloon at the 32nd annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, on Sunday, July 27, in Readington, New Jersey.
The week in 33 photos – Yeoman Sgt. Bob Loughlin admires an installation entitled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" by artist Paul Cummins on Monday, July 28. Set up in the moat at the Tower of London, the installation is made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies representing Allied victims from World War I.
The week in 33 photos – The Prince of Wales meets one of the residents of the St John and St Anne Almshouse in the town of Oakham in England on Monday, July 28.
The week in 33 photos – People walk through crop circles at cornfield near Raisting, Germany, on Monday, July 28.
The week in 33 photos – Cadets attend a swearing-in ceremony in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Friday, July 25. The cadets were sworn in as Jersey City Fire Department firefighters.
The week in 33 photos – Onlookers watch a fire at the Eastbourne Pier in Eastbourne, England, on Wednesday, July 30.
The week in 33 photos – Children attend an anniversary celebration of the Red Army Foundation in Juba, South Sudan, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
The week in 33 photos – A child walks toward the shore of the Mediterranean Sea at Malagueta Beach in Malaga, Spain, on Sunday, July 27.
The week in 33 photos – Two women take a dip in the "Bog Jacuzzi" after taking part in the Irish Bog Snorkeling championship on Sunday, July 27, in Dungannon, Northern Ireland.
The week in 33 photos – Chinese paramilitary police officers take a pledge to ensure security during the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, on Tuesday, July 29.
The week in 33 photos – Anti-riot police officers use water cannons to disperse protesters attempting to reach the Philippine Congress in Quezon City, Philippines, on Monday, July 28, during the state of the nation address by President Benigno Aquino.
The week in 33 photos – Contestants ride goats and sheep during a race to celebrate a festival in Fengshan, Guizhou province, China, on Saturday, July 26.
The week in 33 photos – Photographs of victims of the Bashar al-Assad regime are displayed as a Syrian Army defector known as "Caesar," center, appears in disguise to speak before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The briefing is called "Assad's Killing Machine Exposed: Implications for U.S. Policy" in Washington on Thursday, July 31. "Caesar" was apparently a witness to al-Assad's brutality and has smuggled more than 50,000 photographs depicting the torture and execution of more than 10,000 dissidents.
The week in 33 photos – An employee sews a doll's hair to its head inside the toy factory in Buenos Aires on Monday, July 28.
The week in 33 photos – North Korean girls in similar bathing suits stand under a shower at the Songdowon International Children's Camp on Tuesday, July 29 in Wonsan, North Korea.