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The week in 33 photos

Updated 10:31 AM ET, Fri August 8, 2014
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A Palestinian boy waits for treatment at a hospital in Beit Lahia after being wounded during an early morning airstrike at a school-turned-shelter in northern Gaza on Wednesday, July 30. The United Nations blamed Israel for the attack after Israel launched a ground operation in Gaza on Thursday, July 17, after a 10-day campaign of airstrikes failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities. MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images
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. GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images
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. SHENG LI/Reuters/Landov
A nurse from Liberia prepares to disinfect the visitor waiting area at the ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia on Monday, July 28. American doctor Kent Brantly is being quarantined in the hospital's isolation unit after contracting the Ebola virus. The deadliest Ebola outbreak on record is centered in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, where authorities have been working to contain the virus. AHMED JALLANZO/EPA/Landov
A long exposure image shows the El Portal Fire burning near Yosemite National Park, California, on Sunday, July 27. STUART PALLEY/EPA/Landov
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. AMR RADWAN AL-HOMSI/AFP/Getty Images
President Barack Obama greets the crowd after speaking about the economy on Wednesday, July 30, at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. Charlie Riedel/AP
Cats play on a meadow in Sehnde, Germany, on Saturday, July 26. Julian Stratenschulte/DPA/AP
The body of a victim killed in a gas explosion from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is carried from the rubble on Friday, August 1. The explosion killed several people and injured hundreds more. Stringer/AP
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. Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images
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. Mel Evans/AP
Iraqi Shiites clean the grave of a relative at one of the world's biggest cemeteries in the holy city of Najaf on Tuesday, July 29, during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images
A man with his dog looks at damage caused by shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine, on July 29. The ongoing crisis in the Ukraine has garnered international attention, especially as it has hampered the investigation over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
Firefighters work near an open drain on the UCLA campus, which was flooded by a broken water main in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29. JONATHAN ALCORN/Reuters/Landov
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. Oli Scarff/Getty Images
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. Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire
First responders work the scene of a single engine Piper Cherokee plane crash at Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida, on Sunday, July 27. A 9-year-old girl and her father were struck by the plane walking along a Florida beach. The father died at the scene, and the girl succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday, July 29. Sarasota County Sheriff's Office/Reuters/Landov
People walk through crop circles at cornfield near Raisting, Germany, on Monday, July 28. KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images
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. AP
Onlookers watch a fire at the Eastbourne Pier in Eastbourne, England, on Wednesday, July 30. Mark Dimmock/Rex/REX USA
Children attend an anniversary celebration of the Red Army Foundation in Juba, South Sudan, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. SAMIR BOL/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistanis take a fairground ride during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Tuesday, July 29. FAISAL MAHMOOD/REUTERS/LANDOV
A child walks toward the shore of the Mediterranean Sea at Malagueta Beach in Malaga, Spain, on Sunday, July 27. JON NAZCA/REUTERS/LANDOV
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. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
Chinese paramilitary police officers take a pledge to ensure security during the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, on Tuesday, July 29. AP
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. DENNIS M. SABANGAN/EPA/Landov
A Muslim man has kohl applied to his eyelid at a mosque as he arrives for Eid al-Ftir mass prayers, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday, July 29. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS/LANDOV
Pieces of wreckage litter a rooftop after a TransAsia Airways plane crashed on the island Penghu, off the coast of Taiwan, on Friday, July 25. PICHI CHUANG/REUTERS/LANDOV
Contestants ride goats and sheep during a race to celebrate a festival in Fengshan, Guizhou province, China, on Saturday, July 26. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS/LANDOV
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 Washington Times/LANDOV
An employee sews a doll's hair to its head inside the toy factory in Buenos Aires on Monday, July 28. MARCOS BRINDICCI/REUTERS/LANDOV
Children play with plastic guns as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, July 29. Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images
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. Wong Maye-E/AP