The week in pictures

Top images from around the world for the week of June 17-23.

Top images from around the world for the week of June 17-23

It's almost the end of the school year for children in Canada and around the world. These kids are wearing gowns and mortarboards as they graduate from kindergarten in Handan, China, on Tuesday. Here's a look at the some of this week's top pictures from around the world. 

(China Daily/Reuters)

World's Ugliest Dog

Shirley Zindler lifts up the jowls of Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday in Petaluma, Calif. Martha was the winner of the event. 

(Eric Risberg/Associated Press)

Indigenous celebration

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau receives a traditional Métis sash during an event Wednesday announcing the creation of a new space for Indigenous Peoples, across from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The space will be dedicated to Inuit, Métis and First Nations communities.

(Chris Wattie/Reuters)

Unknown soldier

Russian President Vladimir Putin places flowers as part of a wreath-laying ceremony to the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in pouring rain, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, marking the 76th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.

(Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Associated Press)

The Disappeared

Chairs bearing portraits of people who went missing during the 1980s sit empty in a ceremony marking the National Day of the Disappeared in Guatemala City on Wednesday. According to human rights groups, more than 40,000 people were "disappeared" during Guatemala's 36 years of internal conflict.

(Moises Castillo/Associated Press)

Dining in Douma

Girls break their fast during an Iftar organized by Adaleh Foundation in the rebel-held besieged town of Douma, east of Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday. Iftar occurs when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast with a meal at sunset.

(Bassam Khabieh/Reuters)

Deep dive

A man jumps from a bridge into the Limmat river during a heatwave in Zurich on Wednesday.

(Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)


Firefighters protect themselves as a Canadair firefighting plane drops its load on a wildfire in Vale da Ponte, Pedrograo Grande, in Central Portugal on Tuesday. The huge forest fire killed at least 64 people and injured 135 more, with many trapped in their cars by the flames in what Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years."

(Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

Waiting to register

Afghan refugees wait for eye scans at the UNHCR registration centre in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday ahead of the World Refugee Day. A record 370,000 Afghans left Pakistan last year, surging from 55,000 the year before.

(Abdul Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)

Grand entrance

Members of band Marianas Trench arrive at the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday. A Tribe Called Red — featuring Yasiin Bey, Narcy and Black Bear — won video of the year, and musician Drake was declared most buzzworthy Canadian.

(Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Trooping the colour

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte during the Trooping of the Colour, Queen's 91st birthday parade on Horse Guards Parade, in central London on Saturday. The annual event celebrated the Queen's 91st birthday.

(Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA)

London protest

A police officer squares off with a demonstrator during a protest in Parliament Square in central London on Wednesday. Hundreds of demonstrators marched on Parliament and Downing Street on the 'Day of Rage' in London in a protest against Theresa May and the Grenfell Tower fire.

(Marko Djurica/Reuters)

Cosby's mistrial

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby, centre, departs his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Penn., on Saturday. A judge was forced to declare a mistrial because a deadlocked jury unable to reach a unanimous verdict, but prosecutors say they will retry him.

(Charles Mostoller/Reuters) (Charles Mostoller/Reuters)

Summer solstice

A druid waits for the sun to set during the summer solstice festival at Stonehenge, Salisbury, in the U.K. on Tuesday. The annual festival attracts hundreds of people to the 5,000-year-old stone circle to mark the longest day in the northern hemisphere.

(Kim Ludbrook/EPA)

White Sands storm

A storm moves in over a couple visiting White Sands National Monument on Wednesday, near Alamogordo, N.M. Temperatures in the area reached higher than 40 Cel as the area was gripped by a heatwave. 

(Eric Gay/Associated Press) (The Associated Press)