In Pictures

Week in pictures: 5 - 11 August 2017

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

A man hits a flaming tyre with a stick Image copyright Goran Tomasevic/ Reuters
Image caption In Nairobi, supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga push a flaming tyre. Mr Odinga has said the electoral commission's IT system was hacked to manipulate the provisional election results which indicate a strong lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta. International observers say the poll was largely free and fair.
A baby snow leopard is held next to a needle Image copyright BRITTA PEDERSEN/ Getty Images
Image caption At the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, a baby snow leopard prepares to get his first vaccination. Born on 13 June 2017, the cub still has no name.
The crowd watches a successful wedding proposal taking place between a couple dressed as "Pachucos" during the Quinceanera (15th birthday) of a teenager in downtown Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 5 August 2017. Image copyright Jose Luis Gonzalez/ Reuters
Image caption A crowd watches a successful wedding proposal taking place between a couple dressed as Pachucos during the Quinceanera (15th birthday) of a teenager in downtown Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Alysha Newman of Canada reacts during the Women's Pole Vault Final at the World Athletics Championships in London on 6 August 2017. Image copyright Dylan Martinez/ Reuters
Image caption Alysha Newman of Canada reacts during the Women's Pole Vault Final at the World Athletics Championships in London.
A row of dancers perform with colourful hair over their faces on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh as part of an Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Image copyright David Cheskin/PA
Image caption An act performs on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This year is the 70th anniversary of the festival. It is the largest performing arts festival of its kind, with more than 30,000 performances.
Lots of hot air balloons gather together at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Image copyright Steve Parsons/ PA
Image caption At the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, balloons prepare to take off. As many as 100 balloons participate in regular mass ascents over the four-day festival.
A girl in army wear concentrates on assembling a gun at the 2017 International Army Games. Image copyright Maxim Shemetov/ Reuters
Image caption At the Andreyevsky military polygon outside Tyumen, Russia, a girl assembles her assault rifle. She was preparing the weapon for the Safe Route competition at the 2017 International Army Games.
Performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, march during the Pikachu Outbreak event, 9 August 2017. Image copyright Tomohiro Ohsumi/ Getty Images
Image caption A row of performers dressed as Pikachu march around Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Approximately 1,500 permutations of this character from the Pokemon series appeared around the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area, aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city.
The Great Buddha of Nara at Todaiji Temple is cleaned by monks on pulleys. Image copyright Buddhika Weerasinghe/ Getty Images
Image caption Buddhist monks held their mid-summer ritual cleaning of the Great Buddha statue at Todaiji Temple in Japan. About 150 priests and followers were involved in removing the dust from the mammoth figure.
A goat has a crown placed on its head, 10 August 2017. Image copyright Clodagh Kilcoyne/ Reuters
Image caption The Puck Fair in Killorglin, Ireland, sees locals select a wild goat and crown him King Puck for the duration of the three-day event. This year's king was paraded through the town on Thursday, where he was crowned by the Queen of Puck - an honour bestowed on a local schoolgirl.
A girl looks at a fence covered with pastel ribbons Image copyright Kim Hong-Ji/ Reuters
Image caption In Paju, South Korea, a barbed wire fence near the demilitarised zone separating it from North Korea, is covered with ribbons and inscriptions calling for peace and reunification between the two countries.

All photographs are copyrighted.