A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.
image copyrightMoney Sharma / AFPimage captionA group of tourists pose at the Taj Mahal after it reopened to visitors following the easing of Covid restrictions in Agra.image copyrightChris Jackson / Reutersimage captionQueen Elizabeth attends a ceremony marking her official birthday, at Windsor Castle. The Trooping the Colour parade was scaled back due to Covid restrictions. Traditionally, the event is celebrated with a military parade near Buckingham Palace.image copyrightSteve Parsons / PA Mediaimage captionLiberal Democrat leader Ed Davey knocks over a wall of blue bricks at Chesham, Buckinghamshire, to celebrate a by-election victory in Chesham and Amersham. The party overturned a 16,000 majority in a seat that has always voted Conservative.image copyrightAdriano Machado / Reutersimage captionUinatam Pataxo, a member of the Pataxo tribe, looks on during a protest for land demarcation, and against President Jair Bolsonaro's government, in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil.image copyrightKevin Lamarque / Reutersimage captionUS President Joe Biden (left) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin meet for the US-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland. The presidents said they were pleased with the talks, which lasted around three hours.image copyrightPhill Magakoe / AFPimage captionPeople dig for what they believe to be diamonds after the discovery of unidentified stones at KwaHlathi village in South Africa. The treasure seekers arrived after a man dug up a crystal-like stone in an open field. The stone has yet to be analysed by geological experts, and authorities have asked people to leave the site so that a proper investigation can be carried out.image copyrightSpasiyana Sergieva / Reutersimage captionIsrael's Linoy Ashram performs during a final at the 2021 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Varna, Bulgaria.image copyrightMarton Monus / Reutersimage captionSilhouettes of demonstrators are seen in Budapest as they march around the Hungarian parliament to protest against Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the latest anti-LGBT law. Hungary's ruling nationalist party has submitted legislation to ban content it sees as promoting homosexuality and gender change to minors.image copyrightMike Segar / Reutersimage captionA giant American flag flies from George Washington Bridge on Flag Day in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Flag Day commemorates the day the Continental Congress approved the design of the US national flag on 14 June, 1777.image copyrightPeter Byrne / PA Mediaimage captionA captive-bred hazel dormouse is held by a member of the People's Trust for Endangered Species, before it is released in a secret location in Lancashire. The initiative aims to save the species from extinction in the UK by releasing 1,000 dormice.
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