A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

image copyrightFrancis Mascarenhas / Reutersimage captionWomen offer prayers, and tie threads around a banyan tree during the festival of Vat Purnima in Mumbai, Indiaimage copyrightDaniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via Reuters image captionUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an armoured vehicle of the new Ranger Regiment during a visit to mark Armed Forces Week, at the Aldershot Garrison.image copyrightAlbert Gea / Reutersimage captionThe first festival of human towers since the start of the coronavirus pandemic took place in the medieval city of Valls in Spain. Numbers in the towers were limited to 50. Before the pandemic, the towers could see ten times that number.image copyrightPeter Nicholls / Reutersimage captionMembers of the Royal Collection Trust staff pose with a portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh by Ralph Heimans, which forms part of the Prince Philip: A Celebration display in Windsor Castle.image copyrightClodagh Kilcoyne / Reutersimage captionLaura Griffin, a PHD student in Wildlife, Ecology and Behaviour at University College Dublin, lets a days-old fallow deer fawn out of its weighing bag during an annual stock take of Phoenix Park's new-born fallow deer fawns in Dublin, Ireland.image copyrightOgnen Teofilovski / Reutersimage captionCelebrating the summer solstice at the Kokino megalithic observatory, near the city of Kumanovo, North Macedonia.image copyrightFrancis R Malasig / EPA image captionHomeless families rest inside a gymnasium turned into a shelter in Manila. The capital of the Philippines, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, is celebrating its 450th founding anniversary this year.image copyrightSteve Parsons / PA Mediaimage captionFred Cobbett, 96, and his wife, Monica, 92, celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary with a renewal of their vows at Fred's care home in West Byfleet, Surrey, England. Due to Monica living separately from Fred's care home, they have been apart because of the pandemic in recent months, but they are now able to see each other again a couple of times a week.image copyrightLaurent Gillieron / EPAimage captionSevere weather conditions led to the River Ruhault flooding in Switzerland, causing significant damage in Cressier.image copyrightAyhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency via Getty Imagesimage captionA super moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon near Athens in Greece.

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