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

image source, PATRICK T FALLON / AFPimage captionFire fighters had to battle to protect ancient trees after wildfires burned through the Trail of 100 Giants in the Sequoia National Forest, California.image source, Georg Wendt / DPA / Alamyimage captionGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts as she feeds Australian lorises at Marlow Bird Park.image source, MIGUEL MEDINA / AFPimage captionA model wears a creation from Roberto Cavalli's women's spring-summer 2022 collection during Milan Fashion Week.image source, Biju Boro / AFPimage captionSeized rhino horns are burned in an anti-poaching drive to mark World Rhino Day, near the Kaziranga National Park in Bokakhat, India.image source, MICHELE CATTANI / AFPimage captionThree women walk through a sandstorm during the Cure Salee festival in Ingall, northern Niger. Thousands of people from nomadic herding communities attend the three-day festival which takes place at the end of the rainy season in September.image source, PAUL RATJE / AFPimage captionA US Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas. Images like this have sparked an investigation in the US.image source, ALAIN JOCARD / AFPimage captionFrench tightrope walker Nathan Paulin performs on a 70m (229ft)-high slackline, spanning 670m between the Eiffel Tower and the Theatre National de Chaillot. The stunt was part of the 38th European Heritage Days event and the launch of the Cultural Olympiad in Paris.image source, BULENT KILIC / AFPimage captionSchoolgirls arrive at a gender-segregated school in Kabul, Afghanistan.image source, CARLOS OSORIO / Reutersimage captionCanada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an election campaign stop in Aurora, Ontario. Trudeau's Liberal Party narrowly won Canada's election, but it failed to secure a majority of seats.image source, TOBY MELVILLE / Reutersimage captionA woman wearing clothing made from dried flowers attends the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London. The event was delayed from its usual spring dates because of lockdown restrictions.

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