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Topshots of the Week (15-21 July, 2023)


Selection of some of the most striking photographs taken by AFP photojournalists this past week (15-21 July, 2023).


AFP picture by Louisa Gouliamaki - Wildfires in Greece

People stand in front of a forest fire in New Peramos, near Athens, on July 19, 2023. Extreme heat was forecast across the globe on July 19, 2023, as wildfires raged and health warnings were in place in parts of Asia, Europe and North America. Firefighters battled blazes in parts of Greece and the Canary Islands, while Spain issued heat alerts and some children in Italy's Sardinia were told to stay away from sports.

AFP picture by Adrian Dennis - Carlos Alcaraz Wimbledon

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz reacts to winning a game against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles final tennis match on the last day of the 2023 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 16, 2023.
© Adrian DENNIS / AFP

AFP picture by Ronda Churchill - Death Valley California heat wave

A heat advisory sign is shown along US highway 190 during a heat wave in Death Valley National Park in Death Valley, California, on July 16, 2023. Tens of millions of Americans braced for more sweltering temperatures Sunday as brutal conditions threatened to break records due to a relentless heat dome that has baked parts of the country all week. By the afternoon of July 15, 2023, California's famous Death Valley, one of the hottest places on Earth, had reached a sizzling 124F (51C), with Sunday's peak predicted to soar as high as 129F (54C). Even overnight lows there could exceed 100F (38C).
© Ronda Churchill / AFP

AFP picture by Luis Tato - Nairobi Kenya protest

Opposition supporters hold sticks and stones as they demonstrate against the high cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya on July 19, 2023. Kenya braced on July 19, 2023 for a new round of protests despite the government warning it would not tolerate further unrest after earlier demonstrations turned violent with more than a dozen people killed.
© Luis TATO / AFP

AFP picture by Marco Bertorello - Tour de France French Alps

The pack of riders cycles during the 18th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 184 km between Moutiers and Bourg-en-Bresse, in the French Alps, on July 20, 2023.

AFP picture by Valerie Macon - Rosario Dawson Hollywood strike

US Actress Rosario Dawson walks with members of the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild on a picket line outside of Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California, on July 17, 2023. Tens of thousands of Hollywood actors went on strike at midnight July 13, 2023, effectively bringing the giant movie and television business to a halt as they join writers in the first industry-wide walkout for 63 years.
© Valerie MACON / AFP

AFP picture by Ahmad al-Rubaye - Iraq protest Sweden Koran

Iraqi riot police try to disperse supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gathering for a protest outside the Swedish embassy in Baghdad on July 20, 2023. Protesters set fire to Sweden's embassy in the Iraqi capital early on July 20 ahead of a planned burning of a Koran in Sweden. Swedish authorities approved an assembly to be held later on July 20 outside the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm, where organisers plan to burn a copy of the Koran as well as an Iraqi flag.

AFP picture by Marty Melville - Hannah Wilkinson New Zealand FIFA Women's World Cup

New Zealand's forward #17 Hannah Wilkinson celebrates her team winning the Australia and New Zealand 2023 Women's World Cup Group A football match between New Zealand and Norway at Eden Park in Auckland on July 20, 2023.