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Topshots of the Week (25 June - 1 July, 2022)
Selection of some of the most striking photographs taken by AFP photojournalists this past week (25 June to July 1st).
Turquoise water is seen in a large melt hole on the top of an iceberg in the Disko bay, Ilulissat, western Greenland, on June 29, 2022. The icebergs originates from Jakobshavn glacier (Sermeq Kujalleq), the most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. The massive icebergs that detach from the glacier float for years in the waters in front of the fjord before being carried south by ocean currents.
Odd ANDERSEN / AFP
People walk amid a sandstorm at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, on a summer day in Allahabad on June 28, 2022.
SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP
A mud-covered farmer with rice seedling on his head smiles in a rice paddy field during "National Paddy Day", which marks the start of the annual rice planting season, in Tokha village on the outskirts of Kathmandu on June 29, 2022.
PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP
This picture taken in Hong Kong on June 29, 2022 shows buildings displaying slogans as people visit a public pier next to Victoria Harbour ahead of the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China which falls on July 1.
DALE DE LA REY / AFP
Indigenous people march carrying an Ecuadorean national flag towards the Carondelet Presidential Palace, in Quito, on June 27, 2022. Indigenous protesters in Ecuador vowed Monday to continue a disruptive country-wide protest against high living costs, rejecting a fuel price cut announced by the government as insufficient and "insensitive."
MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP
Protesters walk past a mural reading "there's always hope" during a demonstration in downtown Los Angeles on June 26, 2022, two days after the US Supreme Court released a decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, striking down the right to abortion.
APU GOMES / AFP
A participant faces riot policemen wearing a rainbow flag during a Pride march in Istanbul, on June 26, 2022. Turkish police forcibly intervened in a Pride march in Istanbul, detaining dozens of demonstrators and an AFP photographer, AFP journalists on the ground said. The governor's office had banned the march around Taksim Square in the heart of Istanbul but protesters gathered nearby under heavy police presence earlier than scheduled.
KEMAL ASLAN / AFP