AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa – June 23-29, 2023

by Madison Thomas

Experience the past week’s most captivating moments through the lens of Big Big News photographers in Europe and Africa. From political unrest in Russia to sports rivalries in Ukraine, these selected images offer a glimpse into the diverse stories that unfolded.

In the fashion capital of Paris, models donned the latest creations from the Dior Menswear Spring/Summer 2024 collection, showcasing the cutting-edge trends for the upcoming season. (Photo: Michel Euler/AP)

Tensions flared in Nanterre, just outside Paris, as clashes erupted between police forces and youths. The tragic death of a teenager named Nahel during a routine traffic check sparked widespread concern and condolences nationwide. To maintain order, a significant police presence was deployed across the Paris region and other major cities. (Photo: Christophe Ena/AP)

On the frontline in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine, a military medic assisted a soldier in reattaching his prosthetic eye after it was dislodged by Russian tank shelling. The harrowing image reflects the grim reality faced by Ukrainian soldiers amidst the ongoing conflict. (Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

In Tallinn, Estonia, people dressed in traditional attire celebrated Midsummer Day, also known as Jaanipaev or St. John’s Day. The festivities took place a few days after the summer solstice and featured captivating dances, honoring cultural traditions. (Photo: Pavel Golovkin/AP)

The Euro 2023 U21 Championship soccer match between Spain and Ukraine saw intense action on the field. Danylo Sikan, representing Ukraine, narrowly missed an opportunity to score against the Spanish team at the Giulesti stadium in Bucharest, Romania. (Photo: Andreea Alexandru/AP)

Amidst the conflict, Ukrainian soldiers retaliated against Russian positions in the Zaporizhzhia region, demonstrating their determination and resilience. (Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

A heartwarming scene unfolded in Wehrheim, Germany, as a one-day-old Icelandic foal basked in the first rays of sunlight, standing proudly next to its mother at a stud farm. (Photo: Michael Probst/AP)

St. Petersburg, Russia, witnessed a stunning spectacle as a brig with scarlet sails sailed gracefully along the Neva River during a rehearsal for the Scarlet Sails festivities, a cherished tradition celebrating school graduation. (Photo: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP)

Italy’s Sandro Tonali embraced his coach Paolo Nicolato at the end of the Euro 2023 U21 Championship soccer match between Italy and Norway at the Cluj Arena stadium in Cluj, Romania, marking a triumphant moment for the Italian team. (Photo: Raed Krishan/AP)

As temperatures soared in the south of England, a woman sought refuge from the heat by sunbathing on the grass near Tower Bridge in London. (Photo: Tony Hicks/AP)

In the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany, a woman enjoyed a serene bike ride along a tranquil road, reveling in the beauty of the surrounding countryside. (Photo: Michael Probst/AP)

During the first day of Eid al-Adha in Istanbul, Turkey, two women visited the majestic Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia mosque, immersing themselves in the cultural significance of the occasion. Muslims worldwide commemorate this day by sacrificing animals to honor the prophet Ibrahim’s unwavering faith. (Photo: Francisco Seco/AP)

Yevgeny Prigozhin, owner of the Wagner Group military company, captured a candid moment while sitting inside a military vehicle, taking a selfie with a local civilian in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The image was taken prior to Prigozhin’s departure from the headquarters of the Southern Military District. (Photo: Anton Sechin/AP)

In Niendorf, northern Germany, the sun painted a picturesque scene as it rose over the Baltic Sea, casting a warm glow on the tranquil waters. (Photo: Michael Probst/AP)

In Voronezh, Russia, an officer, recently graduated from the military, found a moment of joy as he danced with a young woman in a park, celebrating life amidst challenging times. (Photo: Arik Kilanyants/AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech at the Kremlin, expressing gratitude to the units of the Russian Defense Ministry, the Russian National Guard (Rosgvardiya), the Russian Interior Ministry, the Russian Federal Security Service, and the Russian Federal Guard Service for maintaining order and legality during a recent mutiny. (Photo: Sergei Guneyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

An aerial view captured the intensity of the battles in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, where the heaviest fighting occurred between Ukrainian and Russian troops. The image offers a glimpse into the reality faced by those affected by the ongoing conflict. (Photo: Libkos/AP)

For more captivating visuals from around the world, follow AP visual journalism on Instagram (@apnews), AP Images on Twitter (@AP_Images), and explore the AP Images blog (apimagesblog.com).

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What is the AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa?

The AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa is a collection of compelling images captured by AP photographers in the past week, showcasing diverse stories ranging from fashion events in Paris to conflicts in Ukraine.

Who curates the selection of images?

The selection of images is curated by chief photographer Alexander Zemlianichenko in Moscow.

What are some of the highlights from this collection?

Highlights from this collection include models showcasing the Dior Menswear Spring/Summer 2024 collection, clashes between police and youths in Paris, Ukrainian soldiers in the frontline, cultural celebrations in Estonia, and sports matches in Ukraine.

How can I see more pictures from AP visual journalism?

You can explore more pictures from AP visual journalism by following AP on Instagram (@apnews), checking out AP Images on Twitter (@AP_Images), and visiting the AP Images blog (apimagesblog.com).

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PhotographyFan27 July 2, 2023 - 10:22 am

AP always delivers stunning visuals, and dis collection is no exception. da variety of subjects, from fashion to celebrations, keeps me hooked. gonna bookmark da ap images blog 2 stay updated!

SportsLover88 July 2, 2023 - 2:24 pm

as a soccer fan, i’m lovin da shots from da u21 championship match. so much intensity on da field! ap’s coverage is on point. don’t miss out on their twitter feed for more sports action.

JohnDoe82 July 2, 2023 - 9:24 pm

wow, dese fotoz r truly amazin! dats sum powerful journalism right der. kudos 2 da photographers who risk it all 2 bring us da raw stories. gotta check out ap on twitter 4 more!


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