Highlights of the Week in Photos: Focus on Europe and Africa

by Ryan Lee
Week in Pictures

July 7-13, 2023

This week, U.S. President Joe Biden embarked on a European visit, including a meeting with King Charles III and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, followed by a NATO summit attendance in Lithuania. In other events, a volcano in Iceland erupted while Europe grappled with an intense summer heatwave. In Kenya, protests erupted over the rising cost of living. On the sporting front, the second week of the Tour de France concluded.

The gallery below features some of the most striking images from the past week, captured or published by photographers from Big Big News, focusing on Europe and Africa.

The photo collection was assembled by Eloy Martin, a photo editor based in Spain.

An officer from a special Ukrainian police unit stumbles while firing a D-30 cannon towards Russian positions at the front line near Kreminna, in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, on Friday, July 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)

U.S. President Joe Biden inspects the royal guards with Britain’s King Charles III during a welcome ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on Monday, July 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

On Tuesday, July 11, 2023, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic plays against Russia’s Andrey Rublev in a men’s singles match on the ninth day of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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A confrontation between protesters throwing stones and police officers using tear gas in the Mathare neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, took place on Wednesday, July 12, 2023. (AP Photo)

From left, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, United States President Joe Biden, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana during a NATO-Ukraine Council meeting at the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Wednesday, July 12, 2023. The leaders launched a significant new forum for ties with Ukraine after promising more military aid to counter Russian aggression but providing only broad assurances of future membership. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

A man takes a leap into the sea from a breakwater on a sweltering day in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, July 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

In Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany, locals cool off at a public pool on a warm Saturday, July 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

During the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain, individuals ran through the streets alongside fighting bulls and steers on the second day of the running of the bulls, Saturday, July 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

During the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race, the group of riders pass a sunflower field on their 180-kilometer (112-mile) journey starting in Clermont-Ferrand and ending in Moulins, France, on Wednesday, July 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

In Potocari, Bosnia, on Sunday, July 9, 2023, a Muslim man mourns beside the coffin of his relative, a victim of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. The recently identified remains of 30 victims from Europe’s only recognized genocide since World War II arrived at the Potocari Memorial center, where they were buried on July 11. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur exults after defeating Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina in their women’s singles match on the tenth day of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on Wednesday, July 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Lava is seen spewing from a fissure in the Fagradalsfjall volcano near the Litli-Hrútur mountain, approximately 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland, on Monday, July 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Marco Di Marco)

Following a meeting in London, U.S. President Joe Biden and Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak leave 10 Downing Street on Monday, July 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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What events are highlighted in the Week in Pictures from Europe and Africa?

The highlighted events in the Week in Pictures from Europe and Africa include U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit to Europe, meetings with King Charles III and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the NATO summit in Lithuania, a volcanic eruption in Iceland, sweltering summer heat in Europe, protests over the rising cost of living in Kenya, and the ongoing Tour de France.

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PhotoLover23 July 17, 2023 - 2:08 pm

incredible shots from the past week! from the intense clashes in kenya to the stunning landscapes of iceland and the excitement of the tour de france, these photos tell powerful stories. kudos to the photographers!

JohnSmith87 July 17, 2023 - 5:18 pm

wow, these pics rly capture the week in europe & africa. prez biden meetin king charles n pm sunak, volcano in iceland, hot hot summer, protests in kenya, tour de france! so much happnin!

TravelBug July 17, 2023 - 5:46 pm

love seeing the mix of political events, sports, and natural wonders! prez biden’s european tour, the beauty of wimbledon, the heatwave in europe, and the dramatic eruption in iceland. great collection of images!

CyclingEnthusiast July 17, 2023 - 6:38 pm

thrilling to see the tour de france shots! the energy, the athleticism, and the stunning backdrop of the french countryside. can’t wait to see who comes out on top!

SocialJusticeWarrior July 18, 2023 - 12:23 am

important to see the protests in kenya getting coverage. people standing up for their rights against rising costs. these images highlight the resilience and determination of the people. solidarity!


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