Week in pictures: 17-23 July 2021

Week in pictures: 17-23 July 2021

7/24/2021 3:28:00 AM

Week in pictures: 17-23 July 2021

A selection of powerful images taken around the world this week.

image copyrightPrakash Singh / AFPimage captionIn Delhi, members of India's Congress Party workers' wing are detained by security personnel during a demonstration against the government over alleged spyware surveillance. According to media reports, activists, journalists and lawyers around the world have been targeted with phone malware sold to authoritarian governments by an Israeli surveillance firm.

Morocco bans UK flights due to Covid cases rising Covid-19: Thousands prosecuted over London transport mask rules Pfizer has secret government contracts for COVID vaccines

image copyrightJohn Wessels / AFPimage captionSenegalese Muslims from the Layene community perform a prayer during Tabaski, in Dakar. Celebrated around the world as Eid al-Adha, the annual event is Senegal's biggest festival of the year.image copyright

Blue Origin / ZUMA Press Wire / Shutterstockimage captionBillionaire Jeff Bezos and three other passengers blast into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard, near Van Horn, Texas. The capsule reached a maximum altitude of around 107km (351,210ft) before starting its descent, parachuting down to a soft landing in the west Texas desert. headtopics.com

image copyrightJane Barlow / PA Mediaimage captionCameron Smith explores Stalactite Cave, which forms part of a network of caves under the Arbroath cliffs on the Angus coast of Scotland.image copyrightPaqui Sanchez / EPAimage captionMigrants rest after climbing over the border fence to Melilla, a Spanish enclave adjacent to Morocco.

image copyrightAndrew Matthews / AFPimage captionThe Changing of the Guard ceremony is performed at Windsor Castle, for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.All pictures are subject to copyright. Read more: BBC News (UK) »

Sir David Amess: Boris Johnson pays tribute to MP who was killed - BBC News

Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed to death while meeting constituents in Essex.

DawnButlerSpeaksForMe When director Julia Ducournau was asked why her film Titane won the top award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, she replied: 'Because I am beautiful and my film has a lot of sex in it'.

The week in wildlife – in picturesThe best of this week’s wildlife pictures, including a bear cub, a released howler seal and hot dogs

Southampton mother jailed after shaking her six-week-old son to deathChelsea Cuthbertson, 28, of Southampton, Hants, was jailed after shaking six-week old Malakai Watts, causing him to suffer a deadly head injury and left him needing life-support. Doesn’t she know that’s not how you’re supposed to be taking care of a child? Son of a Bit...😡 9 years!

Heat record set for third time in one week — but thunderstorms loomMet Office warns householders to weight things down in gardens because of high winds when I click on a notification from you, I wonder why bover. Slow to load, freezes, stops at adverts, which can misdirect. I can actually see a headline notification from you and get the full information/story elsewhere online, b4 your notification downloads. 🤷🏽‍♀️.

Global chip shortage hits GM as automaker halts production on pickup trucks for a weekAssembly plants will temporarily halt from Monday

Police confirm body of 'young male' found by shore a week after boy lost at seaPolice searching for missing 14-year-old Matthew Sherrington confirmed the body of a young male has tragically been found near the shoreline at Steetley Pier in Hartlepool 💔🕯️

NHS Covid app sends record 618,903 into isolation with pings in ONE WEEKOVER 600,000 Brits were told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid-19 App in a WEEK, according to NHS figures. A record 618,903 alerts were sent to users of the app in England and Wales in the week up … Just delete the app then. Simple YAY! It's working MrHarryCole The app isn’t the problem is it. Covid transmission is. The Sun like to present it as the problem as they want any semblance of protection stripped away - with footfall and advertising the only thing in their minds.