Pop star Olivia Rodrigo speaks at the beginning of the daily briefing at the White House, in Washington, D.C., on July 14, 2021. Rodrigo was at the White House to make a video to promote COVID-19 vaccinations. # Susan Walsh / AP
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Best Photos of the Week

Protests in Cuba, flash floods in Europe, fires in California and celebrations in Rome after Italy win Euro 2020: the most striking images from around the world this week

Tim O’Connell of Zwingle, Iowa, rides Arbitrator Joe during the rodeo as the Calgary Stampede gets under way following a year off due to COVID-19 restrictions, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on July 9, 2021. Todd Korol / Reuters

A Highland calf stands with its mother on the third day of the 162nd Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate, England, on July 15, 2021. Ian Forsyth / Getty

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Fire burns along a power pole as the Sugar Fire tears through central Doyle. Photograph: Noah Berger/AP

Asylum-seeking migrant families arrive at the bank of the Rio Grande river on an inflatable raft after crossing into the US from Mexico. Photograph: Go Nakamura/Reuters

A woman attempts to move in a flooded street following heavy rains in Liege. Photograph: Bruno Fahy/Belga/AFP/Getty Images

A flatbed truck transports a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from the Market Street Park in Charlottesville. Initial plans to remove the statue four years ago sparked the infamous ‘Unite the Right’ rally in which 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Police cars are overturned in the street during a demonstration against Cuban president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, in Havana. Thousands of Cubans took part in rare protests this week against the communist government, marching through a town chanting ‘down with the dictatorship’ and ‘we want liberty’.

Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images

German actors Lars Eidinger as Jedermann (Everyman) and Edith Clever as Tod (Death) perform onstage during a rehearsal of “Jedermann” by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, in Salzburg, Austria, on July 14, 2021, ahead of the 2021 Salzburger Festspiele. Barbara Gindl / APA / AFP / Getty

Fireworks light up the Eiffel Tower as part of the annual Bastille Day celebrations on July 14, 2021, in Paris, France. Kiran Ridley / Getty

Italy’s national football team parades with the Euro 2020 trophy on a double-decker bus in Rome, Italy, on July 12, 2021, a day after Italy won the Euro 2020 final football match against England. Tiziana Fabi / AFP / Getty

Virgin Galactic’s rocket-powered passenger spaceplane VSS Unity, carrying Richard Branson and crew, begins its ascent to the edge of space above Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, on July 11, 2021. Virgin Galactic via Reuters

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