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This long-exposure picture taken early on July 23, 2020, shows the Milky Way galaxy rising in the sky above Syrian fighters of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation group while on watch duty between sandbags in the town of Taftanaz along the frontlines in the country's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province. (AFP)
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Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee speaks while holding a lantern containing the Olympic flame during an event to mark one year until the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the National Stadium in Tokyo on July 23, 2020. Japan held subdued celebrations on July 23 to mark one year until the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with the coronavirus pandemic raising stark concerns about whether the Games will go ahead. (AFP)
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An aerial view shows people on a jet-ski enjoying the sea off the beach of koutsounari, near Ierapetra, in the island of Crete, on July 23, 2020. (AFP)
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This handout picture released on July 24, 2020 by Wroclow Zoo shows a critically endangered Sumatran Tiger cub at the Wroclaw Zoo in south-eastern Poland. The tiger cub was born on May 20, 2020 and was presented to the public for the first time this week. (AFP)
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People play during a beach volleyball tournament in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on July 24, 2020, with the Burj Khalifa skyscraper seen in the background. After a painful four-month tourism shutdown that ended earlier in the month, Dubai is billing itself as a safe destination with the resources to ward off coronavirus. The emirate, which had 16.7 million visitors last year, had opened its doors to tourists despite global travel restrictions and the onset of the scorching Gulf summer in the hopes the sector will reboot before high season begins in the last quarter of 2020. (AFP)
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A masked man rides a UFO-shaped toy car at a park in Cali, Colombia on July 24, 2020, before a night curfew starts against the spread of the new coronavirus. (AFP)
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The Pacaya volcano, seen from Cerro Chino in San Vicente Pacaya municipality about 55 km south of Guatemala City, erupts on July 25, 2020. (AFP)
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A mask-clad woman stands on a ring delineating where worshippers be around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic at the almost empty Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, on July 28, 2020, ahead of the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. (AFP)
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An employee works at the PlantLab production hall in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on July 29, 2020. The company grows crops in high-tech cultivation areas, which no longer require daylight and can be grown in stacked layers. (AFP)
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An aerial view shows workers sorting soil for strawberry planters in Dahu township in Maioli county, Taiwan on July 30, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 31 July 2020

Photos of the Week: July 22 - 28

LONDON: Arab News selects some of the most striking images of the week from around the world. Scroll above to see them all...