The best photos from around the world this week

The best photos from around the world this week

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Amazon jungle warriors against black loggers, tons of seized cocaine in Peru, the Spasskaya Tower festival in Moscow, a State Duma deputy in the Ice Bucket Challenge global flash mob - see these and many other photos in our selection of the best photos from around the world over the past week.

(Total 20 photos)

The best photos from around the world this week

The best photos from around the world this week

1. Indian schoolgirls in saris rehearse the popular folk dance Thiruvatirakali for a performance at the Onam festival on Teacher's Day. (© AFP)

The best photos from around the world this week

2. 26-year-old Shanghai resident Leng Yuting and her fiancé Riyang staged a wedding photo shoot underwater in Shanghai. They plan to get married next year. (© Johannes Eisele / AFP)

The best photos from around the world this week

3. Members of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon jungle took off the pants of a lumberjack as part of the fight against illegal logging, while the authorities are inactive. (© Reuters / Lunae Parracho)

The best photos from around the world this week

4. Peruvian police burn packages of cocaine seized last week. During a special operation in the city of Trujillo in northern Peru, police seized 7.6 tons of cocaine from drug dealers. It became the largest party in the history of the country. (© Reuters)

The best photos from around the world this week

5. Lightning pierces the sky over high-rise buildings during a thunderstorm in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China. (© Reuters/Stringer)

The best photos from around the world this week

6. Fireworks in the sky over St. Basil's Cathedral during the festival "Spasskaya Tower" in Moscow. This year the festival is dedicated to the centenary of the start of the First World War. (© Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Getty Images)

The best photos from around the world this week

7. A tourist walks along the Manshuk Mametova glacier, about 3,550 meters above sea level, in the Tien Shan mountains outside of Almaty. (© Reuters / Shamil Zhumatov)

The best photos from around the world this week

8. First-year cadets march during the military oath taking ceremony at the Military Academy of Communications in St. Petersburg, September 6, 2014. About 700 cadets were sworn in on Saturday. (© Reuters / Alexander Demyanchuk)

The best photos from around the world this week

9. Former NBA player Yao Ming shakes hands with an artist who presented the athlete with his portrait before a charity game organized by the Yao Foundation in Dongguan, Guangdong province. (© Reuters)

The best photos from around the world this week

10. Cutting boards with the image of Russian President Vladimir Putin are sold in a street store in the center of St. Petersburg. (© Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters)

The best photos from around the world this week

11. Cars stand on a street damaged by heavy rains in the city of Veracruz, Mexico. (© Jonathan Rosas / Reuters)

The best photos from around the world this week

12. State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party Alexei Didenko poured two buckets of ice water on himself at the US consulate in Moscow, taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge global flash mob. The parliamentarian also issued an "icy challenge" to the new US Ambassador to Russia, John Tefft. (© Maxim Zmeev / Reuters)

The best photos from around the world this week

13. A Samsung employee shows a smartphone that can remotely control the WW9000 washing machine at the IFA exhibition in Berlin. (© Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters)

The best photos from around the world this week

14. People are trying to escape during the floods in Srinagar, India. (© Dar Yasin / AP)

The best photos from around the world this week

15. Fearless acrobats from the Breitling Wingwalkers team during a performance at a festive show in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force. (© Reuters)

The best photos from around the world this week

16. The eruption of the volcano Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea. (© AFP)

The best photos from around the world this week

17. A man falls from a pillar covered in fat during the religious feast of Saint Julian, the patron saint of the city of St. Julian's. (© Reuters)

The best photos from around the world this week

18. The first day of the Spasskaya Tower 2014 International Military Music Festival in Moscow. (© Reuters)

The best photos from around the world this week

19. Artists of the Cirque du Soleil show their skills to photographers in London. (© AFP)

The best photos from around the world this week

20. Ganesh Chaturthi Festival in Mumbai, India. (© Reuters)

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