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Pictures of the Week: July 19, 2013

The Denver Post Pictures of the Week is a photo blog that gathers the strongest photojournalism from around the world. A diver trains on the 3-meter springboard at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, July 19, 2013. Competition begins Saturday.

A relative mourns the death of her niece, who died after consuming contaminated meals given to children at a school on Tuesday at Chapra district in the eastern Indian state of Bihar July 18, 2013. The Indian government announced on Thursday it would set up an inquiry into the quality of  given to school pupils in a nationwide free meal scheme after at least 23 children died in one of the deadliest outbreaks of mass  in years.

A man accused by the Congolese Army of being a spy of rebels of the M23 movement is tied and taken away on July 16, 2013 in Munigi on the outskirts of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of the . The army in the Democratic Republic of  pursued an offensive against rebels of the M23 movement to protect the North Kivu provincial capital of Goma. M23, a movement launched by Tutsi defectors from the army who accuse the Kinshasa government of reneging on a 2009 peace deal, last year occupied Goma for 10 days before pulling out under international pressure.

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A Humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia, on July 16, 2013. Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrate annually from the Antarctic Peninsula to peek into the Colombian Pacific Ocean coast, with an approximate distance of 8,500 km, to give birth and nurse their young. Humpback whales have a life cycle of 50 years or so and are about 18 meters long. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/Luis ROBAYO #

A fisherman wades in Chaohu Lake, covered in blue-green algae, in Chaohu city

A fisherman wades in Chaohu Lake, covered in blue-green algae, in Chaohu city, Anhui province, July 19, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily

An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq

An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq July 18, 2013. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spent about 40 minutes with half a dozen refugees who vented their frustration at the international community’s failure to end Syria’s more than two-year-old civil war, while visiting the camp that holds roughly 115,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan about 12 km (eight miles) from the Syrian border. REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool

APTOPIX South Africa Mandela

A young member of the Maitibolo Cultural Troupe, who came to dance for well-wishers in honor of Nelson Mandela, poses for well-wishers in front of a placard of Mandela, outside the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Sunday, July 14, 2013. South Africa’s radio broadcaster Eyewitness News reported on Sunday that former president Thabo Mbeki said on Saturday that he expects Nelson Mandela to soon be discharged from the hospital to recuperate at home. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

APTOPIX Spain San Fermin

Revelers are pushed by a bull at the end of last running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona Spain on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises.” (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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An Egyptian young girl reacts as she is sprayed water on her face during a rally of supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on July 15, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. A top US official pressed Egypt’s interim leaders for a return to elected government after the army ousted Morsi, whose supporters massed to rally for his return. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

See all the pictures from this week here

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