The 15 best pictures from around the world this week

June 24 – June 30, 2023

Life returned to normal in the Russian capital after the abortive coup mounted by mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, riot police faced off against demonstrators reacting to the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old driver in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, and Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha. In the world of sports, disabled swimmers took part in a test event ahead of the Asian Games in Hangzhou.

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by the Associated Press in the past week.

The selection was curated by AP photo editor Subramoney Iyer in New Delhi, India.

Mexico's Karla Ortiz falls during the women's 64kg weightlifting final round of the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, El Salvador, Sunday, June 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Mexico’s Karla Ortiz falls during the women’s 64kg weightlifting final round of the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, El Salvador, Sunday, June 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Disabled swimmers take part in a test event at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Aquatic Sports Arena, the venue for swimming events during the upcoming Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, Thursday, June 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan )

Disabled swimmers take part in a test event at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Aquatic Sports Arena, the venue for swimming events during the upcoming Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, Thursday, June 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan )

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