In the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a rebel group called M23 has scored several victories in the past week. Congo's government has accused neighbouring Rwanda of fomenting and supporting the rebellion, which began as a mutiny by former rebels in the government army.
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Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain has been leading the Tour de France bicycle race, which will end on July 22. Above, Wiggins and others ride in Stage 13, which runs from Saint-Paul Trois Chateaux to Le Cap D'Agde, in southern France.
In Madrid, protests erupted against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest a second wave of wage cuts in as many years.
A suicide bombing attack at a police academy in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, killed several cadets and wounded 15 others. Above, Yemeni soldiers march during a funeral procession for the cadets.
Thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo on July 13 in support of
President Mohamed Morsi's call to reconvene parliament. A
military-backed court had ruled that the parliament, which is dominated
by Islamists, should be dissolved.
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Mitt Romney, the US Republican Party's presidential candidate, got a cold reception at a speech he gave at a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) convention. Blacks voted overwhelmingly for Obama over his opponent, John McCain, in 2008.
Heavy rain triggered flash floods and mudslides in southern Japan on July 12, killing nearly two dozen people. Above, cars wade through flood water in Hita, Oita Prefecture.
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The Olympic Flame has been making a 70-day relay before the Summer Olympics begin in London on July 27. The relay involves 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles. Above, the torch passes through Southampton, England.