Events of the week in photos

Events of the week in photos

Revision of the “news Mail.Ru” presents a digest of the most important and bright events from 22 to 28 July 2017 in the photographs of the leading news agencies of Russia and the world.

July 22. Started in Kazan the fifth stage of the Red Bull Air Race. After that, the athletes went to Portugal and Germany. The final will be held in the American state of Indianapolis.

July 22. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused anti-government demonstrators in the arson of a supporter of the authorities in Caracas. During protests in the West was shot dead opposition activist. The total number killed in the current wave of protests in Venezuela amounted to 48 people.

July 23. The main bridges of St. Petersburg — the Annunciation, Palace, Trinity and Foundry — first lit in the afternoon for the rehearsal of the naval parade devoted to Navy Day. The parade will take place on 30 July. It will bring together more than 20 warships and about 5,000 troops.

July 23. In London ended the 8-th world championship in athletics among visually impaired and locomotor system. The championship was attended by 1156 athletes from 100 countries.

July 24. Vatican authorities turned off all the fountains on the square in front of the main Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Peter, and in the gardens behind its walls. The decision was taken due to the fact that the reserves of fresh water in the region of Lazio depleted.

July 24. In Israel, the entrances to the Jerusalem temple mount removed the metal detectors, which provoked large-scale protests from local Arab-Muslim community. They will be replaced by surveillance cameras.

July 25. Striker Kazan “AK Bars” Danis Zaripov, who played last season in the KHL for Magnitogorsk “metallurg”, passed a positive doping test. Player is suspended from participation in competitions until 2019.

July 25. A man with a chainsaw attacked the people in the town of Schaffhausen in Northern Switzerland. Five people were injured, two of them seriously. He was attacked by a 51-year-old Frank Brosis who last week lived in the woods near the city.

July 26. The countries of southern Europe covered by forest fires. The disaster has caused damage to France and Italy, but the most affected Portugal. To bring the situation under control is not yet possible. Also fires are raging in Croatia and Montenegro.

July 26. Senator John McCain made his first appearance in the Senate after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

July 27. In Kiev held a rally in support of ex-Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili. The day before Petro Poroshenko has signed the decree about deprivation of political activist citizenship. During the campaign, supporters of Saakashvili scuffled with police.

July 27. Monsoon rains in India resulted in flooding and the death of 200 people. The most difficult situation is observed in the States of Gujarat, Assam and Rajasthan.

July 28. People give alms to Buddhist monks. It traditionally begins the celebration of the birthday of king Mahi Vajiralongkorn. Frame X turned 65.

July 28. Brilliant comrade Kim Jong-UN visited the Memorial military cemetery to pay tribute to those who died during the Korean war.

Source: Reuters