From the beautiful matches of the world cup in Brazil, to the welcoming of the holy month of Ramadan, along with what is happening in Iraq, Belgium and the rest part of the world, POW delivers you the best photos of this week.
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A Palestinian boy reads the Quran, Islam’s holy book, in the Al-Omari mosque in Gaza City. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. (Hatem Moussa / AP) Relatives mourn Ibrahim al-Arqan, a Palestinian member of Hamas’ armed wing who died after an explosion caused the collapse of a tunnel the group had dug close to the border with Israel, in Gaza City. (Mohammed Salem / Reuters) Andy Coulson, the former News of The World editor, departs the Old Bailey, London’s main criminal court, after the jury was discharged in his phone hacking trial. Coulson was found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones, but the jury was unable to come to a verdict on two additional charges. The trial — one of the longest and most expensive in British history — was triggered by revelations that the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World had routinely eavesdropped on the voicemails of politicians, celebrities and others. (Ben A. Pruchnie / Getty Images) Members of an Iraqi volunteer force put on their newly issued boots in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has put on hold plans for a counteroffensive to retake Iraqi cities captured by Sunni insurgents in the north and west of the country, instead deploying elite forces in Baghdad to bolster its defenses. Shiite militias who have responded to a cleric’s call to arms also are focusing their efforts on protecting the capital and other Shiite shrines, while Kurdish fighters have grabbed a long-coveted oil rich city outside their self-ruled territory in the name of defending it from the al-Qaida breakaway group leading Sunni extremists in their advance. (Ahmed al-Husseini / AP) A man dressed up as the devil jumps over babies lying on a mattress in the street during ‘El Colacho’, the ‘baby jumping festival’ in the village of Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos. (Cesar Manso / AFP – Getty Images) Members of the group Greenpeace unfurl a giant banner from a crane outside of an EU Summit in Brussels. Greenpeace blamed Europe’s largest energy companies for fueling the EU’s dependence on energy imports. (Michel Euler / AP) A flight attendant wearing a Brazil soccer team jersey demonstrates the emergency mask on an airplane traveling from Kunming to Hangzhou. (Wong Campion / Reuters) Palestinians on beach in Gaza City. (Majdi Fathi / NurPhoto – Corbis) New vehicles park at a Chinese automobile factory in Shenyang, Liaoning province. (Sheng Li / Reuters) A local youth takes a selfie photograph in front of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to St George’s indoor market in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal party are visiting Northern Ireland for three days. (Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images) A child sleeps on the steps of an underpass in Manila. The Philippines’ roaring economy cooled in the first quarter of the year as the impacts of Super Typhoon Haiyan and other natural disasters hit harder than expected, official data showed. (Noel Celis / AFP – Getty Images) A Brazil football fan crosses her fingers as she watches a live telecast of the World Cup round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile inside the FIFA Fan Fest area in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Rodrigo Abd / AP) Uruguay’s Luis Suarez reacts after biting with Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal, Brazil. (Tony Gentile / Reuters) Iran’s goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi fails to save a goal by Argentina’s Lionel Messi (unseen) during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Leonhard Foeger / Reuters) Algerian fans celebrate in Algiers on after Algeria eliminated Russia with a 1-1 draw in a FIFA 2014 World Cup Group H match. (Farouk Batiche / AFP – Getty Images)