The week in photos 22/7/11


A look at the week's most striking photos from across the globe


A pair of twin boys had to be rescued by firefighters after becoming trapped on a window grid in Yulin, southern China's Guangxi Province. The two young boys climbed out of the window onto the grid after being left home alone while their parents went to work


Death-defying stunts went on display this week at the Extreme Sports Show, held in Oxford. Here a dirtbike stunt rider drives through fire at top speed.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki oversees the burning of around five tonnes of tusks and ivory which were seized in Singapore in 2002. It came as Kenya marked the 'African Elephant Law Enforcement Day'.

Here a leopard attacks a forest guard at Prakash Nagar village near Salugara, on the outskirts of Siliguri, India. The animal had strayed into the village area and mauled several villagers, including three guards, before being caught by forest officials, according to news reports.


Offering vast views across London, this art installation from creative minds Bompass and Parr has made it possible to sail across Selfridges’ rooftop. The ‘Voyage of Discovery’ exhibition is open until this Sunday and includes a waterfall, dyed green water and 12 small sailing boats

Two players struggle for footing at the World Swamp Soccer championships. The tournament was held in Hyrynsalmi, Finland this week.

Russian military have implemented a plan to fool enemy forces by constructing life-size inflatable replicas of fighting fleet. It is hoped that these distractions will be able to decieve satellite scopes and thermal imagery.


In what was another convincing deception this week, an American blogger spotted that this Apple store in Kunming, China is not in fact genuine. After realising that the iconic Apple logo was not as it should be she also noted that the store was not listed on the tech giant's website. Staff 'all genuinely think they work for Apple' according to the blogger, BirdAbroad


A tunnel under construction collapsed in Dalian leaving 12 workers trapped in the tunnel. No casualties were reported and rescuers have managed to get in contact with the trapped workers.

Green algae continues to spread in waters off China's east coastline, this time swamping Qindao's popular beachside. Although the green algae is not poisonous, it can hinder fisheries industry and tourism in affected area


Beekeeper Wang Dalin wears tens of thousands of bees on his body with goggles and corks up his nose for extra protection.

Previously unseen photos of The Beatles went on auction this week and managed to sell for an astonishing £224,000. Photographer Mike Mitchell snapped the fab four when he was just 18, restoring the photos from February 1964 for a handsome windfall


Vicious flooding hit the Nanjing region of China this week with cars swamped by a tide of water.

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