Pictures of the Week: July 20 – July 27

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David Gray–Reuters
July 25, 2012. Swimmers attend a training session at the main pool of the Aquatics Centre before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London.

From drought-cracked earth in Yemen and massive floods in China to violent protests in California and Olympic preparation in London, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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