Pictures of the Week: July 27 – August 3

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July 27, 2012. Chantel Blunk waits as the flag-draped casket bearing the remains of her husband, Jonathan Blunk, is loaded onto a plane bound for a full military funeral in Denver, Colorado. Jonathan Blunk, Blunk, a five-year U.S. Navy veteran, was killed in the Century 16 shooting massacre in Aurora, Colorado.

From protests in Yemen and a religious festival in Nicaragua to continued fighting in Syria and the summer Olympic games in London, TIME’s photo department presents the best pictures of the week.

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