Pictures of the Week: June 28 – July 5

A suicide attacker lies on the ground after his vest was defused in Jalalabad province
Parwiz—Reuters
June 30, 2013. A suicide attacker lies on the ground after his vest was defused in the Jalalabad province of Afghanistan. Afghan security forces captured the would-be suicide attacker before he blew himself up.

From the ousting of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the tragic death of 19 firefighters in Arizona to Obama’s visit to Nelson Mandela’s former jail cell and nuns watching the centenary Tour de France, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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