Pictures of the Week: July 18 – July 25

Tensions Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border
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Jul. 23, 2014. Wounded Israeli soldiers are brought to a helicopter near Kafar Aza, Israel. As operation "Protective Edge " enters its 16th day, 29 Israeli soldiers have been killed and over 600 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza.

From rising death toll on both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the return of MH17 victims to the Netherlands, to wildfires in Washington and the fight to protect flamingos, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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