Tennis, flags and fire: Photos of the week

A selection of striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

A Thai Royal Navy oarsman takes part in a ritual to worship Royal Barges to honour the king's 72nd birthday celebration in Bangkok, Thailand, 02 July 2024. The picture is a close-up image of the oarsman's eyes and helmet with is designed with gold
A Thai Royal Navy oarsman takes part in the sacred ritual to worship Royal Barges, which will be used in a procession for the King's 72nd birthday celebrations in Bangkok. [NARONG SANGNAK/EPA]
A person waves a flag of China during the 27th handover anniversary on July 1, 2024 in Hong Kong, China.
People wave Chinese flags during an event in Hong Kong to mark the 27th anniversary of Hong Kong's sovereignty transfer from Britain to China on 1 July 1997. [Sawayasu Tsuji/Getty Images]
New Yorkers celebrate during the annual Pride March into the West Village on June 30, 2024 in New York City.  The images shows cheer leaders performing with sparkling pom poms while walking down a street with New York city skyline in the background
New Yorkers celebrate during their annual Pride March. It commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969, after police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. [Alex Kent/Getty Images]
Police used tear gas to clear demonstrators at Place de la Republique in Paris, France during a rally on 30 June 2024.  Police in riot uniform stand in the foreground as red light an smoke rises up behind them at night.
Police use tear gas to clear demonstrators at Place de la Republique in Paris, during a rally against the far-right after the announcement of the results of the first round of parliamentary elections. [Jerome Gilles/NurPhoto/Getty Images]
A man wearing white shorts walks on a flooded beach, the legs of people sat on a wall can be seen in the foreground, after the passage of Hurricane Beryl in Bridgetown, Barbados on July 1, 2024
A man walks on a flooded beach after the passage of Hurricane Beryl, in Bridgetown, Barbados. The storm brought devastating winds and heavy rain to several Caribbean islands, as the earliest-ever Category 4 storm churned westward. [CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP]
A man wearing shorts walks along the beach of Manresa, covered with debris, following the passage of Hurricane Beryl, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 3 July 2024.
Debris piled high along the beach front of Manresa in Santo Domingo, as the Dominican Republic emerged almost unscathed. The storm shocked meteorologists - taking just 42 hours to go from a tropical depression to a major hurricane. [Orlando Barria/EPA]
Law enforcement members watch as the Thompson fire burns over Lake Oroville in Oroville, California on July 2, 2024. A police car and officers are in the foreground, fire burns in the background.
Tens of thousands of people in northern California have been ordered to evacuate, as wildfires grow across the state amid a heatwave. About 28,000 people were told to leave their homes after the Thompson Fire broke out this week. [JOSH EDELSON/AFP]
A person with hair in the style of a tennis ball, on day one of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships, London. 1 July 2024.
A person with hair in the style of a tennis ball, heads towards the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, on day one of the Wimbledon Championships. [Mike Egerton/PA Media]
King Charles III welcomes Sir Keir Starmer during an audience at Buckingham Palace, London, where he invited the leader of the Labour Party to become Prime Minister and form a new government following the landslide General Election victory for the Labour Party, 5 July 2024.
King Charles III welcomes Sir Keir Starmer during an audience at Buckingham Palace, London, where he invited the leader of the Labour Party to become Prime Minister and form a new government, following a landslide General Election victory. [Yui Mok/PA Media]