Here are 15 of the week’s best photos

The torch festival in Bijie, China, a sea lion gets caught in a humpback whale’s mouth, Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, vigil for victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, locusts swarm in Yemen. Here’s a look at 15 of the best photos from the week, selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.

July 31, 2019 | Beijing, China An honor guard member reacts as he and his comrades prepare for a ceremony welcoming Colombia's President Ivan Duque.

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July 29, 2019 | Bijie, China People gather around a bonfire while celebrating the torch festival.

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Aug. 1, 2019 | Ajmer, India A man trips in rushing flood waters, while trying to hold onto a rope to help people to cross a street, following monsoon rains outside Moinuddin Chishti sufi shrine.


July 29, 2019 | Monterey Bay, Calif. A sea lion gets accidentally caught in the mouth of a humpback whale.


July 26, 2019 | Grayslake, Ill. Coconut attempts to catch a Frisbee while jumping for distance over a pool during the Canine Stars show at the Lake County Fair.

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July 27, 2019 | Washington, D.C. Coco Gauff serves during her Citi Open qualifying match against Maegan Manasse at the Rock Creek Tennis Center.

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July 30, 2019 | Edinburgh, Scotland Beren DAmico, Louis Gift and Charlie Wheeler perform acrobatics from their festival show on Calton Hill.

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July 30, 2019 } Detroit, Mich. Democratic presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg, left, mayor of South Bend, Ind., Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) participate in the primary debate at Fox Theatre.


July 30, 2019 | Cincinnati, Ohio Reds pitcher Amir Garrett, center, looks to throw a punch as he is held back by several Pittsburgh Pirates players during a brawl.

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July 29, 2019 | Washington, D.C. President Trump, surrounded by 9/11 first responders, survivors and family members of victims, participates in a signing ceremony outside the White House.

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July 29, 2019 | Gilroy, Calif. Robbie Ramirez, 10, holds onto his father during a vigil for victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting.

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July 29, 2019 | Washington, D.C. Mourners and family carry the casket of Karon Brown, 11, who was shot to death, following his funeral at Allen AME Chapel Church.

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July 31, 2019 | Hong Kong, China Protesters brace themselves with umbrellas against strong wind and heavy rain outside the Eastern Court.

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July 31, 2019 | Springfield, Va. A butterfly is illuminated by the photographer's camera flash.

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July 28, 2019 | Sanaa, Yemen A man tries to catch locusts as they swarm over rooftops.