Week in Pictures: 4 July - 10 July

Fourth of July Independence Day fireworks are seen over the Washington Monument, July 4, 2013 in Washington, DC in the United States of America. Picture: AFP / MLADEN ANTONOV
Tibetans in-exile participate in a procession in honour of their spiritual leader, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, as they observe his 78th birthday at Manag monastry in Kathmandu, Nepal, on July 6, 2013. Picture: AFP / PRAKASH MATHEMA
People standing on balconies look at participants as they run in front of Alcurrucen's bulls during the first bull run of the San Fermin Festival, on July 7, 2013, in Pamplona, northern Spain. Picture: AFP / PEDRO ARMESTRE
Egyptians wave the national flag on a building rooftop on July 7, 2013 as hundreds of thousands flood Egypt's landmark Tahrir square to show the world his ouster was not a military coup but the reflection of the people's will. Picture: AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED
Indonesian Muslim women hold prayers on the first night of the holy month of Ramadaan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta on July 9, 2013. Islam's holy month of Ramadaan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, from dawn to dusk. Picture: AFP / ADEK BERRY
Ash spews from Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, some 55 km from Mexico City, as seen from San Damian Texoloc, on July 9, 2013. During the weekend authorities have raised the alert level to "Yellow Phase Three," the fifth of a seven-stage warning system. Picture: AFP / J.GUADALUPE PEREZ
A 39,000-year-old female baby woolly mammoth named Yuka from the Siberian permafrost is unveiled for the media at an exhibition in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on July 9, 2013. It will be exhibited from July 13 until September 16 2013. Picture: AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI

The week's best images from around the world. From algae waves, the US's Independence Day and the bull-run in Spain to frozen woolly mammoths on exhibition, volcanic stirrings and the start of Ramadan. 





The former head of the National Youth Development Agency’s appeared in court on fraud and money laundering charge.
The albino Burmese python that went missing at a Benoni shop on Wednesday has been found.
The Coastal Sharks and defending champions Waikato Chiefs face testing Easter derbies.

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More than R400-million in assets belonging to controversial businessman Jay Singh has been seized by the National Prosecuting Authority.
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The cross-examination of the defence's forensic analyst Roger Dixon will continue in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

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