Week in images: 1-7 June 2019

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the globe today.

People dressed as US soldiers hold the US flag on Omaha beach

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Amy Shore

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Events to mark the sacrifice of those who passed away in the D-Day landings, 75 years ago, were held in Normandy. The landings, in northern France, were the biggest combined land, air and naval operation in history and marked the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied north-west Europe.

Thai women take a selfie on the Talo Kapo beach

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Individuals around the globe celebrated Eid al-Fitr, among Islam’s 2 official vacations. The “festival of breaking the fast” begins with the first sighting of the new moon and ends the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Here 2 females take a selfie on Talo Kapo beach in Thailand.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace

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Victoria Jones/ AFP

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United States President Donald Trump was invited by the Queen on his first official state visit to the UK.

Honny hunters

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Kevin Frayer/ Getty Images

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Dong Haifa and Mi Qiaoyun gather wild cliff honey from hives in a canyon near Mangshi in China. Worn protective gear, the hunters use smoke to scatter the huge Himalayan honeybees but are typically repeatedly stung as they try to extract the desirable honey.

Dancers perform at the Mass Games

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Kim Won Jin/ AFP

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North Korea’s essential propaganda event, the Mass Games, was postponed after criticism from the nation’s leader Kim Jong-un. On Monday, Mr Kim criticised the video games for their “incorrect spirit of creation”.

Memphis Depay

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Rafael Marchante/ Reuters

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Memphis Depay, of the Netherlands, was captured in this unusual position throughout the Nations League semi-final match versus England, kept in Portugal. The Dutch won 3-1.

Max the Moose being pushed down a corridor

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Al Drago/ Reuters

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Max the Moose is moved into the workplace of Senator Jeanne Shaheen, ahead of the 10 th annual Experience New Hampshire reception on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Appleby horse fair

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Ian Forsyth/ Getty Images

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Horses are washed by their owners in the River Eden on the first day of the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria. The fair is an annual gathering for Gypsies and Travellers.

Tomatina, Sutamarchan

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Diana Sanchez/ AFP

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The tenth yearly tomato battle celebration, called ‘Tomatina’, took location in Sutamarchan, Colombia. The festivities mark the end of the tomato harvest.

Josie Baker, Charisma Belle, Carmen Geddit, Decoda Secret and Jacqui St Hyde pose for a photo

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Joel Carrett/ EPA

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Josie Baker, Charisma Belle, Carmen Geddit, Decoda Secret and Jacqui St Hyde posture for a picture at Sydney Opera Home to introduce the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras WorldPride Bid. The organisation is bidding to host the biennial WorldPride celebration in2023

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