Week in pictures: 15-21 June 2024

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

Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte, King Charles and Queen Camilla appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Actor Austin Butler attends the Los Angeles premiere of his new film The Bike Riders
US actor Austin Butler is pictured in front of a poster for his new film, The Bike Riders, at its Los Angeles premiere, in Hollywood, California. [Frederic J Brown/AFP]
A Kenyan protester holds a spent bullet
Kenya’s government scrapped some proposed taxes in this year's controversial finance bill, including a 16% levy on bread, following protests. [Daniel Irungu/EPA-EFE]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin ride an Aurus car in Pyongyang
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (left) welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin on a state visit. The two countries signed a partnership agreement to provide "mutual assistance in the event of aggression". The leaders are here seen in an Aurus car. [GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN POOL/EPA-EFE]
Indonesian Muslims at Baitul Makmur Grand Masque during Eid al-Adha celebrations
Muslims offer mass prayers at Baitul Makmur Grand Mosque, in Indonesia, during Eid al-Adha, the second and larger of the two annual Eids, which coincides with the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. [Antara Foto/Syifa Yulinnas/ via REUTERS]
England's Jude Bellingham celebrates
Jude Bellingham celebrates scoring England's first goal at Euro 24, with teammate Kieran Trippier. England beat Slovakia 1-0 in their opening match of the tournament. [Bernadett Szabo/Reuters]
A view of an oil slick at Tanjong Beach in Sentosa, Singapore
Oil washes ashore at Tanjong Beach, in Sentosa, after a dredging boat crashed into a moored Singaporean fuel ship. [Edgar Su/Reuters]
A woman carries a cake while walking her dog
A woman carries a cake across the road as she walks her dog in Ukraine. People in the capital, Kyiv, with a population of three million, are facing some of the most significant power shortages due to continuing Russian attacks on the power network. [Gleb Garanich/Reuters]
People take to the water to watch a firework display over the River Cam
People take to the water to watch a firework display over the River Cam during the Trinity May Ball, at Cambridge University. Celebrating the end of the academic year, the first official May Ball was in Trinity College's grounds in 1866, with the tradition quickly spreading to the other colleges. [Joe Giddens/PA Media]
Pitstop for the Ferrari AF Corse, Ferrari 499P of Antonio Fuoco, Miguel Molina, and Nicklas Nielsen during the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Ferrari overcame wet conditions to beat Toyota and win the 24 Hours of Le Mans race for the second year running. [Ker Robertson/Getty Images]