Home World Week in pictures: 3-9 June 2017 World Week in pictures: 3-9 June 2017 By bbc world - June 16, 2017 14 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter tweet Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Jason Hawkes Image caption At least 30 people have died and 12 people remain in critical care after a huge fire engulfed a west London tower block in the early hours of Wednesday. Forty fire engines and more than 200 firefighters went to tackle the blaze. The cladding – installed on the tower in a recent renovation – has come under scrutiny, with experts saying a more fire resistant type could have been used. Image copyright Bax Lindhardt/EPA Image caption The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark, is seen covered in paint, for the second time in weeks, in what local authorities say is an act of vandalism. Image copyright Amir Cohen/REUTERS Image caption Participants rush into the water in the Mediterranean Sea as they take part in a triathlon in Ashkelon, Israel. Image copyright David Gray/REUTERS Image caption Australia is bringing in its first national gun amnesty since 1996 because of the growing terrorism threat and an influx of illegal arms in the country. Mick Roelandts, firearms reform project manager for New South Wales Police, looks at a pile of prohibited firearms that have been handed in under the Australian government’s buy-back scheme in Sydney, Australia. Image copyright THOMAS COEX/afp Image caption Children read books by candlelight because of electricity shortages in Gaza City. Image copyright FEDERICO PARRA/AFP Image caption Anti-government demonstrators participate in an attack on the administration headquarters of the Supreme Court of Justice as part of protests against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Polls suggest that 80% of Venezuelans are unhappy with the way Mr Maduro runs the country but the military has so far expressed its loyalty to the president. Image copyright Christian Hartmann/Reuters Image caption Rafael Nadal won a record 10th French Open tennis men’s singles title by beating Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka in the final. Nadal, who has won four more titles than Bjorn Borg in the open area, swept through the final in two hours and five minutes. Image copyright Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Image caption Leo Varadkar has become the Republic of Ireland’s new taoiseach (prime minister). A parliamentary vote on Wednesday confirmed the 38-year-old as the country’s youngest and first gay leader by 57 votes to 50, with 45 abstentions. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At the end of the day on Wednesday, Libyans fished off the coast of Benghazi. All photographs are copyrighted. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wales Pendine Sands ready for land speed record attempts World Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure Scotland NHS Grampian in heart patients deal with Newcastle hospital LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Stay connected0FansLike64,760FollowersFollow3,767SubscribersSubscribe Latest article Pendine Sands ready for land speed record attempts bbc world - September 23, 2017 0 Records will be attempted on a Welsh beach where the famous Blue Bird broke the land speed record. Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure bbc world - September 23, 2017 0 The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, with a range of 2,000km, was shown on state TV. NHS Grampian in heart patients deal with Newcastle hospital bbc world - September 23, 2017 0 Cardiac patients facing delays in north east Scotland have been offered treatment as far away as Newcastle.