Photo of the week: fires in Europe, new airstrikes in Ukraine, opening of a new bridge in Croatia

Greece has been battling wildfires this week that have forced hundreds of people from their homes on the island of Lesbos.

The coastal regions of Ukraine Odessa and Nikolaev, as well as the outskirts of the eastern cities of Donbass, suffered from Russian airstrikes.

Tour de France winner Jonas Wingegaard was welcomed as a hero in Copenhagen.

Croatia has opened the EU-funded Pelješac Bridge, bypassing Bosnia and Herzegovina, to ease traffic in Dubrovnik.

Here’s how photojournalists across Europe captured these stories and more this week.

Jan Erenzeller/Keystone via AP
A man stands in an ice cave on the Sardon Glacier in Vettis, Switzerland. July 27, 2022Jan Erenzeller/Keystone via AP
Bulent Kilic/AFP
A Ukrainian driver drives past a burning house hit by a projectile on the outskirts of Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine, on July 27, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.Bulent Kilic/AFP
Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Photo
A wheat field burns after Russian shelling a few kilometers from the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Kharkiv region, Ukraine. July 29, 2022Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Photo
Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo
A Soviet Tu-142MK aircraft flies over the monument to Vladimir Lenin during a rehearsal for the naval parade in St. Petersburg, Russia.Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo
Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo
A teenager dives into the water to cool off at sea on a summer afternoon in San Sebastian, northern Spain. July 29, 2022Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo
Panagiotis Balaskas/AP Photo
A fire plane drops water on a wildfire as smoke rises near the village of Vrysa on the island of Lesbos in the eastern Aegean Sea. July 24, 2022Panagiotis Balaskas/AP Photo
David Cliff/AP Photo
Spectators watch from their balconies a T20 cricket match between England and South Africa in Bristol, England. July 27, 2022David Cliff/AP Photo
Emra Gurel/AP Photo
A sculpture in the shape of a hand is reflected in the water of the Byzantine-era Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, Turkey. July 27, 2022Emra Gurel/AP Photo
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Fireworks light up the sky over the newly built Pelješac Bridge in Komarna, southern Croatia on July 26, 2022.AP Photo