This is the world through a Fortune lens from Saturday, July 25 to Friday, July 31.
Photos edited by Kacy Burdette, Alix Colow, Mia Diehl, Armin Harris, and Michele Taylor with Eddie Gilman
Photograph by Thomas Mukoya — ReutersMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella, center, takes photographs with delegates after the launch of the Windows 10 operating system in Narobi, Kenya. Nairobi Microsoft Corp’s launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface.
Photograph by Saul Loeb — AFP/Getty Images President Barack Obama laughs at the hair nets the members of the press have to wear during a tour of Faffa Food, which produces low-cost and high-protein foods, with the help of Feed the Future in Addis Ababa. Feed the Future, Obama’s global hunger and food security initiative, invests in agriculture to spur economic growth and reduce poverty and hunger. Barack Obama will be the first-ever U.S. president to address the African Union today, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and human rights.
Photograph by Mark Schiefelbein — APParticipants celebrate following the announcement that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics at a gathering outside the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Birds Nest, in Beijing. Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.
Photograph by Matthew Stockman — Getty ImagesPollution floats in Guanabara Bay, site of sailing events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of pollution and waste from the bay in time for the games but admits that goal now is unlikely to be reached. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Photograph by Xaume Olleros — Bloomberg via Getty ImagesEmployees welcome customers into Apple Inc.’s new Canton Road store in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong, China. Apple opens its forth store in Hong Kong today.
Photograph by Damon Casarez for FortuneuBeam’s founder and CEO Meredith Perry in their Santa Monica, CA offices. Perry has been considered the next Elon Musk with her idea to charge the battery of an electronic device from across the room with no wires. Many have invested in it, including Mark Cuban, Marc Andreessen and Marissa Mayer. This article appears in the August 1, 2015 issue of Fortune magazine. For more of Mark Cuban and Marc Andreessen discussing uBeam, read this.
Photograph by Philippe Huguen — AFP/Getty ImagesA migrant climbs a security fence of a Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles near Calais, northern France. One man died on July 29 in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence.
Photograph by Darren McCollester — Getty ImagesNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks at a press conference at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Kraft addressed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold a four game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady for his alleged role in using under inflated balls in the AFC Championship game in 2014.
Photograph by Ann Heisenfelt — APProtestors gather outside Dr. Walter James Palmer’s dental office in Bloomington, Minnesota. Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill Cecil, a black-maned lion, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Yelp users attacked the dentist’s page causing 25 pages of comments-totaling hundreds of posts- even as Yelp was deleting comments not related to his practice.
Photograph by Yannick Pitou — AFP/Getty ImagesA policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. The two-metre-long debris, which appears to be a piece of a wing, was found by employees of an association cleaning the area and handed over to the air transport brigade of the French gendarmerie (BGTA), who have opened an investigation. An air safety expert did not exclude it could be a part of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing in the Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014.
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Lily Connor, 8, prepares to purchase a copy of Dr. Seuss’ never-before-published book, “What Pet Should I Get?” on the day it is released for sale at the Books and Books store in Coral Gables, United States. The manuscript by the author Theodor Geisel is reported to have been written in the 1950s or 1960s and stashed away in his office until his widow found it in 2013. On it’s first day it became the #1 best-selling book on Amazon.
Photograph by Yuya Shino — ReutersSoftBank Group Corp. Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son reacts as SoftBank’s human-like robots named “Pepper” performs during the SoftBank World 2015 event in Tokyo, Japan.
Photograph by Oli Scarff — AFP/Getty ImagesCosplayers Natasha, left and Conor Lindop, dressed as characters from the Batman franchise attend the second day of the MCM Comic Con in the Manchester Central exhibition venue with their son Dylan, aged 2, dressed as Robin in the Manchester Central exhibition venue in Manchester, north west England.
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