Bloomberg’s Week in Pictures

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President Trump once again proved he loves big rigs, while a plebiscite in Venezuela showed a nation in disarray.

U.S. President Donald Trump sits in a fire truck while participating in a Made in America event, with companies from 50 states featuring their products, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 17. Trump is seeking to highlight his economic agenda, launching a series of theme weeks designed to highlight Trump's efforts to increase U.S. economic growth starting with Made in America Week.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Henrique Capriles, opposition leader and governor of the State of Miranda, makes his way to a polling station during a symbolic plebiscite in Caracas on July 16. Polling stations were operated by opposition volunteers in plazas, churches, and sporting facilities. Voters lined up early, sometimes by the hundreds, many wearing shirts and hats with the Venezuelan flag on it, chanting against Maduro.

Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis, left, and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier take part in a news conference following the second round of Brexit negotiations in Brussels on July 20. Barnier said the U.K. must clarify its positions on the divorce bill, EU citizens’ rights, and the border with Ireland during the next round of talks.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Rows of parasols line the beach as bathers swim at Haeundae beach in Busan, South Korea, on July 16.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

A worker stands on a ladder outside a home under construction at the M/I Homes Inc. Bougainvillea Place housing development in Ellenton, Florida, on July 6.  Residential construction ended the second quarter on a stronger note as groundbreaking on new homes rebounded in June to the fastest annualized pace in four months, Commerce Department data showed this week. 

Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney poses with the new 10-pound note outside Winchester Cathedral, in Winchester, U.K., on July 18. The new note, made of durable polymer, replaces the image of naturalist Charles Darwin with that of early-19th-century novelist Jane Austen and includes a series of raised dots in the top left corner to help the blind and partially sighted.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A Navya Technologies 'Arma' autonomous shuttle bus travels in La Defense business district of Paris on July 19. Backed by a French robotics and video-game entrepreneur and car-part manufacturer Valeo, Navya is participating in a $1 million investment int a plant in Saline, Michigan, to assemble battery-powered vehicles for the U.S. market.

Photographer: Christophe Morin /Bloomberg

A worker cleans an electric arc furnace in the steel smelting shop at the Oskol Elektrometallurgical Plant (OEMK) steel mill, operated by Metalloinvest Holding Co., in Stary Oskol, Russia.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman Masayoshi Son speaks at SoftBank World 2017 in Tokyo on July 20. In the past six months, SoftBank has invested in businesses ranging from ride sharing, co-working, and robotics to agriculture, cancer detection. and autonomous driving. The 59-year-old took the stage at the company's annual two-day event for customers and suppliers to outline the strategy behind those deals and the company's planned $100 billion technology fund.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

A worker sews a zip onto a piece of leather to make a wallet at a leather workshop in Mumbai on July 18. India's new goods and services tax, introduced on July 1, classified leather products as luxury items and raised the rate to 28 percent—more than double the 13.5 percent tax levied until June 30. The leather sector is just one example of how India's vast informal economy—which accounts for more than 90 percent of the workforce—is struggling under India's new tax rates, which range from exemptions for such items as basic food grains to 28 percent for products such as air conditioners.

Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Former professional football player O.J. Simpson, right, listens during a parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, on July 20. Simpson has been granted parole nine years into a 33-year sentence and could be released as soon as Oct. 1.

Photographer: Jason Bean/Pool via Bloomberg

People enter 360 Roof Bar in the Chacao district of Caracas, Venezuela, on July 14. In mornings and afternoons, protesters pack Chacao's plazas and streets, erecting barricades and throwing stones. After the sun goes down, bars light up. For a select few Venezuelans, the epicenter of unrest is also the best place to escape the country's myriad woes.

Photographer: Meridith Kohut/Bloomberg

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks during a news conference after a weekly Democratic luncheon meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on July 18. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's new proposal to simply repeal Obamacare appeared to be dead less than 24 hours after he dropped his replacement plan for lack of support among fellow Republicans.

Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

People take photographs of the Port of Busan, South Korea, on July 16. South Korea's exports will continue to rise in July and the third quarter as global trade continues to recover and unit costs rise, especially in sectors that include semiconductors, vessels, petroleum goods, and steel, according to a statement from the trade ministry.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Participants attend a memorial vigil held for Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong on July 19. Liu, who was jailed for advocating an end to one-party rule, died last week from complications related to cancer after an international push failed to secure his treatment overseas.

Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg