Bloomberg’s Week in Pictures

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John McCain flies in for a dramatic return to the U.S. Senate floor, Rolls-Royce makes a statement with its Phantom VIII, and a new factory is announced to meet demand for a rainbow of exotic Kit Kat flavors.

Senator John McCain exits the U.S. Capitol with his wife Cindy after voting on Tuesday. Senate Republicans agreed to debate health-care legislation, a hard-fought step that kicked off a difficult week.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A currency dealer uses a mobile phone as he counts bundles of naira banknotes for exchange on the black market in Lagos on Wednesday. Nigeria's economy, which suffered its first full-year recession in 2016 since 1987, will probably grow in 2017.

Kit Kat bars in a variety of flavors and colors are displayed at the Kit Kat Chocolatory Ginza store in Tokyo on Monday. Exotic Kit Kats are so popular among tourists that Nestle SA is building its first Kit Kat factory in 26 years to meet booming demand.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

A robotic cleaner stands at Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 in Singapore on Tuesday. The terminal, which is scheduled to open later this year, will feature an array of “fast and seamless travel” technologies to speed up travel without the need for human supervision, from face-recognition software to automated bag-tagging and checking.

Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner arrives for an appearance in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. Kushner confirmed he had four contacts with Russians during his father-in-law’s presidential campaign and transition period. He described the encounters as unmemorable and denied colluding with the Russian government.

Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

Solar panels stand at the Enbridge Inc. Sarnia Solar Farm in Ontario, Canada. The farm was one of the largest photovoltaic solar farms in the world when it became fully operational in 2010. It was also Enbridge’s first ever foray into solar energy and cost $400 million.

Photographer: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

A North Korean soldier takes photographs as South Korean soldiers stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, on Thursday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is seeking a deal with North Korea in 2020 for the “complete denuclearization” of the isolated nation in return for a peace treaty that would guarantee the survival of Kim Jong Un’s regime.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

An employee prepares to hand stitch the top section of a Wolsley doctors bag at the Alfred Dunhill London Leather Workshop on Tuesday. Alfred Dunhill Ltd. manufactures and sells luxury goods, such as $1,090 Cadogan briefcases, $1,650 Boston backpacks, and $5,400 Duke holdalls. It takes, on average, 30 hours to complete one piece.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A worker stands on a truck-mounted crane’s main hoist line above shipping containers at the S.V. Depot Co. terminal in Bangkok. Near-record foreign exchange reserves and a current-account surplus have burnished the baht’s appeal as a regional haven and attracted foreign capital to Thai bonds.

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

An engineer works on a CT scanner on the assembly line at the Siemens Healthineers facility in Forchheim, Germany.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Montmorency cherries fall off the edge of a conveyor belt at the Seaquist Orchard processing facility in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, on Monday. Door County, famous for its cherries, produces an average of 10 million pounds of cherries annually. This year will yield about two thirds of a full harvest because of hail damage and wind in the Midwest.

Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

A vehicle frame passes through heat lamps on the production line at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama facility in Montgomery, Alabama. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release durable goods figures on July 27.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Customers use Microsoft Corp. HoloLens virtual reality headsets to look at cars at Kia’s Beat 360 showroom in Seoul on Tuesday. Microsoft has a new chip design for its HoloLens goggles—an extra AI processor that analyzes what the user sees and hears on the device rather than wasting precious microseconds processing data in the cloud.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Financial Conduct Authority chief Andrew Bailey said Libor isn’t sustainable because of a lack of transactions providing data. Libor, a measure of the interest rates banks charge each other, became synonymous with corruption after traders were caught manipulating the benchmark, leading to about $9 billion in fines.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Rolls-Royce introduces the Phantom VIII, the carmaker’s largest and grandest car ever. It’s born from the same line as those used by Elvis and Queen Elizabeth II and 50 Cent, plus myriad tycoons and oligarchs the world over. The revamped saloon will cost €375,000 ($440,000).

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg