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Stuck in the mud

12-year-old Nathan Nettleton Farrell slides in the mud of the River Tiddy in Cornwall (Rex features)

Pictures of the week: Princes, parades and popes

Our pick of the best photography from the last seven days.

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Prince Charles meets a mechanical War Horse a remembrance event for the 100th Anniversary of Passchendaele. (Rex features)

A ‘caixer’ horse rider)rears up on his horse in the cheering crowd during the ‘ traditional ‘Sant Cristofol’ festival in Es Migjorn Gran. (Rex features)

Photographers take pictures of the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-05 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, blasting off at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (Rex features)

Prince Harry plays with a young boy at StreetGames’ Fit and Fed initiative in Newham, London. (Rex features)

Pope Francis poses with some Caribbean pilgrims during the General audience at the Vatican. (Rex features)

Numerous tourists flock to HotGo Park during hot summer in Fushun, northeast China’s Liaoning Province. (Rex features)