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Volunteers collect wastes on the Mer de Glace glacier in Chamonix-Mont Blanc, French Alpes, on Friday during the annual clean-up operation following the summer season
650 sheep are driven down to the valley after a summer on the alps, with the Zervreilahorn peak in the background, on Thursday, in Vals, canton of Grisons, eastern Switzerland
Cannondale-Garmin rider Andrew Talansky of the U.S., AG2R La Mondiale riders Romain Bardet of France and Jan Bakelants of Belgium cycle during the 186.5-km (115.88 miles) 18th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Gap to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the French Alps mountains, France
Police and gendarmerie Alpine rescue units gather on a field as they prepare to reach the Germanwings’ crash site in the French Alps. The Airbus jet operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline crashed in a remote area at the foot of the French Alps on Tuesday, with all 150 onboard feared dead.
A parachute glides down between the Brevent mountain and Mont-Blanc mountain range in the French Alps on Wednesday
Fog rises from the valley around the church of Marktoberdorf, southern Germany.
People visit the Step into the Void glass skywalk overlooking the French Alps on top of a 3,842m peak in Chamonix on Monday. The installation, which opened to the public after three years of development, is made of three layers of glass and can withstand winds of up to 200kmph.
Team Cannondale leads the chase of the first pack for their sprinter Peter Sagan of Slovakia, last in line in the best sprinter’s green jersey, during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 205.5 kilometers (128.5 miles) with start in Montpellier and finish in Albi, southern France. Centre is Daryl Impey of South Africa, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey.