The Week in Pictures

GREEN BAY, Wis.--The last week was dominated by record breaking heat in Northeast Wisconsin. Torenchle rain in Bangladesh and the fourth of July across Wisconsin and America. Here are some of the images that tell the story of the first week of July.

  • Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol on July 4 in Washington, D.C. as America celebrated its 237th birthday. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

  • Spud Byrd, of Bowling Green, Ky., paints a star on a 300-by-600-foot American flag in the front yard of Robert and Doris Burr's home in Bowling Green, on July 1. Joe Imel / Daily News via AP

  • Ken Jerabek of Hobart delivers and emotional tribute to the troops while speaking at Green Bay's Liberty Bell ceremony. Ken's son, Ryan Jerabek died in the line of duty in Iraq. NBC26 News

  • The last step home. Troops with the 395th relax on a bus after landing at Outagamie Regional Airport. The Appleton based unit spent the last year in Afghanistan. Chloe Doberstein

  • Two cranes were lifting a concrete beam Thursday morning when one of the cranes tipped over. It happened in a construction zone on the Lake Butte des Morts bridge. 35 year old Joseph Bidler of Green Bay was killed in the accident. NBC26 News

  • Soaking in the Sun! Northeast Wisconsin suffered through some of the hottest weather in nearly 20 years with high temperatures reaching 100 degrees in some locations. But that didn't stop some from celebrating the 4th of July at Fire over the Fox in Green Bay. NBC26 News

  • Braving the heat and the course. The first 2 rounds of the U.S. Women's Open were played under a hot sun at nearly 100 degrees. The final rounds should be more comfortable as cooler air is expected to move in at Blackwolf Run in Kolher. Tom Lynn

  • Flames engulf a Spanish miner after he poured gas over a bridge onto burning tires and wood to cut off road access during a miners' demonstration inside Pozo Soton mine in northern Spain, July 4. No information was available on the condition of the miner. Spanish coal miners are protesting the government's proposal to decrease funding for coal production. Cesar Manso / AFP - Getty Images

  • A woman shields her child from heavy rains in a boat at a flooded village in Kurigram, Bangladesh, on July 3. More than 100 people have died and hundreds of thousands of people are marooned as floods triggered by heavy rains spread across the country. Andrew Biraj / Reuters

  • Little Charlie Knuth continues to battle his latest setback in curing a rare and possibly dangerous skin disease. The six year old from Darboy may have to receive a second bone marrow transplant to get better. Charlie and his Mother, Trisha at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Caring Bridge Journal