This Week in Pictures is a weekly visual wrap-up of photographs by Buffalo News photographers. This week we take you from the thrill of experiencing the MistRider Zipline in Niagara Falls to the calm of kayaking on Ellicott Creek. Throughout the week we shared the spectacle of the Republican National Convention that brought police, protesters and politicians to Cleveland, Ohio. Early in the week we pictured the inspiring story of "Ice Creamcycle Dude" and later in the week the touching final “Goodbye to Laura Cummings.” We also introduced you to Bills rookie James Wilder and brought you up-close to Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas. Dan Auerbach of the Arcs rocked Canalside while the Bisons played ball against Gwinnett. Finally we couldn't resist highlighting a pet fashion show. Take a second look at the photos and stories that make up this week in pictures.
Niagara Falls, Ontario, opens its new zip line attraction, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. WildPlay's MistRider Zipline descends 2,200 feet into the gorge. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News) Watch video.
Delighted to see him, regular customer Ti Markle, with her son Aydan, 5, hugs her favorite vendor, James Karagiannis. He is known as the Ice Creamcycle Dude, who owns a fleet of six IceCreamcycles that comb the city's under-served neighborhoods selling packaged ice cream for $1. He also keeps a stash to give children whose parents can't afford to buy. People started contributing to the effort, and recently a "Pay It Forward" online drive was started to raise more funds so every kid could have some ice cream. Karagiannis asks each child to write a Thank You postcard to be mailed to contributors. Postcards were designed by a freshman from the Buffalo Academy of Performing and Visual Arts. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News) Read more.
A South Carolina state trooper is surrounded by news cameras as a protester is detained in Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, July 18, 2016. (Photo by Derek Gee) Read more.
Buffalo Bills rookie James Wilder is pictured at the George J. Hartman Play Fields on Tifft Road flying a kite with his daughter Nala. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News) Read More.
Republican presidential ticket, Mike Pence, left, and Donald Trump walk together, followed by their families, after Trump landed in his helicopter outside the Great Lakes Science Center as he arrived in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Photo by Derek Gee) Read more.
Demi Lovato performs at First Niagara Center on Sunday, July 17, 2016. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News) Read more.
Nick Jonas performs at First Niagara Center on Sunday, July 17, 2016. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News) See more.
Members of Laura Cummings' family from left to right; Krystal Cummings, Patricia Wright, Edward Overmyer and Richard Cummings, release pink balloons in to the air during a burial service at Holy Spirit Cemetery in North Collins Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News) Read more.
Piper Gabel, age 4 1/2, reacts to sinking a putt during the Tops Charity Golf Outing putting contest to benefit Women and Children's Hospital at Transit Valley Country Club, Sunday, July 17, 2016. Piper has been a regular patient at Children's during treatment for Kniest dysplasia, a rare disorder of bone growth. (Photo by Derek Gee) Read more.
Police respond to an altercation among protesters in Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (Photo by Derek Gee) Read more.
Ivy, a dachshund, models an outfit at a Pet Fashion Show at Beechwood Continuing Care in partnership with Furever Friends Dog Rescue of WNY on Tuesday July 19, 2016. (John Hickey/Buffalo News) See more.
Ranan Steiger, 16, of Cleveland, gets in the face of a Christian extremist protester in Cleveland's Public Square, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (Photo by Derek Gee) Read more.
Kayakers from Paths Peaks and Paddles enjoy the relaxing trip on Ellicott Creek in Tonawanda on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (James P. McCoy/ Buffalo News) Read more.
The Arcs headline Canalside's Thursday concert series, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Dan Auerbach is lead vocalist. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News) See more.
Buffalo Bisons' Scott Diamond throws pitch against Gwinett in the first inning at Coca-Cola Field on Thursday, July 21, 2016. (James P. McCoy/ Buffalo News) Read more.
Protesters march in the "Stand Together Against Trump" parade across the Hope Memorial Bridge in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (Photo by Derek Gee) See more.
Brigid Hopkins of Cleveland offers free hugs to passersby on Euclid Avenue outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (Photo by Derek Gee) Read more.