Photos Of The 2014 Week 25

In this week's edition, a luxury lake house set aflame while falling over a cliff, a medieval warrior, a robotic giraffe at the White House, the newest Medal of Honor recipient, a scene from WWI at the Mini-Europe miniature park, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A giant statue of actress Marilyn Monroe, face down in dump site in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, on June 18, 2014. The eight-meter-tall stainless steel statue, which weighs about eight tons, was made by several Chinese artists for over two years, based on the famous scene from her movie "The Seven Year Itch". The statue was transported to the garbage collecting company early this week for unknown reasons after being showed outside a business center in the city for only 6 months, local media reported. (Reuters/China Daily) #
Smoke rises from a house deliberately set on fire, days after part of the ground it was resting on collapsed into Lake Whitney, Texas June 13, 2014. Building crews set fire to the luxury lake house left dangling about 75 feet (23 meters) on a decaying cliff that has been giving way underneath the structure. The homeowner, with approval from authorities, determined that the best way to get the house off the cliff was to burn it down, with firefighters standing by. (Reuters/Brandon Wade) #
The moon sets behind the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 14, 2014. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) #
A Japanese fan shows support prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Greece at Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, on June 19, 2014. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) #
Stallions fight for their position in the herd in Aschau in the Austrian province of Tyrol, on June 15, 2014. To avoid fights and injuries on the mountain, the horses fight their leadership of the herd in a paddock. After the fight, the stallions stay the whole summer at an mountain. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson) #
A UH-60 Black Hawk, with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion 153th Aviation Regiment (Assault Helicopter Battalion), hovers above a lake in Poland while a paratrooper from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, performs a water entry to begin a 200 meter survival swim. (Oklahoma Army National Guard/Sgt. Eric McDonough) #
A Palestinian man walks inside a crater made by an Israeli airstrike as others watch in Gaza City on June 20, 2014. The Israeli military said it carried out airstrikes on in Gaza overnight, in retaliation to several rockets fired by Gaza militants at Israel. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa) #
A girl from the African Hebrew Israelite community, popularly known as "the Black Hebrews", hides behind an adult during a celebration for the holiday of Shavuot in the southern town of Dimona on June 15, 2014. Identifying themselves as African Hebrew Israelites, about 300 African-Americans arrived in 1969 in the sleepy desert town of Dimona, claiming to be descendants of the ancient Israelites and a right to settle in the Jewish state. (Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly) #
The Asaayii Lake Fire raging out of control in the Chuska Mountains, west of Naschitti, New Mexico, on June 17, 2014. Navajo tribal agriculture officials say depending on the fire's intensity, it could be a while before sheepherders and cattle ranchers can return to the hills outside of Naschitti and Sheep Springs. (AP Photo/Navajo Times, Donovan Quintero) #
A race goer wears an ornate hat on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot, England, on June 17, 2014. Royal Ascot is an annual five day horse race meeting attended daily by Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) #
A resident walks along a railway track surrounded by trees on both sides, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, on June 15, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer) #
Pro-Russian separatists walk at the site of the crash of the Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk, June 14, 2014. Pro-Russian separatists shot down the plane with an anti-aircraft missile as it came in to land early on Saturday in the eastern city of Luhansk, killing all 49 military personnel on board. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov) #
A zookeeper handles a week-old newborn baby Langur at Bali Zoo in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, on June 19, 2014. Javan Langurs are found in Java, Bali and Lombok in Indonesia and are listed as a threatened species due to hunting, agricultural expansion and habitat loss. (Putu Sayoga/Getty Images) #
Rescue workers bring injured spelunker Johann Westhauser to the surface from the Riesending vertical cave during the final phase of his rescue on June 19, 2014 near Marktschellenberg, Germany. Westhauser received a severe head injury when he was struck by rocks in the cave on June 8, 1,000 meters below the surface, and since then over 700 rescue workers from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Croatia have been working around the clock in an arduous effort to save him. Westhauser was among explorers who first discovered the cave, which is over 20 kilometers long, in 1995. (Bergwacht Bayern via Getty Images) #
Children play on a "Transformers" replica on the outskirts of Shanghai, June 18, 2014. Li Lei, owner of a small factory, uses his spare time and money to build Transformers replicas for rent or sale. The new Transformers movie, which is premiering later this month, has brought the factory many new orders, according to Li. (Reuters/Aly Song) #
People ride past the Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry, in the World Naked Bike Ride in Los Angeles, California, on June 14, 2014. The event aims to defend the right of cyclists to ride on the streets in safety, according to organizers. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) #
Shah Bibi Tarakhail, a six-year-old Afghan girl whose love of painting won the hearts of U.S. doctors who fitted her with a prosthetic, is hugged by her host mother, Ann Drummond, at Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles on June 19, 2014. Shah, who lost her right arm and right eye when she picked up a grenade following a firefight between U.S. and Taliban forces in her village near the Pakistan border, returned to the United States on Thursday, after the group that sponsored her first visit said it learned her newfound celebrity made her a subject of death threats at home. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) #
A woman dressed as a knight poses for a picture during the Battle of the Nations World Championship tournament in Trogir, south Croatia, on June 14, 2014. About 25 national teams from five continents participated in Battle of the Nations, a full-contact historical medieval battle. (Reuters/Antonio Bronic) #
Two tornadoes approach Pilger, Nebraska, on June 16, 2014. The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska. (AP Photo/Eric Anderson) #
President Barack Obama talks with Lindsay Lawlor of San Diego, California, the builder of a robotic giraffe at the White House Maker Faire projects on the South Lawn in Washington, DC, on June 18, 2014. The Faire is a series of projects by students, entrepreneurs and regular citizens using new technologies and tools to launch new businesses and learning new skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Mike Theiler/Getty Images) #
Al-Qaeda inspired militants stand with captured Iraqi Army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, on June 19, 2014. The fighting at Beiji comes as Iraq has asked the U.S. for airstrikes targeting the militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (AP Photo) #
A young fox stands in a meadow in Lofer, Austria, on June 14, 2014. ( AP Photo/ Kerstin Joensson) #
A demonstrator uses a fire extinguisher to smash a car window at a car dealership during a protest against the 2014 World Cup near Marginal Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 19, 2014. (Reuters/Nacho Doce) #
Spain's newly crowned King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia walk toward the balcony of the Royal Palace to wave to the crowd, in Madrid, Spain, on June 19, 2014. Felipe's father Juan Carlos, who reigned for four decades, stepped down after signing an abdication law Wednesday so that younger royal blood can rally a country beset by economic problems, including an unemployment rate of 25 percent. (AP Photo/Javier Lizon) #
The crew of a Coast Guard Station Marblehead 45-foot response boat bring two men toward their boat using a heaving line North of Kelley's Island in Lake Erie on June 18, 2014. The crew was responding to a report of three men in the water after their boat took waves over the bow and capsized. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 1st Class Phillip Null) #
Visitors look at "Dark Matter", an installation by Troika (2014) at the Art Unlimited exhibition at the Art Basel fair in Basel, Switzerland, on June 17, 2014. Founded by gallerists in 1970, the Art Basel is an international art show which is held annually in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. (Reuters/Denis Balibouse) #
President Barack Obama awards retired Marine Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry on June 19, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Carpenter received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as an Automatic Rifleman in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) #
Cars pile up in a flooded area of the Black sea town of Varna, Bulgaria, on June 19, 2014. Two people and a child were reported dead and four more missing. Torrential rain caused severe flooding in Bulgaria, sweeping away cars, reducing scores of homes to rubble, the country's civil defense authority said. (AP Photo/ImpactPressGroup) #
A miniature diorama on a trail commemorating World War One at the Mini-Europe miniature park in Brussels on June 15, 2014. The trail presents five cemeteries on the battlefields of the Sambre and Yser on a scale of 1 to 25, as well as the Christmas truce between British and German soldiers. (Reuters/Eric Vidal) #
Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, right, poses for photos before he casts his vote as his vice president candidate, Mahoammad Khan, left, waits at a polling station in Kabul on June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini) #
A Palestinian girl rides a toy car on the beach of Gaza City on June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
A member of the Kurdish security forces walks away from a controlled explosion in the town of Tuz Khurmato, north of the capital Baghdad, on June 17, 2014. (Reuters/Yahya Ahmad) #
An African migrant at a detention center in Zawiya, northern Libya. Libya's southwestern tip in the Sahara bordering Algeria and Niger has turned into an open door for illegal migrants from sub-Saharan countries heading for Europe, with the chaotic government in Tripoli appearing to have abandoned all control. The revolt that overthrew Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi three years ago emptied Libya's arsenals, flooded the region with guns and dismantled much of the state apparatus, giving well-organized smuggler networks the run of the border. Border officials say up to 200 Africans cross the Ghat border strip every day, most headed north to the Mediterranean coast for the onward trip to Europe by boat. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah) #
A model walks the runway at the Sankuanz presented by GQ China show during the London Collections: Men SS15 on June 17, 2014 in London, England. (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images) #
A man stands among flying prayer papers as Tibetans gather for a traditional praying festival called "Wei Sang", in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, on June 18, 2014. The festival is usually held in every May or June, when Tibetans burn tree branches to create smoke and throw prayer papers to wish for good fortunes and a better pasture season. (Reuters/China Daily) #

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