Photos Of The 2015 Week 22

This week we have images of Peshmerga fighters taking a selfie in Iraq, cotton-top Tamarins in Vienna, a church buried under volcanic ash in Sumatra, MERS precautions in Seoul, a cat convention in Los Angeles, flooding in Louisiana, the DARPA Robotic Challenge in California, and much more. [35 photos total]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on June 8, 2015, during a summit of the Group of Seven (G7) nations in the Bavarian Alps. (Michael Kappeler / Reuters) #
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People ride the installation "Isometric Slides" at the Carsten Holler: Decision exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in central London, Britain, on June 9, 2015. (Stefan Wermuth / Reuters) #
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The Bogus Creek Fire burns in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Alaska, on June 7, 2015. The 25,260-acre fire was started by lightning on May 31st, according to a forestry news release. (Matt Snyder / Alaska Division of Forestry / Reuters) #
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Xu Na (left) hugs her new wife Xue Mengyao after getting married at a group wedding for seven same-sex couples from China, in West Hollywood, California, on June 9, 2015. The gay couples were selected as winners of a contest hosted by internet giant Alibaba. China decriminalized homosexuality in 1997, but does not recognize same-sex marriages. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) #
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Team Tartan Rescue's CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) robot walks through a doorway during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California, on June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams were competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. (Patrick Fallon / Reuters) #
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Children walk outside the Heydar Aliyev Center, ahead of the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, on June 11, 2015. (Stoyan Nenov / Reuters) #
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The Bavarian castle, Neuschwanstein, one of the most popular destinations in Europe, built by King Ludwig II in 1869, illuminated with an image of the U.S. flag, one of the G7 participating countries, in Hohenschwangau, Germany, on June 5, 2015. (Michaela Rehle / Reuters) #
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A U.S. Marine Osprey sends up a wash of rain as as it lands near the Bavarian town of Kruen, Germany, on June 8, 2015. The Ospreys provided transport to Air Force One in Munich for members of President Barack Obama's staff, Secret Service, White House Press Corps and other personnel at the conclusion of the G7 Summit. (Kevin Lamarque / Reuters) #
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This picture taken on June 10, 2015 shows Bon-chan, a 19 year old male African spurred tortoise weighing about 70 kg (154 pounds), walking with his owner Hisao Mitani on a street in the town of Tsukishima in Tokyo. Bon-chan loves fruit and vegetables and is often offered carrot and cabbage pieces by cheering neighbors when he is out. (Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP / Getty Images) #
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A woman poses with an "Upside Down Goggel" at the Carsten Holler: Decision exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in central London, on June 9, 2015. (Stefan Wermuth / Reuters) #
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People carry the body of a man they uncovered from the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, on June 12, 2015. (Hani Mohammed / AP) #
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A partially submerged church caused by flooding from the Red River, photographed on June 11, 2015, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Flooding from the swelling Red River put hundreds of homes and farmland underwater or in danger in rural northwest Louisiana. (Jonathan Bachman / AP) #
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A Belarussian woman takes part in the traditional Rusalle Festival (Festival of Mermaids) in the village of Nezhyn, about 190 km from Minsk, on June 7, 2015. The festival, which celebrates water nymphs, includes singing and dancing around the fire and throwing wreaths into the river in order to seek harvest protection. (Sergei Gapon / AFP / Getty Images) #
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A boy sits on a swing near his building, which was damaged during fighting between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists, as an armored personnel carrier (APC) of the Ukrainian armed forces is seen nearby in Avdeyevka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on June 7, 2015. (Gleb Garanich / Reuters) #
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President Barack Obama drinks a beer as he sits between men dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes during a visit to the village of Kruen, southern Germany, on June 7, 2015 prior to the G7 summit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. (Markus Schreiber / AP) #
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Syrian refugees wait for transportation after crossing into Turkey from the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, near Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, on June 10, 2015. Thousands were fleeing from conflicts taking place with ISIS militants in northern Syria. (Osman Orsal / Reuters) #
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A Ukrainian firefighter works to extinguish a fire at a fuel depot in the village of Kryachki, some 30 km southwest of Kiev, on June 9, 2015. Ukraine urgently evacuated hundreds of residents on June 9 from the site of a series of fuel depot blasts near Kiev that set off a ferocious fire and left several people missing and at least one confirmed dead. (Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty Images) #
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Khirsten Stavola wears tights with cats printed on them at the CatConLA in Los Angeles, California, on June 6, 2015. Cats were not the stars of the cat convention, their humans were. They came in droves, dressed to the nines, pumped and ready to talk about cats, act like cats and embrace or buy all things cat. (Jae C. Hong / AP) #
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Soda droplets splatter as Tixtla villagers throw a bottle of Coca-Cola at a community policeman (left), whom they accused of aiding a boycott of the elections, on a truck in Tixtla, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, on June 7, 2015. Relatives, activists and students burned electoral materials on Sunday morning and clashed with Tixtla villagers as they vowed to disrupt the midterm elections to demand answers for the 43 student teachers from the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College Raul Isidro missing since last September. (Jorge Lopez / Reuters) #
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Rocks known as 'El Mokhimat' (tents) stand in the Old White Desert near the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo, Egypt, on May 16, 2015. The White Desert features limestone and chalk forms strangely shaped by the wind and sand, a terrain that gains in intensity when illuminated by the moon. Slightly to the north lies the Black Desert, given its name by the volcanic rock dolerite, similar to basalt. Four-by-four and trekking trips for tourists include Bedouin music around campfires and nights slept under a breathtaking array of stars. (Amr Dalsh / Reuters) #
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Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Detachment of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1 recover the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) off the coast of the Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on June 8, 2015. The parachute inflated during the test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft on Mars, but it then disintegrated immediately afterward, NASA officials said. (Chief Mass Communication Specialist John M. Hageman / U.S. Navy via AP) #
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A man looks at a sculpture titled "Maman" by late French-born U.S. artist Louise Bourgeois during the inauguration of the "I Have Been to Hell and Back" exhibition at Picasso Museum in Malaga, Spain, on June 10, 2015. (Jon Nazca / Reuters) #
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A worker wearing protective gears sprays antiseptic solution as a precaution against the spread of MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, virus at an art hall in Seoul, South Korea, on June 12, 2015. The outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome has caused panic in South Korea. (Lee Jin-man / AP) #
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Buffaloes escape a fire that spreads on a patch of land by the Yamuna river on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, on June 9, 2015. (Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters) #
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A leg allegedly belonging to a jihadist of the ISIS militant group is seen hanging in the Iraqi town of Baiji, north of Tikrit, after it was found buried and then placed there by Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilization units fighting alongside Iraqi forces against ISIS to retake Baiji for a second time, on June 9, 2015. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP / Getty Images) #
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The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft lands with Expedition 43 commander, U.S. astronaut Terry Virts, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on June 11, 2015. Virtz, Shkaplerov, and Cristoforetti were returning after more than six months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 42 and 43 crews. (Bill Ingalls / NASA via AP) #
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An Acehnese woman convicted for pimping reacts while lashed by a hooded local government officer during a public caning at a square in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, on June 12, 2015. (Chaideer Mahyudin / AFP / Getty Images) #
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In this photograph taken on June 5, 2015, an abandoned Christian church near Mount Sinabung volcano (background) is buried under volcanic ash and rocks in Karo district in North Sumatra province. Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after Indonesia upgraded the threat posed by a volcano on Sumatra island to the highest possible level, an official said on June 4, 2015. (Sutanta Aditya / AFP / Getty Images) #
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A businessman stands behind a frosted glass window of an office high-rise in central Tokyo on June 9, 2015. (Thomas Peter / Reuters) #
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Bloody handprints and stains mark the wall of a church where police clashed Sunday night with dissident teachers who were holding 35 police captive, in Tlapa, Guerrero State, Mexico, on June 9, 2015. One teacher, Antonio Vivar Diaz, 28, was killed in the police operation and at least several others were wounded. Teacher Juan Salmon Diaz said that police used tear gas and bullets in the raid, but police have said the bullets used were rubber. The officers had been captured to exchange for teachers previously arrested. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP) #
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Three cotton-top tamarins, small New World monkeys, rest in a rain forest section of the Haus Des Meeres building in Vienna, Austria, on June 9, 2015. (Joe Klamar / AFP / Getty Images) #
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In this Saturday June 6, 2015 file photo, a policeman clashes with an opponent of a gay rights march, in Kiev, Ukraine. Opponents of a gay rights march held in the Ukrainian capital threw smoke bombs and tear gas and the Interfax news agency cites police as saying five officers were injured in the clash. (Vladimir Donsov / AP) #
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A couple sits in front of the gravestone of a family member who died for the country, at the national cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, on June 6, 2015. South Korea marked the 60th anniversary of Memorial Day for those killed in the 1950-53 Korean War. (Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters) #
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Surfers look on as a pair of dolphins ride the waves off Sydney's Palm Beach, on June 12, 2015. (Jason Reed / Reuters) #
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Female peshmegra fighters take a selfie in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on June 9, 2015. (Safin Hamed / AFP / Getty Images) #

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