Photos Of The 2015 Week 23

A double rainbow over the Sydney Harbour Bridge,  the first day of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, swimming in the Mediterranean, refugees in Syria and Europe, a cheetah cub in Germany, the European Games in Azerbaijan, continued volcanic eruptions in North Sumatra, an unexpected pickup truck in Washington state, sorrow in Charleston, and much more. [35 photos total]

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Members of the Allied army practice their square formation to counter cavalry charges on June 19, 2015, in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5,000 historical re-enactors will amass this evening to stage the 1st battle re-enactment, the 'French attack', in front of around 200,000 spectators from around the world. The event will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 1815 battle saw the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the restoration of Louis XVIII to the French throne. (Dan Kitwood / Getty) #
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A gibbon drinks from a soft drink bottle, given by a tourist, at a zoo in Kunming, Yunnan province, China, on June 18, 2015. (Wong Campion / Reuters) #
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In a picture taken on June 16, 2015, people gather in front of the campus of Hebei Academy of Fine Arts after a graduation ceremony in Xinle, Hebei province, China. The university has earned comparisons with Harry Potter's Hogwarts due to its bizarre castle campus. (Fred Dufour / AFP / Getty) #
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Gary and Aurelia Washington, center left and right, the son and granddaughter of Ethel Lance who died in Wednesday's shooting, leave a sidewalk memorial in front of Emanuel AME Church comforted by fellow family members on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Storm Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday in the slayings of several people, including the pastor at a prayer meeting inside the historic black church. (David Goldman / AP) #
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SoftBank's human-like robot named “Pepper” performs during a news conference in Chiba, Japan, on June 18, 2015. Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it is setting up a joint venture with Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba and electronics supplier Foxconn Technology to sell its human-like robot Pepper around the world. (Yuya Shino / Reuters) #
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A firefighter from the Plumas Hotshots sets a backfire while battling the Saddle Fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest near Hyampom, California, on June 13, 2015. An out-of-control wildfire raging through a Northern California forest as the state battles a devastating drought has forced authorities to warn about 250 people to evacuate or prepare to leave their homes in a remote town, officials said on Friday. Sparked by lightning, the wildfire has scorched more than 1,300 acres in drought-parched Northern California. (Noah Berger / Reuters) #
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Court officers hold a national emblem as they ride a zip-line across a river, to attend a mobile court hearing of a divorce dispute, in Huilong village of Fengjie county, China, on June 9, 2015. (Reuters) #
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Roz Mitchell, marketing manager, explores the new Squidsoup light installation, Enlightenment, in the North Porch of Salisbury Cathedral on June 12, 2015, in Salisbury, England. The installation, which is made up of around 6,000 points of color-changing light bulbs suspended from the ceiling, is part of the Cathedral's celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. (Matt Cardy / Getty) #
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In this Monday, June 15, 2015, photo, a pickup truck remains on the scene after it crashed into a home in Camas, Washington. Ann Degenshein said she opened her window and saw a pickup truck sticking out of her front entrance. (Camas Police Department via AP) #
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A farmer tends to his field as Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows in Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on June 13, 2015. The volcano, which was put on it highest alert level last week, has sporadically erupted since 2010 after being dormant for 400 years. (Binsar Bakkara / AP) #
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The faces of a motorcyclist and a pillion rider are seen covered by ash spewed by the Mount Sinabung volcano as he rides his vehicle in Karo district, North Sumatra province, on June 13, 2015. (Sutanta Aditya / AFP / Getty) #
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Boissa Gedeon, 5, gestures while posing for a picture a day ahead of the International Day of the African Child in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on June 15, 2015. (Luc Gnago / Reuters) #
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A Ukrainian serviceman investigates a crater left by a Grad rocket in the village of Toshkivka, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, on June 15, 2015. (Evgeniy Maloletka / AP) #
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Members of the Edmonton Police Service follow the hearse carrying the coffin of slain Edmonton Police officer, Constable Daniel Woodall, during the Regimental Funeral Procession in Edmonton on June 17, 2015. (Dan Riedlhuber / Reuters) #
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Chinese boys look at a large turtle illegally offered for sale by a vendor (not seen) as they cross a street in Beijing, China. Many Chinese consumers eat turtles as a delicacy and their parts are often sought after for use in traditional Chinese medicines. (Kevin Frayer / Getty) #
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The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB), which will link the three cities in the Pearl River Delta, under construction off Hong Kong's Lantau Island, China, on June 12, 2015. (Bobby Yip / Reuters) #
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An Afghan girl stands on a road after crossing the Hungarian-Serbian border illegally near the village of Asotthalom, Hungary, on June 18, 2015. Hungary says almost 60,000 migrants have entered the country illegally so far this year, and on Wednesday announced it would throw up a 4-meter high fence along its 175-km (110 miles) border with non-European Union member Serbia. Migration experts warn the move risks creating a dangerous logjam in Serbia, an impoverished ex-Yugoslav republic woefully ill-equipped to deal with the influx. (Bernadett Szabo / Reuters) #
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Artists preform during the opening ceremony of the first-ever European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, on June 12 , 2015. (Stoyan Nenov / Reuters) #
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A French riot police officer tries to prevent illegal migrants from hiding in trucks heading for England in the French northern harbor of Calais on June 17, 2015. (Philippe Huguen / AFP / Getty) #
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A cheetah cub plays as its explores its outdoor enclosure at the zoo in Rostock, Germany, on June 15, 2015. (Jens Buettner / AFP / Getty) #
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A woman of the Nonam Wounaan indigenous group has her face painted during the tenth meeting of the ancestral knowledge in Puerto Pizario, in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on June 12, 2015. The indigenous authorities organize a week of competitions of traditional activities every two years to transmit ancestral knowledge to new generations. (Jaime Saldarriaga / Reuters) #
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Pope Francis is cheered by the crowd as he arrives for an audience with Italian AGESCI boy scouts association's members in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on June 13, 2015. (Alessandra Tarantino / AP) #
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A Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighter carries a boy injured by what they said was a mine after they fled Maskana town in the Aleppo countryside and make their way towards the Turkish border in Tel Abyad town, Syria, on June 16, 2015. Aided by U.S.-led air strikes, the Kurdish-led YPG militia may have dealt Islamic State its worst defeat to date in Syria by seizing the town of Tel Abyad at the Turkish border, cutting a supply route to the jihadists' de facto capital of Raqqa city. (Rodi Said / Reuters) #
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Visitors react as a man jumps into the water above Cleopatra's Beach, on a summer’s day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, which begins on June 18, at the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh, northwest of Cairo, Egypt, on June 16, 2015. (Amr Dalsh / Reuters) #
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A suspect is escorted by policemen during a crime reconstruction in the east-coast district of Sai Kung in Hong Kong on June 16, 2015, a day after suspected explosives were seized at an abandoned television studio. China warned against "radical forces" in Hong Kong after police arrested 10 people on suspicion of making explosives ahead of a vote on a controversial political reform package. (Philippe Lopez / AFP / Getty) #
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A group of migrants protect themselves from the weather with emergency blankets as they huddle on the seawall at the Saint Ludovic border crossing on the Mediterranean Sea between Vintimille, Italy and Menton, France, on June 14, 2015. Some 200 migrants, principally from Eritrea and Sudan, who attempted to cross the border on Saturday from Italy, were blocked by Italian police and French gendarmes. (Jean-Pierre Amet / Reuters) #
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An excavator removes a dead bear at the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, on June 17, 2015. Tigers, lions, bears and wolves were among more than 30 animals that escaped from a Georgian zoo and onto the streets of the capital Tbilisi on Sunday during floods that killed at least 12 people. (David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters) #
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A woman prays at a mosque on the first day of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on June 18, 2015. (Olivia Harris / Reuters) #
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Protesters are hit by a petrol bomb during a demonstration called for by students and teachers in downtown Santiago, Chile, on June 17, 2015. (Andres Stapff / Reuters) #
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Palestinians enjoy a dip in the ocean at Gaza beach on June 13, 2015, in Gaza City. Palestinians were taking the opportunity to relax and enjoy picnics on Gaza beach before the holy month of Ramadan which starts next week. Thousands of Palestinians descend on the 75km sandy beach of Gaza each day to relax, fish and escape the noise and heat of the city. The devastation across Gaza can still be seen nearly one year on from the 2014 conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants. Money pledged by the international community six months ago to rebuild Gaza has not materialized leaving many Palestinians impoverished and still suffering with the poor economy. (Christopher Furlong / Getty) #
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A boy looks through a window on the door of a migration center next to the Tiburtina station in Rome on June 12, 2015. The European Union has tripled funding for rescue missions in the Mediterranean after a shipwreck killed some 800 migrants in April, but it is still trying to find a way to cope with those who arrive, and to relieve the burden on southern countries like Italy and Greece. (Yara Nardi / Reuters) #
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Foo Fighters band member Dave Grohl is seen on a big screen speaking on a microphone after falling from the stage during the band's concert at Nya Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden, on June 12, 2015. Grohl broke his leg in the fall, but returned to the stage after medical attention and completed the set while seated, his leg elevated, as a medic monitored his injury. (Erik Abel / TT News Agency / Reuters) #
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People wear masks as a precaution against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus as they walk in Myeongdong, one of Seoul's main shopping districts, on June 15, 2015. (Ahn Young-joon / AP) #
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A double rainbow over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on June 17, 2015, in Sydney, Australia. (Cameron Spencer / Getty) #
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A Syrian refugee reacts as he waits behind border fences to cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, on June 15, 2015. On Sunday, Turkish authorities reopened the border after a few days of closure, a security source said, adding that they expected as many as 10,000 people to come across. (Umit Bektas / Reuters) #

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