Photos Of The 2015 Week 25

A European heat wave, lightning over California, a building made of 8,500 beer bottles, cosplay in Paris, shrimp fishing on horseback in Belgium, the first-ever White House Campout, mine detection rats in Cambodia, a train wreck in Pakistan, an airshow over St. Petersburg, Russia, and much more. [35 photos total]

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Teenagers from a boxing school take part in a training session in the Caspian Sea near Soviet oil rigs in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on June 27, 2015. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Getty) #
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MiG-29 of the Strizhi (Swifts) perform during the International Maritime Defense show in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 2, 2015. (Dmitry Lovetsky / AP) #
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People swim during the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich on July 1, 2015. (Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters) #
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Cherilyn Wilson, 26, (left) and Chelsea Kane, 26, display their fists, with the message "Love Wins" written on them, as they pose at a celebration rally in West Hollywood, California, on June 26, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay rights movement. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) #
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Children play as they cool down in a fountain beside Manzanares river in Madrid, Spain, on June 27, 2015. (Andres Kudacki / AP) #
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Pakistan Army soldiers and rescue workers gather at the site after a train fell in a canal, near Gujranwala, Pakistan, on July 2, 2015. A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan military personnel and their families plunged into a canal on Thursday, killing 12 soldiers, when a bridge collapsed in what the army suspects was sabotage, officials said. (Reuters) #
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Children watch a full moon rising over the standing stones alignment of Sainte-Barbe in Plouharnel, Brittany, on July 2, 2015. (Georges Gobet / AFP / Getty) #
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A mine detection rat is given banana as a reward after successfully identifying an inactive mine on July 2, 2015, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) working with the Belgian NGO APOPO has recently begun testing the feasibility of using large mine detection rats from Tanzania to help clear fields of mines and unexploded ordnance in one of the most bombed and mined countries in the world. (Taylor Weidman / Getty) #
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Figures made by 3D printers produced by Japanese animation company Bihou are displayed at the Advanced Content Technology Expo in Tokyo on July 2, 2015. (Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP / Getty) #
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Yemeni fighters of the southern separatist movement and firefighters attempt to extinguish a flame at an oil refinery in the port city of Aden on June 27, 2015, following shelling by Shiite Houthi rebels. Fire erupted at Aden's oil refinery when rebels shelled the nearby port to prevent a Qatari ship carrying aid for Yemen's devastated second city from docking, officials told AFP. (Saleh Al-Obeidi / AFP / Getty) #
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SweepeeRambo, a 16-year-old Chinese Crested, undergoes a vet check before competing in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Petaluma, California, (Noah Berger / AP) #
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A model wears a creation in Hood by Air men's Spring/Summer 2016 collection, during Mode a Paris, at the Philharmonie de Paris in France on June 28, 2015. (Kamil Zihnioglu / AP) #
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A photo taken in Zermatt shows the Matterhorn mountain on July 1, 2015. The resort celebrates this year the 150th anniversary of the iconic Alpine mountain's first climb. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty) #
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A woman sunbathes on a beach along the Bassin d'Arcachon Sea during a warm and sunny day in Arcachon near Bordeaux, France, on July 1, 2015. (Regis Duvignau / Reuters) #
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Actors perform during the closing ceremony of the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, on June 28 , 2015. (Stoyan Nenov / Reuters) #
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A girl smiles while holding water bottles she collected from a charity distribution point during a heatwave, outside the emergency department of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) in Karachi, Pakistan, on June 28, 2015. Sea breezes brought lower temperatures on Friday to ease a heat wave that killed more than 1,150 people around Pakistan's teeming port city of Karachi during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. (Akhtar Soomro / Reuters) #
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People enjoy the warm sunny weather in the futuristically designed 'Badeschiff' (Pool ship) on the Spree river in Berlin, Germany, on July 2, 2015. (Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters) #
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A woman tips a bucket of wine over a boy during the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, Spain, on June 29, 2015. Every year thousands of people celebrate the day of the patron saint of the town, San Pedro, with a trek to the mountainous crags of Bilibio. Following a mass in honor of the fifth century hermit, St Felices de Bilibio, a giant battle ensues with participants using any method available to soak each other with cheap wine. The tradition appears to have come about after various participants, following a night of drinking, thought it amusing to stain their white festival costumes with red wine, according to newspaper reports. (Vincent West / Reuters) #
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Members of the Girl Scouts participate in the first-ever White House Campout on June 30, 2015, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady hosted the event, as part of her Let's Move! Outside initiative, for Girl Scouts to participate in activities to earn their Camper Badge, and to celebrate the release of the new Girls' Choice Outdoor badges. (Alex Wong / Getty) #
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Bernard Debryune, a Belgian shrimp fisherman for the last 36 years, rides a horse to haul a net out in the sea to catch shrimp during low tide at the coastal town of Oostduinkerke, Belgium, on July 3, 2015. At the end of each fishing session, the fishermen and their mounts leave the water to empty the net's contents into two wicker baskets fixed on each side of the horse. This traditional method of catching shrimp along the North Sea coast, which dates back to some 500 years, attracts tourists every summer. In 2013, Unesco recognized shrimp fishing on horseback as an intangible cultural heritage. (Yves Herman / Reuters) #
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Visitors in manga cosplay at the Japan Expo 2015 exhibition devoted to Japanese culture and entertainment on July 3, 2015 in Villepinte, near Paris, France. (Eric Piermont / AFP / Getty) #
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Indonesian search and rescue teams work at the site of an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules aircraft crash in Medan on June 30, 2015. An Indonesian military transport plane crashed on June 30 shortly after take-off in a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames in a residential area. (Kharisma Tarigan / AFP / Getty) #
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An Indian man walks with his cycle through a water-logged street as it rains in Jammu, India, on June 29, 2015. Heavy rains lashed the city bringing much needed relief from the scorching heat wave. (Channi Anand / AP) #
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A boy jumps from a diving platform in Cologne, Germany, on July 2, 2015. (Maja Hitij / AFP / Getty) #
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The abandoned former National Security Agency (NSA) listening station at the Teufelsberg (Devil's Mountain) in Berlin, Germany, on July 2, 2015. (Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters) #
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Forest fires throw flames above a tree-line along highway 969 in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, on June 29, 2015. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the province's firefighting budget has been depleted, but crews will keep working in the north, where flames and smoke have forced at least 3,000 people from their homes. (Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure via The Canadian Press via AP) #
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Princess the cat spent time on the American river with owner, Ashley Toccati, right, and her friend Kasandra Mullen, at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California, on July 1, 2015. (Rich Pedroncelli / AP) #
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Stacked rigs sit idle along with other oil drilling equipment at a depot in Dickinson, North Dakota on June 26, 2015. Since November, the Saudi Arabian-led OPEC cartel has held to a policy of unconstrained output, an approach many suspect is designed to flood global markets with more crude, push prices lower and punish rivals, including North Dakota, the second-largest U.S. oil producer. (Andrew Cullen / Reuters) #
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College graduate Li Rongjun poses for a photograph in a building made of 8,500 beer bottles, near his home in Lanya village of Chongqing municipality, China, on June 26, 2015. Li, who graduated from college with an engineering degree this year, spent more than four months and over 70,000 yuan ($11,270) to complete the 29-square-meter building with the help of his father. Li hoped the building, which was mostly made of sand, cement, cobblestones and beer bottles, could showcase his designing skills in order to attract investors and partners to start his own business in construction design, local media reported. (Reuters) #
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NATO soldiers assess one of their wounded comrades at the site of a suicide attack on a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 30, 2015. It came a week after an audacious attack on the nation's parliament, which highlighted the ability of insurgents, who have been fighting to overthrow the Kabul government for almost 14 years, to enter the highly fortified capital to stage deadly attacks. (Rahmat Gul / AP) #
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An aerial view shows sunbathers at the Maarsseveense Plassenaround recreational park in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 1, 2015, on a warm summer day. A blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe on July 1 brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans. (Robin Van Lonkhuijsen / AFP / Getty) #
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Yozhik, a male Himalayan bear, sits while an employee cools him with a stream of water, on a hot day at at the Royev Ruchey zoo, on the suburbs of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on July 3, 2015. (Ilya Naymushin / Reuters) #
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Mass lightning bolts light up night skies by Daggett airport from monsoon storms passing over the high deserts early Wednesday, north of Barstow, California, on July 1, 2015. Picture taken using long exposure. (Gene Blevins / Reuters) #
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A woman walks through an alley as used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India, on June 29, 2015. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters) #
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A woman paddles on top of a surfboard as her dog swims next to her in the Mediterranean Sea in Barcelona, Spain, on June 29, 2015. (Emilio Morenatti / AP) #

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