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Photos Of The Week -- June 11-17

A swan stops traffic in England, Greek demonstrations, Syrian refugees, a heatwave in Lahore and a mortar attack in Afghanistan.

A swan holds up traffic near Junction 3 of the M4 motorway, west of London, on June 15.Photo by Carl de Souza for AFP
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A swan holds up traffic near Junction 3 of the M4 motorway, west of London, on June 15.

Photo by Carl de Souza for AFP

Afghan men sit outside a mosque preparing to pray as a road sweeper walks among flying pigeons during Friday Prayers in Kabul on June 17.Photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe for AP
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Afghan men sit outside a mosque preparing to pray as a road sweeper walks among flying pigeons during Friday Prayers in Kabul on June 17.

Photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe for AP

Afghan police officers duck for cover after a mortar hit the compound of the National Police Training Center during an inauguration ceremony in central Wardak Province on June 15.Photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe for AP
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Afghan police officers duck for cover after a mortar hit the compound of the National Police Training Center during an inauguration ceremony in central Wardak Province on June 15.

Photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe for AP

Statues of angels atop St. Isaak's Cathedral are silhouetted against the full moon in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 15.Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky for AP
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Statues of angels atop St. Isaak's Cathedral are silhouetted against the full moon in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 15.

Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky for AP

A demonstrator kicks away a teargas canister outside the Greek parliament in central Athens during anti-austerity protests on June 15.Kostas Tsironis for AP
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A demonstrator kicks away a teargas canister outside the Greek parliament in central Athens during anti-austerity protests on June 15.

Kostas Tsironis for AP

A woman sits behind a smashed window in a McDonald's fast-food restaurant after riots in Athens on June 16.Photo by John Kolesidis for Reuters
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A woman sits behind a smashed window in a McDonald's fast-food restaurant after riots in Athens on June 16.

Photo by John Kolesidis for Reuters

Pakistani police commandos stand alert in a restive Karachi neighborhood on June 16.Photo by Asif Hassan for AFP
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Pakistani police commandos stand alert in a restive Karachi neighborhood on June 16.

Photo by Asif Hassan for AFP

Pakistani children cool off by walking through water sprinklers during a heatwave in Lahore on June 14. Photo by Arif Ali for AFP
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Pakistani children cool off by walking through water sprinklers during a heatwave in Lahore on June 14.

Photo by Arif Ali for AFP

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen with his ankle security tag while under house arrest near Bungay, England, on June 15. Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth for AP
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen with his ankle security tag while under house arrest near Bungay, England, on June 15.

Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth for AP

U.S. Army soldiers fire a howitzer artillery piece in Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, on June 12.Photo by Baz Ratner for Reuters
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U.S. Army soldiers fire a howitzer artillery piece in Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, on June 12.

Photo by Baz Ratner for Reuters

An Afghan woman dressed in a burqa begs with her children near a newly constructed building in Kabul on June 14. Photo by Mohammad Ismail for Reuters
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An Afghan woman dressed in a burqa begs with her children near a newly constructed building in Kabul on June 14.

Photo by Mohammad Ismail for Reuters

Syrian refugee children flash V-signs at the Boynuyogun Turkish Red Crescent camp near the Syrian border on June 12.Photo by Mustafa Ozer for AFP
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Syrian refugee children flash V-signs at the Boynuyogun Turkish Red Crescent camp near the Syrian border on June 12.

Photo by Mustafa Ozer for AFP

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