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Photos Of The Week -- June 2-8

Whale hunting, Venus transiting the Sun, and the opening of Euro 2012.

Inhabitants of the Faroe Islands catch and slaughter pilot whales during the traditional "Grindadrap" (whale hunting). (Reuters/Andrija Ilic) 
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Inhabitants of the Faroe Islands catch and slaughter pilot whales during the traditional "Grindadrap" (whale hunting). (Reuters/Andrija Ilic) 

Riot police block opposition supporters during a rally against a draft law on languages, which was scheduled to be discussed during a session in Ukraine's parliament. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Riot police block opposition supporters during a rally against a draft law on languages, which was scheduled to be discussed during a session in Ukraine's parliament. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Cheerleaders for the Russian national soccer team perform as fans departure from Moscow to Poland for the Euro 2012 football championship. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)  
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Cheerleaders for the Russian national soccer team perform as fans departure from Moscow to Poland for the Euro 2012 football championship. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)  

Men search for the bodies of people killed in a NATO air strike in Afghanistan's Logar Province. (Reuters) 
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Men search for the bodies of people killed in a NATO air strike in Afghanistan's Logar Province. (Reuters) 

A homeless man shows a bystander a photograph of himself dressed in an emperor&#39;s clothes as he stands against a wall surrounding the Forbidden City in central Beijing. (Reuters/David Gray) <font face="Arial Uni
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A homeless man shows a bystander a photograph of himself dressed in an emperor's clothes as he stands against a wall surrounding the Forbidden City in central Beijing. (Reuters/David Gray)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a concert to celebrate the 66th anniversary of the Korean Children&#39;s Union in Pyongyang. (AFP PHOTO/KCNA via KNS)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a concert to celebrate the 66th anniversary of the Korean Children's Union in Pyongyang. (AFP PHOTO/KCNA via KNS)

A protester writes a message using sand and bottle caps that reads in Arabic, &quot;The revolution continues, free Egypt, down with military rule&quot; after Friday Prayers on Cairo&#39;s Tahrir Square. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)&nbsp;
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A protester writes a message using sand and bottle caps that reads in Arabic, "The revolution continues, free Egypt, down with military rule" after Friday Prayers on Cairo's Tahrir Square. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) 

Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia returns the ball during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (Reuters/Benoit Tessier)
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Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia returns the ball during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (Reuters/Benoit Tessier)

A U.S. Army soldier runs across open ground to avoid sniper fire at Combat Outpost Pirtle-King in Afghanistan&#39;s Kunar Province. (Reuters/Tim Wimborne)&nbsp;
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A U.S. Army soldier runs across open ground to avoid sniper fire at Combat Outpost Pirtle-King in Afghanistan's Kunar Province. (Reuters/Tim Wimborne) 

Defendants, accused of participating in the December 2011 clashes in Kazakhstan&#39;s oil town of Zhanaozen, react while Interior Ministry officers block spectators during a court session in the city of Aktau. (Reuters/Olga Yaroslavskaya)
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Defendants, accused of participating in the December 2011 clashes in Kazakhstan's oil town of Zhanaozen, react while Interior Ministry officers block spectators during a court session in the city of Aktau. (Reuters/Olga Yaroslavskaya)

Police officers detain an opposition activist for taking part in a rally protesting a bill to authorize larger fines for violations during rallies in central Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Police officers detain an opposition activist for taking part in a rally protesting a bill to authorize larger fines for violations during rallies in central Moscow. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

The planet Venus transits in front of the Sun, seen in the early morning in Russia&#39;s Ivanovo region. (ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov)&nbsp;
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The planet Venus transits in front of the Sun, seen in the early morning in Russia's Ivanovo region. (ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov) 

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