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Photos Of The Week #27

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Emina Osmanovic is seen in her home in a refugee camp near Banovici, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Emina is among several thousand women still searching for the remains of their closest relatives 20 years after the Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys. She is searching for her son. She lost 15 close family members. "I don't know what is worse: To find his bones and know for sure that he was killed, that he is gone, or this waiting, suspense." (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Emina Osmanovic is seen in her home in a refugee camp near Banovici, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Emina is among several thousand women still searching for the remains of their closest relatives 20 years after the Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys. She is searching for her son. She lost 15 close family members. "I don't know what is worse: To find his bones and know for sure that he was killed, that he is gone, or this waiting, suspense." (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Belgian shrimp fishermen use horses to haul nets into the sea to catch shrimp during low tide in the coastal town of Oostduinkerke. This traditional method of catching shrimp along the North Sea coast, which dates back some 500 years, attracts tourists every summer. In 2013, UNESCO recognized shrimp fishing on horseback as an intangible cultural heritage. (Reuters/Yves Herman)
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Belgian shrimp fishermen use horses to haul nets into the sea to catch shrimp during low tide in the coastal town of Oostduinkerke. This traditional method of catching shrimp along the North Sea coast, which dates back some 500 years, attracts tourists every summer. In 2013, UNESCO recognized shrimp fishing on horseback as an intangible cultural heritage. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

A sparrow drinks from a fountain in Freiburg, Germany. (epa/Patrick Seeger)
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A sparrow drinks from a fountain in Freiburg, Germany. (epa/Patrick Seeger)

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony during celebrations marking Independence Day in Minsk on July 3. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony during celebrations marking Independence Day in Minsk on July 3. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

An Afghan boy carries bread for iftar, the meal that breaks the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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An Afghan boy carries bread for iftar, the meal that breaks the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Pakistani security officials rescue passengers after train compartments fell into a canal following the partial collapse of a bridge in Wazirabad in Punjab Province. The train was carrying soldiers. At least 12 people were killed, including a lieutenant colonel. More than 80 were saved by rescuers. (epa/Khurram Khan)
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Pakistani security officials rescue passengers after train compartments fell into a canal following the partial collapse of a bridge in Wazirabad in Punjab Province. The train was carrying soldiers. At least 12 people were killed, including a lieutenant colonel. More than 80 were saved by rescuers. (epa/Khurram Khan)

Residents of the large industrial town of Horlivka, in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, wait inside of their bomb shelter. (AFP/Andrey Borodulin)
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Residents of the large industrial town of Horlivka, in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, wait inside of their bomb shelter. (AFP/Andrey Borodulin)

An Afghan worker dries animal skins at a traditional factory in Mazar-e Sharif. (Reuters/Anil Usyan)
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An Afghan worker dries animal skins at a traditional factory in Mazar-e Sharif. (Reuters/Anil Usyan)

A boy plays on an armored personnel carrier mounted on a plinth in the village of Chernitsyno, in Russia's Kursk region. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A boy plays on an armored personnel carrier mounted on a plinth in the village of Chernitsyno, in Russia's Kursk region. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

A propeller from an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules transport plane rests on the roof of a building after the plane crashed on June 30 into a residential area in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia. More than 100 are feared dead. (Reuters/Roni Bintang)
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A propeller from an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules transport plane rests on the roof of a building after the plane crashed on June 30 into a residential area in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia. More than 100 are feared dead. (Reuters/Roni Bintang)

Students prepare to sleep on mats laid out on the floor under a Chinese national flag inside a gymnasium at the Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. More than 1,000 students slept inside the gymnasium to escape the hot weather in Wuhan, which reached 35 degrees Celsius on June 29. (Reuters/Stringer)
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Students prepare to sleep on mats laid out on the floor under a Chinese national flag inside a gymnasium at the Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. More than 1,000 students slept inside the gymnasium to escape the hot weather in Wuhan, which reached 35 degrees Celsius on June 29. (Reuters/Stringer)

A man working at the central fish market waits for customers in Athens. Greece announced on June 29 that it will shut banks for a week and impose capital controls, pleading for calm after anxious citizens emptied cash machines in a dramatic escalation of the country's debt crisis. (AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis) 
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A man working at the central fish market waits for customers in Athens. Greece announced on June 29 that it will shut banks for a week and impose capital controls, pleading for calm after anxious citizens emptied cash machines in a dramatic escalation of the country's debt crisis. (AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)

A man pushes a toddler in his pram through the middle of a pavement fountain in Liverpool, England. (AFP/Paul Ellis)
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A man pushes a toddler in his pram through the middle of a pavement fountain in Liverpool, England. (AFP/Paul Ellis)

A woman walks next to graffiti in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine. More than 6,000 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military began battling in April last year. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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A woman walks next to graffiti in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine. More than 6,000 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military began battling in April last year. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

Firefighters work at the scene of bomb attack on the convoy of the Egyptian prosecutor-general in Cairo on June 29. The country top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, died in the hospital from injuries sustained in the attack. (epa/Hatem Safwat)
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Firefighters work at the scene of bomb attack on the convoy of the Egyptian prosecutor-general in Cairo on June 29. The country top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, died in the hospital from injuries sustained in the attack. (epa/Hatem Safwat)

A security worker brings money to a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece, on June 29. Greece's European partners shut the door on extending a credit lifeline to Athens, leaving the country facing a default that could push it out of the euro and cause ripple effects across the European economy and beyond. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A security worker brings money to a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece, on June 29. Greece's European partners shut the door on extending a credit lifeline to Athens, leaving the country facing a default that could push it out of the euro and cause ripple effects across the European economy and beyond. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

Teenagers from a boxing school take part in a training session in the Caspian Sea near Soviet oil rigs in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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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, Baku. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

An event commemorating World War I is held on the Latin Bridge in Sarajevo early on June 29. The bridge is the location where Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914. (epa/Fehim Demir)
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An event commemorating World War I is held on the Latin Bridge in Sarajevo early on June 29. The bridge is the location where Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914. (epa/Fehim Demir)

Migrants travel on a train bound for the northern Serbian city of Subotica, near the border with Hungary. (AFP/Igor Pavicevic)
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Migrants travel on a train bound for the northern Serbian city of Subotica, near the border with Hungary. (AFP/Igor Pavicevic)

A Serbian Army honor guard stands behind a bronze statue of Gavrilo Princip after an unveiling ceremony at a park in downtown Belgrade on June 28. The Bosnian Serb nationalist, whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 101 years ago sparked World War I, is seen as an icon of Serb patriotism. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
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A Serbian Army honor guard stands behind a bronze statue of Gavrilo Princip after an unveiling ceremony at a park in downtown Belgrade on June 28. The Bosnian Serb nationalist, whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 101 years ago sparked World War I, is seen as an icon of Serb patriotism. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

Sunrise is seen a short while after the Swiss-made solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 took off from the international airport in Nagoya on June 29, headed for Hawaii. The aircraft is on a quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. (AFP/Solar Impulse)
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Sunrise is seen a short while after the Swiss-made solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 took off from the international airport in Nagoya on June 29, headed for Hawaii. The aircraft is on a quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. (AFP/Solar Impulse)

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (center) attends a memorial service before the funeral of former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov in Moscow on June 29. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
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Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (center) attends a memorial service before the funeral of former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov in Moscow on June 29. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

A man lies in a bathtub filled with crude oil during a health therapy session at the Naftalan Health Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. According to Hashim Hashimov, a medical specialist at the center, the oil can heal more than 70 diseases, including neurological diseases, skin conditions, and impotence. Centers like Naftalan attract people coming from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Germany, Hashimov told Reuters. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)
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A man lies in a bathtub filled with crude oil during a health therapy session at the Naftalan Health Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. According to Hashim Hashimov, a medical specialist at the center, the oil can heal more than 70 diseases, including neurological diseases, skin conditions, and impotence. Centers like Naftalan attract people coming from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Germany, Hashimov told Reuters. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov)

An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on June 28. The explosion destroyed a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station. Reuters/Mike Brown)
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An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on June 28. The explosion destroyed a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station. Reuters/Mike Brown)

Revelers participate in the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, on northern Spain. 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.(Reuters/Vincent West)
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Revelers participate in the Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) in Haro, on northern Spain. 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.(Reuters/Vincent West)

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