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Kevan Yaets swims after his cat Momo as floodwaters sweep him downstream and submerge his truck in Alberta, Canada, on June 20. Both survived.
A student in Santiago, Chile, is hit by a jet of water sprayed by riot police during a June 26 protest demanding changes in the public education system. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is rampant profiteering in the school system.
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An Afghan soldier stands guard as an ambulance arrives at the presidential palace in Kabul after a June 25 Taliban attack. All the militants died in the attack, Afghan police said.
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Democratic Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis stands on a near-empty senate floor June 25 as she filibusters for 13 hours in a successful effort to kill an abortion bill. The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force many clinics that perform the procedure to upgrade their facilities.
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Sue Rochman, left, and Robin Romdalvik hug their 8-year-old son, Maddox Rochman-Romdalvik, at San Francisco's City Hall after a June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.
Alexandra Trampoline Club members Phaphama Nxumalo, 12, and Natasha Mbatha, 9, practice June 26 in an alleyway between apartment blocks in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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People take part in a group yoga practice on the morning of the June 21 summer solstice in New York's Times Square. The "Solstice in Times Square" event brought out thousands of participants to celebrate the year's longest day.
NBC News received these pictures on June 23.
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Eddie Wilson, 65, puts on his glasses while riding the ferry from the mainland to attend a church service June 9 for the 129th anniversary of St. Luke Baptist Church on Sapelo Island, Ga. Isolated for centuries in several barrier islands, the Geechee of Georgia and Florida and the Gullah of the Carolinas, have retained their African traditions more than other African-American communities in the U.S.
People throw flour over each other in Kiev, Ukraine, on June 22. About a hundred young Ukrainians gathered on a beach of the Dnieper River for the annual event.
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A North Korean soldier stands June 24 in front of a window near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong.
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An penguin is bathed by veterinarians at Australia's Melbourne Zoo on June 26. The penguin was rescued from a nearby beach with oiling on its feathers and was due to be given several baths to completely remove the oil and restore the natural water-proofing of its feathers.
A police officer collects evidence June 23 at the scene of a shooting in Chicago, Ill., in which a man was wounded in the leg when someone fired at least 11 rounds at a group of people having an outdoor party in the Morgan Park neighborhood. There have been at least 29 homicides in Chicago during the first three weeks of June.\
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A demonstrator is shot by rubber bullets as riot police charge after clashes erupted June 20 during a protest against corruption and price hikes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A man inspects a body following a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, on June 21. The assault killed 15 people and wounded more than 25 others.
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A flooded office on June 22 in the center of Calgary, Canada, is evidence of heavy rains in and around the nation's oil capital.
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Gophers line city sidewalks June 22 after their homes were flooded in the East Village area of Calgary, Canada. The flooding forced tens of thousands of residents to leave their soggy homes. Heavy rain also closed roads and brought down bridges elsewhere in the province of Alberta.