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The Week in Pictures: May 30 - June 6

A country fund-raiser, a fight for a park, a deadly blaze, first flight, education interrupted and more.

A firefighter is wheeled to an ambulance May 31 at the Southwest Inn, a motel in Houston, Texas. The five-alarm fire killed four firefighters and injured 13.

Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle

Bill Thesing, who was injured when a tornado hit his home in El Reno, Okla., on May 31, returns a day later with friend Tammy Hicks to salvage items. The tornado killed at least 18 people and injured many others.

Joe Raedle / Getty Images North America

Justin Moore performs during the third annual Music City Gives Back concert on June 4, in Nashville, Tenn. Money raised went to the recent victims of tornadoes in Oklahoma.


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Christopher Polk / Getty Images North America

Turkish police use water cannons May 31 to disperse demonstrators protesting the planned construction of a shopping mall at Taksim Square, a green space in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sedat Suna / EPA

A protester is dragged to safety as Turkish policemen use tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Taksim Square.

Bulent Kilic / AFP

A Filipino teacher comforts a crying kindergartner on the child's first day at an elementary school in Manila, Philippines, on June 3.

Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

A cat sits behind a rain-spattered window May 31 in Berlin, Germany. Heavy rains in mid-Europe led to extensive flooding.


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A passenger stands near the mangled front of a tourist bus near Orebro, Sweden, on June 3. Two buses carrying 60 passengers collided with a gasoline tanker, resulting in one death.

Pavel Koubek / AFP

Munduruku Indians, many flying for the first time, board a Brazilian Air Force plane bound for the capital, Brasilia, for talks about a controversial dam project.

Lunae Parracho / X03130

With electricity cut because of the civil war, a Syrian student wears a headlight as he takes an exam at a school in Aleppo on June 5.

Muzaffar Salman / X03127

Figo, a Bardstown, Ky., police dog, pays his last respects May 30 to his human partnerr, Officer Jason Ellis, who was killed in an ambush five days earlier.

Jonathan Palmer