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The Week in Pictures: June 13 - 20
Wildfires scorch Colorado, protests spread through Brazil, a cool reception at the G-8, a very grumpy cat and more.
Jumping into summer
Max Hofer, Noah Frutiger, Dominik Boegli and David Habegger jump from a bridge into the river Aare in Thun, Switzerland, on June 19. As temperatures rose well over 86 degrees Fahrenheit, people looked for ways to cool off.
A traffic jam forms on a highway blocked because of a fire at a military depot near Chapaevsk in the Samara region of southern Russia, on June 18. Exploding shells set off a fire that triggered explosions Wednesday at a military depot in southern Russia, injuring about 30 people and causing the evacuation of more than 6,000 from a nearby village, investigators and emergency workers said.
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Bangladeshi garment worker Mariyam, 30, who worked on the 6th floor of Rana Plaza, poses for a portrait at Enam Medical College, in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 15. Mariyam had her right arm amputated to free her from the rubble when she was rescued nearly 72 hours after the building collapsed.
Wrath of fire
Blackened areas show the indiscriminate path of a fire that destroyed some homes and left others untouched in one neighborhood in the densely wooded Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., on June 13. More than 350 homes were lost in what is now the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, surpassing last year's Waldo Canyon fire, which burned 347 homes, killed two people and led to $353 million in insurance claims.
Jeremy and Kelly Beach look into the remains of their home off Ravine Drive, on June 18, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Residents were allowed back into the area for a short period of time to view the properties that sustained the most damage from the fire. The Black Forest fire, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, has destroyed 502 homes and charred more than 22 square miles. It was 95 percent contained Thursday.
Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in front of Rio de Janeiro's Legislative Assembly building on June 17. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of major Brazilian cities protesting the billions of dollars spent on the Confederations Cup --and preparations for the upcoming World Cup-- and against the hike in mass transit fares.
Thousands of people participate in a protest against rising public transportation costs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 17. Earlier, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of protesters near the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The demonstrators were protesting rising public transport costs and the billions of dollars spent on the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, reports said.
An aerial view of the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, on June 19.
A member of the Free Syrian Army sits with his weapon inside a house in Aleppo's al-Sayyid Ali neighborhood, on June 18.
Move over, Grumpy Cat
The Sphynxcat Amhara's Mira of German breeder Sabine Braeuer waits prior to competition during the International pedigree dog and purebred cat exhibition in Erfurt, central Germany, JUne 16. Four thousand dogs and 150 cats from 20 countries are shown at the exhibition.
President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on June 17.