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Image: Kevan Yaets swims after his cat Momo as floodwaters sweep him downstream and submerge his truck in High River, Alberta.

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The Week in Pictures: June 20 - 27

A sunny trip, a flooded province, a deadly crash, a filibuster, flour power, riots in Rio and more.

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Image: Kevan Yaets swims after his cat Momo as floodwaters sweep him downstream and submerge his truck in High River, Alberta.

Flooded feline

Kevan Yaets swims after his cat Momo as floodwaters sweep him downstream and submerge his truck in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Hundreds of people have been evacuated with volunteers and emergency crews helping to aid stranded residents. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage)
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Image: A student is hit by a jet of water sprayed by riot police during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system, in Santiago

Chile spray

A student is hit by a jet of water sprayed by riot police during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system, in Santiago June 26, 2013. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system. REUTERS/Carlos Vera (CHILE - Tags: EDUCATION POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Presidential guard

An Afghan security force stands guard as a ambulance arrive near entrance gate of the Presidential palace in Kabul on June 25, 2013. All the Taliban militants, who targeted the presidential palace and the CIA office in central Kabul, died in the attack, Afghan police said. Kabul police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi told reporters at the scene that all three or four militants had died. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO / SHAH MaraiSHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images
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Filibuster on the floor

Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, stands on a near empty senate floor as she filibusters in an effort to kill an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force many clinics that perform the procedure to upgrade their facilities and be classified as ambulatory surgical centers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Gay joy

Sue Rochman, left, and Robin Romdalvik hug their son Maddox Rochman-Romdalvik, 8, at San Francisco's City Hall, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutionalThe couple wed in 2008. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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Image: Daily Life In The Alexandra Township

High-flyers

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 26: Phaphama Nxumalo (L), 12, and Natasha Mbatha, 9, members of the Alexandra Trampoline Club, practices in an alleyway between apartment blocks June 26, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A township with a wide spectrum of housing types, including shacks and contemporary homes, Alexandra is situated next to the wealthy suburb of Sandton, laying bare post-apartheid South Africa's vast gulf between wealth and poverty. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Image: People take part in a group yoga practice on the morning of the summer solstice in New York's Times Square

Short nap, long day

People take part in a group yoga practice on the morning of the summer solstice in New York's Times Square, June 21, 2013. The "Solstice in Times Square" event on Friday brought out thousands of participants to celebrate the year's longest day in New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Image: Eddie Wilson

Island man

Eddie Wilson, 65, puts on his glasses while riding the ferry from the mainland to attend a church service for the 129th anniversary of St. Luke Baptist Church on Sapelo Island, Ga. on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Isolated over time to the Southeast's barrier islands, the Geechee of Georgia and Florida, otherwise known as Gullah in the Carolinas, have retained their African traditions more than other African American communities in the U.S. (AP Photo/David Goldman) PART OF A 35-PICTURE ESSAY BY DAVID GOLDMAN
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Flour power

Young people throw flour over each other in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, June 22, 2013. About a hundred young Ukrainians, gathered on a beach of the Dnieper River for the event. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
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Image: A North Korea soldier stands in front of a window along the banks of Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong

Mirror, mirror behind the wall

A North Korean soldier stands in front of a window along the banks of Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Chen (North Korea - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Image: An oiled penguin gets a bath by veternarians

Pampered penguin

epa03760240 An oiled penguin gets a bath by veternarians at Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne, Australia, 26 June 2013. The adult penguin was rescued from the Middle Park beach in Melbourne with oiling on it's feathers and will be given several baths to completely remove the oil and restore the natural water proofing of it's feathers. EPA/JOE CASTRO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT
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Image: Uptick In Chicago Gun Violence Continues To Coincide With Hot Weather

Searching for shooting clues

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: Police collect evidence at the scene of a shooting on June 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. 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. More than 165 people have been shot and wounded in the city during the same period. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Image: A demonstrator is shot by rubber bullets as anti riot police officers charge after clashes erupted during a protest against corruption and price hikes

Rio riots

A demonstrator is shot by rubber bullets as anti riot police officers charge after clashes erupted during a protest against corruption and price hikes, on June 20, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilians took to the streets again Thursday in several cities on a new day of mass nationwide protests, demanding better public services and bemoaning massive spending to stage the World Cup. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
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Murder at a mosque

TOPSHOTS A man inspects a dead victim lying on the ground following a suicide attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque in Peshawar on June 21, 2013. A suicide attack on June 21 killed 15 people and wounded more than 25 others at a Shiite Muslim mosque and religious seminary on the edge of Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said. AFP PHOTO/ Hasham AHMEDHASHAM AHMED/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: A basement office is seen flooded in the Elbow Park area of Calgary

Water works

A basement office is seen flooded in the Elbow Park area of Calgary, Alberta June 22, 2013. The flooding Bow River shut down all of the centre of Calgary, Canada's oil capital, and will remind closed until mid week. The flood 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, and there are reports of up to 4 deaths from the flooding. Many communities across southern Alberta are on mandatory evacuation orders because of severe flooding. REUTERS/Melissa Renwick (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Image: Gophers line city sidewalks after their homes were flooded in the East Village area of Calgary

Confused gophers

Gophers line the city sidewalks after their homes were flooded in the East Village area of Calgary, Alberta June 22, 2013. The flooding Bow River shut down all of the centre of Calgary, Canada's oil capital, and will remind closed until mid week The flood 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, and there are reports of up to 4 deaths from the flooding. Many communities across southern Alberta are on mandatory evacuation orders because of severe flooding. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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