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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.

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Deadly inferno

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.

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Picking through the wreckage

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
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A song for twister victims

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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Image: Clashes in Istanbul during a protest

Mall in our park? No way

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
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Pain in the park

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

Bulent Kilic / AFP
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Image: First day of new schoolyear in public schools

First-day tears

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
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Pitter patter, kitty cat

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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Tears after a collision

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
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Image: Munduruku Indians board a Brazilian Air Force plane to fly to Brasilia

Not-frequent flyers

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
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Image: A student wears a headlight, due to electricity shortage, as he takes his year-end examinations at a school in Aleppo's al-Sha'ar district

Exam in the spotlight

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
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Image: Fallen Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis' partner Figo, center, pays his last respects,

Touching tribute

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
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