The Week in Pictures: June 12 - 19
A cliff house burns, twin twisters slam a small town, a goalie gets caught in a net and more.
A pro-Russian fighter guards the crash site of a downed Ukrainian army Il-76 plane at the airport near Luhansk, Ukraine on June 14. Pro-Russian separatists shot down the military transport in the country’s restive east, killing all 49 service personnel on board, Ukrainian officials said.
Deadly twin twisters slammed their way through Pilger, Neb., splintering trees, flattening houses and ripping their way across farmland on June 16. At least two people died and 16 were critically when the tornadoes simultaneously touched down a mile apart.
Texas Christian University first baseman Kevin Cron tags out Virginia's Kenny Towns who was caught in a run down between third base and home plate in the eighth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., on June 17. Virginia scored in the bottom of the 15th inning to beat TCU 3-2 in a classic College World Series game.
A man throws "longda," pieces of prayer paper, into the air as Tibetans gather to celebrate the Wei Sang festival, in China's Sichuan province on June 18. Wei Sang, which means "burning incense," is a traditional Tibetan festival that falls in May or June, where people pray for a year of good harvest, health, and peace.
A man takes photos while walking through smoke from flares during a demonstration staged by striking workers of the French state-run rail operator SNCF on June 17 in Paris. France's longest rail strike in years rolled on for a second week as lawmakers were set to debate a contentious debt-cutting reform plan opposed by unions.
Andrea Soldo is consoled by family members after receiving the U.S. flag that was draped over the casket of her husband, Las Vegas police officer Igor Soldo, during the funeral services for Soldo in Las Vegas on June 12. Soldo, 31, and fellow officer, Alyn Beck, 41, were gunned down by two assailants at a Cici's Pizza during their lunch break on June 8.
Cambodian soldiers help people off an Immigration Thai Police truck after they crossed the border on June 17 in Poipet, Cambodia. Over 150,000 Cambodian workers have reportedly fled Thailand this week, over fears the Thai government will crackdown on illegal migrants.
Smoke rises from a house deliberately set on fire on June 13, days after part of the ground it was resting on collapsed into Lake Whitney, Texas. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, burning was one of three options the homeowner had for removing the home from the site before it fell into the lake. The house was evacuated two weeks earlier after cracks were discovered in the walls and more recently chunks of the cliff and the house began falling into the lake.
Pro-Russian fighters wave a white flag on June 18 to start a handover of the bodies of Ukrainian troops killed when a plane was shot down near Luhansk, at a checkpoint in the village of Karlivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.
The two sides managed to arrange a brief truce Wednesday evening to allow pro-Russian forces to hand over the bodies of 49 Ukrainian troops who died when the separatists shot down a transport plane bound for the airport in Luhansk last weekend.
Cleaners laid off by the Finance ministry are pushed back by riot police in their attempt to protest outside the ministry in Athens on June 12. Angry cleaners tried to protest outside the ministry after the Supreme Court put on hold the ruling by a lower court ordering the Greek Finance Ministry to rehire about 400 sacked cleaners.
England's goalkeeper Joe Hart rolls inside the goalpost after Italy's Mario Balotelli (not pictured) scored during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Amazonia arena in Manaus on June 14. England lost the match 1-2.
A young spectator attempts to catch a foul ball hit to the stands during the second inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game between Virginia and Mississippi on June 15, in Omaha, Neb.
Internally displaced people wash at a temporary camp set up near a Kurdish checkpoint on June 13 in Kalak, Iraq. Thousands of people fled Iraq's second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants.
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