The Week in Pictures: May 29 - June 5

A soldier can't let go, a speller jumps for joy, a graduate gets a sweet gift, a senior flips for fitness and more.

Chonette Johnson receives a congratulatory kiss from her son, Javion, as she and her classmates march to graduation at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Conn., on May 29.

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An egret preens itself as it stands on a branch along the River Brahmaputra on the eve of World Environment Day in Gauhati, India, June 4. World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 by the United Nations to stimulate global awareness on environmental issues.

Anupam Nath / AP

Couples dance during the XII Viennese Ball in the Gostinyi Dvor (Merchant Yard) in Moscow on May 31.

Pavel Golovkin / AP

People escape from a café in Istanbul after tear gas seeped in fired by riot police outside to disperse protesters on May 31. Turkish police clashed with protesters who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades.

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Emma Phonesavanh, the sister of 19-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh who was severely burned by a flash grenade during a SWAT drug raid, cries while she attends a vigil with her parents outside Grady Memorial Hospital where he is undergoing treatment on June 2 in Atlanta.

Police said officers were looking for a suspect who may have been armed and didn't know children were inside.

David Goldman / AP

A student hugs a tree while celebrating World Environment Day in the forest of Gokarna on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, on June 5. A total of 2,001 people hugged trees for about two minutes in a bid to set a Guinness World Record.

Narendra Shrestha / EPA

People play footvolley, a combination of soccer and volleyball, near the FIFA Fan Fest stage on Copacabana Beach under construction on June 1 in Rio de Janeiro. The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off June 12 in Brazil.

Mario Tama / Getty Images South America

Wang Yirong of Hebei province rides his motorcycle in a desert during the China Taklimakan Rally and CCR Xinjiang Station in Shanshan on May 31.

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Spc. Wesley Freeman embraces his girlfriend Christie McCarron as he says goodbye before roll call on the eve his unit, the Georgia National Guard 876th Vertical EN Company, deploys to Afghanistan on May 29 in Toccoa, Ga. The unit's deployment marks the last for the Georgia Army National Guard to Afghanistan as the military looks to withdraw all but some 10,000 troops after 2014.

David Goldman / AP

Members of the Civil Defense rescue children after what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo on June 2.

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Muslim refugees listen to a radio at the Catholic church in Carnot, Central African Republic. Thousands of French and African peacekeepers are trying to help stabilize the country after it exploded into sectarian violence in December 2013.

The photo was shot on April 16, but was made available to NBC News on June 5.

Jerome Delay / AP

An 83-year-old Ukrainian man exercises at the Kachalka outdoor gym on the banks of the Dniper River in Kiev, Ukraine on May 29. While the country has been in turmoil since November 2013, people continue to seek recreation at the fitness grounds. The widely popular 6.2 square mile outdoor fitness gym was built in Soviet times back in 1970, and the equipment is made from scrap metal. Kachalka is popular among all Ukrainian social groups and the admission is free.

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Eighth grade home-schooled student Jacob Williamson, 15, of Cape Coral, Fla., reacts after correctly spelling the word "harlequinade," during the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 29 at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.

Williamson did not win. That honor went to co-champions, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sunjoe.

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