The World in Photos This Week

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Iraqi laborers work at a white cement factory in Bartala in Nineveh province, east of Mosul, on June 17.

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Laborers collect usable bricks from the site of a demolished building in Yangon, Myanmar on June 14.

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Members of the Foot Guards prepare prior to Trooping the Color, a British military ceremony, at the Royal Horseguards in London on June 14.

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A Palestinian woman prays at the entrance of her house in Gaza City on June 16. 

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Indian residents sit outside their home in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh state on June 15. Uttar Pradesh is gaining a new reputation as India's "failed state," with a series of rapes and killings fuelling calls for it to be brought under central government control.  

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Iraqi children carry water to their tent at a temporary displacement camp set up next to a Kurdish checkpoint on June 13 in Kalak, Iraq. Some 500,000 people have fled Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, after it was overrun by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants on June 10, according to the New York Times. Foreign Policy's Yochi Dreazen writes on the Obama administration's relationship with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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Crew members take pictures on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington off the coast of Hong Kong on June 15.

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American soccer fans react to their team beating Ghana 2-1 as they watch the FIFA World Cup on Copacabana beach on June 16,  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The teams are playing on the fifth day of the World Cup tournament. Read Musa Okwonga on post-colonialism on the pitch for Foreign Policy's World Cup blog Midfield General.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters train in the grounds of their camp in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq on June 14. Read Mohammed A. Salih's dispatch on Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces.

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A visitor looks at "RR Lyrae" by Ann Veronica Janssens at Art Basel on June 16, in Basel, Switzerland. Art Basel one of the most prestigious art fairs in the world. It runs until June 22 and will showcase the work of more than 4,000 artists selected by 300 leading galleries.

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Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he leads Catholic volunteers to the Misericordie d'Italia, a volunteer organization, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on June 14.

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A young Brazil fan in Salvador, Brazil, prior to the Brazil-Mexico match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17. Read Daniel Altman on the best way to lose on Foreign Policy's World Cup blog Midfield General. 

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Afghan voters line up before casting their ballots at a polling station in Kabul on June 14. Polls closed in Afghanistan's run-off presidential election on June 14, after Taliban militants tried to launch a major attack during voting.

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An Afghan farmer harvests wheat in a field in the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif on June 17.

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Krisztina Poschenrieder from Germany grooms an English Setter prior to judging in the 3rd National and International Dog Grooming Championships on June 14, in Erfurt, Germany. The event drew 32 competitors, with 52 dogs, from 5 countries and is part of the annual Erfurt dog breeders' show.

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People hold umbrellas at Tiananmen Square on June 17 in Beijing, China.

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An injured Syrian boy waits for medical attention at a makeshift hospital on June 15 following a reported barrel-bomb attack by government forces in the city of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus.

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A Palestinian farmer rides his horse as he carries boxes for fruits on his back near the West Bank town of Hebron on June 15.

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Displaced people return to their homes in Kimbumba, Democratic Republic of Congo, after fleeing violence between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on June 13. Rwandan and Congolese troops traded heavy weapons fire on June 12 in a second day of fighting on the border.

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Displaced children from Sloviansk, Ukraine sit on beds in a resting house for miners in Snizhne on June 17. UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos told the Security Council on June 16 that the situation in eastern Ukraine has worsened but is not yet a humanitarian crisis, noting attacks against hospitals. She said the number of refugees in Russia had, "over the past 10 days, reached 60,000," according to AFP.

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Indonesian  sex workers sit behind the glass of a brothel waiting for customers on June 18, in Surabaya, Indonesia. Surabaya's Mayor, Tri Rismaharini, announced that she plans to close the "Dolly" and neighboring "Jarak" red-light districts on June 18 in Indonesia's second-largest city. Sex workers and others, such as taxi drivers and street vendors in the district oppose the plan because they fear losing income.

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Queen Elizabeth II travels by carriage after the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony on June 16 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than 24 members.

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