The World in Photos This Week

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An Egyptian woman with a portrait of presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on her head celebrates his win in Cairo's Tahrir Square on June 3. Sisi won 96 percent of the vote, according to CNN. But, as Foreign Policy's David Kenner noted in his dispatch "Sisi's Day is a Bust," voter turnout was dismal.

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Chinese paramilitary police officers salute each other as they stand guard below a portrait of the late leader Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square on June 4, in Beijing, China. Twenty-five years ago on June 4, 1989, Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters and in the clashes that followed, scores were killed and injured. For more photos of Tiananmen Square over the years, check out FP's slideshow, "The Square."

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A Syrian army soldier makes his way through a tunnel reportedly used by rebel fighters in Jobar, a mostly rebel-held area on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, on June 2. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad won re-election in a controversial vote on June 4. FP's David Kenner explains his victory in his piece, "The Audacity of Hopelessness."

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History enthusiasts dressed in World War I uniforms take part in a re-enactment of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on May 31, in Benesov, Czech Republic. About 200 World War I military enthusiasts from across Europe gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the assassination of the archduke -- an incident that led to events that triggered start of the war. Benesov is located near Konopiste castle, the archduke's main residence.

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A recruit from a Ukrainian army volunteer battalion from the Donbass region trains at the Ukrainian National Guard shooting range not far from Kiev, on June 2. Piotr Zalewski reported on the deadly firefight raging in Eastern Ukraine, in a dispatch for FP titled "Ballots, Bombs, and a Rising Body Count."

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Behind the red curtain a man watches the 50th anniversary of the "La Macarena" crowning in the Plaza de Espana Square on May 31, in Seville, Spain, while an altar boy plays a video game nearby. Seville locals and visitors from around the world came to observe the grand celebration marking the canonical coronation of the Virgin of La Macarena, a 17th century Roman Catholic wooden image of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in Seville.

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Police in Ankara try to disperse a group gathered in Kizilay, Turkey on May 31. Demonstrators were marking the first anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests, which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi Park with a mall.

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A protester raises three fingers representing "liberty, brotherhood and equality" during an anti-coup demonstration at a shopping district in Bangkok. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Sunday near a major shopping mall in downtown Bangkok to denounce the country's May 22 coup, despite a lockdown by soldiers of some of the city's major intersections.

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Palestinian Bedouin women care for their sheep south of Gaza City, on June 4. The latest issue of Foreign Policy magazine tackles the complicated plight of the Bedouin in Israel, in Josh Raisher's dispatch, "'The State Doesn't Exist for You.'"

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A man carries a young girl who was injured in a suspected barrel-bomb attack by government forces in Aleppo on June 3. More than 160,000 people have died in the Syrian civil war, according to the Associated Press.

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A man and woman sit in their caravan during the Appleby Horse Fair on June 5, in Appleby, England. The Appleby Horse Fair dates back to 1685 and is protected by a charter granted by James II. It is one of the key gathering points for the Romany, gypsy and other traveling communities, who come to buy and sell horses.

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A replica of a British Sophwith 1-1/2 Strutter biplane flies by in a mock World War I battle during the 24th Aviation Fair on June 1, near Prague, Czech Republic. The Aviation Fair commemorates the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, or the Great War, which according to official statistics cost more than 37 million military and civilian casualties between 1914 and 1918.

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A member of the Afghan police stands outside a school that will be used as a polling station near Kandahar Airfield, on June 3.

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Thousands of people hold a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong's Victoria Park to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, on June 4. At Tea Leaf Nation, Rachel Lu looks at a different sort of Tiananmen commemoration that took place simultaneously in Hong Kong, in her piece, "Hong Kong's Angry, Anti-Mainland Counter-Vigil."

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Workers construct the FIFA Fan Fest stage, where fans will be able to watch games broadcast live, on Copacabana Beach on June 1, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil has won five World Cups, more than any other nation. The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off June 12 in Brazil.

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Pope Francis prays at the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican's gardens during the celebration of a rosary event marking the closing of the Marian month on May 31.

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A horse and exercise rider head to the main track at Belmont Park for morning training, on June 4, in Elmont, New York.

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Soldiers cast shadows on a wall at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar on June 1. U.S. forces will complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, President Barack Obama has said. But even as troops depart, tens of thousands of civilians will remain behind, as Phillip Carter reports in his piece, "When 9,800 Doesn't Equal 9,800."

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An Indian child poses with a mask during a "No Tobacco" rally in Kolkata on May 31. The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark No Tobacco Day on May 31, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use.

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Protesters wave Republican and Communist Party flags in support of a referendum on whether Spain should return to being a republic on June 2, in Madrid, Spain. King Juan Carlos of Spain has renounced the throne after 39 years and will be succeeded by his son, Prince Felipe.

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U.S. President Barack Obama leans in to shake hands with the Polish president (unpictured) during the 25th anniversary of the first partly-free parliamentary elections in the Royal Square in Warsaw, Poland on June 4.

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