The World in Photos This Week

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General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), commander of the US Cyber Command and chief of the Central Security Service testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the agency's PRISM program, which tracks web traffic and US citizens' phone records, during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 12. FP's Joshua E. Keating examines the technology to catch the next Edward Snowden.


Works by Rob Pruitt, 2013, presented by Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York at Unlimited, Art Basel are displayed on June 10 in Basel, Switzerland. Unlimited, Art Basel runs from June 13 until June 16.


German Football Association President Wolfgang Niersbach and members of the German delegation visit Yad Vashem on June 10 in Jerusalem, Israel.


In this handout provided by the South Korean Unification Ministry, South Korea's delegate, left, shakes hands with North Korea's head of working-level delegation, right, as she crosses the military demarcation line for the meeting at the border village of Panmunjom on June 9 in South Korea.


South Korean soldiers participate in an anti-terror exercise on June 13 in Incheon, South Korea. Tension between the two Koreas has increased after scheduled talks between the nations were cancelled, following a disagreement over the rank of officials that were slated to participate in the discussions.


Manager of the Jurong Frog Farm, Chelsea Wan, shows off a large female North American Bullfrog on June 11 in Singapore. The country's only frog farm has seen a huge boom in sales in the past year after developing the only fresh, locally made Hashima, also known as Snow Jelly. Traditionally imported from China, Hashima is made from the bullfrogs's oviducts and is often referred to as one of the top five most valued Chinese ingredients. Because it comes from the reproductive organs of the frog, it is rich with collagen protein and is said to help skin complexion as well as strengthen the kidneys and lungs.


Festival worker Rowan Elliott moves metal trash bins that will be distributed around the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm on June 13 near Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, now in its 43rd year, sold out in minutes -- before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days.


Teresa Rousseau, right, the mother of school teacher Lauren Rousseau who was killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, is hugged by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during an event marking the six-month anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting at the U.S. Capitol on June 13 in Washington, D.C. Friends and family members of the victims joined members of Congress for a day-long event to honor the 26 children and educators killed in the December shooting, and to renew calls for gun reform legislation.


Horse-mounted shrimp fishermen work the nets during the visit of King Albert and Queen Paola of Belgium on June 13 in Oostduinkerke, Belgium.


A veterinarian helper holds Kabang, upon her arrival at a vet center in Makati City on June 8 in Manila, Philippines. The female aspin returned to the Philippines after completing eight months of various procedures at University of California, Davis for the loss of its snout when she saved two young girls from the path of an incoming motorcycle in 2011. Kabang has since been named as one of the world's top 10 heroic canines for 2012.

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