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    The Week in Pictures June 14 – June 21 2013 (76 Photos)


    A model displays her outfit during a lingerie fashion at a beach resort in Beirut, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by AFP Photo)


    A model displays her outfit during a lingerie fashion at a beach resort in Beirut, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by AFP Photo)




    People watch as an acrobat rides his motorcycle around a circular track at an entertainment park set up outside a shrine in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on June 19, 2013. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)


    People watch as an acrobat rides his motorcycle around a circular track at an entertainment park set up outside a shrine in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on June 19, 2013. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)




    A French firefighter stands along the Gave river while waters are being pumped on June 18, 2013, in Lourdes, southwestern France. French authorities today shut the grotto at Lourdes and evacuated about 200 people following flash floods at the Roman Catholic pilgrimage site. (Photo by Laurent Dard/AFP Photo)


    A French firefighter stands along the Gave river while waters are being pumped on June 18, 2013, in Lourdes, southwestern France. French authorities today shut the grotto at Lourdes and evacuated about 200 people following flash floods at the Roman Catholic pilgrimage site. (Photo by Laurent Dard/AFP Photo)




    Yoga enthusiast mark the longest day of the year with five free [Mind Over Madness] yoga classes in New York's Times Square, on June 21, 2013. (Photo by Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)


    Yoga enthusiast mark the longest day of the year with five free [Mind Over Madness] yoga classes in New York's Times Square, on June 21, 2013. (Photo by Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)




    People walk on the roof of the Oslo Opera House, Norway, on June 19, 2013. (Photo by Vegard Grott/AFP Photo)


    People walk on the roof of the Oslo Opera House, Norway, on June 19, 2013. (Photo by Vegard Grott/AFP Photo)




    Demonstrators wear [Free Pussy Riot] balaclavas as they protest at the security fence surrounding the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)


    Demonstrators wear [Free Pussy Riot] balaclavas as they protest at the security fence surrounding the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)




    Racegoers attend the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England June 18, 2013. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)


    Racegoers attend the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England June 18, 2013. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)




    Fans of Brazil wait for the start of the Confederations Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza June 19, 2013. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


    Fans of Brazil wait for the start of the Confederations Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza June 19, 2013. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)




    An EADS Airbus A380 flies over Le Bourget airport, near Paris on June 20, 2013 during the 50th International Paris Air show. (Photo by Eric Feferberg)


    An EADS Airbus A380 flies over Le Bourget airport, near Paris on June 20, 2013 during the 50th International Paris Air show. (Photo by Eric Feferberg)




    A man does a somersault at Boa Viagem Beach in Recife June 19, 2013. (Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)


    A man does a somersault at Boa Viagem Beach in Recife June 19, 2013. (Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)




    An aerial view of the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Francois Mori/AP Photo)


    An aerial view of the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Francois Mori/AP Photo)




    A girl jumps off the breakwater into the Black Sea in the Crimean village of Beregove, Ukraine, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)


    A girl jumps off the breakwater into the Black Sea in the Crimean village of Beregove, Ukraine, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)




    A member of the National Elderly Unit shouts slogans in front of a police line during a protest near the Nicaraguan Social Security building in Managua, on June 19, 2013. Hundreds of senior citizens are demanding the government give them a partial pension as they did not qualify for a full pension because they were unable to pay into the system for the required time, due to the instability of the country resulting from war and natural disasters. (Photo by Esteban Felix/Associated Press)


    A member of the National Elderly Unit shouts slogans in front of a police line during a protest near the Nicaraguan Social Security building in Managua, on June 19, 2013. Hundreds of senior citizens are demanding the government give them a partial pension as they did not qualify for a full pension because they were unable to pay into the system for the required time, due to the instability of the country resulting from war and natural disasters. (Photo by Esteban Felix/Associated Press)




    An Afghan refugee family climbs onto a truck at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camp in Kabul on June 20, 2013. Scarred by decades of war, social problems, poverty and insecurities, millions of Afghans still live as refugees mainly in neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. (Photo by Shah Marai/AFP Photo)


    An Afghan refugee family climbs onto a truck at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camp in Kabul on June 20, 2013. Scarred by decades of war, social problems, poverty and insecurities, millions of Afghans still live as refugees mainly in neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. (Photo by Shah Marai/AFP Photo)




    Jeremy and Kelly Beach look into the remains of their home off Ravine Drive in Colorado Springs, on June 18, 2013. As the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its main program for preventing blazes in the first place. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/The Colorado Springs Gazette)


    Jeremy and Kelly Beach look into the remains of their home off Ravine Drive in Colorado Springs, on June 18, 2013. As the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its main program for preventing blazes in the first place. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/The Colorado Springs Gazette)




    Youth spray water on each other on the banks of the Dnipro River in Kiev June 16, 2013. Some 250 people participated in a social media flash mob called [Water Battle]. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)


    Youth spray water on each other on the banks of the Dnipro River in Kiev June 16, 2013. Some 250 people participated in a social media flash mob called [Water Battle]. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)




    A view of Earth from the Cupola on the earth-facing side of the International Space Station is seen in this NASA handout photo taken June 12, 2103 and provided June 17, 2013. Visible in the top left foreground is a Russian Soyuz crew capsule. In the lower right corner, a solar array panel can be seen. (Photo by NASA via Reuters)


    A view of Earth from the Cupola on the earth-facing side of the International Space Station is seen in this NASA handout photo taken June 12, 2103 and provided June 17, 2013. Visible in the top left foreground is a Russian Soyuz crew capsule. In the lower right corner, a solar array panel can be seen. (Photo by NASA via Reuters)




    President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)


    President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)




    A Qantas Boeing 737 airplane flies through a rainbow above the central business district of Sydney June 17, 2013. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


    A Qantas Boeing 737 airplane flies through a rainbow above the central business district of Sydney June 17, 2013. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)




    Artists perform during a show of the UniverSoul Circus at National Harbor, Maryland on June 16, 2013. UniverSoul is the only African-American owned circus founded in Atlanta by concert and theater promoter, Cedric Walker. The show includes artists from the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, France, Vietnam, South Africa, Russia, Brazil and West Africa. (Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP Photo)


    Artists perform during a show of the UniverSoul Circus at National Harbor, Maryland on June 16, 2013. UniverSoul is the only African-American owned circus founded in Atlanta by concert and theater promoter, Cedric Walker. The show includes artists from the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, France, Vietnam, South Africa, Russia, Brazil and West Africa. (Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP Photo)




    Former England soccer team captain David Beckham explains to primary school students how to play soccer in Nanjing, Jiangsu province June 18, 2013. According to local media, Beckham arrived in the China on Monday to start his second trip as China's soccer envoy. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


    Former England soccer team captain David Beckham explains to primary school students how to play soccer in Nanjing, Jiangsu province June 18, 2013. According to local media, Beckham arrived in the China on Monday to start his second trip as China's soccer envoy. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)




    An Indonesian student hurls a bamboo stick as police spray a water cannon during a protest against the fuel price hike outside parliament in Jakarta on June 17, 2013. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters in Indonesia on June 17, as thousands demonstrated nationwide against the government's plan to increase fuel prices. (Photo by Adek Berry/AFP Photo)


    An Indonesian student hurls a bamboo stick as police spray a water cannon during a protest against the fuel price hike outside parliament in Jakarta on June 17, 2013. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters in Indonesia on June 17, as thousands demonstrated nationwide against the government's plan to increase fuel prices. (Photo by Adek Berry/AFP Photo)




    An Indian man salvages a pumpkin from the rising waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi on June 18, 2013. Monsoon rains have arrived early in northern India, leaving at least 64 people dead and thousands stranded, officials said June 18. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP Photo)


    An Indian man salvages a pumpkin from the rising waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi on June 18, 2013. Monsoon rains have arrived early in northern India, leaving at least 64 people dead and thousands stranded, officials said June 18. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP Photo)




    Italy players relax in the breakers of the Atlantic ocean at the soccer Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. (Photo by Antonio Calanni/AP Photo)


    Italy players relax in the breakers of the Atlantic ocean at the soccer Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. (Photo by Antonio Calanni/AP Photo)




    A giant globe of 35 tons of garbage is photographed on June 19, 2013 in the center of Geneva. The city of Geneva has launched a campaign against the tons of litter by exhibiting on Plainpalais place, a giant ball that gather the rubbish collected off bins in three days. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP Photo)


    A giant globe of 35 tons of garbage is photographed on June 19, 2013 in the center of Geneva. The city of Geneva has launched a campaign against the tons of litter by exhibiting on Plainpalais place, a giant ball that gather the rubbish collected off bins in three days. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP Photo)




    A child's toy Ferrari is parked between two hatchbacks at the Hale Barns Cricket Club in Altrincham, Cheshire, northern England June 19, 2013. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)


    A child's toy Ferrari is parked between two hatchbacks at the Hale Barns Cricket Club in Altrincham, Cheshire, northern England June 19, 2013. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)




    A miniature football pinned to a wall with red paint symbolizing blood is seen in Fortaleza, Northeastern Brazil, on June 19, 2013 during a protest of what is now called the [Tropical Spring] against corruption and price hikes. In a country with one of the widest income disparities in the world – billions of dollars were being spent on stadiums and little on social programs – and the Confederations Cup football tournament going on, Brazil has two weeks to convince sceptics that it can honour its pledge to stage a successful World Cup in 2014. (Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP Photo)


    A miniature football pinned to a wall with red paint symbolizing blood is seen in Fortaleza, Northeastern Brazil, on June 19, 2013 during a protest of what is now called the [Tropical Spring] against corruption and price hikes. In a country with one of the widest income disparities in the world – billions of dollars were being spent on stadiums and little on social programs – and the Confederations Cup football tournament going on, Brazil has two weeks to convince sceptics that it can honour its pledge to stage a successful World Cup in 2014. (Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP Photo)




    A policewoman is treated for injuries after being crushed in a stampede to see football superstar David Beckham at Tonji University in Shanghai on June 20, 2013. Five people were injured when hundreds of students poured through a gate to see the recently retired former England captain who is here on a seven day visit to China. (Photo by Peter Parks/Reuters)


    A policewoman is treated for injuries after being crushed in a stampede to see football superstar David Beckham at Tonji University in Shanghai on June 20, 2013. Five people were injured when hundreds of students poured through a gate to see the recently retired former England captain who is here on a seven day visit to China. (Photo by Peter Parks/Reuters)




    Nepalese farmers try to control a tractor in the rice paddy field in Khokana, Lalitpur June 17, 2013. Rice is considered the main staple for Nepalese and is planted during the Nepali month of Asar, which usually lies between June and July, typically seen by locals as an auspicious month for planting rice. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


    Nepalese farmers try to control a tractor in the rice paddy field in Khokana, Lalitpur June 17, 2013. Rice is considered the main staple for Nepalese and is planted during the Nepali month of Asar, which usually lies between June and July, typically seen by locals as an auspicious month for planting rice. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)




    A road roller crushes smuggled elephant tusks, that had been confiscated, at the Parks and Wildlife center in Quezon City, Metro Manila on June 21, 2013. The Philippine government destroyed on Friday at least five tonnes of smuggled elephant tusks, making the Philippines the first country in Asia to conduct physical destruction of massive ivory stockpiles in support of government efforts to stamp out illegal wildlife trade, a statement from Department of Environment and Natural Resources said. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)


    A road roller crushes smuggled elephant tusks, that had been confiscated, at the Parks and Wildlife center in Quezon City, Metro Manila on June 21, 2013. The Philippine government destroyed on Friday at least five tonnes of smuggled elephant tusks, making the Philippines the first country in Asia to conduct physical destruction of massive ivory stockpiles in support of government efforts to stamp out illegal wildlife trade, a statement from Department of Environment and Natural Resources said. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)




    Somali government soldiers evacuate an injured man after a suicide bomb attack inside the United Nations compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu, June 19, 2013. A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a United Nations compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police and witnesses said, in a strike that bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda-linked militants. (Photo by Omar Faruk/Reuters)


    Somali government soldiers evacuate an injured man after a suicide bomb attack inside the United Nations compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu, June 19, 2013. A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a United Nations compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police and witnesses said, in a strike that bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda-linked militants. (Photo by Omar Faruk/Reuters)




    Riot police aim their weapons at protesters gathering near Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Protesters cut off the main access road to the stadium where Brazil will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup soccer tournament later Wednesday. Beginning as protests against bus fare hikes, the demonstrations have quickly ballooned to include broad middle-class outrage over the failure of governments to provide basic services and ensure public safety. (Photo by Andre Penner/AP Photo)


    Riot police aim their weapons at protesters gathering near Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Protesters cut off the main access road to the stadium where Brazil will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup soccer tournament later Wednesday. Beginning as protests against bus fare hikes, the demonstrations have quickly ballooned to include broad middle-class outrage over the failure of governments to provide basic services and ensure public safety. (Photo by Andre Penner/AP Photo)




    A seagull flies as military helicopters, taking part in Eager Lion military exercise, approach a vessel for a boarding drill in the coastal city of Aqaba June 19, 2013. Eager Lion military exercise, set to take place in Jordan between June 9-20 is an annual multi-national exercise designed to focus on facing irregular warfare, as well as terrorism and national security threats. The exercise also aims to promote military relationships among the participants consisting of 8,000 participants from 19 countries. (Photo by Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)


    A seagull flies as military helicopters, taking part in Eager Lion military exercise, approach a vessel for a boarding drill in the coastal city of Aqaba June 19, 2013. Eager Lion military exercise, set to take place in Jordan between June 9-20 is an annual multi-national exercise designed to focus on facing irregular warfare, as well as terrorism and national security threats. The exercise also aims to promote military relationships among the participants consisting of 8,000 participants from 19 countries. (Photo by Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)




    Volunteers in animal costumes wait to perform in an event to promote a love for dogs, in Beijing's Sanlitun area, June 20, 2013. Dog lovers and animal rights activists have called for the cancellation of an annual dog meat festival scheduled to take place on Friday in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, voicing concerns over animal cruelty and food safety, according to China Daily. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)


    Volunteers in animal costumes wait to perform in an event to promote a love for dogs, in Beijing's Sanlitun area, June 20, 2013. Dog lovers and animal rights activists have called for the cancellation of an annual dog meat festival scheduled to take place on Friday in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, voicing concerns over animal cruelty and food safety, according to China Daily. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)




    Police detain a student protester after he and fellow protesters attempted to enter the governor's office to oppose hikes in fuel prices in Surabaya, East Java province June 21, 2013. Indonesia will carry out a big increase in fuel prices on Saturday, settling months of agonising over the politically divisive issue that was damaging confidence in Southeast Asia's biggest economy and sapping the state's finances. (Photo by Rayhan Alifian/Reuters)


    Police detain a student protester after he and fellow protesters attempted to enter the governor's office to oppose hikes in fuel prices in Surabaya, East Java province June 21, 2013. Indonesia will carry out a big increase in fuel prices on Saturday, settling months of agonising over the politically divisive issue that was damaging confidence in Southeast Asia's biggest economy and sapping the state's finances. (Photo by Rayhan Alifian/Reuters)




    [Moai] and [Facemask], Nathan Sawaya sculptures, are displayed with others in the «Art of the Brick» show at Discovery Times Square in New York City, on June 18, 2013. Sawaya created the pieces entirely with LEGO toy bricks and the exhibition features over 100 works of art created from millions of the toy bricks. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)


    [Moai] and [Facemask], Nathan Sawaya sculptures, are displayed with others in the «Art of the Brick» show at Discovery Times Square in New York City, on June 18, 2013. Sawaya created the pieces entirely with LEGO toy bricks and the exhibition features over 100 works of art created from millions of the toy bricks. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)




    A civil society protester tries to remove barbed wire while wearing a Turkish flag during a demonstration protesting the extension of parliament's mandate, near Parliament in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 21, 2013. Lebanon's parliament on May 29 extended its term by a year and a half, skipping scheduled elections because of the country's deteriorating security linked to the civil war next door in Syria. (Photo by Bilal Hussein/AP Photo)


    A civil society protester tries to remove barbed wire while wearing a Turkish flag during a demonstration protesting the extension of parliament's mandate, near Parliament in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 21, 2013. Lebanon's parliament on May 29 extended its term by a year and a half, skipping scheduled elections because of the country's deteriorating security linked to the civil war next door in Syria. (Photo by Bilal Hussein/AP Photo)




    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with her racing manager John Warren react after her horse, Estimate, won the Gold Cup on day three of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, England, Thursday June 20, 2013. (Photo by Tim Ireland/AP Photo/PA)


    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with her racing manager John Warren react after her horse, Estimate, won the Gold Cup on day three of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, England, Thursday June 20, 2013. (Photo by Tim Ireland/AP Photo/PA)




    An Airbus A400M performs its demonstration flight during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Thursday, June 20, 2013. (Photo by Francois Mori/AP Photo)


    An Airbus A400M performs its demonstration flight during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Thursday, June 20, 2013. (Photo by Francois Mori/AP Photo)




    A Balinese girl performs a traditional dance during the 35th Bali Art Festival in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on June 21, 2013. The Bali Arts Festival is a full month of daily performances, handicraft exhibitions and other related cultural and commercial activities during offerings of dance, music and beauty. The festival is designed to promote tourism on the resort island. (Photo by AFP Photo)


    A Balinese girl performs a traditional dance during the 35th Bali Art Festival in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on June 21, 2013. The Bali Arts Festival is a full month of daily performances, handicraft exhibitions and other related cultural and commercial activities during offerings of dance, music and beauty. The festival is designed to promote tourism on the resort island. (Photo by AFP Photo)




    A young couple kiss at Stonehenge during a sunset ceremony as thousands of people flock to the prehistoric monument to celebrate summer solstice, on June 21, 2013. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. (Photo by SWNS)


    A young couple kiss at Stonehenge during a sunset ceremony as thousands of people flock to the prehistoric monument to celebrate summer solstice, on June 21, 2013. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. (Photo by SWNS)




    A kayaker paddles down a flooded street in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (Photo by Jordan Verlage/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)


    A kayaker paddles down a flooded street in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (Photo by Jordan Verlage/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)




    Athletes fight for a ball during a Swamp Soc Cup of Russia soccer match, outside St. Petersburg, on June 15, 2013. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)


    Athletes fight for a ball during a Swamp Soc Cup of Russia soccer match, outside St. Petersburg, on June 15, 2013. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)




    BAE Systems of a concept design from the company's archive of a Fighter Jet Take-Off Platform which was a concept platform that would rise vertically from the ground and allow an aircraft to take-off from its back, allowing planes to operate from small airstrips or narrow forest clearings. Inventions designed by British engineers in the 1960s have been brought to life in a display more in keeping with an episode of the Thunderbirds. The forgotten designs, which have been unearthed in BAE Systems' archives, include a hypersonic space-plane capable of travelling at five times the speed of sound, a jeep that leaps over enemy blockades and a commercial aircraft able to take off and land vertically in densely populated cities. Photo credit should read: (Photo by BAE Systems/PA Wire)


    BAE Systems of a concept design from the company's archive of a Fighter Jet Take-Off Platform which was a concept platform that would rise vertically from the ground and allow an aircraft to take-off from its back, allowing planes to operate from small airstrips or narrow forest clearings. Inventions designed by British engineers in the 1960s have been brought to life in a display more in keeping with an episode of the Thunderbirds. The forgotten designs, which have been unearthed in BAE Systems' archives, include a hypersonic space-plane capable of travelling at five times the speed of sound, a jeep that leaps over enemy blockades and a commercial aircraft able to take off and land vertically in densely populated cities. Photo credit should read: (Photo by BAE Systems/PA Wire)




    An armed man - member of a vigilante group – keeps watch in Coalcoman community, in Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 22, 2013. Vigilante groups, calling themselves [community police], have sprung up this year in western and southern Mexican towns, in an effort to combat drug-related violence. (Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP Photo)


    An armed man - member of a vigilante group – keeps watch in Coalcoman community, in Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 22, 2013. Vigilante groups, calling themselves [community police], have sprung up this year in western and southern Mexican towns, in an effort to combat drug-related violence. (Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP Photo)




    Photographers taking pictures of the new Koenigsegg hypercar during the media launch held at Ritz Carlton Millenia, in Singapore, on June 14, 2013. The Koenigsegg hypercar has been sold to its first Singaporean owner, Angela Tan, 38, who purchased the car for SGD 5.3million, making it the most expensive car in Singapore. (Photo by Caroline Chia/The Straits Times)


    Photographers taking pictures of the new Koenigsegg hypercar during the media launch held at Ritz Carlton Millenia, in Singapore, on June 14, 2013. The Koenigsegg hypercar has been sold to its first Singaporean owner, Angela Tan, 38, who purchased the car for SGD 5.3million, making it the most expensive car in Singapore. (Photo by Caroline Chia/The Straits Times)




    A helicopter flies in front of the moon at the airport in Berlin on June 19, 2013 ahead of the departure of US President Barack Obama. Obama said Russian and US nuclear weapons should be slashed by up to a third in a keynote speech in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate in which he called for a world of [peace and justice]. (Photo by Odd Andersenodd Andersen/AFP Photo)


    A helicopter flies in front of the moon at the airport in Berlin on June 19, 2013 ahead of the departure of US President Barack Obama. Obama said Russian and US nuclear weapons should be slashed by up to a third in a keynote speech in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate in which he called for a world of [peace and justice]. (Photo by Odd Andersenodd Andersen/AFP Photo)




    A view of a flying camera covering the game British & Irish Lions Tour 2013, NSW Waratahs v British & Irish Lions, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 15 June 2013. (Photo by Stephen McCarthy/SportsFile)


    A view of a flying camera covering the game British & Irish Lions Tour 2013, NSW Waratahs v British & Irish Lions, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 15 June 2013. (Photo by Stephen McCarthy/SportsFile)




    A female supporter of Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, flashes a victory sign as she holds his poster during a celebration gathering in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns. (Photo by Vahid Salemi/AP Photo)


    A female supporter of Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, flashes a victory sign as she holds his poster during a celebration gathering in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns. (Photo by Vahid Salemi/AP Photo)




    People walk on a road which caved in after incessant rains on Rishikesh-Mana highway in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, on June 17, 2013. Torrential rain and floods washed away buildings and roads, killing at least 23 people in the state, officials said Monday. (Photo by Associated Press)


    People walk on a road which caved in after incessant rains on Rishikesh-Mana highway in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, on June 17, 2013. Torrential rain and floods washed away buildings and roads, killing at least 23 people in the state, officials said Monday. (Photo by Associated Press)




    Riot police are seen during clashes with protestors outside of Maracana stadium during the FIFA 2013 Confederation Cup football match between Mexico and Italy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 16, 2013. Police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse around 3,000 demonstrators attempting to enter the stadium in protest at the vast sums of money spent on the organisation of the tournament and next year's World Cup, which Brazil is also hosting. (Photo by Tasso Marcelo/AFP Photo)


    Riot police are seen during clashes with protestors outside of Maracana stadium during the FIFA 2013 Confederation Cup football match between Mexico and Italy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 16, 2013. Police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse around 3,000 demonstrators attempting to enter the stadium in protest at the vast sums of money spent on the organisation of the tournament and next year's World Cup, which Brazil is also hosting. (Photo by Tasso Marcelo/AFP Photo)




    A man looks at the damage caused by mud in the Hautes-Pyrenees, France, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by Laurent Dard/AFP Photo)


    A man looks at the damage caused by mud in the Hautes-Pyrenees, France, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by Laurent Dard/AFP Photo)





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The Week in Pictures June 14 – June 21 2013 (76 Photos)


A model displays her outfit during a lingerie fashion at a beach resort in Beirut, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by AFP Photo)


A model displays her outfit during a lingerie fashion at a beach resort in Beirut, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by AFP Photo)




People watch as an acrobat rides his motorcycle around a circular track at an entertainment park set up outside a shrine in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on June 19, 2013. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)


People watch as an acrobat rides his motorcycle around a circular track at an entertainment park set up outside a shrine in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on June 19, 2013. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)




A French firefighter stands along the Gave river while waters are being pumped on June 18, 2013, in Lourdes, southwestern France. French authorities today shut the grotto at Lourdes and evacuated about 200 people following flash floods at the Roman Catholic pilgrimage site. (Photo by Laurent Dard/AFP Photo)


A French firefighter stands along the Gave river while waters are being pumped on June 18, 2013, in Lourdes, southwestern France. French authorities today shut the grotto at Lourdes and evacuated about 200 people following flash floods at the Roman Catholic pilgrimage site. (Photo by Laurent Dard/AFP Photo)




Yoga enthusiast mark the longest day of the year with five free [Mind Over Madness] yoga classes in New York's Times Square, on June 21, 2013. (Photo by Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)


Yoga enthusiast mark the longest day of the year with five free [Mind Over Madness] yoga classes in New York's Times Square, on June 21, 2013. (Photo by Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)




People walk on the roof of the Oslo Opera House, Norway, on June 19, 2013. (Photo by Vegard Grott/AFP Photo)


People walk on the roof of the Oslo Opera House, Norway, on June 19, 2013. (Photo by Vegard Grott/AFP Photo)




Demonstrators wear [Free Pussy Riot] balaclavas as they protest at the security fence surrounding the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)


Demonstrators wear [Free Pussy Riot] balaclavas as they protest at the security fence surrounding the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)




Racegoers attend the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England June 18, 2013. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)


Racegoers attend the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England June 18, 2013. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)




Fans of Brazil wait for the start of the Confederations Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza June 19, 2013. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


Fans of Brazil wait for the start of the Confederations Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza June 19, 2013. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)




An EADS Airbus A380 flies over Le Bourget airport, near Paris on June 20, 2013 during the 50th International Paris Air show. (Photo by Eric Feferberg)


An EADS Airbus A380 flies over Le Bourget airport, near Paris on June 20, 2013 during the 50th International Paris Air show. (Photo by Eric Feferberg)




A man does a somersault at Boa Viagem Beach in Recife June 19, 2013. (Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)


A man does a somersault at Boa Viagem Beach in Recife June 19, 2013. (Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)




An aerial view of the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Francois Mori/AP Photo)


An aerial view of the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Francois Mori/AP Photo)




A girl jumps off the breakwater into the Black Sea in the Crimean village of Beregove, Ukraine, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)


A girl jumps off the breakwater into the Black Sea in the Crimean village of Beregove, Ukraine, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)




A member of the National Elderly Unit shouts slogans in front of a police line during a protest near the Nicaraguan Social Security building in Managua, on June 19, 2013. Hundreds of senior citizens are demanding the government give them a partial pension as they did not qualify for a full pension because they were unable to pay into the system for the required time, due to the instability of the country resulting from war and natural disasters. (Photo by Esteban Felix/Associated Press)


A member of the National Elderly Unit shouts slogans in front of a police line during a protest near the Nicaraguan Social Security building in Managua, on June 19, 2013. Hundreds of senior citizens are demanding the government give them a partial pension as they did not qualify for a full pension because they were unable to pay into the system for the required time, due to the instability of the country resulting from war and natural disasters. (Photo by Esteban Felix/Associated Press)




An Afghan refugee family climbs onto a truck at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camp in Kabul on June 20, 2013. Scarred by decades of war, social problems, poverty and insecurities, millions of Afghans still live as refugees mainly in neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. (Photo by Shah Marai/AFP Photo)


An Afghan refugee family climbs onto a truck at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camp in Kabul on June 20, 2013. Scarred by decades of war, social problems, poverty and insecurities, millions of Afghans still live as refugees mainly in neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. (Photo by Shah Marai/AFP Photo)




Jeremy and Kelly Beach look into the remains of their home off Ravine Drive in Colorado Springs, on June 18, 2013. As the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its main program for preventing blazes in the first place. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/The Colorado Springs Gazette)


Jeremy and Kelly Beach look into the remains of their home off Ravine Drive in Colorado Springs, on June 18, 2013. As the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its main program for preventing blazes in the first place. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/The Colorado Springs Gazette)




Youth spray water on each other on the banks of the Dnipro River in Kiev June 16, 2013. Some 250 people participated in a social media flash mob called [Water Battle]. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)


Youth spray water on each other on the banks of the Dnipro River in Kiev June 16, 2013. Some 250 people participated in a social media flash mob called [Water Battle]. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)




A view of Earth from the Cupola on the earth-facing side of the International Space Station is seen in this NASA handout photo taken June 12, 2103 and provided June 17, 2013. Visible in the top left foreground is a Russian Soyuz crew capsule. In the lower right corner, a solar array panel can be seen. (Photo by NASA via Reuters)


A view of Earth from the Cupola on the earth-facing side of the International Space Station is seen in this NASA handout photo taken June 12, 2103 and provided June 17, 2013. Visible in the top left foreground is a Russian Soyuz crew capsule. In the lower right corner, a solar array panel can be seen. (Photo by NASA via Reuters)




President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)


President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)




A Qantas Boeing 737 airplane flies through a rainbow above the central business district of Sydney June 17, 2013. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


A Qantas Boeing 737 airplane flies through a rainbow above the central business district of Sydney June 17, 2013. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)




Artists perform during a show of the UniverSoul Circus at National Harbor, Maryland on June 16, 2013. UniverSoul is the only African-American owned circus founded in Atlanta by concert and theater promoter, Cedric Walker. The show includes artists from the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, France, Vietnam, South Africa, Russia, Brazil and West Africa. (Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP Photo)


Artists perform during a show of the UniverSoul Circus at National Harbor, Maryland on June 16, 2013. UniverSoul is the only African-American owned circus founded in Atlanta by concert and theater promoter, Cedric Walker. The show includes artists from the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, France, Vietnam, South Africa, Russia, Brazil and West Africa. (Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP Photo)




Former England soccer team captain David Beckham explains to primary school students how to play soccer in Nanjing, Jiangsu province June 18, 2013. According to local media, Beckham arrived in the China on Monday to start his second trip as China's soccer envoy. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Former England soccer team captain David Beckham explains to primary school students how to play soccer in Nanjing, Jiangsu province June 18, 2013. According to local media, Beckham arrived in the China on Monday to start his second trip as China's soccer envoy. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)




An Indonesian student hurls a bamboo stick as police spray a water cannon during a protest against the fuel price hike outside parliament in Jakarta on June 17, 2013. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters in Indonesia on June 17, as thousands demonstrated nationwide against the government's plan to increase fuel prices. (Photo by Adek Berry/AFP Photo)


An Indonesian student hurls a bamboo stick as police spray a water cannon during a protest against the fuel price hike outside parliament in Jakarta on June 17, 2013. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters in Indonesia on June 17, as thousands demonstrated nationwide against the government's plan to increase fuel prices. (Photo by Adek Berry/AFP Photo)




An Indian man salvages a pumpkin from the rising waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi on June 18, 2013. Monsoon rains have arrived early in northern India, leaving at least 64 people dead and thousands stranded, officials said June 18. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP Photo)


An Indian man salvages a pumpkin from the rising waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi on June 18, 2013. Monsoon rains have arrived early in northern India, leaving at least 64 people dead and thousands stranded, officials said June 18. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP Photo)




Italy players relax in the breakers of the Atlantic ocean at the soccer Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. (Photo by Antonio Calanni/AP Photo)


Italy players relax in the breakers of the Atlantic ocean at the soccer Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. (Photo by Antonio Calanni/AP Photo)




A giant globe of 35 tons of garbage is photographed on June 19, 2013 in the center of Geneva. The city of Geneva has launched a campaign against the tons of litter by exhibiting on Plainpalais place, a giant ball that gather the rubbish collected off bins in three days. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP Photo)


A giant globe of 35 tons of garbage is photographed on June 19, 2013 in the center of Geneva. The city of Geneva has launched a campaign against the tons of litter by exhibiting on Plainpalais place, a giant ball that gather the rubbish collected off bins in three days. (Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP Photo)




A child's toy Ferrari is parked between two hatchbacks at the Hale Barns Cricket Club in Altrincham, Cheshire, northern England June 19, 2013. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)


A child's toy Ferrari is parked between two hatchbacks at the Hale Barns Cricket Club in Altrincham, Cheshire, northern England June 19, 2013. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)




A miniature football pinned to a wall with red paint symbolizing blood is seen in Fortaleza, Northeastern Brazil, on June 19, 2013 during a protest of what is now called the [Tropical Spring] against corruption and price hikes. In a country with one of the widest income disparities in the world – billions of dollars were being spent on stadiums and little on social programs – and the Confederations Cup football tournament going on, Brazil has two weeks to convince sceptics that it can honour its pledge to stage a successful World Cup in 2014. (Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP Photo)


A miniature football pinned to a wall with red paint symbolizing blood is seen in Fortaleza, Northeastern Brazil, on June 19, 2013 during a protest of what is now called the [Tropical Spring] against corruption and price hikes. In a country with one of the widest income disparities in the world – billions of dollars were being spent on stadiums and little on social programs – and the Confederations Cup football tournament going on, Brazil has two weeks to convince sceptics that it can honour its pledge to stage a successful World Cup in 2014. (Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP Photo)




A policewoman is treated for injuries after being crushed in a stampede to see football superstar David Beckham at Tonji University in Shanghai on June 20, 2013. Five people were injured when hundreds of students poured through a gate to see the recently retired former England captain who is here on a seven day visit to China. (Photo by Peter Parks/Reuters)


A policewoman is treated for injuries after being crushed in a stampede to see football superstar David Beckham at Tonji University in Shanghai on June 20, 2013. Five people were injured when hundreds of students poured through a gate to see the recently retired former England captain who is here on a seven day visit to China. (Photo by Peter Parks/Reuters)




Nepalese farmers try to control a tractor in the rice paddy field in Khokana, Lalitpur June 17, 2013. Rice is considered the main staple for Nepalese and is planted during the Nepali month of Asar, which usually lies between June and July, typically seen by locals as an auspicious month for planting rice. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


Nepalese farmers try to control a tractor in the rice paddy field in Khokana, Lalitpur June 17, 2013. Rice is considered the main staple for Nepalese and is planted during the Nepali month of Asar, which usually lies between June and July, typically seen by locals as an auspicious month for planting rice. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)




A road roller crushes smuggled elephant tusks, that had been confiscated, at the Parks and Wildlife center in Quezon City, Metro Manila on June 21, 2013. The Philippine government destroyed on Friday at least five tonnes of smuggled elephant tusks, making the Philippines the first country in Asia to conduct physical destruction of massive ivory stockpiles in support of government efforts to stamp out illegal wildlife trade, a statement from Department of Environment and Natural Resources said. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)


A road roller crushes smuggled elephant tusks, that had been confiscated, at the Parks and Wildlife center in Quezon City, Metro Manila on June 21, 2013. The Philippine government destroyed on Friday at least five tonnes of smuggled elephant tusks, making the Philippines the first country in Asia to conduct physical destruction of massive ivory stockpiles in support of government efforts to stamp out illegal wildlife trade, a statement from Department of Environment and Natural Resources said. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)




Somali government soldiers evacuate an injured man after a suicide bomb attack inside the United Nations compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu, June 19, 2013. A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a United Nations compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police and witnesses said, in a strike that bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda-linked militants. (Photo by Omar Faruk/Reuters)


Somali government soldiers evacuate an injured man after a suicide bomb attack inside the United Nations compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu, June 19, 2013. A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a United Nations compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police and witnesses said, in a strike that bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda-linked militants. (Photo by Omar Faruk/Reuters)




Riot police aim their weapons at protesters gathering near Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Protesters cut off the main access road to the stadium where Brazil will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup soccer tournament later Wednesday. Beginning as protests against bus fare hikes, the demonstrations have quickly ballooned to include broad middle-class outrage over the failure of governments to provide basic services and ensure public safety. (Photo by Andre Penner/AP Photo)


Riot police aim their weapons at protesters gathering near Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Protesters cut off the main access road to the stadium where Brazil will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup soccer tournament later Wednesday. Beginning as protests against bus fare hikes, the demonstrations have quickly ballooned to include broad middle-class outrage over the failure of governments to provide basic services and ensure public safety. (Photo by Andre Penner/AP Photo)




A seagull flies as military helicopters, taking part in Eager Lion military exercise, approach a vessel for a boarding drill in the coastal city of Aqaba June 19, 2013. Eager Lion military exercise, set to take place in Jordan between June 9-20 is an annual multi-national exercise designed to focus on facing irregular warfare, as well as terrorism and national security threats. The exercise also aims to promote military relationships among the participants consisting of 8,000 participants from 19 countries. (Photo by Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)


A seagull flies as military helicopters, taking part in Eager Lion military exercise, approach a vessel for a boarding drill in the coastal city of Aqaba June 19, 2013. Eager Lion military exercise, set to take place in Jordan between June 9-20 is an annual multi-national exercise designed to focus on facing irregular warfare, as well as terrorism and national security threats. The exercise also aims to promote military relationships among the participants consisting of 8,000 participants from 19 countries. (Photo by Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)




Volunteers in animal costumes wait to perform in an event to promote a love for dogs, in Beijing's Sanlitun area, June 20, 2013. Dog lovers and animal rights activists have called for the cancellation of an annual dog meat festival scheduled to take place on Friday in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, voicing concerns over animal cruelty and food safety, according to China Daily. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)


Volunteers in animal costumes wait to perform in an event to promote a love for dogs, in Beijing's Sanlitun area, June 20, 2013. Dog lovers and animal rights activists have called for the cancellation of an annual dog meat festival scheduled to take place on Friday in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, voicing concerns over animal cruelty and food safety, according to China Daily. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)




Police detain a student protester after he and fellow protesters attempted to enter the governor's office to oppose hikes in fuel prices in Surabaya, East Java province June 21, 2013. Indonesia will carry out a big increase in fuel prices on Saturday, settling months of agonising over the politically divisive issue that was damaging confidence in Southeast Asia's biggest economy and sapping the state's finances. (Photo by Rayhan Alifian/Reuters)


Police detain a student protester after he and fellow protesters attempted to enter the governor's office to oppose hikes in fuel prices in Surabaya, East Java province June 21, 2013. Indonesia will carry out a big increase in fuel prices on Saturday, settling months of agonising over the politically divisive issue that was damaging confidence in Southeast Asia's biggest economy and sapping the state's finances. (Photo by Rayhan Alifian/Reuters)




[Moai] and [Facemask], Nathan Sawaya sculptures, are displayed with others in the «Art of the Brick» show at Discovery Times Square in New York City, on June 18, 2013. Sawaya created the pieces entirely with LEGO toy bricks and the exhibition features over 100 works of art created from millions of the toy bricks. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)


[Moai] and [Facemask], Nathan Sawaya sculptures, are displayed with others in the «Art of the Brick» show at Discovery Times Square in New York City, on June 18, 2013. Sawaya created the pieces entirely with LEGO toy bricks and the exhibition features over 100 works of art created from millions of the toy bricks. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)




A civil society protester tries to remove barbed wire while wearing a Turkish flag during a demonstration protesting the extension of parliament's mandate, near Parliament in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 21, 2013. Lebanon's parliament on May 29 extended its term by a year and a half, skipping scheduled elections because of the country's deteriorating security linked to the civil war next door in Syria. (Photo by Bilal Hussein/AP Photo)


A civil society protester tries to remove barbed wire while wearing a Turkish flag during a demonstration protesting the extension of parliament's mandate, near Parliament in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 21, 2013. Lebanon's parliament on May 29 extended its term by a year and a half, skipping scheduled elections because of the country's deteriorating security linked to the civil war next door in Syria. (Photo by Bilal Hussein/AP Photo)




Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with her racing manager John Warren react after her horse, Estimate, won the Gold Cup on day three of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, England, Thursday June 20, 2013. (Photo by Tim Ireland/AP Photo/PA)


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with her racing manager John Warren react after her horse, Estimate, won the Gold Cup on day three of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, England, Thursday June 20, 2013. (Photo by Tim Ireland/AP Photo/PA)




An Airbus A400M performs its demonstration flight during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Thursday, June 20, 2013. (Photo by Francois Mori/AP Photo)


An Airbus A400M performs its demonstration flight during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Thursday, June 20, 2013. (Photo by Francois Mori/AP Photo)




A Balinese girl performs a traditional dance during the 35th Bali Art Festival in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on June 21, 2013. The Bali Arts Festival is a full month of daily performances, handicraft exhibitions and other related cultural and commercial activities during offerings of dance, music and beauty. The festival is designed to promote tourism on the resort island. (Photo by AFP Photo)


A Balinese girl performs a traditional dance during the 35th Bali Art Festival in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on June 21, 2013. The Bali Arts Festival is a full month of daily performances, handicraft exhibitions and other related cultural and commercial activities during offerings of dance, music and beauty. The festival is designed to promote tourism on the resort island. (Photo by AFP Photo)




A young couple kiss at Stonehenge during a sunset ceremony as thousands of people flock to the prehistoric monument to celebrate summer solstice, on June 21, 2013. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. (Photo by SWNS)


A young couple kiss at Stonehenge during a sunset ceremony as thousands of people flock to the prehistoric monument to celebrate summer solstice, on June 21, 2013. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. (Photo by SWNS)




A kayaker paddles down a flooded street in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (Photo by Jordan Verlage/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)


A kayaker paddles down a flooded street in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. (Photo by Jordan Verlage/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)




Athletes fight for a ball during a Swamp Soc Cup of Russia soccer match, outside St. Petersburg, on June 15, 2013. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)


Athletes fight for a ball during a Swamp Soc Cup of Russia soccer match, outside St. Petersburg, on June 15, 2013. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)




BAE Systems of a concept design from the company's archive of a Fighter Jet Take-Off Platform which was a concept platform that would rise vertically from the ground and allow an aircraft to take-off from its back, allowing planes to operate from small airstrips or narrow forest clearings. Inventions designed by British engineers in the 1960s have been brought to life in a display more in keeping with an episode of the Thunderbirds. The forgotten designs, which have been unearthed in BAE Systems' archives, include a hypersonic space-plane capable of travelling at five times the speed of sound, a jeep that leaps over enemy blockades and a commercial aircraft able to take off and land vertically in densely populated cities. Photo credit should read: (Photo by BAE Systems/PA Wire)


BAE Systems of a concept design from the company's archive of a Fighter Jet Take-Off Platform which was a concept platform that would rise vertically from the ground and allow an aircraft to take-off from its back, allowing planes to operate from small airstrips or narrow forest clearings. Inventions designed by British engineers in the 1960s have been brought to life in a display more in keeping with an episode of the Thunderbirds. The forgotten designs, which have been unearthed in BAE Systems' archives, include a hypersonic space-plane capable of travelling at five times the speed of sound, a jeep that leaps over enemy blockades and a commercial aircraft able to take off and land vertically in densely populated cities. Photo credit should read: (Photo by BAE Systems/PA Wire)




An armed man - member of a vigilante group – keeps watch in Coalcoman community, in Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 22, 2013. Vigilante groups, calling themselves [community police], have sprung up this year in western and southern Mexican towns, in an effort to combat drug-related violence. (Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP Photo)


An armed man - member of a vigilante group – keeps watch in Coalcoman community, in Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 22, 2013. Vigilante groups, calling themselves [community police], have sprung up this year in western and southern Mexican towns, in an effort to combat drug-related violence. (Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP Photo)




Photographers taking pictures of the new Koenigsegg hypercar during the media launch held at Ritz Carlton Millenia, in Singapore, on June 14, 2013. The Koenigsegg hypercar has been sold to its first Singaporean owner, Angela Tan, 38, who purchased the car for SGD 5.3million, making it the most expensive car in Singapore. (Photo by Caroline Chia/The Straits Times)


Photographers taking pictures of the new Koenigsegg hypercar during the media launch held at Ritz Carlton Millenia, in Singapore, on June 14, 2013. The Koenigsegg hypercar has been sold to its first Singaporean owner, Angela Tan, 38, who purchased the car for SGD 5.3million, making it the most expensive car in Singapore. (Photo by Caroline Chia/The Straits Times)




A helicopter flies in front of the moon at the airport in Berlin on June 19, 2013 ahead of the departure of US President Barack Obama. Obama said Russian and US nuclear weapons should be slashed by up to a third in a keynote speech in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate in which he called for a world of [peace and justice]. (Photo by Odd Andersenodd Andersen/AFP Photo)


A helicopter flies in front of the moon at the airport in Berlin on June 19, 2013 ahead of the departure of US President Barack Obama. Obama said Russian and US nuclear weapons should be slashed by up to a third in a keynote speech in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate in which he called for a world of [peace and justice]. (Photo by Odd Andersenodd Andersen/AFP Photo)




A view of a flying camera covering the game British & Irish Lions Tour 2013, NSW Waratahs v British & Irish Lions, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 15 June 2013. (Photo by Stephen McCarthy/SportsFile)


A view of a flying camera covering the game British & Irish Lions Tour 2013, NSW Waratahs v British & Irish Lions, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 15 June 2013. (Photo by Stephen McCarthy/SportsFile)




A female supporter of Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, flashes a victory sign as she holds his poster during a celebration gathering in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns. (Photo by Vahid Salemi/AP Photo)


A female supporter of Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, flashes a victory sign as she holds his poster during a celebration gathering in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns. (Photo by Vahid Salemi/AP Photo)




People walk on a road which caved in after incessant rains on Rishikesh-Mana highway in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, on June 17, 2013. Torrential rain and floods washed away buildings and roads, killing at least 23 people in the state, officials said Monday. (Photo by Associated Press)


People walk on a road which caved in after incessant rains on Rishikesh-Mana highway in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, on June 17, 2013. Torrential rain and floods washed away buildings and roads, killing at least 23 people in the state, officials said Monday. (Photo by Associated Press)




Riot police are seen during clashes with protestors outside of Maracana stadium during the FIFA 2013 Confederation Cup football match between Mexico and Italy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 16, 2013. Police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse around 3,000 demonstrators attempting to enter the stadium in protest at the vast sums of money spent on the organisation of the tournament and next year's World Cup, which Brazil is also hosting. (Photo by Tasso Marcelo/AFP Photo)


Riot police are seen during clashes with protestors outside of Maracana stadium during the FIFA 2013 Confederation Cup football match between Mexico and Italy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 16, 2013. Police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse around 3,000 demonstrators attempting to enter the stadium in protest at the vast sums of money spent on the organisation of the tournament and next year's World Cup, which Brazil is also hosting. (Photo by Tasso Marcelo/AFP Photo)




A man looks at the damage caused by mud in the Hautes-Pyrenees, France, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by Laurent Dard/AFP Photo)


A man looks at the damage caused by mud in the Hautes-Pyrenees, France, on June 20, 2013. (Photo by Laurent Dard/AFP Photo)




Iraqi anti-terrorism special forces stand at attention before a simulated hijacking of a plane, during a training exercise in Baghdad airport, Iraq, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Iraqi police pe

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