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TOP 10 photos of the week

June 13, 2014 11:04 IST

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A glimpse at what happened around the world this week.

A woman poses with police officers near Copacabana Beach ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

Around 10.2 million are expected in 2014 in Brazil and arrivals are expected to be 3 per cent higher for Rio 2014 than at other recent tournaments.

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Image: Darren Staples/Reuters


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A female honour guard has lipstick applied as they prepare for an official welcoming ceremony for Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday.

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Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters

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A man cools himself in a pond on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Jammu. North India has endured a heat wave in the last week, with temperatures in some parts of Delhi reaching a 62-year high.

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Photographs: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

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Fireman remove fences at the Catalunya's Parliament among red smoke during a protest against budgets cuts in Barcelona.

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Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters

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A Palestinian girl carries her sister as they pass militants during the funeral of militant Mohammed Al-Awor in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday.

Militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into Israel on Wednesday for the first time since a Palestinian unity government was formed, and hours later Israel carried out a deadly air strike on the coastal territory. The army said it had targeted militants in the Gaza Strip planning attacks on Israel. One militant, Al-Awor, was killed, residents said, and two other people were wounded.

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Photographs: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

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Locals play with dirt before a dip to cool off in a nearby canal on a hot day in Lahore. The temperature reached 47 degrees Celsius in the eastern city of Lahore, as the weather remained hot and dry in other parts of the country, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said on their website.

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Photographs: Mohsin Raza/Reuters

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An overturned truck is seen after a road was washed away by floodwaters in Boca del Rio, on the outskirts of Veracruz. Tropical Depression 90-L has caused heavy rains in the states of southern Mexico, affecting homes, vehicles, roads, highways and bridges in many municipalities of the state of Veracruz, local media reported.


Photographs: Yahir Ceballos/Reuters

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Visitor poses for photos with a 3D installation at a media preview of the Trick Eye Museum at the Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore June 6, 2014. The museum which features paintings and optical illusion installations will open to public on Sunday.

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Photographs: Yahir Ceballos/Reuters
Tags: Singapore

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Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo. 

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Photographs: Lunae Parracho/Reuters
Tags: Sao Paulo

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A girl, who fled from the violence in Mosul, carries a case of water at a camp on the outskirts of Arbil in Iraq's Kurdistan region, on Thursday.

Since Tuesday, black clad Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant fighters have seized Iraq's second biggest city Mosul and Tikrit, home town of former dictator Saddam Hussein, as well as other towns and cities north of Baghdad. They continued their lightning advance on Thursday, moving into towns just an hour's drive from the capital.


Photographs: Reuters

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