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12 INTERESTING photos of the week that was

Last updated on: June 23, 2014 13:38 IST

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A glimpse at what happened around the world last week.

Women kiss during the annual gay parade in Tel Aviv.

The Tel Aviv municipality, organisers of the 16th annual parade, estimated that some 100,000 people, of which 25,000 were tourists, took part in the festive procession on Friday in Tel Aviv, a Mediterranean hotspot for gay tourism.

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Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

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Spain's Queen Letizia touches the cheek of her daughter Princess Leonor during the swearing-in ceremony for Spain's new King Felipe VI (not seen) at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid. 

Spain's new king, Felipe VI, was sworn in on Thursday in a low-key ceremony which monarchists hope will usher in a new era of popularity for the troubled royal household. 

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Photographs: Paco Campos/Reuters

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A giant statue of United Statues actress Marilyn Monroe is seen at the dump site of a garbage collecting company in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The eight-metre-tall stainless steel statue, which weighs about eight tonnes, was made by several Chinese artists for over two years, based on the famous scene from her movie 'The Seven Year Itch'. The statue was transported to the garbage collecting company early this week for unknown reasons after being showed outside a business centre in the city for only 6 months, local media reported.

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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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Models present creations from Moschino inspired by the ongoing football World Cup in Brazil during its London Collections: Men show in London.

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Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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Children play on a 'Transformers' replica on the outskirts of Shanghai.

Li Lei, owner of a small factory, uses his spare time and money to build 'Transformers' replicas for rent or sale. The new Transformers movie, which is premiering later this month, has brought the factory many new orders, according to Li.

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Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

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Brazilian patient Isabela, four, and her parents Thiago and Luciana, react as they watch the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Cancer Itaci Hospital in Sao Paulo. 

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Photographs: Nacho Doce/Reuters

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An African migrant sits on top of a border fence covered in razor wire between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla, during a latest attempt to cross into Spanish territory.

According to local authorities, around 400 migrants stormed the border in the early hours of Saturday, of which five of them managed to cross the fence, but were eventually caught and expelled to Morocco.

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Photographs: Jesus Blasco de Avellaneda/Reuters

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Tibetans throw praying papers on horseback as they gather for a traditional praying festival called "Wei Sang", in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province. 

The festival is usually held in every May or June, when Tibetans burn tree branches to create smoke and throw praying papers to wish for good fortunes and a better pasture season.

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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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Sunbathing tourists watch firefighters tackle a blaze which broke out in a semi-basement store of the Radisson Blu hotel in St Julian's, outside Valletta.

No injuries were reported, according to local media.

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Photographs: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

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Iraqi Shiite women shout slogans support Iraqi army in Najaf, south of Baghdad.

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Photographs: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

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A boy peers into a burnt car at Kibaoni in Mpeketoni after unidentified gunmen attacked the coastal Kenyan town of Mpeketoni, June 16.

At least 48 people were killed and others wounded when more than two dozen unidentified gunmen attacked a coastal Kenyan town overnight, police and the Kenya Red Cross said.

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Photographs: Joseph Okanga/Reuters

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a periscope of a submarine during his inspection of the Korean People's Army Naval Unit 167 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang.


Photographs: KCNA/Reuters

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