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Top 15 DRAMATIC photos shot this week

Last updated on: June 7, 2013 08:52 IST

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Rediff.com takes a look at the most dramatic moments from around the globe this week

A young couple, who are anti-government protesters, kisses inside a damaged public bus, used as a barricade at Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 5.

A Turkish protest group demanded on Wednesday that the government abandon plans to redevelop an Istanbul park and that it sack governors and police chiefs the group holds responsible for violence during days of clashes across Turkey.

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Photographs: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
Tags: Istanbul , com , Turkey

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A Munduruku Indian child is pictured at the Planalto Palace, where a meeting with Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of Brazil Gilberto Carvalho was being held with other Munduruku Indians, in Brasilia, June 4.

President Dilma Rousseff's government sought on Tuesday to defuse mounting conflicts with indigenous groups over its decision to stop setting aside farm land for Indians and plans to build more hydroelectric dams in the Amazon. The government flew 144 Munduruku Indians to Brasilia for talks to end a week-long occupation of the controversial Belo Monte dam on the Xingu river, a huge project aimed at feeding Brazil's fast-growing demand for electricity.


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Photographs: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

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A Tibetan woman holds a baby in Barma township, where Kalkyi had lived before setting herself on fire in protest against Chinese rule.

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Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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A man pushes a bike through the streets of the old town centre of Meissen after it was flooded by the Elbe river, June 6.

Tens of thousands of Germans, Hungarians and Czechs were evacuated from their homes on Wednesday as soldiers raced to pile up sandbags to hold back rising waters in the region's worst floods in a decade.


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Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters

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Vendors push their cart along a passageway separating Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels' control and Al-Masharqa neighborhood, an area controlled by the regime, June 5.

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Photographs: Aref Hretani/Reuters

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Pope Francis gestures as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.


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Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters

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Lion tamer Oleksiy Pinko dances with a lion in a Kiev circus. Pinko has trained seven lions for his performance in the circus where he dances with the lions and puts his head into a lion's open mouth.

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Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

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A small settlement is completely cut off by the floods of the river Danube near the eastern Bavarian city of Deggendorf June 5.

Chancellor Angela Merkel promised 100 million euros to victims of Germany's worst flood in a decade on Tuesday as she toured areas devastated by the deluge, which has killed 12 people across central Europe.


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Photographs: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

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A man plays football on Ipanema beach ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 on June 5 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Photographs: Michael Regan/Getty Images

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A paramilitary policeman knocks down a man role-playing as a plane hijacker during an anti-terrorism drill at Nanjing Lukou International Airport in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.


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Photographs: Reuters

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An Osprey in flight at the Loch of the Lowes on June 4 in Dunkeld, Scotland. The female Osprey which has been migrating from West Africa to breed at the nature reserve for 23 years has hatched what is thought to be her 50th chick at the weekend.


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Photographs: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

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A member of the Free Syrian Army shoots back at a sniper during what activists said were clashes with pro-government forces in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district.


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Photographs: Muzaffar Salman/Reuters

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A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask sleeps on a chair at Taksim Square in central Istanbul June 3, 2013.

Turkish protesters clashed with riot police into the early hours of Monday with some setting fire to offices of the ruling AK Party as the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years entered their fourth day. Turkey's streets were calm in the morning after a night of noisy protests and violence in major cities.


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Photographs: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

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Anti-government protesters jump across a rope during a demonstration in Ankara on June 4.

Pockets of protesters clashed with Turkish riot police overnight and a union federation began a two-day strike on Tuesday as anti-government demonstrations.


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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters
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Firefighters battle the Powerhouse wildfire at the Angeles National Forest, with the fire now having destroyed several homes near the Lake Hughes area in California on June 1. The Powerhouse Fire remained at 15 per cent containment after ravaging over 5,600 acres of the forest by Saturday evening.


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Photographs: Gene Blevins/Reuters

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