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Top 20 dramatic PHOTOS shot this week

Last updated on: June 14, 2013 12:32 IST

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Rediff.com brings for you a collection of some of the best photos shot around the world this week

Sikh men ride a jeep during a heavy rain shower in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh June 13, 2013.

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Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters
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Lightning strikes the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in downtown on June 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Photographs: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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Ayesha Farooq, 26, Pakistan's only female war-ready fighter pilot, gives the thumb-up sign from the cockpit of a Chinese-made F-7PG fighter jet at Mushaf base in Sargodha, north Pakistan June 6, 2013.

Farooq, from Punjab province's historic city of Bahawalpur, is one of 19 women who have become pilots in the Pakistan Air Force over the last decade - there are five other female fighter pilots, but they have yet to take the final tests to qualify for combat. A growing number of women have joined Pakistan's defence forces in recent years as attitudes towards women change. Picture taken June 6, 2013. 

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Photographs: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army fighter smokes while resting near Nairab military airport in Aleppo June 12, 2013.

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Photographs: Hamid Khatib/Reuters
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A riot police fires tear gas against anti-government protesters during clashes in Ankara early June 12, 2013. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan demanded on Tuesday an immediate end to 10 days of demonstrations.

 

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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Binata Pinata stands on top of a rock holding a fish her husband Kaibakia just caught off Bikeman islet, located off South Tarawa in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati.

Kiribati consists of a chain of 33 atolls and islands that stand just metres above sea level, spread over a huge expanse of otherwise empty ocean. With surrounding sea levels rising, Kiribati President Anote Tong has predicted his country will likely become uninhabitable in 30-60 years because of inundation and contamination of its freshwater supplies.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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A visitor poses with actor reprised as a game character during E3 in Los Angeles, California June 12, 2013.

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Photographs: Gus Ruelas/Reuters

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A combination of pictures shows (top row, L-R, bottom row L-R) a protester as he catches fire after he tried to throw a petrol bomb at riot police, and as he is showered from a water cannon during a protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 11, 2013.

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Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters
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A protester smeared with animal blood participates in a demonstration against lawmakers' demands for a pay rise, outside parliament buildings in Nairobi, June 11, 2013.

Refusing to accept a cut imposed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission in May, members of parliament voted to increase their salaries to 130 times the minimum wage, which according to them, are needed to deter bribery and provide charitable support for constituents.

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Photographs: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

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A soldier from the South Korean special forces demonstrates martial arts during an anti-terror exercise in Incheon, west of Seoul June 13, 2013. North Korea blamed the South on Thursday for scuttling fresh dialogue that aimed to ease tensions between the rival Koreas, saying Seoul deliberately torpedoed reconciliation talks planned for this week.  

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Photographs: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

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A member of a rebel group called the Martyr Al-Abbas rests next to his rifle in a safe house in Aleppo June 11, 2013.

The group, which consists of five brothers and other members, operates under the Free Syrian Army, and was first established in the memory of the brothers' sibling Abbas Sheikh Yasine, who died from fighting in a battle in Sheikh Saeed, against forces of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, according to the brothers. One of the brothers used to work in the decor industry, another in a restaurant, while the three others were in school before the war started, they added.

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Photographs: Muzaffar Salman/Reuters

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Gabrielle Ortiz smokes an electronic cigarette at Vape New York, an electronic cigarette store on June 10, 2013 in New York City.
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery powered devices that vaporizes a nicotine laced liquid solution into an aerosol mist which simulates the act of tobacco smoking. E-cigarettes are attracting major investors as their popularity increases and the market for traditional cigarettes continues to shrink.

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Photographs: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Actress Jane Lynch performs a scene from the Tony nominated musical "Annie" during the American Theatre Wing's annual Tony Awards in New York, June 9, 2013.

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Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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A protester holding a shield attempts to block a jet of water from a police water cannon during clashes in Istanbul's Taksim Square June 11, 2013.

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Photographs: Osman Orsal/Reuters

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Beach football is played on Impanema Beach at sunset on June 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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Photographs: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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Piotr Uklanski's Untitled (Open Wide), 2012, at Unlimited, Art Basel is displayed on June 10, 2013 in Basel, Switzerland. Unlimited, Art Basel runs from June 13-16, 2013.

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Photographs: Getty Images

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King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-gun salute in Green Park to celebrate the 92nd birthday of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh on June 10, 2013 in London, England. The Duke of Edinburgh underwent a scheduled operation on his abdomen at the London Clinic on June 7, 2013 and will spend his birthday in hospital where he remains under observation. 

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Photographs: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

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A labourer walks in water after setting up a scaled replica of the rubber duck, by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman, on an artificial lake in Luoyang, Henan province June 12, 2013. Picture taken June 12, 2013.

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Photographs: Reuters

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An employee wipes tears as she works with colleagues to broadcast a Web-Tv signal at the control room of the Greek state television ERT headquarters in Athens June 12, 2013. Greece's government promised to relaunch a slimmed-down state broadcaster ERT in a matter of weeks after a firestorm of protests from journalists, trade unions and coalition partners over its sudden closure.   

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Photographs: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters
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A house is inundated by the Elbe river near the village of Fischbeck, in the federal state of Saxony Anhalt, June 12, 2013. Tens of thousands of Germans, Hungarians and Czechs were evacuated from their homes 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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