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TOP moments of the week that was

June 15, 2015 09:41 IST
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Here's a glimpse of all that happened around the world last week.


A host reacts on stage as exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama sneaks up behind her during his first public appearance on his current visit to Australia, at a school in Katoomba, west of Sydney, June 8, 2015. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


A woman wearing a mask to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome walks out from a clothing shop at Myeongdong shopping district in central Seoul, South Korea. An outbreak of MERS forced South Korea to cut interest rates on Thursday in the hope of softening the blow to an economy already burdened by slack demand. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters


A group of young men use a selfie stick to take a picture of themselves in shallow waters known as the first cataract of the River Nile outside Khartoum, Sudan. In Sudan, which faces insurgences in the western region of Darfur and along its border with breakaway South Sudan, as well as double-digit inflation and high unemployment, life goes on for young people in the capital Khartoum. As well as studying, for those who can afford it, the urban young of Sudan play football and netball, swim and fish in the nearby River Nile, attend prayers at local mosques and enjoy concerts or family celebrations. Other entertainment includes watching U.K. football matches and films on TV, with Facebook being ever popular for chatting amongst friends. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters


Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes following a protest against Jewish settlements, in Jalazoun refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters


German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with US President Barack Obama outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial nations vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps last Sunday to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/Reuters


Spanish matador Rafaelillo kills a bull with a sword during a bullfight at the Ventas bullring in Madrid. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters


Blood is seen on a wall after a shooting in Suning, Hebei province, China. A Chinese villager armed with a double-barrelled hunting gun killed four people, including two police, in northern Hebei province on Tuesday, state media said, a rare outbreak of gun violence in a country where firearms are tightly controlled. Photograph: Reuters


Protesters clash with riot police during a demonstration to demand changes in the education system, in Santiago, Chile. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters


Syrian refugees wait for transportation after crossing into Turkey from the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, near Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters


A protester is detained by riot policemen during a demonstration to demand changes in the education system, in Santiago, Chile. Photograph: Carlos Garcia/Reuters


A First Nations holds a smudge stick while walking to honour residential school survivors in Vancouver, British Columbia June 11, 2015. Approximately 150,000 aboriginal children attended residential schools from the 1840s to the 1990s, which attempted to eradicate the aboriginal culture and assimilate children into mainstream Canada, said a long-awaited report by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Photograph: Ben Nelms/Reuters


A boy looks through a window on the door of a migration centre next to the Tiburtina station in Rome. The European Union has tripled funding for rescue missions in the Mediterranean after a shipwreck killed some 800 migrants in April, but it is still trying to find a way to cope with those who arrive, and to relieve the burden on southern countries like Italy and Greece. Photograph: Yara Nardi/Reuters

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