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The Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls group starts to form a human tower called a "castell" during the Sant Joan festival at Plaza del Blat square in Valls, Spain, on June 24.
Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean on June 21
Relatives mourn Ibrahim al-Arqan, a Palestinian member of Hamas' armed wing who died after an explosion caused the collapse of a tunnel the group had dug close to the border with Israel, in Gaza City on June 21.
A young Chilean fan looks out onto the pitch before the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo on June 23.
A surfer jumps off the pier into Port Phillip Bay to take advantage of the waves as a storm lashes the Melbourne, Australia area on June 24.
Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots performs during day 3 of the Firefly Music Festival on June 21, in Dover, Del.
Harriet, a Masai giraffe, attends to her four-day-old calf at the San Diego Zoo on June 19. The male was born on June 16, standing 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 146 lbs. This is Harriet’s second calf; the little one’s father is Silver, the herd’s sire.
Clint Dempsey of the U.S. knocks the ball into the net to score against Portugal during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 22. The U.S. tied Portugal 2-2.
Andy Coulson, the former News of The World editor, departs the Old Bailey, London's main criminal court, on June 25 after the jury was discharged in his phone hacking trial. Coulson was found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones, but the jury was unable to come to a verdict on two additional charges.
The trial — one of the longest and most expensive in British history — was triggered by revelations that the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World had routinely eavesdropped on the voicemails of politicians, celebrities and others.
Police patrol the area where a man was killed in a shooting in Naples, Italy, as fireworks from a local party light up the sky in the background on June 21.
An Afghan refugee carries her child at a special medical camp organized by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with the coordination of Pakistan Medical Dental Association to mark World Refugees Day in Islamabad on June 20. The UNHCR said there were 51.2 million forcibly displaced people at the end of 2013, a full six million higher than the previous year.
The Aerobatic Yakkers fly YAK-52 airplanes during the Bucharest International Air Show at Baneasa airport on June 22.
Deadly twin twisters slammed their way through Pilger, Neb., splintering trees, flattening houses and ripping their way across farmland on June 16. At least two people died and 16 were critically when the tornadoes simultaneously touched down a mile apart.
A pro-Russian fighter guards the crash site of a downed Ukrainian army Il-76 plane at the airport near Luhansk, Ukraine on June 14. Pro-Russian separatists shot down the military transport in the country’s restive east, killing all 49 service personnel on board, Ukrainian officials said.
Texas Christian University first baseman Kevin Cron tags out Virginia's Kenny Towns who was caught in a run down between third base and home plate in the eighth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., on June 17. Virginia scored in the bottom of the 15th inning to beat TCU 3-2 in a classic College World Series game.
A man throws "longda," pieces of prayer paper, into the air as Tibetans gather to celebrate the Wei Sang festival, in China's Sichuan province on June 18. Wei Sang, which means "burning incense," is a traditional Tibetan festival that falls in May or June, where people pray for a year of good harvest, health, and peace.
A man takes photos while walking through smoke from flares during a demonstration staged by striking workers of the French state-run rail operator SNCF on June 17 in Paris. France's longest rail strike in years rolled on for a second week as lawmakers were set to debate a contentious debt-cutting reform plan opposed by unions.
Andrea Soldo is consoled by family members after receiving the U.S. flag that was draped over the casket of her husband, Las Vegas police officer Igor Soldo, during the funeral services for Soldo in Las Vegas on June 12. Soldo, 31, and fellow officer, Alyn Beck, 41, were gunned down by two assailants at a Cici's Pizza during their lunch break on June 8.
Cambodian soldiers help people off an Immigration Thai Police truck after they crossed the border on June 17 in Poipet, Cambodia. Over 150,000 Cambodian workers have reportedly fled Thailand this week, over fears the Thai government will crackdown on illegal migrants.
Smoke rises from a house deliberately set on fire on June 13, days after part of the ground it was resting on collapsed into Lake Whitney, Texas. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, burning was one of three options the homeowner had for removing the home from the site before it fell into the lake. The house was evacuated two weeks earlier after cracks were discovered in the walls and more recently chunks of the cliff and the house began falling into the lake.
Pro-Russian fighters wave a white flag on June 18 to start a handover of the bodies of Ukrainian troops killed when a plane was shot down near Luhansk, at a checkpoint in the village of Karlivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.
The two sides managed to arrange a brief truce Wednesday evening to allow pro-Russian forces to hand over the bodies of 49 Ukrainian troops who died when the separatists shot down a transport plane bound for the airport in Luhansk last weekend.
Cleaners laid off by the Finance ministry are pushed back by riot police in their attempt to protest outside the ministry in Athens on June 12. Angry cleaners tried to protest outside the ministry after the Supreme Court put on hold the ruling by a lower court ordering the Greek Finance Ministry to rehire about 400 sacked cleaners.
England's goalkeeper Joe Hart rolls inside the goalpost after Italy's Mario Balotelli (not pictured) scored during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Amazonia arena in Manaus on June 14. England lost the match 1-2.
A young spectator attempts to catch a foul ball hit to the stands during the second inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game between Virginia and Mississippi on June 15, in Omaha, Neb.
Internally displaced people wash at a temporary camp set up near a Kurdish checkpoint on June 13 in Kalak, Iraq. Thousands of people fled Iraq's second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants.
Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on June 11, 2014.
Pallbearers carry the casket of one of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers who were killed last week, during a regimental funeral in Moncton, New Brunswick, on June 10.
Justin Bourque, 24, was charged with murder on Friday in the slayings of the three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers, Constables Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, David Joseph Ross, 32, and Douglas James Larche, 40, during a shooting spree in the eastern Canadian city.
Descendants of Comanche Indian soldiers pray on Utah Beach on June 9, in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, northwestern France. Fourteen Comanche code talkers landed on June 6, 1944 in Utah Beach with the 4th U.S. infantry division. The Comanche language was used to transmit messages that could not be understood by the German occupiers.
Reid Brignac, of the Philadelphia Phillies, runs home after he hit a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres on June 11.
Members of a hardline Sikh group clash with guards of the Sikhs' holiest shrine, the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, India, on June 6. Half a dozen people were wounded during the clash which occurred at a ceremony marking the anniversary of the storming of the shrine by the Indian army in June 1984.
Security staff shelter from the sun in the shadow of a stadium wall as they watch the Netherlands training session at the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Estadio Jose Bastos Padilha Gavea on June 8 in Rio de Janeiro.
Las Vegas police officers react outside the Wal-Mart where a shooting spree took place that claimed the lives of two fellow police officers, a civilian, and the alleged husband and wife killers in Las Vegas on June 8.
Tourists pose for photographs at the statue of Christ the Redeemer ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro on June 8.
An Afghan security serviceman stands guard near a burning NATO supply truck after a clash between Taliban and Afghan security forces on the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 9.
Taliban fighters wearing army uniforms attacked U.S. military vehicles in a parking lot in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least one driver, injuring two police officers and torching several trucks.
A female honor 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 June 11.
San Antonio Spurs fans taunt Miami Heat's LeBron James during the third quarter of Game 2 of their NBA Finals basketball series in San Antonio, Texas, June 8.
Men jump into the waters of the Ammersee Lake in Utting, Germany, on June 9 as temperatures hit the 90s in the region.
Chonette Johnson receives a congratulatory kiss from her son, Javion, as she and her classmates march to graduation at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Conn., on May 29.
An egret preens itself as it stands on a branch along the River Brahmaputra on the eve of World Environment Day in Gauhati, India, June 4. World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 by the United Nations to stimulate global awareness on environmental issues.
Couples dance during the XII Viennese Ball in the Gostinyi Dvor (Merchant Yard) in Moscow on May 31.
People escape from a café in Istanbul after tear gas seeped in fired by riot police outside to disperse protesters on May 31. Turkish police clashed with protesters who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades.
Emma Phonesavanh, the sister of 19-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh who was severely burned by a flash grenade during a SWAT drug raid, cries while she attends a vigil with her parents outside Grady Memorial Hospital where he is undergoing treatment on June 2 in Atlanta.
Police said officers were looking for a suspect who may have been armed and didn't know children were inside.
A student hugs a tree while celebrating World Environment Day in the forest of Gokarna on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, on June 5. A total of 2,001 people hugged trees for about two minutes in a bid to set a Guinness World Record.
People play footvolley, a combination of soccer and volleyball, near the FIFA Fan Fest stage on Copacabana Beach under construction on June 1 in Rio de Janeiro. The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off June 12 in Brazil.
Wang Yirong of Hebei province rides his motorcycle in a desert during the China Taklimakan Rally and CCR Xinjiang Station in Shanshan on May 31.
Spc. Wesley Freeman embraces his girlfriend Christie McCarron as he says goodbye before roll call on the eve his unit, the Georgia National Guard 876th Vertical EN Company, deploys to Afghanistan on May 29 in Toccoa, Ga. The unit's deployment marks the last for the Georgia Army National Guard to Afghanistan as the military looks to withdraw all but some 10,000 troops after 2014.
Members of the Civil Defense rescue children after what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo on June 2.
Muslim refugees listen to a radio at the Catholic church in Carnot, Central African Republic. Thousands of French and African peacekeepers are trying to help stabilize the country after it exploded into sectarian violence in December 2013.
The photo was shot on April 16, but was made available to NBC News on June 5.
An 83-year-old Ukrainian man exercises at the Kachalka outdoor gym on the banks of the Dniper River in Kiev, Ukraine on May 29. While the country has been in turmoil since November 2013, people continue to seek recreation at the fitness grounds. The widely popular 6.2 square mile outdoor fitness gym was built in Soviet times back in 1970, and the equipment is made from scrap metal. Kachalka is popular among all Ukrainian social groups and the admission is free.
Eighth grade home-schooled student Jacob Williamson, 15, of Cape Coral, Fla., reacts after correctly spelling the word "harlequinade," during the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 29 at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.
Williamson did not win. That honor went to co-champions, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sunjoe.
Sub-Saharan migrants scale a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, early in the morning of May 28. Several hundred African migrants charged the barbed-wire border fence, with many managing to get across while dozens of others were beaten back by Moroccan and Spanish police.
Blackbird nestlings beg for food as they sit in a nest in Lofer, Austria, on May 24.The blackbird reeding season lasts from early March to late July.
Indian officials and rescuers stand near the wreckage of a Gorakhpur Express passenger train, after it slammed into a parked freight train in Chureb, India, on May 26. At least least 40 people were killed and more than 150 injured.
A native Brazilian stands in front of the Mane Garrincha soccer stadium as police use tear gas to impede a group of indigenous protesters from approaching during an anti-World Cup demonstration in Brasil on May 27.
A boy stands in front of a barricade during a demonstration after French troops opened fire at protesters blocking a road in Bambari, Central African Republic, on May 22.
A long time exposure shows smoldering remains of overnight fires on the hillsides of San Marcos, Calif., early on May 16. Over 1,000 firefighters battled a series of fast-moving southern California wildfires on May 15 that spread across the region despite the efforts of more than 20 firefighting aircrafts.
Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) personnel ride on a tank after recapturing the Daldako area, outside the military headquarters in Kadogli on May 20. The SAF had recaptured the Daldako area, east of the South Kordofan state capital of Kadogli, from rebels on Sunday.
People are carried by a front loader as they evacuate from their flooded homes in Topcic Polje, Bosnia, on May 16. The heaviest rains and floods in 120 years have hit Bosnia and Serbia, forcing hundreds out of their homes and cutting off entire towns. The flooding has led to at least 51 deaths: 27 in Serbia, 22 in Bosnia, and two in Croatia.
Flood victim Pavlovic Oksana stands on the front porch of her damaged house in Krupanj on May 20, after the western Serbian town was hit with floods and landslides, cutting it off for four days. Serbia declared three days of national mourning on May 20 as the death toll rose and health officials warned of a possible epidemic.
Kenyan riot police clash with students inside a classroom in Nairobi University on May 20. The students were protesting against a controversial university fee increment which ended in a riot with tear gas fired and riot police forcing their way inside the university to arrest students after rocks were thrown.
A sloth peeks out from behind a door on a floating house in the 'Lago do Janauari' near Manaus, Brazil, on May 20.