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Week in Photos: June 15, 2013

From Iran’s election to golf’s U.S. Open and tear gas in Istanbul, see the week’s most striking images.

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Bhubaneswar, India

June 13, 2013
An Indian buffalo herder holding a traditional handmade umbrella stands in a field to keep watch over his buffaloes as monsoon clouds hover above. Monsoon rains, which lash India from June to September, are considered crucial for farmers, whose crops feed millions of people.

Vadim Ghirda/AP

Istanbul, Turkey

June 12, 2013
Protesters rest in a tent in Gezi Park. Riot police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets in day-long clashes that lasted into the early hours Wednesday, battling protesters who have been occupying Istanbul’s central Taksim Square and its adjacent Gezi Park in the country’s most severe anti-government protests in decades.

Brennan Linsley/AP

Black Forest, Colorado

June 12, 2013
Colorado Springs resident Yolette Baca takes a photo of the wildfire. The number of houses destroyed by the Black Forest fire inched close to 100 and authorities fear it’s possible that some people who stayed behind might have died.

Fernando Vergara/AP

Barranquilla, Colombia

June 11, 2013
Colombia’s Teofilo Gutierrez, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Peru during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match.

Charlie Riedel/AP

Ardmore, Pennsylvania

June 12, 2013
A pair of spectators views a course map near the 14th hole during practice for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club.

Aijaz Rahi/AP

Bangalore, India

June 14, 2013
An employee at Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, a state-run telecom company, feeds messages into a computer to be sent as telegrams, at a telegraph center. BSNL has decided to discontinue the 160-year-old telegram service starting Saturday. Once a source of quick and urgent communication, the dated technology is being retired to make way for newer and faster means of communication.

Altaf Qadri/AP

New Delhi, India

June 12, 2013
An Indian boy, selling jackfruit, sits on a hand cart waiting for customers. The International Labor Organization observes June 12 as the World Day Against Child Labor to highlight the plight of child laborers.

Czarek Sokolowski/AP

Warsaw, Poland

June 9, 2013
A cyclist rides through a flooded street. Several underground stations were closed as a result of the downpour.

Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty

Tehran, Iran

June 10, 2013
An Iranian supporter of first vice president and reformist presidential candidate Mohammad Reza Aref checks her mobile phone after a campaign rally. Aref, 61, withdrew from the race this week to boost centrist Hasan Rowhani. The election was held June 14.

Charlie Riedel/AP

Ardmore, Pennsylvania

June 13, 2013
Hiroyuki Fujita, of Japan, lines up a shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club.

Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Qom, Iran

June 14, 2013
Iranian men cast their ballots during presidential elections at a polling station 78 miles south of the capital, Tehran.

Vadim Ghirda/AP

Istanbul, Turkey

June 14, 2013
Turkish riot police officers arrive on a bus in Taksim Square. A meeting between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and representatives of anti-government protesters ended early Friday without a clear resolution on how to end the occupation of a central Istanbul park that has become a flashpoint for the largest political crisis of his 10-year rule.

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New York, New York

June 9, 2013
Actor Neil Patrick Harris, left, and Mike Tyson perform on stage at the 67th Annual Tony Awards.

Charles Dharapak/AP

Washington, D.C.

June 13, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) rides in an elevator with reporters and staff members after he spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority Conference. Designed to strengthen the evangelical influence in national politics, the conference gives many religious conservative activists their first look at potential 2016 presidential candidates.

Hasan Jamali/AP

Jidhafs, Bahrain

June 13, 2013
Riot police look for Bahraini anti-government protesters near a row of burning tires on a street just outside the capital, Manama. Residents of opposition stronghold villages often block roads with burning tires as a form of protest.

Kostas Tsironis/AP

Istanbul, Turkey

June 11, 2013
A riot policeman launches a tear gas canister during clashes in Taksim Square. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park.

Lynne Sladky/AP

Miami, Florida

June 11, 2013
Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Logan Schafer (22) and center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) can’t reach a game-winning two-run home-run ball hit by Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton in the eighth inning. The Marlins defeated the Brewers 5-4.

Heng Sinith/AP

Pring Ka-ek, Cambodia

June 13, 2013
Local villagers fall from a cart pulled by oxen as they take part in a ceremony to exorcize evil spirits and pray for rain during the rice-planting season.

Steve Ruark/AP

Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

June 12, 2013
An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Maj. Jaimie E. Leonard. According to the Department of Defense, Leonard, 39, of Warrick, N.Y., died June 8 in Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from small arms fire in Zarghun Shahr, Afghanistan.

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Chicago, Illinois

June 10, 2013
Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista leaves the field after a fog delay is called by the umpire crew during the third inning of a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Blue Jays.

Muhammed Muheisen/AP

Islamabad, Pakistan

June 11, 2013
An Afghan refugee, center, covers his face as he and others get caught in a sand storm in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of the city. Pakistan hosts more than 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency.

Thanassis Stavrakis/AP

Istanbul, Turkey

June 13, 2013
A municipality worker cleans the steps of Taksim Square under a barricade. Turkey’s government on Wednesday offered a first concrete gesture aimed at ending nearly two weeks of street protests, proposing a referendum on a development project in Istanbul that triggered demonstrations that have become the biggest challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s 10-year tenure.

Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

June 14, 2013
Advertising placards showing caricatures of the G8 leaders holding ice cream are displayed near the Lough Erne Golf Resort, as the town prepares to play host to the G8 Summit. Leaders of the G8 nations meet in Northern Ireland next week determined to crack down on tax evasion and boost global trade, while seeking to push Russia to help find a political solution to the Syria conflict.

Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty

Kfar Qaddum, West Bank

June 16, 2013
Palestinian protesters burn tires as clashes break out with Israeli security forces during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel near Nablus. Earlier in the week the United States sharply criticized Israel’s plans to move ahead with 1,000 new settlers homes on the West Bank, saying it was unhelpful to U.S. efforts to kick-start peace talks.

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Qom, Iran

June 14, 2013
Iranian men wait to vote at a polling station at the Massoumeh shrine during presidential elections. Iranians are voting to choose a new president four years after the disputed reelection of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.