The Week in Photos: June 22, 2013

From the protests swelling in Brazil's streets to towers of smoke from forest fires in Indonesia, see the week’s most striking images.

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Victor R. Caivano/AP

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 17, 2013

A military police officer pepper-sprays a protester during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro. Protesters gathered in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations, voicing frustration about life in the country and raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and next month's scheduled papal visit.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 20, 2013

An aerial view shows Brazilian protesters. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil's biggest cities on Thursday to convey widespread anger at poor public services, police violence, and government corruption.

Sumatra Island, Indonesia

June 21, 2013

Thick smoke rises from raging forest fires in Indonesia's Riau province. Environmental ministers from Singapore and Indonesia met in Jakarta on June 21 to discuss the haze problem. Indonesia deployed aircraft to create artificial rain to douse the fires, which have choked Singapore with record-breaking levels of smog that threaten the elderly and the ill.

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June 20, 2013

The sun rises over the Singapore Central Business District's skyline as the haze or smog envelopes the city. A smoky haze triggered by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia has caused air pollution in Singapore to reach its worst level in nearly 16 years.

Mohammad Sajjad/AP

Peshawar, Pakistan

June 21, 2013

A Pakistani boy injured in a suicide bombing is treated at a local hospital. Militants opened fire on a Shiite Muslim mosque during Friday prayers, after which a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside. More than a dozen people were killed.

Alexander F. Yuan/AP

Pyongyang, North Korea

June 18, 2013

Commuters ride on a subway train at Yonggwang station, or "glory station." Foreign visitors are usually allowed to take the train only one stop, from Puhung station to Yonggwang station, on Pyongyang's north-south Chollima subway line.

Kevin Frayer/AP

Savar, Bangladesh

June 15, 2013

Garment worker Mariyam, 30, who worked on the 6th floor of Rana Plaza, poses for a portrait at Enam Medical College, in Savar, Bangladesh. Mariyam had her right arm amputated to free her from the rubble when she was rescued nearly 72 hours after the building collapsed.

Toby Melville/Reuters

Ascot, England

June 21, 2013

Racegoers hold umbrellas during a rain shower on the fourth day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot.

Phil Noble/Reuters

Altrincham, England

June 19, 2013

A child's toy Ferrari is parked between two hatchbacks at the Hale Barns Cricket Club in Altrincham.

David J. Phillip/AP

Houston, Texas

June 20, 2013

Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan, left, tags out Milwaukee Brewers' Scooter Gennett (2), who was trying to score during the ninth inning.

Gleb Garanich/Reuters


June 20, 2013

A girl jumps off the breakwater into the Black Sea.