Week in Photos: June 14, 2014

From Iraqi army volunteers in Baghdad to, hot air balloons over Russia, see the week’s most striking photos.

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Volunteers who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants board army trucks in Baghdad on June 13. Sunni Islamist militants gained more ground in Iraq overnight, moving into two towns in the eastern province of Diyala, while President Obama considered military strikes to halt their advance towards the capital. Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) overran the northern city of Mosul earlier this week and have since pressed south towards Baghdad in an onslaught against the Shi'ite-led government. 

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Women react at the site of a car bomb attack in the town of Tuz Khurmato, north of Baghdad on June 9. At least 24 people were killed in a double bombing on the offices of a Kurdish political party in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmato, local officials and medical workers said. 


Onlookers look at the body of a woman, hung from a tree, in Moradabad district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh June 12, 2014. The woman was hung on Thursday and another allegedly raped in a police station, police said, the latest in a wave of crime against women in the country's most populous region over the past two weeks. 

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Andrea Soldo, (C) is consoled by family members after receiving a flag during the funeral services for her husband and Las Vegas police officer Igor Soldo at Palm Northwest Mortuary & Cemetery in Las Vegas, Nevada 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 Sunday. 

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Children sit in a bus as they flee from fighting in Slaviansk, Ukraine on June 7. Ukraine's new president Petro Poroshenko said his country would never give up Crimea and would not compromise on its path towards closer ties with Europe, spelling out a defiant message to Russia in his inaugural speech on Saturday. 

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A Free Syrian Army sniper sits in a shooting position in Old Aleppo on June 7.

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Relatives mourn the death of a family member, killed on Sunday's Taliban attack on Jinnah International Airport, outside a hospital morgue in Karachi on June 10. Taliban disguised as security forces stormed into Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday night, triggering an all-night battle in which at least 27 people were killed. 

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The 19th International meeting of aeronauts on June 9 in Velikiye Luki, Russia. 

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Participants in costumes hold traditional umbrellas during the opening of the 36th Bali International Arts Festival on June 13, 2014 in Denpasar, Indonesia. The annual month-long festival runs from June 13 to July 12 and features 12,000 local and international art performers.

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A female honour 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.

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The puck stops just outside the goal behind Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers after a play at the net during the third period of Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals at Madison Square Garden on June 11.

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People sunbathe and swim in the river Aare on a hot summer day in Bern, Switzerland on June 7.