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Week in Photos: June 29, 2013

From celebrations in San Francisco to Glastonbury flower children, see the week’s most striking images.

Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Tehran, Iran

June 26, 2013
A pile of seized narcotics burns behind two Iranian policemen during a ceremony commemorating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Danish Ishmail/Reuters

Srinagar, India

June 25, 2013
Two Kashmiri men are seen fishing in the weed-covered Dal Lake.

Noah Berger/Reuters

San Francisco, California

June 26, 2013
Thousands of revelers fill the Castro to celebrate the United States Supreme Court’s rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty

Pristina, Kosovo

June 27, 2013
Kosovo police are seen splattered with paint during clashes with demonstrators, at a protest against the ratification of an agreement that would normalize ties with Serbia.

Jacky Chen/Reuters

Sinuiju, North Korea

June 25, 2013
A North Korean soldier stands guard along the banks of the Yalu River, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong.

Gary Cameron/Reuters

Dakar, Senegal

June 26, 2013
Young boys compete to catch coins at Gore Island.

Enrique Calvo/Reuters

Ciutadella, Spain

June 24, 2013
Two men embrace as they ride through a crowd during the traditional festival of St. Joan. The riders are representatives of ancient Ciutadella society—nobility, clergy, craftsmen, and farmers.

China Stringer Network/Reuters

Sichuan Province, China

June 23, 2013
A researcher at the Wolong National Nature Reserve holds a newborn giant panda.

Muzaffar Salman/Reuters

Aleppo, Syria

June 24, 2013
A female member of the Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion looks to the sky as she stands on a pickup truck mounted with an anti-aircraft weapon as she undergoes military training.

Aly Song/Reuters

Shanghai, China

June 25, 2013
Lightning strikes above buildings in central Shanghai during a storm.

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Johannesburg, South Africa

June 27, 2013
ANC supporters take part in a candlelit vigil, after South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed that Nelson Mandela’s condition has become critical since he was admitted to the hospital more than two weeks ago for a recurring lung infection.

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Gaza City, Gaza

June 17, 2013
Palestinian girls play during the summer fun games week, organized by the United Nations.

Carlos Barria/Reuters

Ulan Bator, Mongolia

June 26, 2013
A horse with its legs tied together struggles in the grasslands as part of its training to become a racing horse.

Matt Cardy/Getty

Glastonbury, England

June 26, 2013
Three festival-goers clad with floral crowns enjoy the view of the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts at Worthy Farm. Glastonbury is one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headliners Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, and the Rolling Stones.