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Week in Photos: June 29, 2014

From Al Jazeera journalists in the dock in Cairo to Pope Francis’s last weekly audience for the summer and refugees from Mosul, see the most striking photos of the week.

Spencer Platt

Spencer Platt

Khazair, Iraq

June 26, 2014
An Iraqi child looks out of the window of her car as she waits to get into a temporary displacement camp for Iraqis caught up in the fighting in and around the city of Mosul. Khazair is now home to an estimated 1,500 internally displaced persons, with the number rising daily. Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. Many have been temporarily housed at various camps around the region, including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region.

Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

Najaf, Iraq

June 26, 2014
Mourners carry the coffin of an Iraqi soldier killed during clashes in Anbar province, at his funeral in Najaf. Iraqi forces launched an airborne assault on rebel-held Tikrit on Thursday, with commandos flown into a stadium in helicopters, at least one of which crashed after taking fire from insurgents who have seized northern cities.

Olamikan Gbemiga/AP

Abuja, Nigeria

June 25, 2014
Rescue workers carry the remains of a person in a body bag, after a explosion at a shopping mall. Police say at least 20 people were killed and many wounded in the blast. Witnesses say body parts were scattered around the exit to Emab Plaza, in the upscale Wuse 11 suburb.

Scott Olson/Getty

Mokena, Illinois

June 24, 2014
U.S. Army Sgt. Brant Sharp stands beside the casket as Pamela Toppen says goodbye to her son, Pfc. Aaron Toppen, following a graveside service at St. John’s Cemetery. Toppen, 19, was killed alongside four other American soldiers and an Afghan soldier in a friendly fire airstrike while they were engaged in a firefight earlier this month in Afghanistan. Sharp, a representative of Toppen’s unit, is assigned to be a constant escort for Toppen’s remains until his burial.

Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty

Cairo, Egypt

June 23, 2014
Al Jazeera news channel’s Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, listen to the verdict inside the defendants’ cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, at the police institute near Tora prison. The Egyptian court sentenced the three Al Jazeera journalists to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years after accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Brotherhood. Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, the authorities have been incensed by the Qatari network’s coverage of their deadly crackdown on his supporters.

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Gaza City, Gaza

June 21, 2014
A relative of Ibraheem al-Arqan, a member of Hamas’s armed wing, holds a weapon as others mourn during his funeral in Gaza City. Hamas said at least six members of its group, one of them Arqan, were killed in the collapse of a tunnel the group had dug close to the border with Israel to infiltrate the Jewish state.

Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, via Reuters

Moscow, Russia

June 22, 2014
Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, attends a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany in 1941 near memorials by the Kremlin walls.

Hasham Ahmed/AFP/Getty

Peshawar, Pakistan

June 25, 2014
An ambulance transports the dead body of a woman at the Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar after an attack on a Pakistan International Airlines flight. Gunmen opened fire on the passenger jet as it landed in Pakistan”s troubled northwest, killing a woman passenger and wounding two crew in an attack staged as the military wages an anti-militant offensive.

Julie Jacobson/AP

New York, New York

June 25, 2014
Tracie Morales places a photo of her son, Jamal Polo, back up on a wall at her home, in New York. Polo committed suicide in May 2012 while jailed on sexual misconduct charges. Investigative documents obtained by The Associated Press on the 11 suicides in New York City jails over the past five years show that in at least nine cases, protocols and safeguards designed to prevent inmates from harming themselves were not followed.

Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Krasnoyarsk, Russia

June 25, 2014
A man jumps into the waters of the Yenisei River on a hot sunny day. The Siberian city has been experiencing temperatures of about 86 degrees Fahrenheit over the last week.

Jorge Lopez/Reuters

Tapachula, Mexico

June 26, 2014
A Honduran child, who will be accompanied by his family when they travel to reach northern Mexico or the U.S., sleeps at the Todo por ellos (All for them) immigrant shelter. Thousands of young people and families are hoping to reach the U.S. from their impoverished and violent homes in Central America. In the eight months ended June 15, the U.S. has detained about 52,000 children at the Mexican border, double the figure the year earlier.

Franco Origlia/Getty

Vatican City, Vatican

June 25, 2014
Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. This will be the pope’s last weekly audience before the suspension of the event for the summer.

Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty

Yokohama, Japan

June 22, 2014
Stripey and Blue Palett sturgeon take food from a fishbait-packed ball in a tank at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium as part of an attraction displayed until June 29 during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Japan, in blue jerseys, played against Colombia, in yellow- and black-striped jerseys, on June 24 in their final group C match at the World Cup, losing 4-1.