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Revelers watch the sunrise as they celebrate the pagan festival of summer solstice at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, on June 21, 2015.


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Women watch fireworks as they swim in the Mediterranean Sea during the traditional San Juan’s (Saint John’s) night at La Misericordia Beach in Málaga, Spain, early on June 24, 2015. On San Juan’s night, people burn objects they no longer want and make wishes as they jump through flames or into the sea.


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A child looks on as Iranian mourners attend the funeral of Mohammad Hamidi, Hasan Ghafari, and Ali Amrai—three members of the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards reportedly killed in Syria—on June 25, 2015, in Tehran. According to the official Islamic Republic News Agency, the three men were killed in fighting against the ISIS jihadist group.


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Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, crowd around the vehicle carrying the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi during her funeral procession in Kolkata, India, on June 24, 2015. Joshi, who succeeded Nobel laureate Mother Teresa as the head of her Missionaries of Charity, died on Tuesday. After taking over the charity following Mother Teresa’s death in 1997, Nirmala expanded the organization’s reach to 134 countries by opening centers in nations such as Afghanistan, Israel, and Thailand.


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Brenda Sabb inspects a U.S. flag at Valley Forge’s manufacturing facility in Lane, South Carolina, on June 23, 2015. Prominent U.S. flag-makers said on Tuesday they will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate battle flags after last week’s attack on worshippers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of sales at Valley Forge Flag, said the Pennsylvania-based company came to the decision as pressure grew on South Carolina to remove the banner from outside the State House in Columbia.


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Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states.


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After a heavy rainfall passed through the area overnight Mary Stephens helps fix the memorial in front of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, which was placed there after a mass shooting at the house of worship killed nine people on June 25, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina.


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Delegates take photos during their visit to Basantapur Durbar Square a day ahead of the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction on June 24, 2015, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Foreign delegates, United Nations representatives, and Nepali government officials today toured Kathmandu’s Basantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was badly damaged during the earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25.


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A protester runs with a Molotov cocktail as others hurl stones at police during a protest to demand changes in the Chilean education system in Santiago, Chile, on June 25, 2015.


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A view of a flooded street and damaged homes on West Daisy Place after a tornado struck the previous day on June 23, 2015, in Coal City, Illinois.


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A man takes a picture as Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke, seen from Tiga Kicat village on June 20, 2015, in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, more than 10,000 villagers have fled their homes since the authorities raised the alert status of Mount Sinabung erupting to the highest level.


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Clouds are reflected in the Midi Tower, the headquarters of the National Pensions Office, in downtown Brussels, Belgium, on June 21, 2015.