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The Week in Pictures: June 2 - 9

London mourns after another attack, fireworks spin in Gaza, photographers surround Comey and more of the best pictures of the week.

A boy reads the Quran during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Peshawar, Pakistan, on June 9, 2017.

Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Quran's first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights. 

PHOTOS: Ramadan Around the World

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Former FBI director James Comey takes his seat before testifying at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on June 8. 

Comey was fired by President Donald Trump on May 9 amid his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. 

 

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An opposition protester hides behind a handmade shield in Caracas, Venezuela on June 7.

Protesters have been on the streets near-daily for more than two months demanding elections, foreign humanitarian aid, freedom for hundreds of jailed activists, and autonomy for the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

PHOTOS: Crafty Venezuelans Use Fecal Bombs and Bottle Masks Against Maduro

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An escalator's reflective surroundings create an optical illusion in the lobby of the PUBLIC hotel in New York on June 6.

The new hotel on Manhattan's Lower East Side is the latest project from Ian Schrager, who's known for introducing the concept of boutique hotels and co-founding the legendary disco Studio 54.

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A dog sits on a bench outside a polling station at the Anglesea Arms in central London on June 8.

Political turmoil gripped Britain on Friday after an election in which no party won enough seats to form a government — forcing Prime Minister Theresa May to cozy up to ultra-conservative lawmakers to retain power.

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with former U.S. President Barack Obama at a Montreal restaurant on June 5. 

Trudeau tweeted this picture with the caption “How do we get young leaders to take action in their communities? Thanks @BarackObama for your visit & insights tonight in my hometown.”

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A boy is evacuated during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran on June 7. 

Gunmen dressed as women stormed Iran's parliament building while a suicide bomber targeted a shrine to the Islamic republic's founder in deadly twin attacks that were claimed by ISIS. The near-simultaneous attacks were the first terrorist incidents in Tehran in more than a decade.

PHOTOS: Deadly Twin Attacks in Tehran

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Philippine security forces search for guns and weapons in empty houses in Marawi City on June 7. 

Government forces have been battling ISIS-linked militants who seized the city on May 23. The government has said several times that it is close to retaking the town. 

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One of the suspects of London's terror attacks, wearing fake canisters around his waist, lies on the ground after being shot down by police officers on June 3.  

At least seven members of the public were killed and dozens were injured after three attackers plowed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and later stabbed people at the nearby Borough Market. The three men were shot dead by police.

PHOTOS: London Suffers New Terror Attack

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Two women console each other while looking over floral tributes on London Bridge on June 6.

Three attackers drove a van into crowds on London Bridge on June 3 and went on a stabbing rampage at Borough Market. The three attackers wearing fake suicide vests were shot dead by police.

PHOTOS: London Honors Victims of Attack

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Thousands of torches are placed in terraced fields by villagers praying for a good harvest in Guilin, China on June 3.

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A hospital staff member teaches primary school children how to perform eye exercises in Handan, China on June 5.

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The hearse carrying Eilidh MacLeod's coffin is driven across Traigh Mhor beach after it arrived on in Barra, Scotland, on June 4. 

The body of the Manchester bomb victim was flown home to the devastated community on the island of Barra ahead of her funeral. The 14-year-old was among 22 people killed in the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22.

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South Sudanese refugee Betty Sakala laughs after seeing a photo of her 2-month-old daughter Mary at a health clinic run by the International Rescue Committee in Bidi Bidi, Uganda on June 5. 

Bidi Bidi is a sprawling complex of mud-brick houses that is now the world's largest refugee settlement, holding some of those who fled the civil war in South Sudan. The war has killed tens of thousands and has driven out more than 1.5 million people in the past three years, creating the world's largest refugee crisis. 

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Myhanh Best clutches the flag that draped the casket of her husband Ricky Best, an Army veteran and father of four, during a committal service at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland on June 5.

Ricky Best, 53, and Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23, were stabbed to death after trying to stop Jeremy Christian from harassing two teenage girls with racist taunts while riding a MAX commuter train. Micah Fletcher, 21, was also injured in the incident. 

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A Palestinian spins a lit firework during a power outage at al Shateaa refugee camp in Gaza City on June 3. 

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Counter-terrorism special forces assemble near the scene of one of the London terror attacks early on June 4. 

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