June 13, 2014 11:19 AM EDT From the start of the 2014 World Cup and violent clashes in Mosul, Iraq, to Pope Francis’ prayer for Peace in the Middle East and Angelina Jolie’s impassioned pleas to end sexual violence in conflict, TIME presents the best pictures of the week. Jun. 9, 2014. Palestinian youths take part in a summer camp organized by the Hamas movement in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Eyad Al Baba—APA /Landov Jun. 8, 2014. Security personnel sit in the stands and watch the Netherlands soccer team during a training session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Wong Maye-E—AP Jun. 8, 2014. Numerous people enjoy the hot summer weather at the Wannsee in Berlin. The summer weather is set to continue over the next days. Ralf Hirschberger—EPA Jun. 9, 2014. An Afghan policeman keeps watch as supporters of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah cheer during an election campaign rally in Paghman district of Kabul province. Shah Marai—AFP/Getty Images Jun. 9, 2014. A Chinese honour guard prepares for the arrival of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Wang Zhao—AFP/Getty Images Jun. 9, 2014. Firefighters and soldiers conduct a chemical contamination simulated training exercise, in preparation for the FIFA soccer World Cup, in front of the National Stadium, in Brasilia, Brazil. Eraldo Peres—AP Jun. 7, 2014. A girl wearing a mask looks out a car window as rain drops are seen in Taif. A dramatic upward revision in the number of people killed by the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia may signal a fresh approach from Riyadh, but also raises new questions about how the two-year-old outbreak has been handled. Mohamed Al Hwaity—Reuters Jun. 10, 2014. Civilian children stand next to a burnt vehicle during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul. Reuters June 13, 2014. Iraqi women gather at a temporary camp set up to shelter civilians fleeing violence in Mosul. Safin Hamed—AFP/Getty Images Jun. 7, 2014. Newlyweds Michael Wolber and April Hartley pose for a picture near Bend, Ore., as a wildfire burns in the background. Because of the approaching fire, the minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony and the wedding party was evacuated to a downtown Bend park for the reception. Josh Newton—AP Jun. 12, 2014. A giant hot air balloon in the shape of Brazil's Christ The Redeemer statue in an Australian football jersey flying over the Sydney skyline in support of the Australian team ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. David Callow—AFP/Getty Images Jun. 8, 2014. Pope Francis (C) with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas (R) and Israeli President Shimon Peres during a joint peace prayer at the Vatican Gardens. Antonello Nusca—Polaris June 13, 2014. Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores the teams first goal with a diving header in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on in Salvador, Brazil. Jeff Gross—Getty Images Jun. 6, 2014. A participant arrives at the Wave Gothic Festival in Leipzig, central Germany. About 20,000 members of the Gothic scene from all over the world are expected to attend. Markus Schreiber—AP June 6, 2014. An Israeli woman wears a unicorn mask as she walks in the playa during Israelís first Midburn festival, modeled after the popular Burning Man festival, in the desert near the Israeli kibbutz of Sde Boker. Oded Balilty—AP Jun. 8, 2014. Locals play with dirt before a dip to cool off in a nearby canal on a hot day in Lahore. Mohsin Raza—Reuters Jun. 9, 2014. A soldier wears a machine gun bullet belt as he secures the gate of a prison near the northwestern Yemeni city of Omran. Around 400 prisoners escaped from the prison last week during clashes between Shi'ite Muslim rebels and government forces, according to local media. Khaled Abdullah—Reuters Jun. 9, 2014. Visitors wear rain ponchos during heavy rain and thunder at the 45th annual Pinkpop music festival in Landgraaf, The Netherlands. Marcel Van Hoorn—EPA Jun. 9, 2014. A young boy collects drinking water from a leaking pipeline in the outskirts of Jammu, India. Channi Anand—AP Jun. 10, 2014. Ultra-orthodox Jews watch the wedding ceremony of Esther Rokeach and Avraham Safrin (not pictured) in Jerusalem. Baz Retner—Reuters June 9, 2014. A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah holds an Afghan flag after an election campaign rally in Paghman district of Kabul. Ahmad Masood— Reuters Jun. 10, 2014. Long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) are seen on the surface of the Tisza river near Szeded, Hungary. Mayflies or shadflies are aquatic insects whose immature stage usually lasts one year in fresh water. Csaba Segesvari—AFP/Getty Images Jun. 10, 2014.
A Palestinian girl peeps through the gate of ther home in Beit Lahia, in the northern of Gaza Strip. Some 1.6 million Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip, of whom almost 1.0 million are UN-registered refugees who were driven from or left their homes during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Mohammed Abed—AFP/Getty Images Jun. 10, 2014. Kashmiri farmers work in paddy fields at Bandipora, north of Srinagar. Danish Ismail—Reuters Jun. 10, 2014. People play soccer in a small floodlight stadium in the Ondina suburb of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Guillaume Horcajuelo—EPA Jun. 11, 2014. Tourists stand below the Christ the Redeemer statue while it is covered by heavy fog, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hassan Ammar—AP Jun. 11, 2014. Kai Supporters of Brazil's national soccer team peek through holes in the curtains on the fences surrounding the stadium during the team's final practice session at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo one day before the opening match of the soccer World Cup between Brazil and Croatia. Kai Pfaffenbach—Reuters Jun. 11, 2014. Members of Scotland Yard work at an area during the search for missing British girl Madeleine McCann in Praia da Luz, near Lagos. Rafael Marchante—Reuters Jun. 11, 2014. President Barack Obama places his hand over his chest during the playing of the National Anthem prior to delivering the commencement address at Worcester Technical High School in Worcester, Mass. Pablo Martinez Monsivais—AP Jun. 11, 2014. A female member of the honor guard reacts as another one helps to adjust her cap ahead of an official welcoming ceremony for Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Jason Lee—Reuters Jun. 11, 2014. Aspiring young Indian soccer players continue with their practice during a dust storm in Jammu, India. Soccer fans around the world are gearing up to watch the Soccer World Cup that begins in Brazil Thursday. Channi Anand—AP Jun. 11, 2014. Actress and Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie, hugs Neema Namadamu of the Democratic Republic of Congo a the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London. Lefteris Pitarakis—Reuters Jun. 11, 2014. Girls help to decorate a street for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on on the eve of the opening of the event. Yasuyoshi Chiba—AFP/Getty Images Jun. 12, 2014. A protester is detained by police during a demonstration demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nelson Antoine—AP Jun. 12, 2014. An aerial bomb is detonated in a railway area in Leipzig, Germany. Experts of the bomb disposal team demolished the bomb, after the American aircraft bomb was discovered during construction works at the old post station. Jan Woitas—EPA Jun. 12, 2014. An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man watches a light projection show at the Damascus Gate during the Jerusalem Lights Festival, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel. Abir Sultan—EPA Jun. 12, 2014. Cleaners laid-off by the Finance ministry are pushed back by riot police in their attempt to protest outside the ministry in Athens. Louisa Gouliamaki—AFP/Getty Images Jun. 12, 2014. An anti-government demonstrator dressed as Batman holds a sign on the Lapa Arches during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Lucas Landau—Reuters Jun. 12, 2014. A Brazilian soccer fan walks on the street near the Corinthians Arena ahead the 2014 World Cup match between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo. Ricardo Moraes—Reuters Jun. 12, 2014. A reflection of cheering fans is seen before the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. Ivan Alvarado—Reuters Jun. 12, 2014. A woman watches the 2014 World Cup match between Brazil and Croatia at a night club near the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Ricardo Moraes—Reuters Jun. 12, 2014. A woman stands at a window of a house near the Arena Ponte Nova stadium in Salvador, Brazil. Natacha Pisarenko—AP Jun. 12, 2014. Brazil's Neymar celebrates a goal during the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. Murad Sezer—Reuters Jun. 12, 2014. A Brazilian fan near their houses watch the protest against Brazil holding of the World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Victor Moriyama—Getty Images Jun. 12, 2014. A supporters of the Brazilian national football team holds a Brazilian flag out of a car window in Itu prior to the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup between Brazil and Croatia being played at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Kirill Kudryavtsev—AFP/Getty Images June 13, 2014. Iraqi children carry water to their tent at a temporary displacement camp set up next to a Kurdish checkpoint in Kalak. Dan Kitwood—Getty Images on June 13, 2014. A boy cries while waiting in a car at a Kurdish checkpoint in Kalak, Iraq. Dan Kitwood—Getty Images More Must-Reads From TIME Meet the 2024 Women of the Year Greta Gerwig's Next Big Swing East Palestine, One Year After Train Derailment In the Belly of MrBeast The Closers: 18 People Working to End the Racial Wealth Gap How Long Should You Isolate With COVID-19? The Best Romantic Comedies to Watch on Netflix Want Weekly Recs on What to Watch, Read, and More? Sign Up for Worth Your Time