June 24, 2013. A window seat scheduled to be occupied by U.S. fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden sits empty on a flight from Moscow to Havana. Snowden did not board, but dozens of journalists did.Kirill Kudryavtsev—AFP/Getty Images
***BESTPIX*** Sea Creatures Come Out For Coney Island's Mermaid Parade
Bangladesh Building Collapse
Abu al-Taib, the leader of Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion, demonstrates to female members as he holds a gun during a military training in a mosque in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood in Aleppo
APTOPIX India Monsoon
Two women sunbathe on the shore of the Vistula River in Warsaw
Turkey: AKP Supporters Rally
A Free Syrian Army fighter dives into a swimming pool inside a house in the old city of Aleppo
People take part in a group yoga practice on the morning of the summer solstice in New York's Times Square
Barack Obama, Robert Mueller
*** BESTPIX ***  Christian Groups Pray On Hill Overlooking Johannesburg
A displaced girl sleeps outside her makeshift tent at a camp by the roadside after a rise in the waters of the river Yamuna after heavy rains in New Delhi
APTOPIX North Korea Daily Life
Emscherkunst art exhibition.
Algae is pictured on the shoulders of a swimmer along the seaside in Qingdao
APTOPIX Mideast Israel Triathlon
A boy swims with long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) at Tisza river near Tiszainoka
A participant warms-up backstage before the start of 'Mr. Srinagar' bodybuilding competition in Srinagar
Labourers work at a mine believed to contain gold in Minna
APTOPIX India Floods
North Korea Daily Life
The Wintershall Players Relive The Life Of Christ In Five Hours
The Wintershall Players Relive The Life Of Christ In Five Hours
Bangladesh Building Collapse
Pakistan Daily Life
A North Korea soldier stands in front of a window along the banks of Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong
President Zuma Confirms That Nelson Mandela's Condition is Now Critical
Opening Statements Begin In George Zimmerman Trial
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall take a short ride on a bus during their visit to the Wrightbus factory in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
The Balinese Village Of Tenganan Pagringsingan Gather For Pandanus War Ritual
Wendy Davis
Arab Idol winner returns home
APTOPIX Obama Guantanamo Protest
A student is hit by a jet of water sprayed by riot police during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system, in Santiago
A demonstrator is detained by the police during a protest on the streets of Belo Horizonte
Younis in Gaza
Younis in Gaza
Jason Howe and Adrian Perez hold their twin daughters Clara and Olivia at a playground in West Hollywood
BESTPIX  2013 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships and World Trials - Day 2
Daily Life In The Alexandra Township
Brazilian organization sowed hundred of soccer balls in protest
Mideast Israel Syria
Worker pours water to extinguish a fire that is burning through his pineapple plantation in the haze-affected district of Tanah Putih in Rokan Hilir
A man casts his vote at a polling station during Mongolia's presidential elections in Bayanchandmani
Chinese astronaut Wang waves after she gets out from re-entry capsule of China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft returning to earth at its main landing site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
A student chants a prayer as his class visits Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital to pay respect where ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria
HIV Treatment In Central African Republic
An Israeli soldier of the paratrooper brigade covers his face with a kippah, or skullcap, as he takes a break during a march near Jerusalem
NATO Secretary General Rasmussen visits Tbilisi
U.S. President Obama and first lady Michelle are greeted by Senegal President Sall and his wife Mariame at Presidential Palace in Dakar
A boy pushes a rickshaw used to carry garbage at the dumping site along the banks of Bishnumati River in Kathmandu
Insects and birds fly in a dump yard as a rag picker collects scraps in New Delhi
A radio-controlled Superman plane, flown by designer Otto Dieffenbach, passes the moon during a test flight in San Diego
June 24, 2013. A window seat scheduled to be occupied by U.S. fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden sits empty on a fli

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Pictures of the Week: June 21 - June 28

Jun 28, 2013

From a landmark victory for gay rights and Obama's visit to Africa to a string of Wimbledon upsets and a radio controlled Superman plane, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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