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The Week in Photos: Elemental

This is the week that was, in photos…

THIS IS THE week that was, in photos…

The Week in Photos: Elemental
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    The sun rises over a ship of the North East coast near Tynemouth as the sunrises for what forcasters predict the start of a heatwave. PA Photo Owen Humphreys
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    Children lay down stones with well wishes in support of former South African President Nelson Mandela in front of his house in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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    Revelers are sprayed with water thrown from balconies during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2013 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain. Revelers from around the world kick off the San Fermin festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel 'The Sun Also Rises'. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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    A Xhosa boy covered with a blanket take part in a traditional Xhosa male circumcision ceremony into manhood near the home of former South African president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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    A mother and her son, in silhouettes, visit the Ayia Thekli (Saint Thekla) Christian orthodox church near Ayia Napa resort in the southeast of the island of Cyprus. Officials say prospects for tourist arrivals to Cyprus this year are strong as the country tries to cope with the most severe economic crisis it has had to deal with in decades. Cyprus agreed on a 23 billion euro ($30 billion) rescue package with its euro area partners and the International Monetary Fund in March. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
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    Visitors to the High Line walk past the greenery in New York. A heat advisory is in effect for the New York metropolitan area until Sunday evening. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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    Young Belarusians jump over a campfire on Ivan Kupala Day, an ancient night long celebration marking the Summer Solstice, the shortest night of the year, near village of Vasilevichi, some 160 km (100 miles) west of Minsk. Ivan Kupala or St. John's Day or Midsummer Day, is a traditional carnival, which centers around a bonfire with plenty of food and dancing. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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    A plume of volcanic ash rises from the Popocatepetl volcano during a brief break from ongoing cloud cover as seen from the town of San Mateo Ozolco, Mexico. Just east of Mexico City, the volcano has spit out a cloud of ash and vapor 2 miles (3 kilometers) high over several days of eruptions. Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention raised the volcano alert from Stage 2 Yellow to Stage 3 Yellow, the final step before a Red alert, when possible evacuations could be ordered. (AP Photo/Arturo Andrade)
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    An Elephant uses his trunk to cover himself in dust to protect against the sun at Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire. (Rui Vieira/PA Wire)
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    Hari and Bala Hi-Way Baby Asian Elephants at Chester Zoo take a dip in the pool to cool down from the hot weather. (Peter Byrne/PA Wire)
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    Novice Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace at the Tergar Monastery, the site of an explosion, in Bodhgaya, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Patna, the capital of the eastern Indian state of Bihar. One man has been detained and sketches of two others have been prepared as investigators searched for clues Monday into a series of blasts at some of Buddhism's holiest sites in Bodhgaya. (AP Photo/Manish Bhandari)
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    A seagull cools down in St Stephen's Green (Julien Behal/PA Wire)
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    Bahraini men gather to search the sky over the Persian Gulf for the crescent moon in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain. The new moon heralds the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, prayer and charitable giving for Muslims worldwide. Bahrain announced Ramadan officially begins Wednesday in the kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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    Zach Miller, 10, of Livonia, wipes his face with mud in Westland, Mich. Hundreds of kids enjoyed the annual Mud Fest event in the 7-by-150-foot mud pit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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    The Prince of Wales watches a aerial display by the Red Devils as he attends a pre-dinner reception during a Parachute Regiment Fundraising Dinner at the Honourable Artillery Company barracks, London.
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    The sunset over a poppy field at Barnestone, Nottinghamshire.
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    A Nepalese Muslim offers prayers at a mosque in Katmandu, Nepal. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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    A boy watches a bonfire in the Protestant Sandy Row area of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Hundreds of fires were set alight Thursday as loyalists celebrate The Twelfth, the holiday remembering the defeat of the Catholic King James, by the Protestant William of Orange in 1690. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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