A punishing heat wave across the American Southwest has spawned a number of early season wildfires in Southern California, including the Sherpa Fire, which has burned nearly 8,000 acres in less than a week.
Months-long Protests and Strikes in France Over Labor Law Changes. French riot police clash with protesters demonstrating against labor law reforms close to the Gare de Lyon train station in the French capital Paris on March 31, 2016. (Thomas Samson / AFP / Getty)
Animals in the News. A fish swims trapped inside a transparent jellyfish in this image captured by photographer Tim Samuel in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Byron Bay on Australia's east coast, taken December 8, 2015 and provided to Reuters June 11, 2016. (Tim Samuel Photography / Reuters)
Photos of the Week: 6/4-6/10. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, now the presumptive nominee, arrives to speak during her California primary night rally held in Brooklyn, New York, on June 7, 2016. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters)
Photos of the Week: 5/28-6/3. A protestor uses a tennis racket to return a tear gas canister during a demonstration to protest the government's proposed labor law reforms in Nantes, France, on June 2, 2016. (Stephane Mahe / Reuters)
Deadly Floods Sweep Through Bavarian Towns. Twisted wood lies piled against a house following heavy floods the day before on June 2, 2016 in Simbach am Inn, Germany. Flash floods from the swollen Inn river took local communities by surprise, trapping children at schools and forcing some residents to flee to their rooftops. (Sebastian Widmann / Getty)
Photos of the Week: 6/11-6/17. Jan Durica of Slovakia and Artem Dzyuba of Russia battle for possession during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between Russia and Slovakia at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. (Mike Hewitt / Getty)
Worldwide Vigils and Memorials for Orlando Victims. Christina Martin holds a candle as Janell Shaffer and Paige Goodlett (center) hug while holding a sign at a candlelight vigil in remembrance of mass shooting victims at a gay nightclub in Orlando, in San Diego, California, on June 12, 2016. (Mike Blake / Reuters)
Memorials and candlelight vigils for the victims in Orlando took place in parks and plazas around the world, with citizens and government officials voicing support for the victims and their families, as monuments were lit in rainbow colors, and flags lowered to half-staff.
Peru's Snow Star Festival. A young boy descends the Qullqip'unqu mountain looking out at the tens of thousands of pilgrims gathered to celebrate the three-day festival Qoyllur Rit’i, translated from the Quechua language as Snow Star, in the Andean Sinakara Valley, in Peru's Cusco region, on May 24, 2016. (Rodrigo Abd / AP)
The Taking of Thailand's Temple Tigers. Wildlife officials armed with a court order entered the temple to remove the tigers and investigate potential criminal misconduct. A Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand, on February 12, 2015. (Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters)
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