Photos of the week: 6/12 - 6/19

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Photos of the week: 6/12 - 6/19
Pope Francis, right, blesses a baby as he arrives on the occasion of an audience with participants of Rome's diocese convention in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
A.J. Masias, 10, of Charleston, S.C., dips his face underwater while wading in a fountain in Waterfront Park, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The region is seeing temperatures around the 100 degree mark which is expected to continue through Thursday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A migrant prays by the sea in Ventimiglia, at the Italian-French border, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Police at Italy's Mediterranean border with France forcibly removed a few dozen African migrants who have been camping out for days in hopes of continuing their journeys farther north, a violent scene Italy is using to show that Europe needs to do something about the migrant crisis. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
Two women embrace while watching sheriff's deputies move the body of a person who died when a fourth floor balcony collapsed in Berkeley, Calif. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The two said they knew the victims of the collapse. Berkeley police say several people are dead and others injured after a balcony fell shortly before 1 a.m., near the University of California, Berkeley. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Indians try to walk away as huge tidal waves hit the Arabian Sea shore marking the arrival of monsoon season in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The annual monsoon rains which usually hit India from June to September are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
People stand by the destroyed embankment of the Vere river after Sunday's flooding, in Tbilisi, Georgia, Monday, June 15, 2015. Workers and volunteers labored Monday in a flood-ravaged area of the Georgian capital to help victims while nervously watching for traces of dangerous animals that may have escaped the city zoo when it was inundated by the surging waters. Officials in the ex-Soviet republic said 14 people were confirmed dead. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A Ukrainian serviceman investigates a crater left by a Grad rocket in the village of Toshkivka, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Monday, June 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
A novice Buddhist monk balances a balloon on his forehead as a foreign visitor blows air during a game at a monastic school in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, June 15, 2015. Monastic schools founded by the monks largely depend on the private donations to provide education for over 150,000 children all over Myanmar. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Migrants sleep on the rocks by the sea in Ventimiglia, at the border between Italy and France, early Monday, June 15, 2015. A standoff between nearly 200 migrants and the French border police has entered its fourth day with would-be refugees refusing to leave Italy's Mediterranean border with France in hopes of continuing their journeys north. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)
In this Saturday, June 13, 2015 photo, Iraqi security forces arrest suspects of being militants of the Islamic State group at a refugee camp in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, a town south of Fallujah in Anbar province, west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)
A farmer opposed to the transoceanic canal project jumps over a Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN, party flag set to flames by protesters, in Juigalpa, Nicaragua, Saturday, June 13, 2015, during a national march against the construction of the canal. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Syrian refugees stay in their makeshift shelter near the Turkish border post of Akcakale, province of Sanliurfa, on June 17, 2015. The first Syrian refugees returned to the border town of Tal Abyad from Turkey after it was liberated from the Islamic State (IS) group, an AFP journalist reported. Kurdish forces took the strategic town on Tuesday after several days of intense fighting, which sparked an exodus of more than 23,000 refugees into neighbouring Turkey. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers take part in a military exercise in the center of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on June 17, 2015. An alliance of rebel fighters in Syria, including Islamist fighters, are battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime forces for the control of the countrys Quneitra province, which lies in the Syrian side of the strategic Golan Heights. The advance came a day after Israel, which has a significant Druze population, said it was preparing for the possibility that refugees fleeing fighting in the area might seek to cross to the Israeli-occupied side of the strategic plateau. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
DANNEMORA, NY - JUNE 16: A task force of U.S. Marshalls and police officers go door to door searching for two escaped convicts on June 16, 2015 outside Dannemora, New York. The two convicted killers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, were found missing from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York on the morning of June 6 and law enforcement are on a multi-state manhunt for their capture. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JUNE 16: Egyptian former President Mohamed Morsi stands behind the bars during his trial in Cairo on June 16, 2015. An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to death over jailbreak charges. The court also sentenced five leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood group, including top leader Mohamed Badie, to death on charges of taking part in a mass jailbreak in 2011. (Photo by Ahmed Omar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Syrians fleeing the war rush through broken down border fences to enter Turkish territory illegally, near the Turkish border crossing at Akcakale in Sanliurfa province on June 14, 2015. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an 'open-door' policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
A hippopotamus walks across a flooded street in Tbilisi on June 14, 2015. Tigers, lions, jaguars, bears and wolves escaped on June 14 from flooded zoo enclosures in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, the mayor's office said. Some of the animals were captured by police while others were shot dead, the mayor's office told local Rustavi 2 television. At least eight people have drowned and several others are missing in the Georgian capital Tbilisi in serious flooding. AFP PHOTO / BESO GULASHVILI (Photo credit should read BESO GULASHVILI/AFP/Getty Images)
Police detain a protester as a dog barks at them during a teachers' demonstration in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. A teachers union is in its second week on strike as they demand increased salaries and participation in educational reform. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was shot in panoramic mode on an iPhone.) A rainbow is seen over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on June 17, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
State Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw) gets emtional as he sits next to the draped desk of state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Pinckney was one of those killed, Wednesday night in a shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
A group of women pray together at a make-shift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church, Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Charleston, S.C. Dylann Storm Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday in the slayings of several people, including the pastor at a prayer meeting inside the historic black church. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., seen in shadow, as he speaks during the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
An Israeli fire fighter works at the site of a fire that caused heavy damage to the Church of Multiplication near the Sea of Galilee in Tabgha, Israel, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police are investigating whether the fire was deliberate and are searching for suspects. A passage from a Jewish prayer, calling for the wiping out of idol worship, was found scrawled in red spray paint on a wall outside the Catholic church. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton peers over a podium while addressing an audience during a campaign stop at Trident Technical College, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: A view of the Brisbane city skyline can be seen from Kangaroo Point on June 18, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. A thick coverage of fog lay over Brisbane this morning reducing visibility and causing delays across public transport and peak hour traffic. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
One of three young oriental small-clawed otters eats a meatball on June 18, 2015 in a zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany. The oriental small-clawed otter female Fussi gave birth to 3 healthy pups. Its pups now leave their burrow to explore the environment. (Photo credit should read ARNO BURGI/AFP/Getty Images)
A Fouga Magister performs its demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Friday, June 19, 2015. Some 300,000 aviation professionals and spectators are expected at this week’s Paris Air Show, coming from around the world to make business deals and see dramatic displays of aeronautic prowess and the latest air and space technology. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
Indian Muslim boys pray in the compound of Jama Masjid on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A worker attends the lifting of a giant portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. at the Technische Universitaet (Technical University) in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 19, 2015. Queen Elizabeth II. is on a state visit to Germany in the upcoming week. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
KARO, INDONESIA, JUNE 19: Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials from its crater in Tanah Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, June 19, 2015. Around 3,000 people remain in temporary accommodation in the Indonesian region of North Sumatra as Mount Sinabung continues to spew volcanic ash, smoke and rock around 500 meters into the sky. (Photo By Tibta Pangin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CHANGZHOU, CHINA - JUNE 17: (CHINA OUT) A man carries a dog and belongings in a plastic bucket as he walks along a flooded street on June 17, 2015 in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province of China. More than ten hours of heavy rain has hit downstream Yangtze River since Tuesday, causing flooding in low-lying areas. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

This past week in news saw headlines that ranged from severe rains and flooding in China, India, and Georgia, to the ongoing manhunt for the escaped convicts in New York, and the tragic attack on a historical black church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday. Click through the gallery above to see the most striking and emotional photos from all of these stories and more.

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