Photos of the week: 6/17 - 6/24

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Voter Mrs Anne Whitman swims at Arundel Lido, set up as a polling station, in Arundel, southern England, on June 23, 2016, as Britain holds a referendum on whether to stay or leave the European Union (EU). Millions of Britons began voting Thursday in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation's EU membership and spark the greatest emergency of the bloc's 60-year history. / AFP / GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 22: Used wellington boots sit half buried in the deep mud at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 22, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 46th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Muse, Adele and Coldplay. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JUNE 22: Caroline and David Cuthbertson prepare their Highland bull Altruedh of Crannich for the Royal Highland show at Ingliston showground on June 22, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 176th Royal Highland Show, one of the UK's premier agricultural shows, will run over four days from 23-26 June. Scotland's annual farming and rural industry showcase features thousands of exhibitors displaying the finest livestock and the latest specialist agricultural machinery. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Indian yoga practioneers take part in a yoga session in a swimming pool on International Yoga Day in Jodhpur on June 21, 2016. / AFP / SUNIL VERMA (Photo credit should read SUNIL VERMA/AFP/Getty Images)
FAIRFAX, VA - JUNE 20: Gun control activists participate in a vigil in front of the National Rifle Association (NRA) June 20, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia. Gun control activists held a vigil to honor the 49 people who were killed in the mass shooting in Orlando and called for a ban on assault weapons. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
VIERNHEIM, GERMANY - JUNE 23: Heavily-armed police stand outside the movie theatre Kinopolis where an armed man was reportedly inside on June 23, 2016 in Viernheim, Germany. According to initial media reports he entered the cinema today at approximately 3pm, fired a shot in the air and barricaded himself inside. Recent reports state that a masked gunman was shot dead by Police after they stormed the cinema complex. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Supporters of House Democrats taking part in a sit-in on the House Chamber shout encouragement from outside the U.S. Capitol on June 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Led by civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) Democrats have maintained control of the House chamber since this morning demanding a vote on gun control legislation. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
This photo taken on June 22, 2016 shows candles displaying the Chinese characters for 'peace' in Okinawa on the eve of a ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to attend a ceremony on June 23 to mark the anniversary, after a massive protest against the heavy US military presence on the island over the weekend. / AFP / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk on the monumental installation entitled 'The Floating Piers' created by artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff on Iseo Lake, in northern Italy, on June 18, 2016. Some 200,000 floating cubes create a 3-kilometers runway connecting the village of Sulzano to the small island of Monte Isola on the Iseo Lake for a 16-day outdoor installation opening today. / AFP / MARCO BERTORELLO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland pilots the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft as it takes off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York early on June 20, 2016. The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft set off from New York's JFK airport early June 20, embarking on the transatlantic leg of its record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy. / AFP / TREVOR COLLENS (Photo credit should read TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images)
FAIRFAX, VA - JUNE 20: Gun control activists participate in a vigil in front of the National Rifle Association (NRA) June 20, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia. Gun control activists held a vigil to honor the 49 people who were killed in the mass shooting in Orlando and called for a ban on assault weapons. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Air Force One's shadow is seen on farmland as it takes off with US President Barack Obama and the first family from Castle Airport June 19, 2016 in Merced County, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A biker shows his 12-year-old cat 'Chiquinho' -which always rides with him on his motorbike- in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 19, 2016. / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
An Afghan street vendor prepares watermelons for customers as waits to break their fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at his roadside stall in Kabul on June 19, 2016. 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. / AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Koi fish are seen in the old city of Bai Hua Zhou in Jinan, Shandong province, on June 18, 2016. Jinan is also called the 'Spring City' for its well-known water springs within its urban area. / AFP / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
ZHEZKAZGAN, KAZAKHSTAN - JUNE 18: Russian support personnel roll the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft after it landed with Expedition 47 crew members Tim Kopra of NASA, Tim Peake of the European Space Agency, and Yuri Malenchenko of Roscosmos on June 18, 2016 near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Kopra, Peake, and Malenchenko are returning after six months in space where they served as members of the Expedition 46 and 47 crews onboard the International Space Station. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 18: A life-like mechanical Polar Bear controlled by puppeteers for London creative agency Taylor Herring appears on the Cannes beach during The Cannes Lions 2016 on June 18, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images)
Embers fly around a firefighter with a hose, June 17, 2016 at the Sherpa Fire near Santa Barbara,California. A fire in the Los Padres National Forest had expanded to two square miles (five square kilometers) by Thursday, making it the 'largest since 2009' in the area, a spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Information Center told AFP. / AFP / DAVID MCNEW (Photo credit should read DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: A full moon rises behind Glastonbury Tor as people gather to celebrate the summer solstice on June 20, 2016 in Somerset, England. Tonight's strawberry moon, a name given to the full moon in June by Native Americans because it marks the beginning of strawberry picking season, last occurred on the solstice on June 22, 1967 and it will not happen again on the summer solstice for another 46 years until June 21, 2062. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

This week in news was dominated by major political stories, like Britain's "Brexit" vote and the sit-in staged by United States Democrats protesting gun control measures. We also saw the commemoration of the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow, which marked the 75th anniversary of the Nazis invading the Soviet Union.

The weather also made headlines, with a rare strawberry moon visible around the world and wildfires once again burning in California.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the next seven days.

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