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Amazing Photographs of the Week

A great white pelican cools off in a pond in the zoo of Dresden, Germany. Great white pelican birds predominantly breed in sub-Saharan African and northern India. EPA/FILIP SINGER

 

A girl watches as Saen Dao, an eight-year-old female Asian elephant, and her mahout perform underwater during a show at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chonburi south of Bangkok, Thailand, on June 1, 2017. Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty

 

A woman rides a zipline from the second story of the Eiffel Tower, 115 meters above the ground and 800 meters long, as part of a free event in Paris, France, on June 4, 2017. Kamil Zihnioglu / AP

 

The sun sets while lined up with 42nd Ave a few days after the Manhattanhenge phenomenon in the Manhattan borough of New York City, on May 31, 2017. Carlo Allegri / Reuters

 

Greek choreographer and dancer Katerina Soldatou performs above the Corinth Canal, as part of the Greece Has Soul project on May 30, 2017 in Corinth. Valerie Gache / AFP / Getty

Greek choreographer and dancer Katerina Soldatou performs above the Corinth Canal

 

The world’s first operational police robot stands at attention as a military cannon is prepared to fire, marking sunset and the end of the fasting day for Muslims observing Ramadan, in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017. Giuseppe Cacace / AFP / Getty

 

South African National Defence Force and Air Force aircraft show skills and capability during a military training exercise at Roodewal Air Force base on June 1, 2017, in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Mujahid Safodien / AFP / Getty

 

Performers throw molten iron against a wall to create sparks during a traditional performance ahead of the Dragon Boat festival in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, China, on May 29, 2017. China Daily / Reuters

A woman dressed in a traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt holds her cat as she take part in an embroidered shirt parade in central Kiev, Ukraine, on May 27, 2017. Gleb Garanich / Reuters

Thousands of torches are placed in terraced fields by villagers during a local festival praying for good harvest at Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, on June 3, 2017. Reuters

 

Raphael and Mirjam (right) pose as first guests in the bedroom of the Null-Stern-Hotel (Zero-star-hotel) land art installation by Swiss artists Frank and Patrik Riklin on an alp, mount Saentis, near Gonten, Switzerland, on June 1, 2017. Guests can order overnight stays in the Null-Stern-hotelroom with no walls and roof located at some 1,200 meters (3,937 ft) altitude in the eastern Swiss Alps. Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters

Natalie Photo by Marcel Hotze

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The sun setting behind Xewkija Church on Malta’s sister island of Gozo, viewed from Pembroke, Malta, on June 7, 2017. Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters

The sun setting behind Xewkija Church on Malta’s sister island of Gozo is seen from Pembroke, Malta, June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi – RTX39IQ4