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Week in pictures: 11-17 June 2022

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

Actor Kevin Spacey (C) arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court on June 16, 2022 in London, England.Image source, Carl Court / Getty Images
Kevin Spacey arrives at Westminster magistrates' court in London, to face allegations of sexual assault against three men. His lawyer told the court the Hollywood actor and former London theatre director strenuously denied "all and any criminality".
 
Ballet dancers are seen onstage during the performance of Giselle on June 10, 2022 in Lviv, Ukraine.Image source, Paula Bronstein / Getty Images
Ballet dancers have returned to the stage at Lviv National Opera House, for a performance of Giselle. Performances resumed last month but tickets are limited due to the continuing conflict in Ukraine.
 
A Ukrainian soldier walks inside a barn destroyed by Russian shelling near the frontline of the Zaporizhzhia provinceImage source, Celestino Arce / Getty Images
A Ukrainian soldier walks inside a barn destroyed by Russian shelling near the front line of the Zaporizhzhia province. Harvest cannot be collected in the area because of the continuing war.
 
Racegoers have their picture taken during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Thursday June 16, 2022.Image source, Adam Davy / PA
Racegoers line up for photos during day three of the traditional English summer horseracing event at Royal Ascot.
 
A worker burns stubble after harvesting pulse crop in a field in Hoshangabad district in India's Madhya Pradesh state on 12 June 2022Image source, Gagan Nayar / AFP
A worker burns stubble after harvesting pulses in a field in Hoshangabad district in India's Madhya Pradesh state.
 
A man stands with mature marijuana plants at a marijuana legalization expo in Buriram, Thailand.Image source, Lauren DeCicca / Getty Images
The Thai government handed out 1,000 cannabis plants to people in Buriram, a province in eastern Thailand, at its marijuana legalisation event. The country has officially decriminalised marijuana cultivation and possession.
 
Hot air balloons glide over the historical Cappadocia region, located in Nevsehir province, Tukery on June 15, 2022.Image source, Behcet Alkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Hot-air balloons glide over Cappadocia. The Turkish region is arguably the most popular location in the world for the activity.
 
Asylum-seeking migrants from Central and South America are registered by border patrol agents after they crossed the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in Roma, Texas, U.S., June 13, 2022.Image source, ADREES LATIF / Reuters
Asylum seekers from Central and South America are registered by border patrol agents after they crossed the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in Roma, Texas.
 
People enjoy the warm weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset.Image source, Andrew Matthews / PA
People flocked to Bournemouth beach as temperatures climbed to year highs in the south of England for the third day in a row. When Friday's temperature surpassed the previous day's maximum of 29.5C (85.1F), it triggered an official heatwave.
 
Hindu women perform rituals around a banyan tree during the Vat Savitri (also called Vat Purnima) festival in Bhayander, outskirts of Mumbai, India, 14 June 2022Image source, DIVYAKANT SOLANKI / EPA
Hindu women perform rituals around a banyan tree during the Vat Savitri, or Vat Purnima, festival in Bhayander, Mumbai.
 

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