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From protests in Turkey to the first Iranian presidential debate, Al Jazeera showcases the week in pictures.
A young Turkish women being sprayed by a water cannon in Istanbul on June 1. Police officers have been accused of responding with a disproportionate level of aggression against protests at reported plans to turn a park into a shopping mall.
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Turkish protesters shout anti-government slogans in Istanbul(***)s Taksim Square on June 1. Many among the crowd view the current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as increasingly authoritarian after the police reaction to recent protests.
A partial view of the city of Qusayr, in Syria(***)s central Homs province on May 25. This key strategic town has been the front lines for rebels and government forces in the past week. Allegations recently surfaced that Hezbollah has sent troops in the city to help government forces.
On May 30, Nigeria(***)s military said it had discovered an arms cache belonging to members of the Lebanese political party and armed movement Hezbollah. The arms include badly corroded rocket-propelled grenades, land mines, hand grenades and assault rifle magazines.
Citizen Kristine Brubaker holds a cake that she made for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. The cake(***)s icing reads "Happy Birthday Rob, Please Resign". A video has recently surfaced which appears to show the mayor, whose 44th birthday was this week on May 28, smoking crack cocaine from a glass pipe.
John Taylor helps salvage items from a home damaged after a tornado hit on June 1 in El Reno, Oklahoma. Nine people were killed.
Anti-austerity protests were held across Europe on Saturday. In Spain, high unemployment, increasing education costs, and stagnant growth have caused deep dissatisfaction and a record 27.2 percent unemployment rate.
Eight Iranian presidential candidates (left to right), Saeed Jalili, Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, Ali Akbar Velayati, Mohammad Gharazi, Mohammad Reza Aref, Hasan Rowhani and Mohsen Rezaei pose for a group picture after their television debate on a state-run TV studio, in Tehran, on May 31. The Iranian presidential election will be held on June 14.
Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm holds the German Cup trophy while celebrating with teammates after beating VfB Stuttgart on June 1. With the 3-2 win, Bayern became the first Bundesliga champion to win "the treble" - the domestic cup, domestic championship and the Champions League.
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