This week’s photos: China’s river disaster, migrants, the California drought and more.

Water Cannons, Candlelight Vigils, and China’s River Tragedy in This Week’s Photos

Water Cannons, Candlelight Vigils, and China’s River Tragedy in This Week’s Photos

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June 6 2015 8:39 AM

The Week in Photos

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Buddhist monks light candles during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death, at Wat Dhammakaya temple near Bangkok on June 1, 2015.

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A man carries foam mats on his head in Bujumbura, Burundi, on June 3, 2015.

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Rescuers carry victims’ bodies from the capsized ship Dongfangzhixing in the Yangtze River on June 3, 2015, in Jingzhou, China. The ship, translated as Eastern Star, carrying 458 people sank on June 1, 2015.

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Migrant men walk toward temporary accomodation after landing in Kos, Greece, on May 31, 2015.

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Niraj Ranjitkar, 10, walks along the debris of collapsed houses as he heads toward his school in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on May 31, 2015, nearly a month after an earthquake hit the country.

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Farm land seen near the Salton Sea and Calipatria, California, on May 31, 2015. California is enduring its worst drought on record. 

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Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

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A girl cools off herself in the river Ganges during a hot summer morning in Allahabad, India, on May 31, 2015.

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Participants throw colored powder during a race in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on May 30, 2015.

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Demonstrators take cover from a jet of water during a rally against police violence and in support of Rodrigo Aviles, a student injured following a protest march, in Santiago, Chile, on May 28, 2015. Aviles, who suffered a head injury when the police fired water cannons to disperse crowds during the demonstration on May 21, is in critical condition at a Valparaíso hospital, local media reported.

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Participants take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on June 4, 2015. The vigil commemorated the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest.

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Migrants, who were found at sea on a boat, collect water during a heavy rain at a temporary refuge camp near Kanyin Chaung jetty, Myanmar, on June 4, 2015.

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Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Batsheva Dance Company dancers during a full dress rehearsal before their new show Last Work in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 1, 2015.

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A man looks out from under a bridge inhabited by drug addicts in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 1, 2015.

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