Photos of the Week (06/25/17)

1) A woman cries as Democratic candidate for 6th Congressional District Jon Ossoff concedes to Republican Karen Handel at his election night party in Atlanta on June 20. Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Returns showed Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, winning about 52 percent of the vote over Ossoff, who won nearly 48 percent in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Tuesday night’s outcome in a special House race was a triumph for the GOP, and the most recent and devastating illustration of the Democrats’ problems — from a weak bench and recruiting problems to divisions about what the party stands for today. Photo: David Goldman / AP

2) Stephanie Woodward, of Rochester, NY, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, is removed from a sit-in at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office as she and other disability rights advocates protest proposed funding caps to Medicaid. Photo: AP

3) Russian President Vladimir Putin stands under heavy rain during a minute of silence, as he takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, on June 22, 2017, marking the 76th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. Photo: Alexei Druzhinin / Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

4) A woman’s dead body floats in the Mediterranean sea, north of Zuwarah, Libya, on June 21. Aid organizations found at least three bodies with signs of decomposition on Wednesday, apparently from a boat that recently sank carrying people who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from Libya. The number of people fleeing conflict-ravaged Libya for better lives in Europe continues to rise. The U.N.’s migration agency calculates that around 70,000 people have arrived in Italy from Libya so far this year, compared with around 56,000 for the same period last year. Almost 1,900 have died trying to make the perilous Mediterranean crossing in 2017. Photo: Emilio Morenatti / AP

5) California and the Southwest have experienced hazardous and excessive heat warnings as summer officially begins. A radio station employee plays with a puppy wearing elastic booties at a PetSmart in Tempe, Arizona on June 20. Phoenix radio station KSLX handed out the protective coverings to protect dogs’ paws from the hot pavement. Photo: Angie Wang / AP

6) A woman uses an umbrella to shield herself from the sun on June 20 in Phoenix. The heat wave comes amid new research findings that nearly 1 in 3 people now experience 20 days a year when the heat reaches deadly levels.  Photo: Ralph Freso / Getty Images

7) A bonfire featuring a large wooden phoenix burns at the Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm near the village of Pilton in Somerset, South West England. Photo: AFP

8) A group of paraplegic dogs run with the help of their wheelchairs on the Agua Dulce beach in the Chorrillos neighborhood of Lima, Peru. Photo: AP

9) Two cranes fly across a blooming field of poppies and cornflowers at the ecological village Brodowin at Barnim county, German. Photo: AP

10) A bear plays with a ball in a pond on a hot day at an amusement park in Yongin, South Korea, on June 21, 2017. Photo:  Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters

11) A giraffe waits for greens during a public feeding session on World Giraffe Day – the longest day of the year – at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City. Photo: Reuters

12) People take part in the 15th annual Times Square yoga event celebrating the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, during classes in the middle of Times Square in New York. Photo: AFP

13) Britain’s Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she travels with Prince William, right and Prince Edward, in a open carriage to the parade ring on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England. Photo: AP

14) Racegoers attend Royal Ascot Ladies Day 2017 in Ascot, England. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711 and tradition is a hallmark of the meeting. Top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course, while a daily procession of horse-drawn carriages brings the Queen to the course. Photo: Getty Images

15) Children cool off with a makeshift slip-n-side of water and shaving cream while attending the Don Bosco Center’s summer program for at-risk middle school children in Manassas, Virginia. Photo: Reuters

16) Models rest backstage after a runway show by French eco-designer Isagus Toche, as a part of an ecological forum, in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Reuters

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