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Photos of the Week 6/15 - 6/19

From images of the Charleston church shooting to the influx of refugees and migrants in Europe, here are the photos of the week.

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Lisa Doctor joins a prayer circle early Thursday, down the street from Emanuel AME Church following a shooting Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C. A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside the historic black church, killing multiple people, including the pastor, in an assault that authorities described as a hate crime.

In the United States, powerful images of unity and mourning from Charleston illustrated the reaction to the Emanuel AME Church shooting last week.

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A Syrian refugee reacts as he waits behind border fences to cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, Monday. On Sunday, Turkish authorities reopened the border after a few days of closure. They are expecting as many as 10,000 people to come across.

And images of Syrians pushing through border fences in Turkey and landing on the shores of Greece drove home the growing refugee crisis facing the European Union and countries bordering Syria.Take a look at the Photos of the Week 6/15-6/19 for more.

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