Pictures of the Week: June 7 – June 14

Smoke from brush fires is seen near the Quneitra border crossing between Israel and Syria
Ammar Awad—Reuters
June 7, 2013. Smoke from brush fires set off by stray mortar bombs fired during fighting between forces loyal to the Syrian regime and rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad near the Quneitra border crossing between Israel and Syria in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

From ceremonies marking the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre and continued unrest in Turkey to the recovery of a rare World War II German bomber from the sea and the newly renovated Nelson Mandela Center in South Africa, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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