Pictures of the Week: June 14 – June 21

Smuggled bear paws are seen at the China-Russia border in Manzhouli
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June 15, 2013. Chinese authorities display bear paws after 213 were seized from two Russian smugglers in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia. Some in China consider the paws a delicacy.

From riots in Brazil and the Miami Heat’s NBA triumph to 213 bear paws smuggled across the Chinese border and a cat that’s running for mayor, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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