Pictures of the Week: June 6 – June 13

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Jun. 11, 2014. Girls help help to decorate a street for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on on the eve of the opening of the event.

From the start of the 2014 World Cup and violent clashes in Mosul, Iraq, to Pope Francis’ prayer for Peace in the Middle East and Angelina Jolie’s impassioned pleas to end sexual violence in conflict, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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