The Odd, Horrifying And Mesmerizing Photos Of The Week

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Glimpses of the week gone by - from mind-blowing humanitarian crises to festivities and celebrations across the globe in one captivating photo after another.

From hundreds of tigers being evacuated from Thailand’s Buddhist temple to the floods in Paris, the week has been action packed, to say the least.

Tiger cub

Tiger cub carcasses are seen preserved in jars as officials move live tigers from the controversial Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand.

Check Out More: Tigers Rescued From Thailand's Infamous Buddhist Temple

 

Moises Vazquez

Moises Vazquez, 26, known as Spider-Moy, a computer science teaching assistant at the Faculty of Science of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, who teaches dressed as a comic superhero Spider-Man, travels on a subway on his way to work in Mexico City.

 

glowing embers

A helicopter flies above glowing embers as it makes a water drop run at the "Old Fire," which burned in Calabasas, California.

 

migrant who died

The arm of a migrant who died after boat sank off coastal town of Zuwara west of Tripoli, Libya.

 

candlelight vigil

People in Hong Kong take part in a candlelight vigil to mark the 27th anniversary of the crackdown of pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Public and private memorials were banned in mainland China.

 

Bar Palestine team

A Palestinian boy from the Bar Palestine team demonstrates his street workout skills during a training session on a beach in Gaza City.

 

Bialowieza forest

Trees are reflected in a river in Bialowieza forest, the last primeval forest in Europe, near Bialowieza village, Poland.

 

The Hobbit

Participants dressed as characters such as elves, dwarves, goblins and orcs from J.R.R. Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit" re-enact the "Battle of Five Armies" in a forest near the town of Doksy, Czech Republic.

 

Eiffel tower in Paris

A view of the flooded Seine River near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, after days of almost non-stop rain caused flooding in the country. Several museums, including the Louvre, had to evacuate priceless artwork amid the rising waters.

 

Thunderbirds

The Thunderbirds perform a fly-over as graduates from the Air Force Academy toss their hats in the air at the conclusion of their commencement ceremony in Colorado Springs. A pilot crash landed his plane after the demonstration, miraculously walking away and even getting to meet President Obama. 

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