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This week, 6,500 competitors and 2,000 coaches from 165 countries gathered for an event as grand as their aspirations: the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Full coverage
Indian Ocean: Investigators trying to determine what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 more than 16 months ago said they were nearly certain that a 6-foot-long piece of a plane’s wing assembly was part of a Boeing 777, and MH370 is the only such plane that is missing.
Jerusalem: A wounded Israeli receives first-aid after she was attacked by an Israeli extremist during a gay pride march. An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed four marchers and was arrested.
Beit El, West Bank: Israeli settlers scuffle with Israeli security forces as demolition of the so-called Dreinoff buildings began after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the complex was built illegally on Arab-owned land.
Glastonbury, England: A blue moon rises over people gathered on Glastonbury Tor.
Calais, France: Ferry workers burn tires on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais, blocking the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses.
Cincinnati: Court officers look on as former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing appears for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose.
Honolulu: U.S. Marines unload the remains of 36 unidentified Marines found at a World War II battlefield on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa
Huntington Beach: Michael Rodrigues of Brazil does an aerial high over a wave to take first place during the men’s Round 3, Heat 2 at the U.S. Open of Surfing. More photos
Goleta: UC Santa Barbara students in protective suits and boots walk along the surf after collecting tar ball and water samples from the beach after reports of a sheen of oil two miles wide off Goleta Beach.
Lake Oroville, Calif.: As the sun sets, a lone kayaker circles Lake Oroville along the banks of Foreman Creek.
Los Angeles: Britain’s James Crossley makes a deadlift during the powerlifting combination competition at the Special Olympics World Games.
Add stops in Germany, Russia, Syria, Kenya Turkey, Israel, India and South Korea to round out the report.