Here are 16 of the week’s best photos

The Monte Cristo Challenge swimming event, the first Democratic presidential primary debate, the Wallenda siblings high-wire over Times Square, summer temperatures soar in Europe. Here’s a look at 16 of the best photos from the week, selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.

June 21, 2019 | Marseille, France

Swimmers compete in the Monte Cristo Challenge at the Chateau d'If.


June 24, 2019 | Alicante, Spain

A bonfire at townhall burns during "Fire Night", to close out the Bonfires Fiestas.

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June 22, 2019 | Kuril Islands

An eruption of the Raikoke volcano is seen from the International Space Station.

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June 26, 2019 | Gyongyos, Hungary

The International Space Station passes in front of the Sun as seen from Earth.

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June 26, 2019 | Miami

From left, presidential candidates Tim Ryan, Cory Booker, Bill De Blasio, Julian Castro and Elizabeth Warren embrace after the first Democratic primary debate.

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

June 21, 2019 | Columbia, S.C.

Presidential candidate and Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), right, arrives at a campaign event.

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June 23, 2019 | New York

Aerialists and siblings Nik, right, and Lijana Wallenda walk on a high wire above Times Square.

Jason Szenes/AP

June 22, 2019 | Minsk, Belarus

Russia's Dina Averina competes in rhythmic gymnastics at the European Games.

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June 25, 2019 | Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz space capsule lands after an International Space Station mission.

Alexander Nemenov/AP

June 24, 2019 | Matamoros, Mexico

Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and daughter Valeria drowned after trying to cross the Rio Grande to Brownsville, Tex.

Julia Le Duc/AP

June 24, 2019 | Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Soldiers protect themselves during clashes with university students protesting the country's government.


June 20, 2019 | Dortmund, Germany

A squirrel gets stuck in an opening of a manhole cover.

Feuerwehr Dortmund/AP

June 26, 2019 | Haltern am See, Germany

People enjoy a lake during high summer temperatures.


June 26, 2019 | Pessac, France

A jaguar cools off in the pool at the Bordeaux-Pessac Zoo during a heatwave.


June 26, 2019 | Yogyakarta, Indonesia

People take free chickens to protest the government's low prices of the animal.


June 25, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

A paddler returns equipment at the Key Bridge boathouse.

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