Photographer Sandro Maddalena documented the trauma and recovery of Ukrainian veterans as hostilities with Russia continue.

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A large, destructive tornado tore through western parts of Chicago overnight, carving through neighborhoods while lofting debris three miles high. The National Weather Service reports the twister damaged more than 100 homes and injured at least five people. The twister spun up within a squall line that raced east through the metro just before midnight local time.

A fiery car crash on a rain-slicked highway killed 10 people, including nine children, Saturday afternoon in southern Alabama, where more than a dozen vehicles were wrecked during one of the first storms of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. Claudette regained tropical storm status Monday morning as it neared the coast of the Carolinas.

Juneteenth, which Congress and President Biden recently established as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery, was celebrated in Annapolis and Washington.

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Israelis celebrate the end of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule in Tel Aviv; Wasabi the Pekingese, named Best in Show, prepares for the 2021 Westminster Dog Show in Tarrytown, N.Y.; Queen Elizabeth prepares to cut a cake with a sword during a G7 Summit reception in Cornwall, Britain; Rep. Ilhan Omar sheds a tear during a moment of silence to commemorate the 600,000 American lives lost to Covid-19. See 14 of the week’s most interesting and gripping images from around the world, selected by Washington Post photo editors.

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More than 40 million Americans are in the crosshairs of triple-digit heat this week, with some spots soaring over 120 degrees as records fall across the West. The heat in many areas is dangerous, prompting excessive-heat warnings in seven states where temperatures will be hazardous to human health.

Ahead of Biden's meeting with Putin, here's a look at how other U.S. presidents have gotten along with the Russian leader.

President Biden’s first overseas trip is an eight-day visit to Europe that includes meetings with Group of Seven and NATO leaders, as well as a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

For the first time in its 145-year history, the storied Westminster Kennel Club dog show is trading the buzz of the Big Apple for the airy grounds of the suburban Lyndhurst estate in Tarrytown, N.Y., one of many changes prompted by pandemic precautions. The show was rescheduled from its usual February dates and isn’t allowing in-person spectators. Human participants must be vaccinated or newly tested. Dogs will compete as usual on a green carpet for televised parts of the competition, but some other rounds will happen on an even more traditional green carpet — the estate’s lawn.

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Exhibit celebrates Vincent van Gogh?s famous art through digital reproductions.

Wild Asian elephants rest after trekking hundreds of miles from their habitat in China; President Biden encounters a cicada at Joint Base Andrews; boys stop to memorialize 10-year-old Justin Wallace, who was shot and killed in Queens; a solar eclipse rises above the Capitol dome. See 14 of the week’s most interesting and gripping images from around the world, selected by Washington Post photo editors.

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Over the past seven decades, the queen has met every president — except Lyndon B. Johnson — in venues ranging from Balmoral Castle to baseball stadiums. Here are some highlights.

Thursday kicked off with a spectacular sunrise eclipse across parts of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and Canada. Millions of skywatchers across the United States and Canada took in the show, many donning eclipse glasses recycled from 2017.

Photographer Tina Russell documented the days inside her extended family after her grandmother died of covid-19.

Chinese protesters asking for a more open and free society were shut down by their government.

Family members gather at a fallen soldier’s gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day; Japan’s Naomi Osaka serves in her first — and last — match of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros; survivors of the Tulsa race massacre participate in a soil collection ceremony during its centennial commemoration in Tulsa; Brazil’s Helio Castroneves celebrates with his team after winning the Indianapolis 500. See 15 of the week’s most interesting and gripping images from around the world, selected by Washington Post photo editors.

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The Washington Post's Peeps diorama contest may be no more, but we at The Style Invitational chirped right up with our own, decidedly less cutesy replacement featuring the Brood of 2021 ? call them the Antipeeps. The Empress didn't insist on dioramas; any humorous artwork was eligible as long as it included at least one real cicada or nymph exoskeleton. See Brood X featured XVII clever ways in this photo gallery.

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