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Solstice at Stonehenge, U.S. abortion rights overturned and more of the week’s best photos

People enjoy paddleboarding during a heat wave in Switzerland; firefighters battle a raging wildfire in Spain; advocates massed at the Supreme Court in Washington after it struck down Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional abortion protections; an Olympics swimmer faints underwater during an artistic swimming performance in Budapest.

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June 21 | Wheaton, Md.

A dragonfly lands on a flower at Brookside Gardens on the first day of summer.

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Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

June 18 | Chardonne, Switzerland

People enjoy their paddleboards on Lake Geneva during a heat wave.

Valentin Flauraud/Keystone/AP

Valentin Flauraud/Keystone/AP

June 21 | Amesbury, England

People celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge in a festival that dates back thousands of years.

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Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

June 18 | Zamora, Spain

Firefighters work the site of a wildfire in Pumarejo de Tera. The worst damage has been in the northwest province, where more than 74,000 acres have been consumed, regional authorities said.

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CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

June 24 | Washington, D.C.

Savannah Craven and other antiabortion activists celebrate after the Supreme Court issued its ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

June 21 | Washington, D.C.

Sarah Schaffer Deroo calms her 7-month-old son, Hewitt, as he receives the coronavirus vaccine at the Children's National Research and Innovation campus.

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Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post

June 20 | Tarrytown, N. Y.

Handler Claudio Cruz embraces Ethan, a basset hound, after winning the Best of Breed competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

June 20 | Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine

A Ukrainian service member, with a dog, observes an industrial area as Russia's attack on the country continues.

Reuters

Reuters

June 23 | Slaysha, Afghanistan

More than 30 people were buried in a single ceremony following a massive earthquake that struck a remote part of the country, leveling hundreds of simply built structures and wiping out whole villages.

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Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Washington Post

June 22 | Budapest

A member of Team USA. right, swims to rescue teammate and two-time Olympics swimmer Anita Alvarez from the bottom of the pool after she fainted during the women's solo free artistic swimming finals at the World Aquatics Championships.

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OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

June 21 | Washington, D.C.

Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss, a former Georgia election worker, testifies during the House Jan. 6 select committee's fourth public hearing on Capitol Hill.

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

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Photo editing by Troy Witcher, Dee Swann and Stephen Cook