Pictures of what happened this week: Israelis celebrate the end of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule; Queen Elizabeth prepares to cut a cake with a sword – The Washington Post

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By Dee Swann, Monique Woo, Stephen Cook and Troy Witcher | June 18, 2021
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 G-7 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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June 13, 2021 | Tel Aviv
Israelis celebrate the swearing in of the new government, formally ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic 12-year rule.
Oded Balilty/AP
Oded Balilty/AP
June 14, 2021 | Omaha
Regan Smith swims her way into the semifinals during her preliminary heat on the second day of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Swimming.
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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post
June 12, 2021 | Varna, Bulgaria
Israel’s Linoy Ashram competes in the rhythmic gymnastics individual ball final at the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship.
Spasiyana Sergieva/Reuters
Spasiyana Sergieva/Reuters
June 12, 2021 | Tarrytown, N.Y.
Wasabi, a 3-year-old Pekingese, with handler David Fitzpatrick at the Westminster Dog Show. Wasabi was named this year’s Best in Show.
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Amy Lombard For The Washington Post
June 12, 2021 | Washington, D.C.
Attendees dance after the march at Freedom Plaza for Capital Pride Celebration 2021.
Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post
Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post
June 16, 2021 | Geneva
President Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Villa la Grange.
Patrick Semansky/AP
Patrick Semansky/AP
June 17, 2021 | Washington, D.C.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), center right, holds a bill enrollment document for the Juneteenth national holiday as she sings a hymn with members of the Congressional Black Caucus during a ceremony at the Capitol.
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Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post
June 11, 2021 | Cornwall, Britain
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth prepares to cut a cake with a sword next to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, left, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during a drinks reception on the sidelines of the G7 summit, at the Eden Project.
POOL/REUTERS
POOL/REUTERS
June 17, 2021 | Ladysmith, South Africa
A group of diggers search for what they believe are diamonds. The first alleged diamond was found a week ago and since then, thousands have flocked to the hill to find them.
Kim Ludbrook/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Kim Ludbrook/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
June 13, 2021 | Shenyang, China
An aerial image of youths, created by growing different varieties of rice, in a paddy field.
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AFP/Getty Images
June 17, 2021 | Germantown, Md.
A cicada enjoys the view from a blueberry plant at Butler’s Orchard farm.
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Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post
June 15, 2021 | D’arcy, B.C.
A tornado is seen in a field.
NEIL SERFAS/REUTERS
NEIL SERFAS/REUTERS
June 17, 2021 | Mumbai, India
A health worker swabs a traveler’s nose to test for the coronavirus at a train station.
Rajanish Kakade/AP
Rajanish Kakade/AP
June 14, 2021 | Washington, D.C.
Rep. Ilhan Omar sheds a tear during a moment of silence on the Capitol steps in recognition of the 600,000 American lives lost to covid-19.
Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post
Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post

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