Photos of the Week: 5/31-6/6

This is my sixth edition of "Photos of the Week", and I have to say that I'm really enjoying it, and plan to keep it up indefinitely - thank you for the continued feedback. The way I keep thinking of the series is like this: Remember your past week, all the things you did, big and small? Well, while you were doing that, here are a few other things that took place around the world at the same time -- the Earth remains an endlessly interesting place. In this week's edition, the world's largest tree hug, vandalized prehistoric rock art in Libya, a newly released Hubble image, a Black Bloc protester, and much more.

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  • Noah Berger / AP

    Flying Around the World in a Solar Powered Plane

    Pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg successfully landed the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, after flying around the world using only the power of the Sun.

  • David McNew / Getty

    The Terrible Beauty of Californian Wildfires, as Seen by David McNew

    Getty photographer David McNew has been covering Californian wildfires for more than a decade, and has an eye for finding the visual beauty amid the horrible destruction.

  • Aris Messinis / AFP / Getty

    Photos of the Week 7/16 - 7/22

    Unrest in Turkey, a Santa Claus competition in Denmark, virtual reality in Israel, kite running in Rio, and much more.

  • Bernadett Szabo / Reuters

    Bathing in Budapest

    Hot springs at this Hungarian location have been in use since the 12th century

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