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AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

June 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Europe struggled with a surge of migrants last week, with thousands coming in through smugglers’ boats across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya or hiding in trucks to get around the continent.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter was elected to a fifth, four-year term as the world soccer regulator faced the worst corruption crisis in its 111-year history. Seven top FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich and are fighting extradition to the U.S. after U.S. officials filed charges in an alleged $150 million bribery scheme.

In Burundi’s capital of Bujumbura, protesters continued to demand that President Pierre Nkurunziza step down after his second term in office and not seek a third one. Nigerians, meanwhile, celebrated their democracy with the election of a new president, Muhammadu Buhari, the first candidate to beat a sitting president at the polls.

In London, Queen Elizabeth II gave her annual speech to Parliament, outlining the plans of Britain’s new Conservative government for the year ahead.

In Germany, activists floated giant balloons with the portraits of the G-7 heads of state before a G-7 finance minister’s meeting in Dresden.

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