This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news:

Check out photos of the week's extreme weather from around the world:

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  • Mike Bouse of Henderson, Nev., shades himself with an umbrella as he floats in the waters along Boulder Beach at Lake Mead, Saturday, June 29, 2013 near Boulder City, Nev. Bouse and his wife planned to spend most of the day in and out of the water to escape the heat in the Las Vegas area where Saturday's daytime high was expected to reach 117 degrees, the city's all-time high. It was 108 at noon Saturday in Sin City. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Jai, a tiger at the Phoenix Zoo, breaks apart frozen trout while sitting in his pool to keep cool, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Phoenix. Excessive heat warnings will continue for much of the Desert Southwest as building high pressure triggers major warming in eastern California, Nevada, and Arizona. Dangerously hot temperatures are expected across the Arizona deserts throughout the week with a high of 118 Friday. (AP Photo/Matt York)

  • A visitor to the Furnace Creek Vistitor Center walks by a digital thermometer in Death Vally National Park Friday, June 28, 2013 in Furnace Creek, Calif. Excessive heat warnings will continue for much of the Desert Southwest as building high pressure triggers major warming in eastern California, Nevada, and Arizona. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • People play in the fountain in front of the Barrett, The Honors College building at Arizona State University campus in Tempe, Ariz. during the Tempe Bicycle Action Group swimsuit ride on Saturday, June 29, 2013. About 100 cyclists biked around the city cooling off in pools and fountains. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace)

  • From left, Subrina Madrid, Sarah Hudak, Jennifer, Shackelford, all of North Las Vegas, Nev., sit in the shallow waters along Boulder Beach at Lake Mead, Saturday, June 29, 2013 near Boulder City, Nev. The three planned to spend the day at the lake to escape the heat in Las Vegas where Saturday's daytime high was expected to reach 117 degrees, which is the city's all-time high. It was 108 at noon Saturday in Sin City. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • A jet looks like it is melting into the runway as it is distorted by the heat waves rising up from the north runway at Sky Harbor International Airport, Friday, June 28, 2013, the hottest day of the year so far. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle)

  • Dan Kail, 67, of Pittsburg Pa., walks thru the sand dunes in Death Vally National Park Friday, June 28, 2013 near Stovepipe Wells, Calif. Excessive heat warnings will continue for much of the Desert Southwest as building high pressure triggers major warming in eastern California, Nevada, and Arizona. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Elephants at Utah's Hogle Zoo are cooled off with water hoses Friday, June 28, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The heat wave that is gripping the western United States is one of the worst in years, with desert locations in the Southwest seeing temperatures approach 120 degrees. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

  • Children play at the Red Ridge Park kids water park, Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Las Vegas. Families stayed past sundown to cool off in the park's fountains after temperatures in Las Vegas hit 112 degrees. A high pressure system parking over the West is expected to bring temperatures this weekend and into next week that are extreme even for a region used to baking during the summer. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • A Filipino man pushes his tricycle along a flooded street in suburban Navotas, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday June 30, 2013. Tropical Storm Rumbia shifted and spared the Philippine capital Sunday but stranded thousands of commuters, toppled trees and knocked out power in outlying provinces. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • This photo taken on June 24, 2013 shows large waves (below) with storm clouds (above), breaking onto cliffs at Bronte Beach near Sydney. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for the Sydney area for June 25 and 26, with dangerous surf conditions, hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • An Indian boy sits on a sea wall as waves lash the retaining wall of the iconic Gateway of India off the Arabian sea in Mumbai on June 25, 2013. The monsoon season, which runs from June to September, accounts for about 80 percent of India's annual rainfall, vital for a farm economy which lacks adequate irrigation facilities. However, the monsoon arrived early this year, catching many by surprise and exposing a lack of preparedness. (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Indian pedestrians run from water splashing over a sea wall in Mumbai on June 24, 2013. The monsoon, which covers the subcontinent from June to September, usually brings some flooding. But the heavy rains arrived early this year, catching many by surprise and exposing a lack of preparedness. (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • An Indian snack vendor walks along a water-logged street in Kolkata on June 30, 2013. Heavy rains in various parts of Kolkata have disrupted normal life as several parts of the city became waterlogged and trains services were partially disrupted. (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Traffic passes along a water-logged street in Kolkata on June 30, 2013. Heavy rains in various parts of Kolkata have disrupted normal life as several parts of the city became waterlogged and trains services were partially disrupted. (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A girl wades through a flooded street in Manila on June 30, 2013. Tropical storm Rumbia lashed Manila and nearby areas with 65-75 kph winds disrupting aviation and ferry services. (NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)