AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

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Posted: Jun 23, 2015 7:44 AM
AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

LONDON (AP) — Migrants and refugees were a key topic on the European agenda last week.

Migrants by the hundreds arrived by dinghy on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, which has been the destination for over 25,000 migrants so far this year alone. Italian police forcibly cleared out a camp of migrants along the French-Italian border and U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie visited a refugee camp in Mardin, southeastern Turkey, where some Syrian refugee children dressed up to see her.

Tensions over Greek debt negotiations ratcheted up as a June 30 deadline of possible insolvency grew near.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama encouraged schoolgirls in London to aim high while on a European tour with her two daughters and her mother.

In Erfurt, Germany, dogs and cats from 21 countries attended an international pedigree and purebred show.

Joining in celebrations around the world for International Yoga Day, participants formed a human circle of yoga near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Thousands also gathered at Britain's ancient stone circle of Stonehenge to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.