Week in Pictures: May 31 – June 7

Space shuttle Enterprise is carried by barge underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on June 3, in New York City. Enterprise was on its way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will be on permanent display.

Brandon Harder, gas man for Jimmie Johnson, goes airborne as Johnson accelerates from the pit during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 27.

People gather at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, June 3. A passenger plane carrying more than 150 people crashed in Nigeria’s largest city, killing everyone on board and several others on the ground. The pilot is said to have reported engine failure just before the aircraft went down.

A Pakistani boy who lives near a brick factory covers his face with a scarf to avoid a sand storm on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, June 6.

Venus appears as a small black dot (upper left corner) against the massive surface of the sun on its orbit between Earth and the center of our solar system, June 5. The transit of Venus across the sun is one of the rarest celestial sights visible from Earth. The event marked the last time Venus will cross the sun (as seen from Earth) for 105 years.

Kazakh nomads herd their livestock across a plain in Altay, China. The Altay, known in Chinese as the Aletai region, is situated in the most northern part of Xinjiang, sharing a border on the east with Mongolia and on the west with Russia.

NBC News.

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