This Week in Pictures: June 13-19

  • Residents with faces covered in ash ride on a motorcycle as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, in Sukandebi village in Karo Regency, Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, June 13, 2015.
  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is embraced by her husband former President Bill Clinton (R) after she delivered her “official launch speech” at a campaign kick off rally in Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York City, June 13, 2015.
  • Athletes compete at the start of the Jukola international orienteering relay competition Louna-Jukola in Paimio, Finland, June 13, 2015.
  • Wiphada Chitphuan of Thailand serves during the sepaktakraw women’s regu semifinals match between Thailand and Vietnam at the Expo Hall 1 during the 2015 SEA Games on June 13, 2015 in Singapore.
  • Students of the General Yermolov Cadet School walk across a field as they attend a training outside the southern city of Stavropol, Russia, June 13, 2015. Students aged from 10 to 17 took part in this exercise. The General Yermolov Cadet School in Stavropol is a state-run institution that teaches military and patriotic classes for in addition to a normal syllabus.
  • Team France competes during their team free routine synchronized swimming qualification at the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, June 13 , 2015.
  • A man cuts off a tree for firewood in flood waters in Morigaon district of Assam state, India, June 13, 2015. According to reports, thousands of people were affected and some 330 hectares of crops were damaged in some 12 districts of Assam by the floods after the increase of water level of Brahmaputra River and most of its tributaries.
  • A general view of competitors leaping over the water jump during the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase at the Adidas Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island on June 13, 2015, in New York City.
  • Contestants joke as they wait to walk on the catwalk during an Afro hair contest in Havana, June 13, 2015. In a two-hour competition 70 women competed in three hair categories, natural, braided and dreadlocked.
  • New York Yankees’ Mason Williams hits the wall after missing a long fly ball hit by Baltimore Orioles’ Nolan Reimold during the fifth inning of a baseball game, June 13, 2015, in Baltimore. Reimold had a triple on the play.
  • Nile Wilson of Britain competes in the rings during the men’s gymnastics team event at the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, June 14, 2015.
  • A relative of Palestinian Abdullah Ghanayem is consoled as she mourns during his funeral in the village of Qafr Malik near the West Bank city of Ramallah June 14, 2015. An Israeli army jeep struck and killed Ghanayem in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, with the military and locals giving conflicting accounts of the circumstances. A military spokeswoman said the jeep, which was in the village of Qafr Malik as part of an operation to arrest suspected militants, accidentally hit the Palestinian after he threw a petrol bomb at it. Local resident Nail Abdul Latah el Hajj denied the Palestinian had attacked the jeep, saying the man was walking to work at a chicken farm when he was run down and then crushed as the vehicle crashed into a wall and overturned.
  • A motorhome that belongs to Argentina’s soccer team fans with images of Argentina’s Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain is seen parked in La Serena, June 14, 2015. Argentina will play against Uruguay in their upcoming group B match Copa America 2015 soccer match on Tuesday.
  • Women, known locally as “saumeadoras,” carry incense during a Corpus Christi procession in Lima, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of people participate in Corpus Christi Catholic processions during the month of June in different regions of the country.
  • People assist a hippopotamus that has been shot with a tranquilizer dart after it escaped from a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 14, 2015. Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals have escaped from the zoo in Georgia’s capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures, prompting authorities to warn residents in Tbilisi to say inside Sunday. At least eight people have been killed in the disaster, including three zoo workers, and 10 are missing.
  • Georgians light candles in a church in memory of people who died during flooding Sunday, June 14, in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 15, 2015. Rescue workers in the Georgian capital are still searching for at least two dozen people and an undetermined number of potentially dangerous animals missing after severe flooding ravaged the city’s zoo and left at least 12 people dead.
  • Members of Israel’s Druze minority shout slogans and wave their flags during a march in the Druze village of Yarka, Israel, June 14, 2015. Members of Israel’s Druze minority called on the international community to help their brethren in Syria after dozens were massacred by extremists there. Hundreds of Druze demonstrated in Yarka in northern Israel on Sunday.
  • A migrant sits up at the Saint Ludovic border crossing on the Mediterranean Sea between Vintimille, Italy and Menton, France, June 15, 2015. On Saturday, some 200 migrants, principally from Eritrea and Sudan, attempted to cross the border from Italy and were blocked by Italian police and French gendarmes.
  • Police officers stand in a field during an event marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in Runymede, Britain, June 15, 2015.
  • A Ukrainian serviceman investigates a crater left by a Grad rocket in the village of Toshkivka, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, June 15, 2015.
  • People stand by the destroyed embankment of the Vere river after Sunday’s flooding, in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 15, 2015. Workers and volunteers labored Monday in a flood-ravaged area of the Georgian capital to help victims while nervously watching for traces of dangerous animals that may have escaped the city zoo when it was inundated by the surging waters. Officials in the ex-Soviet republic said 14 people were confirmed dead.
  • A boy jumps into the Yenisei River from a foot bridge, with the air temperature at about 87.8 degrees Fahrenheit in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, June 15, 2015. The temperature of water in the Yenisei River was about 42.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Supporters of Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush knock on doors of the auditorium to gain entrance to his formal announcement of his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida, June 15, 2015.
  • General view of the stadium at sunset during the Womens’ Water Polo Group A match between the Netherlands an Hungary on day three of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Water Polo Arena on June 15, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • A woman reacts as she rests from walking back to Tel Abyad town, Raqqa governorate, after fleeing Maskana town in the Aleppo countryside, June 16, 2015. With a string of victories over Islamic State, Syria’s Kurds are proving themselves an ever more dependable ally in the U.S.-led fight against the jihadists and building influence that will make them a force in Middle Eastern politics. Aided by U.S.-led air strikes, the Kurdish-led YPG militia may have dealt Islamic State its worst defeat to date in Syria by seizing the town of Tel Abyad at the Turkish border, cutting a supply route to the jihadists’ de facto capital of Raqqa city.
  • A Haitian woman peeks through a fence surrounding the Ministry of Interior and Police while waiting to register in Santo Domingo, June 16, 2015. The deadline expires Wednesday night for tens of thousands of undocumented Haitians born in the Dominican Republic under a controversial new immigration law that has aroused international concern from the United Nations and human rights groups. Dominican officials have said those who fail to registar under a “Regularization Plan” will be deported within 45 days.
  • New mayor of Madrid Manuela Carmena waits at a traffic light onway to the Cibeles Palace, Madrid’s City-Hall, on June 16, 2015. The new mayor of the capital, Manuela Carmena, who takes office this week, has promised to make the city cleaner, fairer and less corrupt after a quarter century right wing party dominance.
  • Argentina’s Nicolas Otamendi jumps for a header during a Copa America Group B soccer match against Uruguay at La Portada stadium in La Serena, Chile, June 16, 2015.
  • Visitors react on the rock as a man jumps into the water, above Cleopatra’s Beach, on a summer day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, which begins on June 18, at the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh, northwest of Cairo, Egypt, June 16, 2015.
  • A fan of Uruguay cheers before the start of a Copa America Group B soccer match between Argentina and Uruguay at La Portada stadium in La Serena, Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
  • Members of the Edmonton Police Service follow the hearse carrying the coffin of slain Edmonton Police officer, Constable Daniel Woodall, during the Regimental Funeral Procession in Edmonton, June 17, 2015.
  • Israeli soldiers take part in a military exercise in the center of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on June 17, 2015. An alliance of rebel fighters in Syria, including Islamist fighters, are battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime forces for the control of the countrys Quneitra province, which lies in the Syrian side of the strategic Golan Heights. The advance came a day after Israel, which has a significant Druze population, said it was preparing for the possibility that refugees fleeing fighting in the area might seek to cross to the Israeli-occupied side of the strategic plateau.
  • A young Syrian refugee waits for supply near the Turkish border post of Akcakale, province of Sanliurfa, on June 17, 2015. The first Syrian refugees returned to the border town of Tal Abyad from Turkey after it was liberated from the Islamic State (IS) group, an AFP journalist reported. Kurdish forces took the strategic town on Tuesday after several days of intense fighting, which sparked an exodus of more than 23,000 refugees into neighbouring Turkey.
  • A stuntman flies through the air following an explosion during the filming of the Koldo Serra directed feature film Gernika in the Basque town of Guernica, northern Spain, June 17, 2015. The film centres on an American journalist reporting the aerial bombing of the town during the Spanish Civil War by planes from Germany’s Condor Legion, in aid of the nationalist military rebellion led by General Francisco Franco.
  • A girl walks at a refugee and migrant camp as graffiti is displayed on a wall of a former military base in the village of Moria on the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos on June 17, 2015. The Aegean island has borne the brunt of a huge influx of migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa crossing from Turkey to nearby Greek islands. More than 50,000 migrants have arrived in Greece so far this year.
  • A father gives his son to a coast guard officer, second left, as he disembarks from a vessel at the port of Mitylene after being picked up by the Greek coast guard near the northeast Greek island of Lesvos on June 17, 2015. Around 100,000 migrants have entered Europe so far this year as Italy and Greece have borne the brunt of the surge with many more migrants expected to arrive from June through to September.
  • Worshippers embrace following a group prayer across the street from the scene of a shooting at Emanuel AME Church, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside the historic black church, killing multiple people, including the pastor, in an assault that authorities described as a hate crime.
  • Racegoers attend Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot, just south of London, Britain, June 18, 2015.
  • A passing motorist looks out her window as she stops at an intersection down the street from the Emanuel AME Church early June 18, 2015 following a shooting Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C.
  • People are seen reflected in a shopping mall mirror at a busy intersection in the shopping district of Harajuku on June 18, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Chaplain James St. John, center, leads senators in prayer, June 18, 2015, at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. State Sen. Clementa Pinckney was one of those killed Wednesday night in a shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
  • The glow from hot molten lava illuminates the crater of Mount Sinabung in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, June 18, 2015. Mount Sinabung, one of about 130 active volcanoes in the country, has been put at the highest alert level since June 2 due to the growing size of its lava dome.
  • Keith McDaniel, pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, seated left, and Ron Henderson, pastor of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, seated right, are surrounded by others in prayer for the victims of Wednesday’s shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. on June 18, 2015 at Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church in Spartanburg. Dylann Storm Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday in the slayings of several people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside the historic black church in downtown Charleston. 
  • A Syrian refugee woman from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad and her children wait while spending the day in Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 18, 2015. Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday. UNHCR said Syria, where conflict has raged since 2011, was the world’s biggest source of internally displaced people and refugees. There were 7.6 million displaced people in Syria by the end of last year and almost 4 million Syrian refugees, mainly living in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. 
  • Nepalese Muslims pray during the first day of Ramadan at a mosque in Kathmandu, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk.
  • A man waves a Greek flag during a rally outside the parliament, calling on the government to clinch a deal with its international creditors and secure Greece’s future in the Eurozone, in Athens, June 18, 2015. Hopes of a breakthrough at Thursday’s gathering of European finance ministers, once seen as the last opportunity for an agreement, looked increasingly remote.
  • A parishioner prays during a memorial service at Morris Brown AME Church for the people killed Wednesday during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., June 18, 2015. Police arrested 21-year-old suspect Dylann Storm Roof Thursday in Shelby, N.C. without resistance.
  • Muslims walk after offering the first Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 19, 2015.



Americans joined in shock and mourning after a 21-year-old man killed nine people in an historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Baku, Azerbaijan, hosts the inaugural European Games amid criticism for its human rights record.

More presidential candidates enter the race this week, including Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. Meanwhile, in New York City over the weekend, Hillary Clinton kicked off her campaign with her first official rally.

Muslims around the world begin the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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