This week in pictures: June 21-27
As summer officially began this week, the FIFA World Cup continued to hold a grip on the attention of fans across the world.
Spain – the defending champion – was defeated from the tournament. And Costa Rica made history, tying England, and beating Italy and Uruguay.
In Iraq, Sunni extremists continued their push toward Baghdad. Tensions heightened between Israel and Palestine over the kidnapping of three Israeli boys and the killing of a Palestinian man.