This Week in Pictures: June 27-July 3

  • Boys play at a beach on June 27, 2015, in Bujumbura, Burundi. The head of Burundi’s influential rights group Aprodeh says at least 70 people, mostly civilians, have been killed and hundreds of others wounded following weeks of political unrest in the small and landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa. The violence started began President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his controversial bid for a third consecutive five-year term in office.
  • New York State Troopers block off roads surrounding where escaped convict David Sweat was apprehended in Constable, N.Y., June 28, 2015. Richard Matt was killed by a federal agent Friday and the other escapee, Sweat, was hospitalized for gunshot wounds sustained during his capture Sunday.
  • Samaritan people pray during a pilgrimage marking the holiday of Shavuot at Mount Gerizim on the outskirts of the West City of Nablus, early June 28, 2015. The Samaritan religion is descended from the ancient Israelite tribes of Menashe and Efraim, and the community numbers today around 700 people, half at Mount Grizim in the West Bank and the others in Holon near Tel Aviv in Israel.
  • State Police officers enter a barn during a search on June 28, 2015, in Malone, N.Y. The shooting death of one escaped killer brought new energy to the three-week hunt for a second escaped murderer in the United States, as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from Clinton Correctional Facility.
  • A woman waves pride flags along 5th Avenue during the annual 2015 New York City Pride March in Manhattan, New York City, June 28, 2015. Gay and lesbian couples in the United States have a constitutional right to marry in all 50 states, the Supreme Court ruled on 26 June. The 5-4 decision was greeted by gay rights activists and US President Barack Obama, who declared it “a victory for America.
  • An aerial picture shows new Chevrolet cars at a General Motors’ parking lot in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, June 28, 2015.
  • A participant in the Gay Pride event in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) rights reacts as others flee after Turkish police use a water canon to disperse them in Istanbul, Turkey, June 28, 2015. Turkish police have used water cannons and tear gas to clear gay pride demonstrators from Istanbul’s central square. Between 100 and 200 protestors were chased away from Taksim Square on Sunday after a police vehicle fired several jets of water to disperse the crowd. It wasn’t immediately clear why the police intervened to push the peaceful if noisy protest away from the area.
  • Smoke and flames rise above burning cars at the scene of a bombing targeting the convoy of the Egyptian Prosecutor General, in a northern suburb of Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt, June 29, 2015. According to reports, Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat is receiving treatment in hospital for injuries to his face and shoulder. Two of his guards and a civilian were also injured in the incident on Barakat’s route between his office and home which left at least five cars destroyed. In an uncorroborated statement, the group calling themselves the Giza Popular Resistance have claimed responsibility.
  • A South Korean Marine looks up as he and the others take part in a landing operation drill at a shore in Taean, South Korea, June 29, 2015.
  • A trader looks at a TV screen showing Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos addressing a news conference on Greece, at Madrid’s bourse, Spain, June 29, 2015. European stock markets slid lower on Monday, with southern European banks hit particularly hard, after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls.
  • Mason Quinn, 5, standing with his mother Brittany Riley, looks for police vehicles during a rally by residents in support of law enforcement officers following the search for two escaped convicted murderers in Malone, N.Y., June 29, 2015. Richard Matt was killed by a federal agent Friday and the other escapee, David Sweat, was hospitalized for gunshot wounds sustained during his capture Sunday.
  • Onlookers watch the Civic Stadium burn in Eugene, Ore., June 29, 2015. The stadium was approved by voters in 1938 during the Great Depression and opened that same year.
  • Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan (foreground) serves during her match against Flavia Pennetta of Italy as Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia looks on during her match against Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, June 29, 2015.
  • Elderly people wait to receive their pension outside the National bank of Greece headquarters in Athens, June 29, 2015. Anxious Greek pensioners swarmed bank branches hoping to be able to receive their pensions Monday and others lined up at ATMs as they gradually began dispensing cash again on the first day of capital controls imposed in a dramatic twist in Greece’s five-year financial saga.
  • A young ethnic Lwe sits beside a fireplace in a longhouse in the village of Wan Seng near Kengtung district of Shan State, eastern Myanmar, June 29, 2015. Lwe, also called Loi, are a mountain tribe and subgroup of the Wa ethnic group. The Lwe live together inside longhouses which have separate fireplaces in the main corridor, where they cook and store dried meat, and there is small room for each family.
  • People cool off at a weir in the evening, after a day with temperatures of more than 37 degrees (98 Fahrenheit), at the Arga River which crosses the edge of Pamplona, northern Spain, June 29, 2015. Weather stations across Spain are warning people to take extra precautions as a heat wave engulfs much of the country, increasing the risk of wildfires.
  • People look on as water gushes from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir section on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan, Henan province, China, June 29, 2015.
  • Ball boys hold umbrellas on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, June 30, 2015.
  • A passenger on a stretcher is carried by ambulance officers as the passenger gets off a Shinkansen bullet train at Odawara station after it made an emergency stop, in Odawara, west of Tokyo, June 30, 2015. Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died after one doused himself in oil and set himself ablaze on Tuesday, media reports said. The train, carrying about 1,000 passengers, made an emergency stop on its way from Tokyo to the western city of Osaka after smoke started to fill at least one carriage, fire department officials said. A fire department official confirmed that one man was dead.
  • A man works in a scrap yard at a recycling company in the town of Elefsina, near Athens, Greece June 30, 2015. In a poll released on July 1, 54% of Greeks showed that they would heed the advice of leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and vote in the Greek referendum against new tough conditions for financial aid in the hope that creditors would compromise.
  • A man walks past a European and Greek flags in central Athens, on June 30, 2015. The European part of its international bailout expired Tuesday and with it, any possible access to the remaining rescue loans it contains. The government needed to repay a roughly 1.6 billion-euro ($1.87 billion) debt to the International Monetary Fund due Tuesday too.
  • Holidaymakers react as people lay flowers on Marhaba beach, where 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack last Friday, on June 30, 2015 in Sousse, Tunisia. British police have been deployed to the area as part of one of the biggest counter terror operations since the London bombings on July 7, 2005.
  • A man detained as a suspected drug trafficker is placed in a paddy wagon during a police operation at the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 30, 2015. The last soldiers and marines occupying the Mare complex of slums will be replaced by police as part of the program to “pacify” and reduce violence in the favela. The process started in April with a June 30 deadline for the army to vacate the neighborhood.
  • Fire crews try to control a blaze at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina in this June 30, 2015 handout photo. The African-American church, which was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, was the scene of another blaze on Tuesday, officials said, though the cause was not immediately clear. The fire comes amid a rash of fires that have erupted at black churches across the U.S. south, at least two of which have already been declared as deliberate.
  • Seen through a car window, a police officer carries a bag of drugs seized during a police operation at the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 30, 2015. The last soldiers and marines occupying the Mare complex of slums will be replaced by police as part of the program to “pacify” and reduce violence in the favela. The process started in April with a June 30 deadline for the army to vacate the neighborhood.
  • United States midfielder Tobin Heath (17) celebrates with United States goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris (18) after defeating Germany in the semifinals of the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup at Olympic Stadium on Jun 30, 2015, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. United States won 2-0.
  • A pensioner (C) is squeezed as she waits outside a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension in Athens, Greece, July 1, 2015. Greece’s last-minute overtures to international creditors for financial aid on Tuesday were not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund.
  • Swet Eka, an Indonesian soldier, cries beside the coffin of her husband (also a soldier), one of the victims in an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules transport plane that crashed into a residential area, inside military airbase in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia province, July 1, 2015. Indonesia’s president promised a review of the country’s ageing air force fleet and a defense modernization drive on Wednesday, as the death toll from the crash of a military transport plane in the north of the country climbed past 140.
  • A man goes down the stairs inside a luxury brand store at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, July 1, 2015. Japanese business sentiment improved to levels not seen since before the economy slipped into recession last year, offering relief to policymakers keen to keep the recovery intact without additional stimulus.
  • Mass lightning bolts light up night skies by Daggett airport from monsoon storms passing over the high deserts early Wednesday, north of Barstow, Calif., July 1, 2015.
  • People swim during the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich, July 1, 2015. The participants crossed Lake Zurich over a distance of 4,921 ft.
  • A flamingo, which had its leg amputated, is pictured with its new prosthesis at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba, Brazil, July 1, 2015. The Chilean flamingo was given a specially-made prosthesis after a fracture in the left leg. 
  • A man reacts after failing to get money from an ATM on the Greek island of Santorini, Greece, July 1, 2015. Greece’s last-minute overtures to international creditors for financial aid on Tuesday were not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund.
  • Horses race during the general practice session for the Palio di Siena horse race in Siena, Italy, July 1, 2015. Each July 2 and August 16, almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders have hurtled bareback around Siena’s shell-shaped central square in a desperate bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.
  • Rescuers search for victims at the site where an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, July 1, 2015. The C-130 Hercules plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country’s third-largest city on June 30.
  • Passengers emerge from their outside cabins aboard the MSC Splendida, owned by cruise line MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) Cruises as she arrives in the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 1, 2015. The 333 metre-long, 38 metre-wide cruiser is the largest ship ever to visit the Amsterdam port.
  • Competitors prepare to rope cattle during the Original Team Roping Association Finals, July 1, 2015, in Abilene, Texas.
  • An aerial view shows sunbathers sitting under colorful umbrellas on the beach in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, on July 1, 2015, on a warm summer day. A blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe on July 1 brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans. 
  • Family members of a victim of a military plane that crashed onto a residential area on Tuesday comfort each other at a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, July 1, 2015. The C-130 Hercules crashed shortly after takeoff in the country’s third largest city on June 30.
  • The sun sets behind people on a ride at the State Fair Meadowlands, July 1, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. The fair closes on Sunday.
  • Pakistan Army soldiers and rescue workers gather at the site after a train fell in a canal, near Gujranwala, Pakistan, July 2, 2015. A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan military personnel and their families plunged into a canal on Thursday, killing 12 soldiers, when a bridge collapsed in what the army suspects was sabotage, officials said.
  • Family members members of passengers on a military plane that crashed onto a residential area weep at a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, July 2, 2015. The aging Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan had a propeller “abnormality” that indicated an engine stalled, the air force chief said Thursday.
  • A large police presence gathers along M St. in Southeast Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015, after an official said shots were reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus.
  • Belgian shrimp fishermen ride carthorses to haul nets out in the sea to catch shrimp during low tide at the coastal town of Oostduinkerke, Belgium July 3, 2015. 
  • Palestinian women make their way to attend the third Friday prayer of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah, July 3, 2015.

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The manhunt for two prisoners who escaped from a maximum security prison in New York came to end this week. Law enforcement officials shot and killed Richard Matt. Two days later, a New York State police sergeant shot and injured David Sweat before apprehending him. 

In the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that made marriage legal for same-sex couples in all 50 states, many in the LGBT community and supporters took to the streets in joyful Pride events from New York City to San Francisco.

And the Greek financial crisis reached new heights this week, as the prime minister called for a national referendum on a new bailout deal. Greece became the first developed country to miss a debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund.

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