This Week in Pictures: June 7-13
The world’s attention this week has turned to Brazil, the host country of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where, starting on Thursday, 32 teams began the month-long competition that will take place in 12 different cities across the country.
A brutal attack on the main international airport in Karachi shook Pakistan’s capital on Sunday, when Taliban militants disguised as police guards attacked a terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher, killing at least 34 people.
In a sudden and shocking turn of events, Iraqis were sent fleeing as a coalition of Sunni extremists tore through the Shiite-governed country, seizing Mosul – Iraq’s second largest city – before taking Tikrit, on their southward tear through the country. The insurgents’ sights are set on Baghdad, their ultimate goal.