This Week in Pictures: June 11-17
On Sunday, news broke in the middle of the night of another mass shooting in the United States. At 2 a.m. a gunman entered an Orlando gay nightclub and opened fire, killing 49 people who were mostly young, gay and Latino and wounding dozens more in what is among one of the worst mass shootings in American history. As many struggled to make sense of the tragedy, vigils were held across the country and world to stand in solidarity with the LGBT community. In the days that have passed since the shooting in Orlando, the renewed calls for tighter gun control has grown, but so too has the opposition.
In politics, the contrast between the responses of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump, to the Orlando shooting was stark. On Tuesday, Clinton won the final Democratic primary in the District of Columbia, where she and Bernie Sanders met that evening to discuss their future in the general election.
Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar continued as devotees fasted from sunrise to sunset. In Paris, protesters and police officers clashed amid demonstrations by people opposed to a proposed labor law.
It was a busy week in the world of sports as the NHL season ended with Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins lifting the Stanley Cup after a win over the San Jose Sharks. The European soccer championships and the Copa America Centenario kicked off this week, but violent clashes between fans of opposing teams and police became a recurring occurrence during the first few days of the tournament. The NBA Championships between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors continued when Cleveland defeated Golden State in Game 6, 115-1-1, fighting off elimination for the second time this week. The series is now tied 3-3 as the two teams face off in a decisive Game 7 on Sunday.