This Week in Pictures: June 25-July 1

  • Two festival-goers roll in the mud after taking part in a tomato fight at the Glastonbury Festival 2016 at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2016 near Glastonbury, England.
  • A man raises his hands as he runs from the scene of a suicide bomb attack outside Nasa Hablod Hotel on June 25, 2016 in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.
  • Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, center, and French President Francois Hollande, right, gesture in front of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, left, during a meeting on June 25, 2016 at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris.
  • A Yemeni girl sits among women protesting the Saudi-led and US-backed military coalition on June 25, 2016 in Sana’a, Yemen.
  • A ballerina from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre performs during the 65th Granada International Festival of Music and Dance at The Palacio de Generalife on June 25, 2016 in Granada, Spain.
  • An Afghan policeman keeps watch as devotees perform special evening “Taraweeh” prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on June 25, 2016 at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan.
  • People watch a singer perform during the 16th Annual Gay Pride celebrations to mark the upcoming International Gay Pride Day, and to honor the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting, on June 25, 2016 in Santiago, Chile. Marchers are also demanding laws in favor of same sex marriage and gender identity.
  • Great Britain’s Desiree Henry reacts as she watches the results of the women’s 100m on June 25, 2016 at the British Championships in Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, U.K.
  • West Virginia State Trooper C.S. Hartman, left, and Bridgeport, W. Va. fireman Ryan Moran wade through flooded streets as they search homes on June 25, 2016 in Rainelle, W. Va. Teams were rescuing people from second-story windows, the hoods of cars and the tops of trees as floodwaters drenched southeastern W. Va.
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016. 
  • People walk over Westminster Bridge towards the Queen Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) and The Houses of Parliament wrapped in Union flags on June 26, 2016 in central London.
  • Pope Francis, right, and Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, release white doves in front of Mount Ararat after a ceremony at the Khor Virap monastery on June 26, 2016 in Armenia.
  • Simone Biles competes in the floor exercise during the U.S. women’s gymnastics championships on June 26, 2016 in St. Louis, Mo.
  • A Hindu devotee performs a stunt with fire during a rehearsal for the annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession on June 26, 2016 in Ahmedabad, India. Rath Yatra commemorates a journey by Hindu god Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and his sister Subhadra in specially made chariots.
  • Models present creations from the Spring/Summer 2017 men’s collection by U.S. designer Thom Browne during the Paris Fashion Week on June 26, 2016 in Paris, France.
  • A burned out truck rests on a roadside after the Erskine Fire burned through Weldon, Calif. on June 26, 2016.
  • Nathan Looper hugs his stepfather and girlfriend after finding a family heirloom in the wreckage of his home, which was destroyed by the Erskine Fire on June 26, 2016 in South Lake, Calif.
  • Beyonce performs “Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar at the 2016 BET Awards on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Riot police officers detain a LGBT demonstrator during a rally staged by the LGBT community on June 26, 2016 on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul. Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who were defying a ban on the city’s Gay Pride Parade. Authorities had banned the annual parade earlier this month citing security reasons, sparking anger from gay rights activists.
  • Chile’s players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Copa America Centenario final by defeating Argentina in the penalty shoot-out on June 26, 2016 in East Rutherford, N.J.
  • People wear colored socks at the annual NYC Pride March on June 26, 2016 in New York City, N.Y.
  • Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaign on June 27, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • The Queen Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) is reflected in a puddle as a man walks by on June 27, 2016 in London, England. Britain began preparations to leave the European Union on Monday but said it would not be rushed into a quick exit, as markets plunged in the wake of a seismic referendum despite attempts to calm jitters.
  • A burqa-clad Afghan woman holds her children while begging for alms in Herat, Afghanistan on June 27, 2016, during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.
  • United States Secretary of State John Kerry, center, with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, left, during their meeting on June 27, 2016 at Villa Taverna in Rome, Italy. Netanyahu met with Kerry to discuss normalizing Israel’s ties with Turkey after a six year conflict over a disagreement regarding the killing of 10 pro-Palestinian Turkish activists by Israeli soldiers after the Turkish Mavi Marmara flotilla breached Gaza’s naval blockade in 2010.
  • Swimmers warm up prior to preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on June 27, 2016, in Omaha, Neb.
  • An Iraqi boy, displaced from the city of Fallujah, squats near tents at a newly opened camp in which hundreds of displaced Iraqis are taking shelter on June 27, 2016 in Amriyat al-Fallujah, south of Fallujah. On June 26, Iraqi forces wrapped up operations in Fallujah and declared the area free of jihadists from the Islamic State after a month-long operation. The government said the destruction caused by the fighting was limited and vowed to do its utmost to allow the tens of thousands of displaced civilians to return to their homes.
  • Iceland’s goalkeeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson saves a ball during a Euro 2016 match between England and Iceland at the Allianz Riviera stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France.
  • Supporters attend the closing Democratic campaign for the Mongolian Parliamentary elections on June 27, 2016 in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. A total of 498 candidates are competing for 76 seats in the Parliament during the June 29 elections.
  • Lead plaintiff Amy Hagstrom-Miller, president and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, looks skyward as she arrives to speak outside the U.S. Supreme Court after the court handed a victory to abortion rights advocates, striking down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities on June 27, 2016 in Washington D.C.
  • Iranian Shiite Muslims pray with the Quran on their heads at the graves of soldiers who were killed during 1980-88 war between Iran and Iraq, at the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on June 27, 2016 just outside Tehran, Iran. Iranian Muslims spent the night in prayer and devotion commemorating Laylat Al Qadr, or the Night of Power, which is the anniversary of the night that Muslims believe Prophet Muhammad received the first revelation of the Quran by the angel Gabriel.
  • Philippine soldiers stand at attention during the testimonial parade for the outgoing president Benigno Aquino on June 27, 2016 at the military headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Aquino called on his countrymen on June 12 to fight attempts to take away their freedoms as he prepared to hand over power to president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, who has vowed to kill tens of thousands of criminals.
  • The SLS Five-Segment Solid Rocket Motor, which will launch NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft into deep space, undergoes a static test fire at the Orbital ATK facility on June 28, 2016 in Promontory, Utah.
  • An Indian woman sorts strands of drying seviyan, like thin vermicelli, which is used for the preparation of ‘sheer khorma’, a traditional sweet dish prepared by muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, on June 28, 2016 at a food factory in Chennai.
  • Pagvajaviin Shatarbaatar, on horseback, prepares to catch one of his horses in the Gobi desert near Luusiin on June 28, 2016. Mongolians went to the polls across their sprawling, sparsely-populated country on June 29 as it struggles to benefit from its vast natural resources amid disputes over foreign investment and slumping demand from neighbouring China.
  • Rescuers save a resident from a flooded building on June 28, 2016 in Chongqing, China.
  • A Filipino boy carries a container with used water as he helps control the fire that hit a residential area in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on June 28, 2016. The fire gutted about 300 houses and left at least 600 families homeless said a fireman.
  • Demonstrators take part in a protest aimed at showing London’s solidarity with the European Union following the recent EU referendum on June 28, 2016 in Trafalgar Square, central London, Britain.
  • Passengers embrace outside Ataturk airport’s main entrance on June 28, 2016 in Istanbul after two explosions, followed by gunfire, hit Turkey’s largest airport.
  • A protester tries to force his way through a police blockade during sporadic clashes which erupted during a national demonstration against the Labor Law reform on June 28, 2016 at Bastille Square in Paris, France.
  • Turkish rescue services members help a wounded person outside Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on June 28, 2016. Explosions rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding scores of others, Turkey’s justice minister and another official said Tuesday.
  • Workers clean seats at Center Court at Creekside tennis court at the Greenbrier Resort  on June 28, 2016 in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Flooding from heavy rains last week damaged the course, canceling the PGA Tour event scheduled for next week and closing the Hotel.
  • Afghan boys play on a swing prior to Iftar, the time to break fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan on June 28, 2016 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Throughout the month, devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal.
  • Demonstrators listen to speeches outside the Houses of Parliament as they take part in a protest aimed at showing London’s solidarity with the European Union following the recent EU referendum, on June 28, 2016 in central London, Britain.
  • Candles are placed in front the Brandenburg Gate on June 29, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The Brandenburg Gate was illuminated with Turkey’s national flag after suicide attackers killed and wounded many at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months.
  • People enjoy a chair swing ride as the sun sets at an amusement park on June 29, 2016 in Athens, Greece.
  • President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto walk off stage at the conclusion of their trilateral news conference for the North American Leaders’ Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada.
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy walk arm in arm during a street walk on June 29, 2016 in the federal seat of Barton, in the Sydney suburb of Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia. The Australian federal election will be held on July 2.
  • Workers clean algae on a beach in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong province on June 29, 2016. The algal phenomenon, an annual occurrence in Qingdao, is usually caused by an abundance of nutrients in the water, especially phosphorus, although the triggers for the enormous blooms - which began to appear in the Yellow Sea in 2007 - remain uncertain.
  • People play footvolley at a beach on June 29, 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Footvolley is a combination of beach volleyball and beach soccer originating from Brazil.
  • Unionized workers of the Bolivian Workers Central protest by blocking the freeway connecting La Paz with El Alto in Bolivia on June 29, 2016. At least nine were wounded and 29 arrested after clashes between demonstrators and policemen during the first day of a 72-hour strike called by the Union against the closure and dismissals of the State firm Enatex.
  • A man washes used trousers before they are sold in a second-hand clothing market on June 29, 2016 in Mumbai, India.
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets audience members at a campaign rally on June 29, 2016 in Bangor, Maine.
  • Water is released from the floodgates of the Xiaolangdi dam on the Yellow River, as policemen look on on June 29, 2016 near Luoyang, in China’s Henan province. The floodgates are opened every year in an operation to flush millions of tons of silt from the river bed.
  • Sunbeams illuminate the interior of Saint Peter’s Basilica prior to mass on the feast of Rome’s Patron Saints, Saint Peter and Saint Paul, celebrated by Pope Francis in Vatican City on June 29, 2016. 
  • Palestinians residing in the Gaza Strip wait for a travel permit to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was open for five days by Egyptian authorities on June 30, 2016 in the southern Palestinian coastal territory.
  • Umpires stand by the entrance to one of the courts during day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on June 30, 2016 in London.
  • Poland’s Jakub Blaszczykowski, left, reacts after missing a penalty during the Euro 2016 quarterfinal soccer match between Poland and Portugal  at the Velodrome stadium on June 30, 2016 in Marseille, France. Portugal won 5-3 in a penalty shootout.
  • A policeman talks with children as migrants disembark from Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship Topaz Responder on June 30, 2016 in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta, Italy.
  • Relatives hug each other at the bedroom of Israeli girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, who was killed in a Palestinian stabbing attack in her home in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba on June 30, 2016, near the West Bank city of Hebron.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer Arrisia Sims sings the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ during a press conference ahead of the Fourth of July weekend at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, on June 30, 2016 in Atlanta, Ga.
  • An airport employee mourns for his colleagues as he looks at pictures of killed airport employees at Ataturk airport international terminal in Istanbul on June 30, 2016, two days after the triple suicide bombing and gun attack occurred.
  • Caeleb Dressel, left, hugs Jason Calanog after swimming in the men’s 100-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on June 30, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. Dressel took second in the race.
  • Brexit campaigner and former London mayor Boris Johnson addresses a press conference in central London on June 30, 2016. Johnson announced Thursday he will not stand to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron, as had been widely expected after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
  • People buy food and other staple goods inside a supermarket on June 30, 2016 in Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Bangladeshi passengers try to climb on to the roof of an overcrowded train as they head home ahead of Eid al-Fitr at a railway station on July 1, 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of people working in Dhaka leave for their home towns every year to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with their family.
  • Hands holding cloves as Consuls of European countries laid flowers on July 1, 2016, three days after a suicide bombing and gun attack targeted the airport.
  • A Chinese military band member is seen playing his trumpet below the Communist Star before a celebration ceremony of the 95th anniversary of Founding the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People on July 1, 2016 in Beijing, China.



On Tuesday, a series of explosions and gunfire at Turkey’s Ataturk Airport in Istanbul killed 41 people and injured 239. Officials have been investigating whether the attacks were carried out by ISIS. As of Thursday, 13 people had been arrested in connection with the attack.

On Sunday, New York City held its 46th annual Gay Pride Parade. Over 1.6 million people attended, including a surprise visit from the presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Sunday was especially poignant as it marked the one-year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that made same-sex marriage legal across the United States, and came only a few days after President Obama declared the Stonewall Inn as a national monument. The parade came only a few weeks after an attack on an Orlando gay nightclub killed 49 people and injured 53 others.

The Supreme Court struck down a Texas abortion law this week that would have imposed severe restrictions on abortion clinics in the state, allowing dozens of clinics that had been previously shuttered to reopen.

In West Virginia, extreme flooding has killed at least 23 people and has destroyed more than 1,000 homes. In the western part of the U.S., severe heat and wildfires have killed at least four people and scorched at least 60,000 acres.

After a two-year, $7 million investigation, House Republicans released a more than 800-page report on the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The report faulted the military’s response the attack and cited a disconnect between goings-on in Washington and events on the ground in Benghazi but, notably, the report cited no new evidence of Hillary Clinton’s direct involvement in the controversial death of four Americans. Clinton campaigned in Ohio this week with Democratic Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, fueling hopes among some progressives that Warren may be the former Secretary of State’s Vice Presidential pick.

Chile won the Copa América Centenario soccer tournament for the second year in a row in a penalty shootout against Argentina shockingly similar to last year’s final.

After last week’s referendum, the aftershock of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union resulted in a weakened pound, plunging global markets into chaos. On Thursday morning, former mayor of London and leader of the Leave movement Boris Johnson announced unexpectedly that he would not run for prime minister, paving the way for Home Secretary Theresa May to become the next Conservative favorite.

Muslims across the globe continue to celebrate Ramadan, the holiest month on the Muslim calendar marked by abstinence from food and drink during daylight hours and intense prayer. 

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