This Week in Pictures: June 4-10
On Saturday morning, the world awoke to the news that 74-year-old heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali had passed away from septic shock. The days that followed have been filled with memorials and homages to the three-time world champion who was as famous for his outspoken nature, especially against the Vietnam War, as for his athletic abilities.
In Tuesday’s primary elections, Hillary Clinton won four out of the six states. The news came after the Associated Press declared her the presumptive Democratic nominee on Monday based on the delegate and superdelegate commitments she had secured. Later in the week, Clinton was endorsed by both President Obama and by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Protests against Donald Trump flared in San Jose, California, earlier in the week, with supporters and protesters clashing outside a Trump campaign rally.
Severe flooding in Texas killed at least 17 people, damaging buildings and forcing more than a thousand people to evacuate their homes. This week, authorities began to identify the service members killed in Fort Hood last week when their vehicle was swept away by particularly forceful flood waters.
In France, water levels in the flooded Seine river finally began to fall, allowing the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay to reopen and the city of Paris and the surrounding regions to begin their recovery.
Protesters in Venezuela responded to an ongoing economic crisis, calling for a recall referendum against President Maduro.
For Muslims across the globe, Sunday evening marked the beginning of Ramadan, the holiest celebration on the Muslim calendar and during which devotees fast from sunrise to sunset.
On Tuesday in Istanbul, Turkey, a car-bomb targeting a police van killed 11 people and wounded more than 35. A few days later, another attack in the country, near the Syrian border, killed 3 people and injured more than 50. On Wednesday, two Palestinians opened fire in a market in Tel Aviv, killing four Israelis and injuring several others.