The Most Important Photos June 2016

July 23, 2016

 

Lance Cpl. Martin Buchanan holds up his nephew, 4-month-old Kade Dunlop, following the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, parade through Ayr, Scotland. The 400-strong parade marked the safe return home of the soldiers from their recent operational duties in Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

Schoolchildren sit in a row as they draw a mural, attributed to graffiti artist Banksy, painted on the outside of their classroom at the Bridge Farm Primary School in Bristol, Britain.

 

Destruction caused by a mortar, which hit a home in Salawa on the edge of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, is seen hours after an explosion of an ammunition depot at a neighboring military complex. Flying shrapnel triggered by explosions at the depot sent thousands of residents scrambling for cover as the blaze turned the skies orange. The explosions went on for over 12 hours.

 

A man touches a dead whale after it got stranded on the coast of Pesisir beach in Probolinggo, Indonesia.

 

People celebrate the summer solstice at the Kokino megalithic observatory, near the city of Kumanovo, Macedonia.

 

A man touches a dead whale after it got stranded on the coast of Pesisir beach in Probolinggo, Indonesia.

 

A man pushes a tub carrying children as he gets them back home from school following a severe flood in Duchang, China.

 

Stanford student Paul Harrison carries a sign in a show of solidarity for a Stanford rape victim during graduation ceremonies at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California. Stanford students were protesting the university’s handling of rape cases, alleging that the campus keeps secret the names of students found to be responsible for sexual assault and misconduct.

 

Marcio Freitas’s art installation “I’ll Never Be Silent” features images of the anguish suffered by abused women, alongside 420 pairs of underwear, in a protest against rape and violence against women, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. The protest, organized by the nongovernmental organization Rio de Paz, says the undergarments represent the number of women who are raped every 72 hours in Brazil.

 

Tributes to the victims of the 2015 Sousse Beach terrorist attack are seen after a memorial service in front of the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia. The memorial marks the one year anniversary of the Sousse Beach terrorist attack, which killed 38 people, including 30 Britons.

 

People enjoy a chair swing ride as the sun sets at an amusement park in Athens, Greece.

 

Children do basic training at a children’s dance training center in Bozhou, China.

 

Astronomers are using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras — stunning light shows in a planet’s atmosphere — on the poles of the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. This observation program is supported by measurements made by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, currently on its way to Jupiter.

 

Souad Hamidi, age 19, removes the niqab she said she had been forced to wear since 2014, after U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces took control of her village in northern Syria from Daesh fighters, in the outskirts of Manbij, Syria.

 

Tiffany Findley (L) and Adriana Kelley kiss outside the wake for Pulse shooting victim Javier Jorge Reyes, in a counter protest against the Westboro Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida.

 

A European Union flag with a hole cut in the middle, flies at half-mast outside a home in Knutsford Cheshire, after today’s historic referendum in the United Kingdom. The results from the historic EU referendum has now been declared and the UK has voted to leave the European Union.

 

A riot police officer walks past a burning truck that was carrying chickens after clashes with protesters from the National Coordination of Education Workers, during a protest against President Enrique Pena Nieto’s education reform in the town of Nochixtlan, Mexico.

 

Demonstrators celebrate at the Supreme Court after justices struck down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities.

 

President Barack Obama speaks about the National Park Service at Yosemite National Park, California.

 

Muslim women read the Quran during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. During Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sex from dawn to dusk.

 

Demonstrators in Trafalgar Square, London, take part in a protest aimed at showing London’s solidarity with the European Union following the successful Brexit vote.

 

High school students confront police blocking their march for education reform in downtown Santiago, Chile. Protesters are demanding free access to school for all ages, including university level.

 

Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar perform her song “Freedom” during the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

 

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, celebrates and poses for photographers as he leaves a “Leave.EU” organization party for the EU referendum in London.

 

Revelers break out into laugh after falling in the mud during the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England.

 

The picturesque Tevennec lighthouse sits on top of a rock as powerful waves reaching higher than 65 feet crash against it. The 141-year-old abandoned lighthouse — which is famous for being “haunted” — just manages to stay out of reach from the strong waves. This lighthouse, just over three miles from the coast in Brittany, France, is still operational despite being unmanned.

 

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