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Thursday June 25, Our World In Pictures

June 25, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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MANHATTAN — Misty Copeland Performs Her NYC Debut: In this photo provided by American Ballet Theater, Misty Copeland and James Whiteside appear in “Swan Lake” at the Metropolitan Opera House on Wednesday. It was Copeland’s New York debut in the lead role, a key moment for her fans who hope she’ll soon be named American Ballet Theater’s first black principal dancer.

UZBEKISTAN — Drug Trafficking Rises: A National Security Service officer stands guard as drugs are burnt behind him at a plant on the outskirts of Tashkent on Thursday. Drug trafficking is on a rise in Uzbekistan as Afghanistan significantly expanded opium growing areas.

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CALIFORNIA — Wildfire Rages On: Firefighters work a ridge in the Newhall Pass in an attempt to halt the advance of a brush fire on Wednesday. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from homes as an approximately 100-acre wildfire burns through brushy land north of Los Angeles.

VENEZUELA — Dancers Celebrate Feast of San Juan: Woman joins a faithful dance during the Feast of San Juan in Curiepe, Miranda State on Wednesday. This celebration is joined by hundreds of devotees who will sing, dance and pray to the beat of drums that never stop ringing.

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