Wednesday June 21, Our World in Pictures
GERMANY —Bird Fly Through Field: Two cranes fly across a blooming field of poppies and cornflowers in Brodowin on Wednesday.
ENGLAND —Queen Gives Speech: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, right, walk through the Royal Gallery in the Houses of Parliament before The Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in London on Wednesday. Queen Elizabeth II outlined the government’s legislative program with far less pageantry than usual in a speech expected to be dominated by Britain’s plans for leaving the European Union.
INDONESIA —Preparing for a Performance: Dancers wait backstage as they prepare for a performance during the Bali Arts Festival on Wednesday. The monthlong annual festival runs from June 10 to July 8.
GREENPOINT —Boat Sails Past Manhattan: In this recent photo taken from WNYC Transmitter Park, a boat makes its way across the East River.
GERMANY — Summer Begins: A boy jumps into a pool in Hannover on Thursday when summer holidays start in Lower Saxony.
JAPAN —Fans Dress Up: In this Tuesday photo, Johnny Depp fans all dressed in Captain Jack Sparrow costumes pose before the Japanese premiere of the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in Tokyo.
SOUTH KOREA —Celebrating Yoga: Children perform yoga to mark the International Day of Yoga in Seoul on Wednesday. Millions of yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures across much of the world to mark the third International Yoga Day.
Portugal – Charred Vehicle and Tools: A burnt vehicle and farming tools by the side of a road in Casal de Alge, outside the village of Figueiro dos Vinhos central Portugal, Monday. More than 2,000 firefighters in Portugal battled Monday to contain major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people, while authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent the tragedy.
Germany – Poppy in the Sun: A poppy flower blossoms in an oat field in Egelsbach, near Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday. Weather forecasts predict sunny weather for most parts of Germany.
England – Sights on Parliament: The Houses of Parliament are photographed through a metal stand that used to house a telescope for tourists to use, in London, Monday. After almost a year of waffling, Britain finally opens negotiations with its European Union counterparts on Monday about leaving the bloc.
Atlanta – Jumping Reaction: Atlanta Braves’ Nick Markakis is hit by a pitch from San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto in the first inning of a baseball game Monday in Atlanta.
Germany – A Woman and her Horse: A young woman leads a horse to its paddock in the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday.
Uganda – Sunday Service: In this photo taken Sunday, young members of the congregation listen at a Sunday service at the United Church, which is held in a school classroom tent, in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. The South Sudanese refugees meet in open-air churches rigged from timber with seats made only from planks of wood or logs drilled into the ground, yet these churches for the born-again Christians are oases of joy among the daily humiliations that come with rebuilding their lives.
Portugal – Miracle Home: A house that escaped a recent forest fire stands out against the burnt ground in Serra do Macario, central Portugal. Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making headway in their battle to control a major wildfire that killed more than 60 people in the central region of the country.
ARIZONA —City Issues Heat Warning: A crew from Juarez Construction sits under their excavator during a break to avoid the heat on Tuesday in Tempe. Phoenix hit a high of 118 on Monday with an excessive heat warning in place until Saturday.
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