Wednesday June 28, Our World in Pictures
DUMBO — Sailing Past the Shoreline: There’s Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, as seen from the deck of a ferry boat headed to Williamsburg. The Clocktower and the Manhattan Bridge are in the background.
INDIA — Monsoon Rains Hit: People get drenched as pigeons fly during a monsoon at the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai on Wednesday. Monsoon season in India begins in June and ends in October.
VATICAN CITY — Waiting for Mass to Begin: A cardinal holds his Biretta in St. Peter’s Basilica as he waits for the start of a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on the occasion of a Consistory where the pontiff will elevate five new cardinals on Wednesday.
SOUTH KOREA — Taekwondo Team Performs: North Korean taekwondo demonstration team members perform at Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarters, in Seoul on Wednesday. A North Korean International Taekwondo Federation or ITF taekwondo demonstration team arrived in South Korea on Friday for performances at the World Taekwondo Championships, which is held from June 24-30.
INDONESIA — Obama Family Wraps Up Vacation: Former U.S. President Barack Obama, center, waves as he walks with his wife Michelle, left, and daughter Malia, rear, upon arrival for a tour at Borobudur Temple in Magelang on Wednesday. Obama and his family wrapped up their five-day vacation on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogyakarta on Wednesday during a nostalgic trip to the country where Obama lived for several years as a child.
INDIA — Protesting Hate Crimes: In this Wednesday photo, Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi holds a sign during a protest against a spate of violent attacks across the country targetting the country’s Muslim minority in Mumbai. Thousands of protesters gathered in different cities to decry the silence of India’s Hindu right-wing government in the face of the public lynchings and violent attacks on at least a dozen Muslim men and boys since it was voted to power in 2014.
CHINA – Hong Kong Cityscape: This photo shows a general view of Victoria Peak and Central district over Victoria Harbor, in Hong Kong. Once known as Victoria after the British queen, Hong Kong island’s waterfront formed the core of the British settlement after Hong Kong island was handed over as a colony in 1842.
BOSTON – Dashing Through the Puddles at Fenway: Grounds crew workers dash across puddles of water as they remove the rain tarp prior to a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins in Boston, Tuesday.
BRAZIL – Bullets in Hand: In this photo, artist Anayde dos Santos Muniz holds two bullets that recently hit her home near her bed in the City of God slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “I wouldn’t trade City of God for anywhere,” said Muniz, 84, among the first wave of residents to move here in the 1960s. “I came from the suffering, I came from the mud.”
WASHINGTON D.C. – Schumer Climbs the Capitol: Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. walks back into the Capitol after speaking about the proposed Republican Senate healthcare bill to reporters outside the Capitol Building in Washington, Tuesday.
CHINA – Downhill in Hong Kong: In this photo, a man walks down the slope in Central district, Hong Kong. Once known as Victoria after the British queen, Hong Kong island’s waterfront formed the core of the British settlement after Hong Kong island was handed over as a colony in 1842.
GREECE – Trash Protest: A man looks on a pile of trash as he walks behind a flower pot in Kaminia neighborhood of Piraeus, near Athens Tuesday. Striking garbage collectors are on the 11th day of protest that left huge piles of trash around Athens.
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