Thursday June 29, Our World in Pictures
CHINA — City Marks Anniversary of the End of British Rule: A woman stands in front of the lantern decorations that mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule in Hong Kong on Thursday. Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in Hong Kong to mark the 20th anniversary of Beijing taking control of the former British colony. The lantern on the left reads “Hong Kong.”
GERMANY — World Leaders Gather for G-20 Summit: British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to a gathering of European leaders on the upcoming G-20 summit in the chancellery in Berlin on Thursday.
CHILE — Fans Cheer for Team: Fans of Chile’s national soccer team celebrate in Santiago on Wednesday while watching the Confederations Cup semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Chile. Claudio Bravo made three penalty saves as Chile crushed Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shootout to reach the Confederations Cup final.
CYPRESS HILLS — Graves Dot the Landscape: Historic Cypress Hills Cemetery is a multicultural resting place for generations of New Yorkers, as this hillside with the tombstones of Chinese immigrants and their descendants attests.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Greets Audience: Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday.
INDONESIA — Getting Ready for a Performance: A male traditional dancer prays for a successful performance during the Bali Arts Festival in Bali on Thursday. The island is currently holding a month-long annual Bali Arts Festival from June 10-July 8.
CHINA – Flame of Democracy: Pro-democracy activists shout slogans and hang a black cloth which reads “Release Liu Xiaobo unconditionally, Hong Kong people want genuine universal suffrage,” on a giant flower statue bequeathed by Beijing in 1997 in Golden Bauhinia Square of Hong Kong Wednesday.
IRAQ – Towards the Frontline: An Iraqi special forces soldier moves towards the frontline near the al-Nuri mosque during fights against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday.
GREECE – Walking Along Trash: Three young men walk on a wall in front of bins overflowing with garbage at the Faliron coastal zone near Athens, Wednesday. Greece’s municipal garbage collectors are on 13-day protest that has left mounds of festering refuse piled up across Athens amid high summer temperatures.
RUSSIA – Make the Save: Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo makes a save in the shoot-out of the Confederations Cup, semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Chile, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Wednesday.
SPAIN – Barcelona Fashion Week: A model wears a creation by Pilar del Campo Spring/Summer 2017-2018 fashion show as part of 080 Barcelona fashion week in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday.
RUSSIA – Mohawk in the Sun: A fan is silhouetted as he approaches the stadium, prior to the Confederations Cup, semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Chile, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Wednesday.
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