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Friday June 30, Our World in Pictures

June 30, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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SOUTH KOREA — Trade Union Workers Demonstrate: Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Union toss their hats into the air during a rally against government’s labor policy in Seoul on Friday. Thousands of workers rallied to demand better working conditions and urge companies to stop using temporary employees.

HOMECREST — Flower power: Posies grow taller than people on this Avenue U subway station mural.

TEXAS — Taking the Oath of Citizenship: David Kahn of Mexico celebrates before taking the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony in Austin on Thursday.

MANHATTAN — Officers Graduate: The newest members of NYPD toss their gloves into the air during their graduation ceremony on Thursday. More than 400 men and women took the oath of office and pledged to protect the people of New York City in a ceremony held at Madison Square Garden.

ENGLAND — Preparing for Auction: Members of the staff at Sotheby’s auction house wait next to an oil painting titled “Ehrenbreitstein” by British artist J.M.W.Turner in London on Friday. The painting was expected to be sold for some $18.7-31.2 million when it sold at auction on July 5.

GERMANY — Celebrating Gay Marriage: Green Party gay rights activist Volker Beck and fellow faction members celebrate with a confetti popper after German Federal Parliament, Bundestag, voted to legalize same-sex marriage in Berlin on Friday.

PERU — City Honors Saint: Fishermen carry a statue of Saint Peter in a boat during a procession in honor of the patron saint of fishermen in Lima on Thursday. Peruvian Catholics who live along the coast celebrate the feast day of the Catholic saint every June 29.

IRAQ – Tigris River: The Tigris river separates the east, top, and west side of Mosul during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, Thursday. 

SPAIN – Protester Burns Flare: A protestor burns a flare during a taxi strike in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday. Taxi drivers in Barcelona were striking Thursday to urge authorities to protect their regulated service against companies such as Uber and Cabify that offer rides at a lower cost. 

GERMANY – Run for Shelter: People run for shelter during heavy rainfalls in Berlin, Germany, Thursday. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather for Germany the next days. 

MILWAUKEE – Trampoline Performance: Logan Dooley performs on the trampoline during the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Thursday in Milwaukee. 

CHINA – Inspection of Liberation Army: Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the People’s Liberation Army of the Hong Kong Garrison at the Shek Kong Barracks in Hong Kong, Friday. 

MISSOURI – Down in the Hole: A St. Louis police officer looks over a large hole in 6th Street, Thursday, in St. Louis, that swallowed a Toyota Camry between Olive and Locust Streets. It isn’t immediately clear what caused the collapse. 


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