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Our world in photos: June 11

June 11, 2020 Noah Singer
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BELGIUM — History lesson: Workers cleaned graffiti from a statue of Belgium’s King Leopold II in Brussels on Thursday. Anti-racism protesters are confronting Europe’s role in the slave trade and history of colonialism. Photo: Francisco Seco/AP

 

PENNSYLVANIA — End racism now: Girard Avenue was painted in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Philadelphia’s mayor has backed off a proposed $14 million increase to the police department’s revised budget amid nationwide protests against police brutality. Photo: Frank Wiese/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP

 

BRAZIL — For the future: A boy held a sign during a protest against racism and police violence at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Duque de Caxias on Wednesday. Photo: Silvia Izquierdo/AP

 

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RUSSIA — Reopening days: People wearing face masks entered the subway in front of a portrait of Soviet founder Vladimir in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: Pavel Golovkin/AP

 

GERMANY — Colorful display: “It Wasn’t Us” by artist Katharina Grosse was displayed at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin on Thursday. Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP

 

NEPAL — In the spray: Police used a water cannon in Kathmandu on Thursday to disperse about 1000 protesters who had gathered to demand better handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP

 

SPAIN — Ready to play: Soccer jerseys decorated a shopping street in downtown Madrid on Thursday. With virtual crowds, daily matches and lots of coronavirus testing, soccer is returning to Spain. Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP

 

RUSSIA — Passing by: A person rode a bicycle in front of a fountain at the Cosmos Pavilion in Moscow on Wednesday. Moscow lifted its citywide lockdown on Tuesday. Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

 

BRAZIL — Opening up: A store worker opened a clothing shop in a downtown shopping district of Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Retail shops reopened on Wednesday in Sao Paulo after a two-month shutdown. Photo: Andre Penner/AP

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