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Our world in photos: June 4

June 4, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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PERU — Rally: On Thursday, supporters of Free Peru party presidential candidate Pedro Castillo attended his closing campaign rally in Lima. The June 6 election will ask Peruvian voters to choose between a political novice who has scared businesses by promising to overhaul the key mining industry, and a career politician whose father is a former president jailed for corruption and human rights violations.
Photo: Guadalupe Pardo/AP


HONG KONG — Remembering: Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, seen on Friday. Police arrested an organizer of Hong Kong’s annual candlelight vigil remembering the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown and warned people not to attend the banned event Friday as authorities muted China’s last pro-democracy voices. In past years, tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park to honor those who died when China’s military put down student-led pro-democracy protests on June 4, 1989. Hundreds, if not thousands were killed.
Photo: Vincent Yu/AP


VENEZUELA — Dancing devils: On Thursday, Dancing devils shook maracas during Corpus Christi celebrations in San Francisco de Yare. The Carnival-like dance, in which the devils pay penance and ask for relief from physical ailments, symbolizes the ongoing struggle between good and evil. The tradition dates to 1742, when liberal priests in Venezuela used it to include African slaves who were not permitted to worship in the same church as their white masters.
Photo: Matias Delacroix/AP


JAPAN — Rainy day: A man walked beside the Tokyo train station in the rain in Tokyo on Friday.
Photo: Hiro Komae/AP


FRANCE — Hard hitter: United States’s Serena Williams played a return to United States’s Danielle Collins during their third round match on day 6, of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, on Friday.
Photo: Christophe Ena/AP


GEORGIA — Jump: Washington Nationals center fielder Victor Robles (16) made a leaping catch at the wall on a fly-ball off the bat of Atlanta Braves’ Austin Riley in the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, in Atlanta.
Photo: John Bazemore/AP


SPAIN — Downtown streets: Homeless men slept on a street in downtown Barcelona on Friday. According to reports, poverty has increased considerably in the last months as Spain was in lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP


AZERBAIJAN — F1 Grand Prix: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steered his car during the first free practice at the Baku Formula One city circuit, in Baku, on Friday.
Photo: Darko Vojinovic/AP


PHILIPPINES — Mourning: A tear dropped from the eyes of a girl as they grieved during the funeral of Lilibeth Valdez in Novaliches, on Friday. Valdez was shot dead outside their house by Police Master Sgt. Hensie Zinampan. A number of shootings by policemen that led to civilian deaths has sparked calls for an end to abuses in the 220,000-strong police force.
Photo: Aaron Favila/AP


ITALY — Skateboarding championships: Funa Nakayama of Japan competed in the Street Skateboarding World Championships, a qualifying event for Tokyo Olympic Games, in Rome, on Friday.
Photo: Andrew Medichini/AP


GEORGIA – Crash: Several businesses in a northeast Atlanta strip mall were damaged when a Porsche Cayenne crashed into a building that set off a fire that heavily damaged several businesses on Friday morning. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the driver was taken to a hospital.
Photo: John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

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