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Our world in photos: June 15

June 15, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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BELARUS — Dissent: Belarusian journalist Raman Pratasevich — who was arrested when his airliner was diverted to Minsk — was brought to a news conference at the National Press Center Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Minsk on Monday, prompting a foreign journalist to walk out in protest. The opposition said the Monday appearance by Pratasevich showed he is a hostage.
Photo: Ramil Nasibulin/BelTA Pool photo via AP
Photo: Bela Szandelszky/AP


NEBRASKA — Breathe: Kieran Smith got ready to participate in the Men’s 200 Freestyle during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials on Monday, in Omaha.
Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP


IRAN — Elections: Supporters of presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi held up his signs during a rally in Tehran on Monday. Iran’s clerical vetting committee allowed just seven candidates for the June 18 ballot nixing prominent reformists and key allies of President Hassan Rouhani.
Photo: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

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