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Our world in photos: June 16

June 16, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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BRITAIN — Hat couture: Yulia Shirokova wore an ornate hat on the second day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England, on Wednesday.
Photo: Alastair Grant/AP


ARIZONA — Heat wave: Hikers paused to watch the sunset at Papago Park during a heatwave where temperatures reached 115-degrees on Tuesday, in Phoenix.
Photo: Ross D. Franklin/AP


NEW YORK — 70 percent: Fireworks launched from a barge exploded over New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty as New York and other cities around New York state recognized a rate of 70 percent for single dose vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus, on Tuesday, in New York.
Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP


PAKISTAN — Ceremony: A Sikh child stood beside his mother at a ceremony to observe the Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, at Gurudwara Dera Sahib, in Lahore, on Wednesday. Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims attended the 415th anniversary of the death of the fifth Sikh Guru, Arjan Dev Ji, that is celebrated in Derah Sahib.
Photo: K.M. Chaudary/AP


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BRAZIL — Going to space: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, center, and U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Todd C. Chapman, second from right, stood in front of a space module model during a signing ceremony for a cooperation agreement between the Brazilian government and the American Space Agency at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, on Tuesday.
Photo: Eraldo Peres/AP


HUNGARY — Cheers: On Tuesday, supporters of Hungary cheered before the Euro 2020 soccer championship group F soccer match between Hungary and Portugal at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.
Photo: Tibor Illyes/Pool via AP


CALIFORNIA — Winner: California Gov. Gavin Newsom juggled balls with winning numbers after the Vax for the Win lottery contest during a news conference at Universal Studios in Universal City, on Tuesday. On Tuesday, California lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions and ushered in what has been billed as the state’s “Grand Reopening.”
Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP


SOUTH AFRICA — Sunset soccer: Soccer players played a friendly match on a dusty soccer field in Soweto, on Wednesday.
Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP


NEW YORK — Early voting: New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang rode up Amsterdam Avenue to an early voting site via public bicycle before casting his vote on Wednesday, in New York. Candidates in New York City’s heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off today.
Photo: John Minchillo/AP

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