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Our world in photos: June 18

June 18, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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CALIFORNIA — Lined up: Lanto Griffin lined up his shot on the fourth green during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship on Thursday, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.
Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP


IVORY COAST — Celebration: Supporters celebrated the arrival of the former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan on Thursday. After nearly a decade, Gbagbo returned to his country after his acquittal on war crimes charges was upheld at the International Criminal Court earlier this year.
Photo: Leo Correa/AP


URUGUAY — Strike: Workers caravaned as part of a 24-hour strike against hunger and inequality in Montevideo on Thursday
Photo: Matilde Campodonico/AP


ILLINOIS — Entrance: WNBA referee Kevin Fahy stood in silhouette as the Chicago Sky players were introduced at the start of a WNBA basketball game between the Sky and the Connecticut Sun on Thursday, in Chicago.
Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP


NEW YORK — On the field: New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso walked to his position between innings of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, on Thursday, in New York.
Photo: Kathy Willens/AP


BRITAIN — Crowd: Scotland fans climbed on English playwright William Shakespeare’s statue in Leicester Square prior to the Euro 2020 soccer championship group D match between England and Scotland, in London, on Friday.
Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP


IRAN — Election: Voters cast their ballots for the presidential election at a polling station in Tehran, on Friday. Iran began voting on Friday in a presidential election tipped in the favor of a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, fueling public apathy and sparking calls for a boycott in the Islamic Republic.
Photo: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP


NEBRASKA — Coming up for air: Ryan Lochte participated in the men’s 200 Individual Medley during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials on Thursday, in Omaha.
Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP


NETHERLANDS — Challenge: Austria’s Martin Hinteregger, left, challenged for the ball with Georginio Wijnaldum of the Netherlands during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group C match between the The Netherlands and Austria at Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam, on Thursday
Photo; John Thys/Pool via AP


GREECE — Suspect: Babis Anagnostopoulos, center, escorted by police, left the court in Athens on Friday. The 33-year-old helicopter pilot and flight instructor was detained as a suspect in the murder of his British wife Caroline Crouch, 20, outside Athens last month after publicly claiming she’d been killed during a brutal invasion of the couple’s home, police said.
Photo: Aggelos Barai/AP

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