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Our world in photos: June 22

June 22, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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BOLIVIA — New year: Aymara Indigenous religious leaders finished a new year’s ritual in the ancient city of Tiwanaku, early on Monday. The Aymara are celebrating the Andean New Year of 5,529 as well as the Southern Hemisphere’s winter solstice, marking the start of a new agricultural cycle.
Photo: Juan Karita/AP


KASHMIR — Firewood: Kashmiri villagers carried firewood collected from a nearby forest in Tosamaidan, southwest of Srinagar, on Monday. Tosamaidan meadow, which used to be an artillery firing range for Indian army, is not only famous for its pastures but also as a tourist destination.
Photo: Dar Yasin/AP


OREGON — Start: Runners competed during the first heat of the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Monday, in Eugene.
Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP


IVORY COAST — Sea and sand: People played in the surf at Modeste beach in Grand Bassan on Monday.
Photo: Leo Correa/AP


RUSSIA — Solstice: People wearing traditional Russian village-styled clothes celebrated the summer solstice around a bonfire in Okunevo village, some 200 kilometers (124 miles) northeast from the Siberian city of Omsk, on Monday. The festivities of Ivan Kupala, or John the Baptist, are similar to Mardi Gras and reflect pre-Christian Slavic traditions and practices.
Photo: Evgeniy Sofiychuk/AP


VENEZUELA — International Yoga Day: Enthusiasts practiced yoga to mark International Yoga Day, keeping a social distance as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic, on the rooftop of ARA Yoga Caracas Studio in Caracas, on Monday.
Photo: Matias Delacroix/AP


ARMENIA — Election: Supporters of Armenian acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan attended a rally after winning snap parliamentary elections in Yerevan, on Monday, which were called to ease anger over a peace deal he signed with Azerbaijan. The election commission said Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party won 53.9 percent of the vote.
Photo: Sergei Grits/AP

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