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Our world in photos: June 25

June 25, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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SOUTH KOREA — Salute: Korean War veterans saluted during a ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in Hwacheon, on Friday. The three-year Korean War broke out on June 25, 1950, when Soviet tank-led North Koreans invaded South Korea.
Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP


SRI LANKA — “Treat all inmates equally”: Death-row inmates of Sri Lanka’s Welikada prison protested holding banners from the roof of the prison in Colombo, on Friday. About 150 death-row inmates began a hunger strike to demand their sentences be commuted, prison officials said, after the nation’s president pardoned a former lawmaker who had been condemned for an election-related killing. Banners read “Treat all inmates equally,” and “Grant pardon to us like you did to terrorists and notorious politicians.”
Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP


SOUTH AFRICA — Protest: Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters staged a protest march in Pretoria on Friday demanding that vaccines from China and Russia be included in the country’s vaccine rollout program, amid a third wave of COVID-19 infections.
Photo: Let Pretorius/AP


FRANCE — Camp: A migrant woman held her baby in a makeshift camp set up outside the Paris town hall on Friday. More than 300 migrants set up some 200 tents outside the town hall to draw attention to their living conditions and to demand accommodation.
Photo: Lewis Joly/AP


RUSSIA — Scarlet Sails: People watched a brig with scarlet sails float on the Neva River during a rehearsal for the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St. Petersburg, on Thursday.
Photo: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP


NEVADA — Opening night: People attended a party during the opening night of the Resorts World Las Vegas hotel-casino, on Thursday, in Las Vegas.
Photo: John Locher/AP


OREGON — Trials: Runners competed in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday, in Eugene.
Photo: Ashley Landis/AP


GERMANY — Pose: A bride, center, and her friend posed for pictures after a wedding in the town hall on the Roemerberg square in Frankfurt, on Friday.
Photo: Michael Probst/AP


NEBRASKA — Celebration: Virginia’s Chris Newell (9) celebrated his two-run-homer in the fifth inning against Texas during a baseball game in the College World Series on Thursday, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.
Photo: John Peterson/AP


JAPAN — Bicycling: A man wearing a protective mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus rode a bicycle at an intersection on Friday, in Tokyo. The Japanese capital confirmed more than 560 new coronavirus cases on Friday.
Photo: Eugene Hoshiko/AP

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