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Our world in photos: June 30

June 30, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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RUSSIA — Wax Putin: A man walked past a wax figure depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin displayed at a wax sculptures exhibition in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. Speaking in a live call-in show Wednesday, Putin said that decisions by local authorities in a number of regions who made vaccination mandatory for some workers should help contain the new wave of infections and avoid a lockdown.
Photo: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP


BRITAIN — Return: Coco Gauff of the US played a return to Britain’s Francesca Jones during the women’s singles first-round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, on Tuesday.
Photo: Alastair Grant/AP


FLORIDA — Memorial: Mourners visited the makeshift memorial near the site of the collapsed condominium in Surfside on Tuesday.
Photo: Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP


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FRANCE — Leader: Netherland’s Mathieu Van Der Poel, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, competed during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time-trial over 27.2 kilometers (16.9 miles) with start in Change and finish in Laval Espace Mayenne, on Wednesday.
Photo: Daniel Cole/AP


WASHINGTON — Cooling off: Cora Richardson, 7, cooled off in the Rotary Fountain at Riverfront Park on Tuesday, in downtown Spokane. According to the National Weather Service, Spokane experienced the hottest day on record on Tuesday as temperatures reached 109 degrees, breaking a previous high of 108 degrees set on Aug. 4, 1964.
Photo: Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review via AP/AP


CHINA — Centenary: Performers formed the number 100 at a gala show ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing on Monday. For China’s Communist Party, celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday, July 1 is not just about glorifying its past. It’s also about cementing its future and that of its leader, Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP


ILLINOIS — Sunset: The setting sun lit up low passing storm clouds and buildings, as seen from Willis Tower on Tuesday, in Chicago.
Photo: Shafkat Anowar/AP


BELGIUM — Hunger strike: A man on hunger strike was helped by a comrade as they occupied a big room of the ULB Francophone university in Brussels, on Tuesday. More than two hundred migrants without official papers who have been occupying a church and two buildings of two Brussels universities since last February began a hunger strike on May 23 to draw the attention of Brussels authorities to their plight.
Photo: Francisco Seco/AP


JAPAN — Vaccine: A local resident received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shot at a center on Wednesday, in the Sumida ward of Tokyo.
Photo: Eugene Hoshiko/AP

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