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Our world in photos: June 22

June 22, 2022 Michaela Keil
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SPAIN — Deforestation: Tourists paddled their canoes on a reservoir in Vilanova de Sau, Catalonia, on Monday. Spain’s Ecological Transition ministry said 75% of Spanish land is vulnerable to desertification and this is increasing.
Phoot: Emilio Morenatti/AP


HUNGARY — Swimming World Championships: Team Brazil competed in mixed duet technical of artistic swimming at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, on Saturday.
Photo: Anna Szilagyi/AP


PERU — Winter: Residents walked through cold and heavy fog in the Ticlio Chico neighborhood on the outskirts of Lima on the first official day of winter, on Tuesday. Temperatures in the capital were the lowest in 25 years, according to the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology of Peru.
Photo: Martin Mejia/AP


ROMANIA — Eyes: Activists wearing masks depicting large eyeballs attended a protest against planned updates of the country’s national security laws after a draft was leaked to the media earlier this month, in Bucharest, on Wednesday. Dozens of activists gathered outside the government headquarters to protest against proposed changes to the laws that offer increased power to Romania’s intelligence service, which included an obligation for citizens and companies to offer support to the service if requested.
Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP


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CUBA — Fishing: Fishermen with boats made of cork finished working at dawn along the Malecon sea wall in Havana, on Wednesday. Many of the island’s people live along a coast prone to storms, hurricanes and the ravages of salty air and water, triggering building collapses in the capital and damaging homes that are already in poor condition.
Photo: Ramon Espinosa/AP


AFGHANISTAN — Earthquake: In this photo released by a state-run news agency Bakhtar, Afghans looked at the destruction caused by an earthquake in the province of Paktika, on Wednesday.
Photo: Bakhtar News Agency via AP


SRI LANKA — Watching: A man watched from a work site as students marched demanding President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resign over the economic crisis in Colombo, on Monday.
Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP


RUSSIA — Fashion week: A model displayed a collection by a group of Russian designers of the Moscow Art-Industrial Institute, during the Fashion Week at Zaryadye Park with the Spasskaya Tower and St. Basil’s Cathedral in the background near Red Square in Moscow, on Tuesday.
Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP


COLOMBIA — Celebration: A supporter celebrated after former leftist rebel Gustavo Petro won a runoff presidential election in Cali, on Sunday.
Photo: Andres Quintero/AP


UKRAINE — Fragments: A farmer inspected a Russian rocket fragment after shelling a sunflower field in the Donetsk region, on Tuesday. Russian hostilities in Ukraine were preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world” and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger, and political instability in developing countries.
Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/AP


PAKISTAN — Refugee: An Afghan refugee boy carried a bag of mangoes on his shoulder in Karachi, on Sunday.
Photo: Fareed Khan/AP


SPAIN — Smoke: Smoke rose from the hills in Ujue, on Sunday. Firefighters in Spain were struggling to contain wildfires in several parts of the country which was suffering from an unusual heat wave for this time of the year.
Photo: Miguel Oses/AP


MASSACHUSETTS — Lining up: Matthew Fitzpatrick, of England, lined up a putt on the sixth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club, on Sunday, in Brookline.
Photo: Julio Cortez/AP


ECUADOR — Protest: Indigenous protesters waved an Ecuadorian flag as they walked to Quito to protest in the capital against the economic policies of President Guillermo Lasso’s government in Quito, on Sunday.
Photo: Dolores Ochoa/AP


INDONESIA — Mannequins: A worker collected mannequin torsos at the Tanah Abang textile market in Jakarta, on Monday.
Photo: Tatan Syuflana/AP


CALIFORNIA — Pitch: San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish worked against an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game, on Monday, in San Diego.
Photo: Gregory Bull/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Rail strike: An entrance to Waterloo underground station stood shuttered closed for strike action in Waterloo railway station, in London, on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of railway workers walked off the job in Britain on Tuesday, bringing the train network to a crawl in the country’s biggest transit strike for three decades.
Photo: Matt Dunham/A


FRANCE — Pose: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, center, and National Rally party newly elected parliament members posed at the National Assembly on Wednesday, in Paris. President Emmanuel Macron failed to win an absolute majority in parliamentary elections. The far-right National Rally got 89 seats in the 577-member chamber, up from its previous eight.
Photo: Christophe Ena/AP

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