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Our world in photos: June 4

Coco Gauff of the U.S. plays a shot against Tunisia's Ons Jabeur during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Photo: Thibault Camus/AP

PARIS — Gauff carries the U.S. flag into semifinals: Coco Gauff of the U.S. plays a shot against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. The 20-year-old Gauff, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, won that match and will compete in the semifinals against Poland’s Iga Swiatek.

Gauff, who also ranks world #1 in doubles, is scheduled to compete in the women’s doubles with team partner Kateřina Siniaková from the Czech Republic against partners Nadiia Viktorivna Kichenok of Ukraine and Miyu Kato of Japan.

A woman participates in a march marking the ninth anniversary of the "Ni Una Menos," or Not One Less, women's movement in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, June 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Photo: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

BUENOS AIRES — Lone voice among many — “Not one less”: A woman participates in a march marking the ninth anniversary of the “Ni Una Menos,” or Not One Less, women’s movement in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, June 3, 2024. “Not One Less (woman alive) refers to not wanting any more women to die as a result of gender-based violence. The movement founded to combat femicide was ignited after the brutal 2015 murder of 14-year-old Argentinian Chiara Páez, according to a 2021 article on NPR’s website. Pregnant at the time, Páez allegedly wanted to keep the baby. But her boyfriend, then 16 years old, did not want the baby and retaliated by beating her to death. The “Ni Una Menos” movement regularly holds protests against femicides but has also expanded its tackle of issues like gender roles, pay gaps, sexual harassment, objectification, the legality of abortion, sex workers’ rights and transgender rights.

The collective takes its name from a 1995 phrase by Mexican poet and activist Susana Chávez, “Ni una muerta más” (Spanish for “Not one more [woman] dead”), in protest to the female homicides in her country. Chávez herself was assassinated in 2011.

Faces of Trinamool Congress Party supporters smeared with green colour celebrate the election results in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party showed a comfortable lead Tuesday, according to early figures reported by India's Election Commission, but was facing a stronger challenge from the opposition than had been expected. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Photo: Bikas Das/AP

KOLKATA — Bright-colored powder takes huge roles in both politics and religion: Faces of Trinamool Congress Party supporters smeared with green color celebrate the election results in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party showed a comfortable lead Tuesday, according to early figures reported by India’s Election Commission, but was facing a stronger challenge from the opposition than had been expected. As of Tuesday afternoon, AP reports that Modi, 73, is only the second Indian prime minister to win a third straight term. However, the final count is not expected until Wednesday local time, with tallying expected to continue late into the night.

One of the many opposing parties, the Faces of Trinamool Congress Party, symbolizes ‘grassroots’ action. The Bengali word “trinamool” literally means grassroots. The party’s symbol is a sapling emerging from the ground, according to a note from “Left Front and After: Understanding the Dynamics of Poriborton in West Bengal” by Jyotiprasad Chatterjee and Suprio Basu.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic slipped and fell during his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, June 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Photo: Christophe Ena/AP

PARIS — Yes, it might be the best time for a prayer: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic slipped and fell during his fourth-round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris, Monday, June 3, 2024. He announced his withdrawal from the French Open on Tuesday, June 4, after an MRI of his right knee showed a medial meniscus tear, which can happen when the knee twists while the foot is on the ground. This kind of injury normally cannot heal on its own. Djokovic’s withdrawal from the French Open will also lose him the number 1 ranking.

The 37-year-old Belgrade native has coached with two past #1 tennis pros: Andre Agassi and Boris Becker.

Panoramic view of the Svartsengi area with the active craters and lava flows in the foreground, near Grindavik, Iceland, Monday, June 3, 2024. The white steam in the top right is produced by the Powerplant and the Blue Lagoon area. (AP Photo/Marco di Marco)
Photo: Marco di Marco/AP

GRINDAVIK — Volcanic activity stirs up: Panoramic view of the Svartsengi area with the active craters and lava flows in the foreground, near Grindavik, Iceland, Monday, June 3, 2024. The white steam in the top right is produced by the Powerplant and the Blue Lagoon area. The newest eruption on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, which sent lava spewing over 100 feet into the air, has been captured on camera from space, reports Newsweek. The Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite captured images of the intense heat from the lava flow. Red indicates the heat levels, while pale green within red areas indicates the most active eruption zones.

The Blue Lagoon Spa, a manmade body of water in Grindavik, reopened on Monday while the volcano was still erupting, but with less intensity.

A coot swims with her chicks on the surface of a lake during a sunny day in Tallinn, Estonia, Monday, June 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Photo: Sergei Grits/AP

ESTONIA — A rare glimpse at basic family life, carrying on: A coot swims with her chicks on the surface of a lake during a sunny day in Tallinn, Estonia, on Monday, June 3, 2024. The coot is an aquatic bird from the family Rallidae in the scientific classification system. Adult coots are too heavy to fly, but some of the younger chicks have been known to take wing. The coots can swim like ducks but do not have webbed feet.

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, a Baltic Sea nation in Northern Europe. Estonia also borders the Gulf of Finland. Although considered Nordic because they were once under Scandinavian rule, Estonia — and Finland to its north — are ethnically separate from Scandinavia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by supporters as he arrives at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Photo: Manish Swarup/AP

NEW DELHI — Reactions to a popular PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by supporters as he arrives at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. As of mid-afternoon Tuesday, Eastern U.S. time, Modi had claimed victory and pledged to forge ahead with his platform,  even though his Hindu nationalist BJP lost more seats than anticipated to opposition parties. Challengers were also claiming a victory until Tuesday night, when Modi won a majority in Parliament, according to the Indian Election Commission’s official results. New Delhi is nine hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time in the United States.

More than 640 million votes were cast in the marathon election held over six weeks in the world’s largest and longest democratic exercise, reports the Associated Press.

An American soldier touches the sand on Omaha Beach, Tuesday, June 4, 2024 in Normandy. World War II veterans from across the United States as well as Britain and Canada are in Normandy this week to mark 80 years since the D-Day landings that helped lead to Hitler's defeat. (AP Photo/Jeremias Gonzalez)
Photo: Jeremias Gonzalez/AP

NORMANDY — Remembering D-Day on its 80th anniversary: An American soldier touches the sand on Omaha Beach, Tuesday, June 4, 2024, in Normandy. World War II veterans from across the United States as well as Britain and Canada are in Normandy this week to mark 80 years since the Allied forces’ D-Day landings, considered the largest amphibious and carefully planned invasion in world history, that helped lead to Hitler’s defeat and the liberation of Europe.

The D-Day operation took place on June 6, 1944, when more than 150,000 Allied troops landed in Nazi-occupied France, among them 73,000 Americans, 60,000 British and 15,000 Canadians.

World War II and D-Day veteran Jake Larson visits the grave of a soldier from his unit at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. World War II veterans from across the United States as well as Britain and Canada are in Normandy this week to mark 80 years since the D-Day landings that helped lead to Hitler's defeat. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Photo: Virginia Mayo/AP

FRANCE — Remembering D-Day on its 80th anniversary:

World War II and D-Day veteran Jake Larson visits the grave of a soldier from his unit at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. World War II veterans from across the United States, as well as Britain and Canada, are in Normandy this week to mark 80 years since the D-Day landings that helped lead to Hitler’s defeat.

Most of the World War II veterans are octogenarians and older, and they expressed worry for the future of democracy. One centenarian, Harold Terens, who was a radio operator mechanic on D-Day, told NBC News this week, “I believe that freedom and democracy are definitely under threat.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland is sworn-in during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Department of Justice, Tuesday, June 4, 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House committee continues grilling: Attorney General Merrick Garland is sworn in during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Department of Justice, Tuesday, June 4, 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Attorney General Merrick Garland rebuked Republicans for what he described as unprecedented attacks on the Justice Department Tuesday, telling lawmakers — including staunch Trump allies who have sought to hold him in contempt — that he will “not be intimidated.” Garland declared his agency would not be deterred in its commitment to uphold the rule of law. In particular, Garland condemned as a “conspiracy theory” the claim that the Justice Department was orchestrating Trump’s state court prosecution in New York in which the former president was convicted last week of 34 felony charges. That particular case was under the jurisdiction of the New York State court system.

Associated Press reports that Attorney General Garland made a “forceful defense of the independence and integrity of the Justice Department at an unprecedented moment in which it is prosecuting both Trump [in four other criminal cases and one civil case] and President Joe Biden’s son.”

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