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Our world in photos: June 17

A sea turtle named Vesuvio sleeps underwater in a tank at CESTHA, the Experimental Center for the Protection of Habitats, inside a former market in Marina di Ravenna, on the Adriatic Sea, Italy, Saturday, June 8, 2024. The small plastic cone protects the turtles from light as they sleep or nap. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Photo: Luca Bruno/AP

ITALY — Studying turtles in protective habitat: A sea turtle named Vesuvio sleeps underwater in a tank at CESTHA, the Experimental Center for the Protection of Habitats, inside a former market in Marina di Ravenna, on the Adriatic Sea, Italy, Saturday, June 8, 2024. The small plastic cone protects the turtles from light as they sleep or nap. The center’s mission is to “rescue, rehabilitate and release” sea animals injured by trawlers and says its work has benefited more than 300 sea turtles, nearly 700 seahorses, more than 100 sharks and hundreds of thousands of cuttlefish in the past decade since its founding, according to the website of the Ravenna Tourism Board.

Fishing has been prohibited in this section of the coast, ensuring that the turtles can be released safely after treatment.

Mourners attend the burial service for Malawi's Vice President Saulos Chilima in Nsipe, Malawi, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
Photo: Thoko Chikondi/AP

MALAWI — Mourning a popular elected official after a plane crash: Mourners attend the burial service for Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima in Nsipe, Malawi, Monday, June 17, 2024. Three former presidents paid last respects to Chilema during the state funeral. Malawi’s President, Lazarus Chakwera, laid a wreath at the burial site and urged that an independent probe be initiated into the cause of last week’s fatal crash, in Malawi’s northern region of Mzimba, killing Chilima and nine others.

Malawi, a southeastern African country, declared independence from the British Empire on July 6, 1964. Though landlocked, the nation does have Lake Nyasa composing about a third of its area. Neighboring countries are Tanzania to the north, Zambia to the west, and Mozambique to the south and east. Contrary to Wikipedia, Malawi does not share a border with Zimbabwe.

A young girls stands by destroyed seating from Kharkiv's Sonyachny stadium that was built for Euro 2012 ahead of the Group E match between Romania and Ukraine at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Monday, June 17, 2024. A poignant installation has been unveiled ahead of Ukraine's first match at the European Championship. A destroyed stand from Kharkiv's Sonyachny stadium that was built for Euro 2012 has been displayed in a square in Munich ahead of the team's opener against Romania. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Photo: Ariel Schalit/AP

MUNICH — Soccer competition goes on, but remnants of wartime damage come with the seating: A young girl stands by destroyed seating from Kharkiv’s Sonyachny stadium that was built for Euro 2012 ahead of the Group E match between Romania and Ukraine at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Monday, June 17, 2024. The seating, which is from a stadium stand that was destroyed in May 2022 during the early months of the Ukraine war, is part of a poignant installation showing 500 sports infrastructure facilities in Ukraine that have suffered from Russian bombings and missile strikes during the war. The installation’s goal is to bring awareness of the conflict ahead of Ukraine’s soccer team’s first match at the championship. 

“Today we’re going to start our games,” said former Ukraine coach and striker Andriy Shevchenko, president of the country’s soccer federation. “One team on the field but a million soldiers who stay and defend Ukraine.”

Workers clean oil spill along Sentosa's Tanjong Beach area in Singapore, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Suhaimi Abdullah)
Photo: Suhaimi Abdullah/AP

SINGAPORE — An oil product, garbage bags become vital in an oil spill cleanup: Workers toil with oil along Sentosa’s Tanjong Beach area in Singapore, Sunday, June 16, 2024. A dredger boat registered to the Netherlands hit a stationary cargo tanker, causing the oil spill, which has blackened part of Singapore’s southern coastline. Even with the use of dispersants, the oil has remained due to the tidal current. Singapore’s officials are worried that it could threaten marine wildlife and the economy in Sentosa, which is also home to a nature reserve, public beach park and tourist attractions that draw millions of visitors each year.

Sentosa houses one of Singapore’s two casinos, golf courses and Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park.

People bathe in the river Ganges to cool themselves off as northern India continues to reel under intense heat wave, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Photo: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

INDIA —Nature’s revenge — increasing intensity of heat globally drives people to the rivers they have polluted: People bathe in the river Ganges to cool themselves off as northern India continues to reel under an intense heat wave, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Monday, June 17, 2024. Some parts of northern India reached 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), about half the boiling point of water. Officials told the British Broadcasting Company that this year’s heat wave is the longest on record, with no monsoon rains in sight.

The monsoon season in India runs from June to September, typically bringing humid weather from the Indian Ocean and torrential rainfall. India gets more than 50 percent of its annual rainfall during the monsoon.

Onlookers watch as rescuers work after a cargo train rammed into Kanchanjunga Express, a passenger train, near New Jalpaiguri station, West Bengal state, India, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Diptendu Dutta)
Photo: Diptendu Dutta/AP

INDIA — ‘Rock, scissors, paper — so much more pain when a passenger train is involved’ Onlookers watch as rescuers work after a cargo train rammed into Kanchanjunga Express, a passenger train, near New Jalpaiguri station, West Bengal state, India, Monday, June 17, 2024. The accident, which killed nine people — including the driver of the cargo train and two other railway workers — happened in the Darjeeling district, a tourist spot nestled in the Himalayan foothills in eastern India. About 50 people were hospitalized. Sabyasachi De, spokesperson of the Northeast Frontier Railway, told the Associated Press that the cargo train driver, who had disregarded a signal, was at fault in the collision, the impact of which derailed four compartments at the rear of the passenger train. Most of the other cars were cargo.

The other passenger cars that weren’t impacted in the collision were disconnected and allowed to continue to the original destination of Kolkata. Those cars carried about 1,300 passengers.

Sarah Paulson, left, winner of the award for lead actress in a play for "Appropriate" and Jonathan Groff, winner of the best leading actor in a musical for "Merrily We Roll Along" greet in the press room during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

NEW YORK — Once again, a great actress is honored appropriately: Sarah Paulson, left, winner of the award for lead actress in a play for “Appropriate” and Jonathan Groff, winner of the best leading actor in a musical for “Merrily We Roll Along” greet in the press room during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in New York. Also winning for the revival of “Merrily We Roll Along” — the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical that goes backward in time — was “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe, who won Featured Actor in a Musical, marking his first trophy in five Broadway shows. Jeremy Strong won the evening’s first major Tony Award for his work in the revival of Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 political play “An Enemy of the People.” Strong has also won an Emmy, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe.

Harry Potter fans may remember that Harry (with Radcliffe in the title role) also went back in time during the third movie of that franchise, “The Prisoner of Azkaban.”

Romania's Nicolae Stanciu celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Ukraine during a Group E match between Romania and Ukraine at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Photo: Ariel Schalit/AP

MUNICH — ‘Score a little goal, do a little dance’ Romania’s Nicolae Stanciu celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Ukraine during a Group E match between Romania and Ukraine at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Monday, June 17, 2024. The game was meant to symbolize Ukrainian resiliency, but the team lost to Romania, 3-0. The Ukrainian team apologized to the fans for not playing well enough.

Ukraine coach Serhiy Rebrov said afterward, “What I am feeling, what the players are feeling, that today we didn’t do good enough. That’s why they apologized. Now we have to shut our mouths and prepare very seriously for the next game to show the other Ukrainians.”

A woman wearing sun protective clothing walks by a lingerie advertisement poster outside a shopping mall on a hot and sunny day in Beijing, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Photo: Andy Wong/AP

BEIJING — All over the globe, humans will need more protection from the weather: A woman wearing sun-protective clothing walks by a lingerie advertisement poster outside a shopping mall on a hot and sunny day in Beijing, Monday, June 17, 2024. The Chinese mainland has seen weather extremes, with the south getting heavy rain and flooding, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate. Meanwhile, in northern China, a heat wave and dry spell have prompted fears of a drought.

Earlier this year, violent rain and hailstorms killed seven people in eastern China’s Jiangxi province, damaging dozens of homes. 

Bryson DeChambeau celebrates after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Pinehurst, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
Photo: Mike Stewart/AP

PINEHURST, N.C. — Celebrating a putt his grandmother could do, but getting to the green requires a champion athlete: Bryson DeChambeau celebrates after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Pinehurst, N.C. DeChambeau won his second U.S. Open title by getting an up-and-down from 55 yards in a bunker — one of the toughest shots in golf — to deliver another unforgettable finish at Pinehurst.

The 30-year-old DeChambeau, who stands at 6’1, plays in the LIV League and is a past PGA tour champion. Besides this year’s U.S. Open, he won the 2020 tournament.

Kashmiri Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers outside the Hazratbal shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, June 17, 2024. One of the biggest Islamic holidays, the occasion commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith through slaughtering livestock and animals and distributing the meat to the poor. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Photo: Mukhtar Khan/AP

INDIA — Serious expressions of faith in the afterlife, colorful expressions of a brief passage on earth: Kashmiri Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers outside the Hazratbal shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, June 17, 2024. One of the biggest Islamic holidays, the occasion commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith through slaughtering livestock and animals and distributing the meat to the poor.

In the Qu’ran (and the Hebrew Bible), Allah commands Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his only child, Ishmael (Isaac), but relents when he sees Ibrahim’s obedience. Allah then instead provides a ram for the slaughter.

Stanford undergraduates walk to their seats for the start of the 133rd commencement ceremony at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, June 16, 2024. The graduation ceremony consisted of over 5,400 graduates. About halfway through the event, hundreds of students stood up and walked out in support of Palestinians affected by the Israel-Hamas war. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)
Photo: Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP

STANFORD — Upbeat arrival at graduation, but political protest emptied many seats later: Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, June 16, 2024. The graduation ceremony consisted of over 5,400 graduates. About halfway through the event, hundreds of students stood up and walked out in support of Palestinians affected by the Israel-Hamas war. These students then attended the People’s Commencement, an alternative ceremony to support divestment and honor Palestine.

“How can we celebrate graduation as usual when our education comes at the expense of Palestinian education and Palestinian lives,” read an invitation to the alternative graduation posted by Stanford Against Apartheid in Palestine, a student-led initiative fighting for divestment.

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