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Our world in photos: June 25

Protesters scatter as Kenya police spray water canon at them during a protest over proposed tax hikes in a finance bill in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Photo: Brian Inganga/AP

KENYA — Shot, abducted and hosed down:  Protesters scatter as Kenya police spray a water cannon at them during a protest over proposed tax hikes in a finance bill in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The protesters also reportedly set ablaze the parliament building, angry over a new finance bill that would have imposed additional taxes on citizens already struggling with the high cost of living. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Associated Press reported that at least eight persons had been killed in what is being called the most direct assault on Kenya’s government in decades.

After voting to pass the tax bill, the lawmakers fled through a tunnel; however, many of the protesters were able to outmaneuver the police. The fire was eventually extinguished.

Volunteers in Poland's army learn to apply camouflage face paint during basic training in Nowogrod, Poland, on Thursday June 20, 2024. Poland’s army has launched a program this summer called “Holidays with the Army” to train young volunteers in combat. Nations along NATO’s eastern flank are strengthening their defenses while fearing that Russia could one day attack them if it prevails in neighboring Ukraine. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Photo: Czarek Sokolowski/AP

POLAND — It’s not easy being green: Volunteers in Poland’s army learn to apply camouflage face paint during basic training in Nowogrod, Poland, on Thursday, June 20, 2024. Poland’s army has launched a program this summer called “Holidays with the Army” to train young volunteers in combat. Nations along NATO’s eastern flank are strengthening their defenses while fearing that Russia could one day attack them if it prevails in neighboring Ukraine.  Each participant receives 6,000 zlotys, equivalent to 1,400 euros. Many of the enlistees are recent high school graduates, Euronews reports.

However, the program is not recreational but rather highly disciplinary as recruits arise early, clean their barracks when not in training, and may not leave base during the duration of their month in the program.

Floodwaters from the Big Sioux River erode land in North Sioux City, S.D., on Monday, June 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Josh Jurgens)
Photo: Josh Jurgens/AP

SOUTH DAKOTA — Nature’s revenge — hot air means heavier rains: Floodwaters from the Big Sioux River erode land in North Sioux City, S.D., on Monday, June 24, 2024. Homes, buildings and bridges were destroyed when the Big Sioux and other tributaries in the Upper Midwest swelled into rivers that were like rapids. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem declared a state of emergency for other parts of her state near the Nebraska border that were also flooded.

Located in southeastern South Dakota and flowing into Iowa, the Big Sioux River is a tributary of the Missouri River. The Big Sioux flows through both Iowa and South Dakota. Both states have municipalities named “Sioux City.”

The Florida Panthers team poses with the Stanley Cup trophy after defeating the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, June 24, 2024, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers defeated the Oilers 2-1. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Photo: Wilfredo Lee/AP

FLORIDA — There’s a first time for everything: The Florida Panthers team poses with the Stanley Cup trophy after defeating the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, June 24, 2024, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers defeated the Oilers 2-1. The Panthers won their first trophy ever, a victory sweetened by the prospect of almost having lost it. Although the Florida team had a 3-0 series lead, it evaporated over games 4-6, forcing a Game 7. 

Florida has now won at least one trophy from each of the four professional league sports: hockey (this year), baseball (two World Series championships as the then-Florida Marlins, now the Miami Marlins), football (Miami Dolphins), basketball (Miami Heat) as well as the latest in hockey.

Sister Mary Fatima Pham, second from right, kneels with her fellow Catholics as they watch the Eucharist brought on board a boat on the Ohio River at the Steubenville Marina in Steubenville, Ohio, Sunday, June 23, 2024. The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will conclude at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis in mid-July, the first held in more than 80 years. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
Photo: Jessie Wardarski/AP

OHIO — This is what spring break looks like for Catholics: Sister Mary Fatima Pham, second from right, kneels with her fellow Catholics as they watch the Eucharist brought on board a boat on the Ohio River at the Steubenville Marina in Steubenville, Ohio, Sunday, June 23, 2024. The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will conclude at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis in mid-July, the first held in more than 80 years. The Eucharist, a Greek word meaning Thanksgiving, centers on the sacrament of Holy Communion. The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, making its way around the U.S. en route to Indianapolis, also visited the Diocese of Brooklyn during the Memorial Day weekend, making stops at all three cathedrals: Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral in Brooklyn Heights, St. James Cathedral-Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn, and the Co-Cathedral of St. James in Prospect Heights, as well as several parishes around the borough.

The route through Brooklyn comprised one of four major routes to the National Eucharistic Congress and originated in Connecticut. The other routes originated in Minnesota, Texas and California. 

Ukrainian soldiers, of 43rd artillery brigade, fire by 2s7 self-propelled howitzer towards Russian positions at the frontline in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Monday, June 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

UKRAINE — Ready, aim, fire: Ukrainian soldiers of the 43rd artillery brigade fire by 2s7 self-propelled howitzer towards Russian positions at the frontline in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Monday, June 24, 2024. Particularly crucial at present is safeguarding the town of Chasiv Yar, an elevated and very strategic town; Ukrainian soldiers have told the Associated Press they have been working “around the clock” to hold the town. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants against former Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and military chief of staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov for alleged war crimes, saying evidence exists that they “intentionally caused great suffering or serious injury to body or mental or physical health” of Ukrainian civilians, the Associated Press reported.

Russia has been using glide bombs to destroy civilian targets, including buildings, as well as the electrical supply.

Antelope run as they migrate through national parks and surrounding areas in South Sudan, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The country's first comprehensive aerial wildlife survey, released Tuesday, June 25, found about 6 million antelope. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Photo: Brian Inganga/AP

SUDAN — War and exponentially increased flooding make the preservation of ancient migration routes indispensable: Antelope run as they migrate through national parks and surrounding areas in South Sudan, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The country’s first comprehensive aerial wildlife survey, released Tuesday, June 25, found about six million antelope. The survey, completed over a two-year period, focused on two national parks and involved the help of spotters aboard airplanes. The survey yielded almost 60,000 photographs and tracked more than a hundred collared animals. The estimate from the nonprofit African Parks, which conducted the work along with the government, far surpasses other large migratory herds, such as the estimated 1.36 million wildebeests surveyed last year in the Serengeti straddling Tanzania and Kenya.

However, the species, as well as other wildlife, are at risk in South Sudan from commercial poaching. The government’s law enforcement has been called weak, and more people are acquiring weapons, the nonprofit organization Africa Parks told the Associated Press.

Japan's Empress Masako, arrives by car to attend the ceremonial start of the State Visit to Britain by the Japanese Emperor and Empress in London, Tuesday, June 25, 2024, of a state visit. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, Pool)
Photo: Kin Cheung, Pool/AP

LONDON — An empress dressed to impress: Japan’s Empress Masako arrives by car to attend the ceremonial start of the State Visit to Britain by the Japanese Emperor and Empress in London, Tuesday, June 25, 2024, of a state visit. By custom, Great Britain’s inward state visits begin with a ceremonial welcome, a carriage procession with mounted soldiers from the Household Cavalry, the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace and other events, according to the British Royal Family’s official website. The visiting heads of state devote the visit — usually lasting several days —to meeting their counterparts and other heads of government.

The Emperor and Empress of Japan were originally supposed to visit Great Britain in 2020, but the pandemic delayed their arrival until this month.

Milwaukee Brewers' Brice Turang looks up as he pops out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Monday, June 24, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Photo: Morry Gash/AP

MILWAUKEE — Let’s hope he stretched first: Milwaukee Brewers’ Brice Turang looks up as he pops out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Monday, June 24, 2024, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won the inter-league match 6-3. Milwaukee tops the National League Central Division with a 46-33 record. The Rangers are third in the American League West Division with a 37-41 record.

The two teams were scheduled to rematch on Tuesday night.

Argentina fans sing as they gather in Times Square to support the Argentina national soccer team Monday, June 24, 2024, in New York. Argentina is scheduled to face Chile, Tuesday in a Copa America soccer match. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Photo: Andres Kudacki/AP

NEW YORK — Chile’s fans have yet to respond: Argentina fans sing as they gather in Times Square to support the Argentina national soccer team on Monday, June 24, 2024, in New York. Argentina is scheduled to face Chile on Tuesday in a Copa America soccer match. This year, the United States, in a rare opportunity, is hosting the Copa America, with tournament matches being held in 12 cities across the continent: East Rutherford (NJ), Orlando, Charlotte, Atlanta, Kansas City, Arlington, Houston, Austin, Glendale, Las Vegas, Inglewood and Santa Clara.

The Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, is hosting the final match.

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