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Our world in photos: July 2

The pack climbs the hills and vineyards around Cuneo during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 230.8 kilometers (143.4 miles) with start in Piacenza and finish in Turin, Italy, Monday, July 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Photo: Jerome Delay/AP

ITALY — A flock of 176 riders: The pack climbs the hills and vineyards around Cuneo during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 230.8 kilometers (143.4 miles), starting in Piacenza and finishing in Turin, Italy, Monday, July 1, 2024. Cuneo is a municipality in the Piedmont province in Italy’s northwest, near the border with France. The cycle route between Cuneo and Turin to the north takes about 6.5 hours to complete.

Stage 4, being raced on Tuesday, July 2, originated at Pinerolo (within the city of Turin) and crossed the border into France. The 139.5-kilometer route, most of it mountainous, finishes up in the north-central French municipality of Valloire-sur-Cisse.

Megan Thee Stallion performs during the BET Awards on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP

LOS ANGELES — If you hard boil an egg at the perfect temperature … Megan Thee Stallion performs as the opener at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. Megan Thee Stallion was also nominated for several awards.

The BET Awards has been the #1 cable award show among all adults 18-49 for the last three consecutive years and is the #1 cable award show among Black adults 18-49 for the 22nd consecutive year since being launched in 2021.

Mongolian honor guards prepare for a ceremony marking the first session of the newly elected Parliament in front of the Government Palace on Sukhbaatar Square in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Tuesday, July 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP

MONGOLIA — Hyping up the crowd for the new election drop: Mongolian honor guards prepare for a ceremony marking the first session of the newly elected Parliament in front of the Government Palace on Sukhbaatar Square in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Tuesday, July 2, 2024. The square is named for Damdin Sükhbaatar (the patronymic name appears before the given name) after his 1923 death. Sükhbaatar was a revolutionary hero. Theories of his cause of death vary: some say he experienced a breakdown upon learning about a pending coup; others say he’d been poisoned. A statue of him has the horse with one hoof in the air; that usually means the personage died as a result of wounds sustained in battle.

Mongolia is a landlocked country that borders China to the south and Russia to the north. Its writing systems utilize both an alphabet resembling Russian and an Asian ideogram. As a child, Sükhbaatar learned to speak some Russian.

Ben Shelton of the United States reacts during his first round match against Mattia Bellucci of Italy at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, July 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

LONDON — 21-year-old tennis energy: Ben Shelton of the United States reacts during his first-round match against Mattia Bellucci of Italy at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, July 1, 2024. Shelton on Monday won a five-set match (4,6,3,6,6) against Bellucci.

Shelton, who’s 21, is seeded #14. He’s scheduled to compete against South Africa’s 27-year-old Lloyd Harris on Wednesday.

A fisherman looks at fishing vessels damaged by Hurricane Beryl at the Bridgetown Fisheries in Barbados, Monday, July 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Photo: Ricardo Mazalan/AP

BARBADOS — Nature’s revenge — hurricane season is not on island time this year: A fisherman looks at fishing vessels damaged by Hurricane Beryl at the Bridgetown Fisheries in Barbados, Monday, July 1, 2024. Beryl is the earliest Category 5 storm ever to form in the Atlantic, with record-warm waters as the main source of energy. As of Tuesday, Beryl was headed directly toward Jamaica, where hurricane warnings had already been issued. Hurricane watches are also in effect for islands in Beryl’s path, including the Cayman Islands, and is on its way to reach Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula by Friday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts the 2024 hurricane season to be well above average, with between 17 and 25 named storms. NOAA expects about 13 hurricanes to develop, four of them to be major.

People mourn next to the bodies of their relatives outside the Sikandrarao hospital in Hathras district about 350 kilometers (217 miles) southwest of Lucknow, India, Tuesday, July 2, 2024. A stampede among thousands of people at a religious gathering in northern India killed at least 60 and left scores injured, officials said Tuesday, adding that many women and children were among the dead and the toll could rise. (AP Photo)
Photo: Associated Press

INDIA — Holiday excitement and dust storms create a deadly combination: People mourn next to the bodies of their relatives outside the Sikandrarao hospital in Hathras district about 350 kilometers (217 miles) southwest of Lucknow, India, Tuesday, July 2, 2024. A stampede among thousands of people at a religious gathering in northern India killed at least 60 and left scores injured, officials said Tuesday, adding that many women and children were among the dead and the toll could rise.

The event was reportedly with a Hindu guru known locally as Bhole Baba.

Deadly stampedes are commonplace around Indian religious festivals, with large crowds in small areas with shoddy infrastructure and few safety measures. The building where the gathering took place reportedly collapsed.

Karen Read smiles during a news conference in front of Norfolk Superior Court, Monday, July 1, 2024, in Dedham, Mass. A judge declared a mistrial Monday after jurors deadlocked in the case of Read, who was accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend by striking him with her SUV and leaving him in a snowstorm. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Photo: Steven Senne/AP

DEDHAM — When you beat the vehicular manslaughter allegations: Karen Read smiles during a news conference in front of Norfolk Superior Court, Monday, July 1, 2024, in Dedham, Mass. A judge declared a mistrial Monday after jurors deadlocked in the case of Read, who was accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend by striking him with her SUV and leaving him in a snowstorm.

The six-man/six-woman jury told Judge Beverly J. Cannone of Norfolk Superior Court that their deadlock was not a matter of a lone holdout but rather because “Our perspectives on the evidence are starkly divided … The deep division is not due to a lack of effort or diligence, but rather a sincere adherence to our individual principles and moral convictions,” according to a NY Times article published on Monday.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a chance to score a goal against Slovenia during a round of sixteen match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, July 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Photo: Antonio Calanni/AP

FRANKFURT — He’s still upset about the bust: Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a chance to score a goal against Slovenia during a round of sixteen match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, July 1, 2024. Even with a 0-0 score, Portugal, which started in Group F, won the match on penalties in the tournament’s Round of 16 stage. Portugal next plays on Friday, July 5, against France in the quarter-finals.

On Tuesday, July 2, the Netherlands was winning against Romania in the Round of 16, and Turkey was ahead of Austria 1-0 at halftime.

A flood affected woman waits to transport her goats in a country boat in Sildubi village in Morigaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed more than a dozen people over the last two weeks in India's northeast. (AP photo/Anupam Nath)
Photo: Anupam Nath/AP

INDIA — Nature’s revenge — from record heat to record flooding, the worst of both worlds: A flood-affected woman waits to transport her goats in a country boat in Sildubi village in Morigaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed more than a dozen people over the last two weeks in India’s northeast.

Arunachal Pradesh state, which borders China, has seen landslides wipe out several roads. Army troopers there rescued 70 students and teachers from a flooded school in Changlang district, according to local police.

President Joe Biden speaks in the Cross Hall of the White House Monday, July 1, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

WASHINGTON D.C. — New Supreme Court ruling allows for the president to use tanner as long as it’s an “official act”: President Joe Biden speaks in the Cross Hall of the White House Monday, July 1, 2024, in Washington. On Tuesday, Congressman Lloyd Doggett of Texas became the first Democrat to publicly state that President Biden should withdraw his candidacy for re-election. The 77-year-old Doggett, whose district includes Texas’ capital city of Austin, said, “My decision to make these strong reservations public is not done lightly, nor does it in any way diminish my respect for all that President Biden has achieved. Recognizing that, unlike Trump, President Biden’s first commitment has always been to our country, not himself, I am hopeful that he will make the painful and difficult decision to withdraw. I respectfully call on him to do so.”

Doggett is among many who were alarmed by President Biden’s poor performance in the June 27 debate, although his family urged him, during last weekend’s huddle at Camp David, to continue his campaign.

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