Rescuers look for people in landslide in Japan

The Month in World Photos

Ravaging floods in Europe and Asia, a wave of unrest in South Africa, and a young speller’s triumph in the United States.

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Protest against Chinese Communist Party’s 100-year anniversary celebrations, outside Chinese Embassy in New Delhi

Police officers detain Tibetan demonstrators outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on July 1 during a protest against the Chinese Communist Party’s 100-year anniversary celebrations.

Adnan Abidi/REUTERS
Demolition of Champlain South Tower in Florida

The remaining section of Champlain Towers South is demolished in Surfside, Florida, on July 4. The controlled explosion brought down the unstable remains of the collapsed condo block ahead of a threatening tropical storm as rescuers prepared to resume the search for victims.

GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images
Protest against Brazil’s president

People protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Sao Paulo on July 3.

Mariana Greif/REUTERS
Fire at a factory in Dhaka

Firefighters work at the scene of a blaze that broke out at a Hashem Foods factory in the Narayanganj District of Bangladesh on July 9.

Mohammad Ponir Hossain/REUTERS
Hikers between France and Italy

Members of the Chamonix mountain guides company take part in a special hike between France and Italy near the Mont Blanc on July 10 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the association.

OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE/AFP via Getty Images
Cattle unloaded in Pakistan

Traders unload cattle at a market set up for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Karachi, Pakistan, on July 6.

ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images
Cars drift in floodwaters in China

Cars sit in floodwaters following heavy rains in Zhengzhou, China, on July 22.

NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images
Deepest swimming pool in the world in Dubai

A diver experiences Deep Dive Dubai, the deepest swimming pool in the world reaching 197 feet, in the United Arab Emirates on July 10.

GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images
Medical worker in disinfection cabin in Russia

A medical worker walks through a disinfection cabin in the COVID-19 unit of Mariinsky Hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 7.

OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images
Former Ms. Senior America peeks through curtains

Debbie Carroll Boyce, Ms. Senior America 2011, pulls back the stage curtains at the Ms. Texas Senior America Pageant in Dallas on July 24.

Shelby Tauber/Reuters
People dump out mud from house in Germany

Workers throw mud out of a damaged house in Dernau, western Germany, on July 22 about a week after heavy rain and floods caused major damage in the region.

CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images
Pope speaks from hospital in Rome

People watch from nearby windows as Pope Francis leads the Sunday’s Angelus prayer from Gemelli Hospital in Rome, where he was recovering from colon surgery, on July 11.

FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images
People at Mexico border watch U.S. fireworks

People gather on the Mexican side of the border in Playas de Tijuana, Baja California state, to watch the Independence Day fireworks being launched from San Diego Bay on July 4.

GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP via Getty Images
Cafe set up in front of destroyed building in Syria

A low-shutter-speed photograph shows cars driving in front of Abu Ali’s cafe, which was set up on the ground floor of a building heavily damaged during the civil war, in Ariha, Syria, in the rebel-held northwestern Idlib province, on July 11.

AAREF WATAD/AFP via Getty Images
Forest fire in Turkey

Dark smoke drifts over a hotel complex during a massive forest fire on Turkey’s southern coast near the town of Manavgat on July 29.

ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP via Getty Images
Protest in France over COVID precautions

A protester runs through tear gas during a demonstration against COVID-19 precautions in Paris on July 24. People who want to visit most public spaces in France must show proof of vaccination or a negative test.

ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images
Protester raises hands against South Africa police

A protester asks South Africa Police Service officers not to shoot in Johannesburg on July 11 following a wave of unrest.

LUCA SOLA/AFP via Getty Images
Protesters in Lebanon

Demonstrators and families of Beirut blast victims chant slogans during a protest outside the residence of Lebanon’s interior minister in western Beirut on July 13. Protesters accuse Mohammad Fahmi of stalling a probe into last summer’s port blast.

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Protesters in Thailand

A pro-democracy protester throws an object as others take cover from a police water cannon behind a derogatory poster of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as they call for his resignation in Bangkok on July 18.

LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images
Woman cries near demolished building in West Bank

A Palestinian woman reacts outside a building that belonged to Montasser Shalabi—who was arrested in May on suspicion of carrying out a drive-by shooting on an Israeli student—after it was demolished by Israeli forces in the village of Turmus’ayya in the occupied West Bank on July 8.

JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images
Peanut vendor in Bangladesh

A peanut vendor works during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 20.

Allison Joyce/Getty Images
Captive Ethiopian soldiers

Captive Ethiopian soldiers walk toward the Mekele Rehabilitation Center in the capital of the Tigray region on July 2.

YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images
COVID patient in Tunisia

A woman infected with COVID-19 receives oxygen at Ibn al-Jazzar hospital in Kairouan, Tunisia, on July 4.

FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images
Police officer in Haiti following presidential assassination

A Haitian National Police officer guards a street in the Petion-Ville neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 13, almost a week after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

Ricardo Arduengo/REUTERS
Rescuers look for people in landslide in Japan

Police officers and a rescue dog search the area around a landslide in Atami, Shizuoka, Japan, on July 4.

Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images
Police car overturned in Havana, Cuba

Overturned police cars remain on a street in Havana following demonstrations against Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on July 1.

YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images
COVID patients in Indonesia

COVID-19 patients receive treatment in an emergency tent at Dr. Sardjito General Hospital in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on July 16.

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images
Man reacts at fire in COVID ward in Iraq hospital

A man reacts at the ravaged coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein Hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, on July 13 after a massive fire killed nearly 100 people.

ASAAD NIAZI/AFP via Getty Images
Deer runs from fire in California

A deer jumps onto a business property as the Dixie Fire approaches downtown Greenville, California, on July 23.

JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images
Boy cleans up mud from flooding in Belgium

A young resident helps clean up outside his home following heavy rains and floods in Rochefort, Belgium, on July 17.

JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images
South Africa police search home of suspected looter

A South African Police Service officer searches for stolen goods and weapons in the house of a suspected looter as his daughters sit on a bed in Jeppestown, Johannesburg, on July 11.

LUCA SOLA/AFP via Getty Images
Paramedics treat men injured during fighting between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters

Paramedics treat men injured during fighting between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters at a hospital in Chaman, a Pakistani town on the border with Afghanistan, on July 16.

ASGHAR ACHAKZAI/AFP via Getty Images
Man celebrates Euro 2020 game between England and Italy

A man jumps from hoardings around the Eros statue in Piccadilly Circus ahead of the Euro 2020 final football match between England and Italy in central London on July 11.

JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images
Girl pops a bubble at a festival in Britain

A young festivalgoer pops a bubble at the Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Britain, on July 22.

Peter Cziborra/REUTERS
A person’s shadow in front of hot air balloon at festival in Spain

A person’s shadow is projected on a hot air balloon being inflated during the 25th European Hot Air Balloon Festival in Igualada, Spain, on July 9.

LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images
Zaila Avant-garde celebrates winning spelling bee in Florida

Zaila Avant-garde, 14, from New Orleans, Louisiana, wins the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on July 8.

Joe Skipper/REUTERS
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