Exhausted grave diggers in Indonesia

The Month in World Photos

A devastating condominium collapse in the United States, a deadly airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, and a respite for wild elephants in China.

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Building collapse

Search and rescue teams look for possible survivors in the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Florida, on June 25.

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Sea snot in Turkey

A boat makes its way through mucilage, a jelly-like layer of slime that developed on the surface of Turkey’s Marmara Sea, as seen from the Caddebostan shore on June 8.

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Cyprus shipwreck

A diver takes part in a tourism project to document shipwrecks in Cyprus off the coast of Larnaca on June 8.

Colombia protest

A demonstrator is hit by a water cannon during clashes with riot police amid ongoing protests against the Colombian government in Bogota on June 12.

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Cooling off with water in India

A man bathes outdoors on a hot summer day in Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, on June 15.

Up close of a chow chow

A chow chow is pictured in the benching area at the 145th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Tarrytown, New York, on June 12.

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Girl in fountain in Washington, D.C.

A young girl splashes through a waterfall at a park in Washington, D.C., on June 28 as a heatwave engulfs much of the United States.

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Russians dance as building burns behind them

Couples dance samba as smoke rises from a burning pyrotechnics warehouse in Moscow on June 19.

Israeli Air Force graduation

Israeli Air Force pilots throw their hats in the air as they celebrate graduation at the Hatzerim Israeli Air Force Base in the Negev Desert on June 24.

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Moroccan military members wear biochemical suits

Members of the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces Rescue and Relief Unit take part in a biochemical simulation organized by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency as part of the “African Lion” military exercise in the port of Agadir, Morocco, on June 15.

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Members of Ethiopia brass band rest

Members of a military brass band rest in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on June 8 before a ceremony celebrating the signing of the country’s telecom licensing agreement.

British piper plays at sunrise in France on D-Day anniversary

British piper Steve Black plays at sunrise to mark the 77th anniversary of D-Day at the British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer, France, on June 6.

Kiran Ridley/Getty Images for Normandy Memorial Trust
Aymara Indigenous people celebrate new year in Bolivia

Aymara Indigenous people take part in the celebration of the Aymara New Year in Tiwanaku, Bolivia, on June 21.

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Candles lit after fatal attack in Germany

People lay flowers and candles near the site of a fatal attack by a knife-wielding man in Wurzburg, Germany, on June 26.

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Women dance to mark China’s 100th founding of Communist Party

Performers dance during a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China at the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing on June 28.

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Pride parade in Mexico

People take part in an LGBTQI+ Pride Parade in Tijuana, Mexico, on June 19.

Wild Asian Elephants rest

A herd of wild Asian elephants rests at a temporary stop along their migration route in the outskirts of the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming on June 7.

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Shepherd leads sheep in Turkey

A shepherd leads his flock of sheep across drought-stricken grasslands in Karapinar, Turkey, on June 4.

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Boy sits on children sculpture in China

A boy sits on the chair of a sculpture on display at a shopping center in Beijing on International Children’s Day, June 1.

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Men line up for Covishield vaccine in India

Workers hold documents as they wait their turn to receive a first dose of the Covishield vaccine in a passenger bus converted into a mobile vaccination center at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, on June 3.

Spectators watch Tour de France

Spectators stand on and hang from a platform during the second stage of the 108th Tour de France cycling race, between Perros-Guirec and Mur-de-Bretagne Guerledan, France, on June 27.

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Man rides rickshaw in the rain in Bangladesh

A man sits under a plastic sheet to shelter from the rain while riding on a cycle-rickshaw cart in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 21.

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Palestinians burn tires

Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar in Beita, West Bank, on June 23.

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Pride parade in Poland

A woman shouts during a pride march in Warsaw, Poland, on June 19.

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D-Day veterans mark anniversary in England

D-Day veteran Joe Cattini, left, pretends to fire his gun after arriving by landing craft at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, England, on June 6. The dockyard commemorated the 77th anniversary of the pivotal World War II operation with the visit from five D-Day veterans.

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Pope Francis and Spider-Man meet

A man who performs as Spider-Man in hospitals for sick children hands a mask to Pope Francis as they meet at the end of the weekly general audience at the Vatican on June 23.

Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden shake hands

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with U.S. President Joe Biden prior to a summit at the Villa La Grange in Geneva on June 16.

Medical personnel in Taiwan at a COVID screening site

Medical personnel are seen behind their sealed work areas at a screening area for COVID-19 in New Taipei City, Taiwan, on June 8.

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Palestinian family’s house demolished

Members of a Palestinian family check their belongings after Israeli machinery demolished their house in the occupied West Bank near the village of Halhoul, north of Hebron, on June 17.

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Tornado destroys home in Czech Republic

A man cries in front of his destroyed house in Mikulcice, Czech Republic, on June 25 after a massive tornado swept through the region of South Moravia, injuring hundreds and destroying several villages in the area.

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Palestinian children stand at the window of their damaged home.

Palestinian children stand at the window of their heavily damaged home in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on June 1.

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Prince Charles visits the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Britain’s Prince Charles visits the Theatre Royal Drury Lane following its refurbishment in London on June 23.

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Exhausted grave diggers in Indonesia

Exhausted grave diggers rest in between funerals at a cemetery designated for COVID-19 victims in Bandung, Indonesia, on June 15.

A man prays at site of collapsed condo in Florida

A man prays near the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Florida, on June 25.

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A cross made out of roses in Brazil to mark 500,000 COVID deaths

Hundreds of red roses are formed into a cross during an event to pay homage to the more than 500,000 victims of coronavirus at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on June 20.

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An injured Palestinian man visits the Mediterranean seashore in Gaza City

An injured Palestinian man visits the Mediterranean seashore in Gaza City on June 4.

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A person is evacuated by firefighters after a building collapsed in Bordeaux, France

A person is evacuated by firefighters after a building collapsed in Bordeaux, France, on June 21.

A Kenyan environment activist unclogs a drain

A Kenyan environmental activist unclogs a drain ahead of World Environmental Day celebrations in Riruta, Nairobi, on June 4.

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Workers scuffle with police in South Korea at demonstration

Parcel delivery workers scuffle with police officers as they try to set up loudspeakers, an unauthorized protest item, during a rally calling for the improvement of working conditions in Seoul on June 15.

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Women cry after bombing in Somalia

A woman cries outside Medina Hospital in Mogadishu on June 15 after her son was killed in a bombing at a military camp.

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Injured resident of Togoga, Ethiopia, after an airstrike

An injured resident of Togoga, Ethiopia, arrives on a stretcher at a hospital in Mekele, the capital city of the Tigray region, on June 23, a day after a deadly airstrike on a market in Ethiopia’s war-torn northern Tigray region, where a seven-month-old conflict surged again.

University students clean the Pillar of Shame sculpture in Hong Kong

University students clean the Pillar of Shame sculpture by Danish artist Jens Galschiot to remember the victims of the Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing at the University of Hong Kong on June 4.

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Solar lights and flags mark the spots where remains were found in Canada

Solar lights and flags mark the spots where 751 human remains were recently discovered in unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan on June 27.

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Search and rescue personnel pull a body out of the rubble in Florida building collapse

Search and rescue personnel pull a body out of the rubble after the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, on June 24.

The moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York

The moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City on June 24.

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