Pictures in the News | June 3, 2011

We say “I do” as we begin Friday’s Pictures in the News in Germany, where 31 Chinese couples traveled to repeat their wedding vows at Neuschwanstein Castle in Fussen.

In England, travelers wash their horses in a northern river as part of an annual horse fair that has taken place since the 1600s; and fancy hats were on display in Surrey for “Ladies Day” on the first day of the Epsom Derby Festival.

Protests continue in Spain, where demonstrators have been camping out since mid-May denouncing political corruption, welfare cuts and unemployment; in the West Bank, a Palestinian demonstrator throws back a tear gas grenade at Israeli troops during a protest against Israel’s separation barrier in the village of Bilin; Afghan police and U.S. Marines evacuate a badly wounded Afghan policeman after they came under fire in the outskirts of Sangin; and a Greenpeace activist protests the Turkish government’s plans to build a nuclear power plant in central Istanbul.

Add stops in India, Iran and Nepal to round out the report.