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A Spanish fan dresses in support of his team prior to the Euro 2012 championships soccer match between Spain and Ireland.


Egyptians protest in Tahir Square after the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that the Islamist-led parliament must be dissolved. The court also allowed Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, to run for president.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images

Miners run away from tear gas launched by riot police after clashes broke out during a nationwide strike over subsidy reductions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

Demonstrators take part in a protest outside the Burmese Embassy, calling for United Nations intervention to halt deadly religious riots between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, also known as Burma.


Women comfort one another during a funeral procession

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated Press

Supporters of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal gather for a mass meeting.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

The Dalai Lama answers questions from the media during a news conference, part of his tour of Britain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

A woman speaks on the phone in a liquor shop.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

A man bathes his horse on a hot day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

Chinese soldiers guard the perimeter of the Jiuquan space base on the eve of the launch of the Shenzhou 9 manned spacecraft.


Kings' teammates wave to fans as they parade down Figueroa Street with the Stanley Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Kings' fans show their spirit during a parade honoring the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / Los Angeles Times

Kings' fans celebrate during the championship parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Trudy De Fino of Mission Hills dons a mini-Stanley Cup trophy as she waits to see the L.A. Kings with the real Stanley Cup outside Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Kashmiri government employees demonstrate while riot police unleash purple-dyed water via water cannons to disperse a protest. State government employees were demanding an increase in the retirement age from 58 to 60 and the release of their arrears.


A Kashmiri government employee shouts from inside a police van after being detained during the protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated Press

A Myanmar soldier walks around this burned down Nazi village in Rakhine state, where at least 31 people have died in sectarian violence this month.


Soldiers at Les Invalides stand by four coffins covered by the French flag during a ceremony honoring four French soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan. French President Francois Hollande has declared that he plans to withdraw French troops from Afghanistan in the coming weeks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Antoine Antoniol / Getty Images

An Egyptian boy peers out of barbed wire, his face painted with the number 25, the date of the Egyptian revolution, during a protest in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo. Egypt's highest court has ruled that Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister can stay in the presidential race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

A Yemeni tribesman loyal to the army stands guard at the local authority compound damaged after the army retook the city from Al Qaeda militants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hani Mohammed / Associated Press

Lynnie Long, left, and Tracy Cookman ride horses Wednesday through Brewster Ranch after it was burned by the High Park fire.


Nick Franklin of New Zealand performs a demo jump Wednesday in front of the Blue Mosque to announce the third stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour.


Treasure Valley Community College's Evan Miller rides Wrangler Valley in the bareback event Wednesday at the College National Finals Rodeo.


Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar intercepted by border authorities trying to cross the Naf River into Bangladesh sit on a boat before being sent back to Myanmar. Bangladesh has turned back more than 1,500 refugees fleeing religious violence in recent days, officials said. Fighting between majority Rakhine Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is posing a serious challenge for the national government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anurup Titu / Associated Press

Tears fill a woman's eyes at a candlelight vigil to mourn Chinese labor activist Li Wangyang, who was found hanged to death under suspicious circumstances in a hospital in Hunan province on Wednesday. Li, 62, led workers in sympathy protests during the student demonstrations at Tiananmen Squre in Beijing in 1989 and served more than two decades in prison. Relatives and supporters refused to accept the official explanation that Li hanged himself.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Yu / Associated Press

JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon arrives at a Capitol Hill hearing room to testify before the Senate Banking Committee about his company's $2 billion in recent stock market losses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Jerry Sandusky arrives at the courthouse for the third day of his child sexual abuse trial.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nabil K. Mark / Centre Daily Times

A pack of cyclists seems to be pedaling upstream while passing a pair of spectators in an inflatable boat during the rainy fifth stage of the 76th annual Tour of Switzerland race.


Firecrackers explode on the streets of Warsaw, which was marred by clashes between fans of Poland and Russia both before and after their two national teams met in the preliminary round of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament Tuesday. Police arrested a total of 184 people, mostly Polish fans. On the field, the teams played to a 1-1 tie.


Danish fans get their game faces on at a rally before Denmark met Portugal in the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markiian Lyseiko / EPA

Tiger Woods walks the ninth hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Gay / Associated Press

Pedestrians walking near the Colosseum at night are a blur in a slow-shutter exposure.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessia Pierdomenico / Bloomberg

Spanish miners, their relatives and residents rally to protest government cuts in subsidies to the mining industry.


Rescued Indian child laborers sit inside a tram for the city ride in Calcutta. A nongovernment organization organized the ride for a few rescued child laborers to observe the World Day Against Child Labor.


Muslim women and children from villages gather before being relocated to secure areas in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine state in western Myanmar, where sectarian violence is ongoing. Gunshots rang out and residents fled blazing homes in western Myanmar as security forces struggled to contain deadly ethnic and religious violence that has killed at least a dozen people and forced thousands to flee.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khin Maung Win / Associated Press

Myanmar policemen walk toward burning buildings in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine state in western Myanmar, where sectarian violence is ongoing. Gunshots rang out and residents fled blazing homes in western Myanmar as security forces struggled to contain deadly ethnic and religious violence that has killed at least a dozen people and forced thousands to flee.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khin Maung Win / Associated Press

Kings players Drew Doughty, left, Jonathan Quick and Colin Fraser celebrate winning the Stanley Cup at the end of the game against the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Ukrainian forward Andriy Voronin, right, vies with Swedish defender Andreas Granqvist during the Euro 2012 championships football match Ukraine vs. Sweden on Monday at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.


An Indian firefighter attempts to extinguish flames at the Khanna Paper Mill on the outskirts of Amritsar. No casualties were reported in the blaze.


An elderly woman holds a white umbrella as a symbol of protest, as she walks past a line of police officers after a massive opposition rally in central Moscow. Tens of thousands of Russians flooded Moscow's tree-lined boulevards in the first massive protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule since his inauguration, as investigators sought to raise the heat on the opposition by summoning some of its leaders for questioning just an hour before the march.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated Press

Miners launch handmade rockets at riot police officers, unseen, during clashes following a demonstration after blocking a motorway in Campomanes, Spain. Strikes, road blockades and mine sit-ins continue as 8,000 mineworkers at more than 40 coal mines in northern Spain continue their protests against government action to cut coal subsidies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated Press

A Sikorsky S-64 Aircrane firefighting helicopter drops water on a hotspot burning close to some homes near Horsetooth Reservoir on Monday in Colorado. The High Park Fire in Larimer County has burned almost 37,000 acres and damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures. There is no containment of the fire, which is burning in the mountains about 15 miles west of Fort Collins.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marc Piscotty / Getty Images

A macaque monkey with its baby hangs upside down as they drink water from a pond at the Swayambhunath Stupa area in Kathmandu. The Stupa, west of the city, is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal.


Soldiers from the Philippines Marines Drum and Bugle Corps rehearse a performance for upcoming Independence Day celebrations in Manila. The Philippines will mark its 114th Independence Day on Tuesday to remember the country's declaration of freedom from Spanish rule in 1898.


Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his victory with friends and family after the men's singles final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during Day 16 of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthew Stockman / Getty Images

A firefighter uses a circular saw to cut open a cage as a man identified as David Bronner protests from inside the case on a street near the White House in Washington, D.C. Bronner was detained by police as he was protesting against U.S. federal policy that prevents farmers from growing industrial hemp.


England's fans wearing masks of Queen Elizabeth II wait prior to the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between France and England in Donetsk, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press

This photo shows Simone Noel scooping up her miniature dachshund Daisy, who is dressed to show support for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, during the outdoor dog festival Woofstock in Toronto on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michelle Siu / The Canadian Press

The U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps performs during a celebration of the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army on the grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate in Mount Vernon, Va. The Continental Army was founded on June 14, 1775, in response to the colonies' revolt against British rule in the Americas and was led by Commander-in-chief George Washington.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Wilson / Getty Images North America

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky walks into the Centre County Courthouse before the first day of his child sex abuse trial begins in Bellefonte, Penn. Sandusky is charged with 52 criminal counts of alleged sexual abuse of children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Smith / Getty Images

A Pakistani man climbs on the wreckage of a passenger bus destroyed by a bomb near Dreengar town in Mastung district. A motorbike bomb exploded near a passenger bus in the insurgency-hit southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, killing three passengers and wounding 12 others, officials said.


A protester attacks a commercial unit during a protest in downtown Montreal on Sunday. Police arrested dozens of protesters before Sunday's Grand Prix, as students rallying for months over tuition hikes used the Formula One event to highlight their plight.


Supporters of Bangladesh's 18-party opposition alliance have a mass rally in Dhaka. The opposition led by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is demanding that the government restore a caretaker government system to oversee the next general elections slated to be held in 2014.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Zia Islam / Associated Press

Costumed revelers make their way to Lisbon's Avenue of Liberty for a parade celebrating the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, the city's patron saint.


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This week,  Egyptians gather to protest the Supreme Constitutional Court ruling that the Islamist-led parliament must be immediately dissolved and its decision to allow Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, to run for president.

On the European continent, Spanish coal miners run away from tear gas launched by riot police after clashes break out during a nationwide strike over subsidy reductions, tennis player Rafael Nadal leaps into the stands to celebrate his French Open victory with friends and family in Paris, and the Dalai Lama takes part in a weeklong tour of Britain.

In Malaysia, Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya Muslims protest outside the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Rohingya living in Malaysia protested against the deadly religious riots in Myanmar’s Arakan state and demanded United Nations’ intervention to restore peace following clashes between Buddhist Rakhine and the Muslim Rohingya that have left dozens dead and more than 30,000 displaced.

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