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Pictures in the News | June 18, 2012

Monday’s “Pictures in the News” begins in Egypt, where supporters of  Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi celebrate in Tahrir square after the Brotherhood claimed victory in the presidential vote. The group reported on its website that its candidate, Mohamed Morsi won 52% of the vote in weekend elections, with 95% of ballots at polling stations counted.

In Brazil, Sugarloaf Mountain is silhouetted against the early-morning skies as the sun begins to rise in Rio de Janeiro, the host city for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The Earth summit runs through Friday, with the final days of high-profile talks among some 130 top leaders from nations around the globe.

Conflict in the Middle East, where an Israeli soldier directs a tank maneuvering near the border between Israel and Egypt. Unidentified militants crossed from Egypt’s turbulent Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel on Monday, opening light arms and anti-tank fire on civilians building a security fence meant to fortify the porous border, defense officials said. One of the Israeli workers was killed, and two militants were gunned down by troops responding to the attack

Elsewhere,  a Croatian soccer fan cheers for his team in the old town of Gdansk, Poland;  35 Filipino Catholic couples take part in a mass wedding ceremony at a university chapel in Manila; and Indians collect water from a government tanker at a slum in New Delhi as an unprecedented water crisis loomed large over the national capital.

Add stops in Spain, Nepal, Scotland and Nepal to round out the report.