Revelers gather amid the monolithic stones of Stonehenge on Thursday evening, the eve of the summer solstice. Thousands of people come to the 5,000-year-old stone circle every year to witness the sunrise on the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
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People celebrate sunrise on the summer solstice amid the astronomical markers that fill the rocky crest of the megalithic observatory of Kokino. The ancient observatory dates back more than 4,000 years.
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Miami Heat players and coaches hold the O'Brien Trophy aloft after winning their second consecutive NBA championship Thursday night by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Fans celebrate in the streets after the Miami Heat won the NBA title against the San Antonio Spurs.
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Pro-choice demonstrator Ross Ribaudo holds signs outside Hoag Hospital to protest the hospital's decision to stop performing elective abortions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton can't make the catch on Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager's fourth hit of the game in the eighth inning at Angels Stadium on Thursday night. The Angels, after trailing 8-1, rallied for a 10-9 victory.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
Protesters wave flags on Paulista Avenue where crowds gathered to celebrate the reversal of a fare hike on public transportation in Sao Paulo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nelson Antoine / Associated PressLink
Brazilians participating in a national protest against corruption and rising prices block a street outside the stadium in Salvador where Nigeria played Uruguay on Thursday in a FIFA Confederations Cup match.
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A pair of boaters float down a canal near the village of Raddusch in the touristic Spreewald region, a nature preserve known for its unspoiled inland delta and network of waterways.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A dog wearing sunglasses sits on a scooter near Taksim Square in Istanbul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated PressLink
A Balinese girl performs a traditional dance during the 35th Bali Art Festival in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Border police use a rope to help stranded pilgrims cross a flooded river in northern India, where hundreds have been killed by monsoon-driven flooding and landslides. The pilgrims were headed to Kedarnath, one of the holiest Hindu temples, in Uttarakhand, but it was under water.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Pedestrians in Singapore's central business district wear face masks in response to heavy smog that has blanketed the city-state from forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Munshi Ahmed / BloombergLink
A backhoe loader methodically destroys elephant tusks that had been seized from illegal shipments since 2009 and kept in storage at the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPALink
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