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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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KERIM OKTEN / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT ATANASOVSKI / AFP/Getty Images

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 Images

Fans celebrate in the streets after the Miami Heat won the NBA title against the San Antonio Spurs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

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 Times

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 Times

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 Press

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN BARRETO / AFP/Getty Images

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 Images

A dog wearing sunglasses sits on a scooter near Taksim Square in Istanbul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated Press

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 Images

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 Press

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 / Bloomberg

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 / EPA

Walter Lee Williams, a former professor at USC, arrives at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday after being extradited from Mexico. He faces charges of sex crimes against children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Pallbearers carry the caskets of Marcela Franco, right, and her father Carlos Franco, left, following a funeral Mass for both at Saint Monica's Catholic Church. The Francos were among five people killed during a gunman's rampage on June 7.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Michael Rodney Kane (seated in a wheelchair behind the door) makes an appearance in a Van Nuys courtroom, where he was charged with one count of murder in his wife's stabbing death. Kane, an elementary school teacher, pleaded not guilty.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Police officers Quincy Mirage, left, and Robert Morales train with other members of the LAPD's boxing team for a charity boxing match. The event will pit the LAPD against boxers from Southern California fire departments and other law enforcement agencies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Street performers take a break along Hollywood Boulevard outside the Hollywood and Highland complex. Many performers expressed dismay at the stabbing death of a woman near the complex; three men were in custody in the slaying.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

With his guitar strapped to his back, Giovani Veramendi checks out the Anaheim and Chula Vista police department booths at a job fair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

An appearance by David Beckham turned calamitous after fans stormed through a gate and a police line to catch a glimpse of the soccer superstar. At least seven people were injured in the stampede.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP

Jockeys and their bulls participate in an annual race about 50 miles south of Calcutta. The traditional race in muddy rice fields is organized by farmers to celebrate a good harvest season.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPA

Parks employee Olen Nails cools off under a stream of water.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Weber / The Commercial Appeal

The Airbus A380 performs a demonstration flight during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated Press

In this photograph from the Indian Ministry of Defense, the freighter MV Mol Comfort is seen adrift about 200 miles off the Yemen coast after its hull broke into two pieces. The freighter, carrying a crew of 14 Filipinos and 12 Russians, was heading to Singapore from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, when it cracked apart after encountering stormy seas. The crew members were rescued, and efforts are underway to salvage the thousands of containers aboard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFP

An Afghan refugee family climbs onto a truck at a United Nations camp. Scarred by decades of war, social problems and poverty, millions of Afghans still live as refugees, mainly in neighboring Iran and Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFP

Palestinian youths march during a military-style exercise run by Hamas during a scouting summer camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adel Hana / Associated Press

A military police officers fires tear gas to disperse protesters near Rio de Janeiro during protests against an increase in public transportation fares.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

Students invade a subway station during a protest against an increase in public transportation fares.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EVARISTO SA / AFP

The Philippines has a trash problem, as seen at this dump site. In an attempt to fix the problem -- which exacerbates flooding -- Manila has now banned disposable plastic shopping bags and foam food containers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP

President Obama walks off the stage after making his speech at the landmark Brandenburg Gate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty Images

The crowd listens to President Obama deliver a speech at the Brandenburg Gate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Sohn / Associated Press

A protester with "Yes we scan" written on her forehead makes a point about U.S. monitoring of telephone and Internet activity.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONNY HARTMANN / AFP/Getty Images

Members of The Tootsie Rolls, a retro girl band, pose for pictures during the second day of Royal Ascot. The five-day horse-racing meeting is one of the highlights of England's sporting (and fashion) calendar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP/Getty Images

A model shows off a ... well, a new look at the spring/summer 2014 "London Collections: Men" fashion event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW COWIE / AFP/Getty Images

A globe of 35 tons of garbage sits in the center of the city as part of an anti-littering campaign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty Images

An aerial view of the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated Press

People approach a collapsed road in southwestern France after heavy flooding destroyed it. French rescue services and police in the Roman Catholic shrine town of Lourdes are evacuating hundreds of pilgrims from hotels threatened by flooding.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Edme / Associated Press

Students Salma Perez, center, and Steven Carrillo cry after the the L.A. school board decided to reject the renewal bid of the Anahuacalmecac charter school, which specializes in Nahuatl language and culture. School principle Marcos Aguilar, dressed in an Aztec costume, announced their decision.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Ariel Castro, center, enters a courtroom with his defense attorneys, Craig Weintraub, left, and Jaye Schlachet, for a pretrial hearing. Castro is accused of kidnapping three women and holding them in his home for about a decade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON MILLER / Associated Press

A car damaged in an accident sits in a street in the East Village. Fire authorities say eight people were injured, several of them seriously, after the car jumped a curb and slammed into a 24-hour grocery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seth Wenig / Associated Press

Afghan security forces carry an injured alleged Taliban fighter following a clash with Afghan police. Four militants were killed and two others injured in the incident.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA / AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi anti-terrorism special forces in camouflage gear prepare for a training exercise at the Baghdad airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hadi Mizban / Associated Press

Demonstrators face the Ataturk Cultural Center during a silent protest at Taksim Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Burak Kara / Getty Images

Indonesian protesters with painted faces carry plastic containers bearing slogans against higher fuel prices.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAST IRHAM / EPA

Zita, a liger -- half-lioness, half-tiger -- walks with her month-old cub at the Novosibirsk Zoo. The cub's father is a lion, so breedwise, the cub is considered to be a liliger.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ilnar Salakhiev / Associated Press

An LAPD officer investigates the scene of a single-vehicle accident in Hancock Park, where a motorist was killed when his vehicle crashed into a tree and caught fire Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Laura Rossi pushes her son Alexander, 3, to the playground area in the newly opened South Spring Park on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles. The park, about an acre in size, replaces an asphalt parking lot.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

TV presenter and conservationist Anneka Tanaka-Svenska wears a hat designed by Louis Mariette during the first day of Royal Ascot The five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711 and tradition is a hallmark of the meeting. Top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course while a procession of horse-drawn carriages brings the queen to the course.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP

Even mannequins need protection from the rain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

A girl arranges dolls used to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the a floor in a public call in Lingen where an attempt to set a new record of 600 students performing CPR simultaneously was planned Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRISO GENTSCH / DPA

A rainbow appears over the Chicago skyline after a brief rain shower Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Eisen / Associated Press

Hot air balloons fly across the Qiongzhou Strait during the H1 China Hot Air Balloon Challenge on Tusday. Fifteen balloons flew over the strait in 2 1/2 hours and succeeded in landing on Leizhou Peninsula in Hai'an.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP

A protester is drenched with pepper spray by a military police officer as rallies again a bus fare hike and police violence continued in Brazil, raising questions about the country's ability to provide security during big events like the current Confederations Cup soccer tournament and a visit by Pope Francis next month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press

Police move in to arrest Brazilian students protesting at the National Congress.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EVARISTO SA / AFP

Louisville shortstop Sutton Whiting dives in vain for a two-RBI single hit by Oregon State's Max Gordon in the fourth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game. Oregon State won, 11-4, to eliminate Louisville.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Francis / Associated Press

A boy tosses a goat onto the bank of the Buriganga River as their boat lands in Dhaka.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

A man kayaks past a partly submerged bus after flooding sparked by torrential monsoon rain submerged much of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

An idol of the Hindu Lord Shiva ia engulfed in muddy water after torrential monsoon rains forced the Ganges River from its banks. The rains in northern India have led to flash floods and landslides as the death toll continues to climb and more than 1,000 pilgrims bound for Himalayan shrines remain stranded.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

Demonstrators from the "IF campaign" wearing masks depicting G8 leaders protest against tax avoidance during the G8 Summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERTRAND LANGLOIS / AFP/Getty Images

Police counter-sniper armed units scan an area as President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron visit the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School ahead of the official start of the G8 summit at the nearby Lough Erne resort.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty Images

An Oxfam worker places roses among rows of gravestones in Belfast, Northern Ireland, symbolizing the 93,00 people killed in Syria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Anaheim Angels catcher Chris Iannetta collides with first baseman Brendan Harris, who drops a foul ball hit by Yankees Jayson Nix for an error in the second inning. The Angels lost the game 6-5 at Angel Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

English bulldog Tyson takes a sip of water from a fountain in Frankfurt am Main as temperatures reach up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit in western parts of the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK RUMPENHORST / AFP/Getty Images

A young man splashes water on himself in Castello Square Fountain in downtown Milan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL DAL ZENNARO / EPA

Indian people look at a collapsed road and the flooded river in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Heavy rains lashed parts of north India, resulting in the deaths of at least 26 people, as the annual monsoon covered the country nearly two weeks ahead of schedule, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

Ticious Tinyiko, a resident of Diepsloot, gets a haircut during the public holiday following Youth Day in Johannesburg, South Africa. A densely populated settlement made up of government-subsidized housing, brick houses and shacks, Diepsloot is home to many immigrants from Zimbabwe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Indonesia police officers extinguish burning tires during a protest outside the parliament building in Jakarta. Thousand of students and workers staged a protest against the Indonesian government's plan to raise the price of subsidized fuel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAST IRHAM / EPA

Indonesian workers shout slogans during a protest outside the parliament building in Jakarta. Thousand of students and workers staged a protest against the Indonesian government's plan to raise the price of subsidized fuel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAST IRHAM / EPA

Two swimmers walk on a beach covered in seaweed in the coastal city of Qingdao.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WU HONG / EPA

Nomadic people wearing traditional clothing demonstrate how to build a Ger near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tomohiro Ohsumi / Bloomberg

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Revelers gather to celebrate the summer solstice amid the monolithic stones at Stonehenge in England this week. Thousands annually meet at the 5,000-year-old stone circle to witness the sunrise on the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

What started out as street protests against a 10-cent hike in bus fares in Brazil has exploded into more than a quarter of a million people taking to the streets in 12 state capitals to demand a smorgasbord of changes in government, including, but hardly limited to, lower public transit fares. More photos

“So long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not truly safe,” President Obama told a large crowd outside the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin this week. The president’s speech, delivered under a blistering afternoon sun in the city where President Kennedy gave his “Ich bin ein Berliner” (“I am a Berliner”) speech 50 years ago,  marked Obama’s return to a conversation about disarmament. Obama’s visit to Germany followed the G8 summit in Northern Ireland , where world leaders gathered to discuss numerous topics, including the ongoing situation in Syria.

Walter Lee Williams, a former USC professor who was arrested in Mexico after being indicted in the U.S. for sex crimes against children, is brought back to Los Angeles to face charges, leading off Thursday’s edition of Pictures in the News. Williams was added to the FBI’s 10-most-wanted fugitives list this week, arrested a day later in the Caribbean town of Playa del Carmen, and escorted by law enforcement authorities  off a plane Wednesday night at Los Angeles International Airport. Story

In Hollywood, costumed street performers take a break, but not all is well in the epicenter of make-believe;  a woman was stabbed to death,  reportedly after taking a photo of panhandlers. Story

In Miami, fans were celebrating until the sun came up after the Miami Heat won the NBA title against the San Antonio Spurs. And in Shanghai, soccer superstar David Beckham makes an appearance a university, and at least seven people are injured during the stampede to see him.

– Marc Martin  @latpix

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