Fans celebrate on the streets after the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Boston to win the Stanley Cup.
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The plane carrying the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks is welcomed with water cannons after arriving at O'Hare International Airport.
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Members of the Indo-Tibetan border police rescue stranded people with the help of mountaineering ropes and ladders in northern Uttarakhand state. Indian officials stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of disease in the northern Himalayan region devastated by landslides and flash floods as rains hampered the rescue of thousands still stranded.
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Indians protect themselves with umbrellas during high tide. The monsoon rains which usually hit India from June to September are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated PressLink
Lightning strikes the Pacific Ocean on Panama Bay.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFPLink
The Brandenburg Gate is seen in raindrops covering a car window.
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Two Tengananese men fight each other using thorny pandanus leaves. Every year Tengananese people on the island of Bali celebrate a monthlong ceremony called Usabha Sambah to demonstrate respect to Indra, the Hindu god of war.
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A security guard tackles to the ground a Femen activist as she tried along with two other feminist activists to stop the car of the Tunisian prime minister from leaving the EU commission building after his working session with European Commission president. The European Commission urged Tunisia to reform criminal laws from its previous authoritarian regime as three topless feminist activists staged a protest by jumping on visiting Prime Minister Ali Larayedh's car. Larayedh was visiting on the eve of an appeals hearing for three European activists from the feminist group Femen who were sentenced to four months in prison for baring their breasts in Tunis in a protest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GEORGES GOBET / AFPLink
Afghan security officials and Polish soldiers of NATO's International Security Assistance Force inspect the site of a roadside bomb blast targeting a Polish armored vehicle. Reports state that one person was injured in this roadside blast.
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A Muslim Shiite woman carries a candle near the shrine of Imam Abbas, one of Shiite Islam's most revered figures, during the Shaabaniya ceremony commemorating the birth of Imam al-Mahdi, the 12th holiest figure for Shiite Muslims. The Imam al-Mahdi is the 12th Imam, who disappeared in the 9th century and Shiites believe that he will appear before the end of time to establish justice and true Islam in the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFPLink
A Los Angeles police officer stops traffic at a roadblock as the LAPD searched for a gunman who opened fire on two detectives outside the Wilshire Division.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Yolonde Tassin, mother of Christine Darlene Calderon, at the site on Hollywood Boulevard where Calderon was fatally stabbed last week. "I just want people to know that Christine was a good person," Tassin said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
Oscar Eagle, 70, glides past some of the murals he helped organize in 1973 that decorate the homes in Estrada Courts located at Olympic Boulevard and Lorena Street in Boyle Heights Some of the murals painted 40 years ago have been repainted in an effort to preserve them. Since 2002 the city has banned all mural painting on private buildings. Now, after years of lawsuits and negotiations, the ban is likely to be lifted if the City Council passes a new mural ordinance Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
City Councilman Tom LaBonge, second from left, surrounded by John Szabo, left, Johathan Pitre, right, and Eloisa Sarao, second from right, unveils a historic library monument built in 1926. LaBonge recently discovered it neglected in a city storage yard. It once stood outside the central library in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles TimesLink
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