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Mercedes Montano, a Mexican immigrant, prays during a 24-hour vigil calling on Congress to pass immigration reform outside of the federal building in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times

Rosie Melendez, 9, strikes a pose as she dives into a small pool in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles as triple-digit temperatures baked some parts of Southern California, which is bracing for a heat wave.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

The Dodgers' Yasiel Puig celebrates after his two-run single in the seventh inning to retake the lead in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

With his face painted in the colors of the national flag, South African Lesibana Kekana, 5, sits with his family and other well-wishers at the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / AFP/Getty Images

Pedestrians walk past a mural of former South African President Nelson Mandela in downtown Johannesburg. Mandela, who will be 95 next month, was rushed to the hospital three weeks ago with a recurrent lung disease.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFP/Getty Images

A festivalgoer awaits the performance of British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts 2013 in England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPA

The sculpture "Secretary" (1972) by Allen Jones is on view at an exhibition in eastern Germany that focuses on one of the main representatives and co-founders of British Pop art.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated Press

A skateboarder goes airborne during a Big Air practice session on Day 2 of the X-Games at Olympic Park in Munich, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alex Grimm / Getty Images

Young models present creations by Il Gufo during the Pitti Immagine Bimbo 77 fashion fair in Florence, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURIZIO DEGL'INNOCENTI / EPA

A gay couple in Russia kisses while a lesbian couple fills out an application form in St. Petersburg. The couples, among others, applied for same-sex marriage registration in vain, since there is no legal recognition of homosexual couples in Russia and same-sex marriages are not allowed. Meanwhile in the U.S., the Supreme Court took a major step toward legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANATOLY MALTSEV / EPA

A daredevil takes off in a flyboard in Porto-Vecchio on the French island of Corsica. The 100th edition of the Tour de France bicycle race kicks off on Saturday in Corsica -- its first time hosting the cycling event -- and runs until July 21 in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA / AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest in front of the Piratini government palace in downtown Porto Alegre, Brazil. The nationwide mass demonstrations, which began more than two weeks ago against a background of anemic economic growth and rising inflation, have coincided with the Confederations Cup -- a dry run for the 2014 World Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINICIUS COSTA / AFP/Getty Images

Pedestrians wear masks as smog engulfs the city of Beijing. Thick smog regularly envelops the Chinese capital, where on many days air quality is rated as "hazardous."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

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In Europe, the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts 2013 in England is underway;  a skateboarder goes airborne during a Big Air practice session on Day 2 of the X-Games at Olympic Park in Germany; gay couples in St. Petersburg apply for same-sex marriage registration in vain, since there is no legal recognition of homosexual couples in Russia and same-sex marriages are not allowed.

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