Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in New York, where members of the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps of Washington, D.C., perform during the reopening ceremony of the Statue of Liberty, which was closed for eight months due to Super-storm Sandy. Other Fourth of July celebrations included the annual Huntington Beach Parade; a fireworks and light show at Grand Park near City Hall in downtown Los Angeles; and a fireworks ceremony to honor the 19 fallen firefighters in the Yarnell fire near Prescott, Ariz.
Elsewhere, there is more turmoil in Egypt, where supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi evacuate a man who was shot during a gun battle outside the Cairo headquarters of the Republican Guard. More photos
On the sports front, Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina reacts during his men’s singles semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon; and there’s game action during the Beach Volleyball World Championships 2013 in Poland.
Elsewhere, PETA activists stand in coffins that represent the 48 bulls that will be killed during the San Fermin festivities in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona during an anti-bullfighting protest; protesting municipal workers argue with the riot police outside the Administrative Reform ministry in Greece; Indian children light candles to pay tribute to the people who lost their lives in the flood affected Uttrakhand state, at an orphanage in Bhopal.