A neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, reels after a Tuesday barrel-bomb attack that was reported to have been carried out by government forces on the same day that a presidential election began. The reelection of Bashar al Assad is believed to be a foregone conclusion in circumstances widely criticized by the international community.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARAA AL-HALABI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Tuesday and Wednesday are the anniversary of the 1989 events in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, when tanks and armored personnel carriers rolled into throngs of protesters. China allows no discussion of that event, so it's just another day on Tuesday as People's Liberation Army soldiers assemble for an honor guard performance outside the Great Hall of the People near the square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated PressLink
Ukrainian troops on Tuesday launched an offensive against pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern city of Slovyansk and advanced through the city's outskirts, the nation's interior minister said. In an underground bomb shelter during air raids, a television crew records a woman holding a cross and crying.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated PressLink
The investigation continues into the 2007 disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, then 3 years old, after she vanished from her family's holiday apartment in the Algarve village of Praia da Luz, Portugal, while her parents were at a nearby restaurant. A British police team on Tuesday searched scrub land near the apartment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUIS FORRA / EPALink
Ahead of a June 4-5 G7 meeting in Brussels, demonstrators wearing masks of G7 leaders convey their belief that member countries are hooked on dirty energy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THIERRY CHARLIER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
June 6, 2014, is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, when the allied countries launched an attack on German forces in Normandy, France. La Cambe, a German war cemetery near Bayeux, holds more the 21,000 German soldiers who died in the campaign.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Win McNamee / Getty ImagesLink
At Paris' Pantheon -- the final resting place for 72 renowned French citizens -- street artist and photographer JR poses with a massive collage he created. The images were taken when a mobile photo booth visited eight major monuments in France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated PressLink
In Barcelona, Spain, a mother of three, whose eviction was postponed, celebrates with members of anti-eviction organization the Platform of People Affected by Mortgage. The group wants government reforms that would end evictions, allow insolvent homeowners to write off debts by surrendering their homes and transform repossessed flats owned by banks into social housing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: QUIQUE GARCIA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Public expenditure on the FIFA World Cup is the focus of a public-art demonstration at the Explanada dos Ministerios in Brasilia, Brazil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDILSON RODRIGUES / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A child plays among panda sculptures at an installation in Shanghai that calls for environmental protection.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WU HONG / EPALink
At Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Ride On Curlin rears up during a hot walk with trainer "Bronco" Billy Gowan after a workout on Tuesday. The horse will be one of several challengers looking to spoil California Chrome's bid at a Triple Crown when they race in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julie Jacobson / Associated PressLink
Jordy Smith of South Africa is shown during Round 1 of the Fiji Pro surfing event in Tavarua, Fiji, on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEVE ROBERTSON / EPALink
Circus performer Bello Nock sits suspended on a high wire above New York City's Times Square on Tuesday. He planned to spend eight hours there -- one of several stunts planned for this summer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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