Pictures in the News | June 6, 2014

Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in France, where D-day ceremonies this year mark the 70th anniversary since the launch of Operation Overlord, a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually leading to the liberation of occupied France and the end of the war against Nazi Germany. More photos

Elmont, N.Y.: Assistant trainer Alan Sherman leads Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome with exercise rider Willie Delgado back to the barn after a morning workout in preparation for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

Sao Paulo, Brazil: Commuter train operators went on strike, putting at risk the only means that most soccer fans will have to reach Itaquerao stadium ahead of next week’s World Cup.

Tuam, Ireland: An engineer uses ground-penetrating radar on the site of a mass grave of up to 800 children on the site of the former Mother and Baby home.

Add stops in Seattle, Spain, Germany, India and the Philippines to round out the report.