Parade participants dance beneath a giant rainbow flag on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood during Sunday's L.A. Pride Parade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
The crowd at L.A. Pride in West Hollywood dance to Jennifer Hudson as West Hollywood hosts one of the biggest LGBT celebrations in the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles TimesLink
Riot police stand guard during a demonstration by striking subway workers in São Paulo, Brazil. Metro's workers are demanding a 12.2% salary raise. The 5-day-old strike has already caused massive traffic jams in Brazil's largest city as its new stadium prepares to welcome more than 60,000 soccer fans for Thursday's Brazil-Croatia World Cup game.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A descendant of Comanche Indian soldiers prays on Utah Beach in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France. 14 Comanche code talkers landed on June 6,1944 in Utah Beach with the 4th U.S. Infantry Division. They used the Comanche language to transmit messages that could not be understood by the German occupiers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People take photos of a wooden panel covered in graffiti on the Pont des Arts bridge over the Seine river in Paris. Thousands of "locks of love" attached to the footbridge caused part of the railing to collapse, forcing an evacuation on Sunday, and temporarily replaced by a wooden board. Thousands of lovers from across the world visit the Pont des Arts every year and seal their love by attaching a lock carrying their names to its railing and throwing the key in the Seine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFPLink
A photo taken with an ultra-wide angle lens of two men jumping into the waters of the Ammersee lake in Utting, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARC MUELLER / EPALink
Thousands gather to watch as the image of the Virgin of El Rocio comes out of the sanctuary at Almonte in southern Spain.The Rocio Pilgrimage is one of the most important traditions in the region, attracting thousands from across Andalucia and the entire country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAUL CARO / EPALink
Israelis listen to live music during Israel's first Midburn festival, modeled after the popular Burning Man festival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, in the desert near the Israeli kibbutz of Sde Boker. Some 3,000 people set up a colorful encampment in the dusty moonscape, swinging from hoops by day and burning giant wooden sculptures by night.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated PressLink
Afghan security official stands guard near a burning NATO supply truck after a suicide bomb blast that targeted a police compound in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. One policeman was killed, another wounded and 25 cars were burned.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GHULAMULLAH HABIBI / EPALink
Indian army personnel and firefighters try to douse flames after a major fire broke out Monday in a scrap heap in Jammu, India. No casualties have been reported so far in the incident, according to officials.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAIPAL SINGH / EPALink
A Muslim bride takes part in a mass marriage ceremony in Bhopal, India, where more than 54 Muslim couples tied the nuptial knot. Some communities undertake the responsibility of arranging mass marriages for couples belonging to the financially weaker strata of society.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPALink
A total of 505 pregnant women practice yoga as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest prenatal yoga class, in Changsha, China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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