L.A. Kings captain Dustin Brown hands the Stanley Cup over to teammate Anze Kopitar as they celebrate winning the Stanley Cup championship with a parade and rally at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
U.S. soccer fans celebrate outside Das Dunas Stadium in Natal, Brazil, on Monday after their team beat Ghana, 2-1, in its first match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. German-born U.S. defender John Brooks came off the bench to stun Ghana with what turned out to be the deciding goal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFPLink
Pakistani rangers stand guard as suspected militants in hoods are shown to the media following a search operation in Karachi on Tuesday. The Pakistani Taliban warned foreign firms to leave the country and vowed retaliatory strikes against the government after thousands of troops launched a long-awaited offensive in a troubled tribal district. The statement came as Pakistan's major cities braced for a backlash by deploying thousands of soldiers and paramilitaries while placing hospitals on high alert for incoming casualties. The offensive on North Waziristan, a stronghold of Taliban and Al Qaeda militants, was launched after a brazen insurgent attack on Pakistan's main airport in Karachi last week which left dozens dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFPLink
A horse-racing enthusiast shows off her butterfly hat on the opening day of Royal Ascot in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPALink
A photo taken from atop a grain elevator shows a tornado approaching Pilger, Neb. A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through northeast Nebraska, crumpling grain bins and flattening dozens of homes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mitch Schweers / Associated PressLink
A shadow of Gabriela Ovid's brother, Vasile, from Romania, is cast on the cracked wall of a house as he waits for Spanish police to arrive to evict them in Madrid. Vasile has lived for over a year with Gabriela, her husband and their four children in a Barclays bank property without running water or sewer service and share the property with another family. Members of the Victims' Mortgage Platform (PAH) tried to stop the eviction as the family has no other housing alternative.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andres Kudacki / Associated PressLink
Palestinian children play on a wood log outside their house in Gaza City on the Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFPLink
Families arrive in Bannu after fleeing their villages in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan. Pakistani jets pounded targets in the country's northwest on Monday as the military suffered its first casualties in a major offensive designed to root out safe havens in the volatile region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: B.K. Bangash / Associated PressLink
An Indian youth jumps into Arabian Sea near the Haji Ali mosque in Mumbai. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared the start of the monsoon season, predicting below-average rainfall. The monsoon season, which runs from June to September, accounts for about 80% of India's annual rainfall, vital for a farm economy which lacks adequate irrigation facilities.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFPLink
A recently born poison-dart frog sits on the end of a pencil at the London Aquarium. An endangered species, it's the first to be born at the aquarium, following a successful breeding program.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW COWIE / AFPLink
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