An Indian Muslim father holds the hands of his daughter in his palms and prays before breaking fast on the first day of Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi, India. During this holy month, Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated PressLink
KHAZAIR, Iraq — Bottled water is prepared for distribution during a dust storm at the Khazair displacement camp for those caught up in the fighting in and around Mosul. Khazair is now home to an estimated 1,500 refugees.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty Images EuropeLink
Children play with algae on a beach in Qingdao, in China's Shandong province, as another round of algae growth hits the waters off the city. Authorities in Qingdao has been dealing with huge growth of algae since 2008.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Displaced Iraqis run behind a truck as they scramble for meals to break their fast on the first day of Ramadan at a refugee camp for Iraqis who fled from Mosul and other towns.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated PressLink
GLASTONBURY, England — Litter pickers clear the area in front of the main Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm near Glastonbury. Festival goers were leaving the Somerset dairy that plays host to the Gastonbury Festival, one of the largest music fests in the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images EuropeLink
KATMANDU, Nepal — A Nepalese woman carries paddy saplings before replanting them at a rice field in Chunnikhel. The beginning of paddy cultivation in this Himalayan nation has been delayed with the late arrival of monsoon rains.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
FLINT, Mich. — Commuters wait for their buses in the Mass Transportation Authority station in downtown Flint.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie McLean / The Flint JournalLink
ATHENS — A man is lighted by the setting sun in a covered walkway in central Athens. After a six-year recession lopped a quarter off the economy, Greece is expected to return to modest growth by the end of this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Karadjias / Associated PressLink
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Pictures in the News | June 30, 2014
In Monday’s Pictures in the News, an Indian Muslim father holds the hands of his daughter in his palms and prays before breaking fast on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi, India. During this month, the world’s estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset.
Khazair, Iraq: Bottled water is prepared for distribution during a dust storm at the Khazair displacement camp for those caught up in the fighting in and around the city of Mosul, Iraq. Khazair is now home to an estimated 1,500 “internally displaced persons” (IDPs), with the number rising daily. Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul since it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP camps around the region, including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region.
Qingdao, China: Children play with algae on a beach in China’s Shandong province as another round of algae growth hit the waters off the city. Authorities in Qingdao has been dealing with a huge growth of algae for seven years in a row, with the largest bloom — covering an area of 7,500 square miles — appearing in 2013.
And there’s more from England, Nepal, the United States and Greece.
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