June 14, 2013

    Published June 14, 2013


    Bishop Abraham Sibiya, 3rd right, and other representatives of churches pray for the health of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa.


    Protesters hold hands to isolate an area for others to attend prayers in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey. Protests over past two weeks and occupation of a central Istanbul park have become a flashpoint for the largest political crisis of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 10-year rule.


    Iranian women wait in line at a polling station to vote during presidential elections in Qom, 125 kilometers (78 miles) south of the capital Tehran, Iran.


    Members of the Homeless Workers' Movement (MTST) protest against the Confederations Cup being held in Brazil, amidst burning tires in front of the National Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia. Japan will play the opening match of the tournament against Brazil on June 15.


    A dam made of sandbags is flooded at a road between Wulkau and Kamern, Germany. The Elbe, the Danube and other rivers overflowed their banks following persistent heavy rain, causing extensive damage over the past two weeks in southern and northeastern Germany.


    A young resident holds a placard while observing the six-month anniversary of the Newtown massacre outside the town hall in Newtown, Connecticut.


    Indian men cover themselves with a plastic sheet as it rains in New Delhi, India. The monsoon rains which usually hit India from June to September are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people.


    A woman sits next to a large plastic shrimp at a cafe on Brighton Beach in Brighton, southern England.


    Fans react during the Download music festival in Castle Donington, central England.


    South Korean Taekwondo experts perform martial arts during an event for tourists at Gwanghwamoon square in Seoul.


    An artist works on a tattoo during a local tattoo festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.


    Plant-growing lights shine on the lawn of the Maracana stadium ahead of the soccer Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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