June 13, 2014

    Published June 13, 2014


    Smoke rises from a house deliberately set on fire, days after part of the ground it was resting on collapsed into Lake Whitney, Texas. Building crews set fire to the luxury lake house left dangling about 75 feet (23 meters) on a decaying cliff that has been giving way underneath the structure.


    Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi," right, talks to farmers as he makes a brief stop during a campaign rally in Banyumas, Central Java. Indonesia will hold its presidential poll on July 9. 


    Iraqi men who volunteered to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq stand on army trucks as they leave a recruiting center in the capital Baghdad. Iraqi forces clashed with militants advancing on the city of Baquba, just 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of Baghdad.


    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, center, and actress Angelina Jolie, right, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, attend their joint news conference at the conclusion of the of the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London.


    An armadillo called Norman, Germany's World Cup oracle, approaches the soccer ball representing Germany as he makes his prediction for the team's opening World Cup match against Portugal on June 16, at the zoo in the western city of Muenster.


    Police officers clash with the protesters breaking into the Legislative building during a demonstration in Hong Kong. Hundreds of villagers and students protested against the government on a development plan in the North Eastern New Territories.


    Mexican football fans cheer for their team during the Group A football match between Mexico and Cameroon at the Dunas Arena in Natal, Brazil, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


    Local citizens gather around a burning military vehicle at a site of a battle between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian fighters in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine.


    People perform "tai chi" during the launch ceremony of the 12th Handan International Tai Chi Conference in Handan, north China's Hebei province. Over 1,700 from around the world gathered to attend the conference.


    Afghan men lead donkeys loaded with ballot boxes and other election material to be transported to polling stations which are not accessible by road in Shutul, Panjshir province. The second round presidential election will be held on June 14.


    Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain takes a curve during the second free practice at the Catalunya Grand Prix in Montmelo, near Barcelona.


    A woman prays as workers prepare to remove lantern decorations after a period of celebrations of Buddha's birthday at the Chogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea.


    People watch fireworks explode above the Yenisei River in the town of Divnogorsk near Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The display was performed to mark Russia Day, the national holiday of the Russian Federation, also the Day of the Town.


    Kindergarten children practice at a Peking Opera class in Liaocheng, Shandong province, China.


    A picture shows the Chaine des Puys, a volcanic chain of 80 volcanoes over a distance of 32 km, with the Puy de Dome (top) and the Puy de Pariou (bottom) near Clermont-Ferrand. The World Heritage Committee will decide on June 21, 2014 whether the Chaine des Puys will be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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