June 11, 2014

    Published June 11, 2014


    Kashmiri farmers work in paddy fields at Bandipora, north of Srinagar, India.


    Peruvian shamans perform a ritual while holding the official ball for the 2014 World Cup and a poster of Portugal's soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo at the National Stadium in Lima, June 10, 2014.


    A hot air balloon in the likeness of Brazil’s Christ The Redeemer statute, wearing the colors of Australia's soccer team floats over the Melbourne skyline, June 10, 2014. (photo provided by sportsbet.com.au)


    A hot air balloon in the likeness of Brazil’s Christ The Redeemer statute, wearing the colors of Australia's soccer team floats through clouds over the Melbourne skyline, June 10, 2014. (photo released by sportsbet.com.au)


    Traditional London black cabs line up along The Mall as taxi drivers block the street to protest over new technology they say endangers passengers, in London. The strike action by taxi drivers hit many European cities sparked by fears about the growing upheaval in the travel and transport industry, largely due to digital technologies.


    The Egyptian desert meets the Red Sea on a cloudless afternoon in this photo tweeted by first-time astronaut Reid Wiseman. Wiseman is one of six men living aboard the International Space Station.


    An operator of a swinging boat clings on the amusement ride at the annual Jakarta Fair held to celebrate the 487th anniversary of the capital city, in Jakarta, Indonesia.


    Supporters attend a candlelight vigil after a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, USA, June 10, 2014. A gunman walked into the Oregon high school gym with a rifle and killed a student before he was found dead in a bathroom stall.


    U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, right, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, hugs Neema Namadamu of the Democratic Republic of Congo at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London.


    A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier adjusts a hat of a member of a guard of honor as they prepare for a welcome ceremony for visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi held outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.


    A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah attends the last day of the election campaigns in Kabaul.


    People visit "The Gateway to Hell," a huge burning gas crater in the heart of Turkmenistan's Karakum desert. The fiery pit was the result of a simple miscalculation by Soviet scientists in 1971 after their boring equipment suddenly drilled through into an underground cavern and a deep sinkhole formed. Fearing that the crater would emit poisonous gases, the scientists took the decision to set it alight, thinking that the gas would burn out quickly and this would cause the flames to go out. But the flames have not gone out in more than 40 years, in a potent symbol of the vast gas reserves of Turkmenistan, which are believed to be the fourth largest in the world.


    Gaming enthusiasts watch a Nintendo Super Smash Bros. invitational tournament at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California, June 10, 2014.

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