June 11, 2013

    Published June 11, 2013


    China's astronauts from left, Wang Yaping, Zhang Xiaoguang and Nie Haisheng wave as they leave the Jiuquan satellite launch center near Jiuquan in western China's Gansu province. Three astronauts took flight aboard the spacecraft to the dock with China's Tiangong 1 space lab.


    Protesters react after an explosion on a barricade during clashes in Istanbul's Taksim square, Turkey.


    French Army soldiers of the 2nd Regiment of dragoons help a fellow soldier who fainted during a ceremony to pay tribute to late former French Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris.


    Afghans rush a wounded man to receive treatment after a suicide car bomber struck outside the Supreme Court in Kabul, Afghanistan. The suicide car bomber killed more than a dozen and wounded tens of people, police and health officials said.


    John Wargo, lead technician at NASA Glenn's Propulsion System Laboratory (PSL), performs an inspection on the inlet ducting, upstream of the Honeywell ALF 502 engine that was recently used for the NASA Engine Icing Validation test.


    Youths kick a gay rights activist during a protest against a proposed new law termed by the State Duma, the lower house of Parliament, as "against advocating the rejection of traditional family values" in central Moscow, Russia.


    A Free Syrian Army fighter shoots his weapon near Kindi hospital, which is under the control of forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad, as both sides fight to take control of the hospital in Aleppo.


    Amphibious assault vehicles approach Hat Yao beach in preparation for a joint amphibious assault exercise with the Royal Thai Navy as a part of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda S. Kitchner)


    A protester demonstrating against the upcoming G8 summit tries to evade a police officer in central London, June 11, 2013. Police in riot gear moved in on a building in London's Soho district where activists had planned an anti-G8 protest through the British capital, before next week's summit of world leaders in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.


    A flying sushi service tray known as the "itray", created using miniature remote-controlled helicopter rotor blades, is demonstrated at a "Yo! Sushi" restaurant in London, June 10, 2013.


    India's Ishant Sharma bowls during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between India and West Indies at The Oval in London.


    Kite boarders sail on Howe Sound in Squamish, British Columbia north of Vancouver, June 10, 2013.


    A Brazilian Munduruku native attends a rally in front of the headquarters of the National Indian Foundation in Brasilia. About 150 Mundurukus natives occupied the headquarters to demand to be consulted on the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric.

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