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Wednesday 26 November 2014

World in Pictures June 2014: striking photographs from around the globe

An Iraqi child waits with her family to get into a temporary displacement camp for Iraqis caught-up in the fighting in and around the city of Mosul on June 26, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
An Iraqi child waits with her family to get into a temporary displacement camp for Iraqis caught-up in the fighting in and around the city of Mosul on June 26, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A family washes and lives in an empty store at a construction site where with dozens of other displaced Iraqis who have fled the fighting in and around the city of Mosul on June 29, 2014 in Kalak, Iraq. The displacement camp Khazair is now home to an estimated 1,500 internally displaced persons (IDP's) with the number rising daily. Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq's second largest city of Mosul after 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 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of the Netherlands celebrates scoring his team's second goal on a penalty kick in stoppage time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao on June 29, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
A Balinese priest shoots an arrow toward the mighty "Naga Banda" dragon-shaped that used specially by the royal family during the Grand cremation ceremony of Ida Dewa Agung Istri Putra on June 29, 2014 in Klungkung, Bali, Indonesia. Ida Dewa Agung Istri Putra is the empress of the last King of Klungkung Kingdom, the oldest Kingdom in Bali, Ida I Dewa Agung Oka Geg. More than 100 people have been employed to build a 35 meter high tower which is used to carry the body of the deceased to the cemetery. The cremation ceremony is an important rite which is held for deceased members of the Puri Agung Ubud royal family to show respect to families and the local community. Balinese believe cremation is a purification ceremony that returns Panca Maha Butha (five elements in the universe that formed life) and is also believed to release the body's spirit so that they may reincarnate. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
Uruguay fans hold up and wear Luis Suarez masks ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Iraqi families wait outside of a displacement camp for those caught-up in the fighting in and around the city of Mosul on June 28, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq. Khazair is now home to an estimated 1,500 internally displaced persons (IDP's) with the number rising daily. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Iraqi families wait outside of a displacement camp for those caught-up in the fighting in and around the city of Mosul on June 28, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Members from the group Cia Dom, based in the Cantagalo favela, perform in Copacabana ahead of Brazil's match on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Members from the group Cia Dom, based in the Cantagalo favela, perform in Copacabana ahead of Brazil's match on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A young woman photographs a portrait of Serbian secessionist Gavrilo Princip, the assassin of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Duchess Sophie, in a gallery at the mock-village of Andricgrad on St. Vitus Day in Srpska Republika on June 28, 2014 in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Serbian leaders held ceremonies at Andricgrad earlier in the day to mark the centenary of the assassination of the Archduke on June 28, 1914, an event that propelled Europe into World War I. The city of Sarajevo is holding its own commemoration, though Serbian leaders are boycotting the Sarajevo events, claiming the Bosniaks have turned the commemoration too partisan. Andricgrad was built by Serbian film director Emir Kusturica and will become the set for a film about Yugoslav poet Ivo Andric. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A Muslim girl plays with a smart phone while Indonesian Muslims perform prayers known as Tarawih at Kauman Great Mosque on June 28, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calander is a month of fasting, prayers and recitation of the Quran. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Children carry torches during a procession to celebrate the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan on June 27, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed by Muslims with fasting, prayers and recitation of the Quran. (Photo by Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
Members of a female choir seek shade before performing in the mock-village of Andricgrad on St. Vitus Day in Srpska Republika on June 28, 2014 in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Sophie McKinna competes in the Womens' Shot Put Final during day two of the Sainsbury's British Championships at Birmingham Alexander Stadium on June 28, 2014 in Birmingham, England (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Javanese Muslims take a bath on the beach as they prepare for Ramadan with padusan ritual at Parangtritis beach on June 27, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Padusan ritual is Java culture with the purpose of purifying themselves welcoming the holy month of Ramadan. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
A re-enactor playing the part of Sir Thomas Randolph (L) rehearses for the Battle of Bannockburn Live event on June 27, 2014 in Stirling, Scotland. The 700th anniversary of the historic battle that saw outnumbered Scots army conquer the English led by Edward II in the First War of Scottish Independence. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
A festival goer touches part of a sculpture by Banksy, entitled 'The Sirens of the Lambs', depicting a truck full of shrieking cuddly animals being driven to slaughter, driving around the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Pilton on the second day of the 2014 Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Kurdish soldiers with the Peshmerga keep guard near the frontline with Sunni militants on the outskirts of Kirkuk, an oil-rich Iraqi city on June 25, 2014 in Kirkuk, Iraq. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Police, who have turned their backs in order to hide their faces from cameras, stand guard at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule school in Kreuzberg district where approximately 40 refugees have barricaded themselves inside with objects doused in gasoline on June 25, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Approximatly 250 refugees, including Africans and Roma, were staying at the school under unhygienic conditions and most accepted an offer to move elsewhere when police arrived to clear the building yesterday. However, about 40 remain and are occupying the roof of the building. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Young members of the village community wash the paint off their bodies at a holy spring after the Grebeg ritual on June 25, 2014 in Tegallalang Village, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual, young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)
Bryan Patterson, 28, from Liverpool poses for a photograph as he queues to get into Worthy Farm in Pilton for the first day of the 2014 Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset dairy farm that plays host to one of the largest music festivals in the world. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
The sun sets behind the Ribbon Tower in The Park at Worthy Farm in Pilton on the eve of the first day of the 2014 Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A monument to local men who were killed during World War I is seen on June 24, 2014 in Wildenroth, Germany. Villages across southern Germany usually have a small monument to men killed while serving in the German army during World War I, and the listed names often number into the dozens or even hundreds even in villages with small populations. Europe will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, which claimed millions of lives in fighting across the globe, this year. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
Pamela Toppen says goodbye to her son, U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen, following a graveside service at St. Johns Cemetery on June 24, 2014 in Mokena, Illinois. Toppen, 19, was killed alongside four other American soldiers and an Afghan soldier in a friendly fire airstrike while they were engaged in a firefight earlier this month in Afghanistan. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
The 2014 Serpentine Pavilion designed by Smiljan Radic in Kensington Gardens on June 24, 2014 in London, England. Smiljan Radic is the fourteenth architect to design the temporary pavilion outside the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
US Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) boards his campaign bus after having lunch at Mama Hamil's restaurant on June 24, 2014 in Madison, Mississippi. Cochran is fighting for his political life in a tight race against Tea Party-backed republican candidate for Senate, Mississippi State Sen Chris McDaniel. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Mourners pray over the body of 14-year-old Muhammad Fahmi Krakara following a funeral procession on June 23, 2014 in Arabeh, Israel. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
An Israeli soldier carries shells to a Merkava tank on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
A man representing the devil leaps over babies during the festival of El Salto del Colacho (the devil's jump) on June 22, 2014 in Castrillo de Murcia, Spain. The festival, held on the first Sunday after Corpus Cristi, is a Catholic rite of the devil cleansing babies of original sin. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Participant Amanda Berrios walks the boardwalk in the 2014 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 21, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Mermaid Parade began in 1983 and features participants dressed as mermaids and other sea creatures while paying homage to the former tradition of the Coney Island Mardi Gras which ran annually in the early fall from 1903-1954. This year New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray attended in costume along with their two children Dante and Chiara de Blasio who were chosen as King Neptune and Queen Mermaid, the highest held positions of the parade. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
Muslim group protesters shout "Allahuakbar" (God is great) during supporting the closing of 'Dolly' red-light district on June 18, 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Surabaya's Mayor, Tri Rismaharini has announced plans to close the 'Dolly' and neighbouring 'Jarak' red-light district in Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, on June 18. Sex workers and others such as taxi drivers and street vendors working in the district are in opposition to the plan, concerned about loss of income. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge listens to a morse code message using a replica radio during a tour the of the restored WWII Codebreaking Huts at Bletchley Park on June 18, 2014 in Bletchley, England. The pre-fabricated wooden huts that housed the secret Government code breaking school during WWII, where encrypted messages sent by the Navy, Army and Air Forces of Germany and its allies were decrypted, translated and analysed for vital intelligence, have undergone a year long restoration. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Obama talks with Lindsay Lawlor of San Diego, California, the builder of a robotic giraffe at the White House Maker Faire projects on the South Lawn June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)
A group of Chilean soccer team fans walk through the streets as they wait for their team to play Spain during the FIFA World Cup tournament on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) (L) meets with Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Luqman Abd al-Rahim Fayli (R) on Capitol Hill June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. The meeting took place as insurgent forces continued their advance in Iraq. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, watch as Rice's official State Department portrait is unveiled during a ceremony in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the State Department on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Rice served as State Department secretary from 2005-2009 under President George W. Bush. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
Security personnel attempt to control Chilean fans outside the stadium prior to the kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
A man stands amongst graffiti and "tags" along a wall in the Lower East Side of Manhattan on June 18, 2014 in New York City. New Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has made combating graffiti one of his top priorities since becoming commissioner. Part of his "broken-windows theory" of policing, Bratton believes smaller crimes like graffiti and panhandling can often lead to more violent criminal acts if not checked. Graffiti complaints are up around 5 percent citywide from last year. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A zookeeper handles a week-old newborn baby Langur at Bali Zoo on June 19, 2014 in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Javan Langurs are found in Java, Bali and Lombok in Indonesia and are listed as a threatened species due to hunting, agricultural expansion and habitat loss. (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)
King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain with daughters Princess Leonor, Princess of Asturias (L) and Princess Sofia (R) leave the Congress of Deputies during the King's official coronation ceremony on June 19, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. The coronation of King Felipe VI is held in Madrid. His father, the former King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicated on June 2nd after a 39 year reign. The new King is joined by his wife Queen Letizia of Spain. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Rescue workers wait for the touch down of an helicopter near the entrance to the Riesending vertical cave during the final phase of the transport of injured spelunker Johann Westhauser to the surface on June 19, 2014 near Marktschellenberg, Germany. Westhauser received a severe head injury when he was struck by rocks in the cave on June 8, 1,000 meters below the surface, and emergency crews from Germany, Italy and other nations have been working around the clock in an arduous effort to save him. Westhauser was among explorers who first discovered the cave, which is over 20 kilometers long, in 1995. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
In this photo provided by the Bavarian Mountain Patrol (Bergwacht Bayern), rescue workers bring injured spelunker Johann Westhauser to the surface from the Riesending vertical cave during the final phase of his rescue on June 19, 2014 near Marktschellenberg, Germany. Westhauser received a severe head injury when he was struck by rocks in the cave on June 8, 1,000 meters below the surface, and since then over 700 rescue workers from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Croatia have been working around the clock in an arduous effort to save him. Westhauser was among explorers who first discovered the cave, which is over 20 kilometers long, in 1995. (Photo by Bergwacht Bayern via Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
US President Barack Obama speaks about Iraq in the Brady Briefing room of the White House on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke about the deteriorating situation as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants move toward Baghdad after taking control over northern Iraqi cities. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II attends day four of Royal Ascot 2014 at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2014 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' Policy Conference at the Omni Shoreham hotel June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Led by the Christian political activist Ralph Reed, the coalition heard from conservative politicians who are courting religious conservatives as they eye a run for the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
In this photo provided by the UNHCR, UNHCR Special Envoy actress Angelina Jolie visits ethnic Karenni refugee Baw Meh, age 75, and her family from Myanmar in Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp located on June 20, 2014 approximately two kilometres from the Thai-Myanmar border. Baw Meh arrived in the camp 18 years ago with her husband and children. Her grandchildren were born in the camp resulting in a third generation family living in protracted forced displacement. Like most refugees living here, she trekked through the jungle with her husband and family, crossing rivers and sleeping on the forest floor, carrying their life possessions on their back.
In this photo provided by the UNHCR, Thailand and Myanmar refugees speak to UNHCR Special Envoy actress Angelina Jolie as she visits ethnic Karenni refugees from Myanmar in Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp located on June 20, 2014 approximately two kilometres from the Thai-Myanmar border.
Volunteers of the newly formed "Peace Brigades" participate in a parade in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The armed group was formed after radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to form brigades to protect Shiite holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Volunteers in the newly formed "Peace Brigades" raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during a parade in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Israeli soldiers search for three missing Israeli teens in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Pro-russian troops prepare to travel in a tank on a road near the town of Yanakiyevo, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Israeli and Palestinians pray for a safe return of the kidnapped teenagers during the fifth day into the search of three missing teenagers June 17, 2014 in Hebron, West Bank. Israeli soldiers have so far detained more than 190 suspects in the search for three teenagers who went missing in Jewish settlements last week. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
Volunteers train at military base in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. (AP Photo/ Jaber al-Helo)
Boys play soccer in the streets of the Garden Gloria neighborhood on June 17, 2014 in Praia Grande, Brazil. Soccer star Neymar of Brazil lived in this neighborhood between 7 and 12 years of age and is building a sports and educational center for the neighbourhood kids. (Photo by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
Danielle Vabner, Miya Rahamin and Caren Teves hold pictures of loved ones who were killed by gun violence during a news conference on gun safety, on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. Family members of gun violence victims announced the "'Not One More' campaign urging Americans to call on Congress to pass better gun safety laws. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers conduct a search mission during the fifth day into the search of three missing teenagers June 17, 2014 in Hebron, West Bank. Israeli soldiers have so far detained more than 190 suspects in the search for three teenagers who went missing in Jewish settlements in the West Bank late last week. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
A young Brazilian stands playing a Brazil coloured horn on the street prior to the Brazil-Mexico match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Cambodian workers look out of a bus window after crossing the Thai border on June 17, 2014 in Poipet, Thailand. Over 150,000 Cambodian workers have reportedly fled Thailand this week over fears the Thai government will crackdown on illegal migrants. (Photo by Borja Sanchez Trillo/Getty Images)
Ammar al-Hakim, leader of Iraq's largest Shiite party, the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, exercises a shooting drill in the main army recruiting center in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)
A woman points a plastic gun in a mock suicide as she attends a gathering of part-time and temporary arts workers, striking artists and theatre personnel, known as "intermittents", to protest against government plans to reform the unemployment benefits insurance agreement in Paris, Monday, June 16, 2014. The strike is gathering steam throughout the country, threatening the cancellation of various arts festivals like Avignon Theater festival this summer. Message on gun reads, "No. No to that agreement." (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Iraqi Shiite tribal fighters pose with their weapons in Baghdad's Sadr city, Iraq, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms Saturday, joining security forces to fight the Islamic militants who have captured large swaths of territory north of the capital and now imperil a city with a much-revered religious shrine. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Floral tributes overlook Saddleworth Moor where the body of missing Keith Bennett may be buried on June 16, 2014 in Saddleworth, United Kingdom. Fifty years ago Keith Bennet was snatched by moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley on June 16, 1964 and they have never disclosed the location of his burial. Brady and Hindley were jailed for life in 1966 for the murders of Leslie Ann Downey, ten, John Kilbride, 12, and Edward Evans, 17. In 1987 they confessed to also killing Keith Bennett and Pauline Reade, 16. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Prince Albert II of Monaco (L) deliver remarks following a meeting at the State Department June 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Kerry and Prince Albert were meeting as part of the "Our Ocean" conference being held at the State Department. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
This image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with truckloads of captured Iraqi soldiers after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq. (AP Photo via militant website)
Shiite tribal fighters carry a poster of Shiite spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, as they raise their weapons chanting slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Nabil Al-Jurani)
Iraqis who have fled the violence in their hometown of Mosul line arrive at Khazir refugee camp outside of Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo)
Iraqi Turkomen raise their weapons during an announcement proclaiming the formation of a defense system to protect their own areas at the Iraqi Turkmen Front Headquarters in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014. The town of Tal Afar, with a population of some 200,000 people, was taken just before dawn, Mayor Abdulal Abdoul told The Associated Press. The town's ethnic mix of mostly ethnic Shiite and Sunni Turkomen raises the grim specter of large-scale atrocities by Sunni militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, who already claim to have killed hundreds of Shiites in areas they captured last week. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)
This image posted on a militant website on Saturday appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with captured Iraqi soldiers wearing plain clothes after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq. (AP Photo via militant website)
This image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leading captured Iraqi soldiers wearing plain clothes to an open field moments before shooting them in Tikrit, Iraq. (AP Photo via militant website)
Iraqi Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons while chanting slogans against the al-Qaida inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in Baghdad's Sadr city. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Philip Hammond Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond greets Personnel from 7 Armoured Brigade as they parade to a reception at the Houses of Parliament on June 16, 2014 in London, England. The Brigade, known as 'The Desert Rats' marched together through the central part of the city. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers stand on guard as they clash with Palestinian youth during the fourth day into the search of three missing teenagers June 16, 2014 in Hebron, West Bank. Israeli soldiers have so far detained more than 150 suspects in the search for three teenagers who went missing in Jewish settlements in the West Bank late last week. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
A woman holds a child at a temporary displacement camp in Kalak, Iraq. Thousands of people have fled Iraq's second city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISAS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP (internally displaced persons) camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Families arrive at a Kurdish checkpoint next to a temporary displacement camp in Kalak, Iraq. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A person in a Batman costume holds a sign during a World Cup demonstration on June 12, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the first day of World Cup play. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Two young scavengers fight for a piece of plastic that they found while working between tons of trash in the Anlong Pi landfill on June 11, 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images)
People attend the 26th Diner en Blanc outdoor picnic event on the Alexander III Bridge on June 12, 2014 in Paris, France. The event, which organisers estimated between 12,000 and 13,000 people participated, took place over six bridges throughout Paris and has spread to more than 40 cities around the world. (Photo by Frederic T Stevens/Getty Images)
US first lady Michelle Obama poses for photographs with students from five District of Columbia schools after eating a meal using the summer crop from the White House Kitchen Garden in the State Dining Room at the White House June 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
UN Peacekeeper, Guardsman, Christopher Walker, from the 1st Battalion Irish Guardsman looks on near imported cars from Japan, covered in dust and abandoned in the buffer zone in 1974, during a patrol of the buffer zone on June 12, 2014 in Nicosia, Cyprus. The buffer zone is patrolled by The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), and originally set up by the Security Council in 1964 to prevent further fighting between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. After the hostilities of 1974 and in the absence of a political settlement to the Cyprus problem, UNFICYP has remained on the island to supervise ceasefire lines, and maintain a buffer zone, (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images)
Cyclists compete during stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de Singkarak from Ngalau Indah (Payakumbuh City) to Lake Singkarak (Solok) on June 11, 2014 in Padang, Indonesia. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)
Iraqi refugees from Mosul set up a tent at Khazir refugee camp outside Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday June 11, 2014. (AP Photo)
Teenagers ride on an armored vehicle belonging to the Iraqi army in Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Al-Qaida-inspired militants seized effective control Wednesday of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, expanding their offensive closer to the Iraqi capital as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts following clashes with the insurgents. (AP Photo)
An Iraqi refugee girl from Mosul stands outside her family's tent at Khazir refugee camp outside Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June. 11, 2014. (AP Photo)
A London taxi driver reads a newspaper on The Mall during a protest against a new smart phone app, 'Uber' on June 11, 2014 in London, England. London's licensed black taxi drivers are campaigning against the introduction of the 'Uber' taxi smartphone app in the United kingdom. Drivers say that there is a lack of regulation behind the new app. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Lightning photographed at Algermissen, near Hildesheim, northern Germany early Tuesday June 10, 2014. Authorities say at least six people were killed in western Germany as heavy rains, hail and high winds battered the region. In the North Rhine-Westphalia capital of Duesseldorf, police said two men and a woman who had sought refuge in a garden house were killed late Monday when a large tree fell on the building, the dpa news agency reported Tuesday. Firefighters were able to rescue six others, and rushed them to hospitals for treatment. Many flights from Duesseldorf airport were delayed and some train routes were still closed Tuesday. ( AP Photo/dpa,Julian Stratenschulte)
Part of the 1,600 paper pandas, created by French artist Paulo Grangeon, are displayed in front of the Tian Tan Buddha, a large bronze statue of a Buddha on Lantau Island, a popular tourist spot during the month-long "1600 Pandas World Tour" in Hong Kong Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Volunteers pass pandas made by French artist Paulo Grangeon and WWF under Tsing Ma Bridge for the first time on June 10, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. The paper-made panda exhibition aims at advocating more people to participate in protecting endangered animals. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Prince Harry greets Shenkin Reigmental Mascot of the 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh and handler Goat Major SGT Jacko Jackson attend the 50th anniversary screening of Zulu at Odeon Leicester Square on June 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Edwards - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Kate the Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, south London, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The Duchess met with supporters of the bid to launch a British team for the America's Cup, along with crew members and boat designers. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Photo issued by Bolton & Quinn of Room, by artist Antony Gormley, a giant crouching figure on the facade of London's new Beaumont Hotel, the interior of which is a hotel suite, it was unveiled at a press preview.
The production crew prepares for the grand rehearsal of "La Traviata" by Tel Aviv Opera at the Dead Sea on June 10, 2014 in Masada, Israel. The Israeli Opera Festival at Masada enters it's fifth year with a new production of Verdi's most popular opera at the footsteps of the Mt. Masada by the Dead Sea. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
Parents of Reynolds High School students wait to be reunited with their children after a school shooting June 10, 2014 in Troutdale, Oregon. Authorities said one student was fatally shot and the gunman was found dead at an Oregon high school. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
A woman passes graffiti of multi-colored hands supporting the planet marked with a Brazilian flag on June 10, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The opening match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is June 12 in Sao Paulo when Brazil takes on Croatia. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks as Vice President Joseph Biden listens during a bill signing ceremony at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building June 10, 2014 in Washington, DC
A man relaxes on a deck chair in Hyde Park on June 10, 2014 in London, England. The Met Office have forecast that Britain could be in for three months of warm weather with a 25 per cent chance that on average it may be the hottest summer ever. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Gunners from The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, fire a 41-Gun Salute in Hyde Park on June 10, 2014 in London, England. The salute was part of celebrations to mark the 93rd birthday of Prince Philip. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A general view of the Rocinha favela as the England team visit Complexo Esportivo da Rocinha on June 9, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Military / security staff shelter from the sun in the shadow of the stadium wall as they watch the Netherlands training session at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil held at the Estadio Jose Bastos Padilha Gavea on June 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Historical re-enactment enthusiasts and siblings Joshua and Faith Phillips from San Antonio, Texas, chat with Irish World War II veteran Robert McLaughlin, 90, on June 4, 2014 at Carentan, France. McLaughlin was a commando in the Ulster Rifles of the British Army, participated in the capture of Pegasus Bridge during the D-Day invasion in 1944 and is visiting Normandy for the first time since the war. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Police officers take cover behind their vehicles in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Wednesday June 4, 2014. Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured Wednesday in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said, and authorities were searching for a suspect. (AP Photo/Moncton Times & Transcript, Ron Ward via The Canadian Press )
A D-Day re-enactment enthusiast from Belgium dressed as World War II American soldier from the 2nd Infantry Division relaxes at his camp on June 4, 2014 near Utah Beach in Sainte Marie du Mont, France. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A woman fills her gas tank at a service station on June 3, 2014 in Shahinshahr, Iran. Gas prices, which are regulated by the Iranian government, have risen sharply in the last month. Iran on June 4, will mark the 25th anniversary of the death of the Ayatollah Khomeini and his legacy of the Islamic Revolution. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A Civil Police helicopter patrols over the Pavao-Pavaozinho pacified community, or 'favela', on June 3, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio is stepping up security operations ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
An elderly man in his dinghy watches the Dragon Boat Festival in Aberdeen Harbour on June 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The dragon boat festival is also knowen as Tuen Ng Festival and commemorates the death of Qu Yan two thousand years ago. Qu drowned himself in the Mi Lo river in protest against corrupt rulers. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)
Lord Trimble attends the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on June 4, 2014 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II is to unveil the coalition government's legislative programme in a speech delivered to Members of Parliament and Peers in The House of Lords. (Photo by Ray Collins - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
World War II veteran Printis Sibley, who landed at Omaha Beach, visits a memorial to those who died June 4, 2014 in Vierville-Sur-Mer, France. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Prince Felipe of Spain and Princess Letizia of Spain appear for the first time since the announcement of King Juan Carlos of Spain abdication as they attend the "Prince de Viana" award 2014 at the San Salvador de Leyre Monastery on June 4, 2014 in Navarra, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
A general view of The House of Lords as Queen Elizabeth II delivers her speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on June 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Italian and British military enthusiasts watch from Utah beach as Dakota aircraft flypast on June 4, 2014 near Saint Marie du Mont, France. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Thousands of people crowd Victoria Park to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests with a candle light vigil on June 4, 2014 in Hong Kong. In 1989 on June 4 students led a pro-democracy demonstration in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. The Chinese government brutally responded to stop it hurting and killing thousands of people. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)
Yeomen of the Guard prepare to conduct the ceremonial search ahead of the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on June 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Chinese Paramilitary police officers salute each other as they stand guard below a portrait of the late leader Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 2014 in Beijing, China. Twenty-five years ago on June 4, 1989 Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters and in the clashes that followed scores were killed and injured. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
French teenagers who are part of a WWII reenactment group relax on the promenade of Arromanche next to 'Gold Beach'as preparations for the 70th Anniversary Of D-Day are finalised on June 2, 2014 in Arromanches-les-Bains, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
HRH Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace to attend the State Opening of Parliament on June 4, 2014 in London, England (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
British Normandy Veteran Pat Churchill, 90, who was with the 2nd Royal Marines Armoured Support Regiment looks towards France as he travels aboard the Brittany cross channel ferry Normandie, travelliing from Portsmouth to Caen to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 3, 2014 between Caen, France and Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
World War II veteran Charles Alford of the 6th Armor Division, from Waco, Texas, climbs the stairs with his son David on Omaha Beach where he landed as part of the invasion of Normandy June 4, 2014 in Vierville-Sur-Mer, France. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
An elderly Chinese man flexes his muscles as he performs a martial arts routine on the street for onlookers on June 2, 2014 in Beijing, China. Local police moved the man along a few minutes later citing a lack of permit. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Women hold up their hands pledging to offer their lives, if needed, for the Islamic Revolution outside the shrine of the Ayatollah Khomeini on the 25th anniversary of his death on June 4, 2014 on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran. Thousands of people gathered to hear speeches to mark the event. Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, is still revered by many Iranians, and his portrait hangs throughout the country. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Harry Grew, 92, who was in the Royal Navy, gets fussed by the Candy Girls, (R) Elkie Jeffery (L) Freyja Sculpher and Debbie Watt on board the Brittany cross channel ferry Normandie, travelliing from Portsmouth to Caen on June 3, 2014 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Pro-Russians shoot in honor of Alexander Alexandrovich Gizai, a member of military-patriotic group 'Kaskad' who was killed Monday during clashes with Ukrainian troops, during his funeral in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Pro-Russian rebels seized an Ukrainian border troops military unit and collected large amounts of weapons and ammunition left behind by the Ukrainian troops. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Lewis Trinder formerly of the Royal Navy poses for photographs as he walks through Arromanches in Normandy, France, as veterans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Re-enactors in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England pose next to poppy crosses planted in the sand during a commemoration event to remember the World War one truce football match. The Christmas truce football match was one of many unofficial ceasefires that took place along the western front around Christmas 1914 during World War one. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, kneels down to hand out a coin from the office of the Secretary of Defense to retired Sgt. Brendan Marrocco, from New York City, during a visit to Bagram Airfield on June 1, 2014 in Bagram, Afghanistan. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais - Pool/Getty Images)
Pro-democracy activists march to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre, on June 1, 2014 in Hong Kong. The protest winds it's way from Victoria Park, Causeway Bay to finish at the Government Offices in Admiralty. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)

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