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Our World in Pictures: Week 24 of 2021

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Our World in Pictures: Week 24 of 2021

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and other climate protesters gather for a protest against climate change outside the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm, Sweden, 18 June 2021. EPA-EFE/Henrik Montgomery SWEDEN OUT

Here is an incomplete, yet surprising and moving gallery of images of this week’s events around the world.

Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with US President Joe Biden after their arrival at the villa La Grange, during the US-Russia summit in Geneva, Switzerland, 16 June 2021. EPA-EFE/PETER KLAUNZER
A plane flies over Facebook headquarters with a banner that reads KeepTrumpOffFacebook.com on June 15, 2021 in Menlo Park, California. (Photo by Kim White/Getty Images for Media Matters for America)
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the US-Russia summit in Geneva, Switzerland, 16 June 2021. EPA-EFE/PETER KLAUNZER
Visitors stand on the escalators on the way out of the Memorial of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China, on June 17, 2021 in Shanghai, China. The memorial, built where the first congress of the party was started before being interrupted by authorities in 1921, is considered, together with Nanhu Red Boat in Jiaxing, the physical birthplace of the CPC and it is one of the key sites of the so-called “Red Tourism”. (Photo by Andrea Verdelli/Getty Images)
Chinese astronauts from China’s Manned Space Agency, left to right, Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng, and Liu Boming wave at a departure ceremony before launch of the Senzhou-12 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 17, 2021 in Jiuquan, Gansu province, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
The manned Shenzhou-12 spacecraft from China’s Manned Space Agency onboard the Long March-2F rocket launches at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 17, 2021 in Jiuquan, Gansu province, China.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Iranian girls show their ID as wait to cast their vote at a polling station during the presidential election in Tehran, Iran, 18 June 2021.  EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH
Israeli women march to protest against sexual harassment during the Slut Walk rally in Jerusalem, Israel, 18 June 2021. The SlutWalk is a movement calling for an end to rape culture, including shaming and victim-blaming. EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN
A Palestinian protesters kick a tear gas away during clashes with Israeli troops after a protest against Israeli settlements at Beta village near the West Bank City of Nablus, 18 June 2021. EPA-EFE/ALAA BADARNEH
Veld fires on June 17, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/Fani Mahuntsi)
Jan Smuts statue with a plastic bag outside slave lodge in Adderley street during the Youth Day Walk of Resistance to the Bo- Kaap Museum on Youth Day on June 16, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. The group protested the Amazon Development and demanded conservation of sacred heritage sites among other demands. (Photo by Gallo Images/Brenton Geach)
Members of the Spanish Guardia Civil Underwater Activities Special Task Force search for the body of one of the Sub-Saharian migrants that went missing last night after a dugout wrecked as they tried to reach Orzola’s coast, in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, 18 June 2021. EPA-EFE/Javier Fuentes
Life jackets hang on a rail at the wave pool at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park in Concord, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An aerial view of Vila Formosa cemetery during a burial amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 17, 2021.  (Photo by Rodrigo Paiva/Getty Images)
Eric McWilliams wears a New York mayoral candidate Eric Adams mask as he waits for the start of a press conference outside of Adams’ campaign office on June 17, 2021 in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
Race-goer Heather Morris shows off a creation by Yuan Li, at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2021 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
A general view of a racegoer’s fascinator during Royal Ascot 2021 at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2021 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images for Royal Ascot)
Fireworks explode over the Shanghai Disney Resort during the 5th anniversary celebration on June 15, 2021 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
The official portrait of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are projected on the Merchandise Mart building in downtown on June 17, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The actual official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama will go on display tomorrow at the Art Institute of Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Dancers from the Paul Taylor Dance Company perform “Promethean Fire” at Glorya Kaufman Presents Outdoor Dance Series At The Music Center Featuring The Paul Taylor Dance Company at Jerry Moss Plaza on June 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
John Healy, Danny Kovac, Sean Conway and Kyle Robrcok of the United States compete in a preliminary heat for the Men’s 100m backstroke during Day Two of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 14, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
With a sunny 29 degrees Celsius air temperature, bathers enjoy the cold water at Amager Beach Park in Copenhagen, Denmark, 18 June 2021. EPA-EFE/Olafur Steinar Gestsson
Two nuns enjoy an ice cream downtown during a hot day, Rome, Italy, 18 June 2021. EPA-EFE/Giuseppe Lami
A backhoe destroys smuggled luxury cars at the Bureau of Customs in Manila, Philippines, 18 June 2021. The destruction of the vehicles is done to warn smugglers to pay the correct importation tax or have their cars seized by the government and be destroyed. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Thank you to Kim McCarthy from Gallo Images for her generous help in the production of this image selection. DM/ ML

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