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Pictures of the Month

June 2013
A selection of the best Reuters Pictures taken in June 2013. Reuters produces up to 1,800 images a day covering top news, sport, entertainment and features from all over the world.

This selection highlights the best of this content.
FLOODS-CENTRALEUROPE/
RTX10IMC
June 10, 2013
A garden with a swimming pool is inundated by the waters of the Elbe river during floods near Magdeburg...
Magdeburg, Germany
Garden with swimming pool is inundated by waters of Elbe river during floods near Magdeburg
A garden with a swimming pool is inundated by the waters of the Elbe river during floods near Magdeburg in the federal state of Saxony Anhalt, June 10, 2013. Tens of thousands of Germans, Hungarians and Czechs were evacuated from their homes on Wednesday as soldiers raced to pile up sandbags to hold back rising waters in the region's worst floods in a decade. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E9BB0N6501
TURKEY-PROTESTS/
RTX10897
June 01, 2013
A man is hit by a jet of water as riot police use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest...
Ankara, Turkey
Man is hit by a jet of water as riot police use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest...
A man is hit by a jet of water as riot police use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in central Ankara June 1, 2013. Erdogan made a defiant call for an end to the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years on Saturday, as thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Istanbul and Ankara for a second day. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CZECH/
RTX1089O
June 01, 2013
An enthusiast dressed as a zombie smears a piece of meat against the window of a bus full of tourists...
Prague, Czech Republic
An enthusiast dressed as a zombie smears a piece of meat against the window of a bus full of tourists...
An enthusiast dressed as a zombie smears a piece of meat against the window of a bus full of tourists during the annual Zombie Walk festival in Prague June 1, 2013. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN
RTX109C9
June 02, 2013
Angelina Jolie poses with her fiance Brad Pitt as they arrive for the world premiere of his film World...
London, United Kingdom
Angelina Jolie poses with her fiance Brad Pitt as they arrive for the world premiere of his film World...
Angelina Jolie poses with her fiance Brad Pitt as they arrive for the world premiere of his film World War Z in London June 2, 2013. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/POWERHOUSE-FIRE
RTX1092T
June 02, 2013
Firefighters battle the Powerhouse wildfire at the Angeles National Forest, with the fire now having...
Lake Hughes, UNITED STATES
Firefighters battle the Powerhouse wildfire at the Angeles National Forest in California
Firefighters battle the Powerhouse wildfire at the Angeles National Forest, with the fire now having destroyed several homes near the Lake Hughes area in California June 1, 2013. The Powerhouse Fire remained at 15 percent containment after ravaging over 5,600 acres of the forest by Saturday evening. REUTERS/Gene Blevins (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CRICKET-ZEALAND/
RTX1096C
June 02, 2013
England's captain Alastair Cook runs out to bat during the second one-day international cricket match...
Southampton, United Kingdom
England's Cook runs out to bat during cricket match against New Zealand in Southampton
England's captain Alastair Cook runs out to bat during the second one-day international cricket match against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Southampton, England June 2, 2013. REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GERMANY/
RTX109YO
June 03, 2013
People sit in the upstairs windows of their flooded house in the centre of the Bavarian town of Passau,...
Passau, Germany
People wait in their flooded house in centre of Passau
People sit in the upstairs windows of their flooded house in the centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TURKEY-PROTESTS/
RTX109VN
June 03, 2013
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask sleeps on a chair at Taksim Square in central Istanbul June 3,...
Istanbul, Turkey
Protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask sleeps on a chair at Taksim Square in central Istanbul
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask sleeps on a chair at Taksim Square in central Istanbul June 3, 2013. Turkish protesters clashed with riot police into the early hours of Monday with some setting fire to offices of the ruling AK Party as the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years entered their fourth day. Turkey's streets were calm in the morning after a night of noisy protests and violence in major cities. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (TURKEY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
BASEBALL/
RTX109TH
June 03, 2013
San Diego Padres center fielder Alexi Amarista (back) is unable to reach a 5th inning 2-RBI double by...
San Diego, UNITED STATES
San Diego Padres' Amarista is unable to reach a 5th inning 2-RBI double by Toronto Blue Jays' Lind as...
San Diego Padres center fielder Alexi Amarista (back) is unable to reach a 5th inning 2-RBI double by Toronto Blue Jays' Adam Lind as Edwin Encarnacion heads home during their Interleague MLB game in San Diego, California June 2, 2013.
REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CZECH-FLOODS/
RTX109ZS
June 03, 2013
Czech soldiers erect metal barriers at a bank of Vltava river in Prague's Holesovice district, June 3,...
Prague, Czech Republic
Czech soldiers erect metal barriers at a bank of Vltava river in Prague's Holesovice district
Czech soldiers erect metal barriers at a bank of Vltava river in Prague's Holesovice district, June 3, 2013. The worst floods to hit the Czech Republic in a decade forced the evacuation of almost 2,700 people from low-lying areas while the rising water threatened Prague's historic centre, forced school closures and disrupted public transport. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER MILITARY)
USA-GUNS/MENTALHEALTH
RTX10A4Q
June 03, 2013
Actress Glenn Close makes an appearance in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington June...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Actress Glenn Close at the White House in Washington
Actress Glenn Close makes an appearance in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington June 3, 2013. Close is at the White House to speak at the National Conference on Mental Health which is being hosted by President Barack Obama today. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
IRISH-G8/FAKESHOPS
RTX10AJ7
June 03, 2013
A man walks his dog past a vacant shop, with graphics pasted to the outside to make it look like working...
BELCOO, United Kingdom
A man walks his dog past a vacant shop, with graphics pasted to the outside to make it look like working...
A man walks his dog past a vacant shop, with graphics pasted to the outside to make it look like working butchers shop, in the village of Belcoo, Northern Ireland June 3, 2013. The forthcoming G8 summit will be held at a nearby golf resort. Local councils in Northern Ireland have painted fake shop fronts and covered derelict buildings with huge billboards to hide the economic hardship being felt in towns and villages near the golf resort where G8 leaders will meet this month. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (NORTHERN IRELAND - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
SAFRICA-PISTORIUS/
RTX10AX2
June 04, 2013
Oscar Pistorius enters the dock before court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court June 4, 2013....
Pretoria, South Africa
Oscar Pistorius enters the dock before court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court
Oscar Pistorius enters the dock before court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court June 4, 2013. "Blade Runner" Pistorius arrived at court on Tuesday in his first formal appearance since his release on bail in February for the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AUSTRIA/
RTX10B31
June 04, 2013
Members of the emergency services drive next to a barrier that provides protection from flooded river...
KREMS-STEIN, Austria
Members of the emergency services drive next to barrier that provides protection from flooded river Danube...
Members of the emergency services drive next to a barrier that provides protection from flooded river Danube in the village of Stein-Krems in Lower Austria, about 80 km (50 miles) west of Vienna June 4, 2013. Torrential rain in Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the past days, forcing people to evacuate their homes. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (AUSTRIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
FLOODS-CENTRALEUROPE/
RTX10B4N
June 04, 2013
A wine glass is seen in the mud in the 'Theatercafe - Aquarium' in the flooded centre of the Bavarian...
Passau, Germany
A wine glass is seen in the mud in the 'Theatercafe - Aquarium' in the flooded centre of the Bavarian...
A wine glass is seen in the mud in the 'Theatercafe - Aquarium' in the flooded centre of the Bavarian city of Passau about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich, June 4, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY)
HONGKONG/
RTX10B60
June 04, 2013
Tens of thousands of people participate in a candlelight vigil under heavy rain at Hong Kong's Victoria...
Hong Kong, China
Tens of thousands of people participate in a candlelight vigil under heavy rain at Hong Kong's Victoria...
Tens of thousands of people participate in a candlelight vigil under heavy rain at Hong Kong's Victoria Park June 4, 2013, to mark the 24th anniversary of the military crackdown of the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ANNIVERSARY)
KOREA-NORTH/DEFECTORS
RTX10BTH
June 04, 2013
The prosthetic left hand of Ji Seong-Ho, 31, who is a North Korean defector living in South Korea and...
Seoul, South Korea
The prosthetic left hand of Ji Seong-Ho, who is a North Korean defector living in South Korea and president...
The prosthetic left hand of Ji Seong-Ho, 31, who is a North Korean defector living in South Korea and president of Now, Action and Unity for Human Rights (NAUH), is seen on his handmade wooden crutches, which were used to cross the Tumen River on the border with China, during an interview with Reuters in Seoul, May 29, 2013. From the streets of Seoul to the European parliament a new generation of North Korean defectors is stepping into the limelight, telling their personal stories to highlight the human rights abuses in their homeland. Picture taken May 29, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
TURKEY-PROTESTS/
RTX10B74
June 04, 2013
An anti-government protester shouts for help to extinguish a burning container in Istanbul's Taksim square...
Istanbul, Turkey
An anti-government protester shouts for help to extinguish a burning container in Istanbul's Taksim square...
An anti-government protester shouts for help to extinguish a burning container in Istanbul's Taksim square June 4, 2013. It was not clear why the container was on fire. Pockets of protesters clashed with Turkish riot police overnight and a union federation began a two-day strike on Tuesday as anti-government demonstrations in which two people have died stretched into a fifth day. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (TURKEY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
RTX10BBB
June 04, 2013
Manuel Contreras, 11, kisses his niece Ainhoa, as his mother Carmen Acedo del Lago cries before learning...
Madrid, Spain
A boy kisses his niece as his mother cries before learning that their eviction was postponed in Madrid...
Manuel Contreras, 11, kisses his niece Ainhoa, as his mother Carmen Acedo del Lago cries before learning that their eviction by the Municipal Housing and Land Company (EMVS) was postponed in Madrid June 4, 2013. Acedo del Lago, her husband, their five children, two sons-in-law and their four-month-old granddaughter share a social rental flat in northern Madrid since 2005. None of the adults in the family hold a steady job. The family fell behind on their monthly rent payments and were sent an eviction notice. "How can they evict a family for owing 463 euros ($605)?" says Acedo del Lago. In the end, the eviction was postponed by the EMVS until next June 25. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY REAL ESTATE BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-MILITARY/SEXASSAULT
RTX10BCQ
June 04, 2013
U.S. Army Generals stand ready to testify about pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. Army Generals stand ready to testify about pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the...
U.S. Army Generals stand ready to testify about pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military at a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 4, 2013. (from L to R) Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. General Dana K. Chipman, Army Chief of Staff General Raymond T. Odierno, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey and Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Brig. General Richard C. Gross. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW)
IRAQ/
RTX10BQR
June 04, 2013
Shi'ite pilgrims gather at Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine to mark his death anniversary in Baghdad's Kadhimiya...
Baghdad, Iraq
Shi'ite pilgrims gather at Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine to mark his death anniversary in Baghdad's Kadhimiya...
Shi'ite pilgrims gather at Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine to mark his death anniversary in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district June 4, 2013. Every year, thousands of Shi'ite pilgrims gather at the shrine to commemorate the death of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, one of the 12 imams of Shi'ite, who was imprisoned for four years and poisoned by the then ruler Harun al-Rashid in 795 AD. REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
VENEZUELA-SHORTAGES/
RTX10BS0
June 04, 2013
A consumer carries products at the state-run supermarket "Bicentenario" in Caracas June 4, 2013. A Venezuelan...
Caracas, Venezuela
A consumer carries products at the state-run supermarket "Bicentenario" in Caracas
A consumer carries products at the state-run supermarket "Bicentenario" in Caracas June 4, 2013. A Venezuelan state is testing a system to limit purchases of food and other staples, local media reported on Tuesday, in a move that officials defended as necessary to stop contraband trade but opposition critics slammed as Cuban-style rationing. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TURKEY-PROTESTS/
RTX10BVF
June 04, 2013
A protester gestures towards riot police after they fired tear gas in front of a barricade in Istanbul...
Istanbul, Turkey
Protester gestures towards riot police after they fired tear gas in front of a barricade in Istanbul
A protester gestures towards riot police after they fired tear gas in front of a barricade in Istanbul June 4, 2013. Turkey's deputy prime minister apologised on Tuesday for "excessive violence" by police in an effort to defuse days of unrest, comments which contrasted sharply with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's defiant dismissal of the protesters. With Erdogan abroad and strikes and demonstrations still rumbling on after five days, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc sought to assuage some of the anger at the government's initial hardline response to what began as a sit-in against plans to build on an Istanbul park. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (TURKEY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDONESIA
RTX10CDK
June 05, 2013
A boy sits in a wooden boat transporting him across a river to go to school in Jakarta June 5, 2013....
Jakarta, Indonesia
A boy sits in a wooden boat transporting him across a river to go to school in Jakarta
A boy sits in a wooden boat transporting him across a river to go to school in Jakarta June 5, 2013. Local residents say that they are highly dependent on the river due to their lack of shower, washing and toilet facilities. World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-INDIANS/
RTX10BY8
June 05, 2013
Munduruku Indians, many of who are flying for the first time, board a Brazilian Air Force plane to fly...
Altamira, Brazil
Munduruku Indians board a Brazilian Air Force plane to fly to Brasilia
Munduruku Indians, many of who are flying for the first time, board a Brazilian Air Force plane to fly to Brasilia for talks with the government, in Altamira June 4, 2013. Air Force planes flew 144 Munduruku Indians to Brasilia for talks to end a week-long occupation of the controversial Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River, a huge project aimed at feeding Brazil's fast-growing demand for electricity. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)
BANGLADESH/
RTX10CCF
June 05, 2013
Garment workers attend to a colleague injured by rubber bullets fired by riot police during clashes at...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Garment workers attend to a colleague injured by rubber bullets fired by riot police during clashes at...
Garment workers attend to a colleague injured by rubber bullets fired by riot police during clashes at a protest in Dhaka June 5, 2013. Thousands of garment workers from at least seven factories blocked two important roads in Dhaka's Tejgaon industrial area for almost an hour on Wednesday, demanding wage hikes and payment of overtime dues, local media reported. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: BUSINESS TEXTILE EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST)
BRAZIL
RTX10CUI
June 05, 2013
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attends the launching ceremony of sectoral plans for the mitigation...
Brasilia, Brazil
Brazil's President Rousseff attends a meeting of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change in Brasilia
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attends the launching ceremony of sectoral plans for the mitigation of climate change at the meeting of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change in Brasilia June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT)
TURKEY-PROTESTS/DEMANDS
RTX10CIW
June 05, 2013
A young couple, who are anti-government protesters, kisses inside a damaged public bus, used as a barricade...
Istanbul, Turkey
A young couple kisses inside a damaged public bus, used as a barricade at Taksim Square in Istanbul
A young couple, who are anti-government protesters, kisses inside a damaged public bus, used as a barricade at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 5, 2013. A Turkish protest group demanded on Wednesday that the government abandon plans to redevelop an Istanbul park and that it sack governors and police chiefs the group holds responsible for violence during days of clashes across Turkey. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (TURKEY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FLOODS-CENTRALEUROPE/
RTX10CPE
June 05, 2013
Shipping containers are partly immersed in water at the flooded harbour in Riesa in the federal state...
Riesa, Germany
Shipping containers are partly immersed in water at the flooded harbour in Riesa after Elbe river broke...
Shipping containers are partly immersed in water at the flooded harbour in Riesa in the federal state of Saxony after the Elbe river broke its banks, June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT)
TURKEY-PROTESTS/
RTX10CXX
June 05, 2013
A protester sleeps inside a structure, which was damaged during the recent protests, at Taksim Square...
Istanbul, Turkey
A protester sleeps inside a structure, which was damaged during the recent protests, at Taksim Square...
A protester sleeps inside a structure, which was damaged during the recent protests, at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 5, 2013. Turkish trade unionists banging drums and trailing banners marched into an Istanbul square on Wednesday, joining unprecedented protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan over what they see as his authoritarian rule. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (TURKEY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
USA-HOUSTON/FIRE
RTX10CZU
June 05, 2013
The family of fallen Houston firefighter Anne Sullivan grieve during a memorial service for four Houston...
Houston, UNITED STATES
The family of fallen Houston firefighter Anne Sullivan grieve during a memorial service for four Houston...
The family of fallen Houston firefighter Anne Sullivan grieve during a memorial service for four Houston firefighters in Houston, Texas June 5, 2013. Four firefighters died and 13 others were injured when the roof collapsed while battling a five-alarm fire at a hotel and restaurant in southwest Houston in June. REUTERS/David J. Phillip/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TURKEY-PROTESTS/
RTX10D0J
June 05, 2013
Anti-government protesters try to protect themselves from a water cannon as riot police disperse them...
Ankara, Turkey
Anti-government protesters try to protect themselves from a water cannon as riot police disperse them...
Anti-government protesters try to protect themselves from a water cannon as riot police disperse them during a protest in Ankara June 5, 2013. Turkish demonstrators demanded the sacking of police chiefs on Wednesday over a fierce crackdown on days of unprecedented protest against what they see as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's authoritarian rule. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MEXICO/
RTX10BYJ
June 05, 2013
A woman walks inside her flooded home in Mexico's resort city Cancun June 4, 2013. The climatological...
Cancun, Mexico
A woman walks inside flooded home in Cancun
A woman walks inside her flooded home in Mexico's resort city Cancun June 4, 2013. The climatological disturbance which has dumped rain for over four days over the Yucatan Peninsula, has a 40 per cent chance of becoming a hurricane during the next 48 hours according to the National Meteorological Service. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia (MEXICO - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTX10D8L
June 05, 2013
Wal-Mart Stores Inc company founder Sam Walton's office is seen at the Walmart visitors center in Bentonville,...
Bentonville, UNITED STATES
Wal-Mart Stores Inc company founder Sam Walton's office is seen at the Walmart visitors center in Bentonville...
Wal-Mart Stores Inc company founder Sam Walton's office is seen at the Walmart visitors center in Bentonville, Arkansas June 5, 2013. The office, including the paneling and carpet, is exactly as it existed at the time of Walton's death in 1992. The annual shareholders meeting for Walmart will take place on June 7. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
GREECE-UNEMPLOYMENT/
RTX10DFY
June 06, 2013
Marialena, a 42-year-old homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation...
Athens, Greece
Marialena, a homeless AIDS sufferer, pushes away her boyfriend Dimitrios who is trying to clean up her...
Marialena, a 42-year-old homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation program, pushes away her boyfriend Dimitrios who is trying to clean up her self-inflicted wounds, under a bridge in central Athens May 15, 2013. Dimitrios, 51, was a dancer for a famous Greek folk dancing troupe until he lost his job three years ago and became homeless. Since the debt crisis erupted in 2009, hundreds of thousands of Greeks have lost their jobs and the unemployment rate in the country reached 26.8 percent in March, new figures show. Klimaka, a nongovernmental organisation, estimated there were around 20,000 homeless in Greece in 2012. Picture taken May 15, 2013. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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GREECE-UNEMPLOYMENT/
RTX10DGS
June 06, 2013
A homeless scrap collector sleeps outside in central Athens May 26, 2013. Since the debt crisis erupted...
Athens, Greece
A homeless scrap collector sleeps outside in central Athens.
A homeless scrap collector sleeps outside in central Athens May 26, 2013. Since the debt crisis erupted in 2009, hundreds of thousands of Greeks have lost their jobs and the unemployment rate in the country reached 26.8 percent in March, new figures show. Klimaka, a nongovernmental organisation, estimated there were around 20,000 homeless in Greece in 2012. Picture taken May 26, 2013. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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PANAMA/
RTX10DK1
June 06, 2013
Oliver Mall, 12, a member of the Junior Jazz band from the Danilo Perez Foundation, practices his saxophone...
Panama City, Panama
A member of the Junior Jazz band from the Danilo Perez Foundation practices his saxophone at his house...
Oliver Mall, 12, a member of the Junior Jazz band from the Danilo Perez Foundation, practices his saxophone at his house in a low-income neighbourhood in San Felipe in Panama City April 26, 2013. The foundation, an outreach music project, teaches music to children and adolescents living in poverty and high risk neighbourhoods such as El Chorrillo, San Miguelito and Santana. It aims to provide opportunities for youths who have been abandoned by their families, affected by, or are at risk of being involved in drugs, gangs and violence. The Junior Jazz band, formed over three years ago, is made up of six musicians from 12 to 14 years old. The band has performed at the Panama Jazz festival and was the opening band for international jazz musicians such as Ruben Blades and Herbie Hancock. Picture taken on April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso (PANAMA - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY POVERTY ENTERTAINMENT)
CRICKET-CHAMPIONS/
RTX10DO6
June 06, 2013
South Africa's A B de Villiers dives in an attempted run out during the ICC Champions Trophy group B...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
South Africa's De Villiers dives in an attempted run out during the ICC Champions Trophy group B match...
South Africa's A B de Villiers dives in an attempted run out during the ICC Champions Trophy group B match against India at Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff, Wales June 6, 2013. REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FLOODS-CENTRALEUROPE/
RTX10DPI
June 06, 2013
Residents are carried in the front loader of a tractor to their home in the eastern Bavarian village...
Niederalteich, Germany
Residents are carried in the front loader of a tractor to their home in the eastern Bavarian village...
Residents are carried in the front loader of a tractor to their home in the eastern Bavarian village of Niederalteich, June 6, 2013. Tens of thousands of Germans, Hungarians and Czechs were evacuated from their homes on Wednesday as soldiers raced to pile up sandbags to hold back rising waters in the region's worst floods in a decade. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS DISASTER)
CHINA-PREMIER/
RTX10DUN
June 06, 2013
A panda toy hangs from the back of a chair during the gala dinner for the Fortune Global Forum (FGF)...
Chengdu, China
A panda toy hangs from the back of a chair during the gala dinner for the Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu...
A panda toy hangs from the back of a chair during the gala dinner for the Fortune Global Forum (FGF) in Chengdu, Sichuan province, June 6, 2013. China strongly opposes protectionism and will "make sure" imports are expanded, Zhang said on Thursday. China, the world's second-largest economy which is locked in an ugly trade dispute with the European Union, will in the next five years import $10 trillion worth of goods and invest $500 billion abroad, Zhang told a forum of business leaders. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS SOCIETY)
KENYA
RTX10DWG
June 06, 2013
Sonyanga Olengais (L), captain of the Maasai Cricket Warriors talks to his teammate Mamai Simon Papai...
OL PAJETA, Kenya
Olengais captain of the Maasai Cricket Warriors talks to his teammate Papai during their T20 cricket...
Sonyanga Olengais (L), captain of the Maasai Cricket Warriors talks to his teammate Mamai Simon Papai during their T20 cricket match against the Ambassadors of Cricket from India in Ol Pejeta conservency in Laikipia national park, June 6, 2013. The Maasai Cricket Warriors are role models in their communities where they actively campaign against retrogressive and harmful cultural practices, such as female genital mutilation and early childhood marriages, while fighting to eradicate discrimination against women in Maasailand. Through cricket, they hope to promote healthier lifestyles and to also spread awareness about HIV/AIDS amongst youth. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT ENVIRONMENT)
RUSSIA/
RTX10EQA
June 07, 2013
Inmates sit on a sofa and armchairs while having a meal during a work break on an agrarian field of a...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Inmates sit during a work break on an agrarian field of a penal colony settlement, northeast of Krasnoyarsk...
Inmates sit on a sofa and armchairs while having a meal during a work break on an agrarian field of a penal colony settlement, some 40 km (25 miles) northeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, June 6, 2013. Some 250 inmates, who were given life sentences and committed to forced labour works in security prison camps, operate on regional penitentiary system agrarian fields and at farms, according to the regional penitentiary system official representatives. Every hour inmates are obliged to sign a document during working hours as part of a regular controlling check, conducted by prison guards. Picture taken June 6, 2013. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: CRIME LAW AGRICULTURE SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
RTX10F3O
June 07, 2013
A student from University College Oxford gets "trashed" after finishing his exams in Oxford, southern...
Oxford, United Kingdom
A student from University College Oxford gets "trashed" after finishing his exams in Oxford, southern...
A student from University College Oxford gets "trashed" after finishing his exams in Oxford, southern England June 7, 2013. Trashing is the practice at Oxford University where students have all manner of messy items thrown at them by their contemporaries after finishing their exams. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY EDUCATION)
BRAZIL/
RTX10F5H
June 07, 2013
Competitors warm up before the 2013 Brazil Miss and Mister Fitness contest in Sao Paulo June 6, 2013....
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Competitors warm up before the Brazil Miss and Mister Fitness contest in Sao Paulo
Competitors warm up before the 2013 Brazil Miss and Mister Fitness contest in Sao Paulo June 6, 2013. Some 112 men and women from all across the country competed in the event. Picture taken June 6, 2013. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HUNGARY-FLOOD/
RTX10F7L
June 07, 2013
Soldiers cover themselves from a military helicopter's downwash as it lowers sandbags to help reinforce...
Gyor, Hungary
Soldiers cover themselves from a military helicopter's downwash as it lowers sandbags to help reinforce...
Soldiers cover themselves from a military helicopter's downwash as it lowers sandbags to help reinforce a dike along the swollen Danube River near Gyor, 130km west of Budapest on June 7, 2013. Water levels on the river have reached or exceeded record highs, prompting a defence operation involving hundreds of soldiers, water workers and volunteers in the northwestern part of the country. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (HUNGARY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TURKEY/
RTX10EX2
June 07, 2013
A Muslim man is seen after Friday prayers in Kocatepe Camisi mosque in Ankara June 7, 2013. REUTERS/Dado...
Ankara, Turkey
A Muslim man is seen after Friday prayers in Kocatepe Camisi mosque in Ankara
A Muslim man is seen after Friday prayers in Kocatepe Camisi mosque in Ankara June 7, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (TURKEY - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
VIETNAM-RICE/STOCKPILE
RTX10G38
June 08, 2013
Farmers work on a terraced paddy field for the new rice season in Vietnam's northern Mu Cang Chai district,...
MU CANG CHAI, Vietnam
Farmers work on a paddy for new rice season in Vietnam's northern Mu Cang Chai district
Farmers work on a terraced paddy field for the new rice season in Vietnam's northern Mu Cang Chai district, 360 km (225 miles) northwest of Hanoi June 8, 2013. Vietnamese rice companies are due to start buying 1 million tonnes of milled rice, about a fifth of the current Mekong Delta harvest, and will keep the grain off the market for three months to support prices, the government said. REUTERS/Tuan DC (VIETNAM - Tags: BUSINESS AGRICULTURE)
EGYPT-MUBARAK/TRIAL
RTX10G7C
June 08, 2013
Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a dock at the police academy, on the outskirts of...
Cairo, Egypt
Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a dock at the police academy, on the outskirts of...
Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a dock at the police academy, on the outskirts of Cairo June 8, 2013. Families of Egyptians killed in protests that unseated Mubarak reacted angrily in court on Saturday when a judge trying the former president over the deaths barred their lawyers from taking part in the case. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TENNIS-OPEN/
RTX10GFU
June 08, 2013
Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in their women's singles final...
Paris, France
Williams of the U.S. celebrates defeating Sharapova of Russia in their women's singles final match to...
Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in their women's singles final match to win the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 8, 2013. World number one Serena Williams clinched her second French Open title when she beat defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-4 6-4 in the final on Saturday. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTX10GN3
June 08, 2013
A volunteer places bones made of paper and plaster as part of the One Million Bones art installation...
Washington, UNITED STATES
A volunteer places bones made of paper and plaster as part of the One Million Bones art installation...
A volunteer places bones made of paper and plaster as part of the One Million Bones art installation on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, June 8, 2013. Organizers said the project, led by artist Naomi Natale, mobilized artists and students around the world to create the bones in order to bring attention to genocide and mass atrocities. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LIBYA
RTX10GPY
June 08, 2013
Protesters hide during an attack on a Libyan militia, the Libya Shield brigade, headquarters in Benghazi,...
Benghazi, Libya
Protesters hide during an attack on a Libyan militia, the Libya Shield brigade, headquarters in Benghazi...
Protesters hide during an attack on a Libyan militia, the Libya Shield brigade, headquarters in Benghazi, June 8, 2013. At least 11 people were killed and 35 wounded in clashes on Saturday between protesters and a Libyan militia operating with Defence Ministry approval in the eastern city of Benghazi, a doctor in the city said. Residents said dozens of protesters had demonstrated outside the headquarters of the Libya Shield brigade demanding the disbanding of militias who have yet to lay down their weapons nearly two years after the overthrow of long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
TURKEY-PROTESTS/
RTX10GRE
June 08, 2013
A newlywed couple joins protesters as they march towards Taksim Square in Istanbul June 8, 2013. Turkish...
Istanbul, Turkey
A newlywed couple joins protesters as they march towards Taksim Square in Istanbul
A newlywed couple joins protesters as they march towards Taksim Square in Istanbul June 8, 2013. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party on Saturday ruled out early elections as thousands of anti-government demonstrators defied his call for an immediate end to protests. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
SYRIA-CRISIS
RTX10GUB
June 08, 2013
A Free Syrian Army fighter rests in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district June 8, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman...
Aleppo, Syria
A Free Syrian Army fighter rests in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district
A Free Syrian Army fighter rests in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district June 8, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
CRICKET-CHARITY/
RTX10HJL
June 09, 2013
Australian cricket player Shane Warne (front) waits for a team photo with his fiance, British actress...
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Australian cricket player Warne waits for a team photo with his fiance, British actress Hurley, and former...
Australian cricket player Shane Warne (front) waits for a team photo with his fiance, British actress Elizabeth Hurley, and former cricketers before an England and Australia charity match at Cirencester Park in Cirencester, England June 9, 2013. REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET ENTERTAINMENT FASHION)
PAKISTAN/
RTX10HES
June 09, 2013
A boy jumps into a water canal to cool himself with others on a hot day in the eastern city of Lahore...
Lahore, Pakistan
A boy jumps into a water canal to cool himself with others on a hot day in the eastern city of Lahore...
A boy jumps into a water canal to cool himself with others on a hot day in the eastern city of Lahore June 9, 2013. Temperatures reached 43 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit) in Lahore as weather remained hot and dry in other parts of the country, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY)
USA/
RTX10HGC
June 09, 2013
A cloud of dust from a nearby imploded building approaches the Statue of Liberty in New York June 9,...
New York, UNITED STATES
A cloud of dust from a nearby imploded building approaches the Statue of Liberty in New York
A cloud of dust from a nearby imploded building approaches the Statue of Liberty in New York June 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zoran Milich (UNITED STATES - Tags: CITYSCAPE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
RTX10HIU
June 09, 2013
A traveller washes her horse at Appleby in Westmorland, northern England June 9, 2013. The horses are...
APPLEBY IN WESTMORLAND, United Kingdom
A traveller washes her horse at Appleby in Westmorland
A traveller washes her horse at Appleby in Westmorland, northern England June 9, 2013. The horses are washed as part of the annual horse fair which has taken place since the 1600's. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
USA/
RTX10H4K
June 09, 2013
Actor Jason Sudeikis speaks next to a baby giraffe at the seventh annual Spike TV's "Guys Choice" awards...
Culver City, UNITED STATES
Sudeikis speaks next to baby giraffe at Spike TV's "Guys Choice" awards in Culver City
Actor Jason Sudeikis speaks next to a baby giraffe at the seventh annual Spike TV's "Guys Choice" awards in Culver City, California June 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FRANCE/
RTX10H83
June 09, 2013
A shepherd leads thousands of sheep at the Old Port during a
simulation of a transhumance, the seasonal...
Marseille, France
A shepherd leads sheep at the Old Port during a simulation of a transhumance, as part of festivities...
A shepherd leads thousands of sheep at the Old Port during a
simulation of a transhumance, the seasonal migration when herds are moved to grazing grounds, as part of festivities to mark Marseille-Provence being named the 2013 European Capital of Culture in Marseille June 9, 2013. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
USA/
RTX10HX5
June 09, 2013
People dance in soap foam on the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap float during the 43rd annual L.A. LGBT Pride...
West Hollywood, UNITED STATES
People dance in soap foam on a float during the 43rd annual LA LGBT Pride Parade in West Hollywood
People dance in soap foam on the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap float during the 43rd annual L.A. LGBT Pride Parade in West Hollywood, California June 9, 2013. The parade celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
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