12 Photos of Global News You Might Have Missed This Week
From the wildfires in Portugal to vigils in England, here's what happened this week.
This week, as the US grappled with a new health care proposal and the UK focused on the Queen's speech at Parliament, a lot of other stuff happened around the world that you might have missed.
Residents in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, gathered on a war-torn street shortly after sunset to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Amid the rubble of bombed buildings, hundreds of people sat down to eat at long, red banquet tables — it had been the first time in years Douma residents could break fast in public without fearing for their lives.
Ahead of World Refugee Day on Tuesday, South Sudanese children waited in line at Al-Nimir refugee camp in Sudan to fill their jugs with water. They are only a small proportion of the 400,000 South Sudanese refugees that have poured into Sudan since the civil war broke out in the world’s youngest country.
Shocked and overcome with grief, a community in the suburbs of Washington mourned the loss of Muslim teen, Nabra Hassanen, who was murdered following late-night prayer at a local mosque. Police have charged 22-year-old, Darwin Martinez Torres, but say it was an apparent “road rage incident.”
Global Citizen brings you these compelling images and more from events that have unraveled this past week.
1) Refugee Crisis: (Above) Two men from Sudan talk on the deck of the Golfo Azzurro rescue vessel, after being rescued from a rubber boat out of control near the Libyan coast, on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
2) Israel Gay Pride: Israelis take part in the first annual Gay Pride parade in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, on June 22, 2017. Hundreds of Israelis march in Beershebas first gay pride after the head of the southern police district approved plans for the event.
3) South Sudan: South Sudanese refugees fill water jugs at Al-Nimir refugee camp in Sudan's east Dafur on June 20, 2017. About 400,000 South Sudanese have arrived into Sudan since the war erupted in the world's youngest country, according to UNHCR. About 50 percent of them live across 10 camps in Sudan, while the rest are scattered in cities and towns.
4) Portugal Wildfire: A picture taken on June 18, 2017, shows a forest in flames during a wildfire near the village of Mega Fundeira. Portugal declared three days of national mourning from June 18, 2017 after the most deadly forest fire in its recent history, raging through the centre of the country. The fire, which broke out June 17, 2017 in the Pedrogao Grande district, has killed more than 60 people.
5) Andean New Year: Aymara Indians hold up their hands to receive the first rays of sunlight in a New Year's ritual in the ruins of the ancient city Tiwanaku, Bolivia, early Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Bolivia's Aymara Indians are celebrating the year 5,525 as well as the Southern Hemisphere's winter solstice, which marks the start of a new agricultural cycle.
6) Ramadan in Syria: Syrian residents of the rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, break their fast with the 'iftar' meal on a heavily damaged street on June 18, 2017, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
7) Vigil in Virginia: Mourners leave messages in chalk on the walkways during the vigil at Lake Anne Plaza for Nabra Hassanen, who was murdered Sunday on her way back to an overnight event at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, in Reston, VA, United States on June 21, 2017. A tight-knit Muslim community in the suburbs of Washington was in shock after the 17-year-old girl was apparently beaten to death and dumped in a pond following late-night prayers at the local mosque. Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have charged a 22-year-old local man, Darwin Martinez Torres, with the teenager's killing but said it was an apparent road rage incident. Read more here.
8) Portugal Wildfire: Portuguese National Republican Guard firefighters work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Avelar, central Portugal, at sunrise, June 18 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening.
9) Syria: A member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) speaks on a walkie talkie in the Syrian city of Raqa's eastern al-Sinaa district, on June 21, 2017.
10)Britain Mosque Attack: People take part in a vigil at Finsbury Park in north London, where a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London Monday, June 19, 2017. A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning
11) Pakistan: Afghan refugee women wait to scans their eyes at the UNHCR registration centre in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on June 19, 2017 ahead of the World Refugee Day. A record 370,000 Afghans left Pakistan last year, many of whom were second or even third generation migrants of people fleeing the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan during the 1980s, surging from 55,000 the year before.
12) International Yoga Day: Indian Muslim students practice yoga ahead of International Yoga Day celebrations, at a school in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, June 17, 2017. International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21.