Politics, Protests, and Pride: This Week's Most Powerful Photos
Despite political upset, people around the world still took time to revel in life's simple joys.
After pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council and separating thousands of immigrant families at its border, the US drew international ire this week. Demonstrators around the country took to the streets to call for legislative reform on immigration, human rights, and gun violence. Across the ocean, Turkey saw rallies in support of presidential candidates ahead of the country's election next week.
But, despite global political turmoil, this week was also one of joy and celebration.
People around the world hit pause for a moment to celebrate International Yoga Day — during which yoga enthusiasts everywhere participated in mass yoga events — and the summer solstice. Others honored LGBTQ Pride Month with marches around the the globe and the World Cup, now in full swing, continues to draw crowds of cheering fans.
These vibrant photos show this week's highs, lows, and everything in between.
1. US Immigration Status: Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on June 13. The family has waited for about a week in this Mexican border city, hoping for a chance to escape widespread violence in their home state.
2. 'Summer Of Peace' March Against Gun Violence: Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School participate in an end of school year peace march and rally on June 15 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago natives Jennifer Hudson and Chance the Rapper along with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were guests at the rally.
3. Malaysia Daily Life: Children play at a water park on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia, on June 18.
4. Digital Art in Japan: Visitors walk through the installation of "Forest of Resonating Lamps" at the Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, on June 21. Mori Building, a Japanese real estate company and teamLab, digital art collective company, have joined together to create the digital art museum in Tokyo featuring 50 interactive artworks in a 10,000 square-meter space.
5. Pride in Kiev: Participants attend a Gay Pride march in central Kiev on June 17. Several thousand people took part in Kiev's Pride event amid a heavy police presence as nationalist protesters tried to halt the event.
6. Dalai Lama in India: Tibetans wait with ceremonial scarves to welcome their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama who returned home after a speaking tour in Europe, in Dharmsala, India, June 20. The Dalai Lama and his followers have been living in exile in the Himalayan town of Dharamsala in northern India since they fled Tibet after a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule.
7. Heat Wave in Israel: Israelis cool off near the beach as a heat wave hits the port town of Ashdod, Israel, on June 15. Ashdod is a popular beach town with the largest port in Israel.
8. Zero Tolerance Policy and Family Separations in US: Immigrant children walk in single file between tents in their compound next to the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas, on June 18.
9. International Day of Yoga: Indian defense personnel perform yoga on the deck of Indian naval aircraft carrier Viraat as they mark International Yoga Day in Mumbai, India, on June 21. Millions of yoga enthusiasts across the world Thursday took part in mass yoga events to mark International Yoga Day.
10. Syria: A Syrian child from the northern city of Manbij, displaced by fighting between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State (ISIS) group fighters, sits outside mud-brick dwellings at Al-Qadi camp for the displaced on June 20.
11. World Cup Fans: Serbia's fans react while watching on an outdoors giant screen in downtown Belgrade on June 17 the Russia World Cup football match between Costa Rica and Serbia.
12. Elections in Turkey: Supporters listen to the leader of Turkey's Iyi (Good) Party and presidential candidate, Meral Aksener speaking at Uskudar during a rally on June 21 in Istanbul, Turkey. Presidential candidates from all parties are holding campaign rallies across Turkey a week ahead of the countries June 24, parliamentary and presidential elections.
13. US Mexico Border: People get food from a truck after sunset over El Paso in and Ciudad Juarez on June 20 in El Paso, Texas.
14. Summer Solstice: A woman twirls a hula-hoop while the sun rises at Stonehenge as crowds of people gathered to celebrate the dawn of the longest day in the UK, in Wiltshire, England, June 21. The neolithic Wiltshire monument is built along the solstice alignment of the summer sunrise and the winter sunset.