Welcome to a new POW post, well, let’s try to summarize this week: longest day of the year, Spain, World cup, Palestine, Iraq, and a few more here and there.
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A fan wears contact lenses with the flag of Brazil prior to the start of the Mexico vs Brazil match inside the FIFA Fan Fest during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Dario Lopez-Mills / AP)
A football fan wearing England’s team colors watches a live telecast of the group D World Cup match between Uruguay and England, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Leo Correa / AP)
Bahraini anti-government protesters run as police fire tear gas to disperse a march after demonstrators began burning debris in the streets of the western town of Malkiya, Bahrain. More than three years after Bahrain’s latest uprising began, protests, marches and clashes with police remain almost nightly events in opposition towns throughout the Gulf island kingdom. (Hasan Jamali / AP)
A man takes photos while walking through smoke from flares during a demonstration staged by striking workers of the French state-run rail operator SNCF in Paris. France’s longest rail strike in years rolled on for a second week as lawmakers were set to debate a contentious debt-cutting reform plan opposed by unions. (Fred Dufour / AFP – Getty Images)
Iraqi Shi’ite tribesmen brandish their weapons as they gather to show their willingness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants. (Haidar Hamdani / AFP – Getty Images)
A Palestinian girl looks at a damaged home after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City. (Hatem Moussa / AP)
A burqa-clad Afghan woman casts her ballot at a polling station during Presidential elections run-off, in Herat, Afghanistan. (Jalil Rezayee / EPA)
King Felipe VI of Spain wave to the crowds during the royal procession down the Gran Via in Madrid, Spain. (Getty Images)
The sun rises as thousands of revelers gathered at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge, near Salisbury, England, to celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. (Sang Tan / AP)
Sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik, of India, works on his sculpture during the final day of the DO AC Sand Sculpting World Cup competition on the beach at Pennsylvania Avenue in Atlantic City, N.J. . (Ben Fogletto / AP)
Thousands of New Yorkers are marking the first day of summer by practicing yoga in Times Square, during the 12th annual Solstice in Times Square, sponsored by the Times Square Alliance and Athleta, Gap Inc.’s exercise-wear brand. (Richard Drew / AP)