Photos of the day – June 21, 2014


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Photos of the day – June 21, 2014

 Photos of the day - June 21, 2014

A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, smokes marijuana at the Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The annual Ambubasi festival begins Sunday where hundreds of tantric Sadhus, holy men from an esoteric form of Hinduism, gather to perform rituals at the temple. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)                                                                                                                                                                            Photos of the day - June 21, 2014        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, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Photos of the day - June 21, 2014         A relative of Palestinian member of Hamas’ armed wing Ibraheem al-Arqan holds a weapon as others mourn during his funeral in Gaza City June 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)    Photos of the day - June 21, 2014        Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part during a parade in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, June 21, 2014. Iraq’s senior Shi’ite religious cleric Moqtada al-Sadr issued a call for unity, saying Shi’ites and Sunnis should rally behind the authorities to prevent the Sunni militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant from destroying the country. (REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani)                                                                                                                                                          Photos of the day - June 21, 2014       Village volunteers train during a self-defense practice session organized by Police and the Thai army in Yala province, southern Thailand June 21, 2014. Reports of gunfights, drive-by shootings, beheadings and bombings are near-daily events. Martial law, declared last month in the rest of Thailand, has been in place in Pattani and neighbouring Narathiwat and Yala provinces for almost a decade. (REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom)                                                                     Photos of the day - June 21, 2014    Armed pro-Russian separatists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic pledge an oath during a ceremony in the city of Donetsk June 21, 2014. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday ordered a seven-day ceasefire in the fight against pro-Russian separatists, but also warned them they could face death if they did not use the time to put down their guns. (REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov)                                                                                                                                 Photos of the day - June 21, 2014      Relatives and families of members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi react outside a court in Minya, south of Cairo, after the sentences of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and his supporters were announced, June 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)            Photos of the day - June 21, 2014Relatives grieve at the flag-draped casket of one of the soldiers killed in clashes with Abu Sayyaf militants after being flown from southern Philippines Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Villamor Air Base at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Seven soldiers were killed when Philippine security forces battled Abu Sayyaf militants in the volatile Jolo island in southern Philippines on Thursday, June 19, in fierce clashes that also killed ten rebels in the latest confrontation in the insurgency-wracked region, military officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)Photos of the day - June 21, 2014     Relatives and loved ones cry in front of a coffin of a slain soldier upon arrival at the Villamor air base in Pasay city, metro Manila June 21, 2014. The military said seven soldiers and 10 Muslim rebels were killed on Thursday in the latest fighting in the south as the government stepped up offensive against al-Qaeda linked militants holding less than 10 foreign hostages. (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)                                                                                                                                              Photos of the day - June 21, 2014    People celebrate the summer solstice at the Kokino megalithic observatory, near the city of Kumanovo June 21, 2014. The 3,800-year-old observatory was discovered in 2001 in the northwestern town of Kumanovo, north from Skopje, and is ranked as the fourth oldest observatory in the world, according to NASA. (REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovsk)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photos of the day - June 21, 2014      Israeli soldiers take part in searches for three Israeli teenagers believed to have been abducted by Palestinians near the West Bank city of Hebron June 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)                         Photos of the day - June 21, 2014         Israeli soldiers take a break as they search for three missing Israeli teens, feared abducted in the West Bank last week, in the village of Beit Kahil near the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has used the search to promote two other objectives â a new crackdown on Hamas and an attempt to discredit the Palestinian unity government formed earlier this month by Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas, which is supported by Hamas. The Islamic militant Hamas group has praised the abduction of the teenagers but has not claimed responsibility for it. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)          Photos of the day - June 21, 2014          A pro-Russian fighter holds a flower after taking an oath in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Saturday, June 21, 2014. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered his forces to cease fire Friday and halt military operations for a week, the first step in a peace plan he hopes will end the fighting that has killed hundreds. The Kremlin dismissed the plan, saying it sounded like an ultimatum and lacked any firm offer to open talks with insurgents. Separatist leaders have also rejected the ceasefire and said they will not disarm. In Donetsk, a group of armed men gathered in the central square to take a military oath to the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peopleâs Republic. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)                                                                                                                          Photos of the day - June 21, 2014    Volunteers in the newly formed “Peace Brigades” raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during a parade in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The armed group was formed after radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to form brigades to protect Shiite holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photos of the day - June 21, 2014    Relatives of a Muslim Brotherhood member who was sentenced to death react to the verdict outside a courtroom in Minya, Egypt, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Mohammed Badie and over 180 others were sentenced to death Saturday by an Egyptian court in the latest mass trial following last year’s overthrow of the country’s Islamist president. The ruling by the southern Minya Criminal Court is the largest confirmed mass death sentence to be handed down in Egypt in recent memory. The court acquitted more than 400 others in the case and family members of the accused wailed or cheered the verdicts. (AP Photo/Ravy Shaker, El Shorouk newspaper)                                                                                           Photos of the day - June 21, 2014Volunteers of the newly formed “Peace Brigades” participate in a parade in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Thousands of Shiite militiamen have paraded in Baghdad and several other cities in southern Iraq with heavy weaponry, signaling their readiness to take on Sunni militants who control a large chunk of the countryâs north. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)                                                                                                                                                 Photos of the day - June 21, 2014Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian man during a search for three missing Israeli teens, feared abducted in the West Bank last week, in the village of Beit Kahil near the West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has used the search to promote two other objectives â a new crackdown on Hamas and an attempt to discredit the Palestinian unity government formed earlier this month by Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas, which is supported by Hamas. The Islamic militant Hamas group has praised the abduction of the teenagers but has not claimed responsibility for it. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)                                                                                                                             Photos of the day - June 21, 2014Volunteers of the newly formed “Peace Brigades” participate in a parade in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Thousands of Shiite militiamen have paraded in Baghdad and several other cities in southern Iraq with heavy weaponry, signaling their readiness to take on Sunni militants who control a large chunk of the country’s north. The Arabic on the banner reads, “No for America, No for Israel, No for Terrorism, No for ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).” (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)                                                                                                                                              Photos of the day - June 21, 2014Volunteers of the newly formed “Peace Brigades” participate in a parade in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The armed group was formed after radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to form brigades to protect Shiite holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Photos of the day - June 21, 2014Pro-Russian fighters pose for a photo after taking the oath of allegiance to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, on Lenin square in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Dozens of pro-Russian armed militiamen gathered on Lenin square in Donetsk on Saturday to take the oath of allegiance to the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered his forces to cease fire Friday and halt military operations for a week. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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