Photos of the Week (06/27/21)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) An aerial view shows a partially collapsed building in Surfside near Miami Beach, Florida. Photo: REUTERS/Marco Bello

2) Emergency personnel work at the site of a collapsed building in Miami Beach, Florida. Photo: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue/Handout

3) Angry parents and community members protest after a Loudoun County School Board meeting was halted by the school board because the crowd refused to quiet down, in Ashburn, Virginia, June 22, 2021. Loudoun has been roiled for months by accusations that it has embraced critical race theory, a school of thought that maintains that racism is ingrained in U.S. law and institutions and that legacies of slavery and segregation have created an uneven playing field for Black Americans. The school system says it is simply training teachers, the majority of whom are white, to be “culturally responsive” to serve the county’s increasingly diverse student population. Photo: REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

4) A man is detained after a fight broke out during a Loudoun County School Board meeting which included a discussion of Critical Race Theory and transgender students, in Ashburn, Virginia. Photo: REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

5) Athena Tedder and Norah Benedict, students at Michigan’s Clarkston Junior High School visit the Vietnam Memorial during their 8th grade trip to Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

6) Pilgrims pray at the statue of Our Lady of Medjugorje to mark the 40th anniversary of the alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary to local shepherds in the hills surrounding the village. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

7) Terrence Floyd, brother of the late George Floyd who was killed by a police officer, reacts during the unveiling event of Floyd’s statue, as part of Juneteenth celebrations, in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

8) A home on the 1800 block of Princeton Circle is leveled after an overnight tornado swept through the area in Naperville, Illinois. Photo: AP

9) Hail and rain flood the streets in Decines-Charpieu, France, June 23, 2021, in this still image taken from a social media video. Photo: Twitter @ant_steyer/Antoine Steyer

10) A woman reacts to a chemical agent during an operation by police to evict a homeless encampment, at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo: REUTERS/Kyaw Soe Oo

11) Damaged trolleybuses are seen after heavy rainfall and floods in Yalta, Crimea. Photo: Reuters

12) A general view of the Olympic Rings installed on a floating platform with the Rainbow Bridge in the background in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.  Photo: REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

13) A visitor takes a photo of an exhibit near a statue of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, 2nd from left, and other Communist Party figures at the newly-completed Museum of the Communist Party of China in Beijing. Photo: AP

14) An employee poses with a rare flawless 100+ carat diamond at Sotheby’s in New York city. Photograph: Eduardo Muñoz/Reuters

15) In Pompeii, Italy, people observe the sunrise on the day of the summer solstice, at the archeological site’s extraordinary opening at 4:45 am. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/EPA

16) Revelers gather to celebrate the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge ancient stone circle, despite official events being canceled amid the spread of the COVID-19, near Amesbury, Britain. Photo: Reuters

17) In Krakow, Poland, a woman wears a flower crown during a Summer Solstice celebration. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty Images

18) A person protests in support of pop star Britney Spears on the day of her conservatorship case hearing at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles, California, June 23, 2021. An emotional Spears called the 13-year-long conservatorship that has controlled her life stupid and abusive, saying she felt traumatized and angry and wanted her life back. In a statement of more than 20 minutes, the 39-year-old told the judge overseeing the arrangement that she wanted it to end. “I just want my life back,” she said. “I’m not here to be anyone’s slave.” “I’m traumatized … I’m not happy, I can’t sleep,” she said. Spears said her frequent upbeat postings on her Instagram account were lies. “I’m so angry. And I’m depressed. I cry every day,” she added. Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

19) Coyotes also known as Bush Wolves adopt a defensive stance to defend their den in Pacific Grove, California. Photograph: Rory Merry/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock

20) Laura Griffin, a PhD student in wildlife, ecology and behaviour at University College Dublin lets a days-old fallow deer fawn out of its weighing bag. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

21) A staff member tends to one of the newborn twin cubs delivered by the giant panda Shin Shin at Ueno zoo. Photograph: Tokyo Zoological Park Society/AFP/Getty Images

22) An eastern black swallowtail caterpillar feeds on a fennel plant in Spring, Texas. Photo: AP

23) Animals sit on the bed at the pet-friendly Days Inn hotel at Roadchef Norton Canes, West Midlands, UK. Days Inn will be opening their doors to pets and owners across the nation at Roadchef motorway service areas, providing pets with fresh drinking water and outside space. Photograph: Fabio De Paola/PA

24) A horse puts its head into a car to eat a carrot near the Cossack cultural complex in the village of Borgustanskaya in Stavropol region, Russia. Photo: REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

25) In Hua Hin, Thailand, an elephant searches for food in the kitchen at the home of Radchadawan Peungprasopporn in Pa La-U. Photograph: Radchadawan Peungprasopporn/Facebook/AFP/Getty Images

26) Pope Francis greets a person dressed as Spider-Man after the general audience at the Vatican. Photo: REUTERS/Remo Casilli

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