Photos of the Week (08/01/21)

Jourdan Delacruz of the United States reacts after a lift in 49kg weightlifting. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Adam Turley surveys the damage to his dad’s truck in front of their home on Concord Center Drive in the Town of Concord on Thursday. A line of thunderstorms arrived early Thursday generating numerous tornado warnings as well as high winds and near-constant lightning. Photo by Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

2) A tree was ripped in half near Dahnert Park in the Town of Concord, WI on Thursday. Photo by Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

3) U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) holds up a Capitol Police bulletin requiring masks be worn in interior spaces on the Capitol grounds due to coronavirus during a photo with House Republicans who oppose mask mandates before the group marched to the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

4) A pedestrian walks through an art installation of body bags as demonstrators protest against Facebook and what they claim is disinformation regarding coronavirus on the social media giant’s platform, outside Facebook headquarters in Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Jim Bourg

5) A protestor dressed as Jesus Christ, holding a wooden cross reading “Vaccine kills your natural immunity”, is surrounded by French Gendarmes on the Champs Elysees Avenue after clashes on the sidelines of a demonstration against France’s restrictions to fight the coronavirus outbreak, in Paris, France. Photo: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

6) United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin views the military honor guard at Camp Aguinaldo military camp in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Photo: AP

7) U.S. Capitol Police sergeant Aquilino Gonell wipes tears prior to testifying before the opening hearing of the U.S. House (Select) Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool

8) An Israeli soldier sprays pepper spray towards a journalist during a protest against Israeli settlements, near Tubas in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, July 27, 2021. Photo: Reuters

9) Gold medallist Sunisa Lee of the United States kisses her medal after winning the artistic gymnastics individual all-around at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

10) US gymnast Simone Biles performs on the vault during the Olympic team all-around event on Tuesday, July 27. She stumbled on the landing and withdrew right after that, saying she wasn’t in the right frame of mind to compete. She later pulled out of the individual all-around, which she won in 2016. “I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being,” she told reporters. Photos: AP

11) Simone Biles of the United States watches from the artistic gymnastics all-around final from the stands at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake

12) Gold medalists Angelina Melnikova, Vladislava Urazova, Liliia Akhaimova and Viktoriia Listunova of the Russian Olympic Committee celebrate on the podium with silver medalists Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee of the United States at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake

13) Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev receives medical treatment during his third-round match at the Olympics on Wednesday, July 28. Midway through the match, the Russian — known for his dry humor and sarcasm — approached the chair umpire to ask what would happen if he died. Medvedev went on to win the match over Italy’s Fabio Fognini.  Photo: Hiroto Sekiguchi/The Yomiuri Shimbun/AP

14) Edie Armstrong reacts when she hears that her son, U.S. swimmer Hunter Armstrong, will be moving on after just making it through the men’s 100m backstroke preliminary race during the 2021 Olympic Games, in Dover, Ohio. “That gave me a small heart attack,” Edie Armstrong said jokingly. “Don’t ever do that to me again Hunter.” Photo: REUTERS/Gaelen Morse

15) Unaccompanied minor migrants from Central America are processed by the U.S. Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States of America from Mexico in Roma, Texas. Photo: REUTERS/Go Nakamura

16) Harvey Weinstein, who was extradited from New York to Los Angeles to face sex-related charges, listens in court during a pre-trial hearing, in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Etienne Laurent/Pool via REUTERS

17) A police riverboat carries the Madonna fiumarola (“River Mary”) along Rome’s Tiber river as part of the traditional Festa di Noantri, on July 25, 2021, in Rome, Italy. The feast was instituted in 1927, but its origin dates back to the 16th century. In 1535, after a violent thunderstorm, a statue of Mary carved out of cedar wood washed up on the shores of the Tiber. She was brought up the river and given to the then-Carmelite church of St. Chrysogonus. Photo: Stefano Montesi – Corbis / Getty

18) People watch a 360-degree animated montage of work by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in London. The show is also being held in Milwaukee. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

19) In Hampton Court Palace, England, gardener Gemma Hearn undertakes a final trim of the palace’s maze in Surrey, before it reopens to visitors for the first time since March 2020. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

20) Creator Livio De Marchi poses for a portrait near his creation, a violin-shaped boat, on July 23, 2021, in Venice, Italy. The violin boat will be launched in September and will sail around Venice. Photo: Stefano Mazzola / Awakening / Getty

21) Chef Frederick Schoen-Kiewert serves The Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites, the world’s most expensive french fries, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, at Serendipity 3 restaurant New York City. Photo: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

22) Green Bay Packer Alumni James Jones falls back as he plays Gaga ball with Camp Anokijig campers during the Packers Road Trip to the camp, Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Plymouth, Wis. Photo: GARY C. KLEIN/USA TODAY NETWORK-WISCONSIN



Photos of the Week (07/25/21)

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates with the MVP Trophy following game six of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 20, 2021. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) The Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA Championship! Photo gallery: TMJ 4.

2) A woman shouts and waves a Cuban flag as she drives past outside Versailles restaurant, in reaction to reports of protests in Cuba against its deteriorating economy, in Miami, Florida. Photo: REUTERS/Marco Bello

3) Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the origin of COVID-19, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: AP

4) Billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos is launched with three crew members aboard a New Shepard rocket from Blue Origin’s Launch Site 1 near Van Horn, Texas, July 20, 2021. Bezos, the world’s richest person, soared some 66.5 miles above the Texas desert aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle and returned safely to Earth, a historic suborbital flight that helps usher in a new era of space tourism. Photo: REUTERS/Joe Skipper

5) This still image from video by Blue Origin shows billionaire Jeff Bezos and pioneering female aviator Wally Funk emerging from New Shepard spacecraft after returning from the world’s first unpiloted suborbital flight near Van Horn, Texas. Photo: Reuters

6) Ramon Castro, a U.S. Marine veteran, holds the American flag as he takes part in the “Walk the Line” walk at the border between the U.S. and Mexico, to call for the return of war veterans who were deported to Mexico, in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Photo: REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

7) In London people without face masks shop on Oxford street as coronavirus restrictions are lifted. England lifted virtually all of its coronavirus restrictions on 19 July, setting it at odds with the three other nations of the UK and sparking concern among scientists. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

8) In Brighton, UK, clubbers line up around the block at a few minutes to midnight waiting for Covid-19 restrictions to be dropped and for Pryzm nightclub to open its doors. Photograph: Chris Eades/Getty Images

9) Nina Gomes, 4, collects garbage in the sea accompanied by her father Ricardo Gomes at the Praia Vermelha beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 9, 2021. The girl picks trash with her father, a marine biologist and director of the NGO Instituto Mar Urbano, from the water along the beaches of Rio. “She is already a mini-defender of the ocean,” her father said. Asked why she collects waste from the sea, she says: “Because (otherwise) fish and turtles die.” Photo: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

10) The Met Life and Chrysler buildings glow through a thick haze hanging over Manhattan in New York, July 20, 2021. Wildfires in the American West are creating hazy skies as far away as New York. Photo: AP

11) A woman stands in front of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic mascots Miraitowa and Someity in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter

12) A woman holds a placard during a protest against the hosting of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP/Getty

13) Maria Fazekas of Hungary attends a table tennis training session at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: AP

14) Fireworks light up the sky over the Olympic Stadium during the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 opening ceremony. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

15) Empty seats inside the stadium for the opening ceremony. Photograph: Maja Hitij/Getty Images

16) Disabled Manuel Molina, 80, sits on an amphibious chair as he is helped by lifeguards Olga Diaz and Micaela before swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, at Barcelona’s Nova Icaria Beach, Spain. Photo: Reuters

17) Cameron Smith explores Moby’s Cave, which forms part of a network of caves under the Arbroath Cliffs on the Angus coast of Scotland. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

18) A bear cub clings to a tree after being spotted by a safety officer at the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon. Photograph: Bryan Daniels/AP

19) A Common Loon chick hitches a ride on its mother’s back on Maranacook Lake in Winthrop, Maine, July 20, 2021. Photo: AP

20) A visitor takes pictures of Two Figures by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei during the presentation of his exhibition, Ai Weiwei: Intertwine at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal. Photograph: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images

Photos of the Week (07/18/21)

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A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday keeps his eye on the ball after recovering it from Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker on the floor during the fourth quarter of Game 5 of Bucks 123-119 win over the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals at Footprint Center in Phoenix on Saturday. Photo: Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

2) Singer Adele watches as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks after a pass from Jrue Holiday late in Saturday’s game. Holiday had stolen the ball from Suns star Devin Booker. Photos: 1) Twitter, 2) Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic

3) Another look at that dunk. Photo: Twitter

4) Rep. Chris Turner (D-TX) takes questions at a press conference as Democrats from the Texas State House arrive at Dulles Airport in Sterling, Va. leaving Texas Monday afternoon to break quorum and derail GOP plans to pass sweeping changes to election and voting laws during the special session of the Legislature. Phtoto: JASPER COLT, USA TODAY

5) U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Democratic members of the Texas state legislature who fled the state in an effort to slow changes to election laws and voter access, in Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

6) In Miami, a protester shouts support for Cubans demonstrating against their government. One person has died and more than 100 have been arrested, including independent journalists and opposition activists, since the anti-government protests broke out in Cuba. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

7) Former president Donald Trump walks off after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas. Photograph: Andy Jacobsohn/AFP/Getty

8) People visit a thermometer Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Death Valley National Park, Calif. Death Valley in southeastern California’s Mojave Desert reached 128 degrees Fahrenheit the day before according to the National Weather Service’s reading at Furnace Creek. The high temperature was actually lower than the previous day, when the location reached 130 F. Photo: JOHN LOCHER, AP

9) Wildland firefighters watch and take video with their cellphones as a plane drops fire retardant on Harlow Ridge above the Lick Creek Fire, southwest of Asotin, Washington, July 12, 2021. Photo: AP

10) A car is strewn with debris in a residential street after flooding in Ensival, Verviers, Belgium. Photo: AP. MORE. Photo: AFP

11) Flames are seen on the side of a highway after a bushfire broke out, near St. George, Arizona, July 12, 2021, in this still image obtained from a social media video. (Twitter@WHILEINTEXAS). Photo: Reuters

12) Workers remove the monument of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, on July 10, 2021. Photo: John C. Clark / AP

13) Volunteers in Wellington, New Zealand help care for a baby orca who has lost its family. Photograph: Ben Mckay/AAP. MORE. Photo: Getty

14) In Dunstable, UK, one of the new flamingo chicks sits among the older flamingos at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. The eggs spent a month in an incubator to ensure their survival. Photograph: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo/PA

15) Jets of the Patrouille de France fly over the Champs-Elysees avenue during the Bastille Day parade in Paris. Photo: Reuters

16) A view of the fireworks display by the Eiffel tower on Bastille Day, in Paris, France. Photo: AP

17) In Qingdao, China, the opening ceremony for the city’s international beer festival. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

18) A guest poses wearing a dress with depictions of the dutch painter Vincent van Gogh at the 74th Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Reinhard Krause/Reuters

19) Enthusiasts take part in the European Stone Stacking Championships in Dunbar, Scotland. The championships now in its fifth year, is Europe’s largest championships for all Stone Stacking and Rock Balancing enthusiasts and artists. Photo: JEFF J MITCHELL, GETTY IMAGES

20) Italy’s players celebrate in Rome, their victory of the Euro 2020 soccer championships in a final played at Wembley stadium in London on Sunday. Italy beat England 3-2 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. Photo: AP

Photos of the Week (07/11/21)

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A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) The remaining structure of the Champlain Towers South condo building is demolished more than a week after it partially collapsed, in Surfside, Florida, on July 4, 2021.  Photo: Lynne Sladky / AP

2) A member of the Israeli search and rescue team salutes in front of the rubble that once was Champlain Towers South during a prayer ceremony and a moment of silence in Surfside, Florida. Photo: Jose A Iglesias/Pool.

3) A view of part of the Tennant Fire in Northern California on July 4, 2021. The fire has been burning since June 28, and has scorched more than 10,000 acres. Photo: Neal Waters / Anadolu Agency / Getty

4) An aerial view shows former docks on a Salton Sea’s beach, with the water much further away, as California faces its worst drought since 1977, in Salton City, California. Photo: REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

5) Firefighters work at the site of an explosion and fire at a plastics factory on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, on July 5, 2021.  Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP / Getty

6) Health-care workers cross the Camaná River to inoculate elderly citizens with doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19, in Arequipa, Peru, on July 2, 2021.  Photo: Diego Ramos / AFP / Getty

7) A Kashmiri shepherd watches villagers being vaccinated as she stands outside her hut during a COVID-19 vaccination drive in Tosamaidan, southwest of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. Photo: Dar Yasin / AP

8) A health worker pours gasoline on expired medicines collected from different hospitals as he prepares to set them alight on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Photo: AFP

9) Police officers, along with a volunteer dressed as a motorcyclist holding a mock head with a helmet, take part in a road safety awareness campaign, in Chennai, India.

10) A toppled statue of Queen Elizabeth lies facedown on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature on July 2, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The statue was pulled down by Indigenous protesters, following a march to honor survivors and victims of Canada’s residential-school system. Photo: Daniel Crump / Anadolu Agency / Getty

11) Passersby stand in front of Merman Art, a wooden statue of a swimmer, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on July 6, 2021. The installation was created by Merman team, a group of artists from Ukraine, for the Burning Man festival in the United States. Photo: Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty

12) A giant Alice marionette is seen at celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, in Oxford, England, on July 3, 2021. Photo: Matthew Childs / Reuters

13) Photographed on July 7, 2021, a child feeds a hedgehog, one of seven young hedgehogs adopted by a family in the Çinar district of Diyarbakir, Turkey, after their mother died.  Photo: Bestami Bodruk / Anadolu Agency / Getty

14) A cow stands next to a dwarf Bhutanese cow named Rani at a cattle farm in Charigram, Bangladesh, on July 6, 2021. Rani stands just 20 inches tall and weighs 62 pounds; its owners have applied to the Guinness Book of Records, claiming that it is the smallest cow in the world. Photo: Munir Uz Zaman / AFP / Getty

15) Leigh Rich officially breaks the Guinness World Record for longest slip-and-slide, during an event in Davis, West Virginia, on July 1, 2021.  Photo: Tasos Katopodis / Getty for Natural Light

16) A person wearing an alien costume in a flying saucer roller-skates through traffic on Main Street, during the UFO Festival on July 2, 2021, in Roswell, New Mexico. The festival returned during the July Fourth holiday weekend following the COVID-19 pandemic.  Photo: Patrick T. Fallon / AFP / Getty

17) Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, wearing an ornate hat, arrives to be greeted by the German Chancellor at the Chancellery in Berlin on July 6, 2021.  Photo: Tobias Schwarz / AFP / Getty

18) Michelle Lesco competes in the Women’s Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, July 4, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

19) A child holds an American flag as she watches the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks in New York City on July 4, 2021. Photo: Andrew Kelly / Reuters

20) Fireworks explode from the Empire State Building and over the New York City skyline during Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display, July 4, 2021, as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey. Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision

Photos of the Week (07/04/21)

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A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton attempts a shot against Atlanta Hawks forward Cam Reddish (22) during the third quarter in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at State Farm Arena. The Bucks won 118-107 to advance to the NBA Finals against Phoenix. Photo: JASON GETZ / USA TODAY SPORTS

2) Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton hits a three-point basket against the Atlanta Hawks during the third quarter in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NBA basketball playoffs Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Atlanta. Middleton led the Bucks in scoring with 32 points. Photo: CURTIS COMPTON / ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

3) Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer and inured forward Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrate after the Bucks defeated the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NBA basketball playoffs, advancing to the NBA Finals, Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Atlanta.  Photo: AP

4) The Bucks celebrate with the Eastern Conference Finals championship trophy. Photo: Milwaukee Bucks

5) Rescue workers search in the rubble at the Champlain Towers South condominium in the Surfside area of Miami, Florida. Photo: AP

6) Emergency workers conduct search and rescue efforts at the site of a partially collapsed residential building in Surfside, near Miami Beach, Florida. Photo: REUTERS/Joe Skipper

7) Photos and flowers hang in a fence at a memorial site created by neighbors in front of a partially collapsed residential building as the emergency crews continue search and rescue operations for survivors, in Surfside, near Miami Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Marco Bello

8) Former U.S. President Trump holds his first post-presidency campaign rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio. Photo: REUTERS/Gaelen Morse

9) U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks to a boy as supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump gather for his first post-presidency campaign rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio. Photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

10) A crowd watches as former U.S. President Donald Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott visit an unfinished section of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in Pharr, Texas.  Photo: REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare

11) U.S. President Joe Biden holds an ice cream cone during a stop at an ice cream shop after a visit to La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

12) Bill Cosby flashes a “V” sign as he is welcomed outside his home after Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction and ordered him released from prison immediately, in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, June 30, 2021.  Photo: REUTERS/Mark Makela

13) Plebes participate in the Oath of Office ceremony at the end of Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 30, 2021. More than 1,100 new midshipmen arrived to take part in Induction Day, the official first day of Plebe Summer. Photo: Anna Moneymaker / Getty

14) Performers line up in front of the Communist Party emblem at a gala show ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. Photo: AP

15) Royal fan John Loughrey stands outside the gates of Kensington Palace to mark what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday. Princes William and Harry are due to unveil a statue of their mother in the sunken garden at the palace. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP

16) Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, look at a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, Britain July 1, 2021. The brothers unveiled a statue to their late mother on what would have been her 60th birthday, saying they hoped it would be a lasting memorial to her life and legacy. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS

17) Terry Hutt, 86, waits at the front of a queue to view the statue of Diana, Princess of Wales, a day after its unveiling in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace. The statue, which shows a larger-than-life Diana surrounded by three children, was commissioned by Princes William and Harry in 2017. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

18) Journalists and employees of the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs visit St Peter and St Paul’s Cathedral, a year after it was devastated by a fire. Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP/Getty Images

19) A digital sign shows a temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit during the scorching weather of a heatwave in Seattle, Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Jason Redmond

20) Cindy Bedinger, 48, cools off in a swimming pool hooked to a fire hydrant under a freeway underpass during a heatwave in Portland, Oregon. Photo: REUTERS/Sergio Olmos

21) A participant sits in an ice bucket during an ice-bath-therapy session in the desert near Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on June 25, 2021. The high temperature in Sharjah on that day hit 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius). Photo: Rula Rouhana / Reuters

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

Photos of the Week (06/20/21)

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A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo puts up a one handed jump shot over Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin (2) in the second quarter during game seven in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Photo: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

2) Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant for a layup in the first quarter during game seven in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Photo: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

3) Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton intercepts a pass intended for Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant in the third quarter during game seven in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Photo: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

4) Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates his team’s win over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference second round on Saturday night. Photo: Getty Images

5) Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks high-five after Round 2, Game 7 on June 19, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: NBCLosAngeles.com

6) Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant talk after the Bucks beat the Nets in overtime Saturday night, 115-111 in Game 7 of their playoff series at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. The Bucks return to the Eastern Conference finals for the second time in the last three seasons and for the ninth time in team history. Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 13 rebounds, and Khris Middleton made the tiebreaking shot with 40 seconds left in overtime. Photo: Milwaukee Bucks

7) A giant American flag, billed as the largest free flying flag in the world by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, flies on Flag Day from the western towers of the George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey, in Fort Lee, New Jersey, June 14, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar

8) House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C. celebrates with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of the Congressional Black Caucus after passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act at the Capitol in Washington. Photo: AP

9) Congressional staffers carry National Seersucker Day cutouts into the Ohio Clock Corridor for the annual seersucker photo in the Capitol on Thursday. Capitol Police, however, asked the staffers to remove the cutouts, citing a rule that prohibits signs in the Capitol. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

10) U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin meet at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: Reuters

11) At the end of President Joe Biden’s news conference on Wednesday, June 16, which came at the end of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin,  CNN’s Kaitland Collins pressed Biden on why he is confident Putin will change his behavior. “I’m not confident he’ll change his behavior. Where the hell — what do you do all the time? When did I say I was confident?” Biden asked, walking back toward reporters. He continued: “What I said was — let’s get it straight — I said, ‘What will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them and it diminishes their standing in the world.’ I’m not confident of anything. I’m just stating a fact.” Biden later apologized to Collins before boarding Air Force One. “I owe my last questioner an apology. I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy with the last answer I gave,” he said.  Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP

12) Protesters wearing giant heads portraying G7 leaders swim in the water during a demonstration outside the G7 meeting in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, on June 13, 2021. Photo: Jon Super / AP

13) A pair of migrant families from Brazil pass through a gap in the border wall to reach the United States after crossing from Mexico in Yuma, Ariz., Thursday, June 10, 2021, to seek asylum. The families are part of an influx of asylum-seekers entering the U.S. in the Yuma area from South America and other continents. AP Photo/Eugene Garcia

14) Fireworks explode over New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty as New York state celebrates a 70% vaccination rate against COVID-19, June 15, 2021. Photo: AP

15) Hong Kong police arrest the chief editor and four other senior executives of Apple Daily under the national security law on suspicion of collusion with a foreign country to endanger national security, according to local media reports. Photo: AP

16) A man with a bicycle passes by a train that had derailed in the community of San Isidro Mazatepec in Tala, State of Jalisco, Mexico, on June 15, 2021. The freight train derailed and toppled onto houses alongside the tracks on Tuesday, killing one resident and injuring three others, emergency services said.  Photo: Ulises Ruiz / AFP / Getty

17) Jeffrey Shiau, 35, a volunteer from the crowd, spits water into the mouth of Sam Kaufman, 27, a performer from the Human Fountains, during a reopening party held as coronavirus restrictions are gradually lifted in Los Angeles, California, June 15, 2021.  Photo: REUTERS/Cheney Orr

18) People come to see the rare blooming of the endangered Sumatran Titan arum, or the corpse flower, that is in fool bloom for just a few hours, emitting rotten meat odor, at the Warsaw University Botanical Gardens, in Warsaw, Poland, June 13, 2021. Photo: AP

19) Israel’s Linoy Ashram, photographed during the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual Ball Final at the 2021 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, taking place in the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna, Bulgaria, on June 12, 2021. Photo: Spasiyana Sergieva / Reuters

20) Dan O’Conor, the “Great Lake Jumper,” makes his 365th leap into Lake Michigan on June 12, 2021, at Chicago’s Montrose Point.  Photo: Shafkat Anowar / AP

21) Michigan firefighters helped free a baby raccoon that got stuck in a sewer cover. “We first put dish soap around its neck, but that didn’t work. We had gloves on because it was biting and scratching. Then, a homeowner brought out cooking oil. We were able to guide it out then, but it was hard getting it out. I don’t even know how it got stuck in there to begin with,” said Lt. Brian Lorkowski. Photo: Lt. Brian Lorkowski, Harrison Township Fire Department

22) Wasabi, a Pekingese of East Berlin, Pennsylvania, is presented by his owner and handler David Fitzpatrick before winning the Best in Show at the 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York, June 13, 2021. Photo: Reuters

23) Wasabi, the Pekingese, poses for the media on the windy observation deck of the Empire State building in New York on June 14, 2021, following his win at the 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  Photo: Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty

24) A black-winged stilt checks eggs in its nest on a wetland in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Photo: AFP

25) Race-goers attend the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet in Ascot, England. Photo: AFP

26) A race-goer reacts to picking a winner in the first race on the third day of the Royal Ascot, which is traditionally known as Ladies’ Day, on June 17, 2021. Photo: Alastair Grant / AP

27) Debora Day in an ornate red outfit poses on the steps for photographers on the third day of the Royal Ascot horserace meeting, which is traditionally known as Ladies Day, at Ascot, England. Photo: AP. Another look. Photo: Getty Images

28) Yulia Shirokova wears an ornate hat on the second day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting in Ascot, England. Photo: Peter Cziborra / Action Images



Photos of the Week (06/13/21)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Activists wearing giant heads of the G-7 leaders tussle over a giant COVID-19 vaccine syringe during an action of NGO’s on Swanpool Beach in Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Photo: AP

2) A painter adds finishing touches to ornamental decoration inside the “Villa La Grange” where U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to meet June 16, in Geneva. Photo: AFP

3) Supporters of former President Donald Trump gather on a street corner near a sign saying “Miss Me Yet???” outside the North Carolina GOP convention before Trump spoke at the gathering in Greenville, North Carolina, June 5, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

4) Former President Donald Trump points at the media while speaking at the North Carolina GOP convention dinner in Greenville, North Carolina, June 5, 2021.  Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

5) Members of the Secret Service get off the Air Force Two, after technical difficulties that made Vice President Kamala Harris change planes for her first international trip as Vice President to Guatemala and Mexico, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, June 6, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria

6) French President Emmanuel Macron is protected by a security member after getting slapped by a member of the public during a visit in Tain-L’Hermitage, France, June 8, 2021. Photo: BFMTV/ReutersTV via REUTERS

7) President Joe Biden delivers remarks to U.S. Air Force personnel and their families stationed at  RAF Mildenhall, ahead of the G7 Summit, near Mildenhall, Britain June 9, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

8) A Haitian migrant reaches out for help while emerging from a rocky canal close to a gap in the border wall in Arizona. Photograph: Eugene García/AP

9) French Air Force Patrouille de France Team performs at the official opening ceremony of the British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer, on the 77th anniversary of D-Day, France. Photo: Reuters

10) This aerial photograph in Turkey’s Marmara Sea at a harbor on the shoreline of Istanbul shows mucilage, a jelly-like layer of slime that develops on the surface of the water due to the excessive proliferation of phytoplankton. Photo: AFP

11) A dolphin leaps near the bow of the Israeli navy submarine Leviathan off the coast of Haifa in northern Israel. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

12) A cicada sits on the neck of President Joe Biden as he and first lady Jill Biden depart for England from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, June 9, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

13) President Biden wipes his neck after a cicada landed on him before boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

AND FINALLY…

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Photos of the Week (06/06/21)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) A girl poses with a weapon at a stand set up by Romania’s gendarmerie at the Palace of the Parliament, on International Children’s Day, in Bucharest. Photo: AP

2) University students clean the “Pillar of Shame” statue at the University of Hong Kong on the 32nd anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, in Hong Kong. Photo: REUTERS/Lam Yik

3) A couple performs a tango during a demonstration demanding that dancers be allowed to practice in open spaces amid ongoing restrictions due to surging coronavirus caseloads, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 29, 2021. Since the pandemic hit the country, tango, an essential part of Argentine culture, has been suspended to try to stop the wave of infections. Photo: Natacha Pisarenko / AP

4) Some of 26 ice sculptures of children installed on New Brighton Beach begin to melt. The ice statues were installed as part of a giant sand artwork on the beach to highlight global warming and the forthcoming COP26 global climate conference on May 31, 2021, in Wirral, Merseyside, England. Photo: Christopher Furlong / Getty

5) An aerial view of a sinkhole that was found by farmers in a field in Santa Maria Zacatepec, state of Puebla, Mexico, on June 1, 2021. Photo: Jose Castanares / AFP / Getty

6) People swim in the Sky Pool, a transparent acrylic swimming-pool bridge that is fixed between two apartment blocks, at Embassy Gardens in southwest London, on June 3, 2021. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP / Getty

7) A giant panda enjoys an ice-cream in a hanging basket at Beijing zoo, which has newly built sports facilities and spray cooling equipment to keep the animals comfortable over the summer. Photograph: Sipa Asia/Rex/Shutterstock

8) Spectators react as drivers take their first lap at the Indy 500, the largest attended sporting event since the start of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 30, 2021. Photo: Reuters

9) In Rio de Janiero the Brazilian para-swimmer Jessica Oliveira trains at Vasco da Gama club. The 16-year-old is a quadruple amputee as a result of meningococcal meningitis at age 10. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

10) Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners kisses his daughter Audrey before a game against the Oakland Athletics on Lou Gehrig Day at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, on June 2, 2021. Photo: Steph Chambers / Getty

11) Dorothy Onikute, 33, a deputy sheriff with the Rio Arriba County sheriff’s office, responding to an overdose call on 4 February, on the side of the road in Alcalde, New Mexico. The exhibition The Human Cost: America’s Drug Plague is at the Bronx Documentary Center from 5 June 5 until July 5. Photo: James Nachtwey for TIME

12) A mind-bending photograph of an orangutan with the sky reflected in water has won first prize in the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021 competition. The image, by Canadian photographer Thomas Vijayan, is called The World is Going Upside Down. It beat 8,000 entries from around the globe. Vijayan took the photo in Borneo, where he selected a tree that was in the water so he could get a good reflection of the sky and create the upside-down effect. “This image means a lot to me because presently the orangutan population is reducing at an alarming rate,” he said.

13) U.S. President Joe Biden delivers the Memorial Day speech during the National Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: Reuters

14) A visitor points to the names of the fallen soldiers at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the National Mall ahead of Memorial Day, in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 2021. Photo: Jose Luis Magana / AP

15) Elias Loosen plants a flag as part of the War Memorial Center’s Field of Flags community event in Milwaukee. Photo: Ebony Cox/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA Today Network

Photos of the Week (05/30/21)

A Palestinian man plays with pet lion cubs on a house rooftop in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) A member of the armed forces takes part in the Flags-In ceremony, where over 1,000 service members place flags in front of more than 260,000 headstones in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, May 27. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

2) Shallow sand graves of people, some of whom are suspected to have died from COVID-19, are seen on the banks of the river Ganges in Shringaverpur on the outskirts of Prayagraj, India, May 21, 2021. The world’s second-most populous country in May recorded its highest monthly COVID-19 death toll since the pandemic began last year, accounting for just over a third of the overall total. Photo: REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

3) A woman looks at a syringe as she is about to be injected with a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Mexico City. Photograph: Hector Vivas/Getty Images

4) Community organizer Tommy McBrayer leads a chant in solidarity with George Floyd on the first anniversary of his death, at George Floyd Square, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: REUTERS/Nicholas Pfosi

5) Electric and LED candles bearing the names of people killed by police illuminate the fist sculpture as people gather at the George Floyd Square to commemorate the first anniversary of Floyd’s death, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: REUTERS/Nicholas Pfosi

6) Pope Francis greets a Holocaust survivor Lidia Maksymowicz and kisses a concentration camp number tattooed on her arm after the weekly general audience at the San Damaso courtyard, at the Vatican. Photo: Vatican Media/ via REUTERS

7) Cellist Claire Oppert plays music to soothe patient Bernard Genin, 79, at end-of-life care home Jeanne Garnier in Paris, France. Photo: REUTERS/Yiming Woo

8) Lemurs are seen as Seenlada Supat, 11, plays keyboard for animals amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a zoo in Chonburi, Thailand. Photo: REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

9) A car with dogs onboard is driven through floodwater as the River Thames bursts its banks at high tide, Richmond, London, Britain May 27. Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville

10) Cars are seen after falling into a large hole that opened up next to an apartment building in Rome, Italy. (Vigili Del Fuoco/Handout)

11) A man watches from a window as a car is pulled out from a hole that has opened up next to an apartment building, in Rome, Italy. Photo: REUTERS/Yara Nardi

12) In Cartagena, Spain, students attend their graduation ceremony held on Los Nietos beach as part of a school’s program to create a healthier environment during the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Alfonso Duran/Getty Images

13) The full moon, known as the “Super Flower Moon” rises over the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, near Athens, Greece, May 26, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

14) A supermoon, the biggest and brightest full moon of the year, coincides with a total lunar eclipse making the Moon appear red over the skies of Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo: REUTERS/Marco Garcia

15) A gibbon walks amid models of vehicles at a zoo in a park of miniatures in Bakhchisaray, Crimea May 24, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak

16) Professional dog walker Nobuaki Moribe leads his clients’ pets across an intersection in Tokyo. Photo: AP

17) Cicadas are posed in an Olympic weightlifting scene by Virginia photographer and cicada enthusiast Oxana Ware in Arlington, Virginia, in this May, handout photo.  Oxana Ware/Handout via REUTERS

18) First lady Jill Biden is helped after getting the heel of her shoe stuck in the pavement while being photographed with members of her motorcade escort before boarding her plane at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Missouri, May 27. Photo: Carolyn Kaster/Pool via REUTERS

19) Dave Sobelman, owner of Sobelman’s Pub & Grill, hopes Milwaukee will be known as the burger and Bloody Mary epicenter of the world. Sobelman commissioned Kent Knapp, a local blacksmith, to create a 6-foot-tall Bloody Mary sculpture which was installed Monday at his bar/restaurant at 1900 W. St. Paul Ave. Sobelman’s is having a contest to see who can come up with the best name for the sculpture which he hopes will become a selfie attraction like the Bronze Fonz statue downtown. Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

AND FINALLY,

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