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The stranded »X-Press Pearl« in front of Sri Lanka, Biden and Putin, the European Football Championship

2021-06-25T06:18:52.882Z

The "X-Press Pearl" gets into distress off Sri Lanka - its cargo goes overboard and fills many, many garbage bags. Joe Biden meets Vladimir Putin. And the European Football Championship offers great flying acrobatics. The pictures of the week



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Presidential chat

For the first time since Joe Biden took office, the US President and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met - in Geneva, in other words on neutral territory.

The three-hour conversation did not reveal too much concrete information.

But at least the ambassadors who recalled both sides after Biden called Putin a "killer" are now returning.

Photo: KEVIN LAMARQUE / REUTERS

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2/22

Farewell party

In Tel Aviv, Israelis are frenetically celebrating the end of the long era of Benjamin Netanyahu as head of government.

Until the end, it was uncertain whether the extremely narrow majority of the extremely unusual eight-party coalition consisting of far-right, center, left and Arabs would hold on to the Knesset.

It lasted - and now the national religious Naftali Bennett is Prime Minister.

Photo: JACK GUEZ / AFP

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3/22

Football festival in Moscow

The opening game against Belgium was lost 3-0, but there is still a chance of the round of 16 for the Russian national soccer team.

The team won against Finland by a narrow margin, with a victory in the final group game against Denmark you would certainly be qualified - and the fans could continue celebrating.

Photo: SERGEI ILNITSKY / EPA

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4/22

Low-flying Portuguese

It is not known whether Portugal's Nélson Semedo landed rudely in this scene.

But the effort was worth it: His team won 3-0 against Hungary - the hosts had a full stadium behind them.

Semedo and his team can now fix the round of 16 against Germany on Saturday (6 p.m.).

Photo: Robert Michael / dpa

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5/22

Unlucky returnees

Mats Hummels was brought back to the national team by Joachim Löw before the European Championships.

In the first European Championship game against France, he showed a mostly appealing performance, but was still the unlucky person.

A cross from Karim Benzema kicked Hummels into his own goal.

It should be the only hit of the evening.

Bitter.

Photo: Matthias Hangst / Getty Images

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6/22

Deadly giant

At the end of May, around 30 people died in an eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and almost half a million people had to be evacuated.

Now experts have climbed to the top of the crater to assess the volcanic activity more precisely.

Photo: ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP

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7/22

Covered in ash

Three weeks after the eruption in late May, the landscape around Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo still looks inhospitable.

The ash covers the otherwise friendly colors of the trees and bushes.

Photo: ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP

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8/22

Marine litter

A member of the Sri Lankan Navy walks past bags of debris from the container ship X-Press Pearl.

The ship caught fire and sank off the port of Colombo - the rubbish was washed up on the beach.

Photo:

DINUKA LIYANAWATTE / REUTERS

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9/22

Expressive protest

In Brazil, the indigenous population is resisting the increasing exploitation of the areas they inhabit.

On Wednesday, this Pataxó moved with members of his tribe in front of the presidential palace in Brasília to protest against several mining projects in the northeastern state of Bahia.

Photo: ADRIANO MACHADO / REUTERS

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10/22

No toy

In Gaza City, a Palestinian boy holds the gun of a member of the Qassam Brigades.

Photo: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

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11/22

Excess of violence

In Bogota, a protester is hit full by a police water cannon.

Colombians have been taking to the streets against President Ivan Duque's government since the end of April - and violence has escalated ever since.

Dozens of people have already been killed in the protests.

Photo: JUAN BARRETO / AFP

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12/22

Skating angel

This skateboarder soars on Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

In the city of angels, the heat is brooding and prolonged at the moment - maybe that's why he chose the evening hours for his sporting performance.

Photo:

Ringo HW Chiu / AP

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13/22

Pigeons from the compartment

Carrier pigeon fanciers have released around 30,000 animals from a truck at an airport in Kvitna in the Czech Republic.

In Germany, the sport is particularly popular in the Ruhr area.

Photo:

Kubeö SlavomÌr / dpa

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14/22

Cuckoo!

A lemur peeks out of the wheel arch of a truck on the grounds of the Buin Zoo in the Chilean capital Santiago de Chile.

The private zoo is in dire straits due to the corona pandemic - like many facilities around the world, it is not allowed to receive visitors due to the restrictions.

Now the zoo has started a fundraising campaign to raise money for the upkeep of the animals.

Photo:

Esteban Felix / AP

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15/22

Violence in Gaza

A Palestinian throws an incendiary device at Israeli soldiers on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

The trigger this time was the flag march of Israeli ultra-nationalists through Jerusalem's old town on the occasion of the anniversary of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967.

Photo:

MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

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16/22

Baby sikh

A Sikh child stands next to his mother at a martyrs day ceremony in Lahore, Pakistan.

In total, hundreds of pilgrims are celebrating the 415th anniversary of the death of the fifth Sikh guru Arjan Dev Ji.

Photo:

KM Chaudary / AP

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17/22

Head of government expected

In Jimma in southwest Ethiopia, girls joke with the photographer on Tuesday.

The next day, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was expected to attend a rally in the city - on Monday, June 21, the country will be elected.

Photo:

Mulugeta Ayene / AP

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18/22

Ecstasy of a falcon fan

The joy can be seen in this supporter of the American basketball team Atlanta Hawks.

The NBA team was already 26 points behind the Philadelphia 76ers, but still won: 109-106 it was in the end, the Hawks now lead 3-2 in the playoff best of seven series.

Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

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19/22

Posing for the centenary

In Yan'an, Shaanxi Province, China, a girl comes to attention in front of old propaganda posters.

The city is the birthplace of the Chinese Communist Party, which turns 100 on July 1st.

To mark the occasion, the Wanda Group invested the equivalent of around 1.5 billion euros in a revolutionary theme park that opened last weekend.

Photo: ROMAN PILIPEY / EPA

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20/22

Military exercise

Under the name of "African Lion", the US military is currently testing various emergencies together with armed forces from Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, among others.

This is about simulating a bioweapons incident.

Photo: FADEL SENNA / AFP

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21/22

Water beer pong?

What looks like a wet and happy version of a drinking game, especially popular in the USA, is actually part of a training session by Australian swimmer Matt Levy before the Paralympic qualifying competitions.

Photo: DAVE HUNT / imago images / AAP

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22/22

No breadless art

The three-year-old Marshall is having lunch in front of Nadav Kander's work of art “The End is the Beginning”.

The tryptich is exhibited as part of the Estuary Festival in Shoeburyness, UK.

Photo: ANDREW COULDRIDGE / REUTERS

Source: spiegel

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