In Pictures

Week in pictures: 11-17 June 2016

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

A pigeon flies ahead of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Image copyright Toby Melville / REUTERS
Image caption A pigeon swept into this picture of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as they travelled along The Mall in London during three days of events to celebrate her official birthday.
A man collects recyclable material at the polluted Korle Gono beach Image copyright CHRISTIAN THOMPSON / EPA
Image caption A man collects recyclable material from the polluted Korle Gono beach in Ghana. The items washed ashore following weeks of heavy flooding in Accra.
A rainbow appears behind the US flag flying at half-mast on top of the Tacoma Dome, Washington Image copyright Ted S Warren / AP
Image caption Flags flew at half-mast across America for the victims of Sunday's gun attack on a gay nightclub in Florida. The attack on Orlando's Pulse nightclub left 49 people dead and dozens wounded.
A man cleans a damaged room with a picture of Syria's president Bashar al-Assad Image copyright Omar Sanadiki / Reuters
Image caption At least 12 people were killed in suicide bomb attacks on a suburb of Damascus that is home to Syria's holiest Shia shrine. The so-called Islamic State group said three militants - two carrying explosives belts and one with a car bomb - had carried out the attacks in Sayyida Zeinab, 10km (six miles) south of the centre. Here, a man begins to clean up after the attack.
Renee Elise Goldsberry wins the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role Image copyright Lucas Jackson / REUTERS
Image caption Renee Elise Goldsberry wins the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role for her part in hip-hop musical Hamilton, which won 11 categories at the Tony Awards in New York.
German defender Jerome Boateng clears the ball from the line at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille Metropole Image copyright SHAWN THEW / EPA
Image caption German defender Jerome Boateng cleared the ball from the goal-line during their opening European Championship game against Ukraine. Germany won 2-0.
Schoolchildren ride on a makeshift raft Image copyright Erik De Castro / REUTERS
Image caption In the Philippines, schoolchildren ride a makeshift raft to attend the opening of classes at a remote Casili Elementary School in Montalban, Rizal, north-east of Manila.
A participant hits the water in the Mud Day Race Image copyright Juan Medina / Reuters
Image caption A competitor hits the water in the Mud Day Race extreme run competition at El Goloso military base, outside Madrid, Spain.
The Hive in Kew Gardens Image copyright Matt Dunham / AP
Image caption A giant aluminium beehive that uses real bee activity to give visitors an "experiential insight" into the life of a colony has been installed in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. The lattice installation, called The Hive, which is made up of 170,000 parts, was designed by Nottingham artist Wolfgang Buttress.
Children wearing school uniforms watch the laying of wreaths, at the Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto, South Africa, Image copyright Themba Hadebe / AP
Image caption Children watch as wreaths are laid during a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising, when students took to the streets to protest against white-minority rule. Hundreds were killed in the police response, which profoundly changed the country's social and political landscape.

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