In Pictures

Week in pictures: 18-24 June 2016

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

The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft capsule returns to Earth Image copyright Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters
Image caption UK astronaut Tim Peake returned to Earth after a six-month stay on the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule carrying Major Peake, Yuri Malenchenko of Russia and Timothy Kopra of the US, touched down in Kazakhstan.
Wales' supporters celebrate in Toulouse Image copyright BULENT KILIC / AFP
Image caption Welsh fans celebrated on the streets of Toulouse after their team swept past Russia in their final group game at Euro 2016 to reach the knockout stages of an international competition for the first time since a goal by Pele saw them beaten by Brazil in the 1958 World Cup quarter-finals.
US actor Charlie Sheen speaks during An Evening with Charlie Sheen at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London Image copyright Dylan Martinez / Reuters
Image caption Actor Charlie Sheen discussed his sexual history in an interview with Piers Morgan during a one-off show at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Asked if he had had unprotected sex since finding out he was HIV-positive, Sheen said: "I never did. Because I wouldn't do that to someone. I would not. How could I explain it later?" The former Two And A Half Men actor only went public with his diagnosis in November, but confirmed he had been diagnosed several years ago.
A full moon rises behind Glastonbury Tor Image copyright Matt Cardy / Getty Images
Image caption A full moon rose behind Glastonbury Tor as people gathered to celebrate the summer solstice in Somerset, England. The strawberry moon, a name given to the full moon in June by Native Americans because it marks the beginning of the strawberry-picking season, last occurred on the solstice on 22 June 1967 and it will not happen again on the summer solstice for another 46 years.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves to supporters at the Construction Arts and Auto Technology building, Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, in Columbus, Ohio Image copyright JD Pooley / Getty Images
Image caption Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said her Republican opponent Donald Trump would be "reckless" with the US economy and send the country into a recession. But Mr Trump hit back by attacking her economic competence and insisting that he would "fix" the country.
A resident tries to extinguish a fire in Atteridgeville Image copyright IHSAAN HAFFEJEE / EPA
Image caption A resident tries to extinguish a fire in Atteridgeville following violent protests near South Africa's capital, Pretoria, which were prompted by anger at the ANC's choice of a mayoral candidate.
The AF Corse Ferrari Italia 458 (top) of Duncan Cameron, Matthew Griffin and Aaron Scott and the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 (bottom) of Giancarlo Fisichella, Matteo Malucelli and Toni Vilander drive side by side during the Le Mans 24 Hour race Image copyright Ker Robertson / Getty Images
Image caption The AF Corse Ferrari Italia 458 (top) of Duncan Cameron, Matthew Griffin and Aaron Scott and the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 (bottom) of Giancarlo Fisichella, Matteo Malucelli and Toni Vilande pictured during the Le Mans 24 Hour race in France.
Participants perform yoga during World Yoga Day in New Delhi, India Image copyright Adnan Abidi / Reuters
Image caption People take part in an event to mark World Yoga Day in Delhi, India.
Striking teachers demonstrate against education reform Image copyright PEDRO PARDO / AFP
Image caption Protesters took to the streets of Mexico City and across the country following the arrest of two high-profile union leaders accused of corruption. To the south of the country, members of the CNTE union, which has a history of radical activism, have been blocking roads, and violent clashes with police have led to a number of deaths.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Image copyright Stefan Rousseau / PA
Image caption The UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union after 43 years. UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK's "Independence Day" but the Remain camp called it a "catastrophe".

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