This is part of a series that is posted randomly throughout the week. The series is a selection of photos and sometimes editorial cartoons that sum up visually what is going on around the world. Unless otherwise noted, I don’t necessarily endorse the actions or the sentiments portrayed in the photos, and I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the captions. Feel free to add any current events photos or editorial cartoons in the replies.
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Racegoers wearing horses heads share a conversation at the Epsom Derby at the Epsom Downs Racecourse, in Epsom, England, Saturday June 4, 2005. It is the last day of the two day Derby Festival, the richest two-day meeting in Europe. (AP Photo/Jane Mingay)
An injured boy rests in the hospital after a car bomb that detonated in the busy Nur marketplace in Al-Shula district of northern Baghdad wounded him.(AFP/Karim Sahib)
The boy at the prayer : A boy stands among Iranian Shiite Muslim worshipers performing Friday noon prayer at Tehran university.
A girl eats at the entrance to her house in Adjame, an area of Abidjan June 11, 2005. The world’s wealthiest countries agreed on Saturday to write off more than $40 billion of African debts. The deal struck by finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialised nations is part of a British-led campaign to rid sub-Saharan Africa of poverty and diseases such as malaria and AIDS that kill millions every year. (Luc Gnago/Reuters)
Ryan Belflower, an 18-year-old special education student who plays basketball on the Clovis East Varsity basketball team, is hoisted on his teammates shoulders Thursday, Feb. 18, 2005 in Clovis, Calif. With his team up by plenty of points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night Ryan’s coach put him in to soak up some junk minutes. Buchanan High School started a furious comeback, but the coach refused to remove Ryan from the game. As the clock wound down, Ryan pulled up from long-range as the final buzzer sounded and drained a three-point shot. (AP Photo/Fresno Bee, Tomas Ovalle)
This image provided by the Museum of London shows what are belived to be among legendary American Indian princess Pocahontas’ only surviving possessions, a pair of mussel shell earrings, which were moved from Virginia to London’s Museum in Docklands, Friday, June 10, 2005, for their first public display since 1907. The earrings, worth approximately $500,000, were handed down through the Rolfe family line. Pocahontas married tobacco planter John Rolfe in 1614 and may have received the earrings on a trip to London right before her death in 1617. The artifacts are part of a display recognizing the upcoming 400th anniversary of the first permanent British settlement in America, which will occur in Jamestown, Virginia in 2007. (AP Photo/Museum of London)
An Iranian woman from Bam passes by electoral posters of frontrunner presidential candidate Akbbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The United States has not waited for the first ballot to be cast before dismissing Iran’s presidential election as rigged.(AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
US corporal Manuel Jaimez, member of Echo Company 2nd platoon of the 3rd BN 7th Infantry scans the area under a highway overpass close to the area where a road side bomb targeted a US military convoy, south of Baghdad.(AFP/Yuri Cortez)
June 10: Brazilian army World War II veteran, former second lieutenant Pedro Paulo de Figueiredo Moreira, of the First Brazilian Infantry Division, displays the medals he won while deployed in Europe during the Italian campaign(AFP/File/Antonio Scorza)
A walker looks at a sculpure ‘The Writer’ on Hampstead Heath in north London, June 10, 2005. The 30 foot high wood and steel structure by Italian sculptor Giancarlo Neri was previously displayed in Rome in Italy. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Bound bodies lie along a roadside near Qaim, Iraq, a town near the Syrian border, in this image made from video Saturday, June 11, 2005. Iraqi authorities found 21 bodies on Friday, 129 kilometres (80 miles) west of Haqlaniyah, along a highway that meanders along the Euphrates River and into Syria. The victims were thought to be off-duty Iraqi soldiers who left their base near Qaim two days earlier in civilian clothes aboard two minivans, headed to Baghdad for a vacation. (AP Photo/APTN)
A gondolier paddles his craft past a mural advertising the arts Biennale in Venice June 9, 2005. The arts festival is open to the public from June 12 – November 6. Picture taken June 9, 2005. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
A Chinese model parades a chocolate skirt during China’s first Chocolate Fashion Show as part of Salon Du Chocolat held at Grand Hyatt in Beijing June 10, 2005. Salon Du Chocolat, is a yearly event which started in Paris, is participated by over 20 world’s top chocolate makers. China is one of the fastest growing confectionary markets in the world. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV
Light reflects onto a woman’s face as Iranian women listen to a speaker, during a presidential campaign of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, in north of Tehran Saturday June 11, 2005. Former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani, favored to regain the post in elections next week, wooed the youth vote in a campaign broadcast Saturday – shedding tears when a young woman told him she would not vote and complained of social restrictions in the Islamic republic. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Chilean dancers perform the ‘Cuerpos Pintados’ (Painted Bodies) multimedia presentation in Vina del Mar, 112 km (69 miles) west of Santiago, June 4, 2005. The presentation is inspired by Pablo Neruda’s Art of Birds novel and performed by dancers from the National Ballet of Santiago with their bodies painted by different Latin American artists. This presentation in Vina del Mar is the world premiere for the show, which will tour Latin America and will participate in the next Biennial of Art in Venice. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez
A worker of the Ministry of Public Health fumigates in Tonacatepeque, El Salvador, 20km to the north of San Salvador, as the region observed the beginning of the national campaign against Dengue Fever. The ministry of Public Health of El Salvador on Saturday started an aggressive campaign to fight the proliferation of the mosquito which transmits the disease. (AP Photo/Edgar Romero)
Asma al Asad (R), the wife of Syria’s President, is greeted by Sheikha Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, the wife of the King of Bahrain, upon her arrival at the Bahrain International Airport in Manama, Bahrain June 11, 2005 She will attend the Arab Women Organization Conference that will be held on Sunday. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed.
As the sun sets over the Mediterranean sea, a Palestinian youth plays soccer at the beach in Gaza City on Saturday June 11, 2005. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Colima fumes : Plumes of smoke billowing from the Colima volcano can be seen from the town of Yerbabuena, Mexico. (AFP/Hector Guerrero)
Tight pack : A pack of runners compete in the men’s 1,000- meter race during the IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting Golden Spike in Ostrava. (AFP/Joe Klamar)
The hurdles ahead : Brigitte Foster of Jamaica can be seen through a row of hurdles as she prepares for the women’s 100 m hurdles at the IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting in Ostrava. (AFP/Joe Klamar)
A South Korean protester shouts anti-U.S. slogans near the U.S. embassy in Seoul June 12, 2005 during a rally to mourn over two South Korean middle school students, who were crushed to death in June 2002 by a U.S. military vehicle. About 400 South Koreans participated in the rally on Sunday. ‘SOFA’ is the acronym for (bilateral) Status of Forces Agreement, which governs the status of U.S. troops in Korea. The accident has sparked months of demonstrations, demanding American soldiers be punished under local criminal laws. REUTERS/You Sung-Ho
A man cries out as he is treated for injuries following U.S. air strikes in the western Iraqi town of Qaim, 450 km (350 miles) northwest of Baghdad, June 12, 2005. Hospital officials said three people were killed and 13 injured as a result of U.S. air strikes near Qaim. U.S. warplanes fired seven precision-guided missiles at insurgents near Qaim, according to U.S military officials. REUTERS/Ali Mashhadani
Iraqi Army soldiers from the Second Battalion, fifth Brigade, patrol the Rasafah district during training with U.S. Army soldiers from the Third Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 12, 2005. The Iraqi government claimed Sunday that some insurgent groups have agreed on the need to join Iraq’s political life and called on them lay down their guns. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg)
A farmer walks next to his over-loaded donkey in the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 11, 2005. Africans and global aid groups praised rich countries on Sunday for forgiving billions of dollars in debt but said more could still be done and the challenge was to get the poorest to benefit from the help. REUTERS/Antony Njugua
Waiting for oil : A boy carries a can of oil in La Paz as its distribution resumed after weeks of shortage due to a three-week uprising by people desperately demanding a share of Bolivia’s natural gas wealth. (AFP/Ali Burafi)
June 11: New beginning : Traditional dancers perform at the National assembly in Bangui in the inauguration ceremony of President Francois Bozize. (AFP/Desirey Minkoh)
For my father : The son of a victim of last night’s car bombing says a prayer next to his father’s coffin before burial at a mosque in the Al-Shula district of Baghdad. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
A group of naked cyclists ride past the Cibeles statue in central Madrid Saturday. The cyclists were protesting the lack of cycling lanes in the capital drawing attention to the numerous accidents with other vehicles. (AP/Mariana Eliano)
A triptych by painter Zao Wou-ki. Bernardaud has called on Zao Wou-ki to make three porcelain bowls for a show to be held in Shanghai in October to show off the best of French luxury goods from perfume to champagne, jewelry and of course fashion(AFP/File/Philippe Lopez)
People walk walk through an art installation entitled ‘Crosses of Liberty’ by Norwegian artist Stein Henningsen, which is part of the 51st International Art Exhibition in Venice(AFP/Filippo Monteforte)