A Week in Pictures: Global events captured through the lens

author_image Kamaran Aziz
A man is silhouetted against the sun as he bathes on a hot summer day at a village on the outskirts of Ajmer on June 11, 2024 amid heatwave. (Photo by Himanshu SHARMA / AFP)
A man is silhouetted against the sun as he bathes on a hot summer day at a village on the outskirts of Ajmer on June 11, 2024 amid heatwave. (Photo by Himanshu SHARMA / AFP)
From religious festivals to political turmoil, these images offer a window into the diverse experiences and emotions of people across different continents.

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Last week, significant events unfolded around the world, each moment captured through the lenses of Agence France-Presse photographers.

From religious festivals to political turmoil, these images offer a window into the diverse experiences and emotions of people across different continents.

Veresegyház, Hungary - Women in traditional Hungarian dresses leave the voting booth at a polling station in a school in Veresegyház, some 30 km east of Budapest, on June 9, 2024, during the European Parliament election.

(Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
(Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

 

Paris, France - This screenshot shows France's President Emmanuel Macron speaking during a televised address to the nation, announcing the dissolution of the National Assembly and calling for new general elections on June 30, in Paris on June 9, 2024.

(Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)
(Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)

 

Paris, France - Spain's Carlos Alcaraz celebrates with the trophy after winning against Germany's Alexander Zverev at the end of their men's singles final match on Court Philippe-Chatrier on day fifteen of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on June 9, 2024.

(Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)
(Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

 

New York, United States - People cross a street at sunset in Manhattan, New York City on June 10, 2024.

(Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)
(Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

 

Safed, Israel - A firefighting aircraft releases flame retardant to extinguish fires caused by rockets launched from southern Lebanon, which landed on the outskirts of Safed, in the upper Galilee, on June 12, 2024. Lebanon's Hezbollah, a Hamas ally, and Israel have been trading near-daily fire since the Gaza war was triggered by the Palestinian militant group's October 7 attack on southern Israel.

(Photo by Jalaa MAREY / AFP)
(Photo by Jalaa MAREY / AFP)

 

Bandung, Indonesia - People on boats collect recyclable plastics from the heavily polluted Citarum River at Batujajar in Bandung, West Java, on June 12, 2024.

(Photo by TIMUR MATAHARI / AFP)
(Photo by TIMUR MATAHARI / AFP)

 

Anáhuac, Mexico - An aerial view shows dead fish due to drought in the Bustillos Lagoon, near Anáhuac, Chihuahua State, Mexico, taken on June 5, 2024. According to local authorities, the water levels of the Bustillos Lagoon are extremely low due to recent high temperatures that exceeded 40 degrees Celsius, a phenomenon attributed to climate change.

(Photo by Alex ARZAGA / AFP)
(Photo by Alex ARZAGA / AFP)

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina - A demonstrator clashes with riot police while being sprayed by a police water cannon outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires on June 12, 2024. Argentine senators are discussing a key reform package for ultra-right-wing President Javier Milei, in a session marked by strikes and demonstrations in front of Congress.

(Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP)
(Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP)

 

Budapest, Hungary - Hungarian pupils pose with Rubik's Cubes during a flash mob to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hungarian architect Erno Rubik’s invention, in Budapest on June 12, 2024. In 1974, Hungarian architecture professor Erno Rubik created the first prototype of a movable cube made out of small wooden blocks and held together by a unique mechanism. More than 500 million copies of the cult object have been sold -- not counting the myriad of counterfeits. Rubik's Cube has remained one of the world's top-selling puzzle games, with more than 43 quintillion ways of solving it.

(Photo by Ferenc ISZA / AFP)
(Photo by Ferenc ISZA / AFP)

 

Kyiv, Ukraine - A man stands at the city's observation deck in a park in Kyiv on June 12, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

(Photo by Roman PILIPEY / AFP)
(Photo by Roman PILIPEY / AFP)

 

Erbil, Iraq - Flames rise after a massive fire broke out at the asphalt storage facility of an oil refinery in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, early on June 13, 2024.

(Photo by Safin HAMID / AFP)
(Photo by Safin HAMID / AFP)

 

Yerevan, Armenia - Anti-government activists clash with Armenian police officers during a protest in Yerevan on June 12, 2024. Police in Armenia on June 12 detained dozens of demonstrators who rallied outside parliament to demand Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation over land concessions to Azerbaijan.

(Photo by KAREN MINASYAN / AFP)
(Photo by KAREN MINASYAN / AFP)

 

Savelletri, Italy - British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and US President Joe Biden attend a skydiving demonstration at Borgo Egnazia Golf Club San Domenico during the G7 Summit hosted by Italy in the Apulia region on June 13, 2024. Leaders of the G7 wealthy nations gather in southern Italy this week against the backdrop of global and political turmoil, with boosting support for Ukraine top of the agenda.

(Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)
(Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)

 

Arauco, Chile - An aerial view of the Pichilo River after heavy rains in Arauco, Biobio region, Chile, taken on June 13, 2024. Heavy rains battered south and central Chile on Thursday, killing one person and causing damage to hundreds of homes as authorities declared a state of catastrophe in five regions of the South American country.

(Photo by Guillermo SALGADO / AFP)
(Photo by Guillermo SALGADO / AFP)

 

Mecca, Saudi Arabia - A man stands in a restaurant as Muslim worshippers walk around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on June 13, 2024, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. After traveling from all parts of the globe to Islam’s holiest city, the pilgrims will first perform the “tawaf” – walking seven times around the Kaaba, the giant black cube that Muslims worldwide pray towards every day.

(Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)
(Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)

 

Deir El-Balah, Palestinian Territories - A Palestinian girl with her knees bandaged holds a piece of dough to her chest as she walks along a street in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza Strip on June 13, 2024, amid the ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas.

(Photo by Bashar TALEB / AFP)
(Photo by Bashar TALEB / AFP)

 

Savelletri, Italy - British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is welcomed by Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni upon arrival at the Borgo Egnazia resort for the G7 Summit hosted by Italy in the Apulia region on June 13, 2024. Leaders of the G7 wealthy nations gather in southern Italy this week against the backdrop of global and political turmoil, with boosting support for Ukraine top of the agenda.

(Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)
(Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)