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Demonstrators hit the streets again Monday in several major Brazilian cities, both to protest fare hikes for public transportation and to renew the prior week's call for money to be spent on badly needed public services.
Riot police clash with demonstrators protesting against the money spent on the Confederation Cup and next year's World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 16, 2013.(Tasso Marcelo - AFP/Getty Images)
Floods have swept through Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic during the past week, resulting in thousands of home evacuations and several deaths.
The flooding has caused officials in the polish capital Prague to shut down the subway system after declaring a state of emergency. Trains in Austria were suspended due to mudslides. In neighboring countries, officials are preparing flood defenses in case the water continues to rise and spread.
A women crosses a makeshift bridge over overflooded streets in Unterloiben, Austria on June 4, 2013. Torrential rain and heavy flooding hit central Europe.(DIETER NAGL - AFP/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL — Turkish police fired tear gas and used pepper spray and water cannons to disperse a sit-in by protestors demonstrating against the renovation of a public park in central Istanbul, injuring more than a dozen.
Demonstrators flee from a water cannon during clashes with riot police on May 31, 2013 during a protest against the demolition of Istanbul's Gezi Park.(Stringer - AFP/Getty Images)
America honored its fallen war victims and veterans Monday in Memorial Day services and celebrations across the country.
A member of the US Army Old Guard stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on May 27, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia.(Mark Wilson - AFP/Getty Images)
Almost every summer for the past decade, Zhari's thick-walled earth huts, used to dry the famous local sweet grapes into raisins, have become fortresses for Taliban fighters.
The Afghan Local Police program was modeled after the Sons of Iraq, which sought to integrate insurgents into the national security forces.(Ben Brody - GlobalPost)
Ultra-orthodox Jews protest in Jerusalem against military draft.
An Orthodox Jew looks on as thousands of others gather in front of the main army recruitment office in Jerusalem on May 16, 2013 to demonstrate against any plans to make them undergo military service, a police spokesman said.(MARCO LONGARI - AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians marked the 65th anniversary of the "Nakba" or the Day of Catastrophe, which marks their displacement after the creation of the state of Israel.
Palestinian protestors hold up torches and pictures of their late leader Yasser Arafat and current leader Mahmoud Abbas during a rally to commemorate the 1948 creation of Israel known in Arabic as the "Nakba" (catastrophe) in the West Bank city of Ramallah May 14, 2013. Palestinians are preparing to mark Nakba day on May 15 which commemorates the exodus of hundreds of thousands of their kin after the establishment of Israel state.(ABBAS MOMANI - AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistan held its landmark elections Saturday, heralded as the nuclear-armed country's first democratic handover of power in 66 years.
Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PMLN) watch election results on a TV set on the street on May 11, 2013 in the Old City of Lahore, Pakistan.(Daniel Berehulak - AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives and fellow workers continued to mourn the more than 950 lives lost.
A Bangladeshi family member holds up the portrait of her missing relative, believed to be trapped in the rubble of Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster.(MUNIR UZ ZAMAN - AFP/Getty Images)