Riot police have been condemned for using excessive force, especially tear gas, whose canisters can also strike and injure protesters.
Chaos grips Istanbul as a protest to save a local park swells—with the help of Twitter—into a mass movement against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, drawing thousands out to the streets and resulting in widespread clashes with police.
Protesters raise a Turkish flag in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. A sit-in to save the park, one of central Istanbul’s last green spaces, erupted into a demonstration against the government after police cracked down.
The French Open, Paris’s clay-court tournament, rounds a bend this week and stretches into the semifinals. A tournament of stamina, Serena steamrolls while Nadal makes a comeback.
Fierce 15-time Grand Slam champion and current No. 1–ranked female Serena Williams steamrolled her way to the semifinals, pushing her winning streak to 29 matches.
Battling darkness, triple-digit temperatures, and suffocating humidity, firefighters try to quell the flames of the “Powerhouse fire”—named after the aqueduct station near a downed power line that sent the surrounding 32,000 acres up in flames.
A torched window frames the dismal scene at Lake Hughes, where the windblown fire stretched to 41 square miles Sunday, singeing more than 300 buildings.
One day you’re in, the next you’re out. This week the industry recognized America’s au courant designers in New York at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. The event drew household names from Anna Wintour to Hillary Clinton.
Betsey Johnson and daughter Lulu put on happy faces, despite having just debuted their reality show, XOX Betsey Johnson, on the Style Network to mixed reviews. The designer is still recovering from recent bankruptcy.
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