Young people try to break the hot spell in Switzerland with a dive into the River Aare in the ancient city of Thun.
This summer is proving to be a hot one for Europe, recalling scenes from 2003 when, during a deadly heat wave, temperatures regularly went beyond 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Forecasters predict higher temperatures are yet to come.
In Warsaw, a young girl cools off in the spray of a hose in front of Poland’s Royal Castle. Temperatures throughout Poland have climbed into the low 80s, well above the seasonal average of 64 degrees.
Incensed by transit fare hikes and government spending to host next year’s World Cup, over a million protesters flooded the streets of Brazil. They also flocked to social media, where more protests were encouraged under the hashtag #Vemprarua—“Come to the streets.”
Demonstrators take to the streets of Brazil’s capital, bearing signs with slogans like “If you’re not angry, you’ll be a slave” and condemnations of pastor Marco Feliciano, the president of the Commission for Human Rights and Minorities in Brazil’s Parliament, who has been accused of bigotry.
On June 23, stargazers and photographers alike were delighted as the supermoon, or perigee full moon, brightened the sky and lit up the night.
Seen here rising behind the Greek temple of Poseidon near Athens, the moon appeared 14 percent larger and an astonishing 30 percent brighter than a normal full moon.
Monsoons beginning June 14 ravaged Uttarakhand, the Himalayan state in northern India, as flooding and landslides came faster and heavier than usual. At least 1,000 are dead, and many more are stranded, evacuated, or missing.
The Yamuna River has continued to rise, troubling officials. Relatives continue to search for missing loved ones, camping out in the state capital of Dehradun.
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