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AWESOME photographs of the month: June

July 01, 2015 09:02 IST

Here are some of the best photos from around the world in the month gone by...

Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in a yoga session to mark International Day of Yoga, in New Delhi, on June 21, 2015. Modi led tens of thousands of people in the yoga session in the centre of the capital on Sunday to showcase the country's signature cultural export, which has prompted criticism of fomenting social divisions at home. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters


Image: Riot police use a water cannon to disperse LGBT rights activist before a Gay Pride Parade in central Istanbul, Turkey, June 28, 2015. Turkish police fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a crowd gathered in central Istanbul for the city's annual gay pride parade, a Reuters cameraman at the scene said. The police appeared intent on stopping the crowd gathering near Taksim Square, the cameraman said. Taksim is a traditional rallying ground for demonstrators and saw weeks of unrest in 2013. Photograph: Kemal Aslan/Reuters


Image: Giorgos, a 77-year-old pensioner from Athens, sits outside a branch of the National Bank of Greece as he waits along with dozens of other pensioners, hoping to get their pensions in Athens, Greece June 29, 2015. Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls on Sunday to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system, bringing the prospect of being forced out of the euro into plain sight. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters


Image: The White House is illuminated in rainbow colors after today's historic Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in Washington June 26, 2015. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters


Image: US Secretary of State John Kerry plays with his crutches as he talks to reporters before leaving for Vienna, Austria, at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington June 26, 2015. Kerry flew to Vienna on Friday to join negotiators from six powers and Iran seeking an agreement under which Tehran would curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions that have crippled its economy. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters


Image: Civic workers stand next to a sign at a flooded road due to heavy rains in Mumbai, on June 19, 2015. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters


Image: A Muslim woman prays before having her Iftar (breaking of fast) meal during the holy month of Ramzan at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, June 25, 2015. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters


Image: A couple rest outside the branch of Ping An Bank in Beijing's central business district, June 25, 2015. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters


Image: Hot lava flows from Mount Sinabung volcano during eruption as seen from Tiga Serangkai village in Karo Regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia June 24, 2015. More than 10,000 people from 12 villages, who are living around the slopes of Mount Sinabung, left their homes and moved to refugee camps. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters


Image: A participant rests while people take part in the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York, June 20, 2015. The annual parade, founded in 1983, seeks to bring mythology to life for residents, create confidence in the district and to allow artistic self-expression in public, according to the parade's website. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters


Image: A man cools off from a public tap after filling bottles during intense hot weather in Karachi, Pakistan, June 23, 2015. A devastating heat wave has killed more than 400 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi even as paramilitaries set up emergency medical camps in the streets. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters


Image: A Syrian refugee reacts as he waits behind border fences to cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 15, 2015. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters


Image: Nuns greet Pope Francis as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican June 24, 2015. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters


Image: Artists perform during the Hellfest music Festival in Clisson, France, June 20, 2015. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters


Image: A host reacts on stage as exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama sneaks up behind her during his first public appearance on his current visit to Australia, at a school in Katoomba, west of Sydney, June 8, 2015. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


Image: Essa Khan (centre), 24, an Afghan soldier talks with his colleagues at the Afghan Parliament entrance gate in Kabul, Afghanistan June 23, 2015. On Monday morning, Khan was an just another Afghan soldier earning about $200 a month to guard national institutions in Kabul from militant attack. By Monday afternoon, the army sergeant was a national hero, lionised by the media for shooting dead several Taliban gunmen who tried to storm the country's parliament which was in full session at the time. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters


Image: Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes following a protest against Jewish settlements, in Jalazoun refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah June 12, 2015. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters


Image: German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with US President Barack Obama outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 8, 2015. Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial nations vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/Pool/Reuters


Image: The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft is seen as it lands with International Space Station crew Terry Virts of the US, Anton Shkaplerov of Russia, and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, June 11, 2015. The three astronauts landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan, ending their 199-day mission after an unexpected "bonus month" aboard the International Space Station. Photograph: Bill Ingalls/NASA/Handout/Reuters


Image: Spanish matador Rafaelillo kills a bull with a sword during a bullfight at the Ventas bullring in Madrid June 7, 2015. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters


Image: Prince George and Princess Charlotte are seen in this undated handout photo taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk and released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on June 6, 2015. Photograph: Duchess of Cambridge/Handout via Reuters


Image: Migrants, who were found at sea on a boat, collect rainwater during a heavy rain fall at a temporary refuge camp near Kanyin Chaung jetty, outside Maungdaw township, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar June 4, 2015. Myanmar landed the boat with 727 migrants on board in the country's western Rakhine state, after keeping the vessel at sea for days, a Reuters witness said. The migrants were found drifting in the Andaman Sea in an overloaded fishing boat that was taking on water. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters


Image: Security forces and rescue teams examine the wreckage of an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules transport plane after it crashed into a residential area in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia, June 30, 2015. Photograph: Roni Bintang/Reuters


Image: A reveller walks through rubbish left in front of the Pyramid Stage as they leave Worthy Farm in Somerset after the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 29, 2015. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters