Stickers of Morris the Cat are displayed in a store in Xalapa, capital of the state of Veracruz. Morris is running for mayor in the upcoming July elections with the slogan Tired of voting for rats?, which is used as an expression for corrupt politicians.
Protestors march in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, set off by a 10-cent hike in public transport fares, have clearly moved beyond that issue to tap into widespread frustration in Brazil about a heavy tax burden, politicians widely viewed as corrupt and woeful public education, health and transport systems and come as the nation hosts the Confederations Cup soccer tournament and prepares for next month’s papal visit.
A Sotheby’s employee poses with Rene Magritte’s artwork “L’idee” at Sotheby’s Auction House in London June 7, 2013. The artwork, with an estimated value of 2.5 million pounds Sterling (3.87 million U.S. dollars) forms part of an exhibition “12-21 A Millenium of Masterpieces” which will go on sale during June and July.
The ASTER instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of Moore, Okla., on June 2, two weeks after a powerful tornado swept through. The scar left by the tornado can be seen as a brownish streak slashing across the image.
Picture: Robert Simmon / NASA / GSFC / METI / ERSDAC / JAROS
A house which was flooded by the Danube after a dam burst near Deggendorf, Germany. Large parts of Central Europe and Germany remained on flood alert with mass evacuations continuing as flood waters reached more towns and the death toll rose to 15. Photograph: Armin Weigel/EPA
Residential buildings stand submerged in the floodwaters of the river Danube in Straubing, Germany on June 5, 2013. Armin Weigel/EPA
Winds whipped by the Powerhouse fire create a ‘firenado’ near Lake Hughes, on June 1, 2013. Picture: Reuters/Gene Blevins
Yuccas catch fire as the Powerhouse fire makes a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013 south of Lake Hughes, California. The 32,000-acre wildfire destroyed numerous homes. More than 2,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 60 percent of the fire as of June 4. Picture: David McNew/Getty Images
The landscape glows immediately after the main fire front swept over in a fast run toward Lake Hughes on June 1, 2013. Nearly 1,000 firefighters have been working in hot, dry conditions to establish containment lines around 20 percent of the fire so far. Picture: David McNew / Getty
Firefighters battle the Powerhouse wildfire in the Angeles National Forest, near Lake Hughes, California, on June 2, 2013. Cooler weather has allowed the firefighters to reach 60% containment of the fire. Picture: Reuters/Gene Blevins
Fire surrounds Lake Elizabeth during the Powerhouse fire in the early morning hours, near Lake Hughes, California. Picture: Getty