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 Manhattan skyline is seen behind weeds and flowers on Roosevelt Island in New York. World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 to raise global awareness about environmental issues and stimulate political action, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.
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
A construction worker looks at Pudong financial district as he wait to cross an avenue in Shanghai. The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for China this year from eight percent to 7.75, citing a weak world economy and exports, adding to concerns that the world’s second-largest economy is losing momentum.
Marc Quinn’s statue entitled Alison Lapper Pregnant which was once displayed on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square, now graces the quayside of San Giorgio Maggiore island in the Venice lagoon during the 55th La Biennale of Venice.
U.S. Marines Private First Class Sebastian Rodriguez, a machine gunner from Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin (MRF-D), fires a M240 machine gun during a night squad-attack exercise at Kangaroo Flats Training Area in Australia