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June's best photos from around the world

Last updated on: July 1, 2010 09:53 IST

Cooling it off

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Image: A man jumps into the cool water of the Dnipro river in Kiev. Ukraine has been experiencing very hot days this season.
Photographs: Konstantin Chernichkin/Reuters
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Cooking up rains, are they?

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Image: Priests sit inside cooking pots filled with water as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the rain god, in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat on June 29, 2010.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters
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In the line of fire

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Image: British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward walks past protesters as he arrives to testify about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill on June 17, 2010.
Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters
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Trapped in the slick

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Image: Poggy fish lie dead stuck in oil in Bay Jimmy near Port Sulpher, Louisiana on June 20, 2010. The BP oil spill has been called one of the largest environmental disasters in American history.
Photographs: Sean Gardner/Reuters
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Just before the finish line...

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Image: A pack of riders, including HTC Columbia's team rider Mark Cavendish (3rd R), crash during their sprint next to the finish line in the fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse from Schwarzenburg to Wettingen on June 15, 2010.
Photographs: Christian Hartmann/Reuters
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Presidential time-out

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Image: US President Barack Obama watches a live telecast of the 2010 World Cup soccer match between the US and Ghana during a short break between bilateral meetings with South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak and China's President Hu Jintao at the G20 Summit in Toronto on June 26, 2010.
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters
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This time for Africa

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Image: A fan awaits the start of a 2010 World Cup Group E soccer match between Cameroon and Denmark at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria on June 19, 2010.
Photographs: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
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Returning in kind

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Image: A policeman uses a sling shot during a Kashmiri protest against New Delhi's rule in the troubled Himalayan region of Kashmir, in Srinagar
Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters
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Simply breathtaking

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Image: Employees work on the AlpspiX viewing platform at the southern Bavarian Alps mountain Alpspitze in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on June 29, 2010. Each arm of the so-called AlpspiX platform is 25 metres (82 feet) long and will end with a glass wall providing panoramas of Hoellental and Garmisch with a spectacular view down 1000 metres below. It is due to open on July 4.
Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters
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