A Bulgarian girl sits on the street holding a flag during an anti-government rally near the parliament building in Sofia, in an attempt to block the street. Read more
Confetti falls on police officers on Tuesday during the graduation ceremony for the July 2013 New York City Police Academy class at Barclays Centre in New York. Read more
An anti-terrorism force, including public security police and the armed police, attends an anti-terrorism joint exercise in Hami, northwest China’s Xinjiang region, on Tuesday. The US is encouraging ‘terrorism’ in Xinjiang, Chinese state media said on Monday, also claiming that separatists in the region, which has a large Uighur minority, had fought alongside Syrian rebels.
An Afghan policeman on Tuesday talks to a civilian standing behind a door near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. Taliban insurgents including a suicide bomber in a truck killed six people in the attack on a foreign logistics and supply company in the city. Read more
Protesters scuffle with police officers during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of protesters demanded that their Beijing-backed leader resign and pressed for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative.
Military police stand guard at a congress in Brasilia on Thursday where members of the national student union are protesting to demand that 10 per cent of the Brazil’s GDP be spent on public education. The wave of protests that have hit Brazil began as opposition to transport fare rises, then expanded to a list of causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption. Read more
A police officer asks gay marriage advocate David Baker for a photo ID as he holds a pro gay marriage sign in front of the US Supreme Court building on Monday in Washington. The high court may rule on Hollingsworth v Perry which challeges California’s Proposition 8, a ban on same sex marriage. Read more
Afghan local police attend their graduation ceremony in Laghman Province on Monday. Afghan forces took control of security across the country on June 18, marking a milestone as US-led troops prepare to withdraw after 12 years of fighting the Taliban. Read more
Racegoers wearing top hats and tails stand next to police officers during Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot, southeast England on Thursday.
An Andean man talks to a police officer during a protest against Newmont Mining’s Conga project in Peru‘s Cajamarca region. Thousands of opponents of the $5bn gold project circled a lake high in the Andes, vowing to stop the company from draining it to make way for Peru‘s most expensive mine. Lake Perol is one of several lakes that would be displaced to mine ore. Water from the lakes would be transferred to four reservoirs that the US company and its Peruvian partner, Buenaventura, are planning to build