The first day of the week (20 June 2011) is filled with breaking news and occurrences around the world. China is experiencing the worst flood ever in 100 years long. The European Synchronised Swimming Champions Cup in Sheffield, England draws attention of all sports enthusiasts over the globe. In the meantime, Rory McIlroy celebrates Father’s Day with his U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. All the outstanding pieces of news are captured in impressive photos.
Torrential rain continues to lash the eastern and southern China which forces more than five million people to flee and raises the food prices. The rain also floods over 432,200 hectares of farmland inundated in the central province of Hubei and Zhejiang province.
Chinese students walk in a row of chairs in Wuhan, China. The rain leaves at least 168 people dead and missing
Smoke rising from the Pacheco Canyon Wildfire is seen on June 18. The wildfire in the Santa Fe National Forest has destroyed at least 200 acres of land
Rory McIlroy happily hugs his father as he wins the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda on June 19
Firefighters help to contral the fire at the former Concord Chemical Company in Camden on June 19. The blaze started before sunrise on Sunday
Fireworks mark the school graduations across the Neva River in St.Petersburg, Russia on June 19
The world’s largest jetliner Airbus A380 is seen with damaged right-hand wing. The picture is taken in the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, near Paris
Pakistani young people play cricket in a market in Lahore on June 19
Armored vehicles sweeps over the Rio de Janeiro’s Morro da Mangueira in effort to carry out pacification plan ahead of the football World Cup in 2014 on June 19
Mary Rose is currently a lecturer on society. In her free time, Mary is fond of joining social activities. Her goal is to provide up-to-date news and articles on society and culture.