20 June 2008
An Iraqi Army soldier guarded two suspected militiamen detained in a security crackdown in Maysan Province near the border with Iran, 200 miles southeast of Baghdad. American-backed Iraqi security forces are in their second day of military operations in the southern city of Amara.
Photo: Hadi Mizban/Associated Press
Friday Prayer at the cleric Moktada al-Sadr's headquarters was followed by a small demonstration where negotiations with Americans and the ongoing American-backed Iraqi military operation in Amara, which is primarily targeting Sadr operatives, was denounced.
Photo: Michael Kamber for The New York TimesPeople milled around the bodies of Taliban militants after fighting in Manara village, in the Arghandab district of Kandahar Province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. Kandahar has been the site of a joint military operation against the Taliban for the last several days.
Photo: Musadeq Sadeq/Associated Press Thousands of people remained without food and shelter in flood-hit northern Orissa, India, where villagers were stranded even though the water level in rivers declined in the last 24 hours. Floodwater submerged thousands of acres of land, disrupted electricity and affected roads and train services.
Photo: European Pressphoto Agency The Indian Air Force dropped food packets from a helicopter onto the flooded village of Patashpur in Midnapore, more than 90 miles south of Kolkata, formerly Calcutta. Flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain in eastern India have displaced more than two million, officials told Agence France Presse.
Photo: Deshakalyan Chowdhury/Agence France-Presse -- Getty Images Thousands of Thai protesters pushed past a police barricade to reach the gates of Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej's office, demanding that he resign. Members of the People's Alliance for Democracy scuffled with riot policemen during a protest in front of Government House in Bangkok.
Photo: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/Agence France-Presse -- Getty Images
A farm near Quincy, Ill. was engulfed by the Mississippi River. Floodwater from the Mississippi continued to move south, threatening communities in Missouri and Illinois.
Photo: Win Mcnamee/Getty ImagesDeb Murphy went through her china cabinet to see what mementos she could salvage in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ms. Murphy's home is one of the closest to the river and was only approved for entry Friday after Cedar Rapids was flooded last week.
Photo: Seth Wenig/Associated Press A boy adjusted the hat of his chef uniform as he and a classmate waited for the start of their Peruvian cuisine lesson at a school in Lima, Peru.
Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters
Aboy took some relief from warm weather by taking a dip in a fountain in the downtown area of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.
Photo: Valentina Petrova/Associated Press Croatian soccer fans turned quiet Vienna, Austria into a sea of red and white as they celebrated a few hours before the Euro 2008 quarterfinal game between Croatia and Turkey.
Photo: Samuel Kubani/Agence France-Presse -- Getty Images
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