An Argentina soccer fan cheers Sunday, June 15, 2014, outside the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Faces of the World Cup

Posted by Andrew Soergel | Jun 24, 2014

Brazil is teeming with passionate soccer fans wearing national pride on their sleeves. And in their hair.

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BBC staff and colleagues from other news organizations take part in a one-minute silent protest Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in London against the seven-year jail terms given to three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt. A court in Cairo found Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed, Australian correspondent Peter Greste, and Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian, guilty of spreading false news.

Day in Photos: June 24

Posted by Diana Soliwon | Jun 24, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Iraq, Feast Day celebrated in the Philippines, Egyptian court's ruling to jail journalists protested and more. 

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Afghan refugee children gather at a U.N. medical camp Friday, June 20, 2014, to mark World Refugee Day in Islamabad. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees announced Friday, June 20, 2014, that 51.2 million refugees were displaced from their homes at the end of 2013.

Faces of the World's Refugees

Posted by Andrew Soergel | Jun 20, 2014

June 20 marks World Refugee Day. More than 50 million people around the world were displaced from their homes by the end of 2013, according to the U.N.

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Princess Leonor, far left, and Princess Sophia, far right, wave Thursday, June 19, 2014, to a crowd gathered outside the Royal Palace. Newly crowned King Felipe VI embraces Queen Letizia.

Felipe VI Crowned King of Spain

Posted by Andrew Soergel | Jun 19, 2014

King Felipe VI replaced his father, King Juan Carlos, as the Spanish monarch at a coronation ceremony Thursday in Madrid.

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Members of Congress huddle up before the start of the sixth annual Congressional Women's Softball Game against members of the Washington press corps on June 18, 2014, at the Watkins Recreation Center in the District of Columbia.

2014 Congressional Women's Softball Game

Posted by Ethan Rosenberg | Jun 19, 2014

Members of Congress routed their press corps opponents 10-5 while raising money for the fight against breast cancer.

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A boy carries his dog in front of a girl, holding two soccer balls painted with a red cross, during a protest opposing the billions of dollars allocated to the FIFA World Cup on April 5, 2014, at the Jacarezinho slum in Rio de Janeiro. The protest, organized by the nongovernment organization Rio de Paz (Rio of Peace), was one of many demonstrations against government spending on the tournament during a time of social hardship.They claim that the money for the World Cup could be used for better schools, health care and to improve public security of the shantytown that is located near the Maracana stadium.

World Cup Murals

Posted by Casey Leins | Jun 18, 2014

From Brazil to India to Haiti, artists have taken to the streets to celebrate and criticize the World Cup. 

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