World News June, 2010
Thousands of fans in "Red Devil" shirts cheer
on South Korea. They had plenty to celebrate
on June 12 in the streets of Daegu, a
provincial city about 185 miles south of
Seoul, when South Korea beat Greece 2-0.
Employees at a supermarket in George,
South Africa react after a goal against Mexico
on June 11 during the opening game of the
Violence in Krygyzstan
People help an elderly Uzbek man in front of
his burnt-out house in Osh on Tuesday, June
15. Uzbekistan closed its border to refugees
fleeing the deadly violence in Kyrgyzstan,
some of whom have accused government
forces of helping armed gangs slaughter
Flood in Arkansas
Search crews recovered 20 bodies, the final
victim was found Monday, June 14 along a
10-mile stretch of the river after a flash flood
swept through a popular Arkansas
campground on June 11.
During the night of June 11th, water rose 8
feet in one hour, leading to a flash flood and
washing away the popular campground.
A Doppler On Wheels (DOW) radar scans a
supercell thunderstorm in southeastern
Wyoming on June 5. This storm made a
strong, long-track tornado that was observed
by VORTEX2 (Verification of the Origins of
Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2). To
date, it is the most comprehensively-
observed tornado ever.
Pelican in distress
A brown pelican coated in heavy oil wallows
in the surf, June 4, on East Grand Terre
Island, La. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon
disaster is coming ashore in large volumes
across southern Louisiana.
Wash, rinse, repeat
Laundrymen work at the Dhobi Ghat laundry
in Mumbai on June 5. Termed as the world's
largest outdoor laundry, Dhobi Ghat is where
Mumbai's traditional laundrymen work to
wash clothes from different parts of the city.
The open-air laundry has about 700 washing
platforms made of stones.
In the spotlight, again
Joran van der Sloot, left, is escorted by police
officers to the airport in Santiago, Chile, on
June 4. Van der Sloot, of the Netherlands,
who was arrested twice but never charged
over the disappearance of U.S. student
Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005, was
handed over by Chilean police to authorities
in Peru, where he is a prime suspect in the
slaying of a 21-year-old woman in May.
A boy looks longingly at his ice cream during
the Corpus Christi celebration in La Villa,
Panama, on June 3. Corpus Christi is
celebrated by Roman Catholics and other
Christians to proclaim the truth of the
"transubstantiation," the changing of bread
and wine into the body and blood of Christ