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The week in pictures
From a win for gay marriage in the US to mass protests in Brazil, Al Jazeera brings you the week in pictures.
South Africans gather to pray for Nelson Mandela(***)s recovery outside the Mediclinic heart hospital in Pretoria on June 26.
Al Jazeera Staff
30 Jun 2013
Protesters in Belo Horizonte kick a tear gas cannister back towards police lines during a June 26 demonstration against the high cost of hosting the FIFA Confederations Cup and next year(***)s World Cup.
The US Supreme Court struck down The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on June 26, allowing married same-sex couples the same rights and legal benefits that all other married couples enjoy.
At least 42 people were killed in Iraq following a series of attacks and car bombings on June 24, as Shia Muslims marked the birth a 9th-century Shia leader.
More than 50 people died in Sidon, Lebanon(***)s third-largest city, after deadly clashes erupted between Lebanese security forces and armed Sunni groups in south Lebanon.
Paulinho scores Brazil(***)s second goal in a 2-1 victory over Uruguay in the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final on June 26. The contest(***)s final match, between hosts Brazil and world-champions Spain, will kick off on Sunday night.
Pedestrians are sprayed by water splashing over a sea wall in Mumbai, on June 25. India(***)s monsoon season typically runs from June to September.
More than 800 people marched through Pretoria, South Africa on June 28, in protest at Obama(***)s visit to the country. Demonstrators, angry at US policy in South Africa and around the world, burned a stars-and-stripes flag in front of the country(***)s embassy.
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