Christian villagers, donning capes made of dried banana leaves and mud, walk towards the church for a mass in a bizarre annual ritual to venerate their patron saint, John the Baptist, Friday, June 24, 2016 at Bibiclat, Aliaga township, Nueva Ecija province in northern Philippines. The "Taong Putik" or "mud people" festival in Bibiclat village ritual dates back to the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in the 1940s.
A boy runs past a mural of rebel leader Sub Comandante Marcos with the slogan in Spanish "Zapata lives. The struggle continues," in Mexico City, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. A group of protesting teachers accompanied by a mediation commission were meeting Wednesday evening with Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong. The negotiations between the striking radical teachers and the government come three days after a clash between protestors and police in Oaxaca state left eight dead and more than 100 injured.
Aymara indigenous hold up their hands to receive the first rays of sunlight in a New Year's ritual in the ruins of the ancient city Tiwanaku, Bolivia, early Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Bolivia's Aymara Indians are celebrating the year 5,524 as well as the Southern Hemisphere's winter solstice, which marks the start of a new agricultural cycle.
Smoke from wildfires burning in Angeles National Forest fills the sky behind the Los Angeles skyline on Monday, June 20, 2016. The wildfires several miles apart devoured hundreds of acres of brush on steep slopes above foothill suburbs erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures.
Riot police battle with protesting teachers who were blocking a federal highway in the state of Oaxaca, near the town of Nochixtlan, Mexico, Sunday, June 19, 2016. The teachers are protesting against plans to overhaul the country's education system which include federally mandated teacher evaluations.
Rev. Sharon Risher, Risher, a clinical trauma chaplain in Dallas, who lost her mother Ethel Lance and two cousins in the racially-motivated shooting at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, N.C., in 2015, is embraced by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., during a news conference by Democratic senators calling for gun control legislation in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub this week, Thursday, June 16, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
A worker cleans the floor of British artist Wolfgang Buttress' 17 metre high bee health inspired 'The Hive' aluminum installation as it stands on display after being put up in Kew Royal Botanic Gardens west London, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The installation is fitted with LED lights and a unique sound accompaniment that respond to the real-time activity of bees in a beehive behind the scenes. The sound and light intensities change as the energy levels in the real beehive surge, giving visitors an insight into life inside a bee colony.
Opposition supporters stand by burning barricades set up in protest over a pro-government MP whom they allege made offensive remarks about the opposition leader, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The protesters then threw rocks and engaged in running battles with police who fired teargas and chased them through the streets and alleys.
A hot air balloon with the the image of Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara printed on it's side prepares to lift off during a ballooning festival in Velikiye Luki, Russia.