Europe and Africa in review: June 2015

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Europe and Africa in review: June 2015
The sun rises as thousands of revellers gathered at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, near Salisbury, England, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
A woman withdraws money from a bank cash machine from a National Bank branch while another reacts behind her in central Athens on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Anxiety over Greece's future swelled on Saturday, with people queuing outside banks to withdraw cash, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' call to have the people vote on a proposed bailout deal increases the risks that the country might fall out of the euro. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A woman leaves a croissant next to a sleeping man living in the streets of central Athens, Thursday, June 25, 2015. The ECB approved a request from Athens to increase the amount of emergency liquidity Greek lenders can tap from the country's central bank. Worried Greeks have been withdrawing their money from their country's banks, fearing the imposition of restrictions on banking transactions. An estimated more than 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) left Greek banks last week. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A Greek flag waves as the sun's rays shine through clouds at the ancient Acropolis hill, in Athens, Monday June 22, 2015. A top European Union official said that debt talks between Greece and its international creditors have made some progress but that a deal to avoid potential bankruptcy remains elusive. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
A man walks past a graffiti made by street artist N_Grams that read ''NO'' in German but also ''YES, IN'' in Greek language in Athens, on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Greece's parliament voted early Sunday in favor of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' motion to hold a July 5 referendum on creditor proposals for reforms in exchange for loans.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
The head of a pig hangs from a hook at a market in central Athens, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Germany's vice chancellor says that a Greek referendum on the bailout talks could in principle make sense, but notes that it should be clear to voters what they will be deciding on. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, center, speaks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Greece and its creditors launched a new round of talks in Brussels early Thursday in a fresh bid to unlock billions of euros in loans and save the country from bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels on Monday, June 22, 2015. Heads of state in the eurogroup meet in Brussels Monday for a special summit to discuss the financial crisis with Greece. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Elderly people wait to receive their pension outside the National bank of Greece headquarters in Athens, Monday, June 29, 2015. Anxious Greek pensioners swarmed bank branches hoping to be able to receive their pensions Monday and others lined up at ATMs as they gradually began dispensing cash again on the first day of capital controls imposed in a dramatic twist in Greece’s five-year financial saga. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
FILE - In this Saturday June 6, 2015 file photo, Serena Williams of the U.S. casts a shadow on the clay as she drops her racket and celebrates winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in three sets, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Britain's Andy Murray during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, June 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka holds the cup after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Paris. Wawrinka won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in three sets, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
Roger Federer of Switzerland smashes a ball to Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia during the singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
A protestor wears a mask with a gag as she marches against the Public Security Law in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Thousands of protesters railed Tuesday against a new Spanish public security law nicknamed the "gag law" before it went into effect at midnight, slamming it as legalized muzzling of free expression and the media. It was pushed through by the conservative Popular Party in the wake of largely peaceful protests that hit Spain after the financial crisis began in 2008. The demonstrations hit an apex in 2012 as the nation teetered on the verge of economic meltdown only to be saved by a bailout of its troubled banks. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
FILE - In this Monday, June 22, 2015, file photo, a man with tape on his mouth attends a demonstration in front of a court to support Ahmed Mansour, a senior journalist with the Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera who was detained last weekend in Germany. A watchdog group says journalists face unprecedented threats in President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s Egypt, with the highest number behind bars since its records started in 1990. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, June 20, 2015 file photo, a Persian cat sticks out its tongue during the International pedigree dog and purebred cat exhibition in Erfurt, Germany. Dogs and cats from 21 countries take part at the exhibition and competitions. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
An osprey helicopter lands in the rain near Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday, June 8, 2015, to transport delegation members traveling with U.S. President Barack Obama from the G-7 Summit, to Munich airport en rout to Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2015 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama at Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, during the G-7 summit. (Michael Kappeler/Pool Photo via AP, File)
People cool down in a fountain beside Manzanares river in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Weather stations across Spain are warning people to take extra precautions as a heat wave engulfs much of the country, increasing the risk of wildfires. The country's meteorological agency says a mass of hot air originating in Africa is moving northwards, bringing temperatures reaching 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A figure of a giant stands as revellers dance during the Patum in the Catalan village of Berga, Spain Thursday, June 4, 2015. The Patum of Berga is a popular festival whose origin can be traced to medieval festivities that is celebrated each year in the Catalan city of Berga during Corpus Christi. It consists of a series of dances by townspeople dressed as mystical and symbolical figures accompanied by the rhythm of a drum. One of the protagonist of La Patum is the fire, and the climax of the festival is the Salt de Plens (Fire Demons), who set the square on fire with hundreds of firecrackers burning at the same time. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
A moss man poses for a picture before the Corpus Christi procession in the small village of Bejar, Spain, Sunday, June 7, 2015. Men covered from head to toe in moss have paraded through the streets of Bejar in western Spain to commemorate a daring raid that local legend says helped liberate their town from Muslim occupation some eight centuries ago. Locals believe that during the reign of King Alfonso VIII of Castile (1155-1214) men camouflaged themselves in moss from local forests to enable them to approach the gates of a Muslim fortress. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A reveler jumps over a bonfire during the night of San Juan in Alcobendas near Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The San Juan night coincides with the Summer solstice and it's the welcome to Summer. This celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year in almost all cities and towns of Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Migrants wait to receive food at the Central railway station in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 11, 2015. Milan city officials are appealing for help in managing the huge number of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea as rising numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the station. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 18, 2015, Syrians migrants arrive by dinghy from the Turkish coasts, at a Mytilene's beach, on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos. Lesbos, Greece’s third-largest island, is bearing the brunt of the migrant crisis. More than 25,000 people have arrived on the island of about 80,000 inhabitants since the start of the year - nearly half of the 55,000 who have reached Greece by sea from Turkey. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
A sailor of the Belgian Navy Vessel Godetia helps a migrant board the ship during a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coasts, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Hundreds of migrants were rescued on Tuesday by the Godetia, which is among a EU Navy vessels fleet taking part in the Triton migrants rescue operations. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Ahmed Abraham, 22, from Sudan, shaves his face, at the Franco-Italian border in Ventimiglia, Italy, Monday, June 22, 2015. The European Union launched a naval operation Monday to try to stop human-traffickers from bringing migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe in unseaworthy boats, a lucrative and at times deadly practice. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Migrants sit on the deck of the Belgian Navy vessel Godetia after they were saved at sea during a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coasts, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Hundreds of migrants were rescued on Tuesday by the Godetia, which is part of a EU Navy vessels fleet taking part in the Triton migrants rescue operation. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
A rubber boat loaded of migrants is seen during a search and rescue mission in the mediterranean sea off the Libyan coasts, Italy, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Hundreds of migrants were rescued on Tuesday by the Godetia Belgian Navy Vessel which is among a EU Navy Vessels fleet taking part in the Triton migrant rescue operations. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Migrants wait along a motorway leading to a ferry port to cross the English Channel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. All trains and many ferry services between Britain and France were cut off Tuesday by striking port workers, stranding hundreds of trucks and thousands of passengers on both sides of the English Channel. Adding to the chaos, illegal migrants who are camped by the thousands in the port city of Calais were seen trying to stowaway on vehicles stuck in traffic jams. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
AP10ThingsToSee - A Greek coast guard vessel uses a light to spot migrants arrive on an overcrowded dinghy from Turkish coasts during a patrol operation near the port of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesvos, early Thursday, June 18, 2015. Around 100,000 migrants have entered Europe so far this year, with some 2,000 dead or missing during their perilous quest to reach the continent. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 16, 2015 file photo, a migrant is removed by Italian police at the Franco-Italian border near Menton, southeastern France. Some 150 migrants, principally from Eritrea and Sudan, have been trying since last Friday to cross the border from Italy but have been blocked by French and Italian police. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
A Belgian navy sailor passes life vests to migrants sitting in a rubber boat as they approach the Belgian Navy Vessel Godetia during a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Eea off the Libyan coasts, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Hundreds of migrants were rescued on Tuesday by the Godetia, which is among a EU Navy vessels fleet taking part in the Triton migrants rescue operations. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
A migrant sleeps under a life blanket, along a motorway leading to a ferry port to cross the English Channel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. All trains and many ferry services between Britain and France were cut off Tuesday by striking port workers, stranding hundreds of trucks and thousands of passengers on both sides of the English Channel. Adding to the chaos, illegal migrants who are camped by the thousands in the port city of Calais were seen trying to stowaway on vehicles stuck in traffic jams. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Barcelona's head coach Luis Enrique is thrown into the air by his players after the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona at the Olympic stadium in Berlin Saturday, June 6, 2015. Barcelona won the match 3-1. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Barcelona's Neymar jumps over the advertising boards as he celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona at the Olympic stadium in Berlin Saturday, June 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi kisses the trophy after winning 3-1 the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona at the Olympic stadium in Berlin Saturday, June 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Barcelona players celebrate with the trophy after the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona at the Olympic stadium in Berlin Saturday, June 6, 2015. Barcelona won the match 3-1. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
FILE - In this Sunday June 7, 2015 file photo, Britain's Bradley Wiggins rides his way to breaking the UCI Hour Record at the Olympic Velodrome in Lee Valley Velopark, London. Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins broke cycling's prestigious hour record, covering 54.526 kilometers (33.88 miles) in 60 minutes. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
A convoy of hearses drives on the highway in Duisburg, Germany, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, taking home 16 school children who died in the Germanwings plane crash in March. The coffins, that arrived at the airport in Duesseldorf Tuesday evening, are brought to their families in the city of Haltern. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
FILE - In this June 21, 2015 file photo people walk near the giant ring with the flame of the 2015 European Games at the embankment of Caspian Sea in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 2015 European Games are held in Baku till June 28. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)
Bodies are covered on a Tunisian beach, in Sousse, Friday June 26, 2015. A young man unfurled an umbrella and pulled out a Kalashnikov, opening fire on European sunbathers in an attack that killed at least 28 people at a Tunisian beach resort — one of three deadly attacks from Europe to the Middle East on Friday that followed a call to violence by Islamic State extremists. (Jawhara FM via AP)
A young woman lays flowers at the scene of a shooting in Sousse, Tunisia, Saturday, June 27, 2015. The morning after a lone gunman killed at tens of people at a beach resort in Tunisia, busloads of tourists are heading to the nearby Enfidha-Hammamet airport hoping to return to their home countries. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
FILE - In this Monday, June 15, 2015 file photo, a Ukrainian serviceman investigates a crater left by a Grad rocket in the village of Toshkivka, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin Wall, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 22, 2015, to mark the 74th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A participant in the Gay Pride event in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) rights reacts as others flee after Turkish police use a water canon to disperse them in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Turkish police have used water cannons and tear gas to clear gay pride demonstrators from Istanbul's central square. Between 100 and 200 protestors were chased away from Taksim Square on Sunday after a police vehicle fired several jets of water to disperse the crowd. It wasn't immediately clear why the police intervened to push the peaceful if noisy protest away from the area. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Armenian police use water canons to disperse protesters demonstrating an increase in electricity prices in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Police in the Armenian capital have dispersed several hundred demonstrators who blocked a central avenue as part of their protest. About 5,000 demonstrators gathered Tuesday morning in downtown, but were stopped by phalanxes of riot police backed by water cannons. (Narek Aleksanyan/PAN Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, unveils a plaque at the end of his visit to Richmond Adult Community College in Richmond, south west London, Monday, June 8, 2015. The Prince on Monday officially opened and was shown round the new art, drama and dance facilities at the further education college which offers up to 2,000 courses. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
People help a hippopotamus escape from a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals have escaped from the zoo in Georgia’s capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures, prompting authorities to warn residents in Tbilisi to stay inside Sunday. (AP Photo/Tinatin Kiguradze)
In this June 9, 2015, fie photo, Battle of Waterloo re-enactors walk near the Lion's Mound during a historical walk for journalists in Braine-l'Alleud, near Waterloo, Belgium. On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, four days of commemoration will begin on the historic battlefield, with the re-opening of Hougoumont farm and a reconstruction of the battle with more than 5,000 re-enactors. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles as a little robot waves to the her during a reception at the 'Technische Universitaet' (Technical University) in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are on an official visit to Germany until Friday, June 26. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)
Participants perform yoga at an event to celebrate the International Yoga Day, pictured from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures across India and much of the world on Sunday to mark the first International Yoga Day. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
An opposition demonstrator points a mock gun made from wood towards soldiers and tells them it is shameful to shoot on people who cannot defend themselves, in the Ngagara neighborhood of the capital Bujumbura, in Burundi Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Demonstrators opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza running for a third term tried to march but were prevented by police and soldiers firing tear gas, so erected a burning barricade in their neighborhood instead. (AP Photo/Gildas Ngingo)
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Take a look at the stunning photos above for a look into the events that shaped the month of June in Europe and Africa. Greece's financial crisis came to a head as it renegotiated a bailout agreement. The people of Greece lined up at ATMs where they could not take out more than 60 euros at a time. Tennis dominated the sports world with the French Open and Wimbledon. And hundreds of migrants fleeing war-torn countries arrived in Greece, France and other European countries.
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