Iraqis fleeing violence in the Nineveh province wait in their vehicles at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski kalak, 40 kms West of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on June 10, 2014. Suspected jihadists seized Iraq's entire northern province of Nineveh and its capital Mosul, the country's second-largest city, in a major blow to authorities, who appear incapable of stopping militant advances. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
One of the doves relased during the opening ceremony sits on a photographers lens prior to the Group A football match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
British World War II veteran Frederick Glover poses for a photograph as soldiers parachute down during a D-Day commemoration paratroopers launch event in Ranville, northern France, on June 5, 2014, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. D-Day ceremonies on June 6 this year mark the 70th anniversary of the launch of 'Operation Overlord', a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually leading to the liberation of occupied France and the end of the war against Nazi Germany. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS BREGARDIS (Photo credit should read THOMAS BREGARDIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken with a smart-phone shows a sandstorm engulfing the Iranian capital Tehran on June 02, 2014. A massive sandstorm and record winds killed at least four people in Tehran, plunging the city into darkness, knocking out power supplies, damaging buildings and causing massive disruption. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Dolphin trainer Adrian Calderon helps child Javier Gonzalez to touch a dolphin during a therapy session, on May 26, 2014 at the National Aquarium in Havana. As part of a rehabilitation project dozens of disabled children with multiple conditions such as Down syndrome, autism, motor impairments, deaf and dumb attend therapies with dolphins. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)
WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: People take photos of the Summer Solstice sunrise at Stonehenge on June 21, 2014 in Wiltshire, England. A sunny forecast brought thousands of revellers to the 5,000 year old stone circle in Wiltshire to see the sunrise on the Summer Solstice dawn. The solstice sunrise marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Getty Images)
A worker uses a lawn mover to cut bushes next to the financial district in Singapore on June 2, 2014. Some 20,000 delegates representing the government, industry, international organisations and academia are expected to attend the World Cities Summit (WCS), Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) taking place on June 1 to 5. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
This combination of three wavelengths of light from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows one of the multiple jets that led to a series of slow coronal puffs on Jan. 17, 2013 and released on June 27, 2014. The light has been colorized in red, green and blue.
Image Credit: Alzate/SDO
A picture taken on June 21, 2014 shows lava flowing out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano, one of the world's most active volcanoes, located on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. The Piton de la Fournaise started to erupt early on June 21. AFP PHOTO / RICHARD BOUHET (Photo credit should read RICHARD BOUHET/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Rose petals drop over the Statue of Liberty during the Commemorating 70th Anniversary of D-Day on June 06, 2014 in New York City. Three helicopters have showered 1 million rose petals on the Statue during a event organized by the organization 'The French Will Never Forget' to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II D-Day landings. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Spain's David Ferrer gets ready to serve during his French tennis Open round of sixteen match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 2, 2014. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
A horse rears in a crowd during in the traditional San Juan (Saint John) festival in the town of Ciutadella, on the Balearic Island of Menorca on Saint John's day on June 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ JAIME REINA (Photo credit should read JAIME REINA/AFP/Getty Images)
Devotees covered in mud and wearing costumes made from banana leaves attend mass as they take part in a religious festival in honor of St. John the Baptist, also known locally as the 'mud people' festival in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija province, north of Manila, on June 24, 2014. Farmers coated in mud paraded in Philippine villages to mark one of the Catholic nation's most colourful religious festivals. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
The moon sets behind the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Dolly Parton performs with Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi on the Pyramid Stage on Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 29, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images)
As the calendar turns to July, take a photographic look back at the crazy month that June was. One of the biggest stories to emerge from the World Cup was Uruguay striker Luis Suarez biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini -- a moment that overshadowed Uruguay's 1-0 victory over Italy in the game. The incident sparked a firestorm of mockery online, and, in Rio de Janeiro, soccer fans pretended Suarez was biting them as they snapped selfies next to an Adidas advertisement featuring Suarez. Good times!
But that's hardly the only amazing image captured by photographers around the world -- and above it. Astronaut Reid Wiseman, who is living aboard the International Space Station, shot an extraordinary pic of a single die floating above Earth. Other great photos depict the fury of Mother Nature, triumphant achievements in sports and an odd couple: Dolly Parton and Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi sharing the same stage.
Half the year is down. Until next month, we bid you farewell.