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<ul><li><p>June2017Pictures of the dayJune 6- 10, 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 1</p><p>JUNE 2017Pictures of the day</p><p>June 5 10, 2017 Sources : reuters.com , AP images , nbcnews.com , </p><p>PPS by https://ppsnet.wordpress.com</p><p>https://ppsnet.wordpress.com/</p></li><li><p>A mother prays outside MaotanchangMiddle School in Maotanchang town of Luan, Anhui province, China. REUTERS/Jason Lee</p><p>Prayers before China's "gaokao" exam seasonLuan, China Jason Lee</p><p>PHOTO STORY</p><p>June 11, 2017Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017</p><p>2</p></li><li><p>This year about 9.4 million students will appear, the Xinhua state news agency said, roughly the same number since 2014 and down from a peak of 10.5 million in 2010.The fiercely competitive test is seen as a key to social mobility and the best chance for school leavers to land a white-collar job.</p><p>2 JUN 2017. LUAN, CHINA. REUTERS/JASON LEE</p><p>June 2 , 2017PHOTO STORY</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 3</p></li><li><p>He said the school had taught him endurance, among other life skills."Every time I don't feel like studying, I will not relax, as I see the hardship my mother goes through in caring for me," Xiang said.</p><p>Wang Xiaolong does homework in a rented home.2 JUN 2017. LUAN, CHINA. REUTERS/JASON LEE</p><p>June 2 , 2017PHOTO STORY</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 4</p></li><li><p>"My mother gave up her job and came here to keep me company," said Xiang Licheng(left), a 20-year-old who came to Maotanchang to prepare for a second attempt at the exam.</p><p>3 JUN 2017. LUAN, CHINA. REUTERS/JASON LEE</p><p>June 3 , 2017PHOTO STORY</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 5</p></li><li><p>Restaurant owner Zhang Xunze said he moved to Maotanchang three years ago so his son could attend the school."We thought life was too boring and had nothing to do. So we gathered some money and started this restaurant," said 49-year-old Zhang, whose business is a short walk from the school gate. 3 JUN 2017. LUAN, CHINA. REUTERS/JASON LEE</p><p>June 3 , 2017PHOTO STORY</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 6</p></li><li><p>In the lead-up to the exams, students took part in incense-burning ceremonies to pray for good luck. They also released into the sky floating lanterns inscribed with "gaokao" messages.</p><p>3 JUN 2017. LUAN, CHINA. REUTERS/JASON LEE</p><p>June 3 , 2017PHOTO STORY</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 7</p></li><li><p>China's education ministry has urged exam venues to "create an optimal environment for students", and guard against "extreme weather conditions, natural disasters and disease outbreaks that could occur during the exams," Xinhua added.</p><p>The parents of Maotanchang Middle School were doing their part to help. Students cramming on the weekend received tins of steaming soup their parents had queued patiently to deliver.</p><p>3 JUN 2017. LUAN, CHINA. REUTERS/JASON LEE</p><p>June 3 , 2017PHOTO STORY</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 8</p></li><li><p>"What I am most worried about now is that I will not perform well in the exam," said Zhang Chenlin, who lives with his mother in a tiny room near the school as he makes his second attempt at the exam.</p><p>3 JUN 2017. LUAN, CHINA. REUTERS/JASON LEE</p><p>June 3 , 2017PHOTO STORY</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 9</p></li><li><p>3 JUN 2017. LUAN, CHINA. REUTERS/JASON LEE</p><p>June 3 , 2017PHOTO STORY</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 10</p></li><li><p>Just 40 percent of students are expected to enroll in undergraduate degrees subsequently, however, Xinhua said, citing the 2017 enrollment plan of the education ministry.But the exception is Maotanchang Middle School, whose website says 80 percent to 90 percent of its students have won college acceptances since 2010.</p><p>5 JUN 2017. LUAN, CHINA. REUTERS/JASON LEE</p><p>June 5 , 2017PHOTO STORY</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 11</p></li><li><p>Thousands of torches are placed in terraced fields by villagers praying for a good harvest in Guilin, China on June 3.China Stringer Network via Reuters</p><p>June 3 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 12</p></li><li><p>June 5 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 13</p></li><li><p>Britain London Bridge AttackPeople queue to lay flowers after a vigil for victims of Saturday's attack in London Bridge, at Potter's Field Park in London, Monday, June 5, 2017. Police arrested several people and are widening their investigation after a series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured more than 40 others in the heart of London on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 14</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>Uganda South Sudan RefugeesSouth Sudanese refugee children play on swings during lunch break in the yard of the Ombechi nursery school, which has over 500 pupils and is supported by UNICEF and Save the Children, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, Monday, June 5, 2017. Bidi Bidi is a sprawling complex of mud-brick houses that is now the world's largest refugee settlement holding some of those who fled the civil war in South Sudan, which has killed tens of thousands and driven out more than 1.5 million people in the past three years, creating the world's largest refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 15</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>Uganda South Sudan RefugeesSouth Sudanese refugee Betty Sakala, from Central Equatoria state, laughs after being shown a photo of her daughter Mary, 2 months, as she waits to have Mary examined at a mobile health clinic run by the International Rescue Committee, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, Monday, June 5, 2017. Bidi Bidi is a sprawling complex of mud-brick houses that is now the world's largest refugee settlement holding some of those who fled the civil war in South Sudan, which has killed tens of thousands and driven out more than 1.5 million people in the past three years, creating the world's largest refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 16</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>Venezuela CrisisPeople breath in tear gas during clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces, at a 12-hour national sit-in, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, June 5, 2017. Anti-government protesters shut down main roads to demand new presidential elections after the release of a video in which jailed Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez expressed support for the movement. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 17</p><p>June 5, 2017</p></li><li><p>Venezuela CrisisA woman affected by tear gas, fired by security forces, is carried away during a 12-hour national sit-in, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, June 5, 2017. Her sign reads in Spanish "Bombs. Not food. Yes, hunger advances." Anti-government protesters shut down main roads to demand new presidential elections after the release of a video in which jailed Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez expressed support for the movement. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 18</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>India World Environment DayToxic froth from industrial pollution floats on BellundurLake on World Environment Day, in Bangalore, India, Monday, June 5, 2017. The World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year by the United Nations to stimulate global awareness on environmental issues. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 19</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>India World Environment DayAn Indian ragpicker boy searches for recyclable</p><p>material amid Greater Adjutant stork birds and cows</p><p>at a garbage dumping site on the outskirts of</p><p>Gauhati, Assam state, India, Monday, June 5, 2017. </p><p>Monday marks World Environment Day. (AP </p><p>Photo/Anupam Nath)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 20</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>India World Environment DayAn Indian ragpicker boy searches for recyclable material</p><p>as Greater Adjutant stork birds sit at a garbage dumping</p><p>site on the outskirts of Gauhati, Assam state, India, </p><p>Monday, June 5, 2017. Monday marks World Environment</p><p>Day. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 21</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>India WeatherIndians reach to get a cold drink being freely distributed by a roadside on hot summer day in New Delhi, India, Monday, June 5, 2017. Most parts of northern India is reeling under intense heat wave conditions with the temperature crossing over 43 degrees Celsius (109.4 Fahrenheit).(AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 22</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>India Dalai LamaAn exile Tibetan Buddhist</p><p>monk listens to his spiritual</p><p>leader the Dalai Lama's</p><p>religious talk at the </p><p>Tsuglagkhang temple in </p><p>Dharmsala, India, Monday, </p><p>June 5, 2017. Each year the </p><p>Tibetan leader talks to young</p><p>Tibetans on Buddhist</p><p>philosophy and religion. The </p><p>three-day talk will end</p><p>Wednesday. (AP </p><p>Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 23</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>Bill CosbyBill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 24</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>France Tennis French</p><p>OpenBritain's Andy Murray taps the </p><p>clay off his shoes in his fourth</p><p>round match against Russia</p><p>Karen Khachanov at the French</p><p>Open tennis tournament at the </p><p>Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, </p><p>France. Monday, June 5, 2017. </p><p>(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 25</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>Germany PentecostA participant rides his horse in traditional Pentecost celebrations during a mounted procession near Bad Koetzing, Germany, Monday, June 5, 2017. Around 900 riders took part in the procession. (Armin Weigel/dpa via AP)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 26</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>Reuters / Monday, June 05, 2017Willem Grant of Manhattan walks through British artist Lucy Sparrow's installation "The Convenience Store (8 'til Late)," which recreates a New York convenience store but with all the products made of felt at The Standard, High Line in Manhattan. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 27</p></li><li><p>Trump HealthcareVice President Mike Pence, center, raises his hand with others after asking how many people around the table think that there is an urgent need to repeal and replace Obamacare, during a meeting on healthcare reform in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 5, 2017. With Pence are from left, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Amy Pope-Wells, owner and founder of Link Staff Services, Kelly Moore, Vice President, GKM Auto Parts and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 28</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p></li><li><p>Reuters / Monday, June 05, 2017U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) (2nd R) takes a gentle ribbing from Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (R) and others, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao (L), former Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole (2nd L) and Vice President Mike Pence (3rd L), after Shuster asked President Trump to sign autographs after Trump signed principles of proposed reforms to the U.S. air traffic control system during an event at the White House. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 29</p></li><li><p>A hospital staff member teaches primary school children how to perform eye exercises in Handan, China on June 5.AFP - Getty Images</p><p>June 5 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 30</p></li><li><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 31</p></li><li><p>Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, British Home Office Secretary, Amber Rudd (right) and British Shadow Labour Home Secretary (left) Diane Abobtt carry flowers during a vigil for the victims of the London Bridge terror attacks near City Hall.Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 32</p></li><li><p>Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visits the scene of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market which left 7 people dead and dozens of injured in central London. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 33</p></li><li><p>People hold up signs which spell out 'We Love London' as hundreds gather for a vigil in Potters Fields.Jack Taylor / Getty ImagesJune 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 34</p></li><li><p>Members of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community (in white) join others at Potters Fields Park.Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP - Getty Images</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 35</p></li><li><p>A man holds a Union flag as he kneels near flowers and candles.Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP - Getty Images</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 36</p></li><li><p>Forensic officers walk along the road at the scene of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market. REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 37</p></li><li><p>Two women console each other while looking over floral tributes on London Bridge on June 6.Three attackers drove a van into crowds on London Bridge on June 3 and went on a stabbing rampage at Borough Market. The three attackers wearing fake suicide vests were shot dead by police.Andy Rain / EPA</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 38</p></li><li><p>A woman reacts near the scene of the recent attack during a minute's silence in tribute to the victims of the attack at London Bridge and Borough Market, in central London, Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 39</p></li><li><p>A man reacts next to floral tributes near the scene of the attack. REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 40</p></li><li><p>School girls look at floral tributes after a vigil to remember the victims of the attack at Potters Field Park, in central London. REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 41</p></li><li><p>Britain London Bridge AttackFloral tributes are placed at London Bridge to commemorate the victims of Saturday's attack in London, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as an Italian national of Moroccan descent, and Italian officials said they had passed on their concerns about him to British intelligence officials last year. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 42</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p></li><li><p>A Muslim man holds a placard during a protest near the site of the attack. REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 43</p></li><li><p>Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May visits a bakery during an election campaign visit to Fleetwood. REUTERS/Ben Stansall/Pool</p><p>June 6 , 2017</p><p>June 11, 2017 Pictures of the day - June 5 - 10 , 2017 44</p></li><li><p>White House Press Secretary Sea...</p></li></ul>