Colombian musician Cesar Lopez plays his guitar which he merged with a real rifle, called “Escopetarra,” or “Gun guitar,” during an act to commemorate the completion of the disarmament process of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rebels in Buenavista, Colombia, on Tuesday.
The United Nations says it has concluded the disarmament process for individual arms as part of a peace deal between Colombia’s leftist rebels and the government. At a ceremony in eastern Colombia, U.N. observers have closed the final container holding some of the 7,132 assault weapons collected at rebel camps nationwide in recent weeks.
In addition to turning over the last of 7,132 weapons to the United Nations, the Marxist-Leninist FARC, which had been at war with the government since 1964, also gave the U.N. coordinates for 900 weapons caches spread around the country.
(AP photo/Fernando Vergara)
The proposed new planet is pictured on a wide orbit far beyond Pluto in this artist’s illustration.
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York walks back into the Capitol after speaking about the proposed Republican Senate healthcare bill to reporters on the Capitol steps Tuesday.
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Seated from left, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Standing behind from left, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch pose at the Supreme Court on June 1. (Washington Post photo/Matt McClain)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell boards an elevator with his security detail at the Capitol on Monday. McConnell is wrangling fellow Republicans for an expected vote on the Senate’s health care legislation, which is becoming a tall order.
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President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hug while making statements in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
This 2012 fatal accident in West Hempstead, New York, was blamed on a teenager who had smoked about $20 worth of marijuana before driving over 100 mph.
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Jewish men pray at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem’s Old City. The Israeli government froze a long-overdue plan Sunday to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, a major policy reversal that infuriated the liberal streams of Judaism that represent most Jews in the United States.
Israel had approved the plan in January 2016 to officially recognize the special prayer area at the Western Wall — the holiest site where Jews can pray — a compromise reached after years of negotiations between liberal Israeli and American Jewish groups and the Israeli authorities. It was seen as a significant breakthrough in promoting religious pluralism in Israel, where the ultra-Orthodox authorities govern almost every facet of Jewish life. But the program was never implemented as powerful ultra-Orthodox members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government raised objections to the decision after they had initially endorsed it. Under ultra-Orthodox management, the wall is currently separated between men’s and women’s prayer sections.
Netanyahu, trying to placate both his coalition partners and wealthy American Jewish donors, had promised the new $9 million plaza for mixed-gender prayer would be established. On Sunday, he ordered top aides to formulate a new plan but said little more. In another controversial decision Sunday, his government promoted a bill to maintain the ultra-Orthodox monopoly over conversions.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a bill-signing event Friday. Trump said he thinks Republicans in the Senate are doing the best they can to push through their health care legislation.
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Blue-collar men aren't the only ones recoiling at the idea that they take on traditionally female jobs like nursing. (Kiersten Essenpreis/The New York Times)
A photograph of U.S. President Donald Trump is displayed at the entrance of Trump Sulabh Village in Maroda, India. A toilet charity is leading an effort to rename a tiny, north Indian village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India.
Many of the 400 villagers said they had no idea who Trump is. But they are delighted that their village elders agreed to the promotional gimmick because it also means they will receive free toilets in each of the village’s 60 or so mud-built houses. None of the funding for the new toilets is coming from Trump or the U.S.
Meanwhile, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet for the first time with Trump at the White House on Monday, part of a two-day “no-frills” visit to the capital that will include little of the pomp of the prime minister’s earlier trips during the Obama administration.
The White House said the two leaders will seek to advance “common priorities” for the U.S.-India partnership, a list that includes fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth and expanding security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
(AP photo/Tsering Topgyal; additional reporting from The Washington Post)
Ketumile Masire, former president of Botswana
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An aerial view shows heavy machinery used by workers as they pruned the roots, built a burlap, plywood and steel-pipe structure to contain the rootball so they could move a roughly 100-foot sequoia tree in Boise, Idaho.
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A T-shirt left by firefighters is covered with messages Friday near the Grenfell Tower in London.
British officials ordered an immediate examination Friday into a fridge-freezer that is deemed to have started the fire in the 24-story high-rise apartment building early morning of June 14, and the outside cladding of the building which is thought to have helped spread the fire, according to police, leaving dozens dead.
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With a rising tide, strong southerly winds from Tropical Depression Cindy lash the lakefront Thursday in Mandeville, Louisiana.
Cindy caused problems all over the South. A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide.
The walls of a liquor store and an oil-change service in Fairfield, west of Birmingham, collapsed in the apparent twister. A fast-food restaurant also was among the damaged businesses. Dean Argo, a spokesman for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board said one employee of the liquor store was hurt.
Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering from the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico that crawled ashore early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line. Downgraded to a tropical depression, Cindy weakened as it crossed Louisiana toward Arkansas but a broad circulation around the system swept moist Gulf air over the South, fueling severe weather and pushing up coastal tides.
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President Donald Trump, seen here on Thursday, has finally said that he does not have tape of conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
David P. Gelios, left, Special Agent in Charge, Detroit Division of the FBI, and Daniel L. Lemisch, Acting U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Michigan, speak during a news conference in Detroit, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Amor Ftouhi, a Canadian man, shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at the Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., on Wednesday. The FBI says Ftouhi, 49, tried unsuccessfully to buy a gun while in the United States for five days. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Eggs, clockwise from top right: eastern screech owl, maleo, wandering albatross, common murre, least sandpiper and, center, broad-tailed hummingbird above the graceful prinia.
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, right, walk through the Royal Gallery in the Houses of Parliament prior to the Queen making The Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in London on Wednesday. Weakened by a disastrous election, British Prime Minister Theresa May ditched some of her most controversial campaign pledges and suggested she was willing to soften her approach to leaving the European Union as the queen delivered the government’s legislative agenda to Parliament Wednesday.
The focus on Brexit was clear as eight of 27 bills outlined in the Queen’s Speech dealt with the technicalities of ending Britain’s membership in the EU. The speech is written by the government and delivered by the monarch at the ceremonial opening of each new Parliament.
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Demonstrators timed their protest demanding justice for victims of a massive fire in a west London tower block on June 14 to coincide with the opening day of Parliament.
In remarks following the speech, May acknowledged government failings in helping victims of the fire. She described the support on the ground after the Grenfell Tower blaze as “not good enough,” and said that it failed to help people when they needed it the most. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Kristiina Nurk, 34, enjoys a book on the beach as she vacations in Miami in May. A new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that resting and relaxing is very or extremely important to three-fourths of Americans while on vacation.
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Brewers of all sizes, like The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina, are negatively affected by an outdated federal tax on beer.
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This photo combo of images provided by Mattel shows a variety of Ken dolls now available from Mattel. Mattel announced Tuesday, June 20, 2017, that the company is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him new skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. The makeover is part of the toy company’s plan to make its dolls more diverse and try to appeal to today’s kids, many of whom would rather pick up an iPad than a doll. Barbie received a similar overhaul more than a year earlier. (Courtesy of Mattel via AP)
This new Ken doll sports a “broad body” style. Mattel announced that the company is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll on Tuesday.
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Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee speaks during a news conference Monday in Las Vegas.
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One person uses the CityScape splash pad to stay cool as temperatures climb to near-record highs Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Phoenix. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 120 degrees (49 degrees Celsius), which is has only hit three times in recorded history in Phoenix, the last time 22 years ago. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Xaviere Coleman pours water over his head to cool off in a Wookiee costume along the Las Vegas Strip, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Las Vegas. Coleman was taking a break from posing for photographs with tourists. The first day of summer is forecast to bring some of the worst heat the southwestern U.S. has seen in years. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Kara Leavitt, 34, picks up elastic booties for her 4-year-old dog Chase at a PetSmart in Tempe, Ariz. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Phoenix radio station KSLX handed out the protective coverings to protect dogs' paws from the hot pavement, as temperatures in Phoenix are forecasted to hit 120 degrees. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)
A crew of construction workers sits under their excavator during a break to avoid the heat Tuesday in Tempe, Arizona, which hit a high of 119 that day. (AP photo/Matt York)
A local temperature sign reads 120-degrees as temperatures climb to near-record highs Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Phoenix. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 120 degrees, which is has only hit three times in recorded history in Phoenix, the last time 22 years ago. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arrow sports his new elastic booties at a PetSmart in Tempe, Ariz. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Phoenix radio station KSLX handed out the protective coverings to protect dogs' paws from the hot pavement, as temperatures in Phoenix are forecasted to hit 120 degrees. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)
Belgian Army soldiers approach a man outside Central Station after a reported explosion in Brussels on Tuesday. Belgian authorities said they foiled a “terror attack” Tuesday when soldiers shot and killed a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
A man looks at posters Tuesday for people still missing and thought to be unlikely to have survived the June 14 fire believed to have killed dozens of people at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in London. A second sign is placed nearby in protest. The blaze was just one of many tragic events to strike the city in recent weeks.
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People attend a vigil at Finsbury Park Mosque, in north London, Tuesday June 20, 2017. People remain hospitalized after a driver plowed into a crowd spilling out of the north London mosque after Ramadan services on Monday. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
A sign warns people that the trail head is closed on Monday, June 19, 2017, after a fatal bear mauling at Bird Ridge Trail in Anchorage, Alaska. Authorities say a black bear killed a 16-year-old runner while he was competing in an Alaska race on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Researchers with NASA’s SnowEx project measure snow at Island Lake in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado in February.
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Otto Warmbier speaks to reporters in February 2016 in Pyongyang, North Korea, where he was forced to give a confession. The Ohio student was returned home last week in a coma.
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Brits take part in a vigil at Finsbury Park in north London, where a vehicle struck pedestrians early Monday. The rash of deadly terror attacks that has rattled Britain in recent months took an ominous new turn Monday as Muslim worshippers became targets during the holy month of Ramadan, mowed down by an attacker who plowed a van into a crowd leaving prayers at two mosques in north London. It was the same tactic Islamic extremists used in recent assaults on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge. Those attacks and a third outside a pop concert in Manchester have triggered a surge in hate crimes against Muslims around Britain.
British authorities, including Prime Minister Theresa May, and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community following the attack shortly after midnight that injured at least nine people in the Finsbury Park neighborhood, which is home to a large Muslim population.
Authorities said the incident was being treated as a terror attack. One man died at the scene, although he was receiving first aid at the time and it wasn’t clear if he died as a result of the attack or from something else.
The suspect was identified as Darren Osborne, a 47-year-old father of four living in Cardiff, Wales, who was not known to authorities before the attack. Details about the assailant were sketchy, but the assault — the most dramatic against Muslims in London in recent years — suggested a new level of polarization in British society. “This was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship,” May said in a televised address. “And like all terrorism, in whatever form, it shares the same fundamental goal. It seeks to drive us apart. … We will not let this happen.”
(AP Photo/Frank Augstein; reporting by AP)