August 01, 2015 at 12:27AM

Globe photos of the month: July, 2015 Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including the Fourth of July celebration, the summer heat wave, the NASCAR Sprint Cup in Loudon, N.H., and the start of the Patriots’ training camp. — By Lloyd Young
Children played in the fountain near the Christian Science Center in Boston. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) http://ift.tt/1eGRtwR
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July 31, 2015 at 12:27AM

2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles This week, Los Angeles is hosting the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. About 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 165 nations are competing throughout the city in the largest event LA has hosted since the 1984 Olympics. “These games will change the lives of people around the world who are mistreated and excluded because they’re ‘different,’” said Patrick McClenahan, president and CEO of LA2015. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
Fireworks explode over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony, July 25. (ROBYN BECK//AFP/Getty Images) http://ift.tt/1gquJDm
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July 28, 2015 at 04:26AM

Obama’s ancestral home US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother. The Kenyan village, burial place of Obama’s father, features an open-pit goldmine, a pork butcher, and school named after their most famous son. — By Reuters
A boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. (Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) http://ift.tt/1InRfm6
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July 24, 2015 at 09:57PM

Flying over surf and sands on Cape Cod During the season of crowded beaches on Cape Cod, photographer David L. Ryan provides a visual respite of the shoreline during an assignment in a fixed-wing Cessna. Although familiar with shooting from the air, he often flies in helicopters that can fly lower to the ground and provide more stability and control for the photographer. On this summer afternoon, he captured a unique and stunning look from above of where land and sea meet off the town of Chatham.
Seals congregate on a sandbar off the coast of Chatham. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff) http://ift.tt/1IreVfD
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July 21, 2015 at 03:52AM

Cuba’s moment of transition The United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations today, beginning a new post-Cold War era. Earlier this summer, photographer Suzanne Kreiter traveled back to Cuba, 21 years after her first visit there for The Boston Globe. This rare moment of transition, as diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States resume, provides an opportunity to see old and new Cuba, past and future, through the same lens. Get the full multimedia experience and see what Cuba was like 21 years ago .
Restored cars, many with Japanese engines, line up in front of the old Capitol building waiting for tourists. (SUZANNE KREITER/GLOBE STAFF) http://ift.tt/1VmjT0R
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July 18, 2015 at 06:57AM

Following the 102nd Tour de France Here is a look at the fans who are catching a glimpse of the Tour de France as it moves though many different locations in Europe. The annual multiple-stage bicycle race started in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4 and ends in Paris on July 26. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
MTN Qhubeka team rider Daniel Teklehaimanot (L) of Eritrea, Cofidis team rider Kenneth Vanbilsen (C) of Belgium and Team Europcar rider Perrig Quemeneur (R) of France in action on their breakaway attempt during the 6th stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France 2015 cycling race between Abbeville and Le Havre, France, July 9. (YOAN VALAT/EPA) http://ift.tt/1Dm5iau
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July 15, 2015 at 12:56AM

Looking skyward Photographers often look up to capture an amazing aspect of our world. The sky can be a compelling subject or backdrop in a photograph, emanating many sources of light. Here is a collection of images depicting upward phenomena around the globe. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
This long-exposure photograph taken on April 28 shows the Milky Way in the clear night sky at Ngwe Saung beach, west of Pathein in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy region. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images) http://ift.tt/1HueWcQ
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July 11, 2015 at 01:44AM

New York City celebrates US Women’s World Cup win The US women’s soccer team was honored on the streets of New York City today with a ticker-tape parade. The team is the winner of the Women’s World Cup after they defeated Japan in the final on Sunday. This is the first time the city held such a parade for a women’s team. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
Fans of the U.S. women’s soccer team cheer during the ticker tape parade to celebrate their World Cup final win over Japan on Sunday, in New York, July 10. The World Cup winning U.S. women’s football team rolled up New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Friday, with a blizzard of confetti swirling overhead in the first ticker-tape parade honouring a women’s sports team. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) http://ift.tt/1RoM13S
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July 09, 2015 at 05:55AM

San Fermin festival 2015: Running of the bulls Once again the San Fermin festival is underway in Pamplona, Spain. Dating from the 16th century and known worldwide for the harrowing running of the bulls over the city’s cobbled streets and criticized for its bullfights, the nine-day festival kicked off in a packed city square Monday with people dousing one another with wine and water. It concludes at midnight on July 14 with singing by candlelight.
A flaming fake bull known as a “Toro de fuego” runs after revelers during the 2015 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain, on July 6. Revelers from around the world turned out to kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls. (Andres Kudacki/Associated Press) http://ift.tt/1CpHck5
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July 07, 2015 at 06:42AM

Greece rejects austerity Over the past week, Greece and its place in the European Union has fallen deeper into uncertainty. On Monday, June 29, capital controls were enforced, shuttering banks and limiting the amount of cash Greeks can access. Long lines formed at ATMs. Pensioners reacted with shouts and tears as they were not able to receive the money they usually collect at the end of each month. Stock markets around the world suffered. On Tuesday, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis confirmed that Greece would not pay its debt, making it the first developed country to default to the International Monetary Fund. Over the weekend, the Greek people voted to reject the creditors’ deal for more austerity measures in exchange for rescue loans. Greek and European Union leaders continue to search for a solution. — By Emily Z. Fortier
Pensioners waited outside a National Bank branch in Athens to receive part of their pensions on Monday, July 6, one week after capital controls began. (CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/Reuters) http://ift.tt/1KIfTEv
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