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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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July 02, 2015 at 11:41PM

Globe photos of the month, June 2015 Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including an attempt to break a record for the “most arm-linked people standing up simultaneously,” the beginning of summer, the Old Colony Unity Day, and Boston Pride Week. — By Lloyd Young
Isabelle Barbosa of Wellesley carefully walked with flippers into the lake at Cochituate State Park. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff) http://ift.tt/1emCIzI
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July 01, 2015 at 06:42AM

Great Barrier Reef at risk UNESCO World Heritage delegates recently snorkelled on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, thousands of coral reefs, which stretch over 1,200 miles off the northeast coast. Surrounded by manta rays, dolphins and reef sharks, their mission was to check the health of the world’s largest living ecosystem, which brings in billions of dollars a year in tourism. Some coral has been badly damaged and animal species, including dugong and large green turtles, are threatened. UNESCO will say on Wednesday whether it will place the reef on a list of endangered World Heritage sites, a move the Australian government wants to avoid at all costs, having lobbied hard overseas. Earlier this year, UNESCO said the reef’s outlook was “poor”. — By Reuters
Peter Gash (L), owner and manager of the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, snorkels with Oliver Lanyon and Lewis Marshall, senior rangers in the Great Barrier Reef region for the Queenlsand Parks and Wildlife Service, at Lady Elliot Island, north-east of the town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, June 11. They are carrying out an inspection of the reef’s condition in an area called the ‘Coral Gardens’. Gash snorkels every morning before he attends to managing duties on the island, and was showing the Great Barrier Reef rangers the current condition of the reef. (David Gray/Reuters) http://ift.tt/1LBo9VZ
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June 27, 2015 at 01:03AM

Same-sex marriage legalized in US The US Supreme Court made a historic decision today in a 5-4 ruling establishing same-sex marriage across all 50 states, ending two decades of litigation. — By Lloyd Young
Mindy Ross (left) and Jimmie Beall celebrate at the counter after putting down their money to receive a marriage license in Probate Court on June 26 in Columbus, OH. The US Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. Ohio was one of the 14 states affected by the ruling. (Chris Russell/The Columbus Dispatch Photo via Associated Press) http://ift.tt/1Joa2Uv
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June 26, 2015 at 02:27AM

European Games 2015 The first European Games are nearing their conclusion with this Sunday’s closing ceremonies in Baku, Azerbaijan. More than 6,000 athletes from European Olympic nations have been competing in 20 sports, mainly traditional, but also including beach volleyball, martial arts such as karate and Sambo, and 3×3 basketball. — By Lloyd Young
Athletes clear the water jump during the women’s 3000 metres steeplechase during day nine of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Olympic Stadium on June 21 in Azerbaijan. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images ) http://ift.tt/1diX5wF
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June 23, 2015 at 06:12AM

International Day of Yoga The first International Day of Yoga was held on June 21 and India set a record for the largest yoga demonstration in a single venue. Many other countries participated in the holiday recognized by the United Nations. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, sits on a mat as he performs yoga along with thousands of Indians on Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, June 21. With nearly 36,000 in attendance, the yoga gathering set a record for the world’s largest to mark the first International Yoga Day. (Saurabh Das/Associated Press) http://ift.tt/1CpsUdY
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June 19, 2015 at 12:57AM

Shooting at Charleston church Nine people were killed Wednesday night when authorities say Dylan Storm Roof, 21, fired upon a prayer meeting inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Roof was captured on Thursday after an intense manhunt. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
A man kneels across the street from where police gather outside the Emanuel AME Church following a shooting on June 17 in Charleston, S.C. A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside the historic black church killing nine people. (Wade Spees/The Post And Courier via AP) http://ift.tt/1Bm7p2B
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June 17, 2015 at 05:12AM

Children of the Moon Alabaster-skinned people born on a sun-scorched group of islands off Panama’s Caribbean coast are venerated as “Children of the Moon”. Albinos make up between 5 and 10 percent of the roughly 80,000 indigenous Gunas who live on the mainland of the Guna Yala region and its islands. With their sensitive skin and eyes, young Guna albinos must be shuttled to and from school, avoiding the baking heat, while they watch their friends play in the streets. International Albinism Awareness Day was June 13th. — By Reuters
Delyane Avila, 6, who is part of the albino or “Children of the Moon” group in the Guna Yala indigenous community, draws on her notebook next to neighbors on Ailigandi Island in the Guna Yala region, Panama, on May 4. (Carlos Jasso/Reuters) http://ift.tt/1N0rEEh
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June 13, 2015 at 06:12AM

Commencement ceremonies 2015 It’s the time of the year for many to commemorate their achievements and to mark moving on to the next step in their lives. Around the world, commencements big and small were photographed depicting the proud graduates and supporters. — By Leanne Burden Seidel
A Pittston Area high school graduate raises his diploma in celebration as he walks back to his seat during a commencement ceremony on June 10, in Pittston, Pa. (Andrew Krech/The Citizens’ Voice via AP) http://ift.tt/1I9PtVV
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June 11, 2015 at 04:57AM

Women’s World Cup 2015 The Women’s World Cup is underway across Canada with 24 nations vying to make the title game on July 5. The finalists from 2011, Japan and the United States, both won in their opening round games. — By Lloyd Young
England’s defender Laura Bassett (left) vies with France’s midfielder Camille Abily during a Group F match at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup between France and England at Moncton Stadium in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 9, 2015. France won 1-0. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images) http://ift.tt/1cMdvgZ
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