Outstanding News in Pictures: June 15, 2011

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Today, the most outstanding news in pictures include Barack Obama’s one-day visit to Puerto Rico, the first visit by a sitting U.S. President since John F. Kennedy's 1961 visit; the match of pro-independence protesters to demand political prisoners’ release in San Juan, Puerto Rico; a collapsed six-storey building under construction near the international airport in Nairobi, Kenya killing two victims and leaving 14 others missing; the US’s largest urban campground planning to be developed at Floyd Bennett Field by the National Park Service and the world's largest free-flying American flag being inflated to celebrate the Flag Day at DeBaun Field.


A six-storey building under construction near the international airport in Nairobi, Kenya, collapses on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, killing at least two victims and leaving 14 others missing

A six-storey building under construction near the international airport in Nairobi, Kenya, collapses on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, killing at least two victims and leaving 14 others missing


During Barack Obama’s one-day visit to Puerto Rico, the first visit by a sitting U.S. President since John F. Kennedy's 1961 visit, pro-independence protesters march to demand the release of political prisoners in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 14, 2011

During Barack Obama’s one-day visit to Puerto Rico, the first visit by a sitting U.S. President since John F. Kennedy's 1961 visit, pro-independence protesters march to demand the release of political prisoners in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 14, 2011


An officer from Johnson County Sheriff's Dept. wears one of the TASER Axon video system cameras. Johnson County sheriff's deputies are among the first officers in the US to wear cameras on their ears in an effort to provide a better record of what happens during contact between officers and the public

An officer from Johnson County Sheriff's Dept. wears one of the TASER Axon video system cameras. Johnson County sheriff's deputies are among the first officers in the US to wear cameras on their ears in an effort to provide a better record of what happens during contact between officers and the public


The PNC American Flag balloon, the world's largest free-flying American flag, is inflated to celebrate the Flag Day at DeBaun Field on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey

The PNC American Flag balloon, the world's largest free-flying American flag, is inflated to celebrate the Flag Day at DeBaun Field on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey


The US’s largest urban campground will be developed at Floyd Bennett Field, a former airport used by Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes, by the National Park Service

The US’s largest urban campground will be developed at Floyd Bennett Field, a former airport used by Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes, by the National Park Service


A car parked by a ten-meter high wave still sits on the roof of a three-storey apartment building in Minamisanriku, Japan since the disastrous earthquake and tsunami hitting this country three months ago. Now, early 60 percent of Minamisanriku’s homes (3,300 of 5,632) are gone and some 4,700 of the 17,666 residents are living in shelters

A car parked by a ten-meter high wave still sits on the roof of a three-storey apartment building in Minamisanriku, Japan since the disastrous earthquake and tsunami hitting this country three months ago. Now, early 60 percent of Minamisanriku’s homes (3,300 of 5,632) are gone and some 4,700 of the 17,666 residents are living in shelters


A vehicle carries the remains of Army Capt. Michael W. Newton, Marine Lance Cpl. Jason D. Hill, Marine Lance Cpl. Sean M. O'Conner and Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua B. McDaniels, who died in non-combat and combat operations in two provinces Faryab and Helmand in Afghanistan

A vehicle carries the remains of Army Capt. Michael W. Newton, Marine Lance Cpl. Jason D. Hill, Marine Lance Cpl. Sean M. O'Conner and Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua B. McDaniels, who died in non-combat and combat operations in two provinces Faryab and Helmand in Afghanistan


A local Pakistani mobile number is painted on a horse that is left for rent on a roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

A local Pakistani mobile number is painted on a horse that is left for rent on a roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan


Ira Ward, 28, is comforted by his friend, Samuel McClain, left, in front of the burnt home, where he and his family members live on 70th Street in East St. Louis, Illinois, Ward’s cousin, was killed in the fire

Ira Ward, 28, is comforted by his friend, Samuel McClain, left, in front of the burnt home, where he and his family members live at 70th Street in East St. Louis, Illinois, Ward’s cousin, was killed in the fire

 

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