Riot police stand guard in front of a local police headquarters as they clash with left wing and pro-Kurdish demonstrators during a protest against the election board in Istanbul, Turkey. Murad Sezer/Reuters
Actors perform a play about suffering of civilians in WW II, early morning, at the time the Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union 70 years ago outside St.Petersburg, Russia. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP
Flowers offered by villagers lie on the carcass of a male elephant calf as it lies near a railway track close to Deepor Beel wild life sanctuary on the outskirts of Gauhati, India. According to forest officials the elephant died from its injuries after being hit by a moving train. Anupam Nath/AP
An aerial view of flooded areas after water hyacinths clogged the Rio Grande de Mindanao River in Cotabato City, southern Philippines. Jay Morales/Malacanang Photo Bureau/Reuters
Pakistani Kushti wrestlers fight during their daily training, in Lahore, Pakistan. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is several thousand years old and is a national sport in Pakistan. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a demonstration to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen. Suhaib Salem/Reuters
Belarusian school boys hold torches as they stand in front of one of the most important Soviet WWII war monuments marking the heroic resistance of the Red Army against the surprise German attack during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Nazi invasion in the town of Brest, 223 miles southwest of Minsk, Belarus. Sergei Grits/AP
Illegal loggers load the wood they cut from a mangrove forest before they are detained by Malaysia's state of Selangor Forestry Department in Port Klang. Selangor lost 100 million ringgit ($33 million) worth of logs to illegal logging over the last 10 years, The Star online reported quoting the state chairman of the environment committee. Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
A demonstrator wearing a mask holds up a banner that reads 'Game Over' in front of policemen as he takes part in a protest against the handling of the economic crisis near the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain. Juan Medina/Reuters
Members of the 'indignants' protesting against the economic crisis and the austerity measures of Europe, gather outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, one day before a EU leaders summit. Thierry Roge/Reuters
Gail Faubus watches the clouds while standing in a field south of Fort Smith, Ark. The show went on for hours on the first day of summer. Kaia Larsen/Times Record/AP
Farmers harvest rice at a paddy field in Ha Hoi village, 12.5 miles south of Hanoi. Vietnam has contracted to sell around 100,000 tonnes of 25 percent broken rice to several African nations so far this month, helping to keep prices stable at the start of a harvest. Kham/Reuters
An Afghan boy from Helmand province, displaced due to the war, raises his arms in victory as they play outside their tents in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ahmad Masood/Reuters
A picture of a man swimming is seen on a polluted river as a worker collects rubbish from a bamboo raft beside it, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian artist Fanny Octavianus placed the picture on a polluted river in protest against the pollution of the river in the capital, to mark the 484th anniversary of the city. Beawiharta/Reuters
The nationalist candidate is now one win away from becoming France's leader. Though currently trailing centrist Emmanuel Macron, her victory is a conceivable outcome – and would change France and Europe.
When Marine Le Pen was a child growing up in Paris, her friends never slept over – their parents wouldn’t allow it. And no matter how hard the blond, blue-eyed girl studied at school, her teachers often mocked her, hardly concealing their disdain. Her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, was so reviled in French mainstream society that someone set off a bomb in the stairwell outside their apartment four years after he founded the fringe far-right National Front (FN) political party in 1972.