A handout picture taken and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support team on February 28, 2013 shows an elder from the town of Buur-Hakba gesturing during a meeting with Brigadier General Michael Ondoga (unseen), Contingent Commander for Ugandan troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and commanders of the Somali National Army (SNA) following the town's capture the day before from the Al-Qaeda-affiliated extremist group Al Shabaab by the Somali National Army (SNA), supported by AMISOM forces. The strategically important town linking the capital Mogadishu and the hinterlands of central Somalia was liberated without a shot being fired, marking a significant loss for the group. Under the Shabaab's repressive and violent rule, social and leisure past-times such as football were banned in every form including watching and playing. The town, located 64kms east of Baidoa, Somalia's second city, was a stronghold of the Shabaab where they extorted high levies of illegal taxation on the local civilian populations and used it as a base from where they planned and launched attacks against government forces and installations, AMISOM and the Somali population. Buur-Hakba is the latest in a string of notable territorial losses for the extremist group to SNA and AMISOM forces over the last 18 months, which has seen their area of influence and control over towns and areas across Somalia steadily and rapidly decrease. AFP PHOTO / AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama pose for photographs in the Oval Office at the White House June 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. Rousseff and Obama held meetings and a joint press conference almost two years after Rousseff accepted but then skipped an invitation to the White House due to revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that the U.S. had spied on Rousseff and other Brazilians.
Crédito: Chip Somodevilla
French President Francois Hollande (L) accompanies Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier after their meeting at the Elysee on June 30, 2015, in Paris France. This official visit to France, during which a host of deals are expected to be signed, is set to enhance bilateral practical cooperation and consolidate mutual political trust.
A holidaymaker reacts as people lay flowers on Marhaba beach, where 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack last Friday, on June 30, 2015 in Sousse, Tunisia. British police have been deployed to the area as part of one of the biggest counter terror operations since the London bombings on July 7, 2005.
Crédito: Jeff J Mitchell
Holidaymakers react as people lay flowers on Marhaba beach, where 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack last Friday, on June 30, 2015 in Sousse, Tunisia. British police have been deployed to the area as part of one of the biggest counter terror operations since the London bombings on July 7, 2005.
Crédito: Jeff J Mitchell
Members of the emergency services take part in Exercise Strong Tower outside the disused Aldywch tube station on Surrey Street on June 30, 2015 in London, England. The counter-terrorism training exercise will involve as many as 1,000 officers and will take place across the city until Wednesday afternoon.
Crédito: Rob Stothard
A woman sorts through her belongings on a park bench a day after the speech Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla gave regarding the government's $72 billion debt on June 30, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Governor said in his speech that the people will have to sacrifice and share in the responsibilities for pulling the island out of debt.