A busy week in the region sees photos from the European soccer championships taking place across the continent, along with the Group of Seven summit meetings in Cornwall, England; President Joe Biden’s historic meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva; and Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday celebrations in Windsor Castle.
Here are the most striking images made or published by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa for the week.
A man sits under an Argan tree as he waits to receive medical help outside a military field hospital set up by Moroccan and U.S doctors as part of a humanitarian civic assistance during the African Lion military exercise in Tafraout, southern Morocco, Thursday, June 10, 2021. With more than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO, African Lion is U.S. Africa Command's largest exercise. (AP PhotoMosa'ab Elshamy)
The selection was curated by AP Photographer Emilio Morenatti in Barcelona, who just won a Pulitzer Prize for his own striking photographs of how Spain's elderly coped with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A boy steps across a flooded area next to an informational mural with words in Swahili advising people to protect themselves from the coronavirus and get vaccinated, in the low-income Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, June 12, 2021. Africa's 1.3 billion people account for 18% of the world's population. But the continent has received only 2% of all vaccine doses administered globally. (AP PhotoBrian Inganga)
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Poppy flowers grow in a meadow in front of the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, June 10, 2021. (AP PhotoMichael Probst)
A man drives his motorcycle on a road on the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises Monday, June 14, 2021. (AP PhotoMichael Probst)
French supporters cheer at a bar while watching the Euro 2020 soccer championship group F match between France and Germany, on a television screen Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Marseille, France. (AP PhotoDaniel Cole)
US President Joe Biden walks with Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, at the Royal Palace of Brussels, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (AP PhotoPatrick Semansky)
The Red Arrows fly over Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, during a military ceremony to mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, Saturday June 12, 2021. In line with government advice The Queen's Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Colour, will not go ahead in its traditional form. (Steve ParsonsPool via AP)
Czech Republic's goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik dives to get the ball ahead of Scotland's Lyndon Dykes during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group D match between Scotland and Czech Republic, at Hampden Park, in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday, June 14, 2021. (Stu Forster, Pool via AP)
Finland's goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky watches the ball as Russia's Aleksei Miranchuk scores the opening goal of his team during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Russia and Finland at the Saint Petersburg stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Evgenia NovozheninaPool via AP)
A security officer indicates to the media to step back as U.S. President Joe Biden, second from left, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, second from right, and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, meet for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Denis BalibousePool Photo via AP)
First lady Jill Biden reacts as she and President Joe Biden meet veterans of the British Armed Forces before boarding Air Force One at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, June 13, 2021. (AP PhotoPatrick Semansky)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the cup after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, June 13, 2021 in Paris. Djokovic won 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. (AP PhotoMichel Euler)
People sunbathe by the Seine River bank, in Paris, France, Monday, June 14, 2021. (AP PhotoRafael Yaghobzadeh)