Top pictures from around the world

Here are some of the most vivid, unforgettable and heartbreaking recent images from around the world.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

An activist carrying lit candles and a flag participates in a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the recent massacre at a gay club in Orlando, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 15, 2016.

Basel, Switzerland

A visitor walks beneath the roof of the exhibition hall designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron on June 14, 2016, during the preview day of Art Basel.

Lombardy, Italy

A partial view of the monumental installation "The Floating Piers" created by artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude, on June 16, 2016, during a press preview at Iseo Lake in northern Italy. Some 200,000 floating cubes create a three-kilometer runway connecting the village of Sulzano to the small island of Monte Isola on Iseo Lake for a 16-day outdoor installation opening on Saturday, June 18.


Mumbai, India

A member of the Indian LGBT community attends a vigil in Mumbai on June 16, 2016, in solidarity with the victims of the Orlando mass shooting.

London, England

Members of the public sign a white board of condolences at a vigil to slain Labour MP Jo Cox in Parliament Square in London on June 16, 2016. Cox died after a daylight street attack, throwing campaigning for the referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union into disarray just a week before the crucial vote.

Bentong, Malaysia

A Malaysian Muslim boy reads a copy of the Quran at his school's mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Bentong, a town outside of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, on June 15, 2016.

Wellington, New Zealand

Participants hold candles during a vigil at Frank Kits Park in Wellington on June 13, 2016, in remembrance of victims of the Orlando shooting.

Tokyo, Japan

Visitors watch the Tokyo skyline at night while a projection of the summer sky is seen inside the observation deck of the Tokyo Tower on June 14, 2016.

New York City

People take part during a vigil in solidarity outside Manhattan's historic Stonewall Inn to express their support for the victims killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, on June 13, 2016.

Agartala, India

An Indian laborer dries seviiyan (thin vermicelli) which is used for the preparation of the traditional sweet dish sheerkhurma by the Muslim community during the holy month of Ramadan, at a factory in Agartala on June 13, 2016.

Gaza City, Palestine

A Palestinian girl reads a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, at a religious school in Gaza City on June 13, 2016, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Orlando, Florida

A gay pride flag is seen at a memorial after a vigil outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for the mass shooting victims at the Pulse nightclub on June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Allahabad, India

Supporters of India's Bharatiya Janta Party wave their cellular telephones in the air as they listen to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as he addresses a Parivartan Rally after a two-day party national executive meeting in Allahabad on June 13, 2016.

Paris, France

A picture taken late on June 12, 2016, in Paris shows the Eiffel Tower lit in Turkey's colors, as seen from the fan zone, following the screening of a Euro 2016 football match.

West Bank

The sun rises as Samaritan worshippers gather to pray on top of Mount Gerizim, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to celebrate the Shavuot festival, on June 12, 2016.

Manila, Philippines

Philippine honor guards stand in formation during the 118th Independence Day celebration in Manila on June 12, 2016.