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Protest against gender violence in Argentina, floods in Mexico, and more news in pictures

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Thousands of Argentines protest violence against women

The marches coincided with the fourth anniversary of the founding of the activist group Ni Una Menos, or Not One Less. The Argentine grassroots movement has mobilized to fight gender-based violence and has spread to other countries.

“In these four years we’ve gained, and every time (the movement) is larger and more organized,” said Verūnica Gago, a movement activist. “You can see it in these marches … and in the everyday organization at each workplace, in each university, in each school. It’s in the debates among families and especially among the younger generations.” – AP

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Floods in Mexico, southern Texas

Residents remove their belongings from their home in the aftermath of a flooding in the town of San Gabriel, in Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 3, 2019.

Residents remove their belongings from their home in the aftermath of a flooding in the town of San Gabriel, in Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 3, 2019.  
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High tides and flooding associated with May storms that buffeted parts of Texas caused the stranding of about 100 young sea turtles along part of the Gulf coast, experts say.

Jesse Gilbert, Chief Operating Officer of the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, said Monday that the juvenile green sea turtles “just couldn’t beat the waves” and were tossed around along the shore. The turtles were caught in water pushed up against the dunes on Padre Island National Seashore, Gilbert said. – AP

Source: thehindu.com

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