June 2018: The Images That Defined the Month

Photographers around the world captured every emotion from the distress of a child migrants, to the jubilation of Saudi Arabian women driving for the first time. Newsweek

The old adage that a picture paints a thousand words felt especially true this month. Photographers around the world captured every emotion, from the distress of a child migrants to the jubilation of Saudi Arabian women driving for the first time.

The Trump family, as usual, seemed to provoke the most controversy. On June 8, world leaders met in Canada for the G7 summit, where Donald Trump caused an upset with his decision to raise tariffs on aluminum and steel.

His intractability was captured by photographer Jesco Denzel, whose photo shows Trump sitting cross-armed while Angela Merkel looks peevishly down at him. It was shared by Merkel on Instagram and subsequently went viral, with commentators comparing it to a classic Renaissance painting.

Trump made headlines again with his June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Pictures show the two shaking hands, as they committed to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Later in the month, the tragic plight of migrant children being separated from their parents, thanks to Trump’s harsh policy on migration, caused mass public outcry.

An image of a two-year-old Honduran girl pictured crying on a dark road, taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore, particularly struck a chord. CNN said the picture was “the symbol of the immigration debate in America,” and it was repurposed for a memorable cover of Time magazine.

Melania Trump received criticism over her attitude to this issue of child detention when she was pictured wearing a jacket with the phrase "I Really Don't Care. Do U?" written on the back  after her trip to visit an immigrant children detention city in Texas.

Melania Trump's spokesperson told Newsweek that “There was no hidden message,” behind the jacket. She added: “After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.”

Other stunning images from this month show Saudi Arabian women getting behind the wheel, Meghan Markle stepping out with the Queen, Angelina Jolie in Iraq and World Cup fever. Join us as we relive this eventful month.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to U.S. President Donald Trump during the second day of the G7 meeting in Quebec, Canada, on June 9, 2018. Bundesregierung/Jesco Denzel/Reuters
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A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, on June 12, 2018. John Moore/Getty Images
U.S. first lady Melania Trump climbs into her motorcade vehicle wearing a Zara design jacket with the phrase "I Really Don't Care. Do U?" on the back as she returns to Washington from a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border area in Texas, on June 21, 2018. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
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French President Emmanuel Macron grips the hand of U.S. President Donald Trump during the G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada, on June 8, 2018. Saul Loeb/AFP
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The imprint of French President Emmanuel Macron's thumb can be seen across the back of U.S. President Donald Trump's hand after they shook hands at the G7 Summit in in Quebec, Canada, on June 8, 2018. Leah Millis/Reuters
A Saudi woman celebrates as she drives her car in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, on June 24, 2018. Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters
Lava destroys homes in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano on Big Island in Hawaii, on June 5, 2018. Terray Sylvester/Reuters
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Queen Elizabeth II sits and laughs with Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England, on June 14, 2018. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Savannah Phillips (with her hand over Prince George of Cambridge's mouth) stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Color on June 9, 2018 in London, England. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
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Prince William touches the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City on June 28, 2018. The Duke of Cambridge is the first member of the royal family to make an official visit to the Jewish state and the Palestinian territories. Abir Sultan/AFP
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President Donald Trump gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic U.S.-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Saul Loeb/AFP