This is the world through a Fortune lens from Saturday, July 18 to Friday, July 26.
Photos edited by Kacy Burdette, Alix Colow, Mia Diehl, Armin Harris, and Michele Taylor with Eddie Gilman
Photograph by Fabrice Coffrini — AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA president Sepp Blatter looks on with fake dollars note flying around him throw by a protester during a press conference at the football’s world body headquarter’s in Zurich. FIFA said Monday that a special election will be held on February 26 to replace president Blatter. Blatter’s surprising decision to step down came after many of FIFA’s sponsorship partners like Adidas and Visa called for leadership changes within the organization.
Photograph by Toru Hanai — ReutersToshiba Corp President and CEO Hisao Tanaka, second from left, and two top executives bow at the end of news conference at the company headquarters in Tokyo. Tanaka stepped down on Tuesday after an independent investigation found he had been aware the company had inflated its profits, in the country’s biggest corporate scandal in years. According to a summary of the investigator’s report. “Employees were pressured into inappropriate accounting by postponing loss reports or moving certain costs into later years.” Tanaka will be temporarily replaced by Muromachi.
Photograph by Chris Wattie — ReutersThe homepage of the Ashley Madison website is displayed on an iPad, in Ottawa, Canada. Around 37 million would-be adulterers fell victim to hackers who claim to have captured personal information of all its users. The group, or person, behind the attack threatened the site’s parent company, Avid Life Media, demanding it shut down Ashley Madison permanently.
Courtesy of the White HousePresident Barack Obama, right, talks with Jon Stewart, during a taping of “The Daily Show” during a taping in New York. This will be the seventh and final time the president appeared on the show. Next month, Stewart’s successor Trevor Noah will take over the Comedy Central show. “I can’t believe that you’re leaving before me,” Obama said during the show. “In fact, I’m issuing a new executive order that Jon Stewart cannot leave the show. It’s being challenged in the courts.”
Photograph by Peter Nicholls — ReutersThe company logo hangs on the headquarters of the Financial Times newspaper in London. British publisher Pearson has decided to sell the Financial Times to Japan’s Nikkei for 844 millions pounds ($1.31 billion) after owning the business newspaper for nearly 60 years. At the beginning of this year, Fortune talked to Pearson CEO John Fallon about Pearson’s controversial move into education. Fallon had clearly lost interest in the FT saying “We ask ourselves on a regular basis, are we the best owners? We are pleased at this point.”
Photograph by Stephen B. Morton — APRepublican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C. Trump has claimed the biggest lead in the polls amid controversy around his criticizing of Senator John McCain during the Vietnam War. “He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK?” Trump said. Of course it doesn’t end there, on Tuesday at his South Carolina campaign event, Trump personally called South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and “idiot” and preceded to blurt out Graham’s cell phone number to the whole world. Despite his lead, the real estate mogul has little support from the Republican Party.
Photograph by Yamil Lage — AFP/Getty ImagesA vintage car with U.S. flags drives by the U.S. embassy in Havana. The United States and Cuba formally resumed diplomatic relations Monday, as the Cuban flag was raised at the U.S. State Department in a historic gesture toward ending decades of hostility between the Cold war foes.
Photograph by Lucas Jackson — ReutersRapper 50 Cent, left, arrives for a hearing at New York State Supreme Court in New York. Jackson filed for bankruptcy protection on July 13, reporting debts and assets in the range of $10 million to $50 million. The 40-year-old New York-born entertainer called the voluntary Chapter 11 filing in a Connecticut bankruptcy court a “strategic business move” that would not affect fans. Earlier this year the rapper talked to Fortune about his headphone company SMS Audio and how it competes. “Beats is Nike, and we’re Adidas,” he says. “It’s more international.”
Photograph by SeongJoon Cho — Bloomberg via Getty ImagesHyundai Motor Co. vehicles bound for export are driven into a Hyundai Glovis Co. cargo ship at a port near Hyundai Motor’s Ulsan plant in Ulsan, South Korea. Hyundai Motors ranked 99th on Fortune‘s Global 500 list. The Korean brand also owns Kia. Sedan models like the Sonata and the Elantra have become especially popular in the U.S. in recent years.
Photograph by Thomas Mukoya — ReutersU.S. President Barack Obama embraces his half-sister Auma Obama as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Obama flew into Kenya late on Friday for his first presidential visit to his father’s homeland, aiming to boost trade and security ties in east Africa.
Photograph by Giannis Papanikos — APA woman carries kitchen rolls in Athens. Greek lawmakers began another emergency debate Wednesday on further economic reforms demanded by international creditors in return for a new bailout, a vote that could threaten the survival of the coalition government and trigger fresh fears over the country’s future in the euro.
Photograph by David Ramos — Getty ImagesPeople sunbathe at Levante Beach in Benidorm, Spain. Spain has set a new record for visitors, with 29.2 million visitors in June, 4.2% more than the same period in 2014. Spain is also expected to be the main destination of tourists seeking a value-for-money all-inclusive holiday after the Tunisia attack.
Photograph by Lucas Jackson — ReutersPaypal CEO Dan Schulman, center, celebrates with employees after the company’s relisting on the Nasdaq in New York. Since its spin off from eBay, the company began trading at a higher value than its parent company. PayPal shares jumped in their highly anticipated return to the Nasdaq, valuing the company at nearly $50 billion.
Photograph by Amir Cohen — ReutersZiv Orenstein, front center, who is accused by U.S. authorities of engaging in a stock manipulation scheme hides his face in his T-shirt as he sits in a courtroom at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court. Law enforcement apprehended four out of five suspects in connection with the hacking of JPMorgan Chase last summer. The Jerusalem court ordered the two Israeli men, Orenstein and Gery Shalon, back center, to be held in custody after U.S. authorities requested their arrest for the purpose of extradition. The JPMorgan data breach affected 83 million individuals and small businesses.
Photograph by Peter Morrison — APUnited States Zach Johnson reacts after winning a playoff after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland. Golf has seen a prize increase in recent years. The PGA Championship increased its prize money to $10 million, as with the Masters and the U.S. Open. The British Open presented a whopping $1.8 million out of $9.8 million to its winner.
Photograph by Austin Thomason — Michigan PhotographyThe University of Michigan has built a 32-acre fake city at the University’s North Campus Research Complex where they can simulate all the issues people face when driving through urban environments. MCity, as it is called, is designed as a testing facility for self-driving cars. The city contains roads with intersections, traffic signs and signals, sidewalks, benches, simulated buildings, street lights. and obstacles.
Photograph by ReutersTwo participants wearing traditional dress sit with other representatives as they attend the opening of the Summit of Conscience for the Climate in Paris, France, ahead of the COP21 summit. Paris will host the World Climate Summit, called the COP21, from November 30 to December 11, 2015.
Photograph by NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. PyleScientists using data from NASA’s Kepler mission have confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet orbiting in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. The artistic concept compares Earth, left, to the new planet, called Kepler-452b, which is about 60 percent larger. The illustration represents one possible appearance for Kepler-452b — scientists do not know whether the planet has oceans and continents like Earth. Both planets orbit a G2-type star of about the same temperature; however, the star hosting Kepler-452b is 6 billion years old, 1.5 billion years older than our sun. As stars age, they become larger, hotter and brighter, as represented in the illustration. Kepler-452b’s star appears a bit larger and brighter.
Photograph by Kim Hong-Ji — ReutersA 350-meter (1148 feet) long water slide is seen during 2015 City Slide Festa in central Seoul, South Korea. A 350 meter-long waterslide has been installed in downtown of Seoul, the longest waterslide to be recorded in Korea, according to local media.
Photograph by ReutersParticipants are seen at the World Santa Claus Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. Drawing Santas from around the world, the three-day event in the Danish capital hosts a range of activities including parades, a Santa Obstacle Course and shows at the Bakken amusement park. The World Santa Claus Congress dates back from 1957 when its founder, Bakken entertainer Professor Tribini, decided to bring Santas together for some summer festive fun.
Photograph by Mondadori via Getty Images The Italian stylist Elio Fiorucci is in his office with two collaborators. in Milan, Italy circa 1971. Fiorucci, known for form-fitting stretch jeans, died at the age of 80 at his home in Milan on Monday morning.
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