Photos of the Month by The Game Magazine, June 2024

For June 2024, The Game Magazine showcases the best photos in three categories: Entertainment, News, and Sports, by IMAGO visual storytellers.

Explore the top three photos of the month, along with some of the finest pictures we received at IMAGO last month. This curated display highlights the profound impact of photographers and photojournalists worldwide, capturing moments that shape, inform, and entertain our daily lives.

View the best photos of the month, selected by the IMAGO Picture Desk, here.

The Best Sports Photo

June 2024 was a month for football. With many football tournaments around the world and capturing thousands of shots of these tournaments, the best photo of the month in the sports category was taken by Uwe Kraft at EURO 2024 in Germany. The IMAGO photographer captured the celebration of the Türkiye team for their victory against Georgia at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.

Best photo of the month
IMAGO / Uwe Kraft | Turkey celebrates after their 3-1 victory over Georgia in EURO 2024 Group F, at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.

The Best News Photo

Our photo of the month in the news category by AAP features Julian Assange gazing out the window of a plane after his release from prison in the United Kingdom.

Julian Assange release photo
IMAGO / AAP | Julian Assange peering from a plane window approaching Bangkok Airport after release from UK prison, June 25, 2024.

The Best Entertainment Photo

Matthias Oesterle captured the best entertainment photo during the Jocs des Pla festival in the Balearic Islands, Spain.

 Ciutadella De Menorca Balearic Islands
IMAGO / ZUMA Wire / Matthias Oesterle | A caixer (horseman) aims his spear at a suspended ring during the Jocs des Pla medieval tournament amid cheering crowds in Ciutadella De Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, June 24, 2024.
Cristiano Ronaldo cry
IMAGO / Sven Simon | Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) cries after missing a penalty and before the start of extra time, consoled by Diogo Dalot (POR). Round of 16: Portugal (POR) vs Slovenia (SVN) 3-0 (penalty shootout) on July 1, 2024, at Frankfurt Arena.
Jasmine Paolini and Daria Kasatkina
IMAGO / Shutterstock / James Marsh | Jasmine Paolini of Italy and Daria Kasatkina during their Semi-Final match at the Rothesay International Eastbourne, Day 6, Tennis, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, UK – June 28, 2024.
Giorgia Meloni with Rishi Sunak
IMAGO / Independent Photo Agency Int. | Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni with Prime Minister of Great Britain Rishi Sunak during the G7 Summit at Borgo Egnazia in Brindisi, Italy on June 13, 2024.
IMAGO / MAXPPP / Johan Ben | A boat with migrants, including young children, departed from Gravelines Beach near Calais, France. June 23, 2024.
Pandas Chongqing Zoo
IMAGO / CFOTO | Pandas Shuangshuang, Shuang Shan, Xi Xi, and Qing Qing celebrated their 5th birthday at Chongqing Zoo in Chongqing by enjoying hot pot cakes on June 23, 2024, in China.
The Taong Putik Human Mud Festival
IMAGO / ZUMA Press Wire / Jose Monsieur Santosx | The Taong Putik Human Mud Festival. June 24, 2024, in Manila, Philippines.
Karol G in Milan
IMAGO / ZUMA Press / Alessandro Bremec | In Milan, Karol G performs at the Unipol Forum. June 26, 2024, Italy.

See photos of the month collections of  May 2024 selected by IMAGO photo editors:

Entertainment: Pictures of the Year 2024, June.

News: Pictures of the Year 2024, June.

Sports: Pictures of the Year 2024, June.

Discover more of the best photos monthly via The Game Magazine.