Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi gestures after casting his vote during presidential elections at a polling station in Tehran, Iran June 18, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

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  • The partially eclipsed sun rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City, New York, US, early on June 10, 2021.

    The partially eclipsed sun rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City, New York, US, early on June 10, 2021.

  • A man uses a monocular to cast a reflection of a partial solar eclipse on a paper in Ronda, southern Spain, June 10, 2021

    A man uses a monocular to cast a reflection of a partial solar eclipse on a paper in Ronda, southern Spain, June 10, 2021

  • Partial solar eclipse is seen above the horizon in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, U.S., June 10, 2021

    Partial solar eclipse is seen above the horizon in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, U.S., June 10, 2021

  • People watch the partial solar eclipse from Brorfelde Observatory at Toelloese in Denmark June 10, 2021.

    People watch the partial solar eclipse from Brorfelde Observatory at Toelloese in Denmark June 10, 2021.

  • Birds fly as solar eclipse is observed in the morning in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada June 10, 2021

    Birds fly as solar eclipse is observed in the morning in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada June 10, 2021

  • A person watches the partial solar eclipse from Brorfelde Observatory at Toelloese in Denmark June 10, 2021

    A person watches the partial solar eclipse from Brorfelde Observatory at Toelloese in Denmark June 10, 2021

  • Officers closed off Victoria Park, where the annual vigil to mark the anniversary is normally held

    Officers closed off Victoria Park, where the annual vigil to mark the anniversary is normally held

  • Far fewer people came out in the streets than in past years

    Far fewer people came out in the streets than in past years

  • Aerial views showed the huge gathering in Victoria Park in 2019

    Aerial views showed the huge gathering in Victoria Park in 2019

  • People gathered with candles or turned on the lights on their phones near the park in the evening

    People gathered with candles or turned on the lights on their phones near the park in the evening

  • Officers were out in force and sought to disperse any crowds

    Officers were out in force and sought to disperse any crowds

  • Huge crowds usually gather in Hong Kong's Victoria Park each year to mark the anniversary of the massacre

    Huge crowds usually gather in Hong Kong's Victoria Park each year to mark the anniversary of the massacre

  • But the numbers of people were far smaller this year

    But the numbers of people were far smaller this year

  • Toshihiko Osawa, 67, the third-generation owner of the traditional sweet shop

    Toshihiko Osawa, 67, the third-generation owner of the traditional sweet shop "Kintaro Ame" poses for a photograph at his shop in Tokyo, Japan, May 5, 2021. "If there aren't any spectators, there won't be as much tension and thrill for the athletes," said Osawa. "To have spectators and have everybody yelling is nicer."

  • Isao Kawada, 77, a retiree, poses for a portrait as he visits a public bathhouse Daikoku-yu, in Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2021. Kawada, who will only receive his first vaccine on July 2, said he still wanted the Games to go ahead.

    Isao Kawada, 77, a retiree, poses for a portrait as he visits a public bathhouse Daikoku-yu, in Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2021. Kawada, who will only receive his first vaccine on July 2, said he still wanted the Games to go ahead. "We should have them. After all, everybody looked forward to them," he said. "There's just no excitement. The mood now is almost like a wake."