The Eagle Has Landed:
Over here down under in NZ, we are co-hosting, with Australia, the Women's Football World Champs. Downtown Auckland is heaving with players and fans: either seeing the sights, or on their way to one of the games.
In the first photo, the main downtown precinct of Britomart Transit Hub borders the Commercial Bay, the building site on the right, which was yesterday the scene of a tragic shooting incident where a young man went through the construction site shooting randomly. He and two innocent workers died, and several people were wounded. However, the police presence is not for that, it's a friendly support hub to provide reassurance and information to visitors and locals alike. The police were busy giving the former directions, which I am sure was a much happier duty for them.
In this case the USA is playing Vietnam, and there are a lot of folks coming to support both teams (which is great). One of the supporters, who I discovered is not an American, in full support regalia!