This handout photo taken and received by shows a giant hot air balloon in the shape of Brazil's Christ The Redeemer statue in an Australian football jersey in support of the Australian team ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Melbourne, June 10, 2014.
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By TIME Video
June 11, 2014

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Wednesday, June 11.

A political earthquake shook Virginia last night after Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated by Tea Party challenger David Brat in the primary vote.

A school shooting in Oregon marked the 74th such event since Sandy Hook, leaving President Barack Obama frustrated with the difficulty of gun control legislation.

Traffic in Europe ground to a halt today as Cabbies went on strike in protest of lax laws surrounding ride-hailing app Uber.

And finally, one day before the World Cup, Australia urges fans to #keepthefaith in the “religion” of Futbol with a giant “Christ the Redeemer” hot air balloon.

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