Tuesday, Sept. 9, Our World In Pictures
FLOODING IN PAKISTAN: An Indian tourist cries as she is airlifted into a chopper in Srinagar, India, Tuesday. The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 on Tuesday and have put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in the two neighboring states. The tourist was stranded on the terrace of a five-story hotel in central Srinagar.
MURAL DEDICATED IN WILLIAMSBURG: On Sept. 5, El Puente dedicated ¡Cultura Con Azúcar!, a community mural recently completed along the perimeter of the Domino Sugar Factory site by public art collective Los Muralistas de El Puente at Grand Street and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. The mural depicts the history of the Los Sures (Southside of Williamsburg) community and the resiliency of its people through the neighborhood’s vast changes.
BELGIUM INDOOR CLIMBING GYM: A man climbs a vertical wall at the “Bleau” indoor climbing gym, in Ghent, western Belgium, Monday. With more than 3,500 square meters (37,673 square feet) of climbing surface, the new gym is one of the five largest climbing structures in the world.
COAST GUARD PATROLS PARTY: In this photo taken July 12, Coast Guard Seaman Robert Von Bargen is silhouetted by fireworks as he and other Coast Guard personnel out of Station Kings Point, N.Y., keep watch near a barge shooting fireworks off Glen Island in western Long Island Sound near New Rochelle, N.Y. A wedding celebrated on Glen Island featured fireworks, and the Coast Guard engaged in keeping a safe zone for boaters around the pyrotechnics.
FLOODING IN ARIZONA: A truck creates a wake as its driver tries to navigate a severely flooded street as heavy rains pour down Monday in Phoenix. Storms that flooded several Phoenix-area freeways and numerous local streets during the Monday morning commute set an all-time record for rainfall in Phoenix in a single day.
TUESDAY FERGUSON MEETING: In this Aug. 17 file photo, police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. The Ferguson City Council, set to meet Tuesday for the first time since the fatal shooting of Brown, said it plans to establish a review board to help guide the police department and make other changes aimed at improving community relations.
FASHION WEEK SPRING 2015: The Thom Browne Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Monday in New York.
HOUSEKEEPING OLYMPICS: Rebecca Redwine from Grandma’s in the Park has one eye visible from between nearly 100 towels as she competes in the towel carrying contest during the 10th annual Iron Range Housekeeping Olympics held Monday at AmericInn in Virginia, Minn. Teams from 14 motels from across the region took part in this years’ contest and competed in events ranging from handcuffed bed making to towel folding to bathroom cleaning obstacle courses.
FULL MOON IN MISSOURI: A couple sits on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River as the full moon rises in the distance Monday in Kansas City, Mo. Monday night’s full moon, also known as a Harvest Moon, will be the third and final “supermoon” of 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a “perigee moon,” occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
GOLDEN DOOR FILM FEST. AROUND THE CORNER: Shown is Brooklyn-born actor Paul Sorvino with his nephew Bill Sorvino, founder of the Golden Door International Film Festival, which is dedicated to providing the residents of Jersey City and attendees from around the world the opportunity to experience a variety of films from some of the most acclaimed filmmakers of today. This year’s festival, slated for Sept. 18 to 21, is sponsored in part by Tommy Hilfiger, who will host a kickoff party at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Landmark Loew’s Theatre.
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