Thursday Sept. 11: Our World In Pictures
9/11 MEMORIAL OBSERVANCES: Sam Pulia, mayor of Westchester, Ill., and a former police officer of the same town, mourns over the name of his cousin, New York firefighter Thomas Anthony Casoria, who was killed in the South Tower in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, prior to the memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93 over Pennsylvania.
FIFTH GRADERS PROMOTE HEALTHY LIVING: Turtle Bay School fifth-graders Mailai Netherton, from left, and Eva Hecht participate in Shasta County Public Health Department’s human billboard event Wednesday at the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Calif. The program encourages people to create and display signs telling how they’ll be healthier.
FASHION WEEK IN DUMBO: In celebration of New York Fashion Week, Essence magazine presented its first ever Street Style Block Party and Street Style Awards dinner ceremony on Sunday in DUMBO. The event, hosted by TV personality Vanessa Simmons, featured First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, who spoke to the crowd; actress Tracee Ellis Ross (shown above) a special performance from Jazmine Sullivan.
FERGUSON MAN ARRESTED DURING PROTEST: A man is arrested during a protest at Hanley Road and Interstate 70 during an attempt to shut down Interstate 70 in Berkeley, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9.
FLOODING IN THE MIDEAST: A flood affected Kashmiri girl comforts her grandmother at a mosque in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Thursday. Flash floods have killed hundreds, washed away crops, damaged tens of thousands of homes and affected over a million people since Sept. 3, when heavy monsoon rains lashed Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province and the Kashmir region, claimed by both India and Pakistan.
MYANMAR ACTIVIST SENTENCED: This Nov. 8, 2013, photo shows Than Than, wife of activist Htin Kyaw, displaying a picture of her husband as she waits in a court till her husband was brought for trial in Yangon, Myanmar. The rights activist was found guilty Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 of disturbing public order — the 11th sentence he has faced from that days-long march through Yangon in late April and early May.
CATALONIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY: A man and a girl with the face painted with the in their faces “estelada” flags, that symbolizes Catalonia’s independence, during a demonstration calling for the independence of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday. A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the United Kingdom, separatists in northeastern Spain were trying to convince hundreds of thousands to protest across Catalonia to demand a secession sentiment vote that the central government in Madrid insists would be illegal.
PERMIAN BASIC FAIR & EXPOSITION: Nine-year-old Ayden Sanchez plays Wednesday in a Bubble runner ball at the Permian Basin Fair & Exposition at the Ector County Coliseum fairgrounds.
HUNTING AND EQUESTRIAN EXHIBITION: An Emirati guide stands next to a flamingo sculpture hanging at the Abu Dhabi environment section during the International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition on Thursday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi Flamingo Monitoring Program observes a population of 18,000 flamingos across Abu Dhabi.
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