Friday Sept. 12: Our World In Pictures
INDONESIA CULTURAL PARADE: Student performers join an urban fashion show during a cultural parade in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday.
EBOLA IN AMERICA: In this photo from Sept. 10, which was released by the Nebraska Medical Center, ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra listens to Bible verses, read to him by his wife Debbie Sacra, unseen, via a video link. Dr. Sacra is being treated at the biocontainment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. The photo was taken by their son, Max.
HEPTATHLETE IN INDIA: Indian athlete Swapna Barman, who has six toes on each foot, stretches during a practice session at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, in the Indian state of Punjab on Friday. Barman, a budding heptathlete, has already overcome plenty of obstacles just to qualify for the Asian Games, and knows she has a lot more to face in competition. Having extra digits on a foot, a congenital malformation called Polydactyly, is considered lucky in some parts of India. The 18-year-old is hoping for some luck.
VIETNAM-U.S. RESUME INTER-COUNTRY ADOPTIONS: In this April 23, 2008 file photo, five-month-old baby girls are cradled by workers at an orphanage in Bac Ninh province, near Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnam and the United States will soon resume limited inter-country adoptions, both nations said Friday, six years after a ban was imposed because of allegations of widespread baby-selling and children offered without the consent of their birth parents.
RAIN-SOAKED COBBLESTONES IN GERMANY: In this zoomed picture a woman walks with her umbrella along a rain-soaked cobblestones during heavy rain in Erfurt, central Germany, Friday. Weather forecasts predict changeable autumnal weather conditions in Germany for the upcoming days.
MEXICO MILITARY REVIEW: Soldiers sit on a wall as they wait for the start of a military review in preparation for Independence Day celebrations, at a military camp in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday. Mexico will celebrate its independence day on Sept. 16.
PROSPECT PARK 5K DRAWS THOUSANDS: On Sept. 20, more than 4,000 people will run the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of NYC 10th Annual RBC Race for the Kids, part of the Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play. The 5K race through Prospect Park is expected to raise more than $1 million for BBBS of NYC, the nation’s first and New York’s largest mentoring organization. Following the race, participants will take part in special festivities as part of the Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play, including a picnic and appearances by popular Nickelodeon characters. The Saturday race begins at 8:45 a.m. To register, visit www.raceforthekids.org.
PERMIAN BASIN FAIR: Chuey flips as she tries to catch a flying disc in the air during a performance of the JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show Wednesday at the Permian Basin Fair in the Ector County Coliseum fairgrounds in Odessa, Texas.
SMELLY CAB DRIVERS: Cab driver Daniel Afeweki looks out from his Toyota Prius cab as he waits in line for his turn to pick up fares at the airport Wednesday in San Diego. Airport inspectors are judging how taxi drivers smell, a practice that some drivers say may lead to discrimination against immigrants.
COLOMBIA DETENTION CENTER: Detainees, handcuffed to each other, stand at a public park in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday. Due to overcrowding at a detention center located across the street, the park has been converted into makeshift holding area, where detainees, most accused of petty crimes, are kept for days waiting for a prosecutor’s decision. The prisoners, who are detained for alleged crimes ranging from robbery to drug trafficking, are guarded by groups of six police officers who switch after eight hour shifts.
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