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Tuesday Sept. 16: Our World In Pictures

September 16, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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MINNESOTA — Soldiers Return from Afghanistan: Leland Vang, 2, hugs his father Tee Vang at the Inver Grove Heights Training Center after his return from Afghanistan on Tuesday in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. More than 140 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s Chisholm-based 114th Transportation Company returned to Minnesota after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — CodePink Activists Protest Against War: Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. It is the first in a series of high-profile hearings that will measure congressional support for President Barack Obama’s strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.

ARGENTINA — Mafalda Character Celebrates 50 Years: A tourist sits on a bench beside the statue of comic strip characeter Mafalda in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday. Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, better known as Quino is the creator of the comic strip Mafalda that will celebrate 50 years since it first ran in September 1964.

NEW YORK — Girl Scouts Build Bioswales:  Girl Scouts helped make a compost system, put mulch down around trees, picked up litter and they learned how to make bioswales. GCC has partnered with the Department of Environmental Preservation to build 11 bioswales near the canal and plans to build 200 altogether.

“[The] girls and their families learned a great deal about composting and environmental stewardship” said Sarah Pooley, manager of Youth Leadership and Volunteer Support, Girl Scouts of Greater New York. “This event perfectly ties in with [the] Environmental Leadership mission. The Girl Scout Law charges girls with making the world a better place. We were so proud of our girls, who spent their Sunday afternoon learning about some of the ways they can care for the environment and their communities.”

INDIANAPOLIS — “Peace Dove” Sculptor Presented by Artist, Firefighter: Fredrick Nance, 35, stands next to a peace dove sculpture by artist and Indianapolis firefighter Ryan Feeney on Monday at the Brightwood Library in Indianapolis. Forged from destroyed firearms parts, Freeney’s “Peace Dove” sculpture will serve as a memorial for Marion County homicide victims. Nance lost his 16 year old son, Quinton Nance, on Feb. 20. His son was killed on his younger daughter’s birthday.

JENIN — Palestinian Economy Expected to Contract: Palestinian farmer Moneer Nearat, 50, harvests sesame in the village of Maythaloun near the West Bank city of Jenin on Tuesday. The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

PHILADELPHIA — Protestors Demonstrate Against Proposed Merger: Protesters demonstrate across the street from the Comcast Center Monday in Philadelphia. Demonstrators expressed opposition to the proposed merger of communications companies Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc., and called for further Federal Communications Commission regulation of Internet traffic to support “net neutrality,” advocates who want strong government protections for the open Internet.

GERMANY — “Portraits of the Chancellor” Mark Chancellor’s 60th Birthday: Visitors walk behind a portrait of Angela Merkel by Petra Clarissa Wolff in the exhibition “Portraits of the Chancellor” at the Kulturfabrik in Apolda, Germany, Tuesday. German daily newspaper Bild has called readers to paint Merkel on the occasion of her 60th birthday. The exhibition shows 80 portraits of Merkel and will be open until Nov. 30, 2014.

BROOKLYN — Borough Hall to “Go Gold”: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (center) and others gathered Monday evening for the announcement of Borough Hall “going gold”  as part of the Gold World Project, which helps to raise awareness for kids with cancer.  

BRAZIL — Indigenous Community Dances During Ritual: In this Aug. 24 photo, Indian women dance during a ritual at Twry Pataxo’s home in the Mare slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Born and raised in an indigenous community in the northeastern state of Bahia, Twry, member of the 11,000-strong Pataxo tribe, revels in her identity. She rarely leaves the house without her trademark seed and feather native jewelry and organizes monthly meetings at her two-room cinderblock home for indigenous people from the Mare and beyond. During the get-togethers, participants feast on fish cooked in wrapped banana leaves in Paraxo’s yard, a narrow strip of land along a multilane expressway where the scent of raw sewage is overwhelming.

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