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Wednesday Sept. 17: Our World In Pictures

September 17, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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UKRAINE — Right Sector Activists Rally Near Pres. Admin. Building: Activists from the Right Sector party ignite flares near the presidential administration building during a rally in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday. About 200 people protested against legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.

LIBERIA — U.S. Sends Troops to Assist Liberia with Ebola: A man reads a newspaper with headlines that comment on President Barack Obama’s announcement of sending troops to fight the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday. Liberia’s president Wednesday called on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying “Liberia cannot defeat Ebola alone.” Obama announced Tuesday that he will order 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to help contain the dreaded disease, which has killed at least 2,400 people. The U.S. is also planning on delivering 17 treatment centers with 100 beds each to Liberia, which has been hardest hit by the outbreak.

EGYPT — Graffiti Depicts Suffering Family: Recent graffiti depicts a suffering family under smiling faces in Mohammed Mahmoud Street near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday. Street art in Cairo, which flourished following the uprising that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, has mostly been painted over by authorities, but on Mohammed Mahmoud Street artists use the whitewashed walls for new art works.

NEW YORK — Central Park Tourism: A visitor to Central Park walks by a rain puddle as she looks for a spot to take a photo of the surrounding buildings on Tuesday in New York.

ILLINOIS — Vigil for Hope Attendees Call for Peace Against Police Brutality: About 100 people attended the SIU Edwardsville, Ill., Candlelight Vigil for Hope, including Chancellor Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe, far left, participate in a moment of silence Tuesday evening. Speakers called for peace for the family of fatal police shooting victim Michael Brown and the community of Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting occurred. Ferguson is only about 16 miles away from Edwardsville. Some participants also made banners of peace with hand-written notes which were hung on a line for all to see.

INDIA — Protest in India Highlights Chinese Control Over Tibet: An Exile Tibetan woman wears a mask during a protest to highlight Chinese control over Tibet, coinciding with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi, India, Wednesday. Xi was traveling Wednesday to India, where he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to discuss trade, infrastructure and territorial disputes.

CALIFORNIA — Sleeping at Bus Stops in Hollywood: A woman sleeps on a bus stop bench in the early morning on Wednesday in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

VIRGINIA — “Send Silence Packing” Display:  Bridgewater College sophomore Jackie Dickman, 19, of Springfield looks at the traveling “Send Silence Packing” display in Bridgewater, Va., Tuesday. The 1,100 backpacks represent the number of U.S. students who end their lives each year.

MEXICO — Parachutist Group Celebrates Mexico Independence Day: Members of a parachutist group run carrying a soldier, as they joke around ahead of the start of the Independence Day parade by Mexico’s Armed Forces, in central Mexico City, Mexico, Tuesday. Mexico is marking the 204th anniversary of its independence from Spain.

PHILIPPINES — Filipino Girl Receives Food at Feeding Program: A poor Filipino girl holds bread and drinks she received during a feeding program by Dominican nuns in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. The weekly program gives a free meal to homeless people around the community.


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