Friday Sept. 19: Our World In Pictures
NEW YORK — A Balloon Inflates for Adirondack Festival: Landon Pelkey, 5, from Warren County, N.Y., watches in amazement as a balloon inflates during the first day of the Adirondack Balloon Festival at Crandall Park in Glens Falls on Thursday evening.
SIERRA LEONE — Ebola Prevention Taught at Freetown: A child holds up a poster, as he and others are educated on how to prevent and identify the Ebola virus in their communities by charity worker’s from GOAL Ireland humanitarian agency, at Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday. Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone’s capital on Thursday stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities will hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa.
BROOKLYN — Photoville Installation Opened at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Susannah Schaefer, CEO, Smile Train, gives a tour of the Smile Train multimedia “When You’re Smiling” installation to IMG models Sailor Brinkley Cook, center, and Bella Hadid, left, at Photoville Thursday at Pier 5 in Brooklyn. Smile Train is an international children’s cleft charity.
TEXAS — Flooding in the Woodlands: A police officer directs traffic away after a car is stranded in flash flooding on Friday on Research Forest Drive in the Woodlands, Texas.
MICHIGAN — Start of Autumn Brings Fall Flavors to Farmers Markets: Hundreds of community members turned out to support local farmers and craftsmen at the Night Market at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market on Thursday in Kalamazoo, Mich.
BRAZIL — Life-Size Mannequin Displayed Over Polluted River: An art installation by Brazilian artist Eduardo Srur made with a life-size mannequin stands over the highly polluted Pinheiros River in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday. Srur says his work aims to warn people about the pollution in the city’s rivers.
PHILIPPINES — Flooding Continues in Philippines: A man dives in the background as rescuers use a rubber dinghy to rescue trapped residents after continues heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis on Friday. Heavy rains due to a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices. Local authorities reported thousands were evacuated early Friday from severely inundated communities, some under rapid-flowing flood waters more than neck high.
ENGLAND — Poppies Planted to Remember WWII: Harry Mayhead, Pearly King of Bow Bells who served in Egypt and France for the Royal Army Service Corp. in WWII, plants poppies at the Tower of London, Friday. “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” is the evolving art installation at the tower, and 888,246 poppies will be planted in the moat by volunteers with the last poppy being planted on Nov. 11. Each poppy represents a British or Colonial fatality in the First World War.
MICHIGAN — Pregnant Woman Mugged, Chased Down Suspect: Kristen Thompson, 22, poses for a portrait with newborn Joseph Allen Alexander Thompson and her two other children Zoey, 5, and Zachariah, 7, on Thursday in her east Flint home. Thompson was loading groceries into her car after shopping on Sept. 11, when a man stole her purse. Then nine months pregnant, she chased the alleged suspect down to retrieve her belongings, and with aid from neighborhood teens and her brother Jacob Owenby, 20. Thompson gave birth to her third child later that night.
INDIANA — One-Room Schoolhouse Restored: Students practice writing with fountain pens Sept. 9 at Simmons School in Hope, Ind. The one-room schoolhouse was moved, restored and reopened 25 years ago, and there will be a celebration Sept. 20 to mark the occasion.
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