Tuesday Sept. 23: Our World In Pictures
NORTH CAROLINA — Glass Art Preparations for Sculpture Garden: In this Aug. 7 photo, glass artist Jonathan Davis shapes glass in his studio near Pittsboro, N.C. while preparing for the Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. Inset: Glass is heated to a molten stage.
HEBRON — Palestinian Victims Killed, Families Mourn: The mother of Amer Abu Aisheh kisses the lifeless body of her son after Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians including Aisheh and Marwan Qawasmeh in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday. Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.
YEMEN — Shiite Rebels Chant Slogans: Hawthi Shiite rebels chant slogans at the compound of the army’s First Armored Division, after they took it over, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday. Heavily armed Yemeni Shiite militiamen took over the headquarters and house of a powerful army general allied to Sunni Islamists on Monday and set up checkpoints across the capital, Sanaa, after sweeping across the city as the general and his allies fled and went into hiding.
ITALY — Models Strut for Milan Fashion Week: A model wears a creation for Ferragamo women’s spring-summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, on Sunday.
NEW YORK — SpongeBob, Patrick Hang Out for WWDoP: Emma Dawkins of Brooklyn; Rich Huffman and Donovan Alvond of New York, N.Y.; and Jianna Lashley of Brooklyn, hang out on their Yvolution scooters with SpongeBob and Patrick at Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP) on Sept. 20. WWDoP, which promotes the importance of physical activity, is devoted to getting New York-based kids outside and moving.
NEW YORK — Climate Change, Corporate Greed Protest Demands Action: Protestors and police wrestle near a barricade on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway during a march demanding action on climate change and corporate greed on Monday a day after a huge climate march in New York.
ARABIAN GULF — Tomahawk Missile Fired at Islamic State Group Positions: In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile at Islamic State group positions in Syria as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf on Tuesday. Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad’s government of imminent U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group, hours before an American-led military coalition pounded the extremists’ strongholds across northern and eastern Syria.
CALIFORNIA — Continuing California Wildfires Threaten Thousands of Homes: A firefighter with the Gabilan Camp crew hoses down hot spots during a controlled burn to fight the King Fire on Monday near Placerville, Calif. Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago.
MISSOURI — Teddy Bear Memorial Laid Near Brown Shooting Scene: A man tends to a new teddy bear memorial on Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo., near the spot of where Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson police office Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. The original teddy bear memorial was destroyed by fire earlier Tuesday morning. Ferguson police spokesman Devin James says the cause of the fire is under investigation.
TURKEY — Syrian Refugees Enter Turkey to Flee Islamic Militant Advances: Syrian refugees enter Turkey at Yumurtalik’s crossing gate near Suruc, Turkey, on Tuesday. More than 200,000 people fleeing the Islamic militants’ advance on Kobani, Syria, arrived in Turkey during last four days to find safety.
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