Wednesday Sept. 24: Our World In Pictures
MEXICO — “Infinite Obsession” Exhibit Comes to Mexico: Journalists take pictures of an installation by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama during a press tour of her “Infinite Obsession” exhibit, at the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City, Mexico, on Tuesday. The retrospective exhibit, which marks the first time Kusama’s work has been shown in Mexico, includes more than 100 of the artist’s works created between 1949 and 2013.
NEW YORK — Venezuelan President Speaks to Hostos Community College: Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, gestures to the crowd before he speaks at Hostos Community College in the Bronx on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — Anti-War Activists Arrested Outside of White House: Anti-war activists, angered by military strikes in Syria, block the northwest gate of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, on Tuesday. After laying down in front of the entrance and shouting about killing Syrian children, the demonstrators were arrested by U.S. Park Police. Security at the White House perimeter that was already elevated since last Friday when a 42-year-old Army veteran climbed over the fence and dashed across the north lawn and entered the executive mansion before being stopped.
NEW YORK — UN General Assembly Meets at Headquarters: U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Wednesday.
PAKISTAN — Refugee Boy Runs to Rescue Goat from Bowl of Water: An Afghan refugee boy, runs to help a goat, after sticking its head in a bowl of water, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday.
MICHIGAN — 1460th Transport Company Returns from Afghanistan: Stefan Sims hugs his friend Daniel Crumpter after the welcome home ceremony for the 1460th Transport Company at H.H. Dow High School in Midland on Tuesday.
LEBANON — Kurdish Citizens Demonstrate in Beirut: Kurdish citizens who live in Lebanon holds a poster during a demonstration against the Islamic State group in front of the UN building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday. Kurds in Lebanon demonstrated against an Islamic militant attack on an areas of Syria dominated by their brethren. Militants of the Islamic State have been attacking the northern Kurdish Syrian area of Kobani, or Ayn Arab, for the past week, causing more than 150,000 people to flee into nearby Turkey.
INDIA — An Indian Artist Prepares for Festival: An Indian artist works an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Bhubaneswar, India, on Wednesday.
SOUTH SUDAN — South Sudan Camp Flooded in Knee-Deep Sewage Water: Displaced South Sudanese walk through floodwaters to move around a makeshift camp for the displaced situated in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the town of Bentiu, South Sudan, on Monday. South Sudanese residing in the U.N. camp are living in knee-deep, sewage-contaminated floodwater, the Doctors without Borders aid group said in August 2014. They stated that the conditions in the camp in Bentiu are “an affront to human dignity.”
NEPAL — Dashain Festival in Nepal Begins Today: Nepalese goat vendors await customers at a market ahead of the Dashain festival in Katmandu, Nepal, on Wednesday. Animals like goats and buffaloes are sacrificed in large numbers during this festival that begins Thursday.
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