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Tuesday Sept. 30: Our World In Pictures

September 30, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
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BROOKLYN — Neil Diamond Performs at His Former Brooklyn High School: Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond performs at his former high school, Erasmus Hall High School, for his first-ever performance in his hometown in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Monday. Diamond was promoting his upcoming release, “Melody Road.”

HONG KONG — Protestors Block Pepper Spray with Umbrellas: In this Sept. 28 file photo, riot police use pepper spray against protesters after thousands of people block a main road to the financial central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Ubiquitous images in Hong Kong media with masses of unarmed students fending off pepper spray with umbrellas could not contrast more starkly with mainland China’s virtual blackout of news about the territory’s pro-democracy protests.

NEW YORK — Sisters Explore Corn Maze in Clarence Center: Grace Veper, 12, and her sister Cael walk the corn maize at Greg’s U-Pick in Clarence Center on Monday. All proceeds from the corn maize go to Roswell Park.

SAN FRANCISCO — Calif. DOT Officials Moving Nests from Bridge: This 2012 photo released by the California Department of Transportation shows cormorant birds under the old eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Transportation officials are trying to move hundreds of double-crested cormorants and other birds that nest in the 10,000-foot-long steel structure, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday.

GERMANY — Reports Surfaced of Security Guards Abusing Refugees: Refugees line up to apply for asylum at the reception center in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday. A top government official says all personnel working for security companies at asylum centers will have to undergo a police background screening before working with refugees. The interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Ralf Jaeger on Tuesday announced the new measure after allegations surfaced over the weekend that private security guards had repeatedly abused refugees at an asylum center in Burbach in western Germany.

UKRAINE — Ukrainians Gather to Support Russian School System: A girl shows the victory sign and holds a toy gun and a flag of the self-proclaimed Federal State of Novorossiya as people gather to support for Russian school system in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday. Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and wounded many, officials said Monday.

NEW YORK — Peace Fair Attendee Raises Money for Orphans: In this Sept. 21 photo, Alyssa Palmer, 16, of Wilton, sits behind handcrafted beads from Uganda, used to raise funds for orphans, at the Peace Fair at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

PAKISTAN — Anti-Government Pakistan Protestors Rest at Camp: An anti-government protestor showers near the parliament building where he and others are camping, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday. Anti-government demonstrators led by opposition politicians Imran Khan and Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri converged on the capital in mid-August, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s ouster over alleged fraud in last year’s election. Sharif has told the parliament that protestors have damaged the image of Pakistan in the world and also caused huge economic losses in the country.

INDONESIA — Students React to Crocodile at Indonesian Crocodile Farm: A student reacts as he sits on a crocodile for a photo session before his classmates at a crocodile farm in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Tuesday. A trainer is standing in front of the creature for the safety of the visitors.

SYRACUSE — Memorial Service Held for Syracuse Park Shooting: Vanessa Davila, left, and Briyonna Roman, friends of shooting victim Jenna Sweeting-Vigliotti, hold candles at Kirk Park in Syracuse, N.Y., on Monday. They were in the car with Sweeting-Vigilotti when she was shot once in the head on Sept. 26, as she sat in the front passenger’s seat. Officials say Sweeting-Vigliotti died Monday at a Syracuse hospital, where she had been in critical condition since being hit by gunfire late Friday night.

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