Thursday Oct. 2: Our World In Pictures
DALLAS — Hotchkiss School in Contact with Ebola Virus: Candis Holt, a mother of a kindergarten student at L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary school, shows a piece of paper handed to her by the school with frequently asked questions about the Ebola virus after she dropped her child off on Thursday in Dallas. Hotchkiss has been identified by the Dallas Independent School District as one of the schools where one or more of the students attend that came in contact with the man diagnosed with having the Ebola virus.
PAKISTAN — Goats Transferred for Eid al-Adha: Goats look out of a bus window, while being transported to a nearby livestock market, to be displayed for sale in preparation for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice,” on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Thursday. Muslims around the world will mark Eid al-Adha, as the biggest holiday of the Islamic calendar. It commemorates the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim — or Abraham, as he is known in the Bible — to sacrifice his son in accordance with God’s will, though in the end God provides him a sheep to sacrifice instead.
ITALY — Protestors Face Police Regarding European Economy: Demonstrators, one of them wearing a Pulcinella face mask, center, face police as the ECB governing council meets in Naples, Italy, on Thursday. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank’s willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower. And a drop in the currency which helps eurozone exporters and could nudge up worryingly low inflation might be the most effective stimulus to come out of the ECB’s monthly meeting. Police squared off against more than 3,000 demonstrators in Naples, where the council held its monthly meeting, one of two held annually away from its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Riot police used water cannons to break up protesters carrying banners against government austerity policies and unemployment.
MINNEAPOLIS — Somali Militants Recruit Americans: In this Sept. 22 photo, Abdirizak Bihi, right, executive director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center, watches kids play basketball at Currie Park in Minneapolis, near a large Somali community in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. While Bihi strolls through the neighborhood parks, he is on the lookout for anyone who might be trying to recruit the city’s young Somalis to join jihad in Syria.
CALIFORNIA — Young Models Strut in Disney Character Attire: Models dressed up as (from left) Anna and Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen” at Disney Consumer Products’ VIP Halloween Fashion Show on Wednesday in Glendale, Calif.
HONG KONG — Student Protestor Pleas for Peaceful Resolution: A student protester gets emotional while pleading for a peaceful resolution on Thursday in Hong Kong. The student leaders of the protests are warning that if the territory’s top official doesn’t resign by tomorrow, they will step up their actions — including occupying several important government buildings. They’d be risking another round of confrontations with police, who are unlikely to let government buildings be stormed.
PENNSYLVANIA — Young Pennsylvanian Reacts to Pumpkin Paint: JahVoni Niedzwiecki, 3, of Wilkes-Barre crinkles his nose as his mom Nicole mixes some paint at a pumpkin painting table on Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
MAINE — Farmers Harvest Potatoes in Mapleton: In this Sept. 25 photo, high school students Adam Paterson, 15, front left, and Jordi Legasse, 17, front right, pulls rocks and unwanted materials from a conveyor belt moving potatoes into storage facility in Mapleton, Maine.
CALIFORNIA — 15lb Lobster Caught, Released: Brendan Dirks, 26, of Dana Point displays the 15lb 9oz California spiny lobster he caught off the Dana Point Headlands Monday night. Dirks, released the lobster back into the ocean on Wednesday near where he caught it.
NEW YORK — Sharpton Celebrates 60th Birthday: Rev. Al Sharpton center, blows out the candles of his birthday cake surrounded by singer Aretha Franklin right, daughter Ashley Sharpton far left with Aisha McShaw and NY-Mayor Bill de Blasio behind at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s 60th birthday celebration at The Four Seasons Restaurant on Wednesday in New York.
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