Friday Oct. 3: Our World In Pictures
SWITZERLAND — Climber Ventures to the top of Gamsberg: A climber walks on the ridge beneath the eastern peak of the Gamsberg (2385 meters above sea level) near Grabs, Switzerland, on Friday.
SAUDI ARABIA — Muslims Pray at Holy Forgiveness Mountain: Muslim pilgrims gather to pray at Jabal Al Rahma holy mountain, or the mountain of forgiveness, during the annual pilgrimage, known as the hajj, near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Friday. An estimated 2 million Muslims are streaming into a sprawling tent city near Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia banned hajj and work visas this year for people from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as a precaution to avoid the spread of Ebola during hajj, which sees massive crowds of people from around the world gather in Mecca.
PAKISTAN — Worker Showers Under Pipe: A Pakistani worker takes a shower under a water supply pipe, following his work in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Friday. Pakistanis are facing a shortage of clean drinking water due to the low level of water in the country’s dams.
COLORADO — Protests Held Against Increased Emphasis on Patriotism: Teachers, students and supporters march near the location of an ongoing Jefferson County School Board meeting, in Golden, Colo., on Thursday. The marchers were protesting the school board’s proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history.
NEW YORK — 84th Precinct and Local Seniors Visit Bronx Zoo: On Oct. 1, members of the 84th Precinct Community Council toured the Bronx Zoo with 35 seniors from the St. Jubilee Senior Center in Brooklyn Heights. Leslie Lewis, President of the 84th Precinct Community Council, recently told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, “I believe that Community Council should mix police with communities to do things together.”
INDIA — Festival Attendees Watch the Burning of a Demon King: Bystanders sit on a cart as they gather to watch the burning of effigies of demon king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations at Ramlila ground in New Delhi, on India Friday. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.
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