Wednesday Oct. 15: Our World In Pictures
PHILIPPINES — Filipino Protesters Demand Washington Hand Over Marine Accused in Killing: Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals and Transgenders) display their messages during a rally at the Department of Foreign Affairs to demand justice for the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect on Wednesday at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The activists demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippines a Marine implicated in the killing of Laude which the demonstrators labeled a hate crime.
CUBA — Students Tune Violins before Workshop: In this Oct. 9 photo, students tune their violins before class at the Manuel Saumell music school in Havana, Cuba. Before Cuba’s 1959 revolution, many students played violins, violas, cellos and bass from European workshops. After it, the Soviet Union provided violins and cellos, along with many other goods. Now, as Cuba struggles to revive its economy, students must make do with violins from China that too easily pop strings and lose their tone.
HONG KONG — Protesters Rest After Most Violent Night in Hong Kong: A protester rests at a main road in Mongkok district in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers drove protesters from a tunnel in the dead of night in the worst violence since the street demonstrations for greater democracy began more than two weeks ago.
NEW YORK — Press Conference Confronts Ebola Preparations: An official at New York Hospital Queens holds a document outlining the sequence for putting on protective clothing to treat Ebola patients, during a press conference on Tuesday, New York Hospital Queens in New York. Infectious disease and medicine experts says the hospital has set up an isolation ward for any suspected Ebola cases and believes the hospital is as prepared as it can be.
UKRAINE — Boys Play with Toy Guns in Ukraine: Boys play with toy guns near to the area where shelling landed killing several people in Sartana village, on the outskirts of the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. Local authorities in Mariupol, a government-controlled city on the Black Sea, said over six civilians were killed and over a dozen were injured Tuesday by shelling in the nearby village of Sartana.
INDIA — “Ragpickers” Meet to Discuss, Support Keeping New Delhi Clean: Indian ragpickers and their children participate in a rally to seek support and recognition from the government and citizens, for their contribution in keeping the city clean, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday.
MOZAMBIQUE — Citizens Take to the Polls in Maputo: A woman with a child on her back casts her vote at a polling station as the country goes to the polls in Maputo, Mozambique, on Wednesday. The recent discovery of some of the world’s largest gas and coal reserves in the southern African country has changed Mozambique’s status from a war-torn country to one that is attracting international investment. The winner of this year’s election will control natural resources worth billions of dollars.
SAUDI ARABIA — Shiite Opposition Cleric Sentenced to Death, Family Member Says: In this July 20, 2012, file photo, riot police tear down pictures of prisoners and people who have died in anti-government unrest during clashes with protesters in Jidhafs, Bahrain. At top second right is a picture of Saudi Shiite opposition cleric Sheik Nimr al-Nimr. Mohammed al-Nimr, the brother of Nimr al-Nimr said on Wednesday on Twitter that his brother has been sentenced to death by a court in Saudi Arabia. Shiite activist Jaafar al-Shayeb in eastern Saudi Arabia says the verdict appears to have been handed down for criminal offenses over the “incitement” of Shiite protests in Saudi Arabia and neighboring Bahrain.
SRI LANKA — Ban Announced Forbidding Illegal Fishing: A Sri Lankan man drags a Shark at a fishery harbor in Negombo, outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday. In its fight against illegal fishing activities worldwide, the European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, on Tuesday announced a ban of imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka to tackle the commercial benefits stemming from illegal fishing.
NEW YORK — Police Campaign Led to Decreased Tips, Characters Say: Hoping for tips from tourists, a costumed character dressed as Minnie Mouse waves in Times Square as several men in Statue of Liberty costumes stand near in New York on Tuesday. This summer police began a campaign in five languages to inform tourists that photos with costumed characters are free and tipping is optional. Some characters say their tips have decreased since then.
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