Tuesday Oct. 21, Our World In Pictures
CUBA — Youngsters Wrestle ‘to be Like Mijain Lopez’: In this Oct. 18 photo, two young wrestlers compete during a practice session during a training session in an auxiliary gym, in Old Havana, Cuba. About 20 children are learning to wrestle under the watchful eye of former wrestler Michael Guerra. When asked why they chose wrestling in baseball-loving Cuba, they shout in unison: “To be like Mijain Lopez!” Lopez has won two Olympic gold medals in Greco-Roman wrestling, as well as five world championships, and is one of Cuba’s most heralded and popular athletes.
MASSACHUSETTS — Perched Eagle Scans Surroundings: A bald eagle perches over Onota Lake in Pittsfield, Mass., on Monday.
CALIFORNIA — Mystery-Solving Pup Sets Off on Search: In this Sept. 20 photo, Paul Dotsie points as his dog Buster sets off to search an area near Bishop, Calif. For years, Buster and Dostie have worked together to unlock mysteries, to find the bodies of fighting men who fell long ago on foreign battlefields, or of victims of unsolved crimes or disappearances. In all, Dostie said that Buster has helped find the remains of about 200 people.
WEST VIRGINIA — Pumpkins Unloaded to Prep for Display: Steve Ward of Kenova unloads pumpkins on Monday as he and other volunteers prepare for the annual Pumpkin House display at Ric Griffith’s home on Beech Street in Kenova, W.Va.
UKRAINE — Pro-Russian Rebels Ride Atop Car to Positions: In this Oct. 14 file photo, pro-Russian rebels ride atop a car to their positions near the Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.
GEORGIA — Plane Practices Aerial Maneuvers to Prep for Show: Lt. Col. John Klatt flies an Air National Guard MXS on Oct. 16 while practicing aerial maneuvers in preparation for this weekend’s Wings Over North Georgia Air Show at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, Ga. Klatt travels the country performing in 14 air shows annually and has been flying for 30-years.
NEW YORK — Protesters Speak Out Against Opera “Death of Klinghoffer”: Protesters engage people thought to be ticket holders near Lincoln Center as they protest the opera “Death of Klinghoffer” on Monday in New York. The protest centered around the opera at the Metropolitan Opera that they call anti-Semitic.
HONG KONG — Student Leaders Speak to Hong Kong Government: Student leader Alex Chow, center, speaks along with other leaders, during a news conference after the talks with the Hong Kong government officials, in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Hong Kong student leaders and government officials held talks Tuesday to end pro-democracy protests now in their fourth week even as the city’s Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the activists’ key demand. Other leaders are from left to right, Joshua Wong, Yvonne Leung, Eason Chung, Lester Shum, Nathan Law, and the founder of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement Chan Kin-man.
CHICAGO — Nurses Demonstrate Proper Ebola Procedure: In this Oct. 16 file photo, registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment, as he and registered nurse Fred Serafin, right, demonstrate proper protective procedures to doctors and nurses during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines on Monday for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.
PAKISTAN — Patient Suffers from Dengue Fever: Pakistani patients suffering from dengue fever rest in an isolation ward at a local hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Tuesday. More than 445 dengue patients suffering from the mosquito-borne disease, dengue fever registered in Rawalpindi, in the last week, health official said. Dengue, a flu-like illness is spread by the Aedes mosquito and spikes during the annual monsoons, when the rains leave puddles of stagnant water where the insects breed.
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