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Thursday Oct. 23: Our World In Pictures

October 23, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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MEXICO — Demonstrators March for Disappearance of 43 Students: Demonstrators march in protest for the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City, on Wednesday. Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City’s main avenue demanding the return of the missing students. The Mexican government says it still does not know what happened to the young people after they were rounded up by local police in Iguala, a town in southern Mexico, and allegedly handed over to gunmen from a drug cartel Sept. 26, even though authorities have arrested 50 people allegedly involved. They include police officers and alleged members of the Guerreros Unidos cartel.

PARIS — Many Small Cubes Artwork Displayed in Tuileries Garden: People walk past Many Small Cubes by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto as it is displayed in the Tuileries Garden of the Louvre Museum as part of the FIAC, the International Fair of Contemporary Art, in Paris, on Thursday. The fair opens Oct. 23 and ends on Oct. 26.

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URUGUAY — Cyclist Pedals Past “No Vote” Mural: A cyclist rides past a mural promoting a “no vote” against a proposal to lower the age of criminal responsibility for serious crimes from 18 to 16 in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Wednesday. Voters will decide during Sunday’s presidential election.

GERMANY — Two Raccoons Feast on Pumpkin: Two raccoons look for food in a hollowed-out pumpkin in the zoo in Hanover, Germany, on Thursday.  

PHILIPPINES — Protestors Display “No to Dilution” Shields at Rally: Protesters display mock armor as they gather outside a hotel at suburban Mandaluyong city, east of Manila, Philippines, on Thursday. Protesters gathered here to coincide with the World Bank consultations with different non-government organizations and civil society groups on the World Bank’s new draft of safeguards that was launched in Washington early this month. Protest leaders, who later walked out of the consultative talks, rejected the new draft and demanded for the policies to be strengthened “to ensure real protections for people and the planet.”

GERMANY — Volunteer Prepares for Ebola Training: A volunteer of the German forces Bundeswehr gets sprayed a bleach mixture on his protective glove during a training for the Ebola virus in Appen about 25 kilometers (15,5 miles) north of Hamburg, Germany, on Thursday. The volunteers of the German forces Bundeswehr get trained for a mission to support the German Red Cross in Liberia in the fight against the Ebola epidemic.

TURKEY — Syrian Kurdish Refugee Collects Branches for Fire at Refugee Camp:  A Syrian Kurdish refugee woman from Kobani, holds a baby and branches she collected for starting a fire at a refugee camp in Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, on Thursday. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.

TUNISIA — Tunisia Parliamentary Elections Approaching: A woman walk past electoral campaign posters for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Tunis, Tunisia, on Thursday. Tunisians will flock to the polls on Sunday to elect representatives for a four year parliament in one of the final steps for the country’s transition to democracy after overthrowing its leader more than three years ago.

INDIA — Vendors Prepare Garlands for Festival of Lights: Roadside vendors prepare garlands of marigold early morning at a market on Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday. Marigold flowers are popularly used as offerings and for rituals and decorations during Hindu festivals.

SRI LANKA — Students Explore Largest Sri Lankan City, Colombo: A group of Sri Lankan students walk on a street in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Thursday. President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the finance minister is expected to present the budget proposal for 2015 in Parliament on Friday. With signs of a presidential election in January, two years ahead of schedule, the government is hard pressed to provide economic relief to the public amid skyrocketing cost of living.

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