Wednesday Oct. 29: Our World In Pictures
AFGHANISTAN — Afghan Soldier Walks Past Flames from Drug Burning Ceremony: An Afghan police soldier walks past opium and narcotics set on fire during a drug burning ceremony on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. More than 20 tons of opium, heroin, hashish and alcoholic drinks were set on fire, officials said.
NEW YORK — Health Officials Say Superstorm Sandy Victims Still Experiencing Mental Health Problems: In this Oct. 30, 2012, file photo, a couple surveys the remains of the home owned by the woman’s parents that burned to the ground during Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point section of New York. New York health officials estimate about 700,000 residents are still experiencing mental health problems related to the storm, which hit on Oct. 29, 2012. New Jersey officials did not have a similar estimate but in the 15 months after Sandy, the state supported a disaster mental health program that served 500,000 people.
MINNESOTA — Hungry Jack-o’-Lantern Takes a Big Bite: Sometimes you eat the pumpkin, sometime the pumpkin eats you. A life lesson learned in front of a home along Eighth Avenue North in Sauk Rapids, Minn., on Tuesday.
PHILIPPINES — Baby Penguin is Blessed Prior to First Swim: A four-month-old Humboldt penguin named “Kaya” is blessed by a Catholic priest prior to its first swim on Wednesday at the country’s largest oceanarium, the Manila Ocean Park in Manila, Philippines. Kaya, born July 8 becomes the first penguin to be born in the country.
VIRGINIA — Rocket with Supplies for International Space Station Blows Up: This image provided by NASA shows the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A on Tuesday at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft was filled with about 5,000 pounds of supplies slated for the International Space Station, including science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions.
INDIA — Sunset Ritual Performed in New Delhi: Hindu women perform rituals at sunset to mark Chhath Puja festival in New Delhi, India, Wednesday. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival popular amongst the working class, rituals are performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life on earth.
MICHIGAN — Family of 12 Sons Expecting No. 13: In this Aug. 6, 2013, file photo, the 12 Schwandt brothers pose for a photo in their home in Rockford, Mich. Clockwise from bottom left are, Tyler, 21, holding Tucker, 2 days, Vinny, 10, Drew, 16, Zach, 17, Charlie, 3, Calvin, 8, Brandon, 14, Luke, 19 months, Gabe, 6, Wesley, 5 and Tommy, 11. Jay and Kateri Schwandt, a western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13 and they say they’ll be surprised if their all-boy streak is snapped. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Schwandt’s baby is due May 9, 2015, and they plan to follow their tradition of not finding out whether it’s a boy or girl in advance.
GERMANY — Model Dino Transported to Exhibition: Workers transport a model of a dinosaur at the exhibition ‘World of Dinosaurs’ in front of a bucket-wheel excavator in a former lignite surface mining area in Grosspoesna near Leipzig, central Germany, on Wednesday. More than 50 exhibits of different species of dinosaurs are on display until Nov. 30.
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