Friday Oct. 31: Our World In Pictures
NEW YORK — NYPD Walks Past Sleeping Homeless Woman: New York City Police Department officers pass a homeless woman sleeping on a bench while patrolling in a 34th Street subway station on Thursday in New York.
BURKINA FASO — Protesters Rally Against President Near Parliament Building: In this photo taken on Thursday, a protester holds his hand over his face as he and others go on a rampage near the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime President Blaise Compaore who seeks another term, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Protesters stormed the parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze. On Friday the army announced the ouster of President Compaore after 27 years of rule.
HONG KONG — Unemployed Protester Poses Near His Street Bed: In this Oct. 11 photo, Lam Man Hin, 23, unemployed, poses for a portrait at his bed on a main road in the occupied area of the Mong Kok district in Hong Kong. The student-led protesters are now ending their fifth week occupying the streets of this busy southern Chinese financial hub. Armed with nothing more than umbrellas and facemasks and camping in tents, they’re locked in a standoff with the government over democratic reforms that seem impossible to win from Beijing.
TEXAS — Man Spends Time with Formerly-Abused Goose: In this Oct. 14, 2014 photo, Dominick Garner, 23, spends time with a goose that lives along the banks of the Brazos River in Waco, Texas. Garner said he saw the goose being abused and after a few weeks gained its trust, often spending several hours a week along the banks of the river.
ISRAEL — Border Police Patrol Separation Wall: Israeli border police walk by the separation wall during clashes with Palestinians at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday. Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.
INDIA — Protesters Demand Justice for 1984 Massacre: Indian Sikhs participate in a protest to demand justice for victims of the 1984 massacre of Sikhs following the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, in New Delhi, India, on Friday. More than 3,000 Sikhs were killed in riots that followed Gandhi’s assassination on Oct. 31 by two of her Sikh bodyguards. Placard reads “Remember, justice may take 200 years but we will keep fighting.”
TURKEY-SYRIA — Man Rides Past Troops Guarding Border: A man rides a motorcycle past Turkish troops guarding Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga soldiers prior to their departure to the Syrian city of Kobani, outside a staging area on the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border on Friday. 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.
LIBERIA — Health Workers Spray Disinfectant Around Man Suspected to Have Ebola: Heath workers spray disinfectant around a man suspected of dying from the Ebola virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, on Friday. The World Health Organization said this week that the rate of infection in Liberia appears to be falling but warned that the response effort must be kept up or the trend could be reversed.
TAIWAN — Bride Poses for Photo Under Flight Path of Plane: A bride has her wedding photos taken under the flight path at Songshan airport in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday.
LONDON — Camden Town Visitors Enjoy Warm Weather: Visitors to Camden Town in north London sit beside the Regent’s Canal to enjoy unseasonable hot and sunny weather in London on Friday. The capital is set for its hottest Halloween on record as temperatures soar as high as 69.8F in the capital.
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