Monday Nov. 3: Our World In Pictures
CHICAGO — Tightrope Walker Breaks Two World Records: Nik Wallenda walks over the Chicago River uphill nearly 8 stories for Discovery Channel’s Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda on Sunday.
BAHRAIN — Young Girl Watches Religious Ceremony: A Bahraini girl watches a religious ceremony in events leading up to Ashoura, a Shiite Muslim holiday during the holy month of Muharram, in Malkiya, Bahrain, on Monday. Shiites will mark Ashoura, the tenth day of the month of Muharram, to commemorate the Battle of Karbala when Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was killed. The girl’s headband reads, “Oh, Hussein, Oh, oppressed one.”
GREECE — Man Passes Closed Shop; Gov. Planning New Mortgage Agreement: A man passes a closed apparel shop with a graffiti on the shutter in Athens during the mid-season sales on Monday. Greece’s government says mortgage holders could be allowed to pay discounted rates for up to 15 years, as part of a major effort to reduce the number of non-performing loans in the bailed out country.
MICHIGAN — Young Girl Reads to Pup for Elementary Program: In this Oct. 24 photo, Payton Martin reads to Tucker during the “Paws for a Book: Readers Rock” program at Mackensen Elementary in Monitor Township, Mich.
TENNESSEE — Firefighter Walks Past Ebola Projection During Training: Pigeon Forge City firefighter Pete Griffioen, wearing a protective suit, walks in front of a projection of the Ebola virus during a training slideshow at the fire department in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Thursday. Earlier in the month, the Tennessee Hospital Association, Tennessee Medical Association and Tennessee Nurses Association issued a joint statement saying they’re on heightened awareness for anyone showing up in their emergency rooms and physicians’ offices who exhibit symptoms similar to the Ebola virus.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Glinda, the Good Witch, Visits D.C.: An actress dressed as Glinda, the Good Witch of the North from the Movie “The Wizard of Oz,” performs by the Rose Garden of the White House before President Barack Obama greeted costumed children during Halloween festivities at the White House in Washington on Friday. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed local children and children of military families to ‘trick-or-treat’ at the White House for Halloween.
NEW YORK — Long Island Duck Industry Quietly Fading: Doug Corwin holds a day-old duckling in his hands at his farm, Crescent Duck Farm, on Wednesday in Aquebogue, N.Y. Once numbering more than 100 farms in the 1960s, the Long Island duck industry is quietly fading into the history books, and by the end of this year Corwin’s farm, in business since 1908, will be the only duck farm left on Long Island.
CHICAGO — High Waves Crash Off Shore of Lake Michigan: Manuel Hernandez takes video of high waves crashing into a break wall on the south shore of Lake Michigan on Friday in Chicago. Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction.
IOWA — Friends Play in the Leaves: Marlon Hernandez, 7, left, and Joshua Moon, 5, play in leaves on W. 5th Street, in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sunday.
INDIA — Artist Practices Routine in Mumbai: A Tanzanian artist practices his routine on the Arabian Sea beach in Mumbai, India, on Monday. Several international artists participate in events that are held in various locations across Mumbai.
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