Wednesday Nov. 5: Our World In Pictures
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Election Results Sprawled Across Front Pages Outside of Newseum: A man looks over the front pages from newspapers around the country that are on display outside the Newseum in Washington on Wednesday. America awoke Wednesday to sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing a weakened President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republican leaders in Congress new muscle to check him.
TURKEY-SYRIA — Refugee Child Eats at Camp Near Border: A Syrian Kurdish refugee child from the Kobani area eats bread at a refugee camp in Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border on Wednesday. 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.
LEBANON — Riot Policemen Stand Guard During Parliament Protest: Riot policemen stand guard where activists hold their protest against the extension of the parliament, on a road that leads to the parliament building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday. Demonstrators on Wednesday blocked roads leading to the parliament and threw tomatoes at lawmakers’ cars. Lebanon’s parliament is attempting to extend its own term in office by more than two years. But a group of protesters is trying to stop it.
PAKISTAN — Pakistani Christians Chant Slogans Condemning Killing of Couple: Pakistani Christians chant slogans to condemn the killing of a Christian couple during a demonstration in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday. Police in Pakistan said Tuesday a Muslim mob has beaten to death a Christian couple and burned their bodies in a brick kiln where they worked over them allegedly desecrating the Quran.
PHILIPPINES — Child is First Known Baby to be Born at Typhoon-Damaged Clinic: Typhoon survivor Emily Sagalis sits next to her baby Bea Joy inside her modest home at a coastal village in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Wednesday. Bea Joy, who was named after her grandmother Beatrice, who perished at the onslaught of super typhoon Haiyan, has made headlines for being the first known baby born at the damaged improvised clinic Nov. 11 of last year. On Saturday, Nov.8, the country will mark the first year anniversary of super typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) that ravaged Leyte, Eastern Samar and other provinces in central Philippines and killed thousands of people and left a wide swath of destruction.
NEW YORK — Cuomo Kisses Father After Defeating Republican Challenger: Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses his father, Mario Cuomo, as he celebrates after defeating Republican challenger Rob Astorino, at Democratic election headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Andrew Cuomo is the first New York state Democratic governor since his father, himself a former New York governor, to win re-election in the nation’s third largest state.
JERUSALEM — Bystanders Observe Scene After Palestinian Driver Rammed Car into Platform: An Orthodox Jewish boy stands at the scene after a Palestinian driver rammed his vehicle into a crowded train platform lies at the scene in Jerusalem, on Wednesday. Police said the motorist slammed his car into the train platform in east Jerusalem killing one person and injuring 13. He then backed out and proceeded to drive away, hitting several cars along the way, then got out of the car and attacked a group of civilians and police officers on the side of the road with a metal bar before he was shot and killed.
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