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Monday Nov. 10: Our World In Pictures

November 10, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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NEW YORK — Handlers Take Balloons for Practice Run Before Annual Parade: Handlers steer Thomas the Tank Engine balloon through the parking lot at CitiField on Saturday in New York. The balloon was taken for a practice run along with five other new character balloons in preparation for the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thomas the Tank Engine will be the parade’s largest balloon by helium volume and the one which contains the most balloon fabric ever used on one character.

GERMANY — Victory Sign Flashed at 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A person flashes the victory sign behind a man holding paper with a peace sign and the writing “one world please” as they attend the central event to commemorate the Fall of the Wall at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday. The 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall on Nov. 9, 1989, is marked with numerous events on the weekend.

VIRGINIA — Young Parade-Goer Waves at Parade Participants: Malina Chanthachaem, 4, waves to a line of veteran motorcycle riders along North Main Street during the annual Veterans Day Celebration Parade on Sunday in Harrisonburg, Va. The annual parade was sponsored by the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, American National University, City of Harrisonburg, Dayton American Legion Post 27 and the Harrisonburg High School Music Department.

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PHILIPPINES — Artist Finishes Mural Depicting Typhoon Scenarios after Anniversary: An artist puts finishing touches of a mural depicting various situations when typhoon Haiyan ravaged Tacloban and other central Philippine provinces last year on Friday. Various activities are lined up on Nov. 8 to commemorate the first year anniversary of massive typhoon Haiyan that ravaged Leyte, Eastern Samar and other provinces in central Philippines, killing thousands of people in Leyte alone and left a wide swath of destruction.

NEPAL — Bird Food Vender Waits for Customers Near Holy Site: A Nepalese bird food vendor counts money while he awaits customers near the Boudhanath stupa, in Katmandu, Nepal, on Monday. Boudhanath stupa, is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in the country, surrounded by prayer wheels and decorated with colorful streams of flitting prayer flags.

SPAIN — Man Holds Drawing of Ballot Ahead of Informal Poll: Businessman Emilio Busquets walks past two police officers patrolling the street, as he holds a drawing of a ballot box to decorate his shop ahead of voting on an informal poll, scheduled for next Sunday, in Girona, Spain, on Saturday. The pro-independence regional government of Catalonia stages a symbolic poll on secession in a show of determination and defiance after the Constitutional Court suspended its plans to hold an official independence referendum following a legal challenge by the Spanish government.

SOUTH KOREA — Mothers Pray During Service for Children’s Success: Mothers pray during a special service for their children’s success in the upcoming college entrance exam at Bongeun Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday. About 600,000 high school seniors and graduates across the country are expected to take the College Scholastic Ability Test on Nov. 13.

GERMANY — Abandoned Places: Former NSA Listening Station — In this Oct. 16 photo, the ruin of a vandalized, golf ball-shaped cover for antennas of the abandoned former listening station of the United States National Security Agency, at the Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain) is reflected in a puddle in Berlin. The listening station, which was active until the early ’90s, is now used by graffiti artists and can be visited only with guided tours.

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