Wednesday Nov. 12: Our World In Pictures
CUBA — Dancer Practices at Havana Ballet House for Festival: In this Oct. 29 photo, Cuban dancer Javier Torres practices at the National Cuban Ballet dance house in Havana, Cuba. Torres, a star dancer with the Northern Ballet of Great Britain, said the spirit of their homeland shapes their art no matter how far they travel. “We are Cubans and we carry the Cuban interpretation of ballet — what we have learned here,” he said. Torres was among a dozen Cuban dancers who returned to the island to be part of the 24th International Ballet Festival of Havana.
TURKEY-SYRIA — Refugee Children Peer From Behind Tent: Syrian Kurdish refugee children from the Kobani area look out from a tent at a camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border 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.
RAMALLAH —Palestinian Holds Damaged Quran Following Attack at Village: A Palestinian shows a damaged Quran, Islam’s holy book, in a mosque following an attack in the West Bank village of Mughayer, north of Ramallah on Wednesday. An attack against a mosque in a West Bank village early on Wednesday ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor, the village’s mayor said, blaming Jewish settlers for the attack.
CHINA — Children Arrive at Rehearsal for Obama Welcoming Ceremony: Chinese children arrive for a rehearsal for a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Barack Obama at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday.
NEBRASKA — Man Assists Car Stuck on Icy Road: A good Samaritan helps push a car stuck on an icy road in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday. The Midwest is experiencing the first icy touch of arctic air after a storm has moved into the region packing high winds, light snow and ice. Other regions and the East are expecting a dose later in the week, with temperatures forecast as much as 40 degrees below average.
GERMANY — Carnival Attendees Celebrate Traditional Kickoff on Nov. 11 at 11:11: Fools dressed in colorful costumes celebrate in the streets of downtown Duesseldorf, Germany, after the symbolic awakening of carnival on Tuesday. Nov. 11, 11:11 o’clock is the traditional start of the carnival season in Germany that ends with the street carnival parades on Rose Monday.
SCOTLAND — Starlings Gather Near Gretna: In this Nov. 6 file photo, a murmuration of starlings put on a display near the town of Gretna, Scotland. The starlings visit the area twice a year in the months of February and November.
NEW YORK — Brooklynite Waves at Veterans Day Parade: Maggie Morth holds a 1942 picture of her father Henry Morth as she waves to West Point military cadets marching in the Veterans Day parade on Tuesday in New York. Morth, who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., said the photo was made of her father before he went off to World War II from North Dakota where she grew up. “I like to bring dad to the parade. [The photo] seems to have a powerful connection with marchers,” said Morth.
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