Monday Nov. 17: Our World In Pictures
SPAIN — Fire Bull Charges After Revealer: A fire bull runs after a revealer during the “Toro de Jubilo” Fire Bull Festival in Medinaceli, Spain, on Sunday. The Fire bull Festival “Toro de Jubilo” that takes place in the main square of Medinaceli is an ancient tradition from the Bronze Age. During the event a bull is tied to a pylon and flammable balls attached to the bull’s horns are set on fire before the animal released. Revelers dodge the bull when it comes close until the flammable material is consumed. The bull is covered with a thick layer of mud on the back and face to protect it from burns.
NEW YORK — Clowns Prepare for Thanksgiving Day Parade Auditions: Big Apple Circus clown Julie Pasqual, left, volunteers, and Macy’s employees pass a dromedary backstage at The Big Apple Circus, during “Clown U.” in New York’s Lincoln Center, on Saturday. A one-day training session was held for people who want to be among the thousand or so clowns in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
NICARAGUA — Residents, Tourists Return Beached Whale to Ocean: Residents and tourists gather around a whale as they try to return it to the ocean from Popoyo beach in Rivas, Nicaragua, on Friday. They were unable to help the beached whale discovered Friday morning.
GUINEA — Residents Gather at Ebola Treatment Center Inauguration: Residents watch a French delegation led by Annick Girardin, the French development secretary, as they inaugurate the Macenta Ebola treatment center in Macenta, Guinea Conakry, on Friday. Girardin, who is on a three-day visit to the Ebola-stricken country, officially opened the Macenta Ebola treatment center, built by Medecins Sans Frontieres and the French Red Cross and financed by France at a cost of 11 million euro (14 million U.S. dollars).
AFGHANISTAN — Security Forces Inspect Site of Suicide Attack: Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. A suicide bomber tried to assassinate Shukria Barakzai, a prominent female member of Afghanistan’s parliament on Sunday, killing several people and wounding the lawmaker, a senior official said. Barakzai was slightly wounded in the attack on her vehicle as she was heading to parliament, said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi.
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