Wednesday Dec. 3: Our World In Pictures
SPAIN — Housing Rights Activists Watch as Neighbor’s Eviction is Postponed: Melchorita Garcia, second right, who is at risk of being evicted from her home cries as she and other housing right activists watch how Jose Antonio Giraldo Zacarias’s eviction is postponed in Madrid, Spain, on Dec. 2. Giraldo Zacarias lives with his 12 year old son in an apartment from City Hall Housing and Land Company (EMVS) and he accumulated a large debt as he and his ex-wife could not afford to pay rent as he lost his job. The state company sold the apartment to an investor group who is now demanding their eviction. EMVS is a state company with an aim to give housing solutions for people in need. The eviction was postponed till Feb. 9, 2015.
PERU — Tourist Guides Wait for Customers; Higher Alpine Temps Killing Plant, Animal Species: Tourist guides wait for customers in the Chinamacocha lake in the Huascaran National Park in Huaraz, Peru, on Tuesday. The Yanapaccha glacier is seen the the background. Glaciers have lost more one-fifth of their mass in just three decades, and the 70 percent Peru’s 30 million people who inhabit the country’s Pacific coastal desert, depend on glacial runoff for hydropower and to irrigate crops, meaning their electricity and long-term food security could also be in peril. Higher alpine temperatures are killing off plant and animal species in cloud forests and scientists predict Pacific fisheries will suffer.
TENNESSEE — Two School Buses Collided on Highway; At Least 20 Injured: Authorities work the scene of an accident involving two school buses in Knoxville, Tenn., on Tuesday. Two school buses have collided on a Tennessee highway, injuring at least 20 people. Darrell DeBusk, a Knoxville police spokesman, says three people who were most seriously injured were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. At least 17 additional students were being transported to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital with minor injuries. There was no immediate word on what caused the crash or the exact condition of those who were injured.
PENNSYLVANIA — “The Nutcracker” Performances Mark Holiday Season: A mouse overpowers the soldiers during the battle scene of “The Nutcracker” on Tuesday in Pottsville, Pa.
PHILIPPINES — Worker Take Break From Painting Christmas Trees: A Filipino worker takes a break from painting Christmas trees that are being sold from about $7 to $18 each as people begin shopping for holiday season decorations at the outskirts of Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday. Christmas is one of the most important holidays in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation.
NORTH DAKOTA — Obama Announces Initiative to Improve Conditions for American Indian Youth: In this June 13 file photo, President Barack Obama and Chair of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe David Archambault II, left, watch dancers during a visit to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, N.D., Obama on Wednesday announced an initiative to improve conditions and opportunities for American Indian youth, more than one-third of whom live in poverty.
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