Wednesday Dec. 10: Our World In Pictures
NEW YORK CITY — 87 Humpback Sightings Near City in 2014: In this June 2014 photo provided by Gotham Whale, a humpback whale breaks through the surface of the Atlantic Ocean just off a beach on the Rockaway peninsula near New York City. Humpbacks have been approaching the city in greater numbers than in many years; there were 87 sightings in nearby waters from a whale-watching boat in 2014.
CALIFORNIA — Members Look for Nameplates at Memorial Tree Lighting: Community members look for the nameplates of their loved ones on Tuesday at Myers Funeral Service and Crematory in Porterville, Calif., during the 20th year of the memorial tree lighting.
BROOKLYN — Elected Officials Attend P.S. 10 Breakfast: Elected officials visited P.S. 10 on Tuesday for a breakfast, where the students sang global songs and the officials had a chance to speak to the parents, staff and children of the school. Shown from left in back row: Councilmember Brad Lander, Principal Laura Scott and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams pose for a photo with kids from P.S. 10.
ATHENS — Orphaned Seal Saved, in Intensive Treatment Program: Andrianna a one-month-old female Mediterranean monk seal is wiped with towel after swimming at the Attica Zoological Park in Spata, eastern Athens, on Wednesday. The orphaned seal, was found four weeks ago by local residents on the Aegean Island of Skopelos, central Greece. Its veterinary condition was critical. The pup is currently in an intensive treatment program.
PAKISTAN — 8-Year-Old Weaves Carpet in Slum: In this Nov. 20 photo, Pakistan’s 8-year-old Fizza weaves carpet in Karachi slums in Pakistan. Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai’s struggle for girls to be educated in a deeply conservative society led to a shooting by the Taliban two years ago. Malala and Kailash Satyarthi of India have received the Nobel Peace Prize for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights.
KENYA — Man Pets White Rhino; Species “Doomed” to Extinction: In this photo taken on Dec. 1, keeper Mohamed Doyo leans over to pet female northern white rhino Najin in her pen where she is being kept for observation at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The keepers of three of the last six northern white rhinos on Earth said on Wednesday that it is highly unlikely the three will ever reproduce naturally, with recent medical examinations of them showing the species is doomed to extinction, unless science can help.
NEW YORK — Brooklynite Raps “Brooklyn Boy” for Royal Couple: Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, greets Steven Prescod, 22, of Brooklyn, during a visit to The Door on Tuesday. The Door provides services to disadvantaged young people. Prescod performed an autobiographical spoken word piece called “Brooklyn Boy” for the royal couple.
GUINEA — Child Grabs Food from Woman in Village: In this photo taken on Sunday, a child grabs food from a woman in the Guinean village of Meliandou, some 400 miles south-east of Conakry, Guinea, believed to be Ebola’s ground zero. The official theory is that somehow the virus was transmitted from fruit bats to humans and spread through the region plagued with bad roads, dense population, and a problematic health care system along a porous borders that people used to cross regularly — before the outbreak — whether to join family or engage in trade.
PENNSYLVANIA — Students Place Wreaths on Soldiers’ Graves: In this photo taken on Friday, Deborah Yargar-Reed, center, instructs her third grade students from Biglerville Elementary School how to properly place wreaths on graves at Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa. In its ninth year, nearly 2,000 wreaths were laid by the Sgt. Mac Foundation, in memory of Gettysburg native Marine Sergeant Eric McColley, who died in service in 2006.
PHILIPPINES — Children Sift Through Debris Following Fire: Children sift through the debris on Wednesday following an overnight fire at an informal settlers’ community of Tonsuya in Malabon city, north of Manila, Philippines. The fire razed more than 200 houses and affected close to a thousand people. Fire officials said five people were injured and currently investigating its cause.
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