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Tuesday Dec. 16: Our World In Pictures

December 16, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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PAKISTAN — Mourners Carry Casket of School Attack Victim: People carry the casket of a victim of a Taliban attack at a school, after receiving it from a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday. Taliban gunmen stormed a military school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing and wounding dozens, officials said, in the latest militant violence to hit the already troubled region.

NEW DELHI — Dalai Lama Prays During Death Anniversary of Tibetan Saint: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama prays during Ganden Ngachoe, the death anniversary of 14th Century Tibetan Saint-Scholar Lama Tsongkhapa, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday. Lama Tsongkhapa was the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.

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AUSTRALIA — Girl Lays Flowers on Memorial for Killed Sydney Hostages: A girl lays flowers in a makeshift memorial near the site where a gunman held hostages for 16 hours at a popular Sydney cafe, Australia, on Tuesday. The siege ended early Tuesday with a barrage of gunfire that left two hostages and the Iranian-born gunman dead, and a nation that has long prided itself on its peace rocked to its core.

NEW YORK — Protesters Rally Outside Mayor’s House: Protesters chant as they rally outside Gracie Mansion as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts the annual holiday party on Monday in New York.

TBILISI — Priest Blesses Servicemen During Farewell Ceremony: Georgian Orthodox priest blesses servicemen during a farewell ceremony at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi, Tuesday. According to Georgia’s Defense Ministry, servicemen depart to change with another Georgian unit as a part of the NATO military operation in Afghanistan.

TURKEY — Cheering Fans Gather Near Fire Outside of Courthouse During Trial: Cheering fans of Besiktas, leading Turkish soccer team, gather around a fire outside a courthouse as a trial of dozens of football fans continue in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday. Besiktas fans are accused of an attempted coup because they took part in last year’s mass protests against government’s plans to redevelop Gezi Park adjacent to Istanbul’s main Taksim Square. The trial is seen as the latest example of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on dissent.

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