Thursday Dec. 18: Our World In Pictures
BRAZIL — Santa Claus Zip Lines Down Mountain: A man dressed as Santa Claus zip lines away from Sugar Loaf mountain after riding on top of a cable car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday. The cable car company surprised tourists with a visit from Santa to celebrate Christmas.
RUSSIA — Police Officers Detain Protesters Before Putin News Conference: Russian police officers detain protesters who were going planning on asking Vladimir Putin their own questions at today’s news conference, in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday. The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at his annual press conference, he also said Ukraine must remain one political entity, voicing hope that the crisis could be solved through peace talks.
OREGON — Hikers Travel Along Pacific Crest Trail: In this July 21 photo, hikers make their way along the Pacific Crest Trail near Bend, Ore., with Mount Washington in the background. The popularity of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” has led to increased awareness and use of the trail that runs from Canada to Mexico through Washington, Oregon and California.
LOS ANGELES — Sony Cancels All Release Plans for “The Interview”: In this Dec. 17 file photo, a banner for “The Interview” is posted outside Arclight Cinemas in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Sony Corporation’s miseries with its television and smartphone businesses were bad enough. Now its American movie division, a trophy asset, is facing tens of millions of dollars in losses from leaks by hackers that attacked the company over the movie that spoofs an assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony Pictures canceled all release plans for the film at the heart of the attack.
BROOKLYN — Legal Community Members March to Protest Failure of Criminal Justice System: Public defenders and members of the legal community march in Brooklyn on Wednesday to protest what they say is the failure of criminal justice system to hold anyone accountable by recent police involved deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Akai Gurley.
PENNSYLVANIA — Steamtown Specialist Makes a Adjustments on Engine: Steamtown National Historic Site Preservation Specialist Bruce Mowbray of Springville, Pa., makes adjustments on the Baldwin 26 steam engine during a full test firing of the steam engine as it is rehabbed back into use at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pa., on Wednesday.
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