Tuesday March 3, Our World In Pictures
CHINA — Band Rehearses Before Opening Session of Political Conference: A Chinese military band rehearses before the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on Tuesday. The more than 2,000 members of China’s top legislative advisory body convened their annual meeting Tuesday, kicking off a political high season that will continue with the opening of the national congress later in the week.
CHILE — Villarrica Volcano Erupts: The Villarrica volcano erupts near Pucon early Tuesday. The volcano erupted Tuesday around 3 a.m. local time, according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations.
MASSACHUSETTS — Ice Swept Away on Track: Williston Northampton School grounds manager Joe Zewinski clears a season’s worth of snow from the track at Galbraith Field in Easthampton on Monday. Zewinski says the process takes more than one day and involves several steps to remove the snow from the infield and deposit it outside the track oval.
INDIA — Hindu Widows Play with Colored Powder During Holi Celebrations: Indian Hindu widows and others play with colored powder as part of Holi celebrations at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan on Tuesday. The widows, many of whom at times have lived desperate lives in the streets of the temple town, celebrated the Hindu festival of colors at the ashram.
SOUTH AFRICA — Children Swim as Fire Burns on Outskirts of City: Children swim as the remainder of a fire, rear, burn’s out at Hout Bay on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town on Tuesday. South African fire fighters say they are battling to control wildfires that have burned homes in Cape Town’s southern peninsula.
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