Friday March 13, Our World In Pictures
MEXICO CITY — Wild Horse Escapes Charro’s Lasso: In this March 1 photo, a wild horse escapes a charro’s lasso during the heeling event, in which a charro must catch the horse’s back legs with his rope, at a charreada in Mexico City. National Charros Association President Manuel Basurto Rojas said the animals used for the events are treated and fed well “so that they can withstand.” While the Mexican government has recently enacted legislation to ban the use of animals in circuses, similar pressure has not been put on charreria. “Nothing has happened because we have a rule book on how to treat the animals,” said Basurto.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Candlelight Vigil Held for Shot Officers: People take part in a candlelight vigil Thursday in Ferguson, Mo. Two police officers were shot early Thursday morning in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest following the resignation of the city’s police chief in the wake of a U.S. Justice Department report.
SOUTH CAROLINA — Rare Leatherback Sea Turtle Makes Its Way into Ocean: Yawkey, a rare leatherback sea turtle, moves off the beach at the Isle of Palms on Thursday. The turtle was being returned to the Atlantic Ocean after it was treated for five days at the South Carolina Aquarium. Yawkey, who was found on March 7 in Georgetown County, S.C, is the first leatherback turtle known to have stranded alive in the state.
LONDON — Official Participates in Commemoration Service: An official exits St Paul’s Cathedral, in central London, following a service of commemoration to pay tribute to members of the British armed forces past and present who served on operations in Afghanistan on Friday.
UKRAINE — Pro-Russian Rebel Rests at Frontline: A pro-Russian rebel rests at the frontline in a village not far from Luhasnk on Thursday. Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine’s Luhansk region are taking advantage of the ongoing cease-fire, enjoying a lull in hostilities but fighters on the front line speak of sporadic fighting with Ukrainian government troops.
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