Monday March 23, Our World In Pictures
PENNSYLVANIA — Students Demonstrate Against Rape Culture: Students and others demonstrate on the Penn State campus in support of women on March 20 in State College. Police are investigating allegations Kappa Delta Rho fraternity members used two secret Facebook pages to post photos of nude females, some of whom appeared to be sleeping or passed out, as well as posts relating to hazing or drug deals.
TEXAS — Color-Run Participants Color Themselves After Dash: Participants throw non-toxic food-grade cornstarch and coloring as the final color explosion following the Color Dash 5K fun-run event on Sunday at the Comanche Trails Park in Odessa. The organization picks a local charity to work with in the town, and the Odessa YMCA received over $5,000 from the event.
NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin Blows Out Birthday Candles: Aretha Franklin blows out the candles on her birthday cake accompanied by, from left to right, Attorney General Eric Holder, Tamron Hall and Clive Davis during Aretha’s annual birthday bash at The Ritz Carlton on Sunday.
TURKEY — Man Jumps Over Nowruz Fire: A masked supporter of imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan jumps over a Nowruz fire during the Nowruz celebrations in Istanbul on Sunday. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for “new year,” is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. Ocalan on Saturday renewed a call for his fighters to end their armed struggle against Turkey as part of efforts toward a peaceful resolution of a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands of people.
NEPAL — Yaks Make Their Way to Mount Everest’s Base Camp: Yaks move toward Mount Everest’s base camp ferrying supplies as the three-month climbing for the world’s tallest mountain begins in March, near Gorakshep on Saturday. Nepal has cleared more than 300 mountaineers to climb Mount Everest after they had to abandon last year’s efforts when an ice avalanche killed 16 guides in the mountain’s deadliest disaster, an official said Friday.
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