Tuesday Aug. 18, Our World In Pictures
ITALY — Famous Horse Race Commences: Riders compete during the ancient Palio of Siena, the famous break-neck bareback horse race, in Siena on Monday.
BANGKOK — Memorial is Made for Victims: A woman lights a candle for the victims near the Erawan Shrine at the Rajprasong intersection on Tuesday, the day after an explosion in the city. The country’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha called Monday’s explosion at the busy intersection “the worst incident that has ever happened in Thailand,” and promised to track down those responsible.
BANGLADESH — Blogger Murder Suspects Captured: Rapid Action Battalion personnel (in black) present before the media suspected members of a banned Islamic militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team: Touhidur Rahman, second left, Sadek Ali, center, and Aminul Mollick, second right, in Dhaka. An anti-crime agency said Tuesday that they have arrested three men, including British citizen Rahman, for their involvement in the murders of two secular bloggers.
MAINE — Boaters Catch Pink Sunrise: A lobster boat heads out to sea at sunrise, off Kennebunkport on Monday. Fishermen in northern New England have been catching record numbers of lobsters, but south of Cape Cod the lobster population has plummeted to the lowest level ever seen in a northward shift that scientists attribute in large part to the warming of the ocean. Fishermen have landed more than 100 million pounds of lobster for four years in a row, by far the highest four-year haul in the state’s history.
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