Thursday Aug. 20, Our World In Pictures

August 20, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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PARIS — Everyone Gets a Vacation: Children and volunteers take in the sun at the Eiffel Tower during Vacation for Everyone Day on Wednesday. The charity Secours Populaire brought children from dozens of different countries, including those living through war, poverty or natural disasters, to join kids from France for a day of summer fun, allowing even those with limited means to take a vacation at the height of the holiday season.

WASHINGTON — Plane Attempts to Calm Fire: An air tanker drops red fire retardant on a wildfire near Twisp on Wednesday. Authorities on Wednesday afternoon urged people in the town to evacuate because of a fast-moving wildfire.

INDIA — Elephant Strays from Herd: Commuters stop their vehicles and watch a wild male elephant, who got separated from his herd, cross a highway on the outskirts of Gauhati on Thursday. The herd was coming down from a nearby hill of Meghalaya. As the pressure of population pushes human habitation closer to forests, incidents of wild animals straying into cities is increasingly reported.

GREECE — Girl Observes Migrant Mob: A young tourist rides a bicycle in front of police officers as they block Pakistani migrants waiting to be registered at a police station on the island of Kos on Wednesday. More than 130,000 migrants have reached the country so far in 2015, straining its resources.


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