Thursday Aug. 27, Our World In Pictures
VIRGINIA — Co-workers Cope With Tragic On-Air Shooting: Danielle Staub, WDBJ’s Danville bureau chief, reports live from outside the station’s studios recalling her memories of two co-workers who were fatally shot on Wednesday in Roanoke. “I’m not doing it because it’s my job, honestly, I’m doing it for them,” Staub said after going off the air. “They loved this business so much.”
SPAIN — Water Before Tomatoes: Revelers are sprayed with water from the balconies during the Cipotegato festival in Tarazona on Thursday. Thousands of people gather every year in the city’s main square waiting to throw tomatoes to the Cipotegato character, which represents a prisoner from the local jail that was given the chance to escape to freedom after crossing through a crowded village centuries ago.
ISRAEL — Women Fight for Village: Two Bedouin women walk on a hill top after a protest against a plan to uproot the village of Umm Al-Hiran in the Negev desert on Thursday. The country’s government plans to uproot the nearly 60-year-old village, a dusty hill of ramshackle dwellings without proper electricity or water hookups, and in its place build “Hiran,” a new Jewish community.
SOUTH AFRICA — A Species in Danger: A Penguin runs out of the ocean after swimming with other penguins at Boulders Beach, a popular tourist destination in Simon’s Town, on Thursday. The penguins on the country’s west coast are a big tourist attraction, but their numbers have declined and scientists are still debating whether fishing has helped push the species to the brink of extinction.
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