Thursday Sept. 24, Our World In Pictures
PROSPECT PARK — Community Runs for Kids: Thousands of New Yorkers partook in the 11th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City Race for the Kids — part of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play — on Sept. 19. The USATF-certified 5k run/walk raised more than $500,000, which will help provide one-to-one mentoring relationships for young people across the five boroughs who need caring adult role models in their lives.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — Masses Take Communion: Worshipers line up for Communion during a Mass by Pope Francis for the canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday.
BOSNIA — Woman Prepares for Holiday: A Muslim woman knits in front of her house as she waits for family members to arrive for lunch to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, in the remote mountain village of Lukomir on Thursday. Muslims will slaughter cattle later, with the beef and meat distributed to the needy for the holiday, which honors the prophet Abraham for preparing to sacrifice his son on the order of God, who was testing his faith.
SAUDI ARABIA — Pilgrimage Begins: Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims make their way to cast stones at a pillar symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called “Jamarat,” the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca on Thursday. Saudi Arabia’s civil defense directorate says at least 150 people have been killed in a stampede at the annual hajj pilgrimage.
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