Thursday Oct. 22, Our World In Pictures
VENEZUELA — Winner Is Crowned: Argenis Gonzalez, 24, is crowned Miss Gay Venezuela by last year’s winner Sandro Porras in Caracas on Oct. 18. The jeweled crown was designed by Gorge Wittels, who also designs the crowns for Miss Venezuela. When not dressed as a woman, Gonzalez, a social media coordinator, goes by the name Manuel.
PANAMA — Festivalgoer Carries Statue: A pilgrim carries a replica of the statue of the Black Christ at the San Felipe Church in Portobelo on Wednesday. Thousands of faithful make an annual pilgrimage, some walking or crawling for days, to pray to the statue and bring small medals with which to ask for miracles during the festival of the Cristo Negro or Black Christ.
GREECE — Migrants Huddle for Warmth: Migrants covered with thermal blankets try to light a fire in the Skala Sikaminias village on Thursday. More than 500,000 people have arrived so far this year on the country’s eastern islands, paying smugglers to ferry them across from nearby Turkey.
NORTH KOREA — Family Says Goodbyes: South Korean Lee Jeong-suk, 68, bottom, holds hands with her North Korean father Ri Hung Jong, 88, on a bus as they bid farewell after the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain Resort on Thursday. Hundreds of elderly Koreans are weeping and embracing as they part — perhaps for good — after briefly reuniting for the first time in more than 60 years.
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