Tuesday Dec. 1, Our World In Pictures
MISSOURI — Students Demand Rights: Rev. Molly Housh Gordon of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Columbia, left, address about 250 people Monday in front of Jesse Hall on the campus of the University of Missouri Columbia following a demonstration at the Speaker’s Circle. The group called for the university to reinstate contracts with Planned Parenthood of Kansas and mid-Missouri.
OHIO — Christmas Tree Season Arrives: Seasonal worker Michael Biltro holds down a load of freshly cut Christmas trees as they are transported to a prep area at the John T Nieman Nursery, on Saturday in Hamilton. The fourth generation family farm is home to 60,000 trees that require regular maintenance throughout the year. The family began planting cut-your-own trees in 1987.
NEPAL — Families Brace for Disease Possibilities: Anjana Shrestha, 28, holds her 19-month-old daughter at a temporary shelter at the Chuchhepati Camp, where she has been living since the earthquake in April, on Tuesday. Child rights groups warned that shortages of fuel, medicine and other supplies in the country due to a border blockade with India are putting millions of children at the risk of disease and even death. More than 200,000 families affected by the tremors are still living in temporary shelters, at an altitude above 1,500 meters, where weather conditions will be harshest this winter, a UNICEF statement said.
BEIRUT — Prisoner Swap Reunites Families: A policeman who was kidnapped by Nusra Front waves as he carried by his relatives upon his arrival at the government palace on Tuesday. The Nusra Front, Syria’s al-Qaeda branch, on Tuesday released a group of Lebanese troops held captive for over a year as part of a Qatar-brokered swap that involved Lebanon setting free at least 11 prisoners wanted by the militants, including a former wife of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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