Friday Dec. 11, Our World In Pictures
RIO DE JANEIRO — Women Inmates Celebrate Holiday: Prisoners perform during a Christmas decorating contest inside the Nelson Hungria prison on Thursday. Prison director Ana Gabriela Rosa Maia says the event, now in its sixth year, helped turn the penitentiary around.
WASHINGTON — Tornado Takes Town: Battle Ground resident Bela Morgan reacts to seeing damage and debris from a tornado while viewing the aftermath with her family on Thursday.
KENTUCKY — Male Forces Displeased: In this Sept. 18, 2012 photo, female soldiers train on a firing range in Fort Campbell. Members of the U.S. special operations forces say that allowing women to serve in Navy SEAL, Army Delta or other commando units could hurt their effectiveness, lower the standards and drive men away from the jobs. The troops told a Rand Corp. survey that they believe women don’t have the physical strength or mental toughness to do the grueling jobs. And their message to political leaders is that when they are fighting in the shadows or bleeding on the battlefield, women have no place on their teams.
NEW ORLEANS — Symbols Cause Unrest: An unidentified participant holds a sign during a rally led by the Take ’em Down Coalition as Allen Branch, with a group calling themselves Confederate Veterans Lives Matter, holds Confederate flags nearby in front of City Hall on Thursday. City Hall became the scene of competing opinions over the removal of prominent Confederate monuments along some of the city’s busiest thoroughfares.
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