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Thursday Dec. 17, Our World In Pictures

December 17, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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INDONESIA — Santas Go Surfing: Surf instructors dressed as Santa Claus teach children how to surf at Kuta beach in Bali on Thursday.

CUBA — Man Crawls to Shrine: A man crawls as self-imposed penance during a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Lazarus in El Rincon on Wednesday. Lazarus is also identified as the Yoruba deity Babalu Aye — the protector of the sick who took upon himself all the illnesses of his people to save them.

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ALBANIA — Mask-Wearer Opposes Govt.: An opposition Democratic Party supporter wears a mask during a rally in front of the Parliament building in Tirana on Thursday to protest against the government’s links to crime, corruption and taking the country into poverty.

HAITI — Elections in Peril: Lindor Kerby, a Radio Tele Timoun journalist, is helped by demonstrators after UN Peacekeepers from Brazil fired teargas during a protest against the country’s electoral council, to mark the 25th anniversary of first democratic election in 1990 in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday. Disputed election results have brought a renewed surge of paralyzing street protests and many broad accusations of electoral fraud from civil society and opposition groups, that it is not clear whether a Dec. 27 presidential runoff between the top two finishers can take place as scheduled.

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