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Thursday Jan. 21, Our World In Pictures

January 21, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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PAKISTAN — Country Mourns After Attacks: Villagers offer prayers during the funeral of a victim who was killed in an attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Thursday. The country observed a day of mourning Thursday after a deadly attack by Islamic militants who stormed a northwestern university the day before, gunning down students and teachers and spreading terror before the four gunmen were slain by the military.

MALAYSIA — Lanterns Decorate Hall: A man is silhouetted against traditional Chinese lanterns ahead of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. The Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 8 this year, marks the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar.

SRI LANKA — Dancers Perform at Festival: Fireball dancers perform during the inauguration of the annual ‘Duruthu Perahera’ festival at Kelani Buddhist temple in the outskirts of Colombo on Wednesday. The festival is held to commemorate Buddha’s first visit to the country about 2,500 years ago. It is widely believed that Buddha visited the island nation on three occasions, spreading his doctrine that is the foundation of Buddhism, one of the world’s major faiths.

BAY RIDGE — Clouds Make Way for Sun: The sun shines through a hole in the clouds on an otherwise gloomy day in the borough.


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