Tuesday March 1, Our World In Pictures
NEW YORK — Teacher Promotes Sport: Ice climber Don Mellor climbs Pitchoff Quarry in Keene on Feb. 10. Mellor began ice climbing in the make-your-own tools era and has since introduced the sport to generations of students at a Lake Placid prep school where he is a teacher and counselor. He wrote the book, literally, on ice climbing in this rugged region.
SOUTH KOREA — Country Celebrates Independence: A woman wearing a traditional “Hanbok” walks by national flags hanging on a tree to celebrate the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Seoul on Tuesday.
PAKISTAN — Mourners Follow Ambulance: Thousands of people move with an ambulance carrying the body of police officer Mumtaz Qadri, the convicted killer of a former governor, during funeral prayers in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of citizens converged Tuesday to attend the funeral of Qadri, who was executed Monday for assassinating the secular governor in 2011 over accusations of blasphemy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pres. Presents Medal: President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Monday. U.S. Navy. Senior Chief Byers received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian being held hostage in Afghanistan on December 8-9, 2012.
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