Friday April 1, Our World In Pictures
PARIS — Reform Is Fought Ferociously: Demonstrators face riot police officers during a protest on Thursday. Tens of thousands of workers and youths took to the streets of the country to protest, sometimes violently, a government reform meant to make it easier to hire and fire employees and to relax the country’s strict 35-hour workweek. As train drivers, teachers and others went on strike, student organizations and seven employee unions combined to condemn the Socialist government’s bill, which they argue will badly erode hard-won worker protections.
IRAQ — Flowers Mark Spot: Members of security forces place flowers at the site where the tent of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr was, inside the heavily guarded Green Zone, in Baghdad on Friday.
BELGIUM — Memorial Site Grows: A man looks at a memorial site for the victims of the Brussels attacks at the Place de la Bourse on Friday. The Brussels city archive recently started collecting messages and drawings to protect and preserve them.
KASHMIR — Women Pray on Anniversary: Muslim women devotees pray as a head priest displays a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, during special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar on Friday.
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