Wednesday July 5, Our World in Pictures
CANADA — Rainbow Fills Sky: Two men fish under a rainbow in Portsmouth Harbour in Ontario on Monday.
GUATEMALA — Prison Riot Breaks Out: Young men who were serving time inside the Juvenile Correctional Center Gaviotas when a riot broke out the previous day stand inside a shared cell inside a courtroom where a judge will read the charges against them in Guatemala City on Tuesday. Monday’s riot began when two inmates were found dead, hanging in an apparent suicide, according to authorities. Apart from the two dead, 10 inmates were reported to have escaped from the center, of whom six were recaptured.
THAILAND — Preparing for Lent: Workers remove a Buddha statue at a shop in Bangkok on Tuesday in preparation for the upcoming Buddhist Lent. Buddhist monks return to their monasteries to study the teachings of Lord Buddha during the three-month-long Buddhist Lent, which starts on July 9.
ECUADOR — President Promotes National Dialogue: Indigenous leaders march to the government palace to meet with President Lenin Moreno in Quito on Tuesday. Moreno is calling for a national dialogue with all sectors of the country, including business leaders, opposition politicians and union leaders.
DUMBO — Fighting a Fire: As fun-seekers poured into DUMBO hoping to get a good seat for the Macy’s fireworks display at roughly 6 p.m. on Tuesday, firefighters from Brooklyn’s Ladder Company 118 scaled a six-story loft building at 57 Jay St. to extinguish a fire reported on a lower floor. A crowd gathered on the sidewalk below to watch the firefighters, with air cylinders strapped to their backs, climb to a dizzying height, and then swing off the ladder onto the roof at the top. Afterwards, members of the company lined up to feed the hoses back onto the truck. See brooklyneagle.com for more details.
INDIA — Residents Face Floods: A boy on a makeshift banana raft crosses flood waters as another boy paddles a boat in Burgaon on Wednesday. Heavy rains since the start of India’s monsoon season have triggered floods and landslides in parts of the remote northeastern region, causing at least 20 deaths, authorities said Wednesday.
MISSOURI – Scattered Fireworks: People watch scattered Fourth of July fireworks displays Tuesday, from the vantage point of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo.
GERMANY – Army of Clay Soldiers: A woman crosses the street in front of the approaching performance ‘1000 GESTALTEN’ with hundreds of people painted like clay figures moving slowly and silently through the streets of Hamburg to protest against the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Wednesday.
NEW YORK – Crime Scene: Numbers mark a crime scene near the site where a police officer was fatally shot in the Bronx section of New York, Wednesday. Police said other officers shot and killed the suspect after he drew a revolver on them.
FRANCE – Yellow Jersey Through the Trees: Britain’s Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in the pack during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160.5 kilometers (99.7 miles) with start in Vittel and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Wednesday.
ATLANTA – Winning Collapse: Leonard Korir collapses after winning the 48th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race with an unofficial time of 28:16 on Tuesday in Atlanta.
IRAQ – Continuing Advance: Fleeing Iraqi civilians walk past the heavily damaged al-Nuri mosque as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday. As Iraqi forces continued to advance on the last few hundred square kilometers of Mosul held by the Islamic State group, the country’s Prime Minister said Tuesday the gains show Iraqis reject terrorism.
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