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Friday July 7, Our World in Pictures

July 7, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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GERMANY — Citizens Protest Summit: In this Thursday photo, a protestor throws wood onto a fire during demonstrations against the G-20 summit in Hamburg. The heads of the governments of the G-20 group of countries met on July 7-8.

IRAQ — The Fight Against IS Continues: Iraqi Special Forces gather at the frontline after calling for an airstrip as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul on Friday.

JAPAN — City Holds Morning Glory Festival: A vendor shows pots of morning glories to visitors at the Iriya Asagao Matsuri, or the Morning Glory Festival, on Friday in Tokyo. Many different kinds of morning glories were put on sale in the three-day traditional early summer fair, which ended on July 8.

FRANCE — Spectators Attend Race: In this Friday photo, two girls watch riders as they line up for the start of the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 132.7 miles. The seventh stage began in Troyes and finished in Nuits-Saint-Georges.

WILLIAMSBURG — Church Celebrates Feast: The Giglio belonging to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino Di Nola is 72 feet high and weighs four tons. It sits on the corner of North 9th Street and Withers Street, awaiting the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola, during which 150 men will carrying it through the streets of Williamsburg in a Giglio “dance” while priests and band members ride atop. The celebration commemorates the return of Bishop Paolino from Moorish captivity. The feast began on July 5 and runs to July 16 at 275 North 8th St.

NORTH KOREA — Test Launch Causes Worry: Soldiers watch fireworks in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on Thursday to celebrate the test launch of North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missile two days earlier. The North’s ICBM launch, its most successful missile test to date, has stoked security worries in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo as it showed the country could eventually perfect a reliable nuclear missile capable of reaching anywhere in the U.S. Analysts say the “Hwasong 14” missile, tested Tuesday, could reach Alaska if launched at a normal trajectory.

AUSTRALIA — Zoo Cares for Rescued Turtles: Baby flatback sea turtles are fed at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium in Sydney on Friday. A uniquely Australian and vulnerable species, the tiny turtles were rescued after being trapped in their nest and will be released back into the wild after in early 2018.

SWITZERLAND — Athletes Race: Justin Gatlin, center, from the United States, competes in the men’s 100m race at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne on Thursday.

BROOKLYN BRIDGE — Campgoers March: Hundreds of girls from Camp Simcha, a Jewish camp in Sullivan County for kids who are suffering from cancer or other serious illnesses, took part in a “March of Hope” across the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday evening. They started off on the Brooklyn side after a picnic, then said prayers and released balloons.

SPAIN — Preparing for the Running of the Bulls: Bullfighter Leonardo Hernandez leans to touch a bull’s head with his own during a bullfight on horseback at the San Fermin Fiestas in Pamplona on Thursday. The first of eight days of the running of the bulls along the streets of the old quarter of the city began Friday.

VENEZUELA – Petrol Bomb Attack: An anti-government protester lobs a homemade petrol bomb at security forces launching tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters marching to the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday. 

GERMANY – Protest Against the G-20: Police officers are silhouetted by fires lit by demonstrators during a protest against the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Thursday. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. 

SWITZERLAND – Blurry Speed: Justin Gatlin,right, from the United States, competes in the men’s 100m race at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday. 

FRANCE – Bicycle Balancing Act: A man performs a balancing act on a bicycle as he waits for the pack to pass during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 216 kilometers (134 miles) with start in Vesoul and finish in Troyes, France, Thursday. 

CHINA – Ivory Confiscation: Ivory tusks are displayed after being confiscated by Hong Kong Customs in Hong Kong, Thursday. Hong Kong Customs seized about 7,200 kilograms of ivory tusks on July 4 from a container from Malaysia. The estimated market value of the ivory tusks is about HK$72 million (US$9.2 million). This is the largest seizure of ivory tusks in Hong Kong in 30 years. 

VENEZUELA – Batman in Protest: An anti-government protester wearing a Batman-like mask, poses for a photo at a blockade set up by protesters, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday. 

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