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Tuesday July 18, Our World in Pictures

July 18, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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CANADA — Enjoying Summer: Eli Garlick jumps into Lake Kalamalka in British Columbia on Monday.

ITALY — Wildfires Destroy Pastures: An anti-fire Canadair airplane flies over fires near Mount Vesuvius in Naples on Monday. Wildfires have been ravaging swaths of the country, mostly in the south, where the Coldiretti agricultural lobby says July rain levels were down 83 percent while temperatures were at a high. About 6,180 acres of pasture have been destroyed in Sicily alone.

CHINA — Welcoming a President: Beads of sweat form of the face of a Chinese honor guard member as he stands in formation before a welcome ceremony for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Great Hall of the People on Tuesday.

PAKISTAN — Collapse Traps Residents: Volunteers try to rescue a trapped resident in Karachi on Tuesday after a dilapidated, three-story building collapsed as people slept.

RED HOOK — Borough Hosts Race: In this recent photo, Formula E cars zip by during New York City’s first-ever professional auto race.

POLAND —  Royals Travel: Children welcome Britain’s Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, during her visit with Britain’s Prince William in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw on Monday. The visit is part of the first leg of a trip to EU nations that seeks to underscore Britain’s friendly ties despite its negotiations to leave the European Union.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Police Arrest Protesters: Capitol Hill police officers prepare to arrest a group protesting the Republican health care bill outside the offices of Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. The Senate has been forced to put the health care bill on hold for as much as two weeks until Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) can return from surgery.

SYRIA – Fighter Peaks Through Hole: A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter looks through a hole from his position into an Islamic State controlled street on the front line on the western side of Raqqa, northeast Syria, Monday. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters fought Islamic State militants in the heart of Raqqa, the extremists’ self-styled capital, as scores of civilians fled areas controlled by the group. 

WASHINGTON D.C. – Girls Team Competes in Robotics Challenge: The Afghanistan girls team competes in the First Global Robotics Challenge, Monday, in Washington. The challenge is an international robotics event with teams from over 100 countries. 

ITALY – Barren Forest: Burnt trees are pictured in the Vesuvius National Park near Naples, Italy, Monday. Wildfires have been ravaging swaths of Italy, mostly in the south, where the Coldiretti agricultural lobby says July rain levels were down 83 percent while temperatures were around 3 degrees Celsius higher. About 2,500 hectares (6,180 acres) of pasture have been destroyed in Sicily alone. 

NIGERIA – Suicide Bomb Attack: People gather at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Monday. Several people were killed after a suspected female suicide bomber detonated at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria. 

GERMANY – Flamingos: Flamingos stand in their enclosure at the zoo ‘Hellabrunn’ in Munich, Germany, Monday. 

South Korea – Soldiers Patrol and Salute: South Korean army soldiers salute as they patrol along the barbed-wire fence in South Korea’s Paju, near the border with North Korea, Monday. South Korea offered Monday to talk with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s. 

MASSACHUSETTES – Hypodermic Needles: This Wednesday photo shows discarded used hypodermic needles without protective sheaths at an encampment where opioid addicts shoot up along the Merrimack River in Lowell, Mass. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere. They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass, get washed into rivers and onto beaches, and lie scattered about in baseball dugouts and on sidewalks and streets. There are reports of children finding them and getting poked. 

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