Friday July 21, Our World in Pictures
NEPAL — Residents Attend Festival: People burn an effigy of demon Ghantakarna to represent demolition of evil during a festival in Bhaktapur on Friday. The festival is believed to ward off evil spirits, and bring peace and prosperity.
ROMANIA — Sculpture Exhibit Opens: In this Wednesday photo, artist Catalin Badarau is obscured by one of his works during an interview with the Associated Press in Bucharest. The art exhibition showcases 11 sculptures, which aims to remind visitors about the horrors that took place at Southern Romania’s Pitesti Prison from 1949 to 1951, where communists tortured and killed political prisoners in a gruesome re-education program. The exhibit opened to the public on Friday.
MAINE — Setting Sail: A lobsterman’s boat leaves a gentle wake as he motors out of a harbor on a foggy morning on Friday in Boothbay.
MOROCCO — Women Stand Up Against Corruption: Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in the northern town of El Hoceima on Thursday. Clashes between police and protesters left at least 83 injured in clouds of tear gas and running battles at an unauthorized demonstration over inequality and corruption.
ARGENTINA — President Remembers Victims: Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet throws a flower into the river during a visit to Memory Park, which honors the victims of the country’s dictatorship, in Buenos Aires on Thursday.
MADISON — How Does Your Garden Grow: Flower power on East 28th Street.
HUNGARY — Performing During World Championships: A member of the Japan’s team performs during the 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest on Friday.
KASHMIR — Residents Protest Attacks: A Kashmiri village girl shouts pro-freedom slogans during the funeral procession of a civilian Tanveer Ahmed Wani in Beerwah on Friday. The Indian army fired at worshippers outside a mosque in the disputed city on Friday, killing one man and injuring another after some threw rocks, police and residents said.
NEVADA – O.J. Granted Parole: Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier.
MYANMAR – Police Officers Stands at Post: A Border Guard Police officer stands at a police post that was previously attacked by a Muslim terrorist group in Kyee Kan Pyin Buthidaung in which Myanmar government and military claim the existence of Muslim terrorists, in Rakhine state Myanmar, on Friday. Myanmar’s military, accused of committing genocide during an aggressive counterinsurgency campaign in the heartland of the country’s oppressed Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority, allowed journalists to previously off-limits areas on a guided press tour.
PHILADELHIA – Playing in the Fountain: A young person plays in the water at the Swann Memorial Fountain in Philadelphia, Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the area through Friday evening.
CALIFORNIA – Scooby Cosplay: Melinda Gross, left, and Kit Quinn, dressed as Velma and Daphne from “Scooby Doo” pose on day one of Comic-Con International on Thursday, in San Diego.
MISSOURI – Bystanders Witness Crash: Some of the passersby, several of whom tried to help, watch as flames engulf a car Thursday in Alton, Ill., with people trapped inside. The occupants of the vehicle were flown to a St. Louis hospital.
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