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Thursday July 27, Our World in Pictures

July 27, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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SPAIN — Drivers Protest Private Companies: A cab driver holds smoke bombs during a protest in Madrid on Thursday. Taxi drivers called for a 24-hour strike to protest the increase in cars run by private companies offering cheaper, mobile ride-hailing services.

PORTUGAL — Heavy Winds Fuel Flames: A man uses a bucket to fight a fire in a field outside Sao Jose das Matas on Wednesday. More than 2,300 firefighters with more than 700 vehicles are tackling wildfires in Portugal, where every summer large areas of woodland are scorched. The flames were driven by powerful winds across steep hillsides of dense pine and eucalyptus trees.

PHILIPPINES — Playing in the Rain: Girls play along a flooded street during heavy rains brought on by tropical storm Nesat on the outskirts of Manila on Thursday. Strong rains caused floods in low-lying areas and classes were suspended in most schools in the capital.

NORTH KOREA — City Celebrates Armistice Anniversary: A university student wears a pair of rain boots with her traditional Korean dress as she waits in the rain for the start of a mass dance on Thursday in Pyongyang. The dance was part of celebrations for the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.

FRANCE — Becoming a Citizen: Zhou El Wafi, center, reacts as she becomes a French citizen while French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb stands next to her during a citizenship ceremony in Orleans on Thursday.

JAPAN — Boxer Wins Match: Japan’s Hiroto Kyoguchi, left, fights Mexico’s Jose Argued in the seventh round of the IBF world minimum weight boxing match in Tokyo on Sunday. Kyoguchi beat Argued and was crowned the champion.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — Pretty in Pink: A glam bicycle brightens a gritty sidewalk.

FRANCE – Evacuation from Forest Fire: Sunbathers are being evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera, as plumes of smoke rise in the air from burning wildfires, Wednesday. French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Cote d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday. 

VENEZUELA – Masked Protester: A demonstrator wearing a mask adorned with rosaries stands near a barricade during a 48-hour general strike beginning Wednesday in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday. President Nicolas Maduro is promoting the constitution rewrite as a means of resolving Venezuela’s political standoff and economic crisis, but opposition leaders are boycotting it. 

PORTUGAL – Fig Tree Extinguishers: Men use fig tree branches to extinguish flames approaching houses in the village of Sao Jose das Matas, near Macao, central Portugal, Wednesday. Emergency services in Portugal are getting no respite from wildfires that are charring wide areas of forest – and the huge billowing clouds of smoke they are generating are making visibility too poor to use water-dropping aircraft. 

MEXICO – Farmers Protest NAFTA: Farmers donning Mexican straw hats take part in a march protesting the North American Free Trade Agreement, in Mexico City, Wednesday. More than a thousand farmers from multiple Mexican states marched to protest against the treaty that has allowed in lower-priced imported grains from the U.S. which farmers say have harmed their ability to make a living. 

ITALY – Low River Level: A view of the Tiber River, whose level is low due to the drought, with St. Angelo Castle in background, during a warm and sunny day in Rome, Wednesday. Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans at risk for drastic water rationing as soon as this week. 

MAINE – Hovering Fog: A billowy layer of fog hovers over Webb Lake on a chilly morning where the temperature dropped into the mid-40s, Wednesday in Weld, Maine. 


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