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Monday August 21, Our World in Pictures

August 21, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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KENTUCKY — Preparing for the Eclipse: In this Monday photo, a family sets up a tent at their campsite at sunrise for the solar eclipse on the Orchard Dale historical farm near Hopkinsville. The location, which is in the path of totality, is also at the point of greatest intensity.

CHILE — Citizens Rally for Migrants: Dancers perform during a march in favor of migrants, organized by the National Immigrants Coordinator, in downtown Santiago on Sunday. Latin American migrants living in Chile and pro-migrant Chileans, gathered to protest what they describe as racist, exclusionist and populist messages coming from some right-wing presidential candidates. Elections are set for Nov. 19, 2017.

SPAIN — Mourning Victims: A woman stands next to candles and flowers after a van attack that killed at least 14 people in Las Ramblas promenade on Monday.

MALAYSIA — Swimmers Compete: Team Malaysia compete during Team Free Routine Synchronized Swimming final of the 29th South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

PHILIPPINES — Violent Drug Crackdown Continues: In this Sunday photo, relatives cry during the funeral of Leover Miranda, who was killed inside a public cemetery in a drug crackdown two weeks ago, in Manila. Philippine Catholic leader Archbishop Socrates Villegas said Sunday that church bells would be rung every night for three months across his northern district to raise alarm over a sharp spike in police killings of drug suspects, adding to a growing outcry over President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody crackdown.

NEPAL — Festival Celebrates Fathers: A Nepalese devotee offers prayer while lighting an oil lamp during Kuse Aunsi festival at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu on Monday. Kuse Aunsi is a festival of Nepal where fathers, living or dead, are honored. Children with living fathers show their appreciation by giving presents and sweets and those whose fathers are deceased pay tributes at the Gokarneshwar temple.

INDIA — Vendors Sell Statues: A train and motorists pass by a row of idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha displayed for sale ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Bangalore on Monday. After worshipping the idols in their homes or at specially set-up worship venues, devotees immerse them in bodies of water at the end of the festival.

ZIMBABWE — Residents Support President: Supporters of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe carry his portrait at a state funeral for a senior ruling party official in Harare on Sunday. Mugabe and his wife Grace did not attend the funeral following their return from Johannesburg, where the first lady faced calls for prosecution for allegedly assaulting a woman. The Mugabe couple returned early Sunday from South Africa, where the president was attending a summit for Southern African countries.

SPAIN – Candle-lit Memorial: People stand next to candles and flowers placed on the ground, after a terror attack that killed at least 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday. 

INDIA – Train Crash: Workers repair the track near the upturned coaches of the Kalinga-Utkal Express after an accident near Khatauli, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Sunday. Rescuers using cutting torchers and cranes have worked through the night to pull apart 14 coaches of a crowded train that went off the tracks in northern India. 

TENNESSEE – Sweeping: Kyle Busch sweeps the top of his car after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday in Bristol, Tenn. Busch won the NASCAR Trucks, Xfinity and Cup races this week at the track. 

RUSSIA – Hot Air Balloon: A couple enjoys a hot-air balloon flight over the Peremilovo village, 65 km (40 miles) north of Moscow, during the sunset Sunday. The temperature jumped to 32 degrees Celsius, 89,6 Fahrenheit today. 

INDIA – Floating Dead: In this Friday photo, the carcass of a tiger lies in floodwaters at the Bagori range inside Kaziranga National Park in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. About 80 per cent of the 480-square-kilometer (185-square-mile) park has been flooded and more than 100 animal carcass recovered, according to news reports. Deadly landslides and flooding are common across South Asia during the summer monsoon season that stretches from June to September. 

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