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Tuesday August 22, Our World in Pictures

August 22, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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WASHINGTON STATE — Newlyweds Watch Eclipse: After their wedding ceremony, groom and bride Nathan Mauger and Connie Young toast to the solar eclipse with their family and friends at the Rose Garden in Manito Park on Monday in Spokane.

BRAZIL — Combating Violence: A soldier holds a baby while her mother is searched during a security operation at the Jacarezinho slum during a security operation in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Thousands of soldiers and police are occupying a series of slum communities in northern Rio de Janeiro in an effort to combat a spike in violence.

SOUTH KOREA — Government Holds Drill: Government officials wearing gas masks attend an anti-terror drill as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in Goyang on Monday. U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North’s two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.

CHILE — Celebrating Transgender Children: In this Saturday photo, transgender girls Josefa, 13, left, and Selenna, 8, pose for a picture as they twirl in traditional Chilean dance costumes before an event marking Transgender Children Day in Santiago. The center-left government has been pushing an array of measures for gender rights, ranging from decriminalizing some abortions to demanding greater acceptance for transgender people in general and children in particular.

GEORGIA — Racial Tensions Continue to Mount: A protester raises her fist during a march that started in Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday in Atlanta. Protests took place across the country Saturday to denounce white supremacists in the wake of the fatal car attack a week earlier in Charlottesville, Virginia.

CUBA — Street Performer Pauses: A street artist dressed as a bronze statue uses special glasses to view a partial solar eclipse in Havana on Monday.

GREENPOINT — Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel: A winged statue stands atop a  World War I memorial designed by Carl Augustus Heber, which can be found in Monsignor McGolrick Park.

CHINA — Robot Industry Thrives: A product demonstrator dives with an underwater drone a day before the opening of the World Robot Conference in Beijing on Tuesday. The annual conference is a showcase of China’s burgeoning robot industry ranging from companion robots to those deployed on manufacturing assembly line and entertainment.

OREGON – Phases of Eclipse: This eight picture combo shows the path of the sun during a total eclipse by the moon Monday near Redmond, Ore. 

SINGAPORE – Damaged Portside: Damage to the portside is visible as the Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC Monday. The USS John S. McCain was docked at Singapore’s naval base with “significant damage” to its hull after an early morning collision with the Alnic MC as vessels from several nations searched Monday for missing U.S. sailors. 

CHILE – Fetus Doll: A woman holds a fetus doll in the palm of her hand outside the Constitutional Court building where anti-abortion and pro-abortion groups gathered to wait for the court’s decision on whether to uphold a measure that would end the country’s absolute ban on abortions, in Santiago, Monday. The court went on to accept the constitutionality of a measure to legalize abortions when a woman’s life is in danger, when a fetus is not viable and in cases of rape. Congress recently approved the bill and President Michelle Bachelet has said she will sign it into law. 

TEXAS – Statues Removed: Confederate statutes removed from the University of Texas are secured to a trailer, early Monday morning in Austin, Texas. University of Texas President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus Sunday night, saying such monuments have become “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.” 

NEW YORK – Liberty Eclipsed: A partial solar eclipse appears over the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York, Monday. 

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