Friday August 25, Our World in Pictures
INDIA — Sanctuary Plans Eviction: A boy watches elephants arrive to be used in an eviction drive inside Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Gauhati on Friday. A five-day eviction drive has begun to clear the sanctuary of hundreds of houses that have illegally encroached the area.
PHILIPPINES — People Protest Police Killing: In this Friday photo, protesters display placards and light candles during a rally to denounce the police killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos, a 17-year-old in Quezon city northeast of Manila. Murder complaints were filed against Philippine police officers in connection with the killing of a teenager that has sparked an outcry against the president’s anti-drug crackdown, which has left thousands dead.
NEW YORK — Girl Plays with Puppies: Alba Crivello, 7, sits and plays with puppies secured inside a kennel at the Animal Haven animal shelter on Thursday. The puppies are among new arrivals of abandoned dogs flown out of Puerto Rico, which is struggling with a pet overpopulation problem. The country’s financial crisis has prompted many people to abandon animals. “They came here to be happy and have fun,” said Crivello.
MALAYSIA — Competing in the Final: Indonesia’s Novita Oktariyani serves against Vietnam’s Mai Hoang My Trang during the women’s Table Tennis final of the 29th South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
YEMEN — Airstrikes Leave Dozens Dead: People inspect the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa on Friday. Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeted Yemen’s capital early on Friday, hitting at least three houses in Sanaa and killing at least 14 civilians, including women and children, residents and eyewitnesses said.
SPAIN — Remembering Victims: A young member of Muslim community takes part in a tribute for the victims of the attacks in Barcelona city and Cambrils, in Pamplona on Friday. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks on Aug. 17-18 in Barcelona and Cambrils that left 15 dead and more than 120 injured. Eight suspects are dead and four more under investigation, two of them in jail. The banner reads ”Not in my name. Islam is the same to Peace.”
PERU – Skeletal Remains: The remains of one of the recently discovered 19th century Chinese immigrants lies at Huaca Bellavista in Lima, Peru, Thursday. According to the Ministry of Culture of Peru, the tombs where located in a pre-Inca sacred site because Chinese immigrants could not be buried in the Catholic cemeteries of the time.
BRAZIL – Stranded Whale: People work to save a humpback whale stranded on the shore at Rasa Beach in Buzios, Brazil, Thursday. With the help of hundreds of people and the return of the high tide, the whale returned to the ocean.
MASSACHUSETTS – Jackpot: Mavis Wanczyk, of Chicopee, Mass., stands by a poster of her winnings during a news conference where she claimed the $758.7 million Powerball prize at Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters, Thursday in Braintree, Mass. Officials said it is the largest single-ticket Powerball prize in U.S. history. At left is state treasurer Deb Goldberg.
SWITZERLAND – Pole Vault: Renaud Lavillenie of France competes in the men’s Pole Vault during the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday.
MAINE – Boy Explores River: In this Tuesday photo, a youngster explores the Penobscot River’s East Branch at the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument near Patten, Maine. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to retain the newly created national monument, but said he might recommend adjustments to the White House on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.
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