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Monday September 11, Our World in Pictures

September 11, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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SPAIN — Residents Rally for Independence: Men wearing reproductions of Catalan military costumes of the 18th century shoot blaze weapons during a performance on Catalonia’s national day in Barcelona on Monday. Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to demonstrate in Barcelona on Monday to call for the creation of a new Mediterranean nation.

ROMANIA — Town Remembers Nobel Laureate: In this Sunday photo, children wearing traditional outfits wait before a march marking one year since the death of Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel in Sighetu Marmatiei. Hundreds marched in Wiesel’s hometown, the scene of mass deportation of Jews to Nazi death camps in 1944.

FLORIDA — Returning Home: Kelly McClenthen returns to see the flood damage to her home with her boyfriend Daniel Harrison in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs on Monday.

COLOMBIA — Pope Holds Outdoor Mass: People cheer as they wait in the rain for Pope Francis to offer a giant outdoor Mass in Medellin on Saturday.

CHILE — Country Commemorates Military Coup Anniversary: A man with a wolf mask dances next to Chilean musician Victor Jara’s tomb inside the General Cemetery in Santiago on Sunday. Chile is commemorating another anniversary of the 1973 military coup that toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende and began the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. The musician dressed as a wolf as to commemorate verses in Jara’s music. The famed musician was killed by the regime.

PHILIPPINES — People Demonstrate Against Late Dictator: Protesters display placards during a rally near the gates of the Heroes Cemetery to protest a Mass and ongoing celebration for the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos on his 100th birthday on Monday in Taguig. The protesters also scored President Rodrigo Duterte for allowing the hero’s burial of Marcos at the national cemetery and declaring a non-working holiday at Marcos’ home province of Ilocos Norte.

KENYA — Citizens Support President: A supporter of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta holds a placard in Swahili reading, “We will use the same razor blade,” at an election rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Saturday. The phrase is a play on words from a prison saying about being shaved without lather, and indicating they will show no mercy to opposition candidate Raila Odinga in the Oct. 17 presidential re-election.

ANGUILLA – Flipped Car: In this Wednesday photo, a man looks at a vehicle turned upside down by winds brought on by Hurricane Irma in the British overseas territory of Anguilla. Irma scraped Cuba’s northern coast Friday on a course toward Florida, leaving in its wake a ravaged string of Caribbean resort islands strewn with splintered lumber, corrugated metal and broken concrete. 

BANGLADESH – Food Distribution: A Rohingya man stretches his arms out for food distributed by local volunteers, with bags of puffed rice stuffed into his vest at Kutupalong, Bangladesh, Saturday. With Rohingya refugees still flooding across the border from Myanmar, those packed into camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are becoming desperate for scant basic resources and dwindling supplies. Fights are erupting over food and water. Women and children are tapping on car windows or tugging at the clothes of passing reporters while rubbing their bellies and begging for food. 

FLORIDA – Protected Flamingos: Flamingos at Zoo Miami, are shown in a temporary enclosure in a hurricane resistant structure within the zoo, Saturday in Miami. Though most animals will remain in their secure structures, the cheetahs and some birds will ride out the storm in temporary housing. 

NEW YORK – Missed Shot: Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, lays on the court after missing a shot against Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday in New York. 

CUBA – Hurricane Prep: Men board up a door in preparation for Hurricane Irma in Caibarien, Cuba, Friday. Cuba evacuated tourists from beachside resorts after Hurricane Irma left thousands homeless on a devastated string of Caribbean islands and spun toward Florida for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend. 


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