Friday September 15, Our World in Pictures
INDIA — Dozens Drown after Boat Sinks: Rescuers search in the Yamuna River after a country boat capsized near Baghpat on Thursday. The boat crowded with construction workers capsized early Thursday and more than a dozen people have drowned, officials said.
BELGIUM — Player Celebrates Win: Belgium’s David Goffin celebrates after winning his match against Australia’s John Millman during a Davis Cup World Group semi-final tennis match in Brussels on Friday. Goffin won the match 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6.
CALIFORNIA — Spacecraft’s Mission Comes to an End: Flight director Julie Webster reacts in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory after confirmation of the demise of the Cassini spacecraft on Friday in Pasadena. Cassini disintegrated in the skies above Saturn, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.
KAZAKHSTAN — Spaceship Blasts Off: In this Wednesday photo, journalists take photos of the Soyuz-FG rocket booster at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome. The spaceship was carrying a new crew to the International Space Station.
BANGLADESH — Refugees Face Hunger and Illness: Zahida Banoo, a Rohingya Muslim woman, holds her son Mohammad Noor, left, and daughter Shah Heer as she poses for a photograph on the way to her shelter in Kutupalong refugee camp on Friday. With Rohingya refugees still flooding across the border from Myanmar, those packed into camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are desperate for scant basic resources as hunger and illness soars.
BANGLADESH – Boy Walks Towards Boat: A Bangladeshi boy walks towards a parked boat as smoke rises from across the border in Myanmar, at Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, Thursday. Nearly three weeks into a mass exodus of Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar, thousands were still flooding across the border Thursday in search of help and safety in teeming refugee settlements in Bangladesh. Those who arrived Wednesday in wooden boats described ongoing violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where smoke could be seen billowing from a burning village, suggesting more Rohingya homes had been set alight.
JAPAN – Radioactive Waste: In this photo, workers walk between the radioactive waste in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Japan’s nuclear policy-setting Atomic Energy Commission has issued a report calling for nuclear energy to remain a key component of the country’s energy mix despite broad public support for a less nuclear-reliant society.
ROME – Holy Note Taker: A nun takes notes as she attends a conference on the Latin Mass at Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Thursday.
PUERTO RICO – Towel Pillow: A girl rests her head on a set of towels supplied by the American Red Cross at a makeshift shelter, after arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday on a cruise ship with families evacuated from Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico transformed their largest convention center into a shelter for some of the hurricane victims. Some of those arriving via the cruise ship said they would stay with friends and family in the U.S. mainland until they got a better idea on how long reconstruction would take.
GUATEMALA – Protester at Congress: A protestor chants anti-government slogans at Congress, in Guatemala City, Thursday. Several protests emerged against Guatemala’s Congress after it approved legislation reducing the punishment for campaign-finance crimes Wednesday, two days after blocking prosecutors and a U.N. anti-corruption commission from investigating President Jimmy Morales for alleged irregularities during the election that brought him to office.
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