Wednesday October 4, Our World in Pictures
GERMANY — Oktoberfest Ends: In this Tuesday photo, waitresses celebrate after closing a tent on the last day of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich.
THAILAND — Preparing for the Harvest: A jockey competes during the annual water buffalo race in Chonburi on Wednesday. The annual race is a celebration among rice farmers before the harvest.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Arrives: Pope Francis arrives for his weekly General Audience, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday.
PUERTO RICO – Trump Throws Towels: President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd as he hands out supplies at Calvary Chapel, Tuesday in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Trump is in Puerto Rico to survey hurricane damage.
CALIFORNIA – A Toast to the Nobel: Scientists Barry Barish, left, and Kip Thorne, both of the California Institute of Technology, share a toast to celebrate winning the Nobel Prize in Physics Tuesday in Pasadena, Calif. Barish and Thorne won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for detecting faint ripples flying through the universe, the gravitational waves predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein that provide a new understanding of the universe.
NEVADA – Walking Towards Hospital: Kris Delarosby, right, and Colleen Anderson, left, hold Charleen Jochim, center, as they walk towards a hospital in search of information on a missing friend, Steven Berger of Minnesota, Tuesday in Las Vegas. The parents of Berger, who had been missing after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, say they have been notified on Tuesday afternoon that he was killed in the attack.
GEORGIA – Mother of Slain Officer Mourns: Patricia Tinney Brewer, the mother of slain Polk County police detective Kristen Hearne, and Hearne’s surviving 3-year-old son Isaac make an emotional eulogy from the podium during her funeral attended by hundreds of law enforcement officials, family, and friends on Tuesday at the Victory Baptist Church in Rockmart, Ga. Hearne was killed while acting as a backup on what appeared to be a routine stolen car investigation when she was ambushed by a Walker County man with a long rap sheet and an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
GERMANY – Oktoberfest: Bavarian riflemen and women in traditional costumes fire their muzzle loaders in front of the ‘Bavaria’ statue on the last day of the 184th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany, Tuesday.
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