Thursday October 5, Our World in Pictures
ENGLAND — Circus Stuntman Performs: Nitro Circus ringleader and stunt professional Travis Pastrana performs the first motorcycle backflip across the 75-foot-wide gap over River Thames between two floating barges in London on Thursday.
RUSSIA — Newlyweds Celebrate City Day: Newly married Chechen couples attend the City Day celebration in Grozny on Thursday. The solemn marriage of 199 couples took place in the city’s flower park during the City Day celebrations.
SPAIN — Independence Demonstrations Continue: A girl wearing a Catalan independence flag rests her head on her friend who is wearing a Spanish flag as demonstrators gather in University Square in Barcelona on Tuesday. Thousands of people are demonstrating as labor unions and grass-roots pro-independence groups urge workers to hold strikes in protest against what they say was police brutality during a referendum on Catalonia’s secession from Spain.
UKRAINE — Demonstrators Rally Against Gas Company: Protestors aim a fire extinguisher toward a petrol station under construction in a densely populated area in Kiev on Wednesday. Activists claimed that private gas company OKKO started the construction without permission from the city’s authorities.
BRAZIL — Pets Receive Blessing: A woman strokes her Yorkshire terrier puppies during a Mass in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi in Brasilia on Wednesday. Considered the protector of animals, celebrations in honor of Saint Francis are marked with a Mass where animals are blessed.
BANGLADESH — Refugees Continue to Pour In: A Rohingya woman holds a vessel for drinking water at the Palangkhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday. More than half a million Rohingya have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in just over a month, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades.
CALIFORNIA – Comparing Google Phones: A woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Wednesday.
CANADA – Uneven Bars: Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland performs on the uneven bars during qualifying at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Wednesday in Montreal.
NEW YORK – Kids View Butterflies: Youngsters use magnifiers to view butterflies at the Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History, Wednesday in New York. The Butterfly Conservatory will feature tropical butterflies through winter until May 28, 2018.
WASHINGTON – Tillerson Reacts to Media Claims: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes a statement at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday.
CHINA – Camping in the City: Residents light up lanterns and LED lightings at a park in Hong Kong to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, Wednesday.
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