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Friday October 13, Our World in Pictures

October 13, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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PUERTO RICO — Trump’s Comments Cause Uproar: Ducks sit on the branch of a tree next to a home destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja on Thursday. President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated country Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles.

CALIFORNIA — Wildfires Continue Burning: Two firefighters watch for spot fires on Friday near Calistoga. Firefighters gained some ground on a blaze burning in the heart of California’s wine country but faced another tough day ahead with low humidity and high winds.

AUSTRIA — Country Holds Elections: Supporters of the Austrian Freedom Party hold scarves and pictures of party leader Hans-Christian Strache and last year’s presidential candidate Norbert Hofer during the final campaign rally of the party in Vienna on Friday. Austria held national elections on Sunday.

VIETNAM — Navigating Flooded Roads: A car drives along a flooded road in Hanoi on Friday. Floods and landslides have killed dozens of people since a tropical depression hit the country earlier this week. According to officials, the storm is one of the country’s worst natural disasters in years.

RUSSIA — Leaders Meet: Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, right, smiles after presenting a puppy to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Wednesday. The presidents met on the sidelines of a summit of leaders of ex-Soviet nations in Sochi.

PHILIPPINES — Protesting Coal: In this Friday photo, a masked environmental activist wags mock dollars bills during a protest outside the JP Morgan Chase & Co. office to urge the multinational company to stop its funding of a coal-fired power plant in the country and other coal projects all over the world in Manila. The activists, who described coal use as one of the main contributors to global warming and climate change, urged the financial institution to instead channel their funding to solar, wind and other renewable sources of energy.

THAILAND — Citizens Mourn King: Elephants doused in powder to appear an auspicious white, stand to attention and trumpet at a ceremony to mark one year since King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death on  Friday in Ayuttahya. Mourners clad in black stood in front of the elephants and fell silent for 89 seconds. Then they sang an uplifting royal anthem and held pictures of Bhumibol above their heads while others prostrated on the ground.

SWITZERLAND — Going for a Ride: A woman rides her horse through the fog on Friday morning in Oberglatt.

CALIFORNIA – Firefighter on Highway 29: A firefighter walks along the Highway 29 as thick smoke from a wildfire fills the air Thursday near Calistoga, Calif. Officials say progress is being made in some of the largest wildfires burning in Northern California but that the death toll is almost sure to surge. 

ITALY – Lawmaker at Protest: 5-Star Movement lawmaker Luigi Di Maio attends the movement’s protest outside the lower chamber of Parliament moments after a new election law was approved, in Rome, Thursday. The election law, which calls for a combination of seats assigned by a majority system based on colleges and proportional voting, is bitterly opposed by the anti-establishment Movement, Italy’s largest opposition party in Parliament, because the 5-Stars have ruled out forming alliances and could be penalized by the new system. 

NEW YORK – Market Lowers: Specialist Peter Mazza, left, works with trader Jonathan Corpina on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, a day after setting their latest record highs. 

NEVADA – Crying at Vegas Funeral: Chantel Sosa cries at the graveside during a funeral for her brother Erick Silva, Thursday in Las Vegas. Silva was working as a security guard when he was killed during a mass shooting Oct. 1, in Las Vegas. 

WASHINGTON D.C. – Chief of Staff Takes Questions: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday. Kelly insisted he’s not quitting or being fired — for now. “Unless things change, I’m not quitting, I’m not getting fired and I don’t think I’ll fire anyone tomorrow,” the retired Marine Corps general and former secretary of homeland security told reporters at the daily White House briefing. 

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