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Monday October 16, Our World in Pictures

October 16, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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HAWAII — Swimmers Compete: Athletes start in the swim race at the Ironman World Championship Triathlon on Saturday in Kailua-Kona.

BANGLADESH — Boat Capsizes: Noor Mehar, a Rohingya Muslim woman who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh with her daughter Rasheeda, grieves for her three daughters after their boat capsized near Shah Porir Dwip on Monday. An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized in the Bay of Bengal near a Bangladeshi fishing village. The wreck killed 12 people, including six children, police said.

SPAIN — Wildfires Claim Lives: Residents hold their pets as a wildfire moves forward their houses in Pontevedra on Monday. Authorities in Portugal and Spain say that nine people died over the weekend in hundreds of wildfires fanned by strong winds caused by a hurricane. Three people, two of whom were trapped in a car, were killed as a result of more than 130 blazes reported in different areas, officials said.

BUSHWICK — Mausoleums Impress: A mausoleum at the Evergreens Cemetery looks like a castle. For more photos of the cemetery, visit

GERMANY — Residents Enjoy the Weekend Weather: In this Friday photo, strollers take a rest at lake Forggensee. Weather forecasts predicted a sunny weekend for most parts of Germany.

PARAGUAY – Polluted River: Dead fish float in the Confuso river near Villa Hayes, Paraguay, 30 kilometers north of the capital Asuncion, Saturday. Municipal authorities are investigating the cause. 

VATICAN CITY – St. Peter: The statue of St. Peter towers over prelates attending a mass celebrated by Pope Francis for the canonization of 35 new saints, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday. 

SPAIN – Independence: A man holds a flag reading “Independence” during a ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of the death of Catalan leader Lluis Companys at the Montjuic Cemetery in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday. Catalonia’s president is facing a critical decision that could determine the course of the region’s secessionist movement to break away from Spain. 

MICHIGAN – Detroit Marathon: Runners begin the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon in Detroit, Sunday. 

CHINA – Braving the Storm: A man braves strong winds caused by tropical storm Khanun near the waterfront of Victoria Habour in Hong Kong Sunday. 

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