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Tuesday October 17, Our World in Pictures

October 17, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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SOUTH KOREA — Air Force Performs: South Korean Air Force’s Black Eagles aerobatic team performs during press day of the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at Seoul Airport in Seongnam on Monday. South Korean and U.S. troops launched five days of naval drills three days after North Korea renewed its threat to fire missiles near Guam, which is American territory.

KENYA — Citizens Protest Elections: A passerby stumbles to the ground as she and opposition supporters, protesting over the upcoming elections, run for safety amid a cloud of teargas fired by riot police in Nairobi on Monday. Two international human rights groups said that Kenya’s police in August attacked opposition supporters, killing dozens and injuring scores following demonstrations protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s subsequently annulled re-election.

PHILIPPINES — Militant Leaders are Killed: In this Tuesday photo, an evacuee stands in a makeshift shelter in Lanao del Norte. Refugees have called the shelter home for the past five months since fleeing the besieged city of Marawi. There was joy among the evacuees at news of the two Muslim militant leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omarkhayam Maute involved in the siege were killed by Philippine troops Monday.

FRANCE — Enjoying the Beach: People walk on the beach in Biarritz on Saturday. Temperatures in the region reached 80 degrees.

SOMALIA — Bomb Blast Kills Dozens: In this Saturday photo, Somalis remove the body of a man killed in a truck bomb blast in Mogadishu. The death toll from the huge truck bomb blast in Somalia’s capital rose to around 50 by Sunday, with more than 60 others injured. Hospitals struggled to cope with the high number of casualties, security and medical sources said.

AFGHANISTAN — Military Holds Exercise: Afghan army commandos take their position near a building during a military exercise in Kabul on Tuesday.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Canonizes Saints: Cardinals hold umbrellas in the colors of the Vatican flag to shelter from the sun during a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis for the canonization of 35 new saints in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. The Mass was attended by some 35,000 faithful, many of them pilgrims from the homelands of those being honored.

ENGLAND – Orange Sky: A plane flies past the Shard in central London, as the sky takes on an unusual orange color caused by Hurricane Ophelia Monday. The unusual occurrence was due to the remnants of the hurricane dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara. 

MALTA – Car Bomb Kills Journalist: The wreckage of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia lies next to a road in the town of Mosta, Malta, Monday. Malta’s prime minister says a car bomb has killed an investigative journalist on the island nation. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the bomb that killed reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia exploded Monday afternoon as she left her home in a town outside Malta’s capital, Valetta. 

WASHINGTON D.C. – Trump Through the Bush: President Donald Trump speaks as he stands next Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., during a media availability in the Rose Garden, after their meeting at the White House, Monday in Washington. 

FRANCE – Russian Artist in France: Russian artist Petr Pavlensky poses in front of a Banque de France building after setting fire to the window gates as part of a performance in Paris, Monday. Pavlensky, known for macabre, politically charged actions, was being detained by police. 

SPAIN – Charred Area: A villager checks a burnt area under the rain in Soutomaior after a wild fire in Pontevedra, northwestern Spanish region of Galicia, Spain, Monday. Wildfires in Spain have killed at least four people and prompted the evacuation of thousands in the northwest region of Galicia, as the remnants of winds from Hurricane Ophelia fanned the flames along Iberia’s Atlantic coast. 


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