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Thursday October 19, Our World in Pictures

October 19, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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MOROCCO — Troupe Performs: A troupe charges and fire their rifles loaded with gunpowder during a national competition for Tabourida, a traditional horse riding show also known as Fantasia, in El Jadida on Wednesday.

CHINA — Delegates Meet: A security official stands guard in the Great Hall of the People during meetings for delegates held on the sidelines of China’s 19th Party Congress in Beijing on Thursday.

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MOROCCO — New Museum Celebrates Designer: A visitor checks his phone at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, in Marrakesh on Thursday, the first day of its opening. The highly anticipated opening came less than three weeks since the inauguration of a museum dedicated to the fashion pioneer in his home city of Paris.

ENGLAND — Residents Exercise: People take part in an early-morning exercise in The Scoop, an outdoor amphitheater near City Hall by the River Thames in London on Wednesday.

PHILIPPINES — City Sets Up Shelter: A refugee from the besieged city of Marawi walks through a makeshift shelter in Balo-i on Tuesday.

MYANMAR — Luxury Hotel Burns Down: A firefighter walks in a burnt building following a fire at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Thursday in Yangon. A fire has nearly destroyed the luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in the country’s biggest city.

ITALY — Visitor Admires Painting: A woman looking at Claude Monet’s painting “The Roses,” is reflected in a mirrored panel at the exhibition “Monet: Masterpieces from Marmottan Museum” in Rome on Wednesday.

PENNSYLVANIA – Showing Off Roast Beef: Jeff Welch, from Hartford Conn., shows off a Primanti Bros. roast beef sandwich at the restaurant, Wednesday, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is one of dozens of cities working frantically to land Amazon’s second headquarters. Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to provide Amazon with generous tax breaks and other incentives. Twitter posts are reporting the Pittsburgh sandwich shop is offering to sweeten the deal by offering a free sandwich to all the new employees if Amazon settles in Pittsburgh. 

GERMANY – Horse Shakes Head: A Haflinger horse shakes the head during autumnal weather in Doellstaedt, Germany, Wednesday. 

KENYA – Dried-Orange Headdress: A supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga wears a headdress of dried oranges, the party color, at a rally of thousands of supporters in the Shauri Moyo area of Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday. The head of the election commission said Wednesday that it is “difficult to guarantee a free, fair and credible election” in Kenya’s fresh presidential vote only eight days away, just hours after a top Kenyan electoral official resigned saying the election on Oct. 26 cannot be credible as planned. 

ARGENTINA – Whale Breach: This photo shows a Southern right whale breach in El Doradillo Beach, Patagonia, Argentina. A record number of Southern right whales migrate each year from Antarctica to Argentina’s Patagonia to give birth and feed their offspring. 

ITALY – Italian Office Life: People are silhouetted behind the windows of an office, in Milan’s Porta Nuova business district, Italy, Wednesday. 

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