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Tuesday October 24, Our World in Pictures

October 24, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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BANGLADESH — Refugees Endure Harsh Conditions: Shahid, a Rohingya Muslim woman who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her sick daughter Nurankis and some medicine as she walks back toward her shelter at the Thaingkhali refugee camp on Saturday. UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a “hell on earth” in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. Children account for 58 percent of the refugees who have poured into the area over the last eight weeks.

KENYA — Citizens Rally for President: Supporters of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta ride around and cheer, some holding a placard of Kenyatta, as they await his arrival as part of a campaign tour in Githurai on the outskirts of Nairobi on Monday. Kenyatta said Monday the presidential election must go ahead as planned, despite a boycott by the main opposition candidate and the chief electoral officer’s recent statement that he cannot guarantee that the polls would be credible.

CHINA — Country Gears Up for Military Expansion: Staff members laugh as they stand on Tiananmen Square before the closing ceremony of China’s 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. The ruling Communist Party formally lifted Xi Jinping’s status to China’s most powerful ruler in decades, setting the stage for the authoritarian leader to tighten his grip over the country while pursuing an increasingly muscular foreign policy and military expansion.

MEXICO — Preparing for the Day of the Dead: A woman dressed as Mexico’s iconic Catrina awaits the start of the Grand Procession of the Catrinas, part of upcoming Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City. The figure of a skeleton wearing an elegant broad-brimmed hat was first done as a satirical engraving by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada sometime between 1910 and his death in 1913.

HONG KONG — Court Frees Jailed Activists: Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, center left, and Nathan Law, center right, walk out of the Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday. The region’s highest court freed the pro-democracy activists on bail pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of sparking massive protests in 2014.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Army Captain Receives Medal of Honor: President Donald Trump bestows the nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, to retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Monday.

AFGHANISTAN – Suicide Attack: An Afghan man inspects inside a damaged mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, a day after a suicide attack. Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, the Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation. 

MAINE – Fall in Maine: The State House is surrounded by fall foliage Monday in Augusta, Maine. Republican Gov. Paul LePage ordered lawmakers to return to the state capitol to fix problems in the food sovereignty law and to provide funding for the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems. Legislators are also dealing with recreational marijuana sales and the future of a new voting system approved at the polls last fall. 

EGYPT – Carrying Coffin: People carry the coffin of police captain Ahmed Fayez, who was killed in a gun battle which began Friday, in al-Wahat al-Bahriya area in Giza province, about 135 kilometers (84 miles) southwest of Cairo, during his funeral at Al-Hosary mosque, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday. At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years. 

VIRGINIA – Trump in the Window: President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Club, Sunday in Sterling, Va. 

SPAIN – Independence: People pass in front of graffiti reading “Freedom for Catalonia” in Barcelona, Spain, Monday. Catalonia’s regional parliament will hold a debate this week on Spain’s plan to take direct control of the northeastern region — a session many fear could become a cover for a vote on declaring independence. 

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