Friday October 27, Our World in Pictures
ENGLAND — Fall Closes In: Autumn colors are reflected in Buttermere Lake in the Lake District area of Cumbria on Friday.
INDIA — City Holds Festival: Hindu devotees perform religious rituals early morning while offering prayers to the Sun God in the River Yamuna during the Chhath festival in Allahabad on Friday. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun god for sustaining life on earth and seeking the divine blessings.
SOUTH KOREA — Staffers Prepare for Military Meeting: Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, right, and Chairman of the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Jeong Kyeong-doo, left, salute during a welcoming honor guard ceremony at South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul on Friday. Dunford and Jeong will hold the Military Committee Meeting.
SPAIN — Residents Celebrate Parliament Motion: People wave “estelada” or pro-independence flags celebrating in the street in Barcelona after Catalonia’s regional parliament passed a motion with which they say they are establishing an independent Catalan Republic on Friday.
THAILAND — Saying Goodbye to the King: A mourner cries as participants march in religious rituals to move the ashes of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, following a royal cremation ceremony in Bangkok on Friday. With solemn faces and outright tears, Thais said farewell to their king and father figure with elaborate funeral ceremonies that cap a year of mourning and are steeped in centuries of tradition.
ROMANIA — Patriarch Visits: The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill speaks during a religious service in Bucharest on Friday. The patriarch is in Romania as part of the first visit by the head of the powerful Russian church since communism ended.
GERMANY – Horse Play: Two Iceland horses play in their paddock in Wehrheim, near Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday.
KENYA – Clashes in the Slums: Kenyan riot police charge towards opposition protesters during clashes in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Thursday. Opposition supporters boycotted Thursday’s rerun of Kenya’s disputed presidential election, clashing with police in some parts of the East African country and forcing authorities to postpone voting in areas affected by the violence.
ITALY – Storks: Two white storks stand close to each other on their nest on a tree in Zerbolo, Italy, Thursday.
ITALY – Paint in the Water: A view of the Trevi Fountain after Graziano Cecchini, not in picture, poured red paint in the water, in Rome, Italy, Thursday. A self-proclaimed artist, Cecchini repeated the same act that stunned the world 10 years ago, on Oct. 19, 2007.
INDONESIA – Firecracker Factory Explosion: Police officers and rescuers inspect the site of an explosion at a firecracker factory in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday. The explosion and raging fire killed a number of people and injured dozens, police said.
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