Thursday November 16, Our World in Pictures
VATICAN CITY — Pope Donates Auction Proceeds to Charity: Pope Francis blesses a Lamborghini donated to him by the luxury sports car maker on Wednesday. The car will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s, with the proceeds going to charities including one aimed at helping rebuild Christian communities in Iraq that were devastated by the Islamic State group.
MANHATTAN — Tech Companies Lead Trade: Trader Dennis Maguire works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading, led by big gains in technology companies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sun Rises Over Capital: In this Thursday photo, the sunrise and Lincoln Memorial are reflected in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
PERU — Soccer Fans Hope for Team Victory: Shamans, witch doctors and dancers perform a rite in an attempt to bring good luck to Peru’s national soccer team a day prior to its playoff qualifying match for the 2018 Russian World Cup against New Zealand, outside the National Stadium in Lima on Wednesday.
ILLINOIS — Players Fight for the Puck: The net almost falls over onto Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford as Alex DeBrincat (12) and New York Rangers’ Rick Nash battle behind, while Kevin Hayes (13) and Connor Murphy (5) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game on in Chicago.
ZIMBABWE — Nation Faces Uncertainty: A person passes a newspaper headline in Harare on Thursday. People across the country are starting another day of uncertainty amid quiet talks to resolve the country’s political turmoil and the likely end of President Robert Mugabe’s decades long rule. Mugabe has been in military custody and there is no sign of the recently fired deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled the country last week.
NEVADA — Dancer Performs: Siudy Garrido dances to “Manhattan De La Frontera” at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute honoring Alejandro Sanz at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Wednesday in Las Vegas.
ENGLAND — Santas Prepare for Christmas: Performers dressed as Santa Claus stand posed in a line during a photocall for the media for the Ministry of Fun Santa School outside the Ragged School Museum in east London on Thursday. The Ministry of Fun Santa School is Britain’s only genuine training school for professional Santas, preparing them to help out in grottos, department stores, attractions and events over the Christmas period.
GREECE – Flash Floods: A barefoot man stands in front of a pile of vehicles in the municipality of Madra western Athens, on Wednesday. Flash floods in the Greek capital’s western outskirts Wednesday turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris, killing at least nine people, inundating homes and businesses and knocking out a section of a highway.
ROME – Hedge Frame: St. Peter’s Basilica is framed by a hedge in the garden of Villa Magistrale, at the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, in Rome, Wednesday.
WASHINGTON D.C. – New People on the Money: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and his wife Louise Linton, hold up a sheet of new $1 bills, the first currency notes bearing his and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza’s signatures, Wednesday, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in Washington. The Mnuchin-Carranza notes, which are a new series of 2017, 50-subject $1 notes, will be sent to the Federal Reserve to issue into circulation. At left is BEP Director Leonard Olijar.
CHILE – Elections: The Nueva Mayoria or New Majority coalition presidential candidate, Alejandro Guillier, poses for a photo with supporters after taking part in the inauguration of a hospital, in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday. Chile will hold its presidential election on Sunday.
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