Monday November 20, Our World in Pictures
INDIA — Film Causes Controversy: Veiled members of India’s Rajput community listen to a speech by their leader as they gather to protest against the release of Bollywood film “Padmavati” in Mumbai on Monday. The film has been in trouble since the beginning of the year, with fringe groups in the western state of Rajasthan attacking the film’s set, threatening to burn down theaters that show it and even physically attacking the director in January. A member of India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party has offered a $1.5 million reward to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of the yet-to-be released film over its alleged handling of the relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler.
BRAZIL — Marching in the Parade: People march in the Gay Pride Parade in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
KENYA — Police Use Tear Gas: A woman is caught in tear gas during running battles with police in Kibera Slums in Nairobi on Sunday. Kenyan opposition leaders say police are using gunfire and tear gas to disperse residents of a city slum protesting the overnight murder of four people in a suspected ethnic attack.
ARKANSAS — Fans Watch Game: Arkansas fans wear paper bags over their heads as they watch Mississippi State win 28-21 in the final seconds of the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday in Fayetteville.
MEXICO — Quake Survivors Demand Aid: A child whose family is a victim of the Sept. 19 earthquake looks back as she sits on her father’s shoulders during a march to protest against Mexico’s government in Mexico City on Sunday. The survivors are demanding a solution after being left homeless by the earthquake that hit central Mexico two months ago.
INDIA — Residents Watch Funeral Procession: A young Kashmiri girl watches the funeral proceedings of local rebel Mugees Ahmad Mir on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday. Mir’s body was recovered from the area hours after a rebel attack left a police officer dead on the outskirts of Srinagar on Friday, police said.
CHILE —People Vote: Citizens cast their ballots at a polling station during the presidential elections in Santiago on Sunday. Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera is heavily favored to top Sunday’s election backed by Chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, but polls suggest he won’t get enough votes to avoid a runoff.
NEW YORK – Harlem Apartment Fire: People wait in their apartments as firefighters battle a large fire on the top floors of an apartment building in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, Friday. The Fire Department of New York says over a hundred firefighters were at the scene.
GREECE – Post-Flood Clothes: Clothes are covered with mud inside a house at Mandra town, west of Athens, Saturday. Greek authorities say three more people have been found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of Athens, raising the overall death toll to 19.
CHILE – Campaigning at the Gym: An electoral worker unloads boxed election material in the boxing gym inside the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, Friday. Chile will hold presidential and congressional elections on Sunday.
KENYA – Tear Gas in the Streets: A supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga throws a canister of tear gas towards riot police during running battles with police in Kibera Slums in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday. Kenyan opposition leaders say police are using gunfire and tear gas to disperse residents of a city slum protesting the overnight murder of four people in a suspected ethnic attack.
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