Thursday November 30, Our World in Pictures
WEST BANK — Death of Villager Sparks Protest: A Palestinian protester kicks a tire during clashes with Israeli troops in the village of Qusra on Thursday after a Jewish West Bank settler fatally shot a 47-year-old Palestinian villager in a clash that occurred under disputed circumstances.
ROMANIA — Refugee Families Celebrate Country’s National Day: In this Wednesday photo, an entertainer puts lipstick on a girl from a refugee family in Bucharest. Children from families of refugees, coming from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Congo, took part in an event occasioned by the country’s upcoming national day.
BRAZIL — Combating Violence: Soldiers walk past a police station destroyed by alleged drug traffickers at the Morro do Barbante slum in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. Thousands of soldiers and police are occupying the slum community as part of efforts to combat a spike in violence.
ECUADOR — Former Leader Returns: A supporter of former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa holds up a belt emblazoned with the president’s last name as he and others wait for the former leader to speak at their party’s headquarters in Quito on Tuesday, a few days after his return to Ecuador. Correa lives in Belgium, where his wife is from, and has repeatedly said that he would only come out of political retirement if the social gains of what he calls his Citizens’ Revolution were threatened.
MYANMAR — Crowds Greet Pope Francis: Pope Francis greets the faithful as he arrives to celebrate a Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Yangon on Thursday. The pontiff will later arrive in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the second leg of his weeklong trip to Asia.
JAPAN — Charms Bring Good Luck: A worker displays various “kumades,” or “good luck rakes,” to sell during the Torinoichi festival at a shrine in Tokyo on Thursday. At the festival, many street stalls sell kumades decorated with lucky charms in the shape of rakes that bring in prosperous business and good fortune.
HONDURAS — Candidate Says He Will Not Respect Election Results: In this Thursday photo, supporters of Libre Alliance presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla kneel in prayer during a protest outside the National Institute of Professional Training, where election ballots are stored, in Tegucigalpa. Nasralla has alleged fraud and said he won’t respect the official results. He’s watched an initial five-point lead diminish in recent days as official results have trickled out, giving incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez a slim lead for re-election.
HONDURAS – Presidential Supporter Lies by Burned Banners: A supporter of Libre Alliance presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla lies next to a pyre of banners promoting Honduran President and current presidential Juan Orlando Hernandez, in front of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, during a protest claiming electoral fraud, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Wednesday. New partial results in the presidential election narrowed Nasralla’s lead over Hernandez to one point on Wednesday, raising tensions in the country. An initial five-point surprise lead for Nasralla has steadily dwindled since initial results were reported early Monday.
GREECE – Foreclosure Protests: A policeman fights with a protester outside a court room in Athens, Wednesday. Protesters clash with police at Athens court of appeals as foreclosures begin anew as part of reforms under Greece’s bailout plans.
MYANMAR – Pope Francis in Myanmar: Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Kyaikkasan Ground in Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a week-long visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Media Leaves Trump: President Donald Trump pauses as the media departs after he spoke in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, during a meeting with Republican congressional leaders.
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