Monday December 4, Our World in Pictures
BRAZIL — Celebrating the Samba: A man in a costume performs at the Central Station in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. Hundreds of people have gathered in the capital’s main train station for Brazil’s annual Samba Day festivities. Musicians, dancers and partygoers will board trains to suburbs on the outskirts of the city to dance and sing to the rhythms of samba, the emblematic music of Carnival.
CUBA — Residents Remember Castro: In this Monday photo, people hold pictures of the late leader Fidel Castro in Santiago in a march to commemorate one year since he was buried. Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule of Cuba, died at 90 in Cuba in November 2016.
PENNSYLVANIA — Moon Glows over City: December’s nearly full moon, known as the Cold Moon, rises over One PPG Place Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday. It’s a perigee moon, the closest the moon will be to earth this year.
NEW YORK — Sun Sets: A child leaps between rock platforms as a woman walks behind him as the sun sets behind Lake Erie at the Erie Basin Marina on Saturday in Buffalo.
JAPAN — Enjoying Fall: A child plays with yellow leaves at Ueno park in Tokyo on Saturday.
FRANCE — Zoo Holds Naming Ceremony: French first lady Brigitte Macron attends a naming ceremony of the panda born at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher on Monday. The 4-month-old cub is named Yuan Meng, which means “the realization of a wish” or “accomplishment of a dream.”
CHINA — Demonstrating against Chinese Rule: A protester holds a Hong Kong flag during a march at a downtown street in the city on Sunday as they protest against what they perceive as China’s authoritarian rule and to demand the Secretary for Justice step down for what they believe is an eroding of the rule of law.
GERMANY — Snow Falls: The antlers of two fallow deer are snow covered during heavy snowfalls in the outskirts of Frankfurt on Sunday.
NEW YORK – Fire Downtown: Firefighters from around the region work to control a multi-structure fire on Thursday, in Cohoes, N.Y. The blaze broke out Thursday afternoon in downtown Cohoes, just north of Albany, and was stoked by 20 to 30 mph winds. Three buildings were destroyed, 18 others were damaged and at least 20 people were displaced. The city is under a state of emergency.
HONDURAS – Resting at Roadblock: Supporters of presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla rest next to their roadblock as they protest what they call electoral fraud in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Friday. As the wait for Sunday’s election results has dragged on, rock-wielding protesters have increasingly taken to the streets against riot police armed with tear gas, batons and water cannons.
INDIA – Rescuing Fisherman: An Indian Coast Guard vessel, top, rescues fishermen in a fishing boat, bottom, that was stranded in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state, India, Friday. Dozens of fishermen were rescued from the sea which is very rough under the influence of Cyclone Ockhi.
MARYLAND – Secret Service: A Secret Service agent stands guard as Marine One with President Donald Trump aboard departs the White House in Washington, Saturday, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. where Trump will travel to New York for a fundraising event.
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