Tuesday December 12, Our World in Pictures
ISRAEL — Spiritual Leader Dies: Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather at the funeral of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman in Bnei Brak on Tuesday. Shteinman, the spiritual leader of Israel’s non-Hassidic ultra-Orthodox Jews of European descent and one of the country’s most influential and powerful rabbis, died on Tuesday. He was 104.
BRAZIL — City’s Shelters Fall into Disrepair: In this Friday photo, a homeless man sits on a bench after sleeping there in the port area of Rio de Janeiro. Many shun shelters because they often have strict rules and, by the city’s own acknowledgement, have fallen into disrepair, with bug infestations and filthy bathrooms.
CHILE — Community Organizes Rally: People protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Santiago on Monday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The protest was organized by the Palestinian community in Chile.
AUSTRALIA — City Prepares for Race: Deckhands on Wild Oats XI prepare a sail during the Big Boat Challenge, a lead-up event to the Sydney Hobart open ocean yacht race on Tuesday. The Sydney Hobart yacht race begins on Dec. 26.
KASHMIR — Authorities Close Road: A village woman collects fodder for her cattle on a snow-covered field on the outskirts of Srinagar on Tuesday. Heavy snowfall and rains have forced authorities in Indian controlled Kashmir to close the only all-weather road link that connects the Kashmir valley to the rest of India.
JAPAN — Taking a Walk: African penguins, wearing red and green holiday garments, take a walk at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama on Tuesday.
CHINA – Bitcoin ATM: In this Friday photo, people use the Bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong. The launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, underscores the virtual currency’s increasing mainstream acceptance, including in many parts of Asia, where it already has a wide following among speculators and investors.
MEXICO – Clenching Championship: Tigres’ soccer player Damian Alvarez is thrown into the air during celebrations after his team’s victory over Monterrey and clenching of the Mexican soccer league championship title in Monterrey, Mexico, Sunday.
HONDURAS – Opposition Alliance Rally: Salvador Nasralla, candidate of the opposition alliance, holds a rally in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday. Honduras’ electoral court finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes on Sunday, saying that results are “extremely consistent” with original data that put President Juan Orlando Hernandez ahead.
MAINE – Holiday Lights: In this long exposure shot, holiday lights reflect in the waters off Nubble Light, silhouetting photographer Michael Blanchette of Bedford, N.H., Monday, in York, Maine. The beacon on top of the lighthouse has been helping mariners navigate the coastal waters of southern Maine since 1879. The seasonal decorations will stay lit through Jan. 1.
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