Friday December 15, Our World in Pictures
PENNSYLVANIA — Celebrating Hanukkah: A woman passes by a menorah on Independence Mall in Philadelphia ahead of the second night of Hanukkah on Wednesday.
CHINA — Lawmakers Contest New Bill: Pro-democracy lawmaker Shiu Ka-chun is carried away by security guards at the legislative council in Hong Kong on Friday. Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing establishment lawmakers passed a bill aimed at stopping filibustering tactics frequently despite furious opposition from their pro-democracy rivals. The sign reads, “Don’t be like China’s People’s Congress.”
CHILE — Candidates Face Off: Supporters of presidential candidate Alejandro Guillier take a selfie during his closing campaign rally in Santiago on Thursday. Guillier faced former President Sebastian Pinera in the Dec. 17 presidential election runoff.
ROMANIA — Country Pays Respects to Late King: A woman kneels next to the coffin of late Romanian King Michael at the former royal palace in Bucharest on Thursday. Thousands waited in line to pay their respects to the late king, who ruled Romania during WWII and died on Dec. 5 at 96 in Switzerland.
NEPAL — Waiting for Customers: A vegetable farmer waits for customers in Bhaktapur on Friday.
ENGLAND — Prince Attends Military Academy Parade: Britain’s Prince Harry inspects the cadets during the Sovereign’s Parade at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on Friday.
ISRAEL — Authorities Arrest Protesters: In this Friday photo, Israeli troops arrest a Palestinian man in Nablus following a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
SWITZERLAND — Fog Envelops City: Mendrisiotto is immersed in fog in this Tuesday photo.
GERMANY – Hand Over Head: The hand of a bonobo ape lies on the head of another ape in the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday.
ARGENTINA – Protest to Pension System: Demonstrators protest against reforms to the retirement and pension system, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday. Police in riot gear shot tear gas and rubber bullets at stick-wielding protesters who hauled rocks and torched several garbage bins outside the Congress building and in nearby streets.
RUSSIA – Putin Makes a Toast: Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, make a toast as he takes part in a reception in honor of the Heroes of the Fatherland in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday.
CHILE – Candidate Campaign Rally: Supporters of presidential candidate Alejandro Guillier take a selfie during his closing campaign rally in Santiago, Chile, Thursday. Guillier will face former President Sebastian Pinera in the Dec. 17 presidential election runoff.
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