Tuesday December 19, Our World in Pictures
INDIA — Boats Return to the Shore: People gather on Monday morning to collect fish from boats that returned after overnight fishing in the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram.
ISRAEL — Family Celebrates Hanukkah: An Orthodox Jewish man lights candles during Hanukkah in Mea Shearim on Tuesday. The holiday is an eight-day commemoration of the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom, which had tried to put statues of Greek gods in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
GERMANY — Warming Up: Meerkats sit under a heating lamp in their enclosure in the Opel Zoo in Kronberg on Tuesday.
GUATEMALA — Town Honors Patron Saint: Women kneel to welcome the guardians of St. Thomas’ to the home where the statue of the Catholic icon has been under the care of a family during festivities in honor of the patron saint of Chichicastenango on Monday. The ongoing celebration honors the Mayan town’s patron saint until Dec. 23.
SOUTH AFRICA — New President is Announced: The newly elected African National Congress (ANC) President, Cyril Ramaphosa, right, sits next to outgoing president Jacob Zuma after it was announced that he had won the vote at ANC’s elective conference in Johannesburg on Monday. Zuma’s second and final term as party leader has ended after a scandal-ridden tenure that has seen a plummet in the popularity of Nelson Mandela’s liberation movement.
SOUTH KOREA — Marines Hold Joint Military Exercise: U.S. Marines from III-Marine Expeditionary Force from Okinawa, Japan, run in the snow as part of a joint military winter exercise with South Korean marines in Pyeongchang on Tuesday. More than 400 marines from the two countries participated in the Dec. 4-22 exercise.
ITALY — Rowing Along the Canal: In this Monday photo, a rower paddles along the Naviglio Grande decorated with Christmas lights in Milan.
HAITI — Officers Graduate: New Police Academy graduates celebrate during the National Police parade in Haiti on Monday. The ceremony graduated more than 1,000 new police officers, including 125 women.
WASHINGTON – Train Crash: Cars from an Amtrak train that derailed lie spilled onto Interstate 5, Monday, in DuPont, Wash. The Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off the overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing several people, authorities said.
ARGENTINA – Protesters Build Defense: Protesters build a makeshift wall to shield themselves from rubber bullets fired by police during a general strike against a pension reform measure, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday. Union leaders complain the legislation, which already passed in the Senate, would cut pension and retirement payments as well as aid for some of poor families.
HONDURAS – Protests Continue in Disputed Election: Supporters of presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla hold a Honduran flag as they block a road in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday. President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been declared the winner of Honduras’ disputed election, but that isn’t quelling unrest from weeks of uncertainty as his main challenger calls for more protests Monday and vows to take his claims of fraud to the OAS.
RUSSIA – Russia During Christmas: Tourists walk in Red Square decorated for New Year and Christmas celebrations, with St. Basil Cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Monday.
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