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Wednesday December 20, Our World in Pictures

December 20, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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SWITZERLAND — Snow Covers Bridge: A tourist takes a photo from the Peak Walk suspension bridge on Wednesday at the Glacier 3000 on the Col du Pillon between Gstaad and Les Diablerets.

VATICAN CITY — Guard Keeps Watch at Weekly Audience: A Swiss guard is framed by Christmas tree lights as Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall on Wednesday.

ROMANIA — Students Protest Proposed Legal Changes: Law students hold a silent protest outside the Faculty of Law building in Bucharest on Wednesday. Students staged a protest over planned modifications to the legal system, which they say will hamper prosecutions.

CALIFORNIA – Santa Diver: Diver George Bell, dressed as Santa Claus, swims in the Philippine coral reef tank during a presentation on fish and corals as part of the ‘Tis the Season for Science holiday exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Tuesday. 

ARGENTINA – Pension Protests Continue: A demonstrator waves an Argentine flag as a crowd marches to the Congress to protest pension reform in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday. The protests hold deep symbolism for Argentines, who recall Argentina’s worst economic crisis in 2001-2002, when pot-banging marches forced presidents from office. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kids Play on Capitol Hill: Jack Nelson, 6, of Manassas, Va., left, who has cystic fibrosis, leaps over the oxygen tubing of Melanie Carrigg, 5, who has Down syndrome, is deaf, and has Glycogen Storage Disease, before a news conference with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., in opposition to the Republican tax bill, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jack’s parents depend on the orphan drug tax credit and are concerned about its reduction in the Republican plan. 

GERMANY – Banking District: The buildings of the banking district are reflected in a puddle in Frankfurt, Germany, on a rainy Tuesday. 


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